#128 Private Military Contractor To Everest | Richie Maybank | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast

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Richie and I discuss his work as a private military security contractor in Iraq, the dangers of partying in Thailand and his summiting Mount Everest.

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Chris and Richie

C – Richie how are you brother?

R – Yeah I’m good mate how are you, thanks for having me on.

C – It’s my pleasure mate, anything about Everest, I’m all ears and I’ve got big enough ears as it is. So when you sent your email to me, it’s fascinating stuff. You spent a lot of time in Thailand I believe?

R -Yeah I was living there, between work in the Middle East and holidaying in the Himalayas.

C – I loved every single minute of being in Thailand, even when I got my nose broken by a Thai doorman.

R – Happens a lot that sort of thing.

C – It was still a great night! Little tip for you there folks, if you ever get mugged in a Thai bar by the bar staff, which they used to do. I’m not sure what it’s like in the modern tourism world there. Rather than trying to fight the bouncer, just go and speak to the tourist police, and they’ll get your money back for you.

R – And you don’t fight one, you fight ten as well.

C – Yes! …

 

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#135 Tony Hayes SBS | UK Special Forces | Special Boat Service Royal Marines | Bought The T-Shirt

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Tony Hayes is a former Royal Marines Commando and member of the UK Special Forces, namely the SBS ( Special Boat Service ). He is now the founder of an innovative suspension training system, the SF1. In his teens Tony was subjected to a vicious assault when a gang stabbed him nine times and he was pronounced ‘DOA’ upon arrival at the hospital.

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Chris and Tony

C – Tony, how are you brother?

T – Good, nice to meet you Chris.

C – Yes, you as well, it’s the joys of podcasting, I get to meet some amazing people. All of whom have been just wonderful individuals. Also it’s not bad getting paid to chat is it?

T – I can think of worse things, we’ve been in worse situations haven’t we?!

C – Can you imagine they had podcasting back when we had to do guard duty! We could have knocked out loads! So, as I’ve said to you before, my fans love all things military. There’s loads we could just talk about on that alone, and as I’m rapidly learning there’s so many people that have suffered some form of trauma. I think it’s the nature of the society we’re in that seeks to frighten us all the time. It’s set up to put fear in us through the media, and we’ve got this culture that makes people feel bad about themselves through the beauty and health magazines. So I’m just figuring out that it seems everyone has suffered some form of trauma.

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#134 Royal Marine & Army PTI Discuss Endurance Mindset | Chris Thrall & Daz Hardy | Iraq To Ironman

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Chris and Daz

C – Hi Daz, how are you brother?

D – Yep, not too bad buddy thank you.

C – So, first off we should say a big thank you to Claire Vosper for putting us in touch. Hello Claire! For those watching that’s Claire from V-Force who we’re going to be doing some driving with later in the year. Mate, from what I see you’ve been hitting it quite hard.

D – Hahaha, you could say that, it’s been pretty full on, in a pandemic. Basically, doing as much and trying to raise as much money as possible under these difficult circumstances.

C – I had a look at your social media and gosh you’ve been putting yourself through the pain barrier, so go back to beginning, how did all this start?

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#109 – The History Of The Special Air Service | SAS | Damien Lewis | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast

Damien Lewis is a British author and filmmaker who has spent over twenty years reporting from conflict zones. He has produced about twenty films and written numerous bestselling books chronicling British Special Forces operations from the 2nd World War to Iraq, Afghanistan and Operation Barras in Sierra Leone.

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‘Hello Friends

C – Damien, how are you Sir?

D – Very good, very good. It’s a beautiful morning and the sun is shining.

C – Yes, you’re up in Dorset way I believe.

D – Yeah, I live in the middle of nowhere in Dorset, very peaceful, great for writing. Great for lockdown, if you’re going to be anywhere, it’s here.

C – Are you near the Isle of Purbeck by any chance?

D – Yeah about a twenty minute drive away.

C – I’ve got a good friend who has a holiday home down there … ‘

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# 46 Special Forces Support Group | Josh Pelland | Royal Marines | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast

As a member of the elite Special Forces Support Group, the ‘SFSG’, Royal Marines Commando Josh Pelland survived countless firefights in Afghanistan only to find the biggest test of his courage lay in wait back home

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C – Josh, how are you brother?

J – Yeah, good. Good mate, good to be on with you.

C – It’s really kind for you to come on the show. It’s great that you’re over there in Canada, I was over there in 91 or 92 I think. You’re in Alberta?

J – Yeah Alberta, just outside of Calgary. Western Canada, near the Rocky mountains.

C – Have they still got the big ski jumps there in Calgary.

J – Yeah left over from the Winter Olympics that’s right …’

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#45 Special Forces Support Group | Dave Radband | Parachute Regiment | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast

Dave Radband served TEN operational tours in the world’s most violent hotspots as an member of the elite Special Forces Support Group, ‘SFSG’, before he found himself battling a far deadlier enemy.

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C – Hello Friends, and welcome to another edition of the Bought The T Shirt podcast. Today I’ve got the massive pleasure of talking to an incredible man, someone with a lot of military experience, someone with a lot of life experience and I’m going to go out on a limb and say he’s overcome some big challenges and developed that sort of mindset we love to hear about.

D – Thanks for having us on mate, I appreciate it.

C – It’s a pleasure, I have to say a big thank you to Charlie, one of your fans. Charlie very kindly messaged me and asked me if I would have you on the show. Personal recommendations always count for a lot, they certainly do in the military … ‘

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# 30 SAS Elite Special Forces | Louis Rudd MBE | Parachute Regiment | Royal Marines | Who Dares Wins

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After operating behind the lines in the world’s most brutal conflicts, SAS elite special forces Captain Louis Rudd MBE, a former Royal Marines Commando and member of the Parachute Regiment, skied across Antarctica SOLO and UNSUPPORTED, smashing the record book as he did. ‘Who Dares Wins’ If you’ve ever wondered who is better, paras vs marines, Lou’s story will surprise you! … ‘

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Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins 2020 Podcast with Colin Maclachlan Special Forces

I’m Chris Thrall, a former Royal Marines Commando. In this incredibly insightful podcast I chat to former Special Air Service Trooper Colin Maclachlan about his career in the Special Forces and working alongside Ant Middleton, Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox, Oliie Ollerton and Billy Billingham on the hit Channel 4 TV show SAS Who Dares Wins.

Colin explained the difference between the SAS, Navy SEALS, Delta Force and the Special Boat Service, ‘SBS’, and their various military roles.

In addition to Operation Barras and HAHO and HALO skydiving, we discussed the current debate highlighted by former SAS soldier Rusty Firmin, who helped plan the Iranian Embassy hostage rescue during the 1980 siege of whether the shouting and swearing on the show is realistic or TV planning. Plus how celebrities like DJ Leon Rolle, Countryfile’s Helen Skelton, Jack Maynard of YouTube fame, boxer Tony Bellew, former footballer Josh Fashanu, Anthea Turner, Brendan Cole, Nikki Sanderson, radio DJ Yasmin Evans and Paralympian Lauren Steadman would fare in reality

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