In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of ...
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In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen.Written by
In the 1970's, 21 round "extension" magazines became prevalent for special use by the SAS, SBS and 14 Intelligence Company. Carried in the pistol and low slung, it provided a bit better capacity and sustained fire rate. Drivers working in high threat environments in Northern Ireland commonly placed a Browning with a 21 round magazine under their leg on the drivers seat to allow for fast access inside a vehicle. This became preferable in 1974 when Capt. Anthony Pollen of 14th Intelligence was killed when working surveillance on a funeral in Londonderry and a mob of 150 Republican sympathizers descended on the vehicle and killed him. Operators are taught to shoot through the windows, doors and windshield and their vehicles were also rigged with remote controlled stun grenades and CS cannisters to disperse a crowd. See more »
Some of the weapons carried by the SAS team have parts that were developed much later than the 1980 period, e.g. lowers developed for US navy in '86 and F style stocks that were part of the 2000 update. See more »
What should have been a tense exciting retelling of the Iranian Embassy Siege is instead a slow moving turgid non event which is not worth the effort. A massive disappointment and every time Abbie Cornish appeared on screen as the BBCs Kate Adie I had to look away it was that embarrassing.
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