Commando School

March 2016

S1 Ep8 - To Your Duties

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To Your Duties - As 169 troop reach the end of training, thoughts turn to life beyond Lympstone. A familiar face, Corporal 'Froggy' Chauffeur, returns to prepare the troop for their final pass-out parade and four stand-out recruits go head to head for the coveted King's Badge award, an accolade for the best recruit, which the winner will carry with them throughout their career. Meanwhile, retiring Troop Commander 'Ginge' Booth is contemplating a future beyond the Royal Marines after 28 years of...

S1 Ep7 - Commando Tests

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Commando Tests - The troops are within touching distance of their green berets but first they face Lympstone's ultimate challenge: the famous Commando Tests, four gruelling physical exercises that must be attempted over five consecutive days. The recruits of 169 troop are a tight-knit group who have pushed through 30 weeks of training together. They're desperate to finish the course as one but not every recruit will make it. For an unlucky few, one of whom has been trapped in training for an in...

S1 Ep6 - Fight Or Flight

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As training progresses, more and more recruits start to struggle with the tough demands placed upon them. Cole has been at Lympstone for 3 months but has been in rehab with an injury. #sbsdoco

S1 Ep5 - Phase Two

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Phase Two - As training progresses, exercises start to imitate life at war, and the nature of the job begins to worry some of the recruits of Troop 174. University graduate recruit Greene's initially impressive performances are rewarded with a section leadership role, but he is yet to tackle one of training's biggest challenges: the Bottom Field assault course - a set of seemingly-impossible obstacles, tackled while carrying heavy loads of kit. As the Bottom Field test moves closer, problems pi...
February 2016

S1 Ep4 - Crash Week

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Crash Week - The troop 174 recruits reach the challenging halfway point in training. The second half of the course includes more challenging exercises to prepare the recruits for frontline fighting, but this is traditionally a point when many recruits leave the troop, either through failure or giving up. Dilliway, whose father was in the navy, has wanted to be a marine since he was a boy. As training steps up a gear he faces tough questions and events take an unexpected turn as the troop hits '...

S1 Ep3 - The Gym Test

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The Gym Test - Six weeks into their training, the marine recruits face their first pass-or-fail test. They must complete a tough series of physical challenges in the gym, culminating in three staggeringly high rope climbs. If they fail to complete it they'll have to leave their troop. (From the UK) (Documentary) M(L) CC

S1 Ep2 - Quick Fire

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Quick Fire - The raw recruits take the next step on their training and there are challenging new lessons at every turn. If they can make it through the next three weeks, their families will get invited down to witness their progress and they'll get to go home for the first time since training began. As the training intensifies, 18-year-old Callum Bond tries to face up to a bewildering array of challenges in an effort to transform himself from boy to soldier. At the other end of the age spectrum...

S1 Ep1 - The Shock Of Capture

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The Shock Of Capture - Commando School has unprecedented access to arguably the most arduous basic military training programme in the world, going behind the scenes at the Royal Marines' Commando Training Centre in Devon to document the experiences of Royal Marines in training as never before. They say that the first two weeks of Royal Marine training are among the toughest of the whole 32 weeks. This first episode follows 56 new recruits through this so-called 'shock of capture'. The recruits ...