OPERATION MAYHEM – Is the first ever account of a truly epic elite forces mission: one of the most highly decorated in modern military history. Airlifted deep into the heart of the African jungle in the midst of a bloody civil war, twenty-six operators from the secret British unit X Platoon were sent into combat against two thousand rebels being used as bait to lure the enemy into a decisive, do-or-die battle. High on blood-lust, voodoo and drugs, the rebels were notorious for their brutal savagery.
“It was people like Sergeant Heaney MC that I was thinking of when I said at my retirement parade on Horse Guards in London – if I have seen further than most, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants. If you don’t know what I mean, read this book and you soon will.”
- General Sir David Richards GCB CBE DSO
- Chief of the Defence Staff 2010-2013