Special Air Service

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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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OPERATION Bluestar, one of the stormiest chapters in the history of Indian Army, has been reopened with recently disclosed Whitehall correspondence claiming a British SAS officer visited Delhi to advise the Indian government on ejecting militants from the Golden Temple.
DARES WINS (1982) DARES WINS (1982) 6WHO 6WHO LEWIS Collins of The Professionals fame joins the British SAS to help American dignitaries in trouble.
DARES WINS (1982) 6WHO LEWIS Collins of The Professionals fame joins the British SAS to help American dignitaries in trouble.
7 ( ANI ): Images of a British SAS sniper lying on a Welsh bridge with his long-range rifle have prompted a fresh probe into Princess Diana murder claims.
These include gladly allowing ten IRA hunger strikers to starve themselves to death at Long Kesh prison when she could have easily prevented it; sending British SAS soldiers to Northern Ireland with orders to "shoot to kill"; and ordering the execution of Catholic lawyer Pat Finucane, whose only offense was defending suspected IRA members too well in court.
Phil Singleton, formerly of the British SAS, is an absolute guru when it comes to firearms and can be found on Youtube writing his initials with rounds fired from an MR 5.
Published in 1991, Sir Ranulph Fiennes' The Feather Men is a novel based (Fiennes claims) on fact, detailing the assassination of four British SAS men in revenge for their part in the murder of an Oman sheik's three sons.
In order to free his friend, Bryce has to kill three British SAS soldiers responsible for murdering the sheikh's three oldest sons, while Owen vows to stop at nothing to protect the targets.
No surprise, considering this well-oiled genre item was adapted from Ranulph Fiennes' "The Feather Men," a fictionalized memoir--or "true adventure," per his pubbery's PR department--in which a secret society mobilized to protect four British SAS vets marked for death.
Defence Secretary Liam Fox confirmed that Nato was providing "intelligence and reconnaissance assets" to the NTC but refused to comment on a report that British SAS soldiers were leading the hunt for the dictator and his sons.
Defence Secretary Liam Fox confirmed that Nato was providing "intelligence and reconnaissance assets" to the NTC but refused to comment on a report that elite British SAS soldiers were leading the hunt for the dictator and his sons.
A number of alternatives have been suggested like the relatively recent 6.8SPC round or even the 6.5 Grendel, but the British SAS recently decided in favor of an old stand-by cartridge, the 7.62x51mm NATO, when fired from a rifle made exclusively here in the USA, and specifically the state of Illinois.
Airborne Forces, the Israeli Parachute Corps, the Russian Spetsnaz, the British SAS, and the Australian SAS Regiment.
Navy SEALs, British SAS, the ANP, the ANA's 4th Kandak.
On March 7 1988 British SAS shot an IRA gang dead in Gibraltar The IRA has confirmed the three people killed were an active service unit.
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