Does anyone know where I can get hold of a copy of "Too Fat To Fight"? It has to be the funniest training film I have ever seen. Only ever saw it the once and it had three hundred blokes rolling in the aisles. Damn the PC brigade.
I have a copy on VHS - damn hard to find, but chuffin easy to lose!
It is thee best training vid EVER !
I also have a close contender called 'dont let him die' a first aid training film from the early 60's. All very BBC English - and the ambi that turns up is the RNH Hasler one with the ambi crew in full rig! Furkin commical
*Please* get it online somewhere! I guess you don't want to risk sending it to anyone to transfer, but if you can do it I know loads of people would love to see it.
We got shown "Too Fat to Fight" on a GYC course at Sandhurst in 2000. There was supposed to be a lecture on some other medic-related subject (first aid, I guess) but instead a pissed-off looking MO stomped in and said something along the lines of "I've got a ******* hangover, and the last thing I want to do is talk to you lot all morning." So we got TFtF instead - win-win scenario I think.
I saw that a couple of years ago, I was crying with laughter, pleease put it on youtube!! The whole jist - you're a fat f**k, you might get shot, and more importantly, you won't get a shag. Brilliant! Dunno if I'm remembering right, but doesn't a fat squaddie's head morph into a pig at somepoint?
Thinking about it, it would be a great idea if SSVC (or whoever) knocked up a DVD of Too Fat To Fight, Law of Armed Conflict (Imber version), David Jason getting hypothermia and all the other old favourites and flogged it for a Forces charity. Far better than buying walt medals anyway. Any idea who to contact with this suggestion?
Also there's one I saw in training and haven't seen since about Soviet Army training bloopers. The guy being catapulted from the end of a ladder during a house assault (and missing the roof entirely) will live with me forever.
Thinking about it, it would be a great idea if SSVC (or whoever) knocked up a DVD of Too Fat To Fight, Law of Armed Conflict (Imber version), David Jason getting hypothermia and all the other old favourites and flogged it for a Forces charity.
That is a *fantastic* idea. I've got something similar - two disc compilation of old civvy Public Information films - so it can definitely be done. But anything that included both the fat biffer and David Jason being batman in a poncho would be so much better. I'd buy it in a shot.
It's a while since I saw it, but isn't there a bit where the voiceover gives it, "..and this is where it starts", and they have a shot from inside the cookhouse with all these fat faces cramming against the glass, doors are unlocked and there's an unseemly rush for the scoff.
I quite like the idea that maybe that wasn't staged. Maybe that was what happened every mealtime
I wonder if anyone ever worked out which option provided the most calories in one serving on one of those little plates. You'd guess really slimy macaroni cheese - but it would have to a certain thickness to pile it.