SFSG to be expanded.....warning its from the sun

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y JOHN KAY
Chief Reporter

Published: 20 Aug 2009
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BRITAIN'S elite Special Forces Support Group is to be expanded by more than 100 men to take on Taliban chiefs.

Defence bosses ordered the move so the SBS and SAS can strike deeper at the heart of the warlords' command structures in Afghanistan.

It is thought up to 150 men from 2 and 3 Para will join 1 Para SFSG.

It will then have 600 troops, the same as a full Para regiment fighting battalion.

Last night a source close to UK Special Forces said: "Their role has been extended from one of backing us up to being let off the leash."

The source said their duties will include capturing enemy troops to help gather intelligence.

Top brass are changing strategy to cut the number of troops losing their lives on routine patrols to roadside bombs.

They have decided to take out Taliban sharp-shooters and bombers with more clandestine Special Forces ops.

Last night official Special Forces sources confirmed the boost in the size of the unit and gave The Sun permission to publish the revelation.
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the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
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petergriffen said:
y JOHN KAY
Chief Reporter

Published: 20 Aug 2009
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It is thought up to 150 men from 2 and 3 Para will join 1 Para SFSG.

It will then have 600 troops, the same as a full Para regiment fighting battalion.

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SFSG story
Does that mean 1 Para are 150 - 200 men down and it's only being brought up to strength?
 

The_Duke

LE
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No. The original scaling was for an establishment lower than a full Bn for the 1 Para element of SFSG. This is now being rectified.
 
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Well the original scaling was designed to hide the fact that even the so called elite paras are normally under strength because so many leave to work in dodgey security companies.
 
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