The WWII 1st Special Services Force was actually called "Special Services" rather than "Special Operations" becuase "special services" units were known as the type that performed services on posts - like laundry, maintenance, etc.; whereas "special operations" units were known as commandos. The bigwigs wanted to camouflage from the Germans the fact that they were forming a new commando unit, so they gave it the euphamistic "special services" moniker.
Similarly, JTF2 was called "Joint Task Force 2" deliberately to camouflage the fact that they are a bunch of hi-speed, low-drag dudes. If Parliamentarians find that too confusing - then they're too dumb to hold the job.
Finally, there was a Canadian SAS unit back in the fifties - it was one of the predecessors of the Canadian Airborne Regiment.
Let's face it, education or not "SS" will always be associated with THE SS. Besides, "Special Services" might as well be "Special Needs". Special Ops is what they are.
"Special Needs".. The super secret hockey helmet kids.
The initials "SS" aren't politically correct since the Nazis used back in the day, let alone skulls, etc. especially when used in military unit insignias. However, they are found everywhere with special units simply because they give a distinct impression to outsiders of just what it is the unit does; They cause hate and discontent. That's their job. If you look at the pics below the "SS" symbol is in many of them. Us Scout Snipers us it in our unit insignia, both officially and unofficially. It's even in pictures and paintings at the Marine Corps Sniper school. Does that mean we like Nazis?!!! Hardly.
HOG picture drawn by USMC Scout Sniper and used everywhere in the community and at the school.