Chris Ryan

Former British Special Forces operative and soldier turned novelist / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Colin Armstrong MM (born 1961),[1] usually known by the pen-name Chris Ryan, is a British author, television presenter, security consultant and former Special Air Service sergeant.[2]

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Chris Ryan
Birth nameColin Armstrong
Born1961 (age 6162)
Rowlands Gill, County Durham, England
AllegianceFlag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag_of_the_British_Army.svg British Army
Years of service1978–1994
RankBritish_Army_OR-6.svg Sergeant
Service number24496702
UnitUK_SAS_%28badge%29.svg B Squadron, 22 Special Air Service
Logo_of_the_Parachute_Regiment.png Parachute Regiment
UK_SAS_%28badge%29.svg 23 Special Air Service
Battles/warsThe Troubles
Cambodian–Vietnamese War
Gulf War
AwardsMilitary Medal
Other workAuthor, television presenter

After the publication of fellow patrol member Andy McNab's Bravo Two Zero in 1993, Ryan published his own account of his experiences during the Bravo Two Zero mission in 1995, entitled The One That Got Away. Since retiring from the British Army Ryan has published several fiction and non-fiction books, including Strike Back, which was subsequently adapted into a television series for Sky 1, and co-created the ITV action series Ultimate Force. He has also presented or appeared in numerous television documentaries connected to the military or law enforcement.