On Operations with C Squadron SAS

Terrorist Pursuit and Rebel Attacks in Cold War Africa

Michael Graham

This is the third and final ‘stand-alone' account of C Squadron SAS's thrilling operations against the relentless spread of communist backed terrorism in East Africa.
Date Published :
May 2020
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
16 black and white illustrations
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Hardback
ISBN : 9781526772817
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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Overview
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This is the third and final ‘stand-alone’ account of C Squadron SAS’s thrilling operations against the relentless spread of communist backed terrorism in East Africa.

Drawing on first-hand experiences the author describe operations against communist-backed terrorists in Angola and Mozambique, aiding the Portuguese and Renamo against the MPLA and Frelimo respectively.

Back in Southern Rhodesia SAS General Peter Walls, realizing the danger that Mugabe and ZANU represented, appealed directly to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. This correspondence, published here for the first time, changed nothing and years of corruption and genocide followed.

Although C Squadron was disbanded in 1980 many members joined the South African special forces. Operations undertaken included unsuccessful and costly destabilization attempts against Mugabe and missions into Mozambique including the assassination of Samora Machel. By 1986 deteriorating relationships with the South African authorities resulted in the break-up of the SAS teams who dispersed worldwide.

Had Mike Graham not written his three action-packed books, C Squadron SAS’s superb fighting record might never have been revealed. For those who are fascinated by special forces soldiering his accounts are ‘must reads’.

About The Author
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Mike Graham was born in Burnley, Lancashire but brought up in Rhodesia. He was called up for National Service in the Rhodesian Army. After being commissioned as an officer he transferred to the Regular Army and joined the Rhodesian SAS (C Squadron), rising to be Second-in-Command.

His and his fellow officers’ experiences are the subject of this book, the sequel to Secret SAS Missions in Africa. He left the Army as a Major and emigrated to New Zealand in 1990. He is married to Sharon.

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