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2015 Archive

30.12.2015 - Special Forces Hercs Get Life Extension

A contract to extend the service life of Hercules aircraft used to support the Special Forces has been announced...

more info: Special Forces Hercs Get Life Extension
(Elite UK Forces report)

30.12.2015 - UKSF In Sangin Combat

British Special Forces have engaged in combat operations in Sangin, Helmand Province...

more info: UKSF In Sangin Combat
(Elite UK Forces report)

28.12.2015 - UKSF To Guard Euro 2016 Teams

The SAS will deploy to France to help protect British football teams during this summer's Euro 2016 tournament...

more info: UKSF To Guard Euro 2016 Teams
(Elite UK Forces report)

22.12.2015 - SAS Deploy To Helmand

SAS soldiers have deployed to Helmand Province in response to Taliban gains in the Sangin area...

more info: SAS Deploy To Helmand
(Elite UK Forces report)

02.12.2015 - Armed Police Stage CT Drill

Elite armed police units took part in a counter-terrorism exercise in the heart of London on Tuesday...

more info: Armed Police In Terror Drill
(Elite UK Forces report)

24.11.2015 - SDSR 2015 & The Special Forces

A look at what the latest Strategic Defence and Security Review has to say about the Special Forces...

more info: SDSR 2015 & The Special Forces
(Elite UK Forces report)

30.11.2015 - UKSF In Libya

British Special Forces have deployed to Libya in order to monitor ISIS militants based there...

more info: SAS are in Libya tracking influx of ISIS commanders...
(Daily Mail)

29.11.2015 - SAS To Use 'Man-Stopper' Ammo

The Special Air Service is to adopt new soft-nosed ammunition...

more info: SAS to use 'man-stopper' ammo to protect Britain from terrorists
(Daily Star)

23.11.2015 - UK Maritime Counter Terrorism

As security forces fear seaborne terror attacks, a look at UK Maritime Counter Terrorism...

more info: UK Maritime Counter Terrorism
(Elite UK Forces report)

17.11.2015 - SCO19 Spotted With New Carbine

SCO19 CTSFOs guarding a football match were seen carrying their new carbine - the Sig Sauer MCX...

more info: SCO19 Spotted With New Carbine
(Elite UK Forces report)

17.11.2015 - SCO19 Guard Wembley / SF Told To Shoot To Kill

Armed Police will be guarding tonight's France v England football match at Wembley. The move comes amid heightened security in London following terror attacks in Paris. BRitish Special Forces have reportedly been given orders to 'shoot to kill' terrorist gunmen...

more info: SCO19 Guard Wembley / SF Told To Shoot To Kill
(Elite UK Forces report)

16.11.2015 - Special Forces On London Streets

The SAS and SRR deploy to the capital in response to the Paris attacks...

more info: Special Forces On London Streets
(Elite UK Forces report)

Blog: UK vs US Special Ops Chinooks

Comparing the capabilities of British and American special forces Chinook helicopters...

more info: UK vs US Special Ops Chinooks
(Elite UK Forces report)

26.10.2015 - SAS: Who Dares Wins Star Was Basra Captive

One of the former special forces soldiers in Channel 4 reality tv show SAS: Who Dares Wins was captured by police in Basra, later to be rescued by his SAS comrades...

more info: SAS: Who Dares Wins Star Was Basra Captive
(Elite UK Forces report)

19.10.2015 - SAS: Who Dares Wins

A new Channel 4 TV show (9pm, Mondays, Channel 4) will put members of the public through a recreated Special Forces selection course...

more info:

16.10.2015 - British Special Forces Return To Helmand

British Special Forces are to return to Helmand Province amid a deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan...

more info: British Special Forces Return To Helmand
(Elite UK Forces report)

06.10.2015 - 43 Commando Training

43 Commando Royal Marines and their American counterparts train in CQB at a Police facility in Gateshead...

more info: 43 Commando CQB Training
(Elite UK Forces report)

05.10.2015 - Cameron Promises UKSF Boost

The Prime Minister promises a large cash injection for the Special Forces and an enlarged fleet of new drones...

more info: Cameron Promises UKSF Boost
(Elite UK Forces report)

05.10.2015 - UKSF vs ISIS

British Special Forces have continued to hit ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria...

more info: UKSF vs ISIS
(Elite UK Forces report)

04.10.2015 - SBS In Kunduz Combat

Special Boat Service commandos have been involved in heavy combat operations in the Afghan city of Kunduz...

more info: SBS In Kunduz Combat
(Elite UK Forces report)

24.09.2015 - 43 Commando Ship Boarding Demo

Videos of S Squadron, 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group performing a rapid boarding demo at the 2015 Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London...

more info: 43 Commando Ship Boarding Demo
(Elite UK Forces report)

22.09.2015 - 2 PARA On Exercise

Photos and video of troops with 2 PARA in Europe for exercise Swift Response 15...

more info: 2 PARA On Exercise
(Elite UK Forces report)

16.09.2015 - Former SAS Soldier Calls For Syria Intervention

Former SAS soldier, Chris Ryan has urged the government to send troops to Syria to stop ISIS...

more info: Former SAS soldier urges Government to send troops to Syria to crush Islamic State
(the Daily Star)

15.09.2015 - SRR Set For Ulster Mission

The Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) is to be deployed on operations in Northern Ireland amidst growing political tension in the region...

more info: SRR To Deploy On Northern Ireland Mission
(Elite UK Forces report)

31.08.2015 - SAS Take Out ISIS Leader

An 8-man SAS team in Iraq have called in an air strike on a high ranking ISIS leader...

more info: Crack SAS squad kill ISIS mastermind in daring raid in Iraq
(the Daily Star)

29.08.2015 - UKSF Using Stealth Suits

British Special Forces, including the SAS and the SRR, are using high-tech 'stealth-suits' to evade detection by ISIS...

more info: Special forces transform into hi-tech 'desert ghosts' in stealth suits
(the Mirror)

24.08.2015 - SAS Behind Yemen Rescue

The SAS were behind the rescue of a British man from al-Qaeda captors in Yemen, the Mirror has reported...

more info: SAS Behind Yemen Hostage Rescue
(Elite UK Forces report)

17.08.2015 - UKSF In Regular Combat In Afghanistan

British Special Forces have been engaged in an intensive counter terrorism campiagn in Afghanistan

more info: UKSF In Regular Combat In Afghanistan
(Elite UK Forces report)

11.08.2015 - SAS Sniper Saves Father & Son from ISIS In Syria

The Express newspaper reports on a SAS operation that saved Syrian civilians from ISIS

more info: Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son
(The Express)

03.08.2015 - SAS dress as ISIS fighters in undercover war on jihadis

The Express newspaper reports on UKSF operations in Syria....

more info: SAS dress as ISIS fighters in undercover war on jihadism
(The Express)

14.07.2015 - SAS selection deaths: Coroner delivers neglect conclusion

Three reservists who died on an SAS selection march would have survived if the hike had been stopped when other soldiers fell ill, a coroner has said....

more info: SAS selection deaths: Coroner delivers neglect conclusion
(BBC News)

05.07.2015 - UKSF Given Syria Green Light

British Special Forces have been given permission to step up operations in Syria in Iraq...

more info: Britain's secret war on ISIS: Cameron gives SAS the green light
(Daily Mail)

30.06.2015 - Elite Police Join London Terror Drills

Armed police from SCO19 are taking part in Strong Tower, a large scale counter terrorism exercise in London....

more info: SCO19 Join CT Exercise
(Elite UK Forces report)

17.06.2015 - Gurkhas On Exercise Saber Strike (video/photo)

Video of troops from the 2nd Battalion Gurkha Rifles (2 RGR)....

more info: Gurkhas On Exercise Saber Strike
(Elite UK Forces report)

01.06.2015 - SAS selection deaths: 'Too much paperwork' to swap march date

An Army officer told a grieving family it would have been "too much paperwork" to cancel SAS reserve training in which three men died, an inquest has heard....

more info: SAS selection deaths: 'Too much paperwork' to swap march date
(BBC News)

31.05.2015 - Trainee dies on Royal Marines Dartmoor '30-miler' march

A Royal Marine trainee has collapsed and died on an exercise on Dartmoor....

more info: Trainee dies on Royal Marines Dartmoor '30-miler' march
(BBC News)

27.05.2015 - SBS Emergency Call For Air Support Video

A video has surfaced featuring a cockpit recording of a US attack aircraft providing emergency close air support to SBS commandos surrounded by Iraq forces, March 2003...

more info: SBS Emergency CAS Call Video
(eliteukforces.info)

28.04.2015 - SBS To Counter People-Smugglers?

The Special Boat Service is to deploy to the Med to help counter people traffickers...

more info: SBS To Deploy Against Smugglers
(eliteukforces.info)

23.04.2015 - UKSF Plane Spotted Over Bristol

A spy plane that supports British Special Forces was spotted flying over Bristol...

more info:

19.04.2015 - UKSF Using Mini Drones

The SAS have employed small micro-drones in surveillance operations against IS, it has been reported...

more info: SAS using 'toy drones' to pinpoint location of IS militants before airstrikes
(Business Standard)

13.04.2015 - SBS 'Raid' The Falklands

British Special Forces have carried out raids to test the defences of the Falkland Islands, it has been revealed....

more info: UK Forces test Falklands defences amid fears Argentina are on brink of invasion
(Express)

23.03.2015 - British Special Forces Pull Out Of Yemen

British troops are airlifted out of the capital Sana'a as the UN warns rebel advances leave the country on the brink of civil war....

more info: British Special Forces Pull Out Of Yemen
(Sky News)

08.03.2015 - SRR Return To Northern Ireland

A newspaper claims that members of the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) have been deployed on operations in Northern Ireland...

more info: UK troops back in N Ireland
(Daily Star)

25.02.2015 - Paratrooper To Receive Victoria Cross

A soldier with 1 PARA is to receive Britain's highest military award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross...

more info: Para to get Victoria Cross

22.02.2015 - Woman gets BBC to change its men-only rule for SAS endurance challenge

A female adventurer decided to take the matter in her own hands after the BBC refused her application to compete in a special forces endurance challenge on the basis that she is a woman....

more info: Woman gets BBC to change its men-only rule
(Daily Mail)

13.02.2015 - UKSF / MI6 Still Active In Afghanistan

British special forces and intelligence officers played a role in recent special operations in Afghanistan...

more info: British spies helped find Afghan trove of al Qaeda plans
(The Telegraph)

10.02.2015 - UKSF To Provide Pilot Rescue Capability In Iraq

British Special Forces will be providing combat search and rescue (CSAR) teams to rescue coalition pilots downed over Iraq or Syria, the Daily Mail claims...

more info: British Special Forces set up snatch squad to rescue
(Daily Mail)

09.02.2015 - UKSF To Feature In ITV Documentary

The role of British and American special forces in fighting terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan is to feature in an ITV documentary later this week...

more info: UKSF In New ITV Documentary

09.02.2015 - Snipers Get SAS Security Training

British military snipers are receiving SAS security training following an MoD blunder that comprimised their anonymity...

more info: Snipers Receive SAS Security Training

03.02.2015 - British Sniper Is World's Deadliest

A Royal Marine is the world's deadliest sniper, it has been claimed ...

more info: Royal Marine Sniper Is World's Deadliest

14.01.2015 - UKSF Join UK Security Operations

"SAS rushed in to guard our streets as Al Qaeda warns 'you're next'"

more info: The Express

12.01.2015 - French SF Praised By Former SAS

Recent counter terrorism operations by French Special Forces have been praised by former British SAS soldiers ...

more info: EX-SAS Praise French SF

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