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The Special Air Service is the United Kingdom's all round Special Force Unit. It was founded during World War II by David Stirling. The unit was initially created as a desert raiding force to weaken the German North African logistic network as well as the German Luftwaffe. After the war the unit became part of the British Territorial Army but in the wake of the Cold War re-established again. Primary mission: Unconventional Warfare;. Secondary mission: Long range reconnaissance, internal security duties.