By David Blakeley
First in - the legitimate motto of 1 of the British Army's smallest and so much secretive devices, sixteen Air attack Brigade's Pathfinder Platoon. Unofficially, they're the bastard son of the SAS. and prefer their opposite numbers in Hereford, the activity of the Pathfinders is to function unseen and undetected deep at the back of enemy traces. while British forces deployed to Iraq in 2003, Captain David Blakeley used to be given command of a reconnaissance undertaking of such severe significance that it will probably swap the process the struggle. It's the tale of 9 males, working by myself and unsupported, fifty miles prior to a US Recon Marine develop and head immediately right into a hornets nest, teeming with millions of heavily-armed enemy forces. this can be the 1st account of that notable venture - deserted via coalition command, left without alternative yet to struggle their approach out of the enemy's yard. And it offers a gripping perception into the Pathfinders themselves, a shadowy unit, simply forty-five males powerful, that plies its exchange from the skies. knowledgeable to parachute in to enemy territory a long way past the ahead fringe of conflict - freefalling from excessive altitude respiring bottled oxygen and using the newest skydiving know-how - the PF are specific. due to new principles brought because the book of Bravo 0, there were no first-hand bills of British distinct Forces waging modern day war for almost a decade. And no member of the Pathfinders has ever advised their tale earlier than. in the past. Pathfinder is the one first-hand account of a UKSF project to emerge for almost a new release. And it can be the final.
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