Mark Billingham joined the Parachute Regiment in 1983 before joining the SAS in 1991 as a Mountain Troop specialist and has been responsible for planning and executing strategic operations and training at the highest level in numerous locations (Iraq, Afghanistan, South America and Africa) and has lead countless hostage rescues. He is a certified Special Forces and Counter Terrorist Sniper Instructor, Advanced Evasive Driving Instructor, Tracking/Jungle Warfare/Navigation Instructor, Demolition/Sabotage Instructor, Ski Mountaineering/Rock Climbing/Abseiling/Ice climbing Instructor, Combat Survival/RTI Instructor, Counter Terrorist Instructor (all options) and has worked as a Patrol Medic/Trauma Life Support agent for 5 hospital attachments. After his military career, Billy became a bodyguard to the famous such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Sir Michael Caine, Jude Law, Kate Moss, Russell Crowe and Tom Cruise. He currently stars in Channel Four's hit series SAS: Who Dares Wins.
'The most experienced Special Forces soldier in recent memory.
The Hard Way is brutally brilliant.' -- Tom Marcus,
Number One bestselling author of Soldier Spy
'The SAS and all it stands for is exemplified in men such as Mark 'Billy' Billingham. They are the backbone of the British military and I for one am thankful he is on our side!' -- Sir Ranulph Fiennes
'Billy is inspirational and always humble. A giant of a man!' -- Bear Grylls