Ant Middleton a victim of bullying.

So an American and not SAS.

My CV is going in as they might want me at some point.

That is if there is a vacancy for a retired gammon with a drinking problem but who was issued that RIFLE which Rudy would just run away crying from like a girl due to its sheer awesomeness.

And my scary yellow handbag too, the effing jessie.
 

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So an American and not SAS.

My CV is going in as they might want me at some point.

That is if there is a vacancy for a retired gammon with a drinking problem but who was issued that RIFLE which Rudy would just run away crying from like a girl due to its sheer awesomeness.

And my scary yellow handbag too, the effing jessie.


You might be a shoe-in for their new series - BAOR - is your liver tough enough?
 
So an American and not SAS.

My CV is going in as they might want me at some point.

That is if there is a vacancy for a retired gammon with a drinking problem but who was issued that RIFLE which Rudy would just run away crying from like a girl due to its sheer awesomeness.

And my scary yellow handbag too, the effing jessie.
He's an actor who did a stint in the US Marines - a brief glance shows that he's not been near SF, otherwise he'd be shouting from the rooftops. I doubt any of the other guys really care though, they must be absolutely coining it by now.
 

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He's an actor who did a stint in the US Marines - a brief glance shows that he's not been near SF, otherwise he'd be shouting from the rooftops. I doubt any of the other guys really care though, they must be absolutely coining it by now.


I assume it's this guy

 
As I said, I gave things a cursory glance.
 
I assume it's this guy

Love the beginning of that clip.

Yep, just stretching. Just have a little stretch. Just gonna stretch my arms here. Who's watching?

ETA Utter f*cking throbber. In the real world this chap would never get anywhere near UKSF and as much as I'm not a big fan on Ant Middleton, at least he was genuine.

Still, it's only entertainment I suppose.
 
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Rudy Reyes played himself in the series Generation Kill about 1 Recon battalion USMC in the invasion of Iraqi in 2003. I have to say I found it a great series.

 
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Rudy Reyes played himself in the series Generation Game about 1 Recon battalion USMC in the invasion of Iraqi in 2003. I have to say I found it a great series.

Don't you mean Generation Kill?

I knew I knew that name from somewhere.

Generation Game would have the corpses of Bruce Forsyth and Larry Grayson on it.
 

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It must grate massively 22 when them and and Middleton are put in the same sentence, comparing 22 with the shakies is like comparing a bottle of fine French wine to a bottle of white lighting. One has a long and illustrious history the other does not.
 
It must grate massively 22 when them and and Middleton are put in the same sentence, comparing 22 with the shakies is like comparing a bottle of fine French wine to a bottle of white lighting. One has a long and illustrious history the other does not.
SBS under various names also has a long history, and was not disbanded after WW2, unlike SAS.
RMBPD, Small Raids Wing, Special Boats Squadron and finally Special Boat Service.
 
It must grate massively 22 when them and and Middleton are put in the same sentence, comparing 22 with the shakies is like comparing a bottle of fine French wine to a bottle of white lighting. One has a long and illustrious history the other does not.
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SBS under various names also has a long history, and was not disbanded after WW2, unlike SAS.
RMBPD, Small Raids Wing, Special Boats Squadron and finally Special Boat Service.
SBS didn't come into existance in its modern form until 1950 when 1 Special Boat Section was formed at the Amphibious School at RM Eastney from the Small Raids Wing. Five other Special Boat Sections were formed 1-6 in the early fifties with 4 and 5 SBS being RM Reserve. Together they formed the Special Boat Company until 1975 when they became the Special Boat Squadron and then the Special Boat Service in 1987.

The Small Raids Wing was formed in Eastney in 1946 from wartime RM/RN small boat units. The RM Boom Patrol Detachment of Blondie Hasler/Operation Frankton fame often classed as the forrunner of the modern SBS. Force 385 who were a canoe borne force who operated from Ceylon from February 1945 and carried out a number of small scale amhibious recce missions on the coasts of southern Burma and Malaya. The third unit was the COP Teams. Combined operations pilotage teams consisting of joint RE/RN/RM teams who carried out beach recce before an amphibous invasion.

The original concept of canoe born operations was formed two years before Blondie Hasler and the RM. When the Army commandoes were formed in 1940, 8 (Guards) Commando formed a folboat section under Lt Roger Courtney, Queens Royal Surrey Regiment. In his late fourties Courtney he had been a pre war hunter and gold prospecter in East Africa. He had finished up as a sergeant in the Palestine police. Inbetween he had paddled down the Nile with a sack of potatoes and an elephant spear, which was all that he owned at the time.

From this experience he realized that a small canoe could be ideal for carrying out secret landings on enemy coasts in wartime. He demonstrate this to the Chief of Combined Operations, Admiral Sir Roger Keyes (of Zeebruge raid fame in WW1) by boarding the Commando ship Glengyle unnoticed at night and departing again.

The folboat section accompanied 8 Commando to the Middle East in early 1941 as part of Layforce. Operating independently they remained in existance after 8 Commando and Layforce were disbanded at the end of 1941. At the end of 1942 they were split in two with half becoming the Special Boat Squadron under Lord Jellico under command of the SAS, and the other half returning to the UK under the command of Commando Forces.

The SB squadron in the Middle East became the Special Boat Service (SAS) in its own right in late 1943/early 44 with three squadrons under Lord Jellico. They wore the beige beret with the winged dagger cap badge and were an SAS unit and are part of the SAS history with their battle honours on the SAS regimental flag. From 1943 to 1945 they fought in the Greek Islands in the Aegean, Greece and Italy.

The other unit named SBS as mentioned returned to the UK in 1942 and took part in small scale commando raids on the coast of Europe, until late 1944 when split into two with one group operating in Burma and the other in Sumatra and in Borneo with the Australians.

Neither unit had any connection with the Royal Marines or Modern day SBS. With the exception of 6 Special Boat Section formed in 1952 to support 3 Commando Brigade in Malta, SBS RM wore the blue beret until the early sixties. The Special Boat Sections main role was more of a specialist unit supporting RM Commando's with beach recce and advanced force operations. Hence Swimmer Canoeist being a RM Specialist qualification. The role was similar to the Pathfinder role in 16 Parachute Brigade then carried out by Guards Para and later PF Platoon.

When opposed Amphibous landings went out of the window with the withdrawel east of Suez in the late sixties/early seventies they were scratching around for a role. By the late seventies they got the Maritime Anti Terrorist role and became involved with 14 Int in Ulster. In 1987 they became part of the newly formed UKSF Group under DSF and its all been plain sailing from there.
 
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