British officer served as staff officer with Headquarters, Special Air Service Bde in GB, North West Europe and Norway, 1944-1945; served with Special Air Service in Malaya, 1952-1956
REEL 1 Background in Dormansland, GB, 1914-1940: family; education; employment; volunteering for Russo-Finnish War, 1/1940. Recollections of period as staff officer with Headquarters, Special Air Service Bde in GB, North West Europe and Norway, 1944-1945: background to recruitment to Special Air Service, 1/1944; work as DAA and QMG; roles of units in brigade in North West Europe, 1944-1945; work as staff captain; liaison with Special Operations Executive, resistance and other branches of armed services; status and esprit de corps of Special Air Service.
REEL 2 Continues: work of commanding officer; changes in pattern of own work; role of Special Air Service Bde in North West Europe and Norway during 1945; disbandment of regiment, late 1945; conditions in western Norway, summer 1945; German attitude towards Special Air Service. Recollections of operations as officer with Special Air Service in Malaya, 1952-1956: background to rejoining Special Air Service, 7/1947; role of Special Air Service in Malaya.
REEL 3 Continues: introduction of deep penetration patrols; formation of 21st Special Air Service; background to obtaining commission; confidence in defeating insurgents; organisation of unit in Malaya and operational areas; character of work and duties as GI Intelligence attached to Headquarters, Malaya Command, 1953-1955; interview with surrendered insurgent.
REEL 4 Continues: commanding A Sqdn, Special Air Service, 1956; hospitalisation and return to GB; character of unit jungle operations; booby traps; killing of insurgent by Sakai; attitude in Special Air Service towards Orde Wingate