A novel inspired by Jock Lewes, co-founder of the Special Air Service (SAS)
David Stirling discusses tactics with SAS co founder Jock Lewes
Jock Lewes smiles for the camera ahead of an early SAS mission.
Lt. Jock Lewes pioneered the concept of the Special Air Service (SAS) as soon as he arrived in North Africa in March 1941 - as David Stirling wrote: he presented Jock Lewes's SAS concept to Auchinleck's deputy, Major General Neil Ritchie, for 'this proposal was largely based on Jock's ideas and was merely an application of them on a unit basis.'
2016 and 2017 are the 75th Anniversaries of the birth and Regimental status of the SAS.
John Lewes, the nephew and biographer of Lt. Jock Lewes talks on the podcast for 'Dan Snow's History Hits' commemorating the 75th anniversary of the death of the co-founder of the SAS. Listen to the podcast online.
John Lewes will also be giving commentaries underpinning the presentation of Episode 1 of 'SAS: Rogue Warriors', presented by Ben Macintyre which was screened in February 2017 and is now available on BBC iPlayer.