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Title:THE ROYAL MARINES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6808
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited coverage of Royal Marine Commandos in the Czech Republic helping to train Czech Commandos in the use of British parachutes.
Description: (Tape 1) General views of Prague from various viewpoints. At an army/air base, a Hercules transport aircraft is unloaded and troops get on board. In a hangar, parachutes are prepared. Royal marine Commandos Graham May, Steve Blackmore and Rick Wadmore train with red-bereted Czech commandos on the use of British parachutes, including a scene where a 32-foot British parachute is unfurled and held open by the men. The RM Commandos speak in English, assisted by Czech interpreters.
(Tape 2) Czech commandos undergo final preparation for parachute jumps; there is also a visit by General Ross. Jumps take place from both C-130 Hercules aircraft and helicopter.
(Tape 3) Further parachute jumps; landing area is a field.