A blog where I discuss (mostly) topics related to Special Operations.
Cellulitis, Selection & Sleep Deprivation
We jumped off the trucks, grabbed all of our equipment and walked into the transit lines. Everybody collapsed on their beds and went straight to sleep...
Dead-legs, Deep Breathing & Dulling The Pain
We lined up in front of the Huey helicopter that was about to insert us 60kms North into Helmand Province; the most deadly province in Afghanistan...
Bullets, Bad Guys & Breakfast
We crowded around the Special Reconnaissance Vehicle, or SRV, to chew the fat. The SRV is a cut down and improved version of the land rover vehicle the Military has had in service for many years...
Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Last year I was contacted by a good mate of mine who I’d known for many years. We’d done Army cadets together and he had also joined the Army, a few years before I did. He was now a Warrant Officer and posted to a transport unit in Townsville.
Winning After A Loss
A few weeks ago I won gold at a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition in Brisbane. It was my first win as a brown belt. A win is great, but what was special about this win was the fact...
Just Like James Bond (only not)
“Want to go to Dubai?”
This was the question from a close mate of mine as soon as I answered the phone.
“Sure, when?” I asked.
8 Things I Learned In SF (Part 2)
Continuing on from last week's blog in which I admitted how many times I've probably watched the greatest movie ever, Predator...
...here's Part 2.
8 Things I Learned In SF (Part 1)
Let's be honest, I've watched Predator starring Arnold Schwarzenegger at least 147 times...
... at least!
First Mission Fun
My first mission within a Sniper team didn’t exactly go the way we’d planned…
We were inserted via Chinook helicopter a little after midnight on a moonless night. It was dark, really dark.