He explains: "A lot has been written about the SAS but hardly anything about the Special Boat Squadron
. They deserve our recognition.
The smaller diesel-electrics are equipped to support teams of the Special Boat Squadron
(SBS), who train continuously to perfect their covert infiltration skills and develop new techniques to counter terrorists and drug smugglers.
KNM Skjold (on loan to Special Boat Squadron
Two, Naval Station Norfolk, VA) incorporates stealth-technology features that are similar to those being used in military aircraft.
About 30 Royal Marines, thought to be members of the highly-trained Special Boat Squadron
, were among the first wave of troops to be landed at the small airstrip.
Vice Admiral RC Wijegunaratne has had the honour to hold number of Command and Staff appointments including Command of SLNS SAYURA (Offshore Patrol Vessel), Commandant Naval and Maritime Academy, Flag Officer Commanding Naval Fleet, Director General (Services), Director Naval Operations/Special Forces/Maritime/Surveillance, Commander South Naval Area, Commander Eastern Naval Area, Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard and Commander Special Boat Squadron
A Special Boat Squadron
team launched a dawn raid on a remote building after a tip-off from locals.
LCDR Richard Nalwasky's previous assignments include the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, Calif.; Supply Officer, USS Klakring (FFG 42); Supply Officer, Special Boat Squadron
2, Little Creek, Va.; and Wardroom/Asst.
The SAS and Special Boat Squadron
have been issued with the rifles, which are equipped with high-powered telescope sights.
Mr Parsons, aged 82, who organises the parade as well as leading it, was a member of the elite Special Boat Squadron
, and was captured during a daring raid on Singapore Harbour, in 1943.
A cargo ship suspected of carrying the bomb - the 26,000-ton MV Nisha - was stormed by the elite Special Boat Squadron
in the English Channel two years ago, said Mr Mercer.