With a military career spanning four decades, Patrick Cordingley is best known for commanding the 7th Armoured Brigade - the Desert Rats - during the first Gulf war.

His huge tank formation led the British and American attack, which breached the Iraqi defences. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his bravery and leadership. Since retiring from the Army he has become an authoritative commentator on international affairs. He has appeared on many and various television programmes and has been a regular on BBC Radio 4. He holds a number of trustee positions with charitable organisations and has written two bestselling books.

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