I agree with that last part. The second is correct only in a general sense. He was a reserve who was trying to become a real SAS member but hurt himself--who's really surprised by that-- and never completed training. As for survival expert? No thanks. The average Eagle Scout knows more.
He's really good at sleeping in 5 star resorts while "roughing it" though.
I agree. His show is mildly entertaining at best and in my opinion, he's a big pansy. Bear is a fraud. And why the name "Bear" for guy like that? His name is Edward. Not the kind of guy who should have the nickname "Bear"...