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

17.10.2016 - SAS: Who Dares Wins - Series 2

The second series of the TV reality show that puts members of the public through a grueling special forces selection process returns to our screens. Tune in to Channel 4 at 9pm...
more info: SAS: Who Dares Wins
(Channel4.com)

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16.10.2016 - SAS Soldier 'Investigated For Iraq War Mercy Killing'

A former SAS sergeant has said he is being investigated for murder after admitting he shot dead enemy fighters in what he called a "mercy killing"....
more info: SAS soldier 'investigated for Iraq War mercy killing'
(BBC News)

10.08.2016 - 43 Commando Exercise Deutsche Dagger

Royal Navy video features 43 Commando training in Germany...
more info: 43 Commando Exercise Deutsche Dagger
(Elite UK Forces)

09.08.2016 - UKSF In Syria - BBC Photos

a BBC News report shows photos of British Special Forces operating in support of Syrian militia...
more info: UKSF In Syria - BBC Photos
(Elite UK Forces)

07.06.2016 - UKSF On Syria Frontline

Credible reports place British Special Forces on the frontline in Syria...

more info: UKSF On Syria Frontline
(Elite UK Forces)

31.05.2016 - UKSF Using Bollywood Music Against ISIS

British Special Forces are using Bollywood music in psychological warfare operations against ISIS, tabloid reports claim...

more info: What music are British special forces playing at ISIS to freak them out?
(The Mirror)

26.05.2016 - UKSF Take Out ISIS Truck

British Special Forces operating in Libya have destroyed an ISIS vehicle with a missile...

more info: UKSF Take Out ISIS Truck
(Elite UK Forces)

09.05.2016 - SAS Capture IS Commanders

The SAS have carried out a number of snatch operations in Northern Iraq, capturing several IS warlords...

more info: SAS Capture IS Commanders
(Elite UK Forces)

18.04.2016 - Special Purpose Task Group

A newly-formed British maritime task force, the Special Purpose Task Group (SPTG), has been deployed on contingency operations in the Mediterranean...

more info: Special Purpose Task Group
(Elite UK Forces)

05.04.2016 - British Special Forces Get Ospreys

The V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft has been acquired to support British Special Forces...

more info: British Special Forces Get Ospreys
(Elite UK Forces)

29.03.2016 - SAS Libyan Deployment Revealed In Leaked Memo

The rumoured involvement of British Special Forces in Libya has been confirmed in a leaked memo on a meeting between the Jordanian King and American officials...

more info: SAS Libyan Deployment Revealed In Leaked Memo
(Elite UK Forces)

25.03.2016 - Operation Temperer

Plain clothes special forces troops have been deployed to British streets to protect against terrorist attack...

more info: Operation Temperer
(Elite UK Forces)

21.03.2016 - Sea Kings On Farewell Tour

5 Commando Helicopter Force Sea Kings are undertaking a farewell flight over the south west of England today...

more info: Five Sea Kings fly over Plymouth in farewell mission
(Plymouth Herald)

related news: End In Sight For Commando Sea Kings
(Elite UK Forces)

21.03.2016 - Police & Special Forces On Alert For London Attack

Police and Army units are on standby to respond to multiple simultaneous terror attacks in the nation's capital...

more info: Special forces and police are on standby...
(Daily Mail)

08.03.2016 - UKSF In London Terror Drill

British and American special forces and EOD specialists have taken part in secret exercises in London...

more info: UKSF In London Terror Drill
(Elite UK Forces)

08.03.2016 - Arctic Wildcat Deployment

Wildcat AH1 helicopters with 847 NAS, Commando Helicopter Force have made their first deployment to Norway...

06.03.2016 - Cold Response '16

3 Commando Brigade take part in NATO exercise Cold Response '16 - photos and video...

more info: Cold Response '16
(Elite UK Forces)

04.03.2016 - 43 Commando Drop SA80 for C8

A Royal Marines unit has re-equipped from the SA80A2 (L85A2) to the Colt Canada C8 carbine...

more info: 43 Commando Drop SA80 for C8
(Elite UK Forces)

03.03.2016 - MoD Reprimanded Over SAS Selection Deaths

The Ministry of Defence is to be reprimanded over the deaths of three soldiers on an SAS training exercise in the Brecon Beacons....

more info: MoD to be reprimanded over Brecon Beacons SAS deaths
(BBC News)

01.03.2016 - UKSF Building Libyan Anti-ISIS Forces

British Special Forces are advising and training Libyan forces to take on ISIS...

more info: UKSF Building Libyan Anti-ISIS Forces
(Elite UK Forces)

18.02.2016 - End In Sight For Commando Sea Kings

The last remaining Commando Helicopter Sea Kings are set to retire at the end of next month...

more info: End In Sight For Commando Sea Kings
(Elite UK Forces)

16.02.2016 - SAS Sniper Takes Out ISIS Commander

From the 'too good to be true' files: A British SAS sniper has taken out an ISIS executioner in Syria...

more info: SAS Sniper - Syria
(Elite UK Forces)

15.02.2016 - The SRR Needs You

The UK's most secretive special forces unit is advertising for new recruits...

more info: The SRR Needs You
(Elite UK Forces)

09.02.2016 - Blog: The AW Covert Sniper Rifle

A look (with videos) at the AWC, the suppressed sniper rifle used by the Special Air Service...

more info: Blog: The AW Covert Sniper Rifle
(Elite UK Forces)

07.02.2016 - Wildcats For The Special Forces? Probably.

A video interview hints at a probable special forces role for the Wildcat helicopter...

more info: Wildcats For The Special Forces? Probably.
(Elite UK Forces)

06.02.2016 - UKSF Wounded In ISIS Combat

3 British Special Forces soldiers were wounded while fighting off an ISIS ambush in Northern Iraq...

more info: UKSF Wounded In ISIS Combat
(Elite UK Forces)

04.02.2016 - SAS Veterans Re-Enlist To Fight ISIS

Large numbers of former Special Air Service soldiers are returning to their old unit in order to take on ISIS...

more info: SAS Veterans Re-Enlist To Fight ISIS
(Elite UK Forces)

25.01.2016 - SRR In Iraq Shootout

2 female Special Reconnaissance Regiment soldiers have fought their way out of an ISIS ambush in Iraq, according to the Daily Mail...

more info: SRR In Iraq Shootout
(Elite UK Forces)

21.01.2016 - UK Mulls Helicopter In-Flight Refueling

The UK is considering ways to extend the range of transport aircraft, including via air to air refueling of special forces helicopters...

more info: UK Mulls Helicopter In-Flight Refueling
(Elite UK Forces)

18.01.2016 - SAS Dress In Burkas To Infiltrate ISIS HQ

In a somewhat unlikely story, the Express details an SAS undercover mission in Syria...

more info: SAS Dress In Burkas To Infiltrate ISIS HQ
(Daily Express)

12.01.2016 - Video: S Squadron, 43 Commando

Take a look at this video of S Squadron, 43 Commando...

06.01.2016 - SAS Sniper Takes Out ISIS Command Post

An SAS sniper has used a L82A1 Barret rifle to take out an ISIS command post in Ramadi, Iraq...

more info: SAS Sniper Takes Out ISIS Command Post
(Elite UK Forces)

05.01.2016 - A400M Special Operations?

A look at the A400M and its suitability for special operations...

more info: A400M Special Operations?
(Elite UK Forces)

05.01.2016 - Army To Create Specialised Training Battalions

The British Army is to establish several specialised battalions to train foreign anti-ISIS forces...

more info: Army To Create Specialised Training Battalions
(Elite UK Forces)

04.01.2016 - British Special Forces On Libya Mission

The SAS and other UKSF elements are in Libya preparing the way for an offensive against ISIS...

more info: British Special Forces On Libya Mission
(Elite UK Forces)

01.01.2016 - Police firearms officers trained by SAS to shoot terrorists in the head

Police chiefs insist there is no "shoot to kill" policy within British policing but accept that head shots are likely to "prove fatal"...

more info: Police firearms officers trained by SAS to shoot terrorists in the head
(the Telegraph)

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