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Andy McNab biography and information
Andy McNab joined the infantry in 1976 and by 1984 he was badged as a member of 22 SAS Regiment. He served in B Squadron 22 SAS for ten years and worked on both covert and overt special operations worldwide, including anti-terrorist and anti-drug operations in the Middle and Far East, South and Central America and Northern Ireland.
McNab came into public prominence in 1993, when he published his account of the failed Special Air Service (SAS) patrol, Bravo Two-zero for which he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1991.
In February 2007, McNab returned to Iraq for seven days as The Sun newspaper's security advisor with his old regiment the Royal Green Jackets. Here he researched the background for his book, Crossfire.
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