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

22.03.2017 - Armed Police Respond To Westminster Terror Attack

Armed Police, including SCO19 CTSFOs, took part in a major security operation in Westminster this afternoon, following a suspected terrorist attack...
more info: Armed Police Respond To Westminster Terror Attack
(Elite UK Forces report)

20.03.2017 - SCO19 River Thames Hostage Rescue Exercise

CTSFOs from the Met's Specialist Firearms Unit staged a mock counter terrorism exercise on the River Thames this past weekend...
more info: SCO19 River Thames Hostage Rescue Exercise
(Elite UK Forces report)

15.03.2017 - SAS: Rogue Warriors

New BBC 2 documnetary series charts the founding of the Special Air Service in North Africa during World War 2...
more info: SAS: Rogue Warriors
(BBC Website)

15.03.2017 - Alexander Blackman's Murder Conviction Quashed

The former Royal Marine who killed a wounded Taliban captive has been found guilty of manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility instead...
more info: Alexander Blackman's Murder Conviction Quashed
(The Guardian)

13.02.2017 - Special Forces battling the IRA in Northern Ireland won’t get medals for fear of annoying Sinn Fein

SAS and SRR soldiers operating in Northern Ireland will blocked from receiving general service medals for their tours there, according to the Sun...
more info: Special Forces battling the IRA in Northern Ireland won’t get medals for fear of annoying Sinn Fein
(The Sun)

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