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.
Troops from the regiment's Territorial Army battalions 21 and 23 SAS had been "mentoring" the Afghan National Police but it is understood their role has been given to regular infantry.
After being ordained he became chaplain of 23 SAS division in Hereford, and was later made padre of the Parachute Regiment.
The three dead men were part of a detachment of 100 from 23 SAS who are training the Afghan police.
The SAS men who died were serving with a Territorial Army reservist unit, 23 SAS, which trains with the regular troops.
Soldiers from 23 SAS are longrange reconnaissance specialists and join from civilian life - usually recruited from the Midlands, the north of England or Scotland.
The SAS men who died were serving with 23 SAS - a Territorial Army reservist unit which trains alongside regular SAS troopers.