Apologies if this has already been posted elsewhere: http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1947562005 Rent-a-regiment as Army leases troops for films ARMY chiefs are hiring out soldiers as film extras, the Ministry of Defence confirmed. The MoD is advertising its buildings, troops and expert advice to movie makers on two film industry websites. A spokesman for the MoD said: "Any money that the MoD makes from these activities goes into the public funds and is an excellent way to make taxpayers' money go further." On the website www.moviemakersguide.com the Army offers a "one-stop shop" for all filming requirements in the UK and abroad. The advert reads: "A vast range of authentic buildings and areas exemplifying many specific historical periods, wide tracts of land, lakes, coastal scenes and woodland, unmarked by modern features, form the Army Estate. "We can also source a huge range of military equipment and memorabilia available to be used as props. "There is scope for soldiers who are in between training or active engagements to take part in selected productions as extras," the advert added. Sandhurst, where Prince Harry is training, is one of the film locations advertised on the site. Well, will the "soldiers who are in between training or active engagements" receive additional pay for working as extras? Will they be forced to do it? C.O "Gather round men, all leaves been cancelled" Tom " Why sir?" C.O "Directors not happy with the first three scenes, they'll have to be shot again"