The members of the Long Range Desert Group made a request to the War Office for a transfer to the far east, where they could fight against the Japanese. This was declined, and the group was officially disbanded in August 1945.
The lessons learned and the way they operated continue to provide value to the way modern special operatives fight. The men who fought with the LRDG took what they learned back to their own countries, influencing the creation of the Australian Special Air Service and the New Zealand Air Service. In Britain, the desert combat and survival skills were passed onto future generations of special operatives.
The LRDG is often credited with being the first Western special operations team, the one from which the rest learned. The skill demonstrated by its members during the war was certainly impressive, with the founder of the SAS saying, “In my view, the LRDG was the finest of all units serving in the desert.”