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Alan Boyd with Robbie Stevenson & Scott Grieg

Alan ‘Al' Boyd was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1962 where he remained until he was seventeen years old. In 1979, he joined the Royal Marines serving with them until 2003. In 1982, Alan deployed with 45 Commando RM during the Falkland Islands War and saw further deployments to: Hong Kong during the period of handover in 1997, Granada, Norway, Northern Ireland and the Caribbean. He specialised as both a Ships Marine, Coxswain and Clearance Diver on multiple Royal Navy vessels.
In 2004, Alan moved into the private security sector working in the Middle East as a Team Leader for multiple international companies and clients. In 2008, Alan received special thanks from the US Army for assisting in a military road traffic accident, after a main battle tank had overturned during operations. Alan's security team were the closest supporting asset to the accident, who secured the tank and assisted with the wounded until recovery arrived.
After working in the Middle East, Alan returned home to his family and his beloved Scotland. In 2012, he was diagnosed with leukaemia and spent the next twelve months in chemotherapy at the Nine Wells Hospital in Dundee, before passing away at home on July 12th, 2013.
This is Alan's first and only book...

Robbie Stevenson was born in Portsmouth in 1969 and moved extensively around the globe before he turned fifteen years old. In 1986, he joined the Royal Marines serving with 45 Commando RM, 3 Commando Brigade and as an attached rank to the Special Boat Squadron. He saw operational service in Iraq during the 1991 emergency, ‘Operation Safe Haven' providing a security screen for the persecuted Iraqi Kurds in the north, with further deployments to Norway, Northern Ireland and the Middle East.
After leaving the Royal Marines in 2000, Robbie worked for an event management security company in the UK before moving into private security sector and deploying back to Iraq/Syria with a number of international security and humanitarian aid organisations. In 2020, after sixteen years of working in the Middle East, Robbie retired from private security and resettled in the South West of the UK.

Scotty Greig was born in his beloved Glasgow in 1970 where he remains to this day. After leaving school, he joined the Junior Leaders Infantry Battalion before his sixteenth birthday. After completing a year's training, he joined The Royal Highland Fusiliers as a Private at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh, as part of the Royal Guard at Balmoral.
For the next nine years, Scotty served in multiple operational theatres that saw him deploy to Northern Ireland, Kenya, Germany, Canada, Belize and as part of the allied forces during the first Gulf War ‘Operation Desert Storm,' in 1991. In 1997, Scotty left the army.
Scotty then spent the next few years driving heavy goods vehicles across the UK and Europe, before moving into the private security sector in Iraq with international security companies. After they saw his value, company management moved Scotty quickly up through the ranks from Team Leader to Project Management, looking after multiple million-dollar security projects, managing personnel and equipment, all under high-risk conditions.


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