posted on Sep, 25 2013 @ 10:25 AM
This is not strictly true the SAS can recruit from anywhere in the British Armed Forces, there is a amazing story i once read of a navy cook who
ended up in the Regiment for example. It does not have to be someone who is in the British Army it can be anyone in the British Armed Forces so long
as they can pass selection and have authority from their CO. It is true however that most members of the SAS come from a British Army background
(mostly para's) but there is nothing technically to stop a guy (no women) who is a Navy cook (although most Navy guys would go to SBS).
Erm, in other words that what what i was getting at, (i should have said HM armed forces and not just army)
They can also "apply" as well as being actively recruited too to join the SAS.
I myself am a UK ex armed forces serviceman and spent much time training in my younger years with SAS guys up in Otterburn and down in Wales that
started off in the Catering corps, Royal engineers, Royal Signals, Blues and Royals etc etc etc...
Something i would like to add is how funny it is the stereotypical image that some people have/had of special forces soldiers, they are not all mega
muscles and square jaws with a need to fight... some of the guys that i used to train with back all those years ago just looked like your everyday IT
tech, plumber,washing machine service guy etc etc etc... (Even knew one that was a grave digger in civvy street!!) THANKS HOLLYWOOD
edit on 25-9-2013 by Rodinus because: Buggered up my quote!