• Short Summary

    A Territorial Army training camp which allows wives and children to come along and join in the fun.

  • Description

    Weybourne, Norfolk

    L/S of a group of uniformed soldiers in a field surrounded by tents and army trucks. Staff Sergeant Hague is standing in front of a blackboard which has a diagram pinned to it demonstrating the four stroke cycle of an internal combustion engine, he is pointing at it with a stick. Seven soldiers are sat round on wooden chairs watching. M/S of Hague pointing to the diagrams, there are soldiers working on a Land Rover with its bonnet up in the background M/S of five young soldiers sitting and looking attentive, a big army truck drives past in the background. The narrator says this is an intensive two week training camp for soldiers in the Territorial Army.

    L/S of the army camp with rows of tents in a field, five soldiers are assembling a tent in the foreground. M/S of a line of soldiers walking between the tents, one of them grabs a blanket from another. L/S of two large trucks with radar equipment spinning round on the top, two soldiers walk past it. C/U of the radar spinning round.
    C/U of an officer speaking into a field telephone, he finishes and looks up. M/S of an anti-aircraft gun, a soldier is on the back of it and two men are by the side. It is manoeuvred round and an aeroplane flies over the scene. M/S of another anti-aircraft gun trained on an aeroplane. The aeroplane flies over and out across the sea.

    L/S of two boys playing catch in front of a caravan, two women are sat leaning against it. Another woman and a little girl walk into the scene, a soldier walks out of the caravan and shuts the door, two other soldiers walk into the scene and walk off with the women and children. Families are welcomed here and can take a holiday while the men train. M/S of them all walking past other caravans together. L/S of the caravan site, there is a blue car parked next to one of the caravans, the group of soldiers and their families walk out of the gate onto the road.

    The camera moves over to a blue and red sign saying 'AA Permanent Range & Radar Training Wing - Weybourne' with a crest in the middle.

    M/S shot from the top of an anti-aircraft gun, it moves round and we see soldiers at work doing various tasks. L/S of a very fast aeroplane flying in, it speeds past the camera and flies off into the distance. M/S of men on an anti-aircraft gun looking into the distance. L/S of the soldiers and their families walking towards the guns, one soldier is carrying his little girl who waves at the camera.

    Two of the soldiers climb onto one of the guns while the children stand round and watch. M/S of two soldiers and some children watching, two boys come forward and climb up onto the gun. They are Stephen and David Hague from Sheffield and one of the men on the gun is their dad Lieutenant Bombardier John Hague. C/U of John and the two boys while he explains how the Bofors power operated gun works. C/U of him operating the gun mechanism. C/U of the gun barrel moving. C/U of Lieutenant Bombardier Brian Hadley aged 22 and his wife Shirley looking at part of a gun mechanism on a Bofors gun. C/U of hands moving the mechanism.

    C/U of six year old Gordon Jones putting on a cowboy hat and pulling out a toy gun from a holster round his waist. The holster has 'Wyatt Earp' written on it. M/S of wives and children on a pebbly beach, two boys run into the scene. M/S of the soldiers coming to join their families. C/U of a solider with his wife and little girl who he sits on his lap. C/U of a soldier and his wife, a little boy runs up to him and shows him a toy rifle which he examines.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:18:00 / 01:31:55:00
    CP 194

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