A team of eight-strong former British Army soldiers is getting ready to leave Britain to join the fight against Islamic State in Syria, London Evening Standard reports. “I and several colleagues all ex-armed forces have formed a small unit which is open for any English speaking individuals from any nation. We will be in Syria within weeks and are training every day. We intend to submit our skills to the people of Kurdistan,” a member told the Standard. 8 Ex-British soldiers took initiative to train as ‘serious asset’ against Islamic extremists
“Although we wear a similar uniform to UK armed forces, we have no association to them other then the fact that we are ex-armed forces. Our cap badge is lightning crossed by a sword, Cita et Certa – Swift and Sure. We will deploy a strong force to aid the Kurdish militias. We intend to work as one effective, rather than split or tag onto other militia units. We intend to be a serious asset,” he added.
However, one army veteran David Buck who had tours in Kosovo, Macedonia and Iraq told RT News that “They are probably airsoft veterans, a rag tag bunch who will get a very nasty shock when they go to Syria, the lad bottom left doesn’t look like he has much ‘experience’ by the way he’s holding his rifle.”
“They are going to be dead in a week,” Buck added. “Who do they think they are? The A Team?”