SAS needs more posh officers amid influx of working-class recruits, soldiers say

SAS needs more posh officers amid influx of working-class recruits, soldiers say
SAS needs more posh officers amid influx of working-class recruits, soldiers say
One who dares wins! SAS needs more posh officers amid influx of working-class recruits because public schools instil the leadership skills required, soldiers say The SAS is getting worried that not enough posh officers are applying for jobs The elite British regiment has typically been led by former public schoolboys But increasingly working-class officers are applying to command crack troops

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When your job involves abseiling out of helicopters, kicking down doors and taking out the bad guys, you might be forgiven for thinking that it doesn't really matter what school you went to.

But the SAS is getting worried that not enough posh officers are applying to command its high-stakes operations.

The elite regiment has typically been led by former public schoolboys whose privileged education is said to instil the leadership skills and poise required.

But increasingly working-class officers are applying to command the crack troops, to the chagrin of some soldiers.

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