X Platoon - An Elite & Secret British Army Unit

X Platoon - An Elite & Secret British Army Unit

Author: Damien Lewis Steve Heaney ISBN: 9781409148500
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For three decades one of the most secretive units in the British military has been a mystery force known as X Platoon.



Officially there was no X Platoon. The forty men in its elite number were specially selected from across the Armed Forces, at which point they simply ceased to exist. X Platoon had no budget, no weaponry, no vehicles and no kit - apart from what its men could beg, borrow or steal from other military units.



For the first time a highly decorated veteran of this specialised force - otherwise known as the Pathfinders - reveals its unique story. Steve Heaney became one of the youngest ever to pass Selection, the gruelling trial of elite forces, and was at the cutting edge of X Platoon operations - serving on anti-narcotics operations in the Central American jungles, on missions hunting war criminals in the Balkans, and being sent to spy on and wage war against the Russians.



The first non-officer in the unit's history to be award the Military Cross, Steve Heaney reveals the extraordinary work undertaken by this secret band of brothers.

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Format Paperback
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Pages 368
Publication Date 2016
Publisher Orion Publishing Co