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What happens when you mix a poet, political thinker and a special forces soldier all in one?

You get Robin Horsfall.

Most of us know the man from his remarkably insightful commentary on complex political situations and global injustices. His writing is insightful, thoughtful and incredibly poetic.

A lifelong soldier, literally before he was old enough to drink, Robin takes us into his early days of soldering into the life as British SAS and ultimately to his love of the pen.

Robin is a man of principles, service to family and country, with the view to always seek truth and justice no matter what the sacrifice.

Born in Farnham, Surrey, UK. Following a divorce from his birth father, his mother Hazel married his step-father, who adopted him and gave him the name Horsfall. A broken family life adversely affected his education, so he left school in 1972 at the age of fifteen and joined the army as a boy soldier.

Despite a long period of isolation and bullying by his peers, he became a full member of the Parachute Regiment in 1974 and served three tours of Northern Ireland. In 1978 he volunteered for SAS selection and passed on his second attempt in March 1979. He went on to qualify as a Paramedic and Sniper.

He was a member of the SAS counter terrorist team that assaulted the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980, helping to rescue the nineteen hostages who had been held for six days.

Robin has had an extraordinary life and has been speaking about it at events both small and large for over 10 years.

Make sure to tune into the show to hear this man’s incredible journey.

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Notable moments in this episode:

(04:55) - Words are the most powerful thing we have
(08:06) - What is ‘Fighting Scared’?
(20:42) - Most difficult process of becoming an SAS
(35:22) - Life lessons Robin learned from martial arts


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Follow Robin Horsfall:

Books - https://robinhorsfall.co.uk/books/
Website - https://robinhorsfall.co.uk/


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What happens when you mix a poet, political thinker and a special forces soldier all in one? You get Robin Horsfall. Most of us know the man from his remarkably insightful commentary on complex political situations and global injustices. His writing is insightful, thoughtful and incredibly poetic. A lifelong soldier, literally before he was old enough to drink, Robin takes us into his early days of soldering into the life as British SAS and ultimately to his love of the pen. Robin is a man of principles, service to family and country, with the view to always seek truth and justice no matter what the sacrifice. Born in Farnham, Surrey, UK. Following a divorce from his birth father, his mother Hazel married his step-father, who adopted him and gave him the name Horsfall. A broken family life adversely affected his education, so he left school in 1972 at the age of fifteen and joined the army as a boy soldier. Despite a long period of isolation and bullying by his peers, he became a full member of the Parachute Regiment in 1974 and served three tours of Northern Ireland. In 1978 he volunteered for SAS selection and passed on his second attempt in March 1979. He went on to qualify as a Paramedic and Sniper. He was a member of the SAS counter terrorist team that assaulted the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980, helping to rescue the nineteen hostages who had been held for six days. Robin has had an extraordinary life and has been speaking about it at events both small and large for over 10 years. Make sure to tune into the show to hear this man’s incredible journey. *** Notable moments in this episode: (04:55) - Words are the most powerful thing we have (08:06) - What is ‘Fighting Scared’? (20:42) - Most difficult process of becoming an SAS (35:22) - Life lessons Robin learned from martial arts *** Follow Robin Horsfall: Books - https://robinhorsfall.co.uk/books/ Website - https://robinhorsfall.co.uk/ *** Follow & Subscribe to the Ultrahabits Journey: Apple - podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-ultra-habits-podcast/id1551339373 Spotify - open.spotify.com/show/0eWBOT8L1ShaRy5aoPxOHp Facebook - facebook.com/ultrahabits Instagram - instagram.com/ultra.habits/ LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/rj-singh-801a0436/ Strava - https://www.strava.com/athletes/32692468 YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@Ultrahabits Website - ultrahabits.co/ Rate the podcast - https://ratethispodcast.com/ultrahabits read more read less

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