CSG WELFARE FOOTAGE, BAGRAM, AFGHANISTAN, 26 MAY 2002 [Allocated Title]
Unedited footage of Camp Gibraltar at Bagram Airbase, shot for possible use by the Command Support Group in a family day/welfare video for showing to families of Royal Marines.
Views of helicopter landing area with three Chinooks; men in a six-wheel Supacat-type vehicle drive past. Panning shot shows the helicopter landing area with the mountains in the backgrounds; shots of debris field with the remains of Soviet-era aircraft and vehicles. Several fuel bowsers are parked nearby. Hesco bastions form a compound in which Camp Gibraltar is situated: exterior views and panning shot (high elevation) across the tented camp. Marine sits on top of a vehicle (battlefield ambulance? - only the roof is visible), talking on a satellite telephone. Other views of the camp show quartermasters area: sign "Camp QM". Postal tent. blueys are sorted. Camp Gibraltar sign. "The Hacienda" canteen and tented shower area: naked Marine under shower. Another Marine washed his socks in a bowl. Carpenters at work. Maintenance of quad bike. Open air PT area with punchbags and skipping ropes. Marines relax in a tent playing Uckers (a form of Ludo). General views of accommodation area; a small group of Marines gather for a Christian service led by padre (Trinity Sunday is mentioned). Exterior of latrines: Marine goes in. Views from moving vehicle on public road, showing vehicles (civilian and military). Sign "Echo Detour".