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    one man's opinion.

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    British SAS. The best in the world.

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    They are very good, but like the US Delta force and many others they to have had some monumental fuck ups, like the (in)famous Bravo patrol, if you read the whole true story by Peter Radcliff "I think he was the company Sargent" then mr. Mcnab (not his real name) was a clown not listening to the advise given in the preparations for the patrol, and they had radios that they could not use because of bad communications about frequency's before the patrol started, not what you would expect from a top outfit.

    Anyway the (Libyan) Iranian (thanks Noodles) Embassy was brilliant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larvidchr
    Anyway the Libyan Embassy was brilliant.
    I must have missed that one, Rescue of hostages in the Iranian Embassy Siege in London (operation Nimrod) was spot on.

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    Real special forces operators don't write books.

    SAS -- First Class Asshats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by larvidchr
    Anyway the Libyan Embassy was brilliant.
    I must have missed that one, Rescue of hostages in the Iranian Embassy Siege in London (operation Nimrod) was spot on.
    Sorry that's the one I was on about

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    Real special forces operators don't write books.
    Who said they did?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Real special forces operators don't write books.
    No, they make fitness videos instead
    Maximum Fitness: The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Cross Training

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    Here is a list (not complete) of the Danish specialforces the "huntsmen corps" international operations, we get to know where they have been sometimes, but always after the fact, and that is the extend of the information released, I to think that details about special force clandestine and international operations should stay secret, no need to help present and future enemy's.



    1961 – 1989: Den Kolde Krig 1993: European Commission Monitor Mission 1995: United Nation Protection Mission (UNPROFOR) 1996: Implementation Force (IFOR) 1996 – 1997: Allied Military Intelligence Battalion (AMIB) 1997: Stabilisation Force (SFOR) 1997 – 2000: Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force (CJSOTF), Sarajevo 1999 – 2000: Kosovo Force (KFOR) 2002: Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) 2003: Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) 2003: Force Protection – Irak 2004: Protection Team – Bagdad 2005: Force Protection – Kosovo 2005: Humanitær indsats – Sri Lanka 2005: Protection Team – NATO Training Mission 2006: Protection Team – Basra

    They are in Afghanistan at the moment, and have been since the beginning (helmand province), but that info is yet to be released officially on their website.
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    This guy wrote the Navy SEAL training guide.


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    ^^ Exactly, neither are tactics, techniques or procedures made public.

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    ^They only let you know what they want you to know.

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    Ohh yes not to forget the Scandinavian SAS, very expensive and very poor service

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    Real special forces operators don't write books
    This one is actually worth a read...



    Unfortunately, i just read that they will be making a film based on this book called the Killer Elite with that nob Jason Statham.

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    The SAS must be a cinch to get in as I have met thousands of former SAS guys in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    The SAS must be a cinch to get in as I have met thousands of former SAS guys in Thailand.
    Their HQ is Chequers bar on Suk Soi 4, dontcha know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by larvidchr View Post
    They are very good, but like the US Delta force and many others they to have had some monumental fuck ups, like the (in)famous Bravo patrol, if you read the whole true story by Peter Radcliff "I think he was the company Sargent" then mr. Mcnab (not his real name) was a clown not listening to the advise given in the preparations for the patrol, and they had radios that they could not use because of bad communications about frequency's before the patrol started, not what you would expect from a top outfit.

    Anyway the (Libyan) Iranian (thanks Noodles) Embassy was brilliant.
    The rushed preparation of "Desert Storm" meant that the Bravo guys were given comms and maps that were useless for the mission. But orders is orders. - They did find the SCUD launchers though.. But could not evade capture after being ambushed.


    The book "Ghost Force. A Secret History" of the SAS, by Ken Connor is a pretty informative read about the regiment's formation and history. It also explains a lot about the military and political carve-up of the big pie, after WWII ended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    I have met thousands of former SAS guys in Thailand.
    Me too. They usually hang out in bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Real special forces operators don't write books.
    There are libraries [sic] full of such testimonies, real or imagined.

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    I thought the SBS was the best special forces. You don't hear too much about them.
    I think they are the UK equivalent of the US navy SEALS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    the Bravo guys were given comms and maps that were useless for the mission. But orders is orders. - They did find the SCUD launchers though.. But could not evade capture after being ambushed.
    But they weren't really ambushed were they? They did have a fantastic battle with some imaginary APCs though. Those are the toughest kinds to fight.

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    I salute them, and I'm very proud of my dad, not SAS but Green Beret. Good jobs boys.

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    Ive met one or two of the "Im ex special forces" one Seppo and one Brit, both wankers.

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