British Army recruitment film for Yorkshire shows service and recreational activities enjoyed by men of the 1st Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment and the 1st Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment serving in Austria and stresses the value of specialist training in the Army for their future civilian work in the "national effort for reconstruction" in Britain.
The two regiments are posted in Austria as part of the British Occupying Forces, guarding the Yugoslav frontiers of the British zone. Recruits are accepted straight from school, opportunities being provided for their training in various trades (eg motor mechanics, cookery, radio engineering) concurrent with their military training. Recreation plays an important part in the life of a soldier, and here facilities for swimming, water polo, surfing, boxing, cricket, riding etc are available. Lieutenant-General Sir James Steele, the Commander-in-Chief, takes keen personal interest in progress of his men; thus the army trains men who will be well-equipped for civilian life, with society in general benefitting from this training.