SAS

Special Air Service Regiment (1941-1945)

SAS - Special Air Service Regiment (1941-1945)

HISTORY
L Detachment SAS July 1941-28 September 1942
1 SAS 28 September 1942-1943 (A,B,C and D Sqdns)
2 SAS 1943-1945
Special Raiding Squadron (from 1 SAS) 1943
Special Boat Squadron (from D Sqdn 1 SAS) 1943-1945
S.A.S. Brigade 1944-1945 consisting of
1 SAS
2 SAS
3 SAS (French)
4 SAS (French)
5 SAS (Belgian)
6 SAS (US - never materialised)
F Squadron GHQ Liaison Regiment (Phantom),R.A.C.
20 Liaison HQ (12 men) (Major O.Carey-Elwes)
R.A.S.C. Air Despatch Group (3 officers and 154 other ranks including 15 men from R.A.O.C.)
Pioneer Corps (1 officer and 23 other ranks)
SAS Brigade Liaison Officer with 1 Airborne Corps HQ (Lt-Col.Collins)
SAS Liaison duties with Special Forces HQ (4 officers)(Mission Etoile)
note
5 French and 2 Belgian parachutists killed before formation of SAS units are included here as the French are commemorated on the SAS Memorial
Roll Of Honour: 511Awards: 601Images: 1856Links: 5
Web Links:
Belgian SAS - Website of Belgian SAS 1944-45
Blair Mayne - Website on Colonel Paddy Mayne by Stewart McClean of Newtonards
French SAS - Website of David Portier remembering 3 and 4 SAS
French SAS - French SAS website
SAS Originals - Website created by Daniel Bright,nephew of Charlie Cattell,one of the SAS originals.
Operation Pistol
Operation Loyton
Operation Begonia
Operation Archway
Operation Candytuft
Operation Jonquil
Operation Keystone
Colonel Paddy
By Patrick Marrinan
Going to the Wars
By John Verney
Operation Bulbasket
By Paul McCue
Operation Tombola
By Roy Farran
Paddy Mayne
By Hamish Ross
Parachute Padre
By McLuskey J. Fraser
Rogue Warrior of the SAS: The Blair Mayne Legend
By Martin Dillon & Roy Bradford
SAS Great Escapes
By Damien Lewis
SAS in Tuscany 1943-45
By Brian Lett
SAS Operation Galia
By Robert Hann
SAS with the Maquis
By Ian Wellsted
Special Boat Squadron
By Barrie Pitt
Special Ops Heroes
By Michael Ashcroft
Tanky Challenor: SAS and the Met
By Harold Challenor
The Nazi Hunters
By Damien Lewis
The SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour 1941-47
By Ex-Lance Corporal X QGM
The SAS at War: 1941-1945
By Anthony Kemp
The Secret Hunters
By Anthony Kemp
The Special Air Service
By Philip Warner
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