News / UK and world by Press Association September 11, 2018, 3:40 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter No concerns were raised about the medical plan for a 16-mile march in the Brecon Beacons in which three reservists died, a board heard. Two SAS soldiers, known only as 1A and 1B, are on trial by court martial over the deaths amid high temperatures in July 2013. They deny “negligently performing a duty” by failing to take reasonable care for the health and safety of candidates on the march. Lance Corporal Craig Roberts, Lance Corporal Edward Maher and Corporal James Dunsby died as a result of the exercise. A medic referred to as 1H told the Court Martial Centre in Bulford, Wiltshire that he had prepared the medical plan for the march. He passed this to senior medics on July 12 – the night before the march – and no issues were raised, 1H said. The plan flagged heat illness and dehydration as a risk, with … [Read more...] about ‘No concerns’ over medical plan for SAS selection march where three men died
THE SAS are often described as the most formidable and elite special operations task force in the world - but what is the history behind their motto? With a new series of SAS Who Dares Wins airing this evening, here is everything you need to know about the world famous slogan. What does "Who Dares Wins" mean? "Who Dares Wins" is emblazoned across the Special Air Service's crest which features a sword bearing angel wings. The idea behind the motto is that if one has the courage and audacity to take risks, that person will succeed in life. It can also be interpreted that courage itself is its own reward. It is also non-gendered, with any of "he", "she", "one" or even "a person" can easily be placed before "Who" and it would make perfect sense. ExclusiveSCHOOL SEX SCANDAL School head, 40, quits after dumping wife to hook up with teacher, 26 BABY SNATCHED Girl, 1, kidnapped in stolen car found safe as dad tells of ‘worst nightmare’ UTTER CRUELTY Mum SELLOTAPES dummy into … [Read more...] about Who Dares Wins meaning – where does the phrase come from and what’s the history behind the SAS motto?
A member of the British Army’s elite Special Air Service (SAS) reportedly exchanged fire with the radical Islamic terrorists who attacked a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, helping in the rescue operations. The “long-serving” member of the SAS — whose regimental motto is “who dares wins” — was undertaking training of Kenyan forces when four armed jihadists entered the Dusit D2 hotel complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, reports Sky News.He was asked by Kenya’s security services to help and worked with the U.S. Navy Seals, exchanging fire with the terrorists and rescuing civilians from the complex in the affluent Westlands neighbourhood, which is popular with Western expatriates. An insider told The Sun: “UK Special Forces always run towards the sound of gunfire. He was there training and mentoring Kenyan forces when the shout went up, so they went in. “During the operation he fired off some rounds – it’s a … [Read more...] about Who Dares Wins: SAS Soldier Led Attack Against Islamist Terrorists in Kenya
Updated 6:31 am CDT, Sunday, April 28, 2019 HELSINKI (AP) — Nearly 600 flights have been canceled and thousands of passengers stranded on the third day of a pilots strike at Scandinavian Airlines that the carrier estimates has affected some 170,000 passengers over the weekend. The flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden announced Sunday further flight cancellations for the next week as the parties have failed to resume talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. It plans to cancel another 1,213 flights Monday and Tuesday, hitting some 110,000 passengers. The open-ended strike started Friday following the collapse of pay negotiations with the SAS Pilot Group, which represents 95% of the company's pilots in the three countries. SAS said it "deeply regrets" the distress to clients on its domestic, European and long-haul flights. … [Read more...] about SAS pilots continue strike, hundreds more flights canceled
Updated 3:20 am CDT, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Scandinavian Airlines says that a six-day pilot strike that led to the cancellation of 4,000 flights and affected more than 370,000 passengers cost 650 million kronor ($68 million). SAS says that the walkout, which ended May 2 when the sides reached a three-year collective bargaining agreement, "negatively impacted" its second quarter, for which it reported a 1.2-billion kronor ($125 million) loss. CEO Richard Gustafson says it "added to the challenges already faced by SAS," which include tough competition, increasing fuel prices and a weakening Swedish currency. Gustafson said Tuesday the result for the three-month period that ended April 30, "is far from satisfying." The strike started April 26 after talks collapsed between the airline and SAS Pilot Group, which represents 95% of the company's pilots in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. … [Read more...] about SAS says 6-day pilot strike cost it $68 million