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Special Forces: In The Shadows opens at the National Army Museum London

MET Studio is delighted to announce that our latest exhibition Special Forces: In The Shadows is now open at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London. Opened this week by former special service member Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox, now co-presenter of Channel 4’s TV show SAS: Who Dares Wins, the exhibition presents ideas of security and secrecy through the lens of Special Forces, exploring what these elite regiments are, the training and skills required and examples from operations around the world over the past 70 years.

Founded during the Second World War, today the Special Forces is made up of five units, the Special Air Service (SAS), Special Boat Service (SBS), Special Forces Support Group (SFSG), Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), 18 (UKSF) Signals Regiment. Each has a unique role in security and military operations for the United Kingdom.

The exhibition looks at the work of these units through seven distinct areas: UK Special Forces, Making the Cut, Training and Skills, Operations, Popular Culture, Why the Secrecy? and Your Reaction. A wide range of objects have been brought together for the first time, from the compass that Paddy Mayne wrenched from an enemy plane cockpit, to a complete SAS Counter Terrorist Kit from 2007. Also included are personal testimonies, video, photography and interactives.

MET Studio has spent the last twelve months working with the Museum to develop the complete design of the exhibition, from its visitor layout and exhibit design through to a bespoke graphic identity, creating an atmospheric and immersive experience that uncovers the hidden world of this secret army.

Special Forces: In The Shadows is open until 18th November 2018, at the National Army Museum, London.