Films From the Past Used in Training

Discussion in 'Int Corps' started by simbo, Aug 20, 2013.

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  1. For those who may have done one of the JSIO courses years ago you may recall a film called 'Fatal Vision' starring Gary Cole. It's taken me years to track it down but it's available as a torrent from Kickass. It concerns the murder of an army officer's family in 1970. MacDonald remains in prison, despite several appeals.
     
  2. I belive they use Heat in training to show pepper potting, and also a film that actually changes magazines, rather than holding 4000 rounds
     
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  3. Please, let us not forget PERSEC ! He could be a relative of someone who was in the Corps !!!
     
  4. Didn't they bring in a technical advisor to choreograph the firefight?
     
  5. Remember 'Army course Medicine In Vietnam' being shown on a medics course a couple of decades ago.

    Pretty gruesome stuff.
     
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  6. We saw that on my Medic Course in Canada way back when. The spaghetti lunch afterwards wasn't overly popular. The black guy who had been burned was gruesome. Years later there was a tv series called 'Jamacan ER' (exerpts still on youtube). A local came in with gasoline burns after putting petrol down a toilet to unblock it then lighting a match to see if it had worked, as the light was broken! Covered in shite and pink skin the sympathetic nurse's advice was' go over there mon and wash yerself down.'

    IIRC the reason for Fatal Vison being shown was to show how a guy could bluff his way through interrogations. There was a lot of other good stuff on the course but it will have to remain fond memories and not grist for an open forum.
     
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  7. There was a film i.e documentary about U.S prisoners in Korea shown to to soldiers about to undergo R to I.

    Can't remember the name of it?

    They also had to read Battle For The Mind by William Sargent. I have it on the book shelf but haven't read it yet.
     
  8. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    I saw it during basic.
    We thought it was "ace", and better than any telly we'd ever seen at that point.
     
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  9. If you could use those skills to track down 'Too Fat To Fight' I'd be mighty grateful.
     
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  10. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Part of the mess initiation on my first ship was watching The Cruel Sea while stood to attention, dressed in number 1s, with a fully inflated lifejacket on.

    Every time an officer or the White Ensign appeared on the screen, you'd have to salute. Occasionally someone would throw an empty beer can at your head.

    Character building stuff.
     
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  11. In a similar vein(!), the RAF used to have a first-aid training film involving a Hastings transport aircraft crashing in a jungle. One particular skit had a chap impaled through the stomach by bits of his seat.

    Somebody thought it made for suitable entertainment for a bunch of Air Cadets one damp morning on Summer Camp.
     
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  12. Any of the SKC/SSVC training films would be good for a giggle.

    "Here he is, Jack the lad" starring that bloke whose name no one remembers, but is shagging that blonde lass with the boots in the back of a chevette (or similar) estate.

    One of my favourites was the NI one where the guy doesn't clear his proper mans rifle, shoots his mate, then the MO comes in and, ignoring the lack of vital parts, takes a pulse before declaring, with Oscar winning gravity, "He's dead".

    Class
     
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  13. I remember we were shown a number of SKC/SSVC VIDEOS (used to come in VHS and BETA) before they invented the DVD Player during the Security Phase of Corps Training, only to recognise some of the Corps Training Staff and others from JSIW and SSI filling in character parts in an anonymous Pub and Strip Club in London IIRC. At the end of our Corps Training Phase, the CSM Depot, the infamous Ken D*****, took the senior Squad on a trip up the West End of London and obtained tickets at £2 a head from the old Nuffield Centre, near Charing Cross, for us to see "Lets Get Laid" with John Inman and some Porn Star with big tits (Fiona something or other) at the Windmill Theatre. Never happened again, as the first Op Int & Sy girls were on the Squad after ours.
     

  14. Ahem. Allow me.

    There's a whole raft of them on Youtube.

     
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