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Thatcher and the SAS

One of the leaders of the Iranian embassy raid talks about the SAS's relationship with Thatcher

By Pete Winner  

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The raid on the Iranian embassy in 1980 was a triumph for Margaret Thatcher and hugely significant for her career and political status. Here, Peter Winner, one of the leaders of the raid, talks about the SAS’s relationship with Thatcher and what she meant to the regiment.

For a full account of the raid, read Prospect’s interview with Winner and Bob Podesta, another member of the team…

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