posted on Jan, 8 2005 @ 08:51 AM
Sorry chaps. You is all wrong. The Special Air Service are the best of the best, are second to none - whoever - anywhere in the world.
1941 - David Stirling created the SAS. A selection of volunteers taken from just about anybody who wanted to join, trained for a few months under the
most ardous of desert conditions, then unleashed on the unsuspecting German and Italian forces. The Special Air Service did more damage to enemy
aircraft, airfields, personnel, docks and fuel dumps that was out of all proportion to their size. Helped win desert war. Fact. 1-0 SAS.
1945 - SAS disbanded. Reformed for Malayan emergency as Malaysian Scouts. Formed 'C' (Rhodesian) Sqn, 22 SAS. Helped beat Communist insurgents.
Fact. 2-0 SAS.
1950/56 - SAS undertook security op's against insurgents round the globe. Fact. 3-0 SAS.
Then came Dhofar (1st campaign) Fact. 4-0 SAS.
Borneo. Fact. 5-0 SAS.
Vietnam - Australian/New Zealand & Brit SAS heavily involved. Were winning hearts & minds in their TAOR's but were withdrawn at US request.We'll
call that 5-1 SAS.
Dhofar Province - Oman. British Army Training Team (22 SAS) took on the Adoo during the period 1960 - 76. Won that as well. 6-1 SAS.
1970 - 1978 (ish) 'C' (Rhodesian) Sqn, 22 SAS help Selous Scouts destroy loads of tango's in civil war. Not counting that because 'C' Sqn was
written out of British army's orbat because of Iain Smith's declaration of UDI.
1967-2000. Lots of high scores in N. Ireland. We'll call that 10-1 SAS.
Iranian embassy siege 1980. Lots of dead tango's. Score now 11-1 SAS.
Falklands 1982. We won that as well. 12-1 SAS.
The 80's were a fantastic time for SAS/SBS. Not so good for the US SF was it? Something to do with Tehran and embassy hostages. SAS offered help but
'know-it-all' yanks had to go and fcku it up, then blamed it on sand in aircraft engines and mechanical defects. What a bunch of tossers!
Since then, the SAS have been called apon by most countries around the globe, to help traing CRW or HR teams. We have the experts. Our boys have been
doing it longer than anybody else.
To say that the SAS are better than all the rest of SF is simply stating the obvious.
"Go, as a Pilgrim, and seek out Danger,
Far from the comfort and well lit avenues of life;
Pit your very soul against the unknown and seek stimulation in the company of the Brave;
Experience cold and hunger, heat and thirst and survive to see another challenge and another dawn.
Only then, will you be at peace with yourself and be able to know and to say, 'I looked down the farthest side of the mountain and, fulfilled and
understanding all, and truely content that I lived a full life that was of my own choice';
We are the Pilgrims, Master
We shall go always a little further
It may be beyond that last blue mountain, barr'd with snow
Across that angry or that glimmering sea".