Very Quick Fire Q & A with Big Phil Campion
On His Career in the Army and SAS
Here we touch base with Phil Campion .Phil served with distinction in combat operations around the globe as a soldier in the regular Armed Forces -Royal Hampshire's and as an elite operator with Britain's SAS. He is now a much sought after after dinner speaker , can be seen on TV from time to time and is a published author many times over .
What made you decide to join the army ?
I had no qualifications and was stuck for work. I wanted a job which was offering me something different,
I never wanted 9-5.
Was the move from army to SAS a daunting one ?
No, I felt it was progressive and it’s what I wanted to do.
How long were you in the SAS and why did you leave ?
I was there around 5 years. I bought my way out after a fall out with the head shed.
If you had not joined the Army what would have been an alternative career choice?
Genuinely I think I would have gone to prison.
And finally. Should some form of National service be brought back today for the young people of the UK And why ?
Yes in the form of social duties to teach respect
Thanks Phil .