Army Training Films

#1
I've just posted on the OTC/ACF about an old B/W training film about a recce patrol called 'Dangerous Journey' and it reminded me of all the other old training films of the '70's. One in particular sticks in my mind. On my PJNCO cadre, we were shown 'Section Commander'. It had a Irish Cpl. who is tasked to advance with his section. En route he is bumped and takes out 2 enemy trenches - one with a 66mm LAW - the dialogue went something like "Oi'll give him a little touch of de old rocket". Anyway I think he has one man KIA and 2 others wounded as a result of these contacts and I thought at this rate by teatime he'll have no section left...... anyone remember this one or any others?
 
#2
the good old fire prevention video!!

burning the old bedford in the barn! classic!
 
#3
That cheezy 80s Law of Armed Conflict vid shot in the fibua village was always my favourite. "They shot Schofield!" "Well, go an' 'elp Schofield, then!"

There was also a black & white fieldcraft film from the 60s called IIRC "See without being seen, kill without being killed". There was a bluff, grinning Londoner Sergeant presenting it and it was actually pretty good if you ignored the outdated equipment.
 

hogg

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#4
David Jason getting hypothermia

A crab getting a dose from a 'nice' girl in Honkers

Another crab doing LSD and falling from a ladder when fixing a plane.
 
#6
I 'starred', along with other members of my platoon, in a Trg fillum called 'Too Fat Too Fight' They filmed it at RAOC Trg Depot in 81. They filmed the platoon stuffing food in to their faces, laughing and joking. Then cut to a slightly, er, 'overnourished' member of the platoon sat on his own on a table with a face like a wet weekend. Cut to a close up of his plate - a big white tablet sat in the centre of it, with him trying to eat it with a knife and fork. Subtle as a brick.

I couldn't help thinking they had their work cut out at Blackdown with getting that particular message across.....
 
#7
Never once saw an RAOC guy in danger of wasting away! :D
 
#8
I remember the old B&W film locating the enemy - filmed in about 1952
All armed with Lee Enfields.
 
#10
One about the GPMG in the SF role called "The long and the short" or some such comparison. They likened the beaten zones to two birds, one a dumpy one and one a decent taller one. Useful enough film really.
 
#11
I can remember seeing one set in some shoite MQ's in Aldersh1te the poncy curry mopped haired one from Bread was in it.

And 1 from the early 70's about a squaddie in BAOR who liked a bit too much to drink and was always getting him into bother resulted in him being sloshed and missing a time check and letting a rover enter into a mortar barrage
 
#13
Old RE Demolition film 70/80 ish with the immortal words

'Its all on the safety fuse now Sir'
 
#14
and the famous one about how not to get a blobby knob....called The Choice is Yours. All to do with wearing rubbery things when doing the nasty. Should be right up MDNs street... :lol:
 
#15
I had the "luck" in the early 80's to get picked to be in one called the "Effects of Artillery fire" as a member of the OP, you would have thought that the effect would be pretty well self evident.. :roll:
 
#16
I remember a sigs film about security, it started with a rupert saying

"I could shout secrets from here and no one would know, but if I use a radio,,,etc etc"

What caught our attention was his Landrover with the screen down and a driver in the position of "attention" all the way through the film.
 
#17

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#18
diehard57 said:
I've just posted on the OTC/ACF about an old B/W training film about a recce patrol called 'Dangerous Journey' and it reminded me of all the other old training films of the '70's. One in particular sticks in my mind. On my PJNCO cadre, we were shown 'Section Commander'. It had a Irish Cpl. who is tasked to advance with his section. En route he is bumped and takes out 2 enemy trenches - one with a 66mm LAW - the dialogue went something like "Oi'll give him a little touch of de old rocket". Anyway I think he has one man KIA and 2 others wounded as a result of these contacts and I thought at this rate by teatime he'll have no section left...... anyone remember this one or any others?
I think I have that on DVD! It's called The Infantry Section Commander and is dated 1976. The lads all have Irish names and where some sort of Shamrock design on their shoulder flashes, but they all seem ed to have London accents. Maybe a dubbed version?
 
#19
i still giggle at the thought of the law of armed conflict one, the guy filing down his rounds.
 
#20
Anyone remember the film on Marksmanship principles and coaching the battle shot with the tall gangly bloke who cant shoot, and his Basil Fawlty type coach?

Pi55ed myself laughing when I saw it, and havent been able to find it since!
 
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