- Aug 23, 2014
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fair I did miss that point and yer to be honest I didnt quite understand the preparation required for such an under taking. let alone d-day.
A clue is in the SQ title of the time, CL, i.e. Cliff Leader, later Recce Leader, but now Mountain Leader. Their job was to free climb and then set up the ropes for the troops to climb.....simple really, unless you're the CL, RL or ML out the front leading the way, but that's what makes them so special.It was the guy free climbing up the cliff that got me! I’d never thought of it before and somehow assumed they’d have at least basic climbing gear!
I think it's around 1959 to 1960, as the clip around 17 minutes shows them with SLRs!It's a cracking film. Attempting to date when it was actually filmed. Officially it's 1960 but the blokes are carrying Lee-Enfields, Sterling SMGs and .303 Brens which suggests (if I count on my fingers) 1956 or 1957.
Clearly I have too much time on my hands.