Phil Campion is a veteran of military operations in just about every conflict-prone corner of the world. He served with the Royal Hampshires, passed through Commando and Parachute Regiment selection, before being badged with 22 SAS. He left the British Army in his early thirties, with the rank of Staff Sergeant, and started working on the private military circuit. He is a director of U-Tag Limited, the company that markets and owns the rights to the U-Tag digital dog tag. He lives in Southampton with his partner, Wendy, and three children. He is a fluent Spanish speaker and continues to work as an operator on the private military circuit.
Phil’s first book, Born Fearless: From SAS to Mercenary to Pirate Hunter – My Life as a Shadow Warrior, was published by Quercus in September 2011. His first novel, Desert Fire, following the exploits of ex-SAS operative Steve Range, was published by Quercus in September 2012, and the second in the Blackstone Six series, Killing Range, followed in May 2013. Phil’s most recent book, Big Phil Campion’s Real World SAS Survival Guide, was published by Quercus in May 2014.
BIG PHIL CAMPION’S REAL WORLD SAS SURVIVAL GUIDE — Buy it here.
Any Threat. Any Situation. Sorted.
The 21st century is a place fraught with danger. Nobody is better placed to help counter these everyday threats than ex-SAS survival expert Phil Campion. He imparts much sought-after knowledge on all aspects of modern life, from advice on how to make your home safer and how to survive your daily commute, to the seemingly more distant threat of how to survive in a war zone or if caught in a man-made disaster.
Drawing on his elite combat experience and a career which has taken him to some of the world’s most dangerous places, Big Phil will help you face any threat, in any situation, anywhere.
PUBLICATION DATE: 22nd May 2014
KILLING RANGE: LEFT FOR DEAD, BACK FOR REVENGE – Buy it here
Steve Range believes his friend Randy is a corpse in a desert grave – until he reappears in an Al Qaeda video, spitting extremist hate and challenging Range and Blackstone Six to a desert battle that will settle a vicious blood feud.
But Range’s attention is drawn to a clue slipped in to Randy’s tirade, and he begins to wonder whether his old comrade-in-arms really has been turned by his captors. All he knows for sure is that he owes a debt to the man he left for dead.
Range leads a team from Blackstone Six on a high-stakes rescue mission, but he soon finds that his elite band of operators are facing a desperate fight like no other, one in which old loyalties and friendships will be tested to the limit and beyond.
PUBLICATION DATE: 6th June 2013
DESERT FIRE- Order it here
Sultan Gadaffi has escaped from Libya with a fistful of dangerous secrets. The British Government want ex-Special Forces operative Steve Range, the go-to man for any Black-Ops missions, to lead an ultra-covert mercenary group to seize him from his near-impregnable desert stronghold. Saed is defended by Tuareg warriors armed to the teeth with stolen NATO hardware. If Range’s team can somehow overcome them, then they will earn themselves gold bullion worth $500 million. But as the bullets begin to fly and the body count rises, Range realises that he’s been double-crossed. Unwilling to lose the gold, he begins to contemplate cutting a deal with the devil.
‘a cracking read … The bangy shooty bits are as good as it gets … I look forward to Big Phil’s next book’ ARRSE. (ARRSE)
‘Andy McNab’s Nick Stone, Chris Ryan’s Geordie Sharp and Duncan Falconer’s Stratton have a new rival in Phil Campion’s Steve Range’ Irish World. (Irish World)
PUBLICATION DATE: 27th September 2012
BORN FEARLESS: FROM SAS TO MERCENARY TO PIRATE HUNTER – MY LIFE AS A SHADOW WARRIOR — Buy it here.
Not dead yet. Not kidnapped, captured, tortured or killed. But it’s only a matter of time… Meet ‘Big’ Phil Campion. To his fellow operators he’s a private military contractor. To you or me he’s a mercenary, a soldier of fortune, a gun for hire selling violence to the highest bidder. But to Big Phil it’s all just another chapter in a life spent fighting in the shadows.
Abandoned. Run-away. Half-beaten to death. Blown-up. Locked up. And all before the age of twenty. This is the incredible true story of how Phil Campion survived all of that, and went on to complete Commando selection, Para selection, and to join the SAS – before fighting as a mercenary in the world’s toughest war zones. Undertaking deniable operations, freeing hostages and escaping terrorists hell bent on revenge – the dangers and insane risks of life as a private military operator eclipsed even those of waging war in an SAS Sabre Squadron. Big Phil’s story of life on the private military circuit (‘The Circuit’) is a high-octane blend of chasing fast bucks in a Wild West industry, whilst always staying one step ahead of the bad guys.
‘I’ve often been asked if I’ve killed anyone. My answer: I didn’t shoot to miss.’ Phil Campion, January 2010.
PUBLICATION DATE: 29 September 2011