A symbol of HR4K's origins, this die cut vinyl gloss sticker is inspired by the events of 1980 that put the SAS on the world stage. The techniques employed by Operation Nimrod have been mirrored by other special forces and counter-terrorism units globally, and our Nimrod Sticker celebrates the deadly efficiency with which the Special Air Forces responded at that time.
Dimensions: 10cm x 6cm Colours: Red on Black
Marking the Iranian Embassy Siege
When six Iranian gunmen overpowered PC Trevor Lock of the diplomatic protection squad at the Iranian Embassy and took 26 hostages, police cordoned off the area and took up sniper positions. The SAS Counter-Terrorism team was put on high alert at their base in Hereford, first formulating an IA plan, and then a more detailed assault plan based on the Embassy building's blueprints. Multiple assault teams would simultaneously enter the building on all floors:
One team would enter via the roof with a large explosive device
Others would abseil down and enter through the 2nd and 1st floor rear balconies
A second team would blow in the first floor windows and enter via the front balcony
A further team would clear the ground floor by blowing the rear patio door
Another ground floor team would move to clear the basement rooms
Before all the teams were in position, the mission was compromised when one of the troopers accidentally put his boot through a window. The explosives were detonated and the teams rushed in. After the hostages were secured, and the terrorists were overcome, the SAS had been thrust into the public view. and international terrorism understood that any operation against British interests meant the UK would respond with deadly efficiency.
Inspired by the James Elroy Flecker’s The Golden Journey to Samarkand which verses are inscribed on the SAS clock tower in Hereford.
We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall go Always a little further; it may be Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow Across that angry or that glimmering sea.
The same inscription also appears on the NZSAS monument at Rennie Lines in the Papakura Military Camp in New Zealand, and at the Indian Army's Special Forces Training School in Nahan, Himachal Pradesh, India.
What does it mean? Well, go with your first impression when you saw the words. That's what it means. No one is coming, it is up to us. Pairs well with reality, emergency vehicles, helmets, coolers, tools, and especially dicey situations.
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A nod to a classic. This sticker is our tribute to our biker community. Bikes of all shapes and sizes play a massive part of our culture and identity here at HR4K.The design was inspired by the HR4K Honda 550 Café racer which sits proudly as a centre piece in our flagship store in Hereford.