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Robin Horsfall - Former SAS Soldier - Writer - Veterans Campaigner and Public Speaker - Interview - #077 - {Respect & Trust Is Not Given Its Earned}

Us People Podcast

In this episode of the Us People Podcast. Robin Horsfall - Former SAS Soldier - Writer - Veterans Campaigner and Public Speaker & I get informative within conversation when we talk about the abuse he went through with his step father when he was growing up, but later on in life them becoming closer, him first meeting his father when he was 27, being 14 and deciding to go to an army recruitment office to join the army, the army giving him a new home and setting a strong foundation in his life. How he believes that he empowers other people by developing giving them self confidence. He  also talks about his books and why he decided to write them. {Thank You So much, Robin xx Keep Embracing Life}"The Opportunities We Take, Help The Decisions We Make To Impact Our Future " - Savia RocksLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/robin-horsfall-52243220Website: https://www.robinhorsfall.info/Become Part of The Us People Podcast Community & Support Us: https://donorbox.org/us-people-podcastSavia Rocks Website: https://www.savia.rocks/Support the show (https://donorbox.org/us-people-podcast)

55mins

23 Aug 2021

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Robin Horsfall - The SAS Legend and Author

Explorer Rusty Johnson‘s Epic Adventures

In 1980 Robin Horsfall shot and killed one of the leading terrorists inside the Iranian Embassy when the SAS stormed the building. He served with the SAS during the Falklands war and on subsequent counter-terrorist operations.Robin joined the British Army in 1972 as a boy soldier aged only fifteen. Coming from a broken home he attached himself to the army as his only home. As a victim of extreme bullying and low self-esteem he pushed himself harder than the average soldier, always feeling the need to prove himself to be as good as the next man. At the age of seventeen he joined the 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment. He served three tours of duty in Northern Ireland in the early 1970’s during which he was shot in the leg, took part in the suppression of street riots and on one memorable occasion inadvertently discovered himself laying on a bomb. Married and with a growing family Robin left the army in 1984 age 27 and became a bodyguard to the Al Fayed family in London for his first year and then moved on to become a 'Contract Soldier' in Sri Lanka. In only a few months he witnessed genocide, torture and media control. ​ In 1988 Robin became the bodyguard of Rafic Harriri who was destined to become Prime Minister of Lebanon. In 1990 Robin fought in Mozambique carrying the rank of  Major, he led men on several successful operations before finally returning home to his family. Robin was later diagnosed with PTSD for which he received counselling. In spite of a great deal of negative advice Robin volunteered to join the SAS at the exceptionally young age of 21. Robin failed to get in on his first attempt but returned four months later in January 1979 to become one of only eight men out of 65 to make the grade. During this time Robin learnt to work alone as a sniper, mountaineer and as a paramedic. ​ Robin served six years with "The Regiment" and played a significant role during the now famous Iranian Embassy Siege in London in 1980 where he shot one of the terrorists. In 1982 during the Falklands War he was part of a team selected for a suicide mission into mainland Argentina to destroy the Argentine Air Force' Super Etendard Jets. In 1991 as the medical officer for a Gold mine in Guyana. Robin built the medical facility from leftover materials and trained the staff. In only four months Robin had completed his task saving several lives along the way. ​ From the age of 23 Robin had been studying Martial Arts. In 1993 he began to teach professionally in London. As a teacher he found an opportunity to use his experiences to prepare young people for life, focusing on developing self-esteem and confidence in his students. n 2012 Robin retired from karate as a 6th Dan black belt after sustaining a neck fracture, he handed the group of one thousand students over to his oldest son. As a result Robin returned to education and began a degree in English Literature with Creative Writing at Surrey University. Fighting Scare https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fighting-Scared-Robin-Horsfall-ebook/dp/B00EYHCRJW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=NI Veterans Campaign Fundhttps://www.gofundme.com/f/ni-veterans-campaign-fund

1hr 36mins

1 Jul 2021

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#007 - Robin Horsfall (Part 1), SAS, Iranian Embassy Siege in London and a suicide mission to Argentina.

Conflict Chronicles

He served with the Parachute Regiment and 22 Special Air Service (SAS) from 1972 to 1984. He took part in several famous missions including the SAS Embassy Siege in London on May 5th 1980 and a suicide mission into Argentina in 1982. Shot, stabbed and the victim of an attempted bombing in Northern Ireland before the age of twenty-one, these are just some of his many exploits plus others as a sniper, mercenary and bodyguard. An acclaimed martial artist, in recent years he started placing philosophical maxims on social media and became known as 'The Wise Old Paratrooper.'

37mins

15 Jun 2021

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Combat Story (Ep 23): Robin Horsfall UK Special Air Service (SAS) | Paratrooper | Mercenary | Author

Combat Story

Robin Horsfall is a former British Special Air Service (SAS) Tier 1 operator, paratrooper in 2Paras, mercenary, entrepreneur, and author.    During his time in service, he deployed five times to Northern Ireland in brutal “Peace Keeping” operations, was part of one of the most storied and successful hostage rescue operations in the heart of London, and was part of a “one way” or “suicide” mission during the Falklands War.    His combat is well documented in his first book, Fighting Scared, in which we describes his evolution from victim to Tier 1 operator to Warrior Poet (the title of his most recent book).  Robin’s lessons can be applied to soldiers, leaders, parents, and children, including how to overcome a difficult childhood of abuse and a lack of male role models to become a role model to others.    His stories are brutally honest (being bullied for years) and lighthearted (such as SAS training with Delta Force or how he and the SAS helped Princess Diana with her hair) in a way that only Brits can manage.    Find Robin online:   Fighting Scared Warrior Poet Northern Ireland Vet Campaign Facebook Wise Old Paratrooper Speaking Engagements Show Notes   0:00 - Intro  1:00 - Robin bio and introduction.  1:51 - Robin   5:01 - Difficult childhoods and the challenge of authority later in life.  8:12 - Recognizing issues with authority in other people, particularly children, when building a Karate empire.  18:58 - Why the military at age 15?  22:37 - Who were the British military vets in the early 1970s?  26:36 - The British “Paras” and what it means within the UK military.  28:24 - First combat experience was Northern Ireland.  31:57 - What was it like to do “Peace Keeping” after paratrooper training for years?  33:09 - Combat Story #1: Northern Ireland.  35:51 - Combat Story #2: “Encounter” with an IED.  42:04 - Difference between SAS (Special Ops) and conventional military.  44:55 - Team vs. Individual in SAS and the SAS process.  47:21 - Death during SAS selection.  53:48 - Combat Story #3(A): Setting the scene for an amazing hostage rescue operation. (Jump to next time stamp if you don’t want to hear the lead up to this operation).  55:53 - Combat Story #3(B): Incredibly detailed account of an SAS high visibility hostage rescue in downtown London.  1:14:09 - Combat-lite Story #3.5: Princess Diana supporting an SAS training operation. You have to hear the bit about her hair!  1:16:04 - Combat Story #4: A ‘one way” or “suicide” mission during the Falklands War. There’s some great comedy in this and lessons about what not to do.  1:25:49 - Delta training with SAS and some of the hilarity that ensues.  1:31:06 - Why title the book “Fighting Scared”?  1:32:19 - What Robin’s doing now: Veterans campaign and the Wise Old Paratrooper trilogy, plus a new book on poetry called “Warrior Poet.” 1:36:29 - What did Robin carry with him into combat.  1:37:32 - Would you do it all again?

1hr 40mins

3 Apr 2021

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SAS | Robin Horsfall | Q&A | Live Chat

Chris Thrall's Bought the T-Shirt Podcast

Join former Royal Marines Commando Chris Thrall and former Special Air Service (SAS) Trooper turned bestselling author Robin Horsfall to listen to the chat and get YOUR questions answered! Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast at: https://www.patreon.com/christhrall (£2 per month plus perks) https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-our-veterans-to-tell-their-story https://paypal.me/TeamThrall Sign up for my NON-SPAM newsletter and FREE books: https://christhrall.com/mailing-list/ Social media Links: https://facebook.com/christhrall https://twitter.com/christhrall https://instagram.com/chris.thrall https://linkedin.com/in/christhrall https://youtube.com/christhrall https://discord.gg/yqvHRUN https://christhrall.com  

1hr 56mins

31 Aug 2020

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The Iranian Embassy Siege | Robin Horsfall SAS | Special Air Service | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast #93

Chris Thrall's Bought the T-Shirt Podcast

Robin Horsfall is ‘The Wise Old Paratrooper.’ He served with the Parachute Regiment and 22 Special Air Service (SAS) from 1972 to 1984. He took part in several famous missions including the SAS Embassy Siege in London on May 5th 1980 - later made into the film 6 Days as advised on by Rusty Firmin - and an 'insane' mission into Argentina in 1982. These are just some of his many exploits. An acclaimed martial artist, in recent years he started placing philosophical maxims on social media and became known as ‘The Wise Old Paratrooper.’ Robin is a spokesperson for Justice for Northern Ireland Veterans. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast at: https://www.patreon.com/christhrall (£2 per month plus perks) https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-our-veterans-to-tell-their-story https://paypal.me/TeamThrall Sign up for my NON-SPAM newsletter and FREE books: https://christhrall.com/mailing-list/ Social media Links: https://facebook.com/christhrall https://twitter.com/christhrall https://instagram.com/chris.thrall https://linkedin.com/in/christhrall https://youtube.com/christhrall https://discord.gg/yqvHRUN https://christhrall.com

1hr 22mins

23 Aug 2020

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Robin Horsfall 010 | British Army, 22 SAS.

The Lead Wasps Podcast

Robin Horsfall served with 2 Para and then 22 SAS. He had multiple deployments throughout the world to include domestically in Northern Ireland, The Falklands Islands and the middle east. He was famously involved in the Iranian Embassy siege, London, in 1980 saving the lives of 19 hostages. We talk on a whole host of subjects including his civilian career, his work supporting veterans, and politics.  You can find more information about Robin at:  www.RobinHorsfall.info www.WiseOldParatrooper.co.uk  He has a GoFund me account helping him support veterans  https://www.gofundme.com/f/ni-veterans-campaign-fund His books are available at all good book stores and Amazon.com https://www.amazon.co.uk/Robin-Horsfall/e/B001JRUSGE?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_5&qid=1596142940&sr=8-5 If you or anyone you know might want to appear on The Lead Wasps Podcast send your request to leadwaspspodcast@gmail.com for consideration.

2hr 16mins

2 Aug 2020

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Episode #8 Robin Horsfall

20 Questions with Jordan Wylie

Todays Special Guest is former SAS soldier Robin Horsfall. Known to many as the man who shot and killed one of the lead terrorists in the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege in London, this martial arts black belt in multiple disciplines has had an extraordinary life. From being bullied as a youngster, growing up in a broken home, to one of the countries most elite soldiers, this inspirational Falkland's war veteran talks to Jordan on this weeks 20 Questions.Find out more from Robin @ www.robinhorsfall.co.uk

31mins

19 Feb 2018

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Robin Horsfall

Movember: In The Barber Chair

In this episode of Movember Radio: Continuing the Conversation, former SAS soldier Robin Horsfall takes us on his journey from entering the British Army at 15 years old to being accepted into the SAS at age 21, and the impact the military had on all aspects of his life. Robin was part of the team who took part in the historic SAS counter-terrorism raid that ended the Iranian Embassy siege in London in 1980. Join the conversation and hear how the growth of a moustache since he was 17 attracted Robin to work with the Movember Foundation and how he continues to raise awareness about the need to take action when it comes to your health. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

22 Jun 2015