The Maroon Machine

The Paras Episode 2 of 7

First transmitted in 1983, this series follows a group of new recruits as they continue their training with the Parachute Regiment. The recruits start to put their basic skills to the test during Exercise Steel Eagle which culminates in the Passing of the Square, being able to wear maroon berets.

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31 minutes

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Thu 26 Jul 1984 20:30

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Role Contributor
NarratorGlyn Worsnip
ProducerBill Jones
Executive ProducerDavid Harrison

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