SAS 1965/1966. Youngest Captain in the British Army

SAS 1965/1966. Youngest Captain in the British Army


An endorsement from Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Ranulph Fiennes is 'The world’s greatest living explorer', according to the official Guinness Book of World Records.

He served in the British Army for eight years including the Special Air Service (SAS). Later he was attached to the army of the Sultanate of Oman where he commanded the Reconnaissance Platoon of the Muscat Regiment, seeing extensive active service in the Dhofar Rebellion and leading several raids deep into rebel-held territory on the Djebel Dhofar. He was decorated for bravery by the Sultanate.

Sir Ranulph has undertaken numerous expeditions. He was the first person, with Charles Burton to visit both the North and the South Poles and the first man to completely cross Antarctica on foot. In May 2009, at the age of 65, he climbed to the summit of Mount Everest.

He is an Expedition Leader, Fundraiser, Explorer, Author and Public Speaker

“The 100 Peaks Challenge will be an exceptional endurance event testing both the physical and mental fitness and resilience of those taking part.

The Challenge is to 'TAB' (Tactical Advance to Battle) 100 peaks in the UK, all above 610m (2000ft) - approx. 45 in Scotland, 44 in England, 1 on the Isle of Man and 10 in Wales. The Challenge will begin in Scotland on 23rd May 2017, finishing at the Summit of Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons on the 16th June 2017 - a total duration of 25 days. The Challenge will also encompass cycling between peak regions and a crossing of the Irish Sea in Kayaks.

It is a genuine attempt at something quite epic, almost extreme in its ambition. It encompasses three disciplines that are demanding enough on their own, but are then thrown together in an extreme triathlon. This, with the logistics of attempting to summit 100 peaks in 4 countries in 25 days, means it's a first. It's quite possibly the most demanding endurance Challenge ever staged in the UK.

This extraordinary Challenge supports two worthwhile charities, ‘ABF The soldiers Charity’ and ‘Support our PARAS’ who support serving and ex-soldiers, and their families in times of need. The 100 Peaks Challenge aims to raise £100,000 in support of these charities.

When I first heard about this challenge, I was keen to support it.

Please join me in supporting this outstanding Charity Challenge and those participating in it”.