1ST BATTALION THE ROYAL GLOUCESTER, BERKSHIRE AND WILTSHIRE REGIMENT AT BALLYKINLER, JUNE 2000 [Allocated Title]
Scenes of 1st Battalion the Royal Gloucester, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment (1RGBW) serving in Northern Ireland.
(Tape 1) General views of 1RGBW headquarters at Ballykinler. Medal presentation to members of the Regiment. Soldiers practice firing shotguns at Ballykinler Ranges: interviews with unidentified soldier (name inaudible), Lance Corporal Ryan Powell, Corporal Adam Oswald and Lance Corporal Leigh Adams. Horses are ridden along beach; shots laos of stables: interview with Captain Wayne Dicker, stables manager.
(Tape 2) Soldiers hillwalking. Extreme long shots of Ballykinler base from across headland. Children playing in the swimming pool at Ballykinler. Rural patrol with Land Rover along Ballylucas Road, six miles from Downpatrick: close ups of crew and driver, and interviews Private stephen Bond, Lance Corporal Paul Tucker, Private Nathan Williams (driver) and Private Richardson. Foot patrol on beach also seen.
(Tape 3) (i) Interviews with Captain Christopher Ham, 2IC of the Army Dog Unit, Corporal Jim Monaghan (with his German Shepherd Dog Harry) and Lance Corporal Sally Gutteridge who has won the early stage of the trials competition. (Material from the ADU trials in June 2000.) (ii) Shots in watchtower, including soldier surveying with binoculars (poor quality sound at this point). Exterior views of watchtower. (iii) Scenes on the CQBR (Close Quarter Battle Range) at Ballykinler Training Centre. Land Rover patrols through the streets, and practice setting up a checkpoint; car is stopped and driver interviewed. Casey the sniffer dog checks for explosives. Practice foot patrol through the streets of the range, with Casey.
(Tape 4) Extended riot control practice at Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler; soldiers advance with riot shields in support of two "snatch" Land Rovers. Interviews with participants: Private Neil Graham, Private Adrian Langshaw, Private Shaun Barrat, Private Alan Drablow and Private James Cullen.
(Tape 5) Interviews with Lance Corporal Leigh Adams and Captain William Peterson.