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What is British E Squadron?

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Does anyone know what the E Squadron is? From what I know, it's not a branch of the UKSF, but more sort of a Special Forces Operations unit for SIS(MI-6), and is made up out of elite hardened veteran British SAS, SBS and SRR soldiers. So this much I know, but are these soldiers selected, is there a selection process they must go through or even further training? And what sort of missions do they carry out? Obviously all their missions would be in the best interests of SIS, but what exactly are the jobs they would do? Do they ever do solo missions? I understand there is very little imformation on them, but surely somebody can shed some light on the matter.
asked Jan 6, 2014 in Military by CN2

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Well based on what I have gathered it is unit of the UK Special Forces (UKSF) Directorate made up of handpicked members of 22 Special Air Service (SAS), the Special Boat Service (SBS) and the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) possibly with other elements of British Armed Forces such as the Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing. E-Squadron has a very specific role to perform with in the UK establishment, E-Squadron’s role is to conduct deniable operations and assist Her Majesties Secret Intelligence Service (SIS, MI6). One could think of them almost as a UK equivalent of the CIA's Special Activities Division however they are not exactly the same. Refer this link to know more:
answered Jan 7, 2014 by lsmith Inquisitive Expert (82,840 points)


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