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Title:CYPRUS REGIMENT AT POLYMEDIA CAMP; MOTOR CYCLE TRIALS FOR DESPATCH RIDERS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 194/2-3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes at Camp Polymedia, Limassol, and at Skarinou, Cyprus, February 1942.
Description: 26 Feb 1944. Recruits read the sign at the Recruiting Office then proceed to the office. They draw kit from the Quartermaster's stores. The Provost Sergeant hoists the Union Jack for reveille. Bugler blows reveille. Physical Training instructor gives orders to PT class. The recruits play netball. Kit inspection. Gun instruction. Gas drill inspection. Section training in the field. Caption "Let me get at Mussolini". Weapon training. Trained recruits march past saluting base with fixed bayonets. The Commanding Officer is Lieutenant-Colonel N S Ferris. Troops playing backgammon.
22 Feb 1942. Motorcycle despatch riders at Skarinou, Cyprus. Climbing Jacob's Ladder and crossing the Weiner Bridge.