Andy McNab – Ex SAS Soldier & Author

Inspirational Keynote Speaker -

Andy McNab CBE DCM MM joined the army in 1976, served in B squadron 22 SAS for nine years and commanded the now legendary Bravo Two Zero patrol in the Gulf War. After a fierce fire fight, three of the eight man team were killed; four were captured; one escaped. McNab was held prisoner for six weeks and relentlessly tortured. He left the SAS as the British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier in February 1993.

Over the past year McNab has visited numerous prisons, army bases, schools and work places to talk about education and literacy. In 2016 he was awarded the inaugural Ruth Rendell Award which was launched by the National Literacy Trust and the Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS), to celebrate writers helping to raise literacy levels in the UK either through their writing and books or through their advocacy and championing of the cause of literacy. His children’s book series Get Me Out of Here! (Scholastic) co-written with Phil Earle is targeted at reluctant readers.
He is patron of Help for Heroes and Childline, an Ambassador for The Reading Agency and a multiple Quick Read contributor. His books include the bestselling war memoir of all time Bravo Two Zero, two further memoirs (Immediate Action and Seven Troop) and a series of No.1 bestselling novels. Andy has also created the bestselling New Recruit series  about a teenage soldier for the young adult audience and collaborated with scriptwriter Robert Rigby on the YA thriller series Boy Soldier. He writes for a range of newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic.