The amount of times you read stuff from 'newspapers' with 'genuine sources' saying stuff like this is unbelievable. Last time it was that the SBS' tactics weren't up to scratch and the SAS were being drafted in to train them up!
Well what do you expect? The SAS and SBS are highly likely to see action and despite a high rate of skill and training there's also a greater risk of death and therefore they need more recruits. Needless to say, the Sun is about as accurate at news as my accuracy to the toilet.
I would just like to point out a fact that people might have forgotten.
The other SAS units around the world i.e nzsas have their own websites and have produced media for their recruitment. Obviously they dont have the required ammount of intrest into the special forces that they need.
The SAS, our SAS, hasnt got a website (the SAS (R) has) and certainly hasnt agreed to any media attention i.e a series of programmes looking into the training and selection they do (nzsas has which is on youtube for anyone who wants to watch).
Therefore they have the amount of recruit intrest and the right amount of turnover they need for their operational needs.
The SAS are the most elite trained soldiers in Britain alongside the SBS. The selection and training the go through is ridiculous, they dont just take every man and his dog into training youve got to be nails to get in there. They aint going to be asking the sun to recruit new men for them. The media is a sack of *text deleted**text deleted*.
Not as rookies no, but the majority of the SAS are Para's (ie: from the Para's) I believe. And as stated above, the SAS are hardly likely to turn to The Sun for recruitment. They'd go to Ninja first, like he says.
That's been claimed not to be totally true, a lad on here said when he was on his PRMC that he had a chat about SF with a PTI. The PTI said most SAS troopers in the Regiment are Royal Marines and as said for SBS obviously.