Mark 'Splash' Aston
with Stuart Tootal
Mark Splash Aston spent 39 years in the British Army. He joined the Glosters as a teenager in the 1960s and passed Selection in 1979, joining Mountain Troop of D Squadron, 22 SAS. In 1982 D Squadron were sent to the South Atlantic in a direct action role. Splash took part on the landing on Fortuna Glacier, in the taking of South Georgia, the classic SAS raid on the Argentine airfield at Pebble Island, before tragedy struck.
Following service in the Falklands War, Splash ended up as SAS regimental sergeant major at the Parachute School, RAF Brize Norton.
He is a keen distance runner.
SAS: Sea King Down is a #10 Sunday Times bestseller.
Represented by: Philip Patterson
Photo credit: Tegan Rush
SAS: Sea King Down (Michael Joseph, 2021) - co-written with Stuart Tootal