A set of books that bring together the moving stories of every Special Air Service and Long Range Desert group casualty of the Second World War has raised £100,000 for Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health…

After 13 years of research, the author, who writes under the anonymous name of Ex-Lance-corporal X, published The SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour 1941-47 in 2016. The set of three books celebrate the extraordinary and often unreported bravery of 374 casualties during the Second World War.

Following the success of the first print run, which raised £30,000, Ex-Lance-corporal X produced a second imprint run in 2018 raising an additional £70,000 for Combat Stress.

Robert Marsh, Director Income Generation at Combat Stress said: “We’re so grateful to Ex-Lance-corporal X for choosing to support Combat Stress through the sale of these books. Each year we receive 2,000 referrals from veterans dealing with issues like anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

“Without amazing fundraisers, we wouldn’t be able to continue to provide this life changing treatment. I’d like to thank Ex-Lance-corporal X for raising such an incredible amount for the charity.”

There are still a few copies of the box set still available to purchase from the dedicated project website.