Please forward exercises and projects for the little sas book pdf error screen to 144. Not to be confused with Australian Special Air Service Regiment, Canadian Special Air Service Company, New Zealand Special Air Service, or Rhodesian Special Air Service. The SAS was founded in 1941 as a regiment, and later reconstituted as a corps in 1950.
The unit undertakes a number of roles including covert reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, direct action and hostage rescue. 1st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade. The Special Air Service traces its origins to 1941 and the Second World War. The 22nd Special Air Service Regiment, which is part of the regular army, gained fame and recognition worldwide after its televised rescue of all but one of the hostages held during the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege.
It was conceived as a commando force to operate behind enemy lines in the North African Campaign and initially consisted of five officers and 60 other ranks. Its first mission, in November 1941, was a parachute drop in support of the Operation Crusader offensive. 22 men, a third of the unit, were killed or captured.