REVEALED: Elite SAS teams primed to act on terror attack on UK soil at a moment’s notice

Working under the direct command of counter terror police, the force of 70 SAS will operate alongside seven police liaison officers from three key airfields, as well as two provincial airports.

In January, the Sunday Express revealed how the RAF and intelligence services at GCHQ had foiled a terror plot hatched by jihadi commercial airline pilots which would have targeted Bath, Brighton and Ipswich as well as London The unit has been rehearsing a variety of drills from hostage scenarios to lone wolf attacks.

Over the past few months, the teams have raided abandoned buildings and flown into nuclear sites and ports during an ongoing series of training exercises.

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