Skydiving Into The Sea With Sharks | Royal Marines | #90

Skydiving Into The Sea With Sharks, features James Glancy, a passionate wildlife conservationist, tv presenter and keen adventure sportsman. James was an Officer in the elite British Royal Marines and here he talks with Chris Thrall about his career, hosting Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ and presenting ‘Planet SOS’.

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Skydiving Into The Sea With Sharks | Royal Marines

James Glancy is a passionate wildlife conservationist and keen adventure sportsman. James is a host on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week and presents ‘Planet SOS,’ the environmental wildlife show on the Mail Plus. He has spent his life outdoors in wild and hostile places. As a child, James was taught to dive and swim with sharks by a former US Navy Seal who inspired him to join the British military. Over a 10 year military career, James was an Officer in the elite British Royal Marines. He deployed on multiple tours around the world, including three combat tours of Afghanistan. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC) for leadership and bravery on the frontline. A keen military historian, James read Modern History at the University of Oxford, where he also Captained the Blues Varsity Boxing team. James is also a co-founder of international risk consultancy, AnotherDay. Since leaving the armed forces, James has returned to his childhood passion for wildlife and shark diving. He is now a Director of a conservation charity, Veterans 4 Wildlife, where he focuses on the preservation of African wildlife and combating the global trade in shark fins. James is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Transcript snippet from ‘Skydiving Into The Sea With Sharks | Royal Marines’ podcast

C – James, how are you Sir?

J – Good thanks Sir, always good to speak to a fellow bootneck, and finding out another one of us has made it onto the online and media industry.

C – A meagre foray I think you could say but it’s all exciting stuff. I have to say I’m really honoured James, I really am, for so many reasons, least of which is the work you’re doing to protect wildlife. I was just watching one of your videos there with the lions. I’ve lived in China and the odds are stacked against these beautiful creatures…

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Royal Marines Freefall Display Team | Mujahideen | #146

Royal Marines Freefall Display Team, features Andy Guest who fought The Mujahideen in Afghanistan and served in Northern Ireland. Andy is an expert skydiver and as well as being a member of the world-famous Royal Marines Freefall Display Team, he’s broken several records in his BASE jumping exploits.

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Royal Marines Freefall Display Team | Mujahideen

Andy Guest has a lust for adventure and lives life on the edge. In his pursuit of excellence in the world of skydiving, including being a member of the world-famous Royal Marines Freefall Display Team, he has achieved many firsts and broken several records. Andy is also an expert BASE jumper. We discuss his experience of the gruelling Royal Marines training at Lympstone, active service in ‘Bandit Country’ Northern Ireland, the horrors of war-torn Afghanistan and piracy of the open seas.

Transcript snippet from ‘Royal Marines Freefall Display Team | Mujahideen’ podcast

Chris and Andy

C – Andy, how are you brother?

A – I’m good mate, how are you?

C – Yes phenomenal, absolutely delighted you could join us today for an episode of the Bought The Tee Shirt podcast. For our friends at home, Andy is a former Royal Marines Commando, like myself, and to say this gentleman has an absolutely adventure packed history, doing all of those Boys Own things, that some of us try to do a little bit, but for the most part we have to aspire too. I’m delighted you came on the show mate, thank you…

 

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Empire State Base Jump | 565 RLD Para Sigs | #118

Empire State Base Jump, features Mike McCarthy, formerly with 565 RLD Para Sigs.

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Empire State Base Jump | Mike McCarthy | 565 RLD Para Sigs

In 1986, following active service in the Falklands War, former 565 RLD parachute signaller Mike R.P. McCarthy launched an audacious plan to be the first person to base jump from the Empire State building.

Transcript snippet from ‘Empire State Base Jump | Mike McCarthy | 565 RLD Para Sigs’ podcast

Chris and Mike

C – Mike, how are you brother?

M – Excellent, excellent Chris thank you and thank you for having me on for the chat.

C – Wow, thank you for joining us. I always like a man with a bookcase behind him. Says a lot about you.

M – Lot of cook books!

C – Haha, I thought you were going to say 1984, Brave New World and Wild Swans.

M –  They’re in the other room.

C – More importantly did you come tooled up?  (Chris shows Micheal a primary colour water pistol!)

M – Yes I did, I’ve got my NERF gun. When you’ve got a son in the house you have to be properly prepared. Like a leopard crawling around the house, clearing rooms. He interrogates me from time to time.

 

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SAS Who Dares Wins Colin Maclachlan | #41

SAS Who Dares Wins features Colin Maclachlan. I chat to this special forces legend and star of Chanel 4’s, ‘SAS Who Dares Wins’, about life in the elite British army regiment and becoming a celebrity.
 
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SAS Who Dares Wins Colin Maclachlan

I chat to special forces legend and star of Chanel 4’s SAS Who Dares Wins Colin Maclachlan about life in the elite British army regiment and celebrity.

Transcript from ‘SAS Who Dares Wins Colin Maclachlan’ podcast

Chris and Colin

Chris – ‘Hello Friends, and welcome to another episode of the Bought The Tee Shirt podcast, as always I’m over the moon today because I’ve got yet another fascinating guest, a genuinely nice man. This gentleman supported me when I did my 999 mile run from John O Groats to Lands End, it really meant a lot to me and I’m proud to say hello to Colin MacLachlan.

Colin – It’s great to meet you virtually again, over zoom.

Chris – Yeah, and I should say I’m not one that’s big on introductions, but for those that don’t know Colin served how many years in the SAS?

Colin – So I served 18 years in the military. The first half with the Royal Scots, and the second half with the SAS …’

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