Special Forces Support Group

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by BuckFelize, Apr 27, 2006.

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  1. I don't know who designed that 'logo' - or whatever it's supposed to be, but it wouldn't look amiss on some White Supremacist's bicep. I gather this is to be worn by SFSG 'operatives' in a TRF/DZ flash stylee? Or... are 'they' going to wear it on their respective berets? Will it be worn a la wings or dagger? So many questions. :roll:

    On a more serious note: Will I (technically) be 'Walting it' when I blah de blah it about 'when I was at 'Saints' (in 1983)? St. Athan? Top facilities? Oo er. Crumbs missus! 8O
     
  2. I beleive that the 1 Para, R.A.F. Regiment & Royals within this new formation will retain their respective cap badges.

    This new insigna is reminiscent of something from WW2 that the S.S. would wear!!!

    Load of carp, someone somewhere behind a desk has once again tried to justify their existence by creating a new cub scout badge.
     
  3. Why is it a load of crap? Special forces require more backup on operations as was proved in Sierra Leone and what was needed in Afghanistan. Are you jealous because you'll never reach those dizzy heights?
     
  4. Now please excuse my limited knowledge but surely the RAF Regt must be doing something right to be a part of this new gang??
     
  5. Oh, is that a bite??? I am in fact referring to the insignia as being carp, NOT the Unit.

    Jealousy does not come into it, I have obviosly hit a nerve with you haven't I?

    A rock ape eh.........nuff said. :lol:
     
  6. From Defenceweb:

    Special Forces Support Group forms in Wales
    21/04/2006


    The new UK Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) has been formed in St Athan, near Cardiff, the Secretary of State for Defence, John Reid, announced to Parliament today, Thursday 20 April 2006.
    The unit will provide direct support to UK Special Forces intervention operations around the world and will provide the UK with an additional counter-terrorist capability,
    The selection of individuals to the SFSG has been made from the Parachute Regiment, the Royal Marines, and the RAF Regiment. The group falls under the operational command of the Director of Special Forces and is part of the UK Special Forces Group.
    Members of the SFSG will retain the cap badges of their parent units and will also wear the SFSG insignia. All individuals within this specialist group have passed either the Royal Marines Commando course, the Airborne Forces Selection course run by the Parachute Regiment or the RAF Pre-Parachute Selection course.
    Each of these selection courses involves arduous physical selection and high quality infantry training. The personnel are then equipped and provided with additional training to fit their specific specialist role on joining the SFSG.
    The main role of the SFSG is to provide direct support to UK Special Forces intervention operations around the world. They will be prepared to operate in war-fighting, counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations at short notice.
    Their roles may include provision of supporting or diversionary attacks, cordons, fire support, force protection and supporting training tasks. Prior to the creation of the SFSG, these tasks have been carried out by other units on an ad hoc basis.
    One example of this specialist role was Operation Barras in Sierra Leone in 2000, where a company of 1 Para attacked one rebel camp as Special Forces units rescued hostages from a separate camp, thus preventing any rebel reinforcements disrupting the hostage rescue. By regularly training with the Special Forces, the SFSG will provide a more effective and available support capability.
    In a statement to the House of Commons today, the Secretary of State for Defence, John Reid, said:
    "The new Special Forces Support Group will enhance the capability of the UK Special Forces to operate around the world and will provide the UK with an additional counter-terrorist capability. I am pleased to be able to inform the House that the new Special Forces unit stood up, as planned, in St Athan, near Cardiff on 3 April."
    This is the first official confirmation of the formed Special Forces Support Group (SFSG). It is the first time that the location of the group's base has been revealed. The new SFSG insignia will be worn by members of the group.
    The creation of two new Special Forces units to enhance the overall capabilities of the Special Forces and to improve the UK's ability to fight terrorism was announced by the then Secretary of State for Defence Geoff Hoon on 16 Dec 2004. The first unit, the Special Reconnaissance Regiment, became operational on Apr 2005. The SFSG is the second unit, which became operational on 3 Apr 2006.The SFSG is part of the UK Special Forces Group.
    Written Ministerial Statement: Secretary of State for Defence Dr John Reid
    Special Forces Support Unit
    The Secretary of State for Defence (Dr John Reid): On 16 December 2004 (Official Report, column 1798), as part of the wider programme to modernise the UK’s defence capabilities, the then Secretary of State for Defence, the rt hon Geoff Hoon MP, announced to the House the Government’s intention to create two new units that would significantly improve the specialist support to the Special Forces and enhance our global capacity to fight terrorism.
    The first of these new units, the Special Reconnaissance Regiment, became operational in April 2005 and is already delivering a globally deployable special reconnaissance capability to the UK Special Forces.
    The second new unit is the 'Special Forces Support Group'. SFSG is an enhanced capability that will directly support UK Special Forces intervention operations around the world and will provide the UK with an additional counter-terrorist capability.
    I am pleased to be able to inform the House today that the SFSG has now stood up in St Athan, near Cardiff, and achieved Initial Operating Capability as planned on 3 April.
    Personnel for the new unit have been drawn from the Parachute Regiment, the Royal Marines, and the Royal Air Force Regiment. The unit will be part of the UK Special Forces Group.
    The principal role of the SFSG is to provide direct support to UKSF intervention operations, as well as reinforcing UKSF in other key capability areas such as provision of specialist training and support to domestic CT operations. It will have a specific specialist infantry role and personnel will be equipped and trained accordingly.
     
  7. By the way, my last post was for 'Fallschirmjager'
     
  8. The insignia looks like some desk jockey (similar to my good self) had a free bit of lunch hour between Ebay surfing and Arrsing to knock it up in MS Paint.
    No doubt they have now been promoted!
     
  9. They'll need someone to make the brews.
     
  10. Somebody took a lot of time and effort to think about this and then:

    I agree with Oneshot.
     

  11. Everyone says its a dagger on the badge, but looking closer it appears to be a roman style gladius.

    Take the SS style S on the badge and the fact that the SS were Hitlers own little Praetorian Guard and you might begin to wonder whether Tony Blair has any specific duties for this unit, if you were paranoid that is 8O

    Oh, and hello, first post and all.
     
  12. I can't help thinking of Police Community Support Officers, whose main purpose is to enhance police presence.
     
  13. Thats to tie in with the SAS capbadge, which represents the flaming sword of Damocles, not a winged dagger as is commonly believed.
     
  14. I didn't know Damocles sword was on fire?

    I think it's a winged dagger...........

    Ding ding....

    The lightning flash ist sehr Ubermenschen - yah?