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UK Elite & Special Forces News - 2011

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

15.12.2011 - UK Military To Guard Olympics

A report on plans for the UK military, including Royal Marines and special forces, to provide security for the 2012 Olympics...
more info : UK Military To Guard Olympics

02.12.2011 - Royal Marines Snipers Foil Pirate Attack

A Royal Marines sniper team has help foil an attack by pirates in the Indian Ocean...
more info : Royal Marines Snipers Foil Pirate Attack

22.11.2011 - SAS Train In Olympic Village Mock Up

The SAS counter terrorism team is training in a mock up of the Olympic Village...
more info / comments: SAS Train In Olympic Village Mock Up

03.11.2011 - SAS To Deploy To London Base For Olympics

The SAS Special Projects team will deploy to a special riverside base to protect the 2012 Olympics...
more info / comments: SAS To Deploy To London Base For Olympics

30.10.2011 - Royal Marines Somalia Mission Revealed

Info on a July mission in Somalia by 539 ASRM ...
more info : Royal Marines Somalia Mission Revealed

25.10.2011 - SRR Hunt Remaining Gaddafi Clan

The SRR are hunting for the remaining members of Gaddafi's clan in Libya...
more info : SRR hunt Remaining Gaddafi Clan

25.10.2011 - Did The SAS Help Find Gaddafi?

A report on the role of British special forces in the capture of Gaddafi in Sirte...
more info : Did the SAS Help Find Gaddafi?

21.10.2011 - Royal Marines Capture Pirate Mothership

In the third such action in recent week, Royal Marines / Royal Navy forces have captured a pirate mothership...
more info : Royal Marines Capture Pirate Mothership

17.10.2011 - SAS Retry Criteria To Change?

SAS officers mull allowing candidates to have a third attempt at passing SAS selection ...
more info : SAS Retry Criteria To Change?

17.10.2011 - 42 Commando - The Battle of Compound 62

Report, including video footage, of an intense firefight between Lima Company, 42 Commando and the Taliban...
more info : 42 Commando - The Battle of Compound 62

17.10.2011 - Training commandos in US desert

BBC video report on 40 Commando Royal Marines training in the US desert for a future Afghanistan delpoyment...
more info : Training commandos in US desert (BBC News)

17.10.2011 - Royal Marines Raid Pirate Ship

Royal Marines from HMS Somerset have raided a pirate 'mothership' and rescued a number of hostages...
more info / comments : Royal Marines Raid Pirate Ship

11.10.2011 - 'British Special Forces' Storm Hijacked Ship

'British special forces' have stormed a merchant vessel held by Somali pirates...
more info / comments : British Special Forces Storm Ship

23.09.2011 - World War 2 SAS Diary Reveals Secret History

A secret war diary detailing the fledgling Special Air Service Regiment's activities in World War 2 has been published in honour of the 70th anniversary of the regiment's inception...
more info : BBC News | The Mirror | The Telegraph

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13.09.2011 - UKSF Join Hunt For Brit Kidnap Victim

British special forces have been deployed on the hunt for a British woman kidnapped in Kenya...
more info / comments : UKSF Hunt Brit Kidnap Victim

31.08.2011 - SAS Hunt WPC Fletcher Killers

The Sun reveals that an SAS/MI6 team is in Libya, going after those involved in the shooting of WPC Yvonne Fletcher in London, 1984...
more info / comments : SAS Hunt WPC Fletcher Killers

28.08.2011 - Famed SAS Hero Dies

the BBC reports on the sad death of renowned ex-SAS soldier John McAleese...
more info : Iran embassy SAS commander John McAleese dies
(BBC News)

28.08.2011 - British Special Forces & The Fall Of Tripoli

A look at the role of UKSF in the fall of the Libyan capital...
more info / comments: UKSF and the fall of tripoli

26.08.2011 - SRR Join The Hunt For Gaddafi

Reports are surfacing that the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) have joined the hunt for Colonel Gaddafi...
more info / comments: SRR Joins Hunt For Gaddafi

25.08.2011 - 22 SAS Hunt Gaddafi

Troops from 22 SAS are reportedly leading the hunt for Colonel Gaddafi...
more info / comments: SAS Hunt Gaddafi

24.08.2011 - British special Forces In Libya

A look at various reports of UKSF involvement in the Libyan rebellion...
more info / comments: British special Forces In Libya

03.08.2011 - Kate Middleton Undergoes 'SAS Training'

The Duchess of Cambridge has undergone SAS-style VIP kidnap protection training...
more info / comments: Kate Middleton - 'SAS Training'

27.07.2011 - HMS Sutherland Royal Marines Begin Boarding Ops Off Libya

Royal Marines and sailors embarked aboard HMS Sutherland have began boarding operations off the Libyan coast...
more info / comments: HMS Sutherland Royal Marines Boarding Operations Begin

26.07.2011 - SAS Mission Captures Suspected British Terrorists In Afghanistan

A British special forces raid has captured a British couple suspected of planning terror attacks in the UK...
more info / comments: SAS Raid Captures British Couple

26.07.2011 - SAS-Trained Afghan Commandos Kill 50 Rebels

Afghan special forces, trained by the SAS, have carried out a highly successful operation...
more info / comments: SAS-Trained Afghan Commandos Kill 50 Rebels

25.07.2011 - SBS To Protect Olympic Sailing Events

The Special Boat Service are practising for various scenarios in order to protect upcoming Olympic sailing events...
more info / comments: SBS To Protect Olympic Sailing Events

25.07.2011 - SFSG Base To Expand

The base that is home to the Special Forces Support Group is to be expanded into a 'centre of excellence' for special forces...
more info / comments: SFSG Base To Expand

24.07.2011 - UKSF Ends Unilateral Operations In Afghanistan

All UKSF ops in Afghanistan will now include an Afghani SOF element, according to a BBC report...
more info / comments: UKSF Ends Unilateral Operations In Afghanistnan

18.07.2011 - Video - Royal Marines - HMS Albion

The Guardian has published a video featuring Royal Marines on HMS Albion...
more info / comments: Video - Royal Marines on HMS Albion

11.07.2011 - SBS Carry Out Somali Operations

The SBS have carried out a series of surveillance operations against pirate ports in Somalia...
more info / comments: SBS Carry Out Somalia Operations

21.06.2011 - SAS To Come Home To Guard The Olympics

22 SAS will pull out of Afghanistan and return to the UK and help protect the 2012 Olympic Games...
more info / comments: SAS To Come Home To Guard The Olympics

07.06.2011 - Royal Marines On Yemen Standby

A company of Marines from 40 Commando are on standby off the coast of Yemen...
more info / comments: Royal Marines On Yemen Standby

01.06.2011 - UKSF Spotted In Libya?

News footage has surfaced that may show British Special Forces on the ground in Libya...
more info / comments: UKSF Spotted In Libya?

25.05.2011 - Inquest For SBS Hero

The inquest into the killing in action of a member of the Special Boat Service has been heard...

more info / comments: Inquest For SBS Hero

11.05.2011 - SAS In Olympic Village CT Exercise

The SAS and CO19 have carried out a live fire CT exercise at the Olympic Village in London...

more info / comments: SAS In Olympic CT Exercise

09.05.2011 - SBS Officers Help With Bin Laden Raid

A report on the involvement of 2 SBS officers in the SEAL Team 6 raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan...

more info / comments: SBS Help Plan Bin Laden Op

27.04.2011 - UKSF On Alert For Royal Wedding

A roundup of various press reports of UK Special Forces involvement in securing the upcoming Royal Wedding...

more info / comments: UKSF Help Guard Royal Wedding

25.04.2011 - SAS Recruitment Crisis

A leaked letter from an Army Brigadier reveals a looming crisis in SAS recruitment...

more info / comments: SAS Recruitment Crisis

21.04.2011 - SRR Track Irish Dissidents In London

Real IRA terrorists operating in London have been tracked by The Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) it has been revealed...

more info / comments: SRR Track real IRA In London

10.04.2011 - SRR Track PC Murder Suspect

The Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) helped track the man arrested for the murder of a Northern Ireland Policeman...

more info / comments: SRR Track Suspect

09.04.2011 - Special Forces Officers Arrested Over Leaks

2 Special Forces Officers have been arrested over an alledged attempt to leak classified information to a broadcaster...

more info / comments: UKSF Officers Arrested Over Leaks

25.03.2011 - 3 PARA To Serve As UK Rapid reaction Force

3 PARA is to be removed from Afghanistan deployment rotation to ensure that 16 Air Assault Brigade can maintain a rapid reaction capability...

more info / comments: 3 PARA To Serve As UK Rapid reaction Force

19.03.2011 - UKSF On The Ground In Libya?

Various outlets are reporting that SAS and SBS units are operating inside Libya...

more info / comments : British Special Forces In Libya

13.03.2011 - Captured UKSF Team Were Carrying £4M Spy Kit

The UKSF / MI6 team captured in Libya were carrying classified communications gear...

more info / comments: Captured UKSF Team Were Carrying £4M Spy Kit

09.03.2011 - Special Forces Sieze Iranian Arms Shipment

It has come to light that that British special sorces intercepted an shipment of arms from Iran to the Taliban in Nimruz province, Afghanistan, earlier this year.

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08.03.2011 - SAS Anger at Media Blame For Botched SBS Mission

The SAS is reportedly furious at taking the blame in the media for the recent botched mission in Libya that ended in a UKSF/MI6 team being captured by rebels when infact it was a Special Boat Service (SBS) / MI6 operation.

more info:

06.03.2011 - UKSF Team Freed By Libyan rebels

The British special forces unit that was being held by Libyan rebels have now been freed and have left the country on HMS Cumberland...
more info / comments: UKSF Team Freed By Libyan rebels

06.03.2011 - UK Special ForcesTeam Arrested In Libya

A British special forces / MI6 team has reportedly been arrested in Libya by the rebels they were sent to assist...
more info / comments: UK Special ForcesTeam Arrested In Libya

27.02.2011 - 2nd UKSF Rescue Operation In Libya

British special forces have carried out a 2nd wave of rescue missions in Libya...
more info / comments: 2nd UKSF Rescue Operation In Libya

26.02.2011 - UK Special Forces Evacuate British Workers From Libya

British special forces (SBS / RAF) have evacuated British oil workers from Libya...
more info / comments: UK Special Forces Evacuate British Workers From Libya

24.02.2011 - UK Special Forces On Standby For Libya Rescue Op

British special forces are reportedly on standby to rescue Britons from Libya...
more info / comments: UK Special Forces On Standby For Libya Rescue Op

15.02.2011 - Royal Marines Rescue Hostages

Royal Marines have stormed a pirate ship and rescued a number of hostages... more info / comments: Royal Marines Rescue Hostages

18.01.2011 - Inquest Into UKSF Selection Death

An Inquest is underway into the tragic death of a Royal Marine signaller during Special Forces selection on the Brecon Beacons in 2008.

more info : daily mail

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