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"Royal Marines Commando School" on BBC Knowledge

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Photo Credit: BBC Knowledge

Never before has this exclusive organisation allowed the public access behind the closed doors of their living quarters and out on exercise.

With truly unprecedented access to one of the largest commando training camps, Royal Marines Commando School follows a new draft of recruits through what is arguably the most arduous basic training programme in the world.

Built on a combination of fixed-rig cameras and with directors, the series explores the extraordinary experiences of those hoping to earn the coveted Green Beret. The extreme physical and mental exhaustion the newcomers endure as they are transformed from raw recruits into Royal Marines, is unparalleled. Over a third of entrants will either fail or withdraw.

Combining intimacy and real-life drama, the series captures the warmth, humour and camaraderie that flourishes amongst a new generation of recruits hoping to join this elite force.