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Documentary - Girls On The Frontline, BBC Three 25th March

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Girls On The Frontline is a new documentary scheduled for broadcast on BBC Three on Thursday 25th March at 21:00.

The programme follows a group of extraordinary young women on the frontline in Afghanistan, as well as their families back home.

Officer Fiona, bombardier Adele, lance-bombardier Zanna and medic Holly are based just north of Sangin at a forward operating base called Inkerman. It’s been fired on so many times that it’s nicknamed “FOB incoming”.

The documentary includes footage shot during one of the biggest artillery engagements of the war, and explores how these young women face the challenges of their tour in Afghanistan and living in a male–orientated environment. The documentary also examines how they change over time and reflect on their relationships back home.

For more information, see http://army.mod.uk/events/events/18864.aspx Comments and reviews are welcome.

Girls On The Frontline: Thursday 25th March, BBC Three 21:00
 
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Amazing how it is Officer Fiona, bombardier Adele, lance-bombardier Zanna and medic Holly when talking about girlies but surnames for blokes.

I guess so has it ever been for many - always used to p*ss me off.
 
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Also on exactly at the same time, different channels.

Still not sure which to watch, record, etc.

National Geographic Channel - Camp Leatherneck, Helmand

In January 2009 it was a patch of lawless Afghan desert riddled with Taliban fighters. The Marines of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade stationed at Camp Leatherneck had just under two months left in their deployment. As Marines battle complacency, Ramadan comes to an end and insurgent activity multiplies. Tensions mount in the face of increased rocket and mortar attacks. Yet in spite of this, everyday Marines carry out their missions. What the Marines don't know is that this will turn out to be one of the deadliest months yet for US forces in the eight year long Afghan War.

Learn how violence, boredom, excessive heat, separation from family and cultural differences affect the mind-set of the warriors. With unprecedented access, see their daily life and the challenges and danger that come with living in an active war zone.
or

Channel 4 - Air Hospital

The C-17 Globemaster is one of the world's largest military transport aircraft, capable of carrying anything from tanks and helicopters to troops and supplies.
But when the emergency call comes the plane is transformed into a hospital
Incidentally, the OC of 99 Sqn (C17's) Wing Cdr Simon Edwards, is a really nice bloke, very approachable. His kids go to my kids school.
 
#10
Fat_Cav said:
Also on exactly at the same time, different channels.

Still not sure which to watch, record, etc.

National Geographic Channel - Camp Leatherneck, Helmand

In January 2009 it was a patch of lawless Afghan desert riddled with Taliban fighters. The Marines of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade stationed at Camp Leatherneck had just under two months left in their deployment. As Marines battle complacency, Ramadan comes to an end and insurgent activity multiplies. Tensions mount in the face of increased rocket and mortar attacks. Yet in spite of this, everyday Marines carry out their missions. What the Marines don't know is that this will turn out to be one of the deadliest months yet for US forces in the eight year long Afghan War.

Learn how violence, boredom, excessive heat, separation from family and cultural differences affect the mind-set of the warriors. With unprecedented access, see their daily life and the challenges and danger that come with living in an active war zone.
or

Channel 4 - Air Hospital

The C-17 Globemaster is one of the world's largest military transport aircraft, capable of carrying anything from tanks and helicopters to troops and supplies.
But when the emergency call comes the plane is transformed into a hospital
Incidentally, the OC of 99 Sqn (C17's) Wing Cdr Simon Edwards, is a really nice bloke, very approachable. His kids go to my kids school.
The repeats for Camp Leatherneck: Helmand Province are;

Friday 26th March at 12:00AM
Saturday 27th March at 11:00PM

You can now watch all three :)

-OCS-
 
#11
Murielson said:
Amazing how it is Officer Fiona, bombardier Adele, lance-bombardier Zanna and medic Holly when talking about girlies but surnames for blokes.

I guess so has it ever been for many - always used to p*ss me off.
T'was never so when I was in, I was always referred to by my surname by those senior to me. The only time I ever heard the girls referred to by their first names was on the wards and then the blokes were called by their first names too.
 
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Can we have a programme on a couple of blokes, with kids, away from their wives?

Spread across the army? ie teeth, combat support and support? maybe a medic, maybe a chopper guy

maybe the signaller who keeps the comms in.
 
#13
chocolate_frog said:
Can we have a programme on a couple of blokes, with kids, away from their wives?

Spread across the army? ie teeth, combat support and support? maybe a medic, maybe a chopper guy

maybe the signaller who keeps the comms in.
M*A*S*H?
 
#15
LeastIcoulddo said:
Interceptor said:
chocolate_frog said:
Can we have a programme on a couple of blokes, with kids, away from their wives?

Spread across the army? ie teeth, combat support and support? maybe a medic, maybe a chopper guy

maybe the signaller who keeps the comms in.
M*A*S*H?
Ross kemp in afghanistan?
The cut and thrust of rkia was the infantry (particularly the Vikings).

A spectrum would be nice, ie singlies, married, married mit kinder, old fcukers. from the spread of BSN, FOB Rats and the lads on the ground.

How about an episode per person? A 30 min slot on what a Chef gets up to in 50 degrees of heat in a field kitchen would make hells kitchen look like the cookery bit on blue peter.
 
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chocolate_frog said:
LeastIcoulddo said:
Interceptor said:
chocolate_frog said:
Can we have a programme on a couple of blokes, with kids, away from their wives?

Spread across the army? ie teeth, combat support and support? maybe a medic, maybe a chopper guy

maybe the signaller who keeps the comms in.
M*A*S*H?
Ross kemp in afghanistan?
The cut and thrust of rkia was the infantry (particularly the Vikings).

A spectrum would be nice, ie singlies, married, married mit kinder, old fcukers. from the spread of BSN, FOB Rats and the lads on the ground.

How about an episode per person? A 30 min slot on what a Chef gets up to in 50 degrees of heat in a field kitchen would make hells kitchen look like the cookery bit on blue peter.
Just have a film crew per serviceman/woman. Or issue camcorders and make video diaries. :D
 
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EX_STAB said:
chocolate_frog said:
LeastIcoulddo said:
Interceptor said:
chocolate_frog said:
Can we have a programme on a couple of blokes, with kids, away from their wives?

Spread across the army? ie teeth, combat support and support? maybe a medic, maybe a chopper guy

maybe the signaller who keeps the comms in.
M*A*S*H?
Ross kemp in afghanistan?
The cut and thrust of rkia was the infantry (particularly the Vikings).

A spectrum would be nice, ie singlies, married, married mit kinder, old fcukers. from the spread of BSN, FOB Rats and the lads on the ground.

How about an episode per person? A 30 min slot on what a Chef gets up to in 50 degrees of heat in a field kitchen would make hells kitchen look like the cookery bit on blue peter.
Just have a film crew per serviceman/woman. Or issue camcorders and make video diaries. :D
Probably not the best idea, the RAF Medics in KAF would have enough filth footage for a series of porn films.
 
#19
chocolate_frog said:
LeastIcoulddo said:
Interceptor said:
chocolate_frog said:
Can we have a programme on a couple of blokes, with kids, away from their wives?

Spread across the army? ie teeth, combat support and support? maybe a medic, maybe a chopper guy

maybe the signaller who keeps the comms in.
M*A*S*H?
Ross kemp in afghanistan?
The cut and thrust of rkia was the infantry (particularly the Vikings).

A spectrum would be nice, ie singlies, married, married mit kinder, old fcukers. from the spread of BSN, FOB Rats and the lads on the ground.

How about an episode per person? A 30 min slot on what a Chef gets up to in 50 degrees of heat in a field kitchen would make hells kitchen look like the cookery bit on blue peter.
"Frontline Afghanistan" included a PTI running an Iron Man competition then having a cheeky massage in KAF.

"Road Warriors" covers the RLC.

Ross Kemp covered the R ANGLIAN then the SCOTS.

"Nurses at War" covered the medics.

What more do you want?
 
#20
barbs said:
"Frontline Afghanistan" included a PTI running an Iron Man competition then having a cheeky massage in KAF.

"Road Warriors" covers the RLC.

Ross Kemp covered the R ANGLIAN then the SCOTS.

"Nurses at War" covered the medics.

What more do you want?
I'll be honest and say I didn't see anyof those except ross, i have read about road warriors on arrse.

They seem to have covered everything.

I suppose I thought a 30-45 minute episode on specific areas might be a good thing.
RMPs
Signals
Helis - ground and air
Chefs
REME
RE
etc.
even a HQ in 'action' or the work of MSST (that would be good for the tree huggers).
 

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