National Army Museum

Special Forces: In the Shadows, Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3; Sat 17 Mar--Sun 18 Nov; 10am–5pm; £8

This major exhibition presents ideas of security and secrecy through the lens of British Special Forces. Discover who these elite soldiers are, the skills they need, and the operations they’ve undertaken.

Founded during the Second World War, the Special Forces is made up of six elite units, each with a unique role in British security and military operations. The exhibition looks at the work of these units and the extreme skills and total dedication needed to make the cut.

Uncover their hidden world from real-life events, such as the Iranian Embassy siege, and explore how they are portrayed in popular culture.


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