posted on Aug, 1 2008 @ 09:38 AM
May I just add my two penneth worth and then can we close this thread? Blue Cell has previously launched a much more successful SOF Thread.
Charlie Beckwith spent a little over 12 months on ops with our 22 Special Air Service, excluding the 6 month Selection which, I might point out, that
ALL foreign SF or SOF troops must complete before they are allowed to cross-train.
He was serving in the SAS at the time when a good friend of mine, 'Curly', an ex-PSI in my regiment, was DLBs gunner in Borneo.
For the record, Charlie Beckwith was so impressed with the set-up, the selection process, the continuation training including R to I and E & E, that
when he returned to the States, he fought a protracted and somewhat bloody fight against the establishment to found the initial 'Project Delta'.
The main reason the establishment were so against Project Delta was because the saw it as an attempt to hive off the best of the Army's Green Berets,
the Navy/Marine's flegling SEaLs and Airborne's Rangers.
He [Beckwith] managed to win the battle and the rest, as they say is history.
As to some posters saying the SAS trains Delta or vice versa, they cross train all the time.
It may shock some people that even the Spetsnaz now train at Creden Hill, Pontrilas and Caerwent.