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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Churchill inspects training of parachute volunteers at Ringway Aerodrome near Manchester. Airborne badge on sergeant's sleeve. Men drop from balloon basket. Physical training of parachute volunteers. Unarmed combat, jumping from tower, platform etc. Parachute packing room - packing supplies and weapons into containers. Loading containers into plane. Drill for entering plane. Drill with dummy fuselage. Practice jumps in countryside from Wellingtons, Lysanders and gliders. Also from large numbers of Whitleys. Drops of "sticks" of parachutists. On reaching the ground, men get their Brens and rifles and take up positions.
Arrival of recruits. 22nd Medium and Heavy Training Regiment, Royal Artillery, Shoeburyness, Essex. First meal in barracks. Medical examinations. Issue of kit from quartermaster store.