The Harraby Theatre has announced that former SAS soldier Rusty Firmin will be hosting a talk on July 10.

On the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Embassy siege, Firmin will be talking about his experiences of the moment that gripped the country and other tales of his life.

Firmin was born in Carlisle and was adopted at an early age. He had a coveted military career, joining the 49 Field Regiment Artillery at the age of just 17.

He completed several tours of Northern Ireland as a patrol commander and soon volunteered to serve with 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery.

Eventually, he applied to join the SAS, and in 1977 completed the selection course.

With the SAS, he spent time all over the world, from Guatemala, to Belize, Malaya, Brunei, Borneo, and Botswana. He also spent some time in the Middle East.

He was directly involved in the Iranian Embassy siege in London in 1980.

The talk will start at 7.30pm.

For more information, visit the Harraby Theatre website.