- Inexperienced Squaddies Duration: 01:09 Down to Earth
- Exercise Long Watch Duration: 02:32 Ready for Anything
- New Recruits Join the 480 Platoon Duration: 02:10 480 Platoon
- Disciplined for Negligent Discharge Duration: 03:12 The Maroon Machine
- Parachute Training Duration: 01:52 Wings
- Military Endurance Test Duration: 01:33 P Company
BBC Four Army Collection
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More about this series
Winning membership of the Parachute Regiment is reputedly one of the most coveted postings for a British squaddie - this series shows the trials and tribulations of basic training, and the work and discipline involved in attaining the maroon beret, right the way through to first posting.
Reflecting standards of the time
This series was created in accordance with the broadcast standards of its day, and therefore should be viewed in historical context, with the understanding that it reflects standards of the time, which may not meet BBC editorial standards today.