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UK Elite & Special Forces News - 2013

Archived news for 2013...

24.12.2013 - SAS Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

A British Special Forces soldier has been killed in action during an operation in Afghanistan.

more info: SAS Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

17.12.2013 - Police Rule Out SAS Role In Diana Death

The Metropolitan Police have said there is no 'credible evidence' to suggest the SAS was involved in the 1997 car crash that killed Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed.

more info: The Independent

21.11.2013 - Undercover soldiers 'killed unarmed civilians in Belfast'

Tonight's Panorma programme features a report on the controversial acitivities of the MRF, an undercover unit that operated in Northern Ireland in the early 70s, and which was eventually disbanded and replaced with the SAS-trained 14 Intelligence Company (The Det).

more info: BBC News (bbc news)

04.11.2013 - mall attack: ex-SAS man & former Irish Ranger helped to save lives

Details emerge on how 2 former soldiers helped rescue victims of the Westgate Mall terror attack...

more info: The Guardian

04.11.2013 - SAS chiefs on a mission to find Diana Murder troops

SAS chiefs are probing if any of their soldiers were in Paris at the time of Princess Diana's death...

more info: Daily Star

25.10.2013 - Appeal to Help Former SAS soldier

The family of a former SAS soldier, who is in a coma after being seriously injured in an accident in Thailand, are seeking financial help to fly him home...

more info / donate: Medevac for Stu (youcaring.com)

23.10.2013 - British special forces carried out secret trainings in Azerbaijan

The SAS trained Azerbaijan's special forces in 2006, it has been reported...

more info: British special forces carried out secret trainings in Azerbaijan (panorama.am)

24.09.2013 - SAS Man Was Hero At Westgate

An off-duty SAS soldier saved many lives during the Westgate terror attack, it has emerged...

more info: SAS Man Was Westgate Hero

24.09.2013 - UKSF Advise On Kenya CT Operation

British Special Forces are in Kenya to advise Kenyan forces on the counter terrorism operation at the Westgate shopping centre...

more info: UKSF Deploy Advise Kenyans

15.09.2013 - SAS Recruitment Ad

21 SAS are advertising for new recruits...

more info: 21 SAS Recruitment Ad (Daily Star)

15.09.2013 - SBS History Revealed

History of the shadowy Special Boat Service (SBS) revealed in new book...

more info: SBS history revealed (Wales Online)

13.09.2013 - SAS Hero Refutes Diana Claims

A former SAS soldier has spoken out in a refutation of recent claims that the SAS were involved in Princess Diana's death in 1997...

more info: SAS Hero Refutes Diana Claims (Evening Standard)

28.08.2013 - UKSF In Syria?

The Mirror reports that SAS/SBS teams have been deployed to Syria...

more info: SAS hunting Syrian missiles as Allies prepare for bombing blitz (Daily Mirror)

19.08.2013 - Special Forces Chinooks Finally On Track?

Upgrades to the RAF Chinook fleet mean that special forces will finally get to operate the helicopters ordered nearly 20 years ago...

more info: Special Forces Chinooks On Track

18.08.2013 - SAS Involvement In Diana Death Claimed

The SAS were behind the 1997 car crash that killed 3 people, including Princess Diana, it has been claimed...

more info: SAS Behind Diana Death - New Claim

15.08.2013 - Royal Navy Seizes Drugs In Maritime Operation

Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines have carried out a dramatic counter-narcotics operation in the Caribbean...

more info: Royal Navy Drugs Bust

12.08.2013 - Cougar 13

British Special Forces will take part in the Royal Navy deployment, Cougar 13...

more info: Cougar 13 - Show Of Force

31.07.2013 - 3rd Selection Death

A 3rd soldier has died after collapsing during SAS(R) selection on the Brecon Beacons earlier this month ...

more info: SAS selection training deaths: Third soldier named (BBC News)

29.07.2013 - SAS Ambush The Taliban

An SAS team has ambushed a Taliban convoy in the Afghan desert...

more info: SAS Hit Taliban In Night Ambush

25.07.2013 - SAS Sniper Sentenced

SAS sniper Danny Nightingale has been given a suspended sentence by a military court for illegal possession of a pistol and ammunition...
more info: SAS man Danny Nightingale sentenced for gun possession (BBC News)

15.07.2013 - 2 Die During SAS Selection

2 soldiers have died during a SAS(R) selection test on the Brecon Beacons...

more info: 2 Die During SAS(R) Selection

14.07.2013 - SAS Reserves To Merge?

Spending cuts may force the 2 SAS(R) regiment to merge, it has been reported...

more info: SAS(R) To Merge

14.07.2013 - SAS sniper Danny Nightingale faces 18 months prison

Sgt Danny Nightingale, the SAS sniper convicted for a second time of possessing a pistol and ammunition, again faces up to 18 months behind bars...
more info: SAS sniper Danny Nightingale faces 18 months prison (The Telegraph)

06.06.2013 - SAS officer suing Scotland Yard for wrongful arrest

A former SAS officer is suing the Metropolitan Police for wrongful arrest and imprisonment after he was detained by armed police investigating a suspected leak of classified information to Sky News......

SAS officer suing Scotland Yard for wrongful arrest (The Telegraph)

30.05.2013 - SAS Captured Woolwich Suspect 3 Years Ago

One of the Woolwich suspects had been previously captured by the SAS in an operation in Kenya in 2010...

more info: SAS Captured Woolwich Suspect 3 Years Ago

29.05.2013 - SRR To Protect Parades

Undercover soldiers with the Special Reconnaissance Regiment will be called in to help protect military marches...

more info: SRR To Protect Parades

23.05.2013 - Female SCO19 Officer Shot Woolwich Suspects

The Policewoman who shot the Woolwich terrorists was on of the few female members of the Met's elite firearms unit, SCO19...

more info: Female Officer Shot Woolwich Suspects

20.05.2013 - Special Forces Capture Taliban Leader

British special forces have captured a Taliban leader in an operation in Helmand Province...

more info: UKSF Capture Taliban Leader

07.05.2013 - Special Forces Aviation Capability Gap?

Will the upcoming retirement of RAF special forces C-130K Hercules aircraft leave a capablity gap?...

more info: Special Forces Aviation Capability Gap?

07.05.2013 - Ex-Special Forces Man Arrested For Alleged Armted Robbery

Former British Special Forces agent Andrew Martorall, 44 arrested on suspicion of leading armed raids on shopping centre in Majorca...

more info: Ex-soldier held in Spain over spate of robberies (The Independent)

01.05.2013 - SAS Sniper To Face Retrial

SAS sniper, Sgt Danny Nightingale is to face a retrial for posession of a handgun...

more info: SAS sniper Sgt Danny Nightingale to face retrial (BBC News)

10.04.2013 - UKSF To Guard Thatcher Funeral

SAS and SBS teams will be deployed to London to bolster security for Margaret Thatcher's funeral...

more info: UKSF To Guard Thatcher Funeral

22.03.2013 - SAS Seek Ammo Upgrade

The Special Air Service is looking to switch to using 7.62mm assault rifles a news report claims...

more info: SAS Seek Ammo Upgrade

14.03.2013 - Zero Six Bravo Released

The excellent new book that tells the story of a dramtic SBS operation in the 2nd Gulf War is now available ...

amazon link: Zero Six Bravo: 60 Special Forces. 100,000 Enemy. The Explosive True Story.

13.03.2013 - SAS Sniper Gun Conviction Quashed

Sgt Danny Nightingale, the SAS sniper who had been convicted of illegal possession of a pistol awarded to him by Iraqi special forces has had the conviction quashed in the appeals court...

more info : SAS gun appeal: Danny Nightingale conviction overturned (BBC news)

07.03.2013 - 43 Commando Get new Patrol Boats

43 Commando Fleet Protection Group at HMNB Clyde have taken delivery of 2 Island Class patrol boats...

more info : 43 Commando Get new Patrol Boats

04.03.2013 - UKSF To Be Cut By %40

Plans to reduce British Special Forces by nearly half have been revealed...

more info : UKSF To Be Cut By 40%

04.03.2013 - Zero Six Bravo Review

Check out the UKSF books section for a review of Zero Six Bravo...

review : Zero Bravo Six

27.02.2013 - Zero Six Bravo

A new book by Damien Lewis will tell the true story of a compromised UKSF Gulf War 2 operation...

more info : Zero Bravo Six

25.02.2013 - SAS Gulf War Raid Revealed

Details of a SAS raid at the outset of the 2003 Gulf War have been revealed...

more info : SAS Gulf War Raid Revealed

05.02.2013 - UKSF Support To Be Cut Back

British Special Forces supporting posts face the axe...

more info : UKSF Support To Be Cut

01.02.2013 - UKSF Under Threat From Defence Cuts?

British Special Forces may be under threat from defence spending cuts...

more info : UKSF Under Defence Spending Cuts

31.01.2013 - UKSF To Train Algerian Special Forces?

British Special Forces may train their Algerian counterparts in counter terrorism...

more info : UKSF To Train Algerians?

30.01.2013 - SAS / SBS : Women Need Not Apply

British Special Forces commanders seek to block any future plans to force them to accept women into combat roles...

more info : SAS / SBS : Women Need Not Apply

22.01.2013 - British Special Forces Operating In Mali

British Special Forces are operating in Mali in a training and advisory role, it has emerged...

more info : UKSF Operating In Mali

20.01.2013 - UKSF To Hunt Down Jihadists

British Special Forces are to hunt down the man behind the terrorist attack at an Algerian gas plant...
more info : UKSF To Hunt Down Jihadists

17.01.2013 - UKSF On Alert For Algeria Rescue

British Special Forces have been placed on alert for a rescue operation in Algeria...

more info : UKSF On Alert For Algeria Rescue

14.01.2013 - SBS Advertise For New Recruits

The Special Boat Service has taken the unusual step of advertising for new recruits...

more info : SBS Advertise For New Recruits

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