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.
In the face of terror, a nation will show its strength.
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Did You Know?
In the opening scenes in the "killing house" the location is given as Stirling Lines, RAF Hereford. At the time of the siege, the Regiment was based at Bradbury Lines, an old Royal Artillery depot, in the south of the town of Hereford. The name was changed to Stirling Lines in 1984 in honour of the regiments founding father David Stirling. The regiment didn't move to the former RAF site until 1999. See more
The embassy was taken on the 30th April 1980. When the terrorists first enter there is a Nissan Cherry parked outside (TNN 998W) - however W regs were not issued until 1st August 1980. See more
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References The Final Option