The British were aware that it wouldn’t be long until the Germans crossed the canal onto British soil because the first part of the Second World War had gone very badly for the Allies and most of Europe had been conquered.
Even though the British had an advantage defensively, they were aware that it was only a matter of time before the German forces turned their attention away from the Eastern Front and toward capturing the rest of Europe. The S.A.S (Special Air Service), the first military special force, was established by Major General Dudley Johnson and Lieutenant General Noel Irwin in collaboration with the air force. They had the responsibility of carefully selecting applicants who were the best in their field. A squadron of five special forces personnel would make up this new kind of unit, and a unit sergeant would serve as the team’s coordinator. These were to be specially trained for night combat and special operations with particular goals.
This is the outfit that permanently took control of the African front by giving the Allied forces a greater chance to battle in challenging terrain thanks to cutting-edge military strategies introduced by the S.A.S.