Special Forces Commander

The Life and Wars of Peter Wand-Tetley MC Commando, SAS, SOE and Paratrooper

Michael Scott

Date Published :
February 2012
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
16 pages b/w plates
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781848846739
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Early in the Second World War, Peter Wand-Tetley volunteered for ‘special service’. He saw action first with the newly formed Commandos raiding the North African coast and then in the fierce fighting on Crete. Operations with the LRDG in the Western Desert were followed by SAS actions as Rommel retreated to Tunis. Remarkably he then transferred to the Special Operations Executive and was parachuted ‘blind’ into enemy occupied Greece in 1943. His role was to train and equip Andarte guerillas and his contribution and courage were recognized by the award of an immediate MC.

Following victory in Europe he sailed with the Parachute Regiment to Javo where he fought in the counter-insurgency war.

As well as describing his exemplary war record, Special Forces Commander covers Wand-Tetley’s early life (he was a superb marksman) and his career post war in the turbulent days of the end of Empire.

About The Author

Michael Scott served in the British Army for 35 years, latterly as a colonel in the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment. Overseas tours of duty included Gibraltar, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. He also saw active service in numerous theatres including Northern Ireland, Congo, Iraq, Sudan, Djibouti and Somaliland. His final appointment was Defence Attaché covering the Horn of Africa. Trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he has university degrees from King’s College London, and Newcastle Upon Tyne. His other books include Tigers at War, The Royal Rifle Volunteers, and From Churchill’s SAS to Hitler’s Waffen-SS (to be published by Pen & Sword Military in November 2022). He lives with his wife between East Africa and the UK.


“…a great tribute to a fascinating individual, a larger than life character whose reputation as a leader will never be forgotten.”

- WWII History

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