SAS Trooper: Charlie Radford's Operations in Enemy-Occupied France and Italy

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SAS Trooper: Charlie Radford's Operations in Enemy-Occupied France and Italy

SAS Trooper: Charlie Radford's Operations in Enemy-Occupied France and Italy

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Another trooper, the brother of a friend who is still in the Regiment, walked more than 100 miles across mountains in Afghanistan with a broken ankle. In May 1987 a squadron from the SASR was alerted for a possible deployment to Fiji as part of Operation Morris Dance, but did not leave Australia. In addition to the SASR's contribution to the SOTG, the regiment also provided "Defence Support Teams" to protect Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) agents in Afghanistan. In August 1994 SASR-qualified medical personnel were deployed as part of the contribution to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda, some of whom were present during the Kibeho Massacre in April 1995, for which one SASR soldier and two other Australians were awarded the Medal for Gallantry for their actions.

History of the Special Air Service - Wikipedia

For much of the Cold War, the role of 21 SAS and 23 SAS was to provide stay-behind parties in the event of a Warsaw Pact invasion of western Europe, forming together I Corps' Corps Patrol Unit. The Territorial SAS Regiments have been mobilized for all the major conflicts in recent British history, including Falklands, Northern Ireland, the Balkans, the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The SASR draws on the experiences of Z Special Unit, M Special Unit, the Independent Companies and the Coastwatchers which operated in the South West Pacific Area against the Japanese during World War II. In addition, individual members of the SASR have been attached to a wide range of Australian peacekeeping deployments as observers, including in Kashmir, Lebanon and in the Sinai. The aftermath of a deadly attack on the luxury hotel by the Somali militant group al-Shabaab, which is affiliated with notorious al-Qaeda, brings the total toll of 21 people dead, including an American citizen, and dozens wounded.A 300-strong Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) was redeployed to Afghanistan to support the Reconstruction Taskforce in April 2007, including an SASR squadron, commando company group, and an integral combat service support team. From a group of approximately 200 candidates, most will drop out within the first few days, and fewer than 30 will remain by the end. In 1980 R Squadron (which has since been renamed L Detachment) was formed; its members are all ex-regular SAS regiment soldiers who have a commitment to reserve service. In 2007 some of the former garrison houses were sold off but the homes are still mainly occupied by current and former servicemen and women and their families.

BBC - Hereford - SAS: Troopers tell their stories - BBC News

The soldier, who identity has not been revealed, dashed inside the DusitD2 hotel complex in Nairobi after four al-Shabaab jihadis opened fire on January 15. Following the agreement of a truce in October 1997 which ended the conflict in Bougainville, Australian personnel were deployed as part of the New Zealand-led Truce Monitoring Group, with an SASR officer being included in the reconnaissance party and later serving on its headquarters.While the members of the SASR involved did what they could to improve conditions on the Tampa, the use of an elite military unit to prevent asylum seekers landing in Australia was not supported by all members of the regiment and remains controversial. Donaldson said of the news that it "closed a chapter in their shared history" and "She's the last piece of the puzzle . Navy divers from the Clearance Diving Branch were tasked with assisting the TAG to develop the capability as the regiment did not have sufficient divers in the water troops at the time.

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