Having trained for a month of Lympstone’s notorious assault course, 174 troop take it on for real, moving one step closer to the realities of frontline fighting.
56 new recruits arrive at Lympstone for their first day of military training. They are put in a 60-bed dorm where every waking hour is controlled by their drill instructor.
If the raw recruits can make it through the next three weeks of training, their families will be invited to witness their progress, plus they will get to visit home.
The marine recruits must complete a tough series of physical challenges in the gym, including three staggeringly high rope climbs. If they fail, they'll have to leave their troop.
The recruits reach the challenging halfway point in training, which is often when many recruits leave the troop, either through failure or giving up, before training steps up a gear.
Having trained for a month of Lympstone's notorious assault course, 174 troops take it on for real, moving one step closer to the realities of frontline fighting.
As the training regime becomes ever more difficult, more and more recruits begin to question whether they want to remain on the course or not.
It is week 30 and after seven months of training the recruits of 169 troop are only two weeks away from receiving their green berets and becoming full-fledged marines.
Troop 169 face their final exercise and toughest test yet - a realistic combat role-play. Mike is hoping to become the fourth green beret in his family, but will he...