SAS do it again

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As you wake this morning, this is the lead story in most papers. The SAS have rescued a number of Britons from Libya. I appreciate there have been whispers of such an operation for some days, now they have pulled it off.

Looks as though the 'boys' have brought off another excellent job, although it does appear that many Britons have been left behind, hardly surprising given the size and geography of Libya. As always with such operations there is little 'meat on the bones' in the articles, OPSEC and rightly so. Nonetheless, I take my hat off to the lads for another job well done :).

Have selected two articles that should satisfy all ideologies and foot kicking instincts here on ARRSE.

Special forces swoop on Libya to pull Britons to safety - Telegraph

Libya: Daring SAS mission rescues Britons and others from desert | World news | guardian.co.uk

Just to add those Daily Whale and Sun readers can do your own searching, as this girl does not do crap :)
 
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As you wake this morning, this is the lead story in most papers. The SAS have rescued a number of Britons from Libya. I appreciate there have been whispers of such an operation for some days, now they have pulled it off.

Looks as though the 'boys' have brought off another excellent job, although it does appear that many Britons have been left behind, hardly surprising given the size and geography of Libya. As always with such operations there is little 'meat on the bones' in the articles, OPSEC and rightly so. Nonetheless, I take my hat off to the lads for another job well done :).

Have selected two articles that should satisfy all ideologies and foot kicking instincts here on ARRSE.

Special forces swoop on Libya to pull Britons to safety - Telegraph

Libya: Daring SAS mission rescues Britons and others from desert | World news | guardian.co.uk

Just to add those Daily Whale and Sun readers can do your own searching, as this girl does not do crap :)
Not trying to be that guy...but they make it sound like the movie the "WILD GEESE" with a bunch of magnificently mustachioed men with names like "Dinger" and "Spud gun" whacking hordes of Libyans on their way to tea and medals.

Didn't they just fly in pick them up and off again?
 
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Didn't they just fly in pick them up and off again?
Stop it. There is no crisis in the Forces and all is just super fine. How could it be otherwise when them carry out so many heroic rescues for Joe Public to get all warm and wet over.
 

the_boy_syrup

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How many did they rescue ?
2 x Hercs with 150 SAS (or Blades as the Daily Mail is refering to them)
Crew
Couple of movers to check tickets
RAF Police to make sure no one tries to get on board with a sharp knife or fork

"Scuse ranks but we've got room for two"
 
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How many did they rescue ?
2 x Hercs with 150 SAS (or Blades as the Daily Mail is refering to them)
Crew
Couple of movers to check tickets
RAF Police to make sure no one tries to get on board with a sharp knife or fork

"Scuse ranks but we've got room for two"
LOL, did the daily wail really call them "blades"....priceless.
 

the_boy_syrup

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LOL, did the daily wail really call them "blades"....priceless.
Yep

The Daily Mail said:
SAS 'Blades' rescue 150: Crack team of commandos snatch terrified Britons from desert nightmare in war-torn Libya

The SAS men – known as ‘blades’ because of their role at the sharp end of the mission

Read more: Two RAF Hercules rescue 150 Britons from Libya as British Embassy evacuates all staff | Mail Online
Perhaps it should read The SAS men known as blades because we once saw it used on some Army Website.....
 
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Perhaps it should read The SAS men known as blades because we once saw it used on some Army Website.....
I thought they were called "blades" because of their badge...a sword?

DW making shit up again?
 

the_boy_syrup

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#8
Thats what I thought it was the winged dagger
Now if they use the phrase "Them" then we will know where they are getting it from
 
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Just reading it, the DW also has no clue of history and has mixed up the original SAS and the LRDG........
 
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There is a suspicion it may have not been “ Them “ . Surely it is more than coincidence that prior to this operation a seemingly innocent thread was overtly started on this Forum to possibly enable the covert selection of a team from the best units available ….. linky …. http://www.arrse.co.uk/infantry/158534-most-ally-unit.html .
Remember it was on ARRSE and fact may be stranger than fiction .
 
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Which one is "Toad" and which is "Dinger" I can never tell?
 

the_boy_syrup

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Which one is "Toad" and which is "Dinger" I can never tell?
Only British SF could park in front of a large buiding with ...& Rescue written on it
A large photo wil probably reveal the full name to be
Simpson Allan Saunders Planning and Rescue Services Ltd

If it was SFSG are they refered to as almost but not quite them?
 
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