357 LIGHT REGIMENT TRAINING

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Title: 357 LIGHT REGIMENT TRAINING

Reference number: 9351

Date: 1957*

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.03 mins

Description: Compilation of amateur footage of activities of the 357th Light Regiment of the Royal Artillery (T.A.).

For other titles in this collection see also refs. 9348, 9349, 9350, 9352 and 9353

Shotlist: AUTUMN, AND A CHURCH PARADE IN ST. GILES. THESE WITH MANY OTHER ASPECTS ARE NOT SHOWN IN THIS BRIEF RECORD, WHICH NEVERTHELESS ASPIRES TO GIVE AN IMPRESSION OF THE COMRADESHIP AND COMPETENCE DISPLAYED BY THE MODERN TERRITORIAL ARMY - 357 - WINTER - INDOOR - int shots, perhaps in drill hall, of Territorial Army soldiers assembling, adjusting, and loading mortar, then disassembling and packing on carriage (1.40) gvs of lecture in hall, senior officers at table with T.A. chair - gvs senior officers and others at drinks reception in mess (3.10) WINTER - ROTHIEMURCHUS - ext gvs group assembled for hill-walking, some carrying skis, gvs landscape, snow on hills - gvs men skiing down gully (4.34) MARCH - FIRING AT OTTERBURN - gvs moorland landscape under snow, regiment on mortar firing exercise - dark int shots inside truck - ext shots regiment packing up equipment (5.53) APRIL - DRILL ORDER LAUDER - gvs regiment on mortar training exercise on moorland - officers talking to men, mortars being prepared, loaded on to Land Rover and trailer - men preparing mortar, snow on ground - food canteens being prepared - command post and radio in back of truck (8.05) sign 'Q Battery 357 Light Regt R.A. (TA.)' - pan across camp, huts and buildings - shots of soldiers, sheep and lamb (8.38) MAY - FIRING AT REDESDALE - gvs exercise on moorland, trucks and personnel, preparing to fire mortars, firing, checking bearings - disassembling mortar and reassembling in another position, firing, manoeuvring carriage wheels, placing mortar on carriage, pulling carriage across uneven ground and attaching to truck as senior officers watch - shots of divots in ground around mortar firing positions - more shots of mortars firing - carriage being cleared of mud and towed back to road (15.03)