Action heroes are common in Hollywood, hunky men and hot babes seeing off baddies and putting the world to rights. It looks like exciting work but has very little in common with the real work done by elite armed forces around the world. From one devil daring death defying special force unit to another super charged elite commando, we take a look at the world’s most ferocious special forces. Get ready to be blown away by these awesome military units.
Put together during World War II, a war in which the distinction between good and bad was easy to make ,the British SAS (or Special Air Service) began as a regiment in 1941 and through the
years has cemented it’s reputation as a force to be reckoned with. Today the unit is essential for dealing with terrorisism worldwide. Only the hardest fighters allowed here, surely with some hefty health insurance too!
Members must go through rigorous training in the jungle to make the final cut, typically only about 15% make it through to the end.
Israeli Shayetet 13
A commando unit made of elite soldiers from the Israeli Navy, the Shayetet 13 is the Israeli Defence Force’s main special commando unit. Highly secretive, there is little information about these guys. Masters of the Israeli martial art, Krav Maga, to be a part of the Shaytet 13 you must sign up for four action packed years.
All year round, no matter the weather, they are up at 4am to start the day’s training with a swim in the sea. You have to be made of seriously tough stuff to become a member of this commando.