Special Air Service

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Synonyms for Special Air Service

a specialist regiment of the British army that is trained in commando techniques of warfare and used in clandestine operations (especially against terrorist groups)

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I first heard of him in 1976, as a 15-year-old when I was introduced to C Squadron 23 SAS, by my cousin.
The three dead men were part of a detachment of 100 from 23 SAS who are training the Afghan police.
After being ordained he became chaplain of 23 SAS division in Hereford, and was later made padre of the Parachute Regiment.
The SAS men who died were serving with 23 SAS - a Territorial Army reservist unit which trains alongside regular SAS troopers.
The SAS men who died were serving with a Territorial Army reservist unit, 23 SAS, which trains with the regular troops.
A call from his troop commander in the Iranian embassy siege resulted in Frank becoming chaplain to 23 SAS - the Territorial Army wing of the Regiment.