A bunch of round 20 Particular Air Drive troopers discovered themselves in bother once they had been left up in opposition to Taliban troops within the province of Kandahar, the MailOnline experiences. The SAS had been mentioned to have been a whole bunch of miles away from different pleasant forces in Afghanistan and issued a last-ditch SOS request to navy bosses in Britain to extract them from Kandahar.
The Taliban takeover within the area ensured the extraction was made much more troublesome.
British troops had been unable to go away by way of the Kandahar airfield.
The airfield beforehand housed round 26,000 worldwide troops however has since fallen into Taliban palms.
As an alternative, the SAS fended off the Taliban and despatched their coordinates in coded messages to the particular forces headquarters again within the UK.
The SAS troopers had been finally rescued in an operation overseen by the Joint Particular Forces Aviation Wing.
Members of the RAF’s 47 Squadron arrived to extract the SAS from the hazard zone.
A supply instructed MailOnline: “It was a really hush, hush mission.
“Kandahar had fallen to the Taliban on Friday and the fellows had been down there for 5 days after that.
The “extremely versatile” RAF jet got here into service in 1999 however will not be utilized by the British navy following the upcoming reorganisation of the Air Drive.
On Thursday morning, the British plane was once more noticed on flight trackers en path to the worldwide navy airbase in Dubai.