278 LOWLAND FIELD REGIMENT COMES INTO ACTION / WHY DON’T YOU?

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Title: 278 LOWLAND FIELD REGIMENT COMES INTO ACTION / WHY DON’T YOU?

Reference number: 9352

Date: 1953*/ 1954* / 1955* / 1956

Director: filmed by Captain S.A. Guild

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.50 mins

Description: Compilation of amateur footage of activities and a recruiting film for the 278th Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery (T.A.) in the 1950s.

For other titles in this collection see also refs. 9348, 9349, 9350, 9351 and 9353

Credits: cast T.A. soldier, L/BDR Taylor, W; Recruit, Pte. Docherty, E;

Shotlist: 278 LOWLAND FIELD REGIMENT COMES INTO ACTION - gvs Territorial Army regiment training exercise on moorland - gvs gun being detached from field artillery tractor and set up, soldiers trying to push truck out of mud, taking bearings for firing, gun emplacement under camouflage netting, ammunition unloaded from truck (1.37) c/u shots range map and range table booklets - gvs gun emplacements and landscape, guns firing (2.36) OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE - gvs regimental family open day at camp, including women's race, shots of children and families watching events, motorcycle skills, Royal Artillery band playing Midsummer Waltz, wheelbarrow race, demonstration of gun drill, families standing by coaches (4.32) gvs rifle range practice, motorcyclist over rough ground, soldiers pushing truck out of mud (5.11) AND A ROYAL SALUTE - c/u calendar page, Saturday 4th August 1956 - gvs regiment on ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, preparing and firing Royal Salute, followed by three cheers, inspection of troops - THE END (6.22) [BW] 278 FIELD REGIMENT R.A. T.A. PRESENT - PRODUCED BY CAPT. S.A. GUILD - WHY DON'T YOU? - JOIN THE T.A. - shots men having a drink, one points to date on calendar - gvs Land Rover and field artillery tractors driving through camp, gun detached, firing exercise in field - gvs soldiers at command post in hut and receiving instruction outside, radio equipment in truck, officers talking - OUR ANNUAL CAMP WAS WITH 52 DIVISION ON SALISBURY PLAIN - gvs artillery firing exercise and onlookers on rainy day, emplacement under camouflage netting, command post, radio and bearings being taken - c/u three-star plate on truck - gvs senior officers inspecting exercise, command post, tea break, c/u shots soldiers, trucks (10.32) [COL] gvs field guns and personnel at camp, tanks on exercise - gvs pipe band playing at camp, watched by line of soldiers and officers, c/u tunic badge, soldiers marching - sign '278 Q Stores' - gvs soldiers at stores, checking supplies and loading trucks (12.59) gvs at railway station, soldiers loading supplies - l/s Arthur's Seat - gvs soldiers at rifle range - sign 'M/C TRIALS HAZARDS 7-8-9' - gvs army motorcycle trials over rough ground watched by spectators - winners pose with trophy (13.50) [BW] two men walk along street and enter headquarters of 278 Regiment in Edinburgh - young man talks to staff and signs T.A. attestation form, then leaves - THE END - ecs - c/u 278th Regiment recruitment poster (14.50)