SAS LEGEND Of Survival | John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman | Special Air Service #285

SAS Legend Of Survival

SAS Legend Of Survival, features John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman whom spent 26 years in the Special Air Service, and write best-selling survival books.

SAS LEGEND Of Survival | John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman | Special Air Service

John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman is a true legend of the British Special Air Service. He joined the Parachute Regiment in 1958 and immediately applied to join the SAS. He set the record as being the youngest person to ever pass selection, at just eighteen years of age! John served with the SAS for over 26 years and rose to the rank of Sergeant Major, B Squadron. His impressive record includes being Head of Operational Research and training the first members of the US Green Berets to return to the USA, to form their Delta Force.

He also founded the SAS Counter-Terrorist Team. On retiring from the regiment, his commanding officer said of him, ‘Lofty is a legend in this regiment’. John’s also been named the ‘Godfather of every major US Tier One Unit’. Lofty’s SAS Survival books have been international best-sellers and still to this day, provide invaluable advice for almost any emergency situation.

Transcript from ‘SAS LEGEND Of Survival’ podcast

John – I was teaching survival in the regiment and the course notes were terrible. It was inaccurate so I thought the first thing I’ll do is get some good handouts. So I started getting everything together and that was the basics of the book. I took it to my colonel and he said, look go and get this published. That was his advice to me, so I added stuff to make it applicable to everyone, for all ages and and before I knew it, I’d come out of the army and the book was printed. It gave me the pedigree to then open my survival score and I’ve never looked back. It’s still in production now.

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