THE SPECIAL AIR SERVICE (SAS) IN NORTH AFRICA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR : A close-up of a heavily armed patrol of 'L' Detachment SAS in their Jeeps, just back from a three month patrol. The crews of the jeeps are all wearing 'Arab-style' headdress, as copied from the Long Range Desert Group. Wikipedia
Daily Mail: How Winston Churchill saved the SAS from its deadliest ever enemy: The bureaucrats who wanted to close the elite fighting unit
* The Special Air Service was saved by the wartime leader from Whitehall
* Interfering civil servants didn't approve of the SAS's covert methods
* The force was criticised after its first mission was an unmitigated disaster
Without Winston Churchill the SAS would likely to have never existed beyond its first mission.
The Special Air Service, the most secretive and admired fighting unit within the British Armed Forces, was saved by the wartime leader from interfering civil servants who didn't approve of its covert methods.
Back in November 1941, the SAS launched its first mission in the Libyan desert after being dreamed up by young Army officer David Stirling.
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WNU Editor: It is interesting that this stuff is only coming out now 70 years after the war.