Thursday, 12 April 2018

Codename Snake's Eye


I found this 1960's Royal Navy public information documentary film yesterday, while looking for info on the Royal Marines in Aden. It's very cheesy but there are some useful details in there including commando assault tactics, uniforms and equipment. I particularly like the bit with the ground attack rocket strike on an 'enemy' airstrip by Sea Venoms. 

4 comments:

  1. My brother in law is an ex para that served in the Radfan campaign and he is coming over from Canada next month so I will pick his brains for you.

    All the best,

    DC

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  2. Great video- was surprised to see so many SMLEs still being used and so few SLRs.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  3. Thanks David..that would be useful.

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  4. Yes, I noticed the mix of old and new, like the 3" rocket launcher and the Wombat. The marines reminded me of the old Airfix paratrooper box art from about the same time.

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