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  • Author:
    Pete Scholey
  • ISBN:
    0233002057
  • ISBN13:
    978-0233002057
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  • Publisher:
    Andre Deutsch; Reprint edition (September 28, 2007)
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    256 pages
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After completing national service, Pete Scholey immediately signed up for the regular Army. The book is compulsive reading. A summary of 22 hard years spent amongst some of the finest military operatives in the world

After completing national service, Pete Scholey immediately signed up for the regular Army. He served two yeas with the Royal Army Service Corps, three years with the Royal Regiment of Artillery, then three years in the Parachute Regiment before volunteering for the SAS in 1963. There he served 23 years in campaigns that took him all over the world. He continues to give talks about his time with this elite team. A summary of 22 hard years spent amongst some of the finest military operatives in the world. But all Pete says is 'the SAS are no different to any other soldiers, they just try a little bit harder'.

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The Joker : Twenty Years Inside the SAS. by Pete Scholey. To survive more than 20 years of active service in the Special Air Service takes a particular kind of man. Pete Scholey, alias "The Joker," ex-Royal Artillery and Parachute Regiment, possessed the necessary mix of courage and coolness under extreme pressure. He joined the SAS in 1963 and hung up his boots 23 years later, during that time serving-often covertly-in many of the world's trouble spots.

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To survive more than 20 years of active service in the Special Air Service takes a particular kind of man. Pete Scholey, alias "The Joker," ex-Royal Artillery and Parachute Regiment, possessed the necessary mix of courage and coolness under extreme pressure. He joined the SAS in 1963 and hung up his boots 23 years later, during that time serving—often covertly—in many of the world’s trouble spots. He vividly describes life as a soldier at the sharp end, giving firsthand accounts of the many actions he was involved in—from jungle warfare in Borneo and desert fighting in Aden and Oman to his part in setting up the counter-terrorist team that was successfully used in the siege of the Iranian Embassy in 1980. He outlines the operational skills that took his teams deep into enemy territory without ever being captured, reveals how they achieved their objectives, and describes the humor that he managed to find in the most hair-raising moments. The Joker offers genuine insight into the toughness, professionalism, and camaraderie that has made the SAS the world’s premier fighting force.


Blacknight
First of all, Scholey himself is the real deal. The frequent references to "Pete" in Lofty Large's classic autobiography almost all are to Pete Scholey, who served with him in the Regiment in Borneo and elsewhere. Second, the book itself is a very well-written work, straightforward and a very good read. Scholey is a funny, shrewd, observant writer, a man with a great sense of humor and a terrific observer. I enjoyed this immensely.
Brol
I liked what Scholey wrote about and how he wrote it. He talked about his time in the SAS with honesty and sincerity, he didn't glamorize or embellish his experiences....if you're looking for macho memoirs, this isn't the book for you.

Why is it interesting? Well, having worked in Hereford (no, not in the Regiment), I met more than a few guys who did serve. They weren't idiots, they weren't yobs. Most we're just like Scholey...down to earth and matter of fact. If I compare this to Bravo Two Zero, the latter is the action book...this one is the considered reflection of a soldier who served his country and did it well. Simple, really.
Jack
good book. I like how it started from the beginning of his life and went all the way thru. very quick read. had a few very funny as hell stories that made me cry I was laughing so hard.
Ballardana
Excellent book, well written. A very fast read.
Windworker
.....you might enjoy this one. If you know about the Regiment and it's characters this isn't going to show you any thing new. Sorry but it's a bit shallow in my opinion.
Siatanni
This was my first experience of meeting an author as well as a real ex-SAS operative. Both in the book and in real life Pete immediately blows a number of pre-conceived notions about British 'Special Forces' operatives out of the water. I should say he had been asked as Guest Speaker to an entirely non military function in Ecuador by a fellow SAS Sergeant half his age, who likewise demonstrated similar traits.
The most striking of these was the lack 'gung-ho' attention seeking on the part of these guys. The Joker was written as a reaction against the attention seeking contained Brave Two Zero and particularly against what Pete discerns as a lack of loyalty demonstrated in that book to fellow operatives - guys who gave their lives.
The Joker is a facinating mixture of humour, action, technical detail and sadness (Taff and old Taff for example). Pete's philosophy is that the SAS are there to preserve life (not to take it)but that firearms and death are, unfortunately, a route which must sometimes be chosen to do that.
In real life the ex SAS remain astoundingly low key. Pete explained that in security work, the merest whisper of your background and you find yourself being questioned by 'hard men' involved in civilian security work who expect you to prove to them that you were in 'The Regiment'. 'Who me - not me mate'.
The book is compulsive reading. A summary of 22 hard years spent amongst some of the finest military operatives in the world. But all Pete says is 'the SAS are no different to any other soldiers, they just try a little bit harder'.
You don't need to be a military reader to enjoy this book. Go out and get it now - you won't regret it.
Velellan
The funniest book I've read on the Regiment, written by an ex member. This really, and I mean "No Duff "really, shows the lighter side of life of the Regiment. Buy the Book............... Now :-)
Very satisfied with the purchase.