SAS or Special Air Service

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
The Toughest, most effective and best trained special operations unit in the world
by Razak July 14, 2003
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Special Air Service, Britains Elite Special Forces which are no doubt the most professional Counter Terrorist team in the world along with out in the field soldiers. Where ever you put them be it desert, mountain or jungle you can expect the SAS trooper to come out alive and a high enemy kill count.
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SAS (single as shit) is a term a single person can use to describe his or her relationship status. This is an individual who is not dating or talking to anyone and often gets forgotten or friend-zoned in the dating scene. Despite dating's ups and downs this person remains resilient and hopeful. He or she seeks lessons to be learned when relationships do not work out instead of blaming themselves. They are one SASsy bitch!
-Hey, are you seeing anyone right now?
-Nope, I'm super SAS.
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The SAS (Special Air Service) is the British Army's counter-terrorist, special force organisation.

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.
Damn, the SAS are so elite, I wouldn't want to be on their bad side, they are the most elite, best trained and loyal soldiers of the world. Its like they have auto-aim, they're so great.
by violent August 29, 2006
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A small group of these guys could wipe out a medium-sized enemy encampment within 2 minutes and disappear into the night.

They are the best because they train to be the best. An SAS training course lasts for 6 months and has only a 1 - 3% pass rate.

Notable SAS operations include:

Operation Nimrod - terrorist siege on the Iranian embassy in London, 1980. Considered the most famous and successful hostage rescue in the world. 5 out of six gunmen were killed and 19 hostages were saved.

The Pebble Island Raid - Raid during the Falklands War in 1982 on an Argentinian air base. 11 Argentinian aircraft were destroyed.

The Loughgall Ambush - massacre of the IRA East Tyrone Brigade in 1987. The SAS attacked eight IRA members who had just bombed an RUC station. All eight bombers were killed.

Operation Barras - the rescue of eleven British soldiers held captive by Sierra Leone's notorious West Side Boys. At least 25 rebels were killed and 18 captured, including the rebel leader. Unfortunately one SAS soldier was killed in action.
The SAS - not people to mess with.
by Mr Munchkins March 4, 2008
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Special Air Service.
Britain and Australia's special forces, among some other countries

Perfect example of people NOT to fuck with. If you picked a fight with one of them, you would be subdued in less than 2 seconds

Drunken guy with a knife: You wanna fight with me?
SAS guy: Fine.
2 seconds later;
Drunken guy: Fuck, where's my legs gone?
SAS Guy: My round?
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