Mike Roberts is an officer with the British Special Forces Unit.
The SFU is an elite part of the already extremely elite Special Air Squadron (SAS) and Roberts holds the rank of Major when we first meet him.
According to the bio we are given at the beginning of each of the three adventures, he attended Cambridge University and, upon leaving, joined the British Army. It was not long before his skills and drive brought him to the attention of the SAS and its highly rigorous qualifying training. Apparently that was not enough of a challenge for the young man because after just a couple of assignments, he got himself seconded to the SFU.
Several more extremely dangerous missions would go into his record as he continued to show just how good he was, whether in a group or acting solo. From that followed a tour as the Military Attaché at the embassy in Egypt for which he received extensive training in Arabic and from which he made some very useful contacts in the Middle East.
It was around that time that the Foreign Office took note of his abilities and his track record and he was pulled back to London to work closely with the Foreign Secretary. It is there that we find the capable Major Roberts in the first story.
When not in some far-away country fighting enemies of Britain, Roberts can usually be found at home with his wife, Diana, and their two pre-teen children, Mark and Liz. He and Diana enjoy a happy, close relationship and she has to be made of the same stern material her husband is to be able to watch him leave on a mission, knowing just how deadly it is by the wounds he returns with.