Special Air Service


: part of the British military that consists of soldiers who are specially trained for difficult and secret duties

Examples of Special Air Service in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Destroying aircraft on the ground has always been an effective tactic—during World War II, commandos of the British Special Air Service mounted on jeeps destroyed more Axis warplanes on the ground in Africa than the Royal Air Force downed in the sky during the desert campaign. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 24 Aug. 2023 Roberts-Smith - a retired corporal in the Special Air Service, or SAS - was not in the Sydney courtroom where Justice Anthony Besanko said the newspapers had established the truth of their claims. Michael E. Miller, Anchorage Daily News, 2 June 2023 The man was identified by Australian Broadcasting Corp. and News Corp as former Special Air Service Regiment trooper Oliver Schulz. Rod McGuirk, ajc, 20 Mar. 2023

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“Special Air Service.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Special%20Air%20Service. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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