HAMISH ROSS PhD became interested in the wartime SAS as a teenager
through a link with one of the 'L' Detachment originals. After National Service
in the RAF, he worked in the Scottish Education system, teaching in schools
and university and serving as a senior official in educational administration.
Hamish's books are: Paddy Mayne, the widely acclaimed
biography of one of the revered figures of the SAS; Freedom in the
Air, the inspiring story of a Czech airman and the Alsatian dog that
flew with him in Bomber Command during the Second World War; and From
SAS to Blood Diamond Wars, the story of Fred Marafono - an outstanding
warrior, even by SAS standards.
His works of fiction are: Wrongs Hushed Up, a collection of
short stories; and two novellas, The Magic Lantern. He was
awarded the Commemorative Medal by the Czech Republic for Freedom in