By any standards Howard Leedham’s military career is unusual. He started life as Royal Navy clearance diver, was commissioned, became a Commando helicopter pilot and then served in the Special Forces. Twice decorated for gallantry, he also became the first British officer to command a US Marine Corps squadron on active service. Today Howard works in the financial sector in the Middle East. Rumour has it that he’s turned to fiction and is writing a thriller. Watch this space!
Based on his military experiences in Pakistan, Howard wrote the sensational Ask Forgiveness Not Permission. You can see him discuss the book in his inimitable style on BBC World News below: