Carry On Sergeant (1958)

Introduction Carry On Sergeant is a 1958 British comedy film about National Service starring William Hartnell, Bob Monkhouse and Eric Barker; it is the first in the series of Carry On films, with 31 entries released from 1958 to 1992. Outline Newly married Mary Sage (Shirley Eaton) is distraught when her husband Charlie (Bob Monkhouse)… Read More

Meet the Fleet (1940)

Introduction Technicolour dramatised recruiting short made by Warner Bros. for the US Navy. Film is also known as “Anchors Aweigh.” Outline The story of three recruits undergoing Navy bootcamp training. Production & Filming Details Director(s): B. Reeves Eason. Producer(s): Writer(s): Owen Crump. Music: Howard Jackson (uncredited). Cinematography: Charles P. Boyle. Editor(s): Louis Lindsay. Production: Warner… Read More

The Paras (1983): S01E07 – Down to Earth

Introduction Glyn Worsnip follows recruits of 480 (Training) Platoon undertaking their basic training for the British Parachute Regiment between January and June 1982. Outline The recruits are posted to Northern Ireland on operations. The 1984 repeat included an extra 10 minutes update on the original recruits 2 years later. The Paras Series You can find… Read More

The Paras (1983): S01E06 – Ready for Anything

Introduction Glyn Worsnip follows recruits of 480 (Training) Platoon undertaking their basic training for the British Parachute Regiment between January and June 1982. Outline Advanced Tactics training. The Paras Series You can find a full index and overview of The Paras here. Production & Filming Details Release Date: April 1983. Running Time: 60 minutes. Rating:… Read More

The Paras (1983): S01E05 – Wings

Introduction Glyn Worsnip follows recruits of 480 (Training) Platoon undertaking their basic training for the British Parachute Regiment between January and June 1982. Outline Basic Parachute Training at RAF Brize Norton. The Paras Series You can find a full index and overview of The Paras here. Production & Filming Details Release Date: April 1983. Running… Read More

The Paras (1983): S01E04 – P Company

Introduction Glyn Worsnip follows recruits of 480 (Training) Platoon undertaking their basic training for the British Parachute Regiment between January and June 1982. Outline Pre-Parachute (P company) selection in Aldershot. The Paras Series You can find a full index and overview of The Paras here. Production & Filming Details Release Date: March 1983. Running Time:… Read More

The Paras (1983): S01E03 – Basic Wales

Introduction Glyn Worsnip follows recruits of 480 (Training) Platoon undertaking their basic training for the British Parachute Regiment between January and June 1982. Outline Battle Camp at Sennybridge Training Area, Wales. The Paras Series You can find a full index and overview of The Paras here. Production & Filming Details Release Date: March 1983. Running… Read More

The Paras (1983): S01E02 – The Maroon Machine

Introduction Glyn Worsnip follows recruits of 480 (Training) Platoon undertaking their basic training for the British Parachute Regiment between January and June 1982. Outline Basic tactics and fitness training in the Aldershot area. The Paras Series You can find a full index and overview of The Paras here. Production & Filming Details Release Date: March… Read More

The Paras (1983): S01E01 – 480 Platoon

Introduction Glyn Worsnip follows recruits of 480 (Training) Platoon undertaking their basic training for the British Parachute Regiment between January and June 1982. Outline The recruits of 480 (Training) Platoon form up at Browning Barracks, Aldershot and are introduced to army life. The Paras Series You can find a full index and overview of The… Read More

The Paras Documentary Series Overview (1983)

Introduction Glyn Worsnip follows recruits of 480 (Training) Platoon undertaking their basic training for the British Parachute Regiment between January and June 1982. Outline The Paras is a 1983 BBC TV documentary series about British Parachute Regiment recruits of 480 (Training) Platoon undertaking their basic training at the Depot of the Parachute Regiment (Depot Para)… Read More