Special Boat Squadron

Not by strength but by guile.

Only since the Falklands campaign have the initials SBS become known to the public.

Yet this clandestine formation of Britain’s armed forces has been in existence since the Second World War.

Barrie Pitt, who himself served with the SBS, describes how the it came into being in 1941.

How they fought with distinction in the Aegean, where one of their exploits inspired The Guns of Navarone.

How they earned rapport in the Adriatic, in Greece and in Italy.

How the SBS was…

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