The Paras: Men of War (2019): S01E01

Introduction Documentary series filmed over 12 months and featuring unparalleled access to the elite Parachute Regiment following the process by which new recruits are turned into elite soldiers trained to kill. Outline Forty-one raw recruits arrive at Catterick barracks in North Yorkshire to begin to learn the very basics of being a paratrooper – going… Read More

The Paras: Men of War Documentary Series Overview

Introduction Documentary series filmed over 12 months and featuring unparalleled access to the elite Parachute Regiment following the process by which new recruits are turned into elite soldiers trained to kill. Outline An in depth look at the most elite regiment in the British Army: the Parachute Regiment. A group of young soldiers are followed… Read More

Raw Recruits: Squaddies at 16 (2019): S02E06

Introduction A group of Britain’s toughest teens go through one of the most intense soldier training programmes in the world. Following the recruits of Army Foundation College in Harrogate as they begin their basic army training. Outline Having completed training, the junior soldiers of 7 Platoon have been commissioned as privates in the British Army… Read More

Raw Recruits: Squaddies at 16 (2019): S02E05

Introduction A group of Britain’s toughest teens go through one of the most intense soldier training programmes in the world. Following the recruits of Army Foundation College in Harrogate as they begin their basic army training. Outline The recruits face a fortnight of tactical exercises for their final stage of training before Graduation Day arrives.… Read More

Raw Recruits: Squaddies at 16 (2019): S02E04

Introduction A group of Britain’s toughest teens go through one of the most intense soldier training programmes in the world. Following the recruits of Army Foundation College in Harrogate as they begin their basic army training. Outline For the first time 7 Platoon use live ammunition as they are trained to kill using bullets and… Read More

Raw Recruits: Squaddies at 16 (2019): S02E03

Introduction A group of Britain’s toughest teens go through one of the most intense soldier training programmes in the world. Following the recruits of Army Foundation College in Harrogate as they begin their basic army training. Outline The platoon travel to Normandy to visit the graves of 4,000 soldiers, leading some to confirm their commitment… Read More

Raw Recruits: Squaddies at 16 (2019): S02E02

Introduction A group of Britain’s toughest teens go through one of the most intense soldier training programmes in the world. Following the recruits of Army Foundation College in Harrogate as they begin their basic army training. Outline The members of 7 Platoon must all pass their first live exercise, which means firing a weapon. Allegations… Read More

Raw Recruits: Squaddies at 16 (2019): S02E01

Introduction A group of Britain’s toughest teens go through one of the most intense soldier training programmes in the world. Following the recruits of Army Foundation College in Harrogate as they begin their basic army training. Outline Another group of teenage recruits go through basic Army training in Harrogate. Rookies Vyse and Johnson grapple with… Read More

Raw Recruits: Squaddies at 16 (2016): S01E04

Introduction A group of Britain’s toughest teens go through one of the most intense soldier training programmes in the world. Following the recruits of Army Foundation College in Harrogate as they begin their basic army training. Outline The members of 19 Platoon enter the final, month-long phase of their training. They head to Otterburn in… Read More

Raw Recruits: Squaddies at 16 (2016): S01E03

Introduction A group of Britain’s toughest teens go through one of the most intense soldier training programmes in the world. Following the recruits of Army Foundation College in Harrogate as they begin their basic army training. Outline The rookies confront the realities of soldiering and the difficult truths associated with it – that they will… Read More