Slightly off topic but I have just purchased a DvD 3 disc set called "Look at Life" (Vol 2 Military). Made by the Rank Oganisation, older Arrsers will remember the 5 - 10 minute public info films shown between the B and A flicks in the local bug-hut. Avail now on Amazon. Brilliant. Cue proper BBC accent dubbed over a colour film....."Saturday Morning Parade in Germany and the 4th Royal Tank Regiment....." (yep, that's right Saturday morning parade !)
All three services represented and clips include: "Rocket Age Lancers" (9th merger with the 12th), Ceremonial Soldier (Grens). It's really watchable social history of our profession at a time when we had an big Army poised on the German plane on a 50 year piss up called BAOR, and with an Air Force with some serious tackle which was nuclear tipped, and a Submarine service that allowed beards without any limitation on length......er not on the german plane of course.
As for the David Jason film: It was on "Climactic Injuries", so all temps -/+ included. Medicine in Vietnam was a ground breaking trg flick that is seared into my memory. Pales into comparison when you look at what our young medics get up to nowadays though - no matter what colour uniform they wear. That MERT and the crews are the Mutts Nuts as far as I'm concerned and this experienced, but old medic tips his hat them almost daily.
Now, who remebers the Northern Ireland Trg film about a Negligent Discharge ? Two lads messing about with an SLR one of 'em cops a round in the chest. Big Bang, kid hits the wall, a few seconds later an MO rushes in (stable belt in combats aaaaaaargh!!!) and says' in a serius dead pan voice....."He's dead". Well, no shit Sir !!
My particular favourite was the burns film. Cue desert patrol (shorts, boots putties, wide brimmed hat, Shirt KF, SLR minimal webbing). Stop for scran in a wadi wherer a cook, remember them ?....we elevated them to Chef status later, but now are commonly civvies called burger flippers...but I digress. Dim Cook over presurrised the No1 burner and of course it explodes. The cas sim was quite good, as I remember, but the acting sh*te. But then again, everybody likes to see a cook get damaged in some way or another.