ON A NOVEMBER NIGHT IN 1941

High above the North African desert, five RAF planes tore their way through a ferocious storm. Inside, fifty-five paratroopers from an intensely secret task force were ready to jump into enemy territory. The planes were lost, far behind enemy lines, and under heavy fire.

 

The officer in command was faced with a choice--abandon the mission, or see it through to the end.

 

The odds stacked, the situation severe, he asked his men if they dared to win. None hesitated.

 

One by one, they hurled themselves into the gale.

 

These were the first men of the SAS. Today, the Special Air Service is one of the world’s most famous elite forces, urging generations onto victory with the motto, “Who Dares Wins”.