Red Riley joined the British Army at the age of 18. After basic training, he volunteered for Pilot Training and was eventually appointed Flight Commander SAS Hereford. At the age of 36, he left the Army Air Corps and transferred to the SAS. In 1989, he was recruited by Mi6 where he served until 2015. Now retired, Riley and his wife split their time time between the UK and Spain. John Lofty Wiseman served in the British Special Air Service (SAS) for 26 years. He is the author of the classic multimillion-copy worldwide bestselling book, SAS Survival Handbook, now in its third edition.