They were a motley bunch - two Scotsmen, one Englishman, one Welshman, one Irishman and an Australian. Led by the unconventional Captain James Ramsey, they were known as the Special Raiding Force, and their job was to operate behind enemy lines in North Africa. They wrote their own rules, and their specially armed jeeps packed a real punch.
They were good at their job - very good - and the Germans had every reason to fear Ramsey's Raiders!
I know this "By Special Request" issue is a bit earlier than usual but there are a number of good reasons for that. First, this story - the maiden Ramsey's Raiders tale - has had more requests for a fresh airing than any other book during my tenure as editor. As it's now ten years since the Raiders first broke cover, I reckoned it was time.
The second (and third, I suppose) reason is that we're going to issue a pair of brand-new Raiders adventures in the next couple of months so re-living their first raid is a great way to raise the curtain for new and seasoned readers alike.
Yes, that's right, a new pair of Raiders' stories is heading your way. You'll enjoy them, I know.
Calum Laird, Commando Editor
Note: Originally published as Commando No 3854 (October 2005).