A friend has drawn my attention to these Pathé News films describing RN officer selection and training in 1967, the year he joined the RN. I can hardly believe they were filmed only four years before I too joined BRNC Dartmouth. Watch, laugh and weep. This was when we had three Type 12 frigates dedicated to the Dartmouth Training Squadron (DTS) with at least one other in reserve. Coincidentally, I spent three hard-working/hard-playing months floating around the Mediterranean in HMS SCARBOROUGH, the ship featured in the film. Incidentally, the fictional episode towards the end of the second reel featuring a TON Class coastal minesweeper's diving team is not a million miles away from the sort of thing that happened during the Indonesian-Malaysian Confrontation 1962-66 (link).5 Steps towards a commission in the Royal Navy (Reel 1) 5 Steps to a commission in the Royal Navy (Reel 2) Enjoy.