1981: Tony Geraghty in freefall from 26,000ft in a HALO (high altitude-low opening) jump favoured by the SAS



1970(approx): Sibson airfield, near Peterborough, kitting up for the next skydive.



Canal Zone of Egypt 1951: taking part in a heavy drop which did not go according to plan.



Canal Zone of Egypt 1951: part of the British army of occupation, serving with 16 Independent Parachute Brigade Group.



17 April 1941 : Sutherland Terrace, Pimlico, about 200 yards from Geraghty's childhood home, the morning after it was hit by two German parachute mines and three high explosive bombs. In 19944, Geraghty was buried by debris from a V1-flying bomb. He was aged twelve and a war veteran by then. (Picture copyright City of Westminster Archives)



As war reporter during the Biafran/nigerian civil war 1968, marching with warriors of the Tiv tribe.



Taking a break from skiing, 2008.



At the workface, as an author, 2009.



Preparing for a Remembrance Day parade.


  • Who Dares Wins: The Special Air Service 1950 to the Gulf War  first published 1980; subsequently updated
  • This is the SAS: A Pictorial History  1982
  • March Or Die: France & The Foreign Legion  1986
  • The Bullet-Catchers: Bodyguards & The World of Close Protection  1988
  • BRIXMIS – The Untold Exploits of Britain’s Most Daring Cold War Spy Mission  1996
  • The Irish War: The Military History of a Domestic Conflict  1998
  • Guns For Hire: The Inside Story of Freelance Soldiering  2007 (Chinese edition due out 2011)
  • Black Ops: The Rise of Special Forces in the CIA, the SAS and Mossad  2010


  • Freefall Factor 1985
  • Passage to Paradise, The Voyage of U1081 And Other Stories (published in USA and broadcast by BBC Radio)
  • Bedside Guardian
  • Sunday Times Bedside Book
  • "Ten Years of Terrorism", RUSI