Special Boat Service

We all heard about SAS in movies,vidyas, tv documentaries but how about the "B" team?

Is SBS made of bunch of guys who couldn't made it to the SAS?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Simply, the SBS had no role in the Iranian embassy siege or bravo 2-0, which remain the two best publicized UKSF operations and formed a lot of the publics understanding of the unit. You could say the same about CAG, they haven't been a secret since the 90s yet BHD remains the only movie where they play a significant role; not counting the chuck norris movies.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Eh. "Delta" has a lot of public awareness, precisely because of things like the Chuck Norris movies and BHD. In fact, they probably had about the same "marketshare" in the culture in the 80s and 90s (more people read novels back then, and there were quite a few popular literature character from the era that were SEALs, like John Clark in the Tom Clancy novels). I think it really was the UBL raid, and the ensuing fame-whordom from Navy SOF vets that elevated "MUH SEALs," kind of at the "expense" of "Delta," who made life easier for themselves with the name changes (I don't even think they call themselves CAG anymore).
      >Simply, the SBS had no role in the Iranian embassy siege or bravo 2-0, which remain the two best publicized UKSF operations and formed a lot of the publics understanding of the unit.
      I think this is spot on.
      >Is SBS made of bunch of guys who couldn't made it to the SAS?
      You go on believing that, if you like.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This. and I'll also point out that green berets got a bunch of attention during Vietnam, coasting on free PR in similar situations

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Right, compared to the SEALs, which a lot of people did not even realize existed until Grenada. Not really because the government was trying to hide their existence more like the Navy didn't really give a shit about them and SOCOM wasn't a thing yet. It was like this weird infantry but not marine offshoot of the Navy that nobody really knew what to do with.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There were a ton of low-tier Delta Farce flicks in the 80s-90s

      After BHD there's no more Delta Force kino anymore

      13 Hours and Sicario does not count

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I thought 13 Hours was DEVGRU and Sicario CIA SAC.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The rescue party had like 2 Deltas who bodied everything after the main MC group got rekt

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Sicario CIA SAC
          I think the spook boys were loaned CAG guys near the start, a little bit before the border shootout scene.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          in the briefing scene they're basically delta boys who just arrived from afganistan and were brolin's main go-to unit from start to finish

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >13 Hours
        What's the verdict on this one? I always avoided it because I doubted Hollywood wouldn't make it weird or political.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They go through the same selection, they just go to different training build ups afterwards. Its the same in the Seals. Its like saying theres a difference between Seal team 6 and Seal team 3. They both do buds. Then they list the top 3 teams they want to go to then they get assigned based on need. A lot of guys just choose their teams based on what coast of the US they want to be based out of. Some guys just dont want to go through the extensive dive training that some of the seals do like depths of 200 feet in the frigid ocean for months.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Different service.
    The Special Air Service are part of the Army, the Special Boat Squadron are Royal Marines (which are officially part of the RN) .

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Is SBS made of bunch of guys who couldn't made it to the SAS?

    Are you stupid? This is like asking if the Navy SEALs are just a bunch of dudes who would have washed out of Q-course. They're in the SBS because they're in the Navy, not because they tried out for the SAS and failed.

    Sometimes I really hate neverserves man

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, he asked a stupid question. But atleast his buddies won't blow their brains out like yours do after finishing their military service.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not that anon. Eat a dick, preferably your own. troony

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why modern PrepHole is so obsessed with trrannies?
          Is this some kind of psyop?
          This word is almost in every thread...
          It wasn't like this before.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    there's also/used to be, the sms. and everybody knows about sis. Anybody here ever heard of mi4?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Selection for the SAS and SBS is literally the same course with the same candidates in together. A Royal Marine, a Grenadier Guardsman, a submariner and a pilot can all be on the same selection course and the pilot can join the SBS if he wants and the submariner can join the SAS

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sbs had some coverage in the falklands, in iraq, and in afghansitan during tora bora. They're more lowkey and don't really have big action movie stuff going on for them like bravo two zero.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There was that castle seige/prisoner uprisings Afganistan that the SBS got some exposure for. A CIA guy was killed there

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    We don't know much about the SBS because they're heavily classified. The SAS is known better because they've participated in a lot of things that have been harder to hide in recent years. That's why the Bong tier ones have such a mythos about them, they go to greater lengths to obscure them.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    SBS are selected by and trained to the same standard, the caveat being they specialise is maritime and amphibious operations.
    I'm more interested in the Special Reconnaissance Regiment. Everyone knows about the SAS and probably understands that the SBS are their maritime counterparts, but what exactly are the SRR?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They do surveillanc, reconisance, signals and targeting.
      If you need some people to go behind enemy lines and lie in a ditch for a few days to tell you whats going on they will be the ones to do it.
      As technology has gotten more advanced I can only guess they have moved with the times.

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