I’m working on the next volume of my autobiography…
I’m going to begin from the day I left the SBS and the phone call that changed my life.
I spent over 25 years in the most challenging places on the planet, a lot of hostile places. Many of them conflict zones. I had many adventures, met quite a few interesting people and saw some pretty crazy things.
FIA Again isn’t a bad title either because a lot of my work was taking news crews into war zones and we were often the first media on the ground. On one notable occasion we were a bit too keen and arrived just before the soldiers and the fighting actually started. And there will be some hard truths. I think I’ve found a place I can hide to avoid the lawsuits for a few years!
I have finally written an updated version of First Into Action. I have wanted to make corrections for years after errors were brought to my attention by old friends. There’s only one additional short story in the update so probably not worth buying it just for that. I’m just relieved to have fixed those mistakes.
I’m pressing on with FIA2. But I have one small problem – I’m still in the field, although rarely these days, but I’m reluctant to complete the book in case something exciting happens before I hang up my guns for good!
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Hi Duncan, When I joined the marines you was all everyone ever talked about lol.
Read the book years ago, will this be released on audible?
Hi. Sorry for slow reply. If you’re referring to First Into Action it was on audio books but it came out in cassette format all those years ago and I don’t think they updated it.
I just heard a publisher is reproducing the audio rights to FIA. Should be on podcast in a coupe of months!
It came out last month.
It was at the bars that Duncan Falconer got to learn more about the Americans habits and cultures as well. While working as a bartender and a screenplay writer, Falconer also penned down his autobiography.
That’s pretty much correct!
good to hear that…I was expecting an updated version of FIA (i’ve read it a dozen time, i think). For me it’s without any doubts the BEST ever written book about UKSF.
But this new book about your life after the service looks also very interesting…
All the best
Hello Frank. I’m enjoying writing the new FIA, which is a good sign. In many ways, my days as a civilian risk manager was more exciting and busier than when I was in SF. That’s because while in the service I spent a lot of that time doing exercises and waiting for things to happen whereas as a civilian, working mostly in conflict zones, every job had the potential for being high risk, which is why I was there.
Hey Duncan, when do you think it will be out? I’ve read First into Action four times, so very excited to hear this!
Hi Darren. I’m only on chapter 3. Working on it diligently! I’m enjoying it. Hope to have it out by end of year. All the best.