Overview

Geordie Doran ranks as one of the most remarkable fighting soldiers of the twentieth century. Growing up in Jarrow during the Depression years of the 1930s, Geordie worked briefly in a local factory. The lure of adventure prompted him, in 1946, to sign up as a private soldier. it was the first step in a career spanning 40 years in which he saw active service in Germany, Cyprus, the Korean War and Suez; he became an expert in jungle warfare in Malaya and in Borneo, as well as on special operations in the deserts ...
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Geordie: SAS Fighting Hero

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Overview

Geordie Doran ranks as one of the most remarkable fighting soldiers of the twentieth century. Growing up in Jarrow during the Depression years of the 1930s, Geordie worked briefly in a local factory. The lure of adventure prompted him, in 1946, to sign up as a private soldier. it was the first step in a career spanning 40 years in which he saw active service in Germany, Cyprus, the Korean War and Suez; he became an expert in jungle warfare in Malaya and in Borneo, as well as on special operations in the deserts of Oman and Yemen. Returning to England in the early 1970s, Geordie was interrogated by Special Branch about his secret activities in Yemen. Not long after, a serious road accident put paid to his frontline soldiering career but he found a new and vital role in the SAS, as a permanent staff instructor with 23 SAS (TA) training recruits. He left the SAS in 1972, but could not settle to civilian life. he found himself a job as a storeman in the SAS Quartermaster's stores - a job which lasted another 12 years until ill health kept him from marching to the nearest barracks to join up once more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752469591
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 8/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 766,297
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Geordie Doran embarked upon an extraordinary career of fighting adventure which has included active service in the infantry, the parachute regiment, and the SAS. Mike Morgan is a senior journalist with the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette and the author of Sting of the Scorpion, Daggers Drawn, and D-Day Hero.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Chris Ryan     vii
Acknowledgements     xi
Abbreviations     xiii
Prologue: Assault on Hell Mountain     xv
A Tough 'Jarra' Lad: Forged from Hardship     1
Facing Worldwide Threat: Germany, Greece and Cyprus     24
Fighting Real Wars: Touch and Go in Korea     36
Terrorism: Egypt and the Canal Zone     50
The Paras: Cyprus and the Suez Crisis     62
The SAS: The Irresistible Call of Britain's Finest     77
Selection: Winter on the Brecon Beacons     84
Who Dares Wins: Malaya     89
On the Trail of a Phantom Jungle Foe: With D Squadron SAS     99
Heroic, Hair-Raising Action: 22 SAS Regiment in Oman     113
Special Training, Special Troops: Malvern     133
Daredevil High Free Fall: From Hereford to Foreign Missions     138
High-Altitude Parachuting: Jungle Missions with the SAS     158
The SAS 'Hearts and Minds' Campaign: Borneo on the Brink     172
Clandestine Cauldron of Fire: A Secret Mission to the Yemen     180
Training the Young Lions of the SAS: The Infamous Killing House     196
First Pink Panther Jeep: Desert Testing with 22 SAS     205
Training Wing Quartermaster: 22 SASRegiment     214
Permanent Staff Instructor: 23 SAS Regiment     221
Up North with the SAS Terriers: Forming a Sabre Squadron from Scratch     227
SAS Stores Supremo: The Iranian Embassy Siege and a Final Farewell     239
A Short History of the SAS     244
Index     246
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