About Great SAS Missions

Great SAS Missions shows you how the SAS made its name as the leading special forces unit in the world through recreations, archive video and first-hand stories


The Special Air Service was formed in 1950 and became a model for special army forces across the world

The Special Air Service regiment (The SAS) was established during World War II as a small unit of elite soldiers able to make rapid assaults on the enemy.

Combining audacity, bravery, endurance and technique in missions ranging from deep penetration raiding to hostage release operations, the SAS was soon established as the world's leading special forces unit.

With CGI, expertly researched archive footage, and the enlightening accounts of former members, this series recreates seven great missions through which the SAS earned respect and fear around the globe