On May 5th, 1980, members of Britian's elite 22nd Special Air Service (S.A.S.) stormed the Iranian Embassy located at 16 Princess Gate, London England. Their mission was to rescue twenty hostages from their six terrorist captors.
The mission, code name "Operation Nimrod", lasted only 11 minutes. Whe it was over, nineteen of the hostages were rescued and five of the six terrorists were killed. The S.A.S. had stepped out of the shadows to become recognized as one of the leading anti-terrorist units the world.
Artist Ron Petitt worked closely with Phil Singleton, former member of the 22nd S.A.S., who provided invaluable reference material by sharing photographs and personal sketches to insure absolute authenticity to the finished sculpture.
This sculpture is equipped with a Counter Revolutionary Warfare (CRW) uniform, complete with an S-6 respirator, ballistic vest, H&K MP-5 machine gun with top mounted flashlight, a Browning High Power 9mm semi-automatic pistol with extended magazine, S.A.S. thigh holster and magazine carrier, flashbang and vest mounted survival knife.
The 4" base displays the S.A.S. emblem with the motto: "Who Dares Wins".
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