The dad-of-two said: “He did all the component parts: a 30-mile cross country run across Dartmoor; a 12-mile load carrying march; and a nine mile speed march. Even the tunnels, except the underwater one as it reminded him of his mining accident.
“My boss said at the end ‘what do you think?’ I said if you rounded somebody off the street they wouldn’t have done the half of it. Jimmy Savile was 42 and did 90 per cent. So he got his beret.”
I thought the cameraman/doc maker who did that series on basic trg also earned his green lid????
Commando - Chris Terrill's own experience of training with the elite Royal Marines Commandos and winning his own green beret before following them to the front line in Afghanistan. He writes graphically about the way young men are plunged into one of the planet's most dangerous wars in the outlaw mountain terrain of Helmand Province. He tells of ferocious battles against the Taliban, of firefights, of jaw-dropping heroism, British sangfroid and humour, and tragedy as casualties are suffered.