Where was the old Stirling lines in Hereford?
Stirling Lines is a British Army garrison in Credenhill, Herefordshire, the headquarters of the 22 Special Air Service Regiment (22 SAS) with the site formerly a Royal Air Force non-flying station for training schools, RAF Credenhill.
Which regiments are based in Hereford?
Since 1960, 22 SAS, the regular army unit, has been based in Hereford. In 2000, the regiment moved to the RAF base at Credenhill. It is thought to have four operational squadrons, each comprising around 60 men. Most of the private security companies in Hereford have been started by ex-special forces soldiers.
Where is the SAS headquarters located?
Special Air Service/Headquarters
When did the SAS move to Credenhill?
After 22 SAS Regiment had obtained funding to develop the site, extensive rebuilding which started in 1997 took place. 22 SAS finally moved into Credenhill in May 1999.
Where was original Stirling lines?
Stirling Lines, named after David Stirling, was initially the home of the Regiment but in 1999 they moved to a former RAF base at Credenhill on the outskirts of Hereford. Commanding officer John Woodhouse introduced SAS Selection in 1952. Before that, troopers had earned their credentials in the field.
Can you visit SAS Hereford?
Hereford, Herefordshire This spectacular memorial to the SAS regiment at Hereford Cathedral welcomes those seeking reflection, pilgrimage and worship.
Can SAS tell their family?
The S.A.S. or Special Air Service, is a Special Operations Organisation of the British Army. The SAS is a secret organisation. Its members often do not tell anyone except close family that they are in it.
Is RAF Hereford still open?
Closure. On 23 April 1994 the station closed. The site was obtained by the British Army to redevelop for the Special Air Service headquarters base with the SAS subsequently moving there from Hereford in 1999.
Where are the Stirling Lines in the UK?
/ 52.08500°N 2.79500°W / 52.08500; -2.79500 Stirling Lines is a British Army garrison in Credenhill, Herefordshire, the headquarters of the 22 Special Air Service Regiment (22 SAS) with the site formerly a Royal Air Force non-flying station for training schools, RAF Credenhill.
When did the SAS move to Stirling Lines?
In 1960, the SAS moved to a former Royal Artillery boys’ training unit, Bradbury Lines in Hereford, which was renamed in 1984 to Stirling Lines in honour of the regiment’s founder, Lieutenant Colonel David Stirling.
When did SAS move to Credenhill from Hereford?
The SAS commenced relocation of staff and equipment to Credenhill from Hereford with the redevelopment of the site. The move was completed in May 1999. On 30 September 2000, the official opening ceremony was held for the new Stirling Lines with the clock tower re-erected on the new parade ground.