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UK Elite & Special Forces News - 2012

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

10.12.2012 - SAS Join Hunt For 'White Widow'

The Special Air Service has joined the hunt for the so-called 'White Widow', the most wanted female fugitive on the planet...
more info : SAS Join Hunt For 'White Widow'

30.11.2012 - SAS Hero Nightingale Goes Free

The SAS hero that had been jailed for possession of a pistol given to him as thankyou gift from Iraqi special forces has been freed by the Court Martial Appeal Court...
more info : SAS Hero Nightingale Goes Free

27.11.2012 - SEALs support Jailed SAS Hero

U.S. Navy SEALs join those supporting jailed SAS hero, Dannu Nightingale...
more info : SEALs support Jailed SAS Hero

12.11.2012 - SAS Hero Jailed

An SAS soldier has been jailed for possession of a pistol awarded to him by the Iraqi Army for outstanding service...
more info : SAS Hero Jailed

07.11.2012 - Cockleshell Heroes Memorial Opened

The Royal Marines Museum has unveiled a memorial to the famed Cockleshell Heroes...
more info : Cockleshell Heroes Memorial Opened

15.10.2012 - Former SAS Officer Dies

Clive Fairweather, former second in command of 22 SAS has died aged 68...
more info : Former SAS Officer Dies

12.10.2012 - Royal Marines Held Over Suspected Murder

7 Royal Marines have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of an insurgent in Afghanistan last year...
more info : Royal Marines Held Over Suspected Murder

09.10.2012 - Royal Marines To get Viking Upgrades

The Royal Marines' fleet of BvS 10 Viking APCs will be upgraded to Mk2 standard, it has been announced...
more info : Royal Marines To Get Viking Upgrades

17.09.2012 - SAS Soldier Recalls Scottish Prison Rescue Op

25 years on, a member of the SAS team that stormed a Scottish prison talks about the operation...
more info : SAS Remember Scottish Prison Rescue Op

17.09.2012 - SAS Protected Prince Harry During Taliban Attack

A Special Air Service close protection team whisked Prince Harry to safety during a Taliban attack at Camp Bastion...
more info : SAS Protected Prince Harry During Taliban Attack

15.08.2012 - UKSF Foil Kabul Terror Attack

British Special Forces, working with the Afghan intelligence service have foiled a terror attack in Kabul...
more info : UKSF Foil Kabul Terror Attack

22.07.2012 - Female Special Forces Are Olympic Guardians

The Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), including a contingent of female operatives, will be helping to protect the Olympic Games...
more info : Female Special Forces Are Olympic Guardians

28.06.2012 - British Special Forces In Syria?

An Israeli news website reports that British special forces have begun operations in Syria...
more info : British Special Forces In Syria?

21.06.2012 - Cameron Considered SBS Raid On Russian Ship

The British Prime Minister considered ordering a special forces operaton against a Russian cargo ship suspected of carrying arms to Syria...
more info : Cameron Considered SBS Raid On Russian Ship

19.06.2012 - Restructured Army To Focus On Special Operations

The British Army is to be resized, restructure and focus more on special operations...
more info : Restructured Army To Focus On Special Operations

19.06.2012 - SAS Successes Against Al Qaeda In Iraq Revealed

The Daily Mail reveals details of successful SAS operations against 2 key Al Qaeda terrorists in Iraq...
more info : SAS Successes Against Al Qaeda In Iraq Revealed

03.06.2012 - Special Forces Rescue - Details Emerge

Details of the joint special forces task force rescue operation in Afghanistan have began to emerge...
more info : Special Forces Rescue - Details Emerge

02.06.2012 - British Special Forces Rescue Aid Workers

British special forces have rescued 4 aid workers from kidnappers in Afghanistan...
more info : British Special Forces Rescue Aid Workers

20.05.2012 - British Special Forces To Remain In Afghanistan after 2014?

British special forces will remain in Afghanistan after the planned withdrawl of NATO forces at the end of 2014...
more info : British Special Forces To Remain In Afghanistan after 2014?

17.05.2012 - Royal Navy, Royal Marines Intercept Pirates, Smugglers On The High Seas

HMS Westminster has intercepted pirates and drug smugglers in a series of operations on the Indian Ocean...
more info : Royal Navy, Royal Marines Intercept Pirates, Smugglers On The High Seas

16.05.2012 - Call For Independent Scottish Special Forces Squadron

A former SAS deputy commander has said that an independent Scotland would need its own special forces squadron...
more info : Call For Independent Scottish Special Forces Squadron

05.05.2012 - Snipers Take To The Skies Above London For Olympics Exercise

A report on the latest Olympics security exercise in London and off the south coast...
more info : Snipers Take To The Skies Above London For Olympics Exercise

19.04.2012 - SBS Led Kabul Counter Attack

News reports indicate that the Special Boat Service played a key role in counter attacks against Taliban insurgents in Kabul...
more info : SBS Led Kabul Counter Attack

17.04.2012 - British Special Forces In Kabul Fight Back

British special forces have taken part in counter attacks against Taliban insurgents in the Afghan capital city...
more info : British Special Forces In Kabul Fight Back

20.03.2012 - Elite Troops Leaving For The Private Sector

More and more Royal Marines and Paras are quitting the service for lucrative jobs with private security firms...
more info : Elite Troops Leaving For The Private Sector

15.03.2012 - British Special Forces Operating In Somalia?

A British tabloid has reported that the SAS are waging a covert war against Islamic terrorists in Somalia...
more info : British Special Forces Operating In Somalia?

09.03.2012 - Failed SBS Rescue Op - Details Emerge

Some details of the circumstances surrounding the failed SBS hostage-rescue operation in Nigeria have begun to emerge...
more info : Failed SBS Rescue Op - Details Emerge

08.03.2012 - SBS Operation In Nigeria

The Telegraph reports on an apparent failed attempt to rescue western hostages being held in Nigeria...
more info : SBS Operation In Nigeria

29.02.2012 - British Special Forces Ordered Into Syria?

The People website claims that teams of UKSF have been ordered into Syria to protect British personnel...
more info : British Special Forces Ordered Into Syria?

27.02.2012 - UKSF Deploy To The Falklands?

The Daily Mail reports that a UKSF team has been deployed to the Falkland Islands...
more info : UK Special Forces Deploy To the Falklands?

10.02.2012 - Prince Harry To Support UKSF

As an Apache gunner, Prince Harry will give direct support to British special forces in Afghanistan...
more info : Prince Harry To Support UKSF

25.01.2012 - Member Of Member Of 42 Commando In Radio Times

The radio times has printed a photo of Royal Marines which revealed more than expected...
more info : 'SAS' & Member Of Member Of 42 Commando In Radio Times

23.01.2012 - Video : 'SAS' & US Marines Firefight With Taliban

Youtube footage showing the SAS or other elite UK unit fighting alongside US Marines in Afghanistan...
more info : 'SAS' & US Marines Firefight With Taliban

20.01.2012 - Royal Marines / Police Exercise

Video and links to reports of the high profile security exercise on the Thames...
more info : Royal Marines / Police Exercise

18.01.2012 - British Special Forces In Libya - BBC Report

Newsnight report on the role of MI6 and UK Special Forces in Libya last year...
more info : British Special Forces In Libya - BBC Report

17.01.2012 - Troop Cuts to Hit Gurkhas

New rounds of redundancies will see the loss of 1 in 8 Gurkhas...
more info : Troop Cuts To Hit Gurkhas

15.01.2012 - Royal Marines Thames Exercise

Report on the upcoming exercise on the River Thames by the Royal Marines and Police...
more info : Royal Marines Thames Exercise

15.01.2012 - SBS Deploy To Persian Gulf

According to a British tabloid, SBS personnel are protecting Royal Navy ships in the Persian Gulf...
more info : SBS Deploy to Persian Gulf

13.01.2012 - Royal Marines Capture 13 Pirates

Royal Marines boarding parties and snipers intercept and capture a suspected pirate vessel...
more info : 'Royal Marines Capture 13 Pirates

11.01.2012 - 'Killer Elite' - out soon on dvd / blu-ray

A SAS-related thriller is to be released soon to the home market...
more info : 'Killer Elite' - out soon on dvd / blu-ray

11.01.2012 - Shadow Arts Minister Is Former SFSG

Labour's shadow arts minister is a former PARA who served in the Special Forces Support Group...
more info : Shadow Arts Minister Is Former SFSG

09.01.2012 - UKSF Eye Use Of MH-6 Helicopter For Olympics

British special forces are looking at using Mh-6 'Little Bird' helicopters for their Olympic security mission...
more info : UKSF Eye Use Of MH-6 Helicopter For Olympics

05.01.2012 - British Special Forces Training Syrian Rebels?

Various reports indicate that MI6/UKSF may be training Syrian rebels...
more info : British Special Forces Training Syrian Rebels?

04.01.2012 - New Special Forces Helicopters On The Horizon

A light assault helicopter fleet is being planned for British special forces...
more info : New Special Forces Helicopters On The Horizon

03.01.2012 - Royal Navy Helicopters Are Eyes In The Sky For UKSF

Royal Navy Sea King helicopters have been supporting UKSF operations in Afghanistan...
more info : Royal Navy Helicopters Are Eyes In The Sky For UKSF

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