Special Boat Service Reserve

Special Boat Service

Part of the United Kingdom's Special Forces, the Special Boat Service was originally the Special Boat Section when it was created during the Second World War.

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Its role was and continues to be carrying out daring, undercover raids using the element of surprise possible with small, highly-trained teams.

Members of the SBS are elite military personnel who show physical and mental aptitude to make the step up to the next level.

SBS members have served around the world since the 1940s, most recently in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Given the nature of their work, little is known about the individuals who are part of the unit.