Para Platoon (2014): S01E08

Introduction The series chronicles the process a groups of individuals follow through selection and training for the British Army’s infamous Parachute Regiment. Outline Having finished Parachute Regiment infantry training, the men of Athens Platoon are posted to 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, which is about to become the spearhead unit of the Army’s Airborne Task… Read More

Para Platoon (2014): S01E07

Introduction The series chronicles the process a groups of individuals follow through selection and training for the British Army’s infamous Parachute Regiment. Outline For those who come through, they are still only paratroopers elect. During the live firing phase, they must now demonstrate they can fight alongside their fellow airborne soldiers effectively and safely. If… Read More

Para Platoon (2014): S01E06

Introduction The series chronicles the process a groups of individuals follow through selection and training for the British Army’s infamous Parachute Regiment. Outline P Company is the brutal test week of their course. In the most important five days of their training, the recruits are forced through one muscular trial after another. Events include the… Read More

Para Platoon (2014): S01E05

Introduction The series chronicles the process a groups of individuals follow through selection and training for the British Army’s infamous Parachute Regiment. Outline The Parachute Regiment has fought with distinction in every conflict since World War Two including Iraq and Afghanistan. In this phase of their training, Athens Platoon must master the essentials of combat… Read More

Para Platoon (2014): S01E04

Introduction The series chronicles the process a groups of individuals follow through selection and training for the British Army’s infamous Parachute Regiment. Outline The platoon soon face their first series of major examinations – room inspections, drill parades and knowledge of regimental history. If they pass, they will be allowed to wear the legendary maroon… Read More

Para Platoon (2014): S01E03

Introduction The series chronicles the process a groups of individuals follow through selection and training for the British Army’s infamous Parachute Regiment. Outline The training rapidly intensifies as the recruits must quickly master the skills of being an infantry soldier. Everything they learn from surviving the outdoors to throwing a grenade will be tested in… Read More

Para Platoon (2014): S01E02

Introduction The series chronicles the process a groups of individuals follow through selection and training for the British Army’s infamous Parachute Regiment. Outline Those who pass can the PRAC take on the Parachute Regiment training course and 34 hopefuls have arrived at Catterick Garrison. Only a few will make it to the end in 28… Read More

Para Platoon (2014): S01E01

Introduction The series chronicles the process a groups of individuals follow through selection and training for the British Army’s infamous Parachute Regiment. Outline A group of hopefuls take part in the Parachute Regiment Assessment Course (PRAC) in Catterick, North Yorkshire. The course commander, Corporal Rob Price, has served three combat tours in Afghanistan and knows… Read More

Para Platoon Documentary Series Overview (2014)

Introduction The series chronicles the process a group of individuals follow through selection and training for the British Army’s infamous Parachute Regiment. Also known as or stylised as PARA Platoon, Para Platoon: Earning the Maroon Beret, and PARA Platoon – Ready for Anything. Outline For the first time in over 30 years, cameras have been… Read More

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