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The latest news related to UK special forces and elite military and police units...

06.09.2018 - Video: Pathfinder Platoon

Video from 16 Air Assault Brigade's Twitter, featuring the elite Pathfinder Platoon performing a parachute jump:

06.09.2018 - Video: 59 Commando Drills

Video from 59 Commando's Twitter:

59 Commando are part of 24 Commando Royal Engineers

03.09.2018 - SAS Instructors Face Court Marshall

Two Special Air Service (SAS) instructors have been charged with negligence over the deaths of three recruits during SAS selection in the Brecon Beacons in 2013....

more info: SAS recruitment deaths: Two soldiers charged with negligence after three recruits died during Brecon Beacon exercise
(The Independent)

19.08.2018 - Video: CHF Carrier Ops

Video from Jane's by IHS Markit featuring the CO of Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) talking on the Commando Merlin's upcoming deployment on the Queen Elizabeth carrier. Future upgrades for the CHF Merlin and Wildcat fleets are also discussed.

09.08.2018 - Army To Drop Several Weapon Systems

The Light Machine Gun, Light Support Weapon and 60mm mortar will be phased out of service over the coming months....

more info: Army To Drop Several Weapon Systems
(Elite UK Forces)

07.08.2018 - video: 658 Sqn Dauphin 2

A twitter user has posted a phone video showing a 658 Squadron AAC Dauphin 2 helicopter landing somewhere in the UK.

06.08.2018 - Special Forces Chopper Close Encounter

Footage of a Special Forces helicopter flying low in the fog by a road in Cumbria has emerged....

more info: Special Forces Chopper Close Encounter
(Elite UK Forces)

02.07.2018 - Special Forces Hercules Loss Revealed

The loss of a RAF SF Hercules C4 aircraft from a hard landing in Iraq last year has just now been revealed....

more info: Special Forces Hercules Loss Revealed
(Elite UK Forces)

29.06.2018 - Video: 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group

Video featuring Marines with 43 Commando demonstrating their nuclear deterrant protection role.

12.06.2018 - Photo: Pathfinder Platoon Coyote

Photo showing Pathfinder Platoon operating Coyote 6X6 TSV

12.06.2018 - Video: 539 ASRM Helocasting

Video showing Raiding Troop 539 Assault Group Royal Marines helocasting from 846 NAS Merlin helicopters.

26.04.2018 - Army Get Updated Rifle

The British Army is upgrading its SA80A2 rifles to A3 standard....

more info: Army Get Updated Rifle
(Elite UK Forces)

26.04.2018 - Video: Pathfinder Platoon

British Army video showing members of 16 Air Assault Brigade's Pathfinder Platoon undergoing patrol and tactical live-firing training.

16.04.2018 - Photo: SBS In Afghanistan

Photo of 2 Special Boat Service (SBS) commandos standing next to a U.S. Army OH-58 Kiowa helicopter at a base in Afghanistan, 2011....
British Special Boat Service (SBS) troopers in Afghanistan, 2011. [1080 x 806] from reddit

03.04.2018 - 2 PARA Video

Paratroopers from B Coy, 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, take part in a complex live-firing assault alongside their counterparts from the US 101st Airborne Division, marking the culmination of several weeks of advanced interoperability training between the two airborne units.....

31.03.2018 - UKSF Soldier Killed In Syria

A British Special Forces soldier has been killed during an operation in Syria....
more info:

25.03.2018 - Special Forces Museum Exhibition

An exhibition on British Special Forces is on at London's National Army Museum from the 17th of March to 18th of November 2018....
more info: Special Forces: In the Shadows
(National Army Museum)

07.03.2018 - Photo: SBS In Afghanistan

Spotted online - photo showing 2 Special Boat Service (SBS) commandos in a 4x4 vehicle (with mounted GPMG)_as a C-130K Hercules flies past circa 2006-2008....
Two British Special Boat Service (SBS) troopers in their vehicle, as a cargo plane glides behind them in Afghanistan, c. 2006-2008. [1080 x 809] from reddit

more info: Photo: SBS In Afghanistan
(Reddit)

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