They have survived the initiation programmes of five of the world’s toughest army units. Now, for the final, the remaining six recruits will face the ultimate test – 48 hours with the British SAS.
Few are chosen and even fewer can pass the intense mental and physical challenges that must be endured and triumphed over to stand a hope of being selected for this most elite of forces.
But at the end there can only be one winner. Who has what it takes to take the title of Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week?
The Special Air Service (SAS) is the special forces unit of the British Army. The SAS was founded in 1941 as a regiment, and later reconstituted as a corps in 1950. This special forces unit undertakes a number of roles including covert reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, direct action, hostage rescue and human intelligence gathering.
The Brecon Beacons, particularly around Pen y Fan, are a popular training area for members of the UK armed forces and military reservists. The Army’s Infantry Battle School is located at Brecon, for example and the Special Air Service (SAS) use the area to test the fitness of applicants.
The recruit Miller was outstanding during the show.