More than 650 people attended a fascinating insight into the world of espionage by children’s author Andy McNab last night. The event was held at Haileybury and was organised in conjunction with Books@Hoddesdon.
McNab was a member of 22 SAS Regiment in the Eighties, working on both covert and overt special operations worldwide, including anti-terrorist and anti-drug operations in the Middle and Far East. He commanded the famous Bravo Two Zero patrol, which is the most highly decorated patrol since the Boer War. He enthralled the pupils, parents and staff of Haileybury, as well as members of the public, with tales of his life in the army and as a member of the SAS.
Six Haileybury pupils read extracts from his books, including the famous Bravo Two Zero, the highest selling war book of all time.
The evening ended with a reception in Haileybury’s Attlee Room, where scores of guests queued to have their books signed by McNab.