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This series examines British military training.
Crew members discuss the difficulty of leaving loved ones for extended periods of time.
Profiled: the captain of the Ark Royal and one of his junior officers.
Chronicled: the graduation of the officers.
Crew members discuss the difficulty of living within the confines of a submarine.
Observed: the wide range of activities on board the Ark Royal.
The first of several episodes about the Royal Marines focuses on the testing undergone by candidates hoping to train for arctic warfare.
Recruits hoping to train for parachuting are seen performing field exercises.
The soldiers are observed as they carry out a dangerous mission.
Discussed: pilots' concerns about flying.
Observed: the recruitment and training of Nepalese soldiers, or Gurkhas, for service in the British Army.
The first of several episodes about the preparation of army recruits for parachuting focuses on the initial week of training.
Observed: the final days of the survival test.
The soldiers receive a lecture on death.
Observed: the endurance tests undergone by candidates for the parachuting regiment.
Chronicled: the aircraft carrier Ark Royal is joined by her strike force.
The candidates' survival skills are tested after they are removed to a remote island.
Observed: the recruits train in Norway.
The Ark Royal ends her five-month voyage.
The crew of the Ark Royal takes a three-week rest in Florida.
Observed: those who survived the two-year training are awarded their wings.
Candidates are observed in the final phase of testing to become a submarine captain.
The crew of the Ark Royal comes ashore after more than a month at sea.
Chronicled: the candidates selected from the platoon begin to train for parachuting.
The first 18 weeks of training are observed.
Observed: the final screening of recruits before training for parachuting begins.
Observed: the platoon trains for combat and then engages in a mock battle.
Chronicled: the final phase of arctic training.
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