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"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. ....

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.  We cover a lot of different ground here, and you will learn a lot all in this one episode.

 

 

"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."

The One Show

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

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.

TV viewers were glued to the 1980 snooker final when their screens were filled with shock images of an SAS assault on the Iranian Embassy in London to free 26 hostages. As new movie 6 Days dramatises the siege, Event talks to the stars and the heroes they play who reveal the full drama of the historic rescue."

 

 

 

 

Media

Former SAS soldier Rusty Firmin lifted the lid on life in the regiment at a talk in Hereford. Rusty Firmin, who led the Iranian Embassy siege in 1980, was at the Richmond Club, Edgar Street, on Sunday May 10. Doors opened at 1.30pm to the public and the talk started at 2pm, followed by a question and answer session and book signing. His book Go!Go!Go! – The Definite Story of the 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege was on sale. Mr Firmin's new book, The Regiment – 15 years in the SAS, is out now. All money raised from the event went to injured and amputee servicemen and women through the charity Pilgrim Bandits. For more information call Jason, from the Pilgrim Bandits, on 07970671861.

As Seen In

Daily Mail Online - read story here

London streets recreate Iranian Embassy siege for new movie 6 Days

Eye Spy Magazine - visit site here

Consultant for Eye Spy Magazine. Featured on cover and interviewed in issue 68

Entertainment Weekly - read story here

E Weekly announces the new movie 6 Days starring Jamie Bell

Combat and Survival - read story here

Review of The Regiment 15 Years in the SAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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