You’ve heard about the Special Air Service (SAS).  Perhaps you’ve heard about their maritime brethren, the Special Boat Service (SBS).  Chances are, however, you haven’t heard about their youngest sibling, the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR).

And for a good reason.  Created in 2005, this shadowy unit is the equivalent of America’s Intelligence Support Activity (ISA), aka the Activity.

SRR’s Emblem (

Like the Activity, from the few things publicly known, the SRR specializes in, but certainly is not limited to, Human Intelligence (HUMINT).  It’s seen combat in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, among other places.

But before it, there was another unit.