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Didn't beat the clock

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Didn't beat the clock

John McAleese dies on Greek holiday
A brave guy, we still need folk like him.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14697819
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Re: Didn't beat the clock

A true hero.  As I read his story I have to wonder if we would have sent the SAS in today under similar circumstances.
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Re: Didn't beat the clock

Lots more here
The Policeman who was Hostage, used to be a Storeman at Fords Dunton

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LONDON — John McAleese, the special forces soldier who led the dramatic raid that ended the 1980 Iranian embassy seige in London has died, ...
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SAS hero of Iranian embassy siege dies
AFP - ‎39 minutes ago‎
LONDON — John McAleese, the special forces soldier who led the dramatic raid that ended the 1980 Iranian embassy seige in London has died, government ministries said Sunday. A no-nonsense Scot with a giant drooping moustache, "Mac", who was in his ...
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Ex-SAS soldier John McAleese, who led the raid that ended the 1980 siege at Iran's embassy in London, has died. Mr McAleese, who was in his early 60s, died on Friday in Thessaloniki, Greece, the Foreign Office said. The former sergeant led the team ...
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Scottish Daily Record - ‎2 hours ago‎
John "Mac" McAleese, who was 61, took charge of the elite squad who blew out the besieged building's windows as millions watched on TV. The SAS killed five of the six hostage-takers and freed their 19 captives. The 1980 swoop made them national heroes ...
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Daily Mail - ‎13 hours ago‎
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Mirror.co.uk - Adrian Butler - ‎12 hours ago‎
SAS Iranian embassy siege hero John McAleese has died at 62 – two years after his son was killed by an IED blast in Afghanistan. Friends say McAleese – who guarded prime ministers and royalty – never got over ...
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stv.tv - ‎18 minutes ago‎
John McAleese, who was 61 and from the Falkirk area, passed away during a holiday in Greece. His team became national heroes during their operation in 1980 when they freed 19 captives from the building and killed six hostage-takers. ...
TRIBUTES TO SAS HERO JOHN
Daily Star - Jonathan Corke - ‎12 hours ago‎
SAS hero John McAleese, who famously led the daring hostage rescue raid on the Iranian Embassy in 1980, died on Friday while working in Thessalonika, Greece. The special forces legend – seen by millions on live TV as he and his team stormed the ...
SAS hero who lost son in Afghanistan dies
British Forces News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Former SAS hero John McAleese, who was involved in the dramatic raid that ended the 1980 siege on the Iranian Embassy in London, has died, the Foreign Office confirmed today. Mr McAleese, who was in his early 60s, died on Friday in Thessaloniki in ...
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Hereford Times - Paul Rogers - ‎47 minutes ago‎
EX-SAS legend John McAleese, who led the 1980 raid of the Iranian embassy in London, has died of a suspected heart attack, it has been reported. Mr McAleese, who died on Friday in Thessaloniki, Greece, became an iconic symbol as ...


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