One of the British Army's elite special ops and counter-terrorist unit.
The original and first modern special op unit created during World War 2 by Captain David Stirling, designed to work covertly and cut off from support for long periods of time, usually work in teams of 4 or 8.
The SBS (Special Boat Service) specialise in marine operations are a "sister" unit of the SAS
The SAS are renound for their eudurence and ablity to get the job done when they are vastly outnumbered and out gunned. Their training is know to be the toughest of any of the worlds military's special operations units where less then 10 out of 100 get accepted.
The Training and structuring of the SAS has been so effective that it is now used for most spec ops units around the world including the US delta force and the french GIGN.
Who Dares Wins
When one member was captured, he escaped, and walked 200 miles in eight days of blistering desert heat with no more than a map, compass and a pair of shorts to rejoin his comrades.
The British SAS are the most elite, all powerful suppersoldiers on the plannet. At least ten times better trained than any other nations special forces. Equaled only by the British SBS.
EX 2: The SAS went on a suicide mission last week, no casualties.
The SAS have done many things in history, played a massive part in World War 2, the conflict of Ireland and the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and many, many other things, but heres an example of the eliteness:
On 30 April 1980, six Iranian terrorists took over the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London. After six days of unsuccessful negotiations and one hostage's murder, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ordered an assault. At 19:26 on Monday 5 May, the SAS went in. More than thirty troopers entered the building, including some who went in across the now famous balcony filmed live by the BBC. A diversionary attack was staged and other troopers went in through the ground floor. One hostage was killed by the terrorists, but within minutes the terrorist threat had been eliminated, with five of the six having been killed and one captured. Of the original 26 hostages, 24 were safe. The operation was hailed as a great success and was to change the way the public viewed the regiment.
The SAS is widely regarded as one of the finest and best-trained special forces units in the world, and is the sole creator of special forces, other special organisations base themselves on the SAS, such as the Americans' Navy Seals and the Germans' KSK.
The Elitest of the Elite. Equalled but not bettered (in most respects) by The US Navy SEALS, the Russian Spetznaz and Delta Force.