The Paras: 1. 480 Platoon


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First transmitted in 1983, this programme follows a group of new recruits - the 480 Recruit Platoon - as they begin their training with the Parachute Regiment. This first episode follows their arrival at training camp and the first few days of the training regime they undergo to reach the goal of wearing the maroon and earning their wings.


Guidance: Contains some strong language.

Channel: BBC (Archive)

First Air Date: 3 Mar 1983

Duration: 29 mins


Collection: Army: A Very British Institution (27 programmes)

A collection of BBC programmes about the British Army, featuring classic documentaries and historic events dating back to the 1950s.



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