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Summary: Army Recruiting film on the history and work of the Royal Army Service Corps. The first ever tracked vehicle is shown demonstrating its capabilities in Lincolnshire in 1908, as a precursor to film of the Corps' work during the First World War, including various scenes of motorised, horse and camel transport on the Western Front, Palestine, Italy and Archangel. Corps Week at Aldershot in the summer of 1956 is shown as a demonstration of the skills required by the RASC, including motorbike and horse riding. Other skills, shown in a variety of contexts, include bread making, firefighting, truckdriving and maintenance, and boat handling by the Water Transport Company. The Air Despatch Company demonstrate the packing of stores for dropping by parachute before loading them onto a DC3 transport aircraft; the stores, including vehicles and fuel, are received on the landing ground by RASC parachutists, who establish a supply dump for the airborne unit to which they are attached. Stores are also transported by Whirlwind helicopter, flown by RASC pilots.