"When you`re involved in a war it`s the old saying `if your name`s written on the bullet, there`s nothing you can do about it`. So you just banished it from your mind. Of course I was scared on some occasions and anyone who says they aren`t scared during an operation probably isn`t telling the truth. I know about six people who had no fear. Literally none. Whether that was due to a lack of imagination or because they`d conquered it, I don`t know. In fact one was Iain Duncan Smith`s father, who was one of my closest friends. But during a war, people are taught to kill and they have the blessings of the authorities to do so, so if it`s your life or somebody else`s, you want to be quite sure it`s not yours."