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SAS To Middle East
« on: September 23, 2019, 00:34:49 »
The SAS are being sent to Bahrain to improve base security. 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1181015/Iran-news-sas-counter-terror-royal-navy

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Re: SAS To Middle East
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 01:01:23 »
Good to know the SAS are going to be Commissionaires for a "high readiness Marine Commando unit ..."  ::)
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Re: SAS To Middle East
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2019, 05:47:37 »
Reads like typical tabloid reporting... I would guess they’re sending an advisory/consulting team team to offer insight on asymmetrical threats. I don’t imagine this will be a bunch of SAS dudes standing guard posts.
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Re: SAS To Middle East
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2019, 11:10:48 »
" . . . to guard Royal Navy base . . . "

Somebody told them that SAS members would know the colour of the boathouse so it was assumed that the regiment would be familiar with watching that kind of environment.
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Re: SAS To Middle East
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2019, 11:25:57 »
The SAS are being sent to Bahrain to improve base security. 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1181015/Iran-news-sas-counter-terror-royal-navy

I'm sure that the SBS and Royal Marines will be pleased to have the SAS elbow them out of their usual role with the Royal Navy ;)
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Re: SAS To Middle East
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2019, 11:31:39 »
Someone has to fill the void after the SEALs got sent home...?

Too soon?
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Re: SAS To Middle East
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2019, 12:51:02 »
I'm sure that the SBS and Royal Marines will be pleased to have the SAS elbow them out of their usual role with the Royal Navy ;)
Could have sent the RAF Reg't; aren't they the FP SMEs? ;D

Someone has to fill the void after the SEALs got sent home...?

Too soon?
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Re: SAS To Middle East
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2019, 12:57:29 »
I would bet that there are Royal Marines already at the UK naval support base in Bahrain.
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Re: SAS To Middle East
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2019, 13:45:51 »
Sending a message to Iran that people may be willing to do them harm.

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Re: SAS To Middle East
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Re: SAS To Middle East
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2019, 13:11:25 »
Wasn't there a Para Regt battalion rotated through Bahrain on a permanent basis during the 50's and 60's? Right up until the British abandoned withdrew from the Middle East, I believe.
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Re: SAS To Middle East
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2019, 14:52:49 »
Wasn't there a Para Regt battalion rotated through Bahrain on a permanent basis during the 50's and 60's? Right up until the British abandoned withdrew from the Middle East, I believe.

I know some guys who did those tours.... nothing like being dug into an oven like dust bowl for weeks watching the locals swanning around in their Mercedes.... :)
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