That would be clever SBS is only 180 strong (more)
by James K
of which some 60 or so are non deployable ie involved in training,research and development, protection duties and other work. A squadron is Anti terrorist and Counter Revoloutionary Warfare tasked and cant be deployed outside the UK! Some are sick, others injured some on courses and one or two on leave (possibly). I doubt that SB could get 100 men together at once for deployment unless they used the RMR Squadron, possible though.
The SB are in Afganistan (as have the SAS and others) and have been for a long time (a few days after WTC). But this 100 man deployment is probably a mix of 45 Commando recce troop, some members of the M&AW Cadre and SBS.
Regards James K
Posted on Nov 16, 2001, 10:20 AM from IP address 188.8.131.52