EXERCISE TARTAN EAGLE, USA, OCTOBER 2002 [Allocated Title]
Members of O Company, Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines, on exercises with the US Marine Corps in Virginia.
(Tape 1) OBUA (operations in built up areas): Royal Marines practice house searches in a mock training building, under the supervision of US Marine Corps instructors. Room clearance and detention of suspects. Abseiling from roof of OBUA house. Entry drills. Marines talk with instructor Watts. Patrol past a number of buildings on camp. Royal Marine Commando gives advice in patrolling techniques to US Marines. Discussion of mission scenario (hostage rescue from besieged with the use of a large model of a village). Issue of ammunition.
(Tapes 2 to 4) Further scenes of the exercises, including North West Camp Ranges, Virginia. OBUA village killing house. Moving targets.
(Tape 5, Mini-DV) Further scenes in the OBUA village, including killing house drills.