480 Platoon - "The Paras" Tv show 1982

My bad.. and taffy hunt
Interesting, so what is Taff Hunt up to now then? Did he do his 22?

Amazing that this was filmed 33 years ago, also bloody scary!..My dad served in the regt at that time and knew some of the blokes. I recently watched it again on youtube, last time I saw the series it was on an old VHS that I have not seen for about 20 years!..
Never knew this until recently, but as a very young kid, one of the blokes mentioned lived in the same block, across the road. I used to know his son, but I forgot who his dad was..it was all so long ago now. Anyway, as other posters have also mentioned, he went onto 'another unit' and appears did rather well for himself.

It was so long ago now, even the youngest blokes would be around 50 by now, different era, different time, but would be interesting to know what any of them are doing now. ..
The presenter , Glyn Worsnip died a horrible death quite young :
From Wiki :

Glyn Worsnip (2 September 1938 – 7 June 1996) was a British radio and television presenter. Born in Highnam,Gloucestershire, he was most famous for his appearances on That's Life! (where he was teamed with Kieran Prendiville from 1973 to 1978) and on Nationwide.[1]

He attended Monmouth School and after two years service in the RAF as a Photographic Intelligence Officer he graduated from St John's College, Oxford, with an honours degree in English. He trained as a journalist and actor, was a prolific writer of revues and appeared on stage in revue, farce and Shakespearian productions before his first appearance as a TV presenter on That's Life!.

In the late 1980s Glyn began experiencing the symptoms af a cerebellar disorder. In 1986 he developed dysarthria (slurred speech) as part of an initial cerebellar ataxia diagnosis. In his autobiography, Up the Down Escalator, he mentions being diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy (last page and last paragraph) at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a progressive, adult onset disorder characterised by any combination ofparkinsonism, autonomic failure (see nervous system) and cerebellar ataxia.

The BBC did not renew his contract in 1987.

He made the programme, A Lone Voice, about his struggle with the disease, which would claim his life in 1996 at the age of 57, and which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1988.
Obviously they would all be long gone by now, even if any of them would have took L/E commission. As far as doing the full 22, I only know of Dean Ward, who I believe left as a sgt.


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It's back on Forces T.V.
Seems to be on every Monday 22:00 Episode 1 started last night.]
The Modern one seems to be re running also during the week.
Shall we say the original is a tad more "robust"
What is the best site for my Dad to use to try make contact with 480 platoon? He was back squadded and went on to be Sergeant in 3 Para and on the documentary (albeit not aired much as back squad) we’ve just watched the series together and seen this forum

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