Breakfast at Babs
Written mostly in Iraq post mission the events described in this novel are either true, based on fact or fictionalised from real experiences.
The real mission was to capture a 'person of interest'
The excitement throughout 539 ASRM, based in the small village of Turnchapel in Plymouth, was tangible, this was a serious mission.
Our boat group on permanent short notice to move had to deploy to Iraq within days, plan, prepare, and forward deploy to a FOB (forward operating base) and execute a mission into the unknown.
Everyone including the intelligence services who were tracking him assumed 'Abdulla' was moving large quantities of weapons, ammunition and maybe fighters.
His movements from Iran through the waterways and channels into Iraq were linked with the growing insurrections in Al Amarah.
As our trap closed we realised there was no way he was moving anything large, but what could be so important that could only be moved in a small skiff at night?