JUNGLE TRAINING FOR MEN OF 40 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES [Allocated Title]
Royal Marines practice the arts of jungle patrolling at Burma Camp, Malaysia.
A six-man patrol makes its way through lush jungle growth - all the men carry the light-weight M16 rifle. Encountering a cliffy river bank, Company Sergeant Day lets down a rope and the men abseil down into the shallows - the last man to descend is the heavily laden radio operator. HA from the cliff-top as the patrol wades to the opposite bank, a short distance upstream by the foot of a waterfall. Protected by a rearguard, Sergeant Day scales the rock face and lets down a rope for the rest of the patrol to climb. The patrol enters its bivouac area and the Sergeant deploys his men. CU of the radio operator setting up his equipment to contact base. Two men start up a Hex cooker for a brew - the mess tin of tea is stirred with the blade of a machete. Men clear undergrowth to set up a bivouac - one of the troopers pausing to take a draught from the mess tin.