#57 Ollie Ollerton | SAS Who Dares Wins | SBS | Royal Marines | Special Boat Service

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Ollie Ollerton from SAS Who Dares Wins (SBS Royal Marines Special Boat Service) as you’ve NEVER heard him before – don’t miss!

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Chris and Ollie

C – Ollie how are you brother?

O – I’m good mate, I’m really good, thanks for having me on.

C – Oh, I owe you a massive thanks, for several things. Not just the example you set, which is firing as I say. Also by doing myself and my girlfriend a massive favour by coming on the show. We have worked so hard now and you know you’ve walked that route yourself and taken action. You’ve been yourself, you’ve believed in your dream and if you don’t take action no one is going to do it for you. Forget the fear, take the action, but that doesn’t mean it’s not incredibly hard work. So the fact you’re helping me out Ollie by coming on for a chat, it’s massively appreciated and I know you are a busy man, with another book out.

O – Yeah it’s gone phenomenal but I just want to talk over that because you’ve hit the nail on the head there. A lot of people think by having a TV show, and I’m sure we’ll talk about the TV show later. Especially the public points of view, they think it comes easy you know, they think motivation comes easy, they think it’s just a walk in the park, and that’s why both my books have been absolutely honest you know and also the reason the second book is called Battle Ready…

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#74 US Navy SEAL Team 6 Operator Breaks Down BUDS & Combat | Aaron Howard | Podcast

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Ever wondered what it must be like to train and fight with SEAL Team 6? What BUDS and Hell Week must be like? In these podcast CLIPS, Former US Navy SEAL Aaron Howard breaks down SEAL Team Six’s combat and and behind the scenes training. Aaron explains how he was severely injured in Afghanistan but faces his toughest battle yet.

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Chris and Aaron

C – Aaron, how are you brother?

A – I’m good how are you?

C – Yeah, really well thank you? Which part of the States are you in?

A – I’m up in Virginia on the Eastern shore.

C – Okay, Norfolk is in Virginia right?

A – It’s about a three hour drive South from D.C.

C – Yeah I was in Virginia when I was in the marines I was on an aircraft carrier for a year, and we stopped in Virginia and we hired a car and drove up to Washington. That was a hell of a trip.

A – I bet, especially on the shoot up.

C – So Aaron, I think I should point out you’re are the first Navy Seal we’ve had on the show. We’ve heard a lot of SAS and some SBS guys from this side of the pond, but from the Atlantic side of America you’re the first Navy Seal. So thank you and congratulations…

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#147 Psyops | Tim Heale | 15 (UK) Psychological Operations Group | Bought the T-Shirt Podcast

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Former British Army C/Sgt Tim Heale has also has deployed on operations in Germany, N Ireland, Berlin, Norway, Wales, Kosovo, Macedonia, Afghanistan and Iraq. In this podcast we talk about his fascinating work with 15 (UK) Psychological Operations Group.

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Chris and Tim

C – I was going to say how are you Tim, and now I’m going to say how are you colours?

T – I’m great thanks.

C – Is that the same in the army, we call our colour sergeants, colours and that’s an acceptable thing to call them.

T – No, in the army it’s called colour, without the s on the end. It’s quite funny because I work with the marines quite a bit, I did three deployments with three commando brigade and they were all calling me colours, and when I moved into London, they all called me Sir. Then I had an opportunity to go back and work with my regiment and they were calling me colour, so it was quite bizarre the way I was being treated with the different regiments…

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#90 Skydiving Into The Sea With Sharks | James Glancy | Royal Marines | Wildlife Presenter

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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. James 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.

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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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#93 The Iranian Embassy Siege | Robin Horsfall SAS | Special Air Service | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast

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Robin Horsfall is ‘The Wise Old Paratrooper.’ He served with the Parachute Regiment and 22 Special Air Service (SAS) from 1972 to 1984. He took part in several famous missions including the SAS Embassy Siege in London on May 5th 1980 – later made into the film 6 Days as advised on by Rusty Firmin – and an ‘insane’ mission into Argentina in 1982. These are just some of his many exploits. An acclaimed martial artist, in recent years he started placing philosophical maxims on social media and became known as ‘The Wise Old Paratrooper.’ Robin is a spokesperson for Justice for Northern Ireland Veterans.

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Chris and Robin

C – Robin, how are you Sir?

R – Yeah I’m good, as well as can be expected under the circumstances I think, but I’m still here.

C – Yes, strange times, but you’re no stranger to them.

R – No, no. I’m sixty three now, but have managed to pack a lot into those sixty three years. Depends where you wanna go with it really.

C – Well, I would say a lot of wisdom comes from your sixty three, I was reading some of your paratrooper books, sorry the wise old paratrooper.

R – Yes, yes I did a little trilogy when I broke my neck so I couldn’t carry on teaching Karate, so I went off to Surrey University while my neck healed as an undergraduate at the age of 56, graduated at 59 in English literature with creative writing. I could have stayed on but I just wanted to write…

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#141 US Special Forces In COLD War Berlin | James Stejskal | Green Beret & 82nd Airborne | BTTS Podcast

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James Stejskal was recruited from the 82nd Airborne Brigade into an elite military special forces unit, the green berets, to operate espionage and reconnaissance hundreds of miles behind the Iron Curtain in Cold War Berlin. In this podcast we discuss the role of US special ops – US Army Rangers, US Navy SEALs, Delta Force, Green Berets – and their UK equivalent – Special Air Service (SAS), Special Boat Service (SBS), the Royal Marines Commandos, etc – as well as James’s unit’s highly covert mission behind enemy lines during the Cold War.

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Chris and James

C – James, how are you brother?

J – Very well, good morning Chris, well it’s proper afternoon where you are.

C – Hey, the way my head is it could be morning, noon or night?

J – It doesn’t really matter to me at the minute with this Corona thing going on, I’m stuck in the house no matter what.

C – It kinds of bring home the importance of routine.

J – It gives me a lot of time to work on my writing.

C – Of course. I think writing and podcasting are the two disciplines the flourish under these conditions. I call it a fiasco.

J – It certainly does, I don’t have the technical skills down for this, but I’ve been participating in a lot of Zoom calls, more in this last year than in my whole entire life, which is quite a few!

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#41 SAS Who Dares Wins | Colin Maclachlan | Special Forces | Celebrity | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast

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.

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

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‘Hello Friends!

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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