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GRP 133- In honor I gained them, and in honor I will die with them: A British Special Forces Soldiers journey

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GRP 133- In honor I gained them, and in honor I will die with them: A British Special Forces Soldiers journey

 

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Joining me for this week’s podcast is former British Special Forces Operator James Glancy. James served for a number of years in the Royal Marine Commandos where he deployed into different areas around the world including Afghanistan. After a few combat deployments, he went onto Special Forces selection and joined the Special Boat Service. During his operational service in Special Forces, he was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross.

Since getting out of the military Glancy has hosted shows on the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. He’s a director of the conservation charity, Veterans 4 Wildlife, where he focuses on the preservation of endangered species and combating the global trade in shark fins.

We discussed the history of Special Forces, the role of the Royal Marine Commandos, and many other topics. Enjoy.

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GRP 102-United and Undaunted:The Story of Paul De Gelder

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GRP 102-United and Undaunted:The Story of Paul De Gelder

 

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GRP 102- On for this week’s podcast is Australian Navy Clearance Diver Paul De Gelder. Paul served in the Australian Army as a Paratrooper before transferring into the Navy to serve in the elite Navy Clearance Diver teams. While working on a counter-terrorism exercise in Australia Paul was attacked by a Bull shark. The shark nearly killed him ripping off his wrist and tearing through a large portion of his right leg which was eventually amputated.

 

Being in a really dark space Paul was struggling with a basic task and overwhelming pain as a result of his injuries. We talked about what this recovery process was like and the value of the human spirit. He was able to become an instructor at the Clearance Diver school but wasn’t allowed back into the teams. Paul now does documentary film work and television shows with Discovery. We talked about mindset and how to overcome adversity. Powerful.

 

0:00-Intro

 

7:00- Paul’s life pre-military. Australian Army Paratrooper.

 

11:07-East Timor. An eye-opening experience.

 

16:41- Australian Navy Clearance Diver

 

29:10-The shark attack that was nearly fatal. Paul lost his wrist and right leg after a Bullshark bit him during a counter-terrorism exercise. Recovery, phantom pains, mindset, dealing with adversity.

 

You can find Paul on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/PaulDeGelder

 

 

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