British Special Forces, Novelist, Screenwriter, Hostile Environment Specialist, Crisis & Risk Manager
Duncan Falconer was the youngest ever man to join British Special Forces as an experiment directly from the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre. He was one of 9 to pass the gruelling Special Boat Service selection out of 147 participants. Joining British Special Forces so green, he was immediately sent on operations in order to gain experience and served the next 5 years with the SAS and, after another selection process, joined the top secret 14th Intelligence Detachment with 9 others out of an initial 190 recruits. After completing 11 years in Special Forces, Falconer stepped into civilian life once again and was immediately recruited into a company conducting tasks that included 'overflow' work from the MoD. "Some of my most interesting times".
On his way to South America to get involved in counter Kidnap & Ransom operations, he stopped off in Hollywood. While there he wrote his first screenplay which touched off his career as a screenplay writer and novelist. Falconer created a long running TV series and has had 10 books published, one of which was recently made into a movie that he also wrote.
Falconer remained in the Security Circuit since leaving the SBS, keeping his writing as a hobby, and spent the next 30 years working in just about every hostile environment and conflict zone there has been in that time. One of Falconer's most popular roles was taking journalists and news teams into the most dangerous places in order to get their story. Falconer is currently a Crisis Management Specialist and Responder to large organisations operating in hostile environments.