posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 05:48 AM
As others have touched on, If the SAS are involved, I should imagine they will be providing operational advice (I think the SAS send people to oversee
prolonged CO19 operations and I think trained CO19 when they were created), as well as providing a tracker, who with experience of fieldcraft, will be
able to tell them to the best of their abilities where and if, someone is leaving traces of their presence in the woods.
Somebody touched on how Sky News had employed someone who was ex-forces who had a knowledge of fieldcraft.
It's highly possible the media, and not the police have employed the man because the police have already called on experts in this field.
If I was to speculate further, and it is just speculation, The SAS may also be proving close protection support to the top Police brass who are
exposing themselves to the media, and to Moat's attention, stuff like being their drivers, specifically because of their training and experience in
techniques that would enable a quick vehicle getaway should the vehicle carrying top police brass come under attack.
Channel 4 News reports that 4 associates of Moat are independently adamant in their belief that Moat is not even in Rothbury, and that the car find,
the camping site was a diversionary tactic to enable his escape.
When you see that 4 people have been arrested (Not the four associates Channel 4 mentions I believe) in the belief they have helped Moat, you wonder
how far he is being helped, and who by, and for what interest, considering the high stakes if caught helping him.
The SAS do training on their selection courses where people applying to join are made to go on the run, to see how long they can evade capture by
Apparently, the motive being for the pursued, beside from the chance to join the SAS, is if caught, they are made to feel like prisoners of war as
realistically as possible!
So this manhunt would provide an ideal exercise for the SAS, they may take part in the hunt, but if they find him, would probably leave it to the
armed police to take care of.
Going back to Perry Mcgee, Sky News' survival expert, his father was indeed the ex-SAS man who hunted down a man on the run in Yorkshire in the early
80's when he offered his services to the police.
The story goes that the man on the run in that case had failed an SAS selection course, and went berzerk because of it.
The ex-SAS man tracked him down on those Yorkshire moors right down to a pile of rubbish he was hiding under. He saw a pair of feet, and informed the
Realising he was surrounded, the man fired a few shots at police, before killing himself.
[edit on 9-7-2010 by Regensturm]