X-Men to lead anti terror fight
Hehehehehehe I thought the title would get your attentions.
Well here is the article from the British Sun
X-Men lead war on terror
By JOHN SCOTT
A CRACK squad of battle-hardened “X-Men” has been formed to spearhead Britain’s fight against terror.
The top-secret team is made up of volunteers from the SAS and the SBS who have all seen active service in the Gulf and Afghanistan.
It is known as X Squadron and is led by a highly-decorated SBS officer and an SAS captain. The group, based at Poole, Dorset, began training three weeks ago and will be on 24-hour worldwide alert.
It is understood to be the first phase of an expansion of Britain’s Special Forces ordered by the Government because of an increased threat to national security.
A military source revealed last night: “These guys have already been dubbed X-Men. They are all volunteers who have agreed to put aside the age-old rivalries that have existed between the SAS and the SBS.
“They will work together, although the SAS guys will continue to wear the winged dagger emblem and the SBS guys will continue to wear their frog emblem.
“Co-operation has not come easy but top brass have ordered it, so it has been forced through.
“The squadron will concentrate on fighting terrorism. There are also plans to send some of the guys to the Gulf for short periods.”
It is understood the unit is currently a dozen men short of its target of 50 and that a second request for volunteers has been issued at the SAS’s Hereford HQ.
An insider explained: “Because it is based at Poole — home of the SBS — it is seen by many as being more their show than an SAS one.
“The attitude at Hereford has been, ‘If we’d wanted to join the SBS, we’d have joined the SBS’.
“X Squadron is likely to remain slightly under-manned for a short time until the SBS can recruit more men from the Royal Marines.”
The Ministry of Defence declined to comment last night. The news comes just days after SAS Sgt Julian Davis was killed in Iraq.
I know not exactly the X-men you were thinking of but still pretty cool development
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