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The Iranian Embassy Siege
"The Iranian Embassy Siege in London and the following events first brought the SAS to eye of the general public. What do you remember?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What was the name given to the operation of rescue (which took place in London)?
Operation Eagle Claw
Originally six armed hostile gunmen walked into the embassy. How many survived?
How many SAS soldiers entered the building during the assault?
True or False. An SAS marksman killed a terrorist?
A trooper is about to enter through the front, but he doesn't know "Salim" (actual name Awn), one of the armed gunmen, is waiting for him. Awn takes aim, but is knocked off his shot by a police constable. What is the officer's name?
Near a flight of stairs, an SAS soldier hits a gunman with the butt of his MP5. Why didn't the operative shoot the gunman?
Hostages were in the direct line of fire
Both these reasons
The gunman was holding a hostage by the neck, as he approached from behind he deemed it safer to hit him with the butt than shoot
Neither of these reasons
The SAS operatives were placed in two groups. What were they?
Red and Black team
Green and Black team
Blue and Green team
Red and Blue team
What was the name of the room/area where the only hostage was killed during the raid?
In the Foyer
What were the injuries suffered by members of the SAS during the assault?
1 face injury, 1 abdomen injury, 1 chest wound
1 face wound, 2 burnt
1 leg wound, 1 finger injury, 1 burnt
1 abdomen injury, 1 burnt
One of the soldiers was of a different nationality to the rest (who were British). What was his nationality?
Papa New Guinean
Going in to "Nimrod", the British conceded the possibility of a high casualty rate. What was deemed an acceptable casualty rate(some say the expected casualty rate)?
What sparked the Army's involvement?
The murder of a hostage
Threats against the Prime Minister
Shots being fired towards the police outside
The over all danger of the situation
What was the terrorist's motivation for taking the building?
They wanted money
They were against Ayatollah Kohmeni's regime in Iran
They wanted immigrant laws changed
They wanted Britain to make reparations for their involvement in Oman/Mirbat some years earlier
Which of the following time frames is closest to the time the assault took?
The SAS sat and watched the replay on television with the Prime Minister (Margaret Thatcher)
The terrorist gunmen did NOT use which of the following?
RDG-5 frag grenade
Spanish .38 revolver
Browning 9mm pistol
On what day did the siege end?
The one gunman who survived was given what sentence?
A life term
Did the SAS wear body armour?
The van used by the SAS after the assault to get back to the barracks was:
Privately owned by a nearby resident
They used a car to get back to the barracks
Owned by the Army
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Compiled Jun 19 13