4 October 2018
About this event
On 30 April 1980, six armed terrorists took over the Iranian Embassy in London. Twenty-six embassy staff, including a two-man BBC sound crew, were taken hostage. After a second hostage was murdered the Metropolitan Police handed the resolution of the siege and the rescue of the remaining hostages over to the SAS – Operation Nimrod.
Many will remember this event as it was captured on TV and beamed live into our homes. But the world only saw a few shadowy figures of this clandestine unit – widely regarded as being ‘the elite of the elite’ of Special Forces organisations. Indeed, many of the world’s special-forces have modelled themselves on the SAS and the SAS has trained many of our allies’ Special Forces units.
Some of the secrets to be revealed:
• What was the SAS mission?
• What deception methods did they use?
• Why did the CEO over-rule the plan?
• How else was the mission compromised?
• How did Heathrow airport fit in?
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