The view from the bridge

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[…] Colin Wallace’s superior English officers in Northern Ireland at the time. This is the period when the British Army’s MRF was active. A recent book, Tom Siegrist, SAS Warlord (2010), purports to be a memoir of the MRF period. As to its veracity, I have no idea. Page 45 Summer 2011 Lobster 61 and […]

The devil has all the best songs: reflections on the life and times of Simon Dee

Lobster Issue 58 (Winter 2009/2010) FREE

[PDF file]: […] in the 1940s had edited Transatlantic, a magazine published at that time by Penguin Books. Max Rayne was a property developer and conducted various business ventures with SAS founder David Stirling in the 1950s and ‘60s. He later married Lady Jane VaneTempest-Stewart, sister of Lady Annabel Birley, subsequently the wife of Sir James Goldsmith. […]

The View from the Bridge

Lobster Issue 65 (Summer 2013) FREE
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[PDF file]: […] Bull, journalist Jonathan Moyle, Belgian politician André Cools, and one Lionel Jones2 – commissioned by the late Stephan Kock, allegedly of MI6, and carried out by British (SAS) personnel.3 This was followed by a vast judicial-state conspiracy to cover it up. But is the document genuine? We will probably never know: the CIA certainly […]

AngloArabia: Why Gulf Wealth Matters to Britain by David Wearing

Lobster Issue 78 (Winter 2019) FREE

[PDF file]: […] equipment for internal security (i.e. against political opposition). There was also military hardware (tanks, armoured cars, aircraft) and staff (this included contingents from the RAF and the SAS), along with training for the armed services of the Gulf states (both in their home countries and at establishments such as Sandhurst). Notwithstanding the political and […]

Using the UK FOIA, part III

Lobster Issue 76 (Winter 2018) FREE

[PDF file]: […] FOIA appeal. In June it was decided that the journalist Phil Miller should be allowed access to previously secret information related to the involvement of a British SAS officer who, in the summer of 1984, provided advice to the Indian government during the siege of the Golden Temple at Amritsar. The Cabinet Office had […]

An accidental tourist? A British connection to the death of Otto Warmbier

Lobster Issue 74 (Winter 2017) FREE

[PDF file]: […] regular service, can be found in the small permanent staff of the Territorial Army special forces regiments. 13 The ‘rogue spy’ Richard Tomlinson passed selection for 21 SAS before he was recruited to MI6 (his account of this process forms a large chunk of Chapter 2 of The Big Breach (London: Cutting Edge Press, […]

The View from the Bridge

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[…] and minds’ operations in countries like Afghanistan are purely psychological operations. She is somewhat mistaken here, as the original hearts and minds process was established by the SAS in conflicts such as those in Oman and Borneo. This included sending medics to treat the local populations with antibiotics, etc, that were not available to […]

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