"GRP 83- We have the distinct honor and privilege of having on 22 SAS Staff Sergeant Rusty Firmin. Rusty was the blue team leader during the Iranian embassy siege in London, May 1980. The footage captured by the British media show SAS assaulters storming the embassy in which they rescued 19 hostages and killed 5 of the 6 terrorists. The major motion picture "6 Days" is a film about the embassy siege that is based on Rusty's book " Go! Go! Go!: The SAS. The Iranian Embassy Siege. The True Story. John Hendricks: This incident was really the first time the world caught a glimpse of what counter-terrorism and hostage rescue is really about. It shocked the world.
Rusty Firmin: That's right. The incident lasted for six days until the resolution was put in on the 5th of May and the mission, of course, was to rescue the hostages. That's exactly what the red and blue teams of B Squadron did all of those years ago. That was never supposed to be shown on TV. ....
"Interview with Rusty Firmin, a member of the British SAS Blue Team, most known as the back door Assault Team Leader during the Iranian Embassy Siege. He co-wrote a book detailing the amazing story behind this called, "Go! Go! Go! The Iranian Embassy Siege. The True Story." That story will also be told on the big screen in the upcoming feature full-length film "6 Days" debuting in the UK next month starring Jamie Bell who will be playing the part of Rusty. Rusty tells us about working with Jamie hands on, and teaching him his own shooting techniques and more. More recently, Rusty wrote the book "The Regiment: 15 Years in the SAS." You'll learn a lot all in this one episode of SOFREP Radio."
January 2018 Good Morning Britain. Appearance with former X SAS colleague Bob Curry who had been made homeless. Very shortly after appearing Bob was given a bungalow in Hereford.
Rusty and Jamie Bell on the One Show discuss the upcoming movie 6 Days. Available on BBC iPlayer until 10 August. Clip starts at 12:46.
EVENT Magazine: Secrets of the Siege. "We were in position outside the Iranian Embassy. Adrenaline was flowing. Then we got the signal... GO, GO, GO! Event gets exclusive access behind the scenes of the film that dramatises the SAS's finest hour.
Former The SAS soldier who wrote the book which inspired the new Netflix film about the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege said a trip to Hereford was part of the scriptwriter's research. Rusty Firmin was the SAS Blue Team backdoor Assault Team Leader in the operation to free hostages from the Iranian embassy in London after a six-day stand-off. His book about the siege, Go!Go!Go!, inspired a New Zealand film company to make a film about the dramatic rescue, which will be released on Netflix tomorrow (Friday).
London streets recreate Iranian Embassy siege for new movie 6 Days
Consultant for Eye Spy Magazine. Featured on cover and interviewed in issue 68
E Weekly announces the new movie 6 Days starring Jamie Bell
Review of The Regiment 15 Years in the SAS