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Lethal Shot Rob Driscoll

Lethal Shot By Rob Driscoll

Lethal Shot by Rob Driscoll


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Rob Driscoll, former sergeant with 42 Commando, Royal Marines, served tours in Iraq, Kuwait and Kosovo. A born leader of fighting men, with the medals to prove it, he also endured three tours in Afghanistan.

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Lethal Shot: A Royal Marine Commando in Action by Rob Driscoll

Rob Driscoll, former sergeant with 42 Commando, Royal Marines, served tours in Iraq, Kuwait and Kosovo. A born leader of fighting men, he also endured three tours in Afghanistan. The third of those will go down in history as one of the UK military's darkest hours, for it marked the first time a British serviceman has been tried for a murder on the battlefield since the Second World War. That man was 'Marine A', Sergeant Alexander Blackman, Rob Driscoll's friend and fellow NCO in 42 Commando, and on the day in question they were commanding patrols within a few hundred yards of each other. Few men know what really went on that day in Helmand Province. Rob Driscoll is one, and, like Blackman, knew only too well the privations and frustrations of fighting an ubiquitous and tenacious enemy without sufficient resources and support. Yet Lethal Shot is more than a compelling insight into one of the most controversial and divisive cases in recent military history. It is a clear-eyed account of life on active service with the Royal Marines, of incursions into war-torn countries where chaos and anarchy ruled - and of men risking their lives daily only too often to find that they would not be backed up by politicians at home. In charting its author's career as a Royal Marine Commando, it unflinchingly demonstrates the real-life horrors of engaging at close quarters with enemies such as the Taliban. Rob Driscoll received a Mention in Despatches for his last tour of 'Afghan', the citation reading: 'He never bows to fatigue or danger and there is no doubt that his remarkable acts of selflessness saved a number of lives for which he deserves significant formal recognition.'

About Rob Driscoll

Robert Driscoll was born in Roehampton, south-west London, in May 1976 to Tina, a dental nurse, and Clive Driscoll, an aspiring constable with the Metropolitan Police (he was to retire as a detective chief inspector). Robert joined the Royal Marines in February 1998. Having completed Commando training, jungle training and Arctic training; he went on to serve on operations in Kosovo (1999), Afghanistan (2002) and Iraq (2003), before leaving the Marines and following his father into the Metropolitan Police. After his initial police training (2004), he was posted to Southwark Borough South and cut his teeth as a police officer on the streets of Peckham, south-east London. In 2005, with the war in Afghanistan intensifying, it wasn't long before the lure of active service pulled Robert back to his beloved Royal Marines. On his return to the Corps, he quickly found himself deployed around the world, serving within the Royal Marines and UK Special Forces group; he was to finish his military career with Juliet Company, 42 Commando RM, on Operation Herrick 14 in Afghanistan (2011), his third tour in that country, for which he received a Mention in Despatches.

Additional information

GOR010231177
9781786062543
1786062542
Lethal Shot: A Royal Marine Commando in Action by Rob Driscoll
Used - Like New
Hardback
John Blake Publishing Ltd
20190530
352
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