Donald "Lofty" Large (27 September 1930 – 22 October 2006) was a British soldier and author.Having joined the Army as a boy, Large fought in the Korean War and was wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Imjin. He spent two years in a prisoner-of-war camp, where his injuries went untreated and he lost more than a third of his body weight.

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  • Donald "Lofty" Large (27 September 1930 – 22 October 2006) was a British soldier and author.Having joined the Army as a boy, Large fought in the Korean War and was wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Imjin. He spent two years in a prisoner-of-war camp, where his injuries went untreated and he lost more than a third of his body weight. After his release and rehabilitation, he joined the Special Air Service (SAS) and went on to serve in various conflicts around the world, hunting communist guerrillas in Malaya, suppressing rebellions in Oman and Aden, and conducting deniable cross-border reconnaissance and raids during the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation.An imposing figure – he was almost 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall – he was given the nickname "Lofty" after joining the Army.After his retirement, Large wrote two books about his Army career, preceding such authors as Andy McNab and Chris Ryan. Andy McNab has said that Large and his books were "instrumental in setting the template for future members of the [SAS] Regiment".
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  • Pete Scholey, Colin Wallace, Johnny Partridge, Pete Winner and Bob Podesta.
  • "We are the Pilgrims, master."
  • Donated by his mates
  • In Memory of WO2 Don "Lofty" Large, 22 SAS
  • THE SAS REGIMENT
  • The Oman Insurgencies 1958–1976
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