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SAS Battle of Mirbat Oman 1972

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Battle of Mirbat


19 July 1972 marks one of the proudest moments in the history of the Special Air Service.  On that day in the small coastal town of Mirbat, Oman, 9 SAS soldiers were attacked by an aggressive, highly organised and determined enemy force that outnumbered them 30 to 1.  Facing seemingly impossible odds the scene was set for a remarkable fight for survival that gives testament to the courage, skill and tenacity of the British Army’s elite.