{"id":4651751931993,"title":"Geordie: SAS Fighting Hero","handle":"geordie-sas-fighting-hero","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBy Geordie Doran with Mike Morgan \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eGeordie 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 recruites. 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTHANK YOU! By purchasing this product directly from The Tank Museum, you are supporting us in our efforts to conserve and preserve our unique collections now and for generations to come\u003c\/strong\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2020-06-05T10:35:16+01:00","created_at":"2020-06-05T14:20:11+01:00","vendor":"PR Books Ltd","type":"Book","tags":[],"price":299,"price_min":299,"price_max":299,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":1199,"compare_at_price_min":1199,"compare_at_price_max":1199,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":31921466146905,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"9780752460536","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Geordie: SAS Fighting Hero","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":299,"weight":320,"compare_at_price":1199,"inventory_quantity":9,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"9780752460536"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1957\/1093\/products\/geordi.jpg?v=1591386566"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1957\/1093\/products\/geordi.jpg?v=1591386566","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":"Geordie: SAS Fighting Hero - The Tank Museum","id":6406651084889,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.634,"height":500,"width":317,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1957\/1093\/products\/geordi.jpg?v=1591363213"},"aspect_ratio":0.634,"height":500,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1957\/1093\/products\/geordi.jpg?v=1591363213","width":317}],"content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBy Geordie Doran with Mike Morgan \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eGeordie 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 recruites. 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTHANK YOU! By purchasing this product directly from The Tank Museum, you are supporting us in our efforts to conserve and preserve our unique collections now and for generations to come\u003c\/strong\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Geordie: SAS Fighting Hero

Product Description
£11.99
Maximum quantity available reached.

By Geordie Doran with Mike Morgan 

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 recruites. 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.

THANK YOU! By purchasing this product directly from The Tank Museum, you are supporting us in our efforts to conserve and preserve our unique collections now and for generations to come.

x