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Empire Review: Stratton


An opening caption outlines the history of the Special Boat Service — the naval equivalent of the SAS and, by inference, composed entirely of blokes several degrees harder than any given US Navy SEAL or fully-paid-up member of the Tufty Club. Duncan Falconer, an ex-SBS op, followed up his memoir First Into Action: Dramatic Personal Account Of Life Inside The SBS with a series of novels about commando John Stratton (The Hostage, The Hijack etc), and co-wrote the original screenplay for this big-screen version.

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