SAS. The Special Air Service or SAS is a regiment of the British Army constituted on 31 May 1950. It is part of the United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) and has served as a model for the special forces of many other countries all over the world. Special forces, or special operations forces, aremilitary units highly trained to perform unconventional, often high-risk missions. The SAS together with the Special Boat Service (SBS), Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR)
1 - British SAS UK The Special Air Service trained to perform equally well in all the fields listed for the SEALs, but is also trained by MI-5 and MI-6 for in-depth counter-espionage, more so than the SEALs. Physical competency must be of equal stature to the SEALs, to the degree that both special forces work closely together when necessary (Iraq and Afghanistan) and have good camaraderie. They have the distinction of being the model on which almost all national commando units are base
A member of Task Force Black (SAS / SFSG) pictured while on operations in Iraq. Special Air Service and Special Forces Support Group troops, supported by various intelligence, communication and aviation assets, carried out a high tempo campaign against Al Qaeda and insurgent forces in Baghdad from 2003 to 2009. Speaking to the Times,Gen. D.Petraeus said, "They have helped immensely…in particular, to take down the al-Qaeda car bomb networks and other al-Qaeda operations in Iraq’s capital…
Based in the Baghdad area at MSS Fernandez, TF Black (which was supported by Parachute Regiment members of the Special Forces Support Group) was based around a squadron of the British army's 22 Special Air Service Regiment, with integrated units from the Special Boat Service, Special Reconnaissance Regiment, 18 (UKSF) Signal Regiment and Delta Force.