The Special Air Service

The Special Air Service

Men-at-Arms 116
  • Author: James Shortt
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: MAA 116
  • Publication Date: 23 Jul 1981
  • ISBN: 9780850453966
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

Since its birth at Kabrti in 1941, the Special Air Service has consistently captured the imagination of the military and public alike by the daring and unconventional nature of its operations. The nature of the tasks and the methods peculiar to the SAS have made it difficult to standardise items of equipment. Apart from issues common to the British Army as a whole, SAS personnel have need of, and access to, various specialised 'pieces of kit': often SAS innovations created to meet specific needs. James Shortt investigates the organisation, tactics, equipment and remarkable history of Britains elite fighting force.

Biographical Note

Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

Introduction Origins From Regiment to Brigade The post-war SAS 22nd SAS Regiment The Fight Against Terrorism RM Special Boat Squadron Foreign SAS Units The Plates

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