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Commando Training School

SpannerRat

Lantern Swinger
New 8 part documentary just started on channel 4 at 2100hrs.. Interesting so far, someone's already bottled it!
 

matt93

Badgeman
Really enjoyed the first part i noticed the shock of capture was the same episode title as good old Chris Terrill used in his docs.took me a while to work out the DL was french.. 6 freaking weatabix aswell!good watch
 

dapperdunn

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Froggy took one of my staff's, daughter's, boyfriend through training about 6 months ago.

He never seemed to stop eating!
 

matt93

Badgeman
Froggy took one of my staff's, daughter's, boyfriend through training about 6 months ago.He never seemed to stop eating!
seems a good bloke though a few people have said it seemed as though they eased off them for TV but im not to sure.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
I felt sorry for the guy that had been 'pressurised' into joining up by his family. I also felt REALLY sorry for Colin Bell - surely they could have let him continue, excema or no excema, as he'd never have been deployed. He'd have been too busy getting the CO's and other senior officers handicaps down!
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
Froggy took one of my staff's, daughter's, boyfriend through training about 6 months ago.

He never seemed to stop eating!

He did have that 'sponsored by Greggs' look about his man tits.

(Fcuking hell Froggy, where did you sneak up from.....? Ohya.....not in the face....)
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
I thought it was an excellent programme which was a masterclass in understatement & military wit.

It's appreciated purists will want to see more phys, skinnier DL's and there will be those who want to see more nakedness. From a recruiting perspective, it was a quality production - the telephones have literally not stopped jangling all bloody day!

For me, the highlight was watching the acid wit of the Corporal munching on an apple whilst disinterestedly shooting recruit after recruit down in flames whilst they struggled to report. Top viewing.

Some newspaper reviews on the subject:

Royal Marines Commando School, Channel 4 - Reviews - TV & Radio - The Independent

Royal Marines Commando School review ? is spotlessness really so important in the theatre of war? | Television & radio | The Guardian

Royal Marines Commando School, review: 'remarkably intimate' - Telegraph
 
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