SAS Soldier Recalls Prison Rescue Operation
Nearly 25 years ago, in October 1987, members of D Squadron, 22 SAS stormed a Scottish prison and rescued a prison officer taken hostage by inmates who had rioted and taken over the jail. The Daily Record, yesterday, published a retrospective report on the incident at HM Prison Peterhead, with contributions from Peter Ratcliffe, an SAS veteran who was 2nd-in-command of the SAS unit that carried out the operation.
To read more from the Daily Record and to read our report on the SAS operation at HM Prison Peterhead, see the links below:
*update*: link to BBC video interview with the hostage has been added below
- SAS snatch team recall six-minute blitz to rescue guard at Peterhead jail 25 years on
(the daily record)
- SAS Operations - Peterhead Prison
- Peterhead Prison siege: Hostage tells how SAS stormed jail