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Special Air Services (Training Missions)

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what tests Special Air Service men are expected to undertake when they go on special training missions.

Service men wishing to join the Special Air Service Regiment carry out aptitude training before being accepted into the regiment. This involves individual marches across country during which progress is monitored; parachuting; and combat survival.