Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham MBE QCB is Chief Instructor on the hit TV series SAS: Who Dares Wins (UK) and a DS on Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test (USA).
Joining the Parachute Regiment in 1983, Billy held numerous positions, from Patrol Commander for worldwide operational tours to Training Instructor.
Billy joined the SAS in 1991 as a Mountain Troop specialist.
He has been responsible for training, planning and executing strategic operations at the highest level in numerous locations, including Iraq, Afghanistan, South America and Africa. Furthermore, Billy led many hostage rescues.
As a result, he received the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery and an MBE.
A decorated military leader, Billy served over 20 years in the SAS.
Billy is a certified Special Forces Instructor. His other skills include the following:
- Counter-Terrorist Sniper Instructor
- Advanced Evasive Driving Instructor
- Tracking, Jungle Warfare & Navigation Instructor
- Demolition and Sabotage Instructor
- Skiing Instructor
- Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Abseiling & Ice Climbing Instructor
- Combat Survival and RTI Instructor
- Counter-Terrorist Instructor
- Patrol Medic/Trauma Life Support
Billy was the Senior Military Instructor at The British Army Jungle Warfare Training School in Brunei.
Billy is an Ambassador for REBUILD Globally. This charity promotes prosperity by growing Haiti’s educated and skilled workforce, ensuring a pathway to dignified employment.
“Billy is inspirational and always humble. A giant of a man!”
Bear Grylls OBE
Following a distinguished military career, Billy entered the world of bodyguarding. Billy protected many Hollywood celebrities, including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Sir Michael Caine, Russell Crowe, and Tom Cruise, with a formidable reputation.
‘The SAS and all it stands for is exemplified in men such as Mark Billingham. They are the backbone of the British military, and I, for one, am thankful he is on our side!’
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
SAS: Who Dares Wins, SAS Australia and Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test
Billy is the Chief Instructor on Channel 4’s hit show SAS: Who Dares Wins, supported by DS Rudy Reyes, Jason Fox and Chris Oliver.
He was also a DS on Channel 7’s record-breaking TV series SAS Australia.
Based on elements from Special Forces Selection, the Directing Staff put civilians and celebrities through an eight-day selection process testing the candidates mentally and physically.
In January 2023, FOX TV (USA) premiered ‘Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test‘ featuring Billy as a DS.
Billy is TV’s most experienced, the highest ranking and most decorated SAS leader and SAS instructor.
Billy Billingham Book – The Hard Way: Adapt, Survive and Win:
Billy’s autobiography ‘The Hard Way’ details his story so far. It is an inspiring read that educates and enthrals those wishing to seek a challenge and conquer it the SAS way.
He tours the UK, speaking to sell-out audiences. Check out tour dates for An Audience with Billy Billingham.
As a SAS Motivational Speaker, Billy delivers inspirational messages and stories from his incredible life, touching on topics such as Resilience, Teamwork, Leadership and Risk.
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