Royal Marines: Mission Afghanistan

Series 1 - Episode 5: Brothers in Arms

Royal Marines: Mission Afghanistan

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This week, Chris joins the Royal Marines in Nad Ali North as they begin to hand over control of security to the Afghan National Army and police.

For the Royal Marines of 42 Commando, the handover can be frustrating as the Afghans do things very differently. M Company launch an airborne operation into a known Taliban heartland in the desert of Helmand Province. Accompanied by the Afghan National Police, the operation takes an unexpected turn from the start…

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  • Chris

    almost 2 years ago

    Chris

    Think the adverts wrecked this awesome show for me....adverts cut in at random times....adverts froze....too many of them....too long....and im never going to buy a skoda city car and there is no reason why i should watch the same advert about a skoda over and over and over again. Good show...annoying provider :(

  • KT

    2 years ago

    KT

    Brilliant program about a brilliant regiment; doing a brlliant job, in less-than ideal circumstances..! A guy who was in my year at school (26 now) died in Afghanistan - Royal Marine Adam Brown (of 42 commando I think) - more an aquaintance than friend, but close friends with close friends of mine, so used to hear about him a lot. He was 'point man' - killed by an IED, like so many others. In this life in which I have achieved so little, he achieved enough to be hailed a hero, even during the short life he had. As a person he was exemplary - the kind of guy that most men look up to, if honest with themselves. As a Marine he was apparently at the top of his game and was all round a great person. Left a young wife behind too - together since school; i remember them holding hands in the playground; over ten years ago now! Regardless of the politics behind the war, these guys and all soldiers are just doing their job. It is not for them to pass judgement on whether it is a 'just' cause which they are fighting for and it is certainly not for us to pass judgement on them for dong so either. I feel that given how difficult a situation it is - both politically and over there on the ground, having to try to work with the ANA and ANP, fighting such a cunning and cowardly enemy whilst doing their utmost to minimise damage to the innocent people who are trying to live amidst a modern-day 'war-zone.' I wouldn't wish their job on anybody, yet they just get their nut down and get on with it, regardless of the effect it has/may have on them/their loved-ones: taking in their stride the risks of long-term mental health issues, the very real risks of losing limbs or indeed; lives, the strain that such a job must put on family etc, i could go on and on and on... - Its admirable, and humbling for me as a person, I could talk forever of my admiration, appreciation and respect for the guys and girls out there who are doing it, I pray for the safe return of every single one of them. Fantastic program about remarkable human-beings.

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  • sue

    2 years ago

    sue

    must be so frustrating teaching them only to have them not want to do stuff - why are we wasting our time if that is their attitude??

  • rab

    2 years ago

    rab

    the point of this is to show what our armed forces go through,not the reason why we are there.anybody that is prepared to stand side by side with our soldiers to tell their story,deserves our respect.those that aren't prepared to do the same,need to respect those that do.

  • David

    2 years ago

    David

    Stupid ANA selfish people taking those watermellons and respect to all those soldiers out there my brother is a marine.

  • John

    2 years ago

    John

    Didn't have to watch this long before I thought 'why are we out there interfering'... If we were worried about the Taliban and the effect they were having on Home Front security, it was and still is our borders that need protecting.

  • Terry kent

    2 years ago

    Terry kent

    its nice to see our soldiers helping to rebuild comunites its not always about fighting. i just want to join only 1 year before im joining now

  • Ben

    2 years ago

    Ben

    @Chris. Mick and Memphis have been reunited and Memphis has been retired from the RAF. Mick now has full ownership of Memphis. There are photos in the latest issues of RAF News.

  • Ray

    2 years ago

    Ray

    My apologise to demand 5, two days ago I mentioned the fact that this programme was a day late, where as it was I that was a day early, so much for the joys of shift work, I apoligise for my comment. Ray

  • Neil

    2 years ago

    Neil

    Once again the proffessionalism of our armed forces is so apparent. Not just point a gun and shoot but a real attempt to make a difference and to make things better for everyone. All this despite the constant cut backs and increased pressure from those sat on their arsesin Westminster. This country should be so proud of the menand women in the Services. Thankfully many ordinary folk are.

  • Robin

    2 years ago

    Robin

    It is without doubt that our guys are the best in the world and we should be proud of them and respect what they are doing. BUT does anyone seriously believe that ANA will ever be-able to come come close to taking over from us. I think not.

  • Mike

    2 years ago

    Mike

    How the hell are the ANA ever going to keep the Taliban out when our forces pull out ? From what ive been told by friends in the forces and have seen on tv programmes like this they are lazy and know were near ready. Infact from what ive been told they like ther weed and would rather sit around all day. whating this it just confirms it tbh :(

  • RMCdo45

    2 years ago

    RMCdo45

    @Allen - its either a typo or your reading the Daily Mail too much mate. We have lost 300+ in 10yrs..USA have had 3000+. It's really good to see some old oppos on there though and it reminds me of just how bloody hard the work is we do out there. Interesting for the world to see just how cowrdly the Taliban are by sending kids in to get weapons from the dead etc....Good effort Royal and good effort Chris. Well done Ch5 for taking this on.

  • CC

    2 years ago

    CC

    Dave B your internet must be crap lol!!!!!!

  • Big C x engineer

    2 years ago

    Big C x engineer

    i would like to say all british soldiers dont get enough appreciation for what they do. these guy s are elite top of the tree kind and for me this has brought back many memories to what its like out there DANGEROUS and the marines are making it safer every day,but there is a lot of propoganda to whats going on and i think this programme gives everyone a good insight to what its like

  • Chris

    2 years ago

    Chris

    I have always had the utmost respect for the armed forces, but this show has somehow elevated my admiration even more!!! It's such an emotional roller coaster watching it, I can't begin to imagine what it's like to actually be there. I hope that the last episode gives an update on the condition of Vicey and Mick. Maybe even Mick's request to have Memphis retired will see them reunited!! (On a lighter note, Royal Marines are FIT!!!)

  • Oldbooty

    2 years ago

    Oldbooty

    Good to see once again the professionalism of our Marines-it's not all about expending the maximum ammount of ordnance and the body count,sometimes it's about hearts and mindsand simple humanity.Only the most efficient and disciplined troops are capable of utilising both.lt's what makes our Marines the best in the world.Be proud of them.

  • DaveB

    2 years ago

    DaveB

    what a waste off space 5od, streaming is stuttery, like countless of times.

  • Allen

    2 years ago

    Allen

    This is a great show to get an insight into what it's like in Afghanistan. But don't be fooled, this is still war propaganda used to make us beleive things are moving along nice and well. These are the same people who killed 3000+ British soldiers. I'm watching episode 5. Around the 10 minute mark when the MOD police meets the local afghan police chief. The police chief didn't even stand up to address the MOD police. Then the chief ignored the MOD police to shake his hand. But the MOD police was still jovial and positive. It's a complete farce, clearly the MOD police isn't saying what he wants to say.

  • Brian Mcfadden

    2 years ago

    Brian Mcfadden

    AMAZING! Seriously well done Channel 5, this is the first episode you've managed to upload on the same day as it's broadcast. One in six, now that's not bad right? I'm in absolute shock. Your almost as good as Channel 4 or BBC.. Actually no, I retract that statement.

  • asdasdas

    2 years ago

    asdasdas

    So... when will it be online?

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  • paul

    2 years ago

    paul

    lol

  • Becca

    2 years ago

    Becca

    Ha ha, it's the 27th lol!

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  • Ray

    2 years ago

    Ray

    Well it's now the 28th of Feb, how can we believe what you say if you can't even stick to your own schedule? still waiting to watch ep 5 which was scheduled for the 27th.

  • ethan

    2 years ago

    ethan

    Can someone tell me what being a marine is like

  • MarineComando42

    2 years ago

    MarineComando42

    i remember the days of being a marine... a lot of hard work, the training was immense , just wish i had my leg back. I give you all my respect solders and so should everyone else, they put they're lives on the line every day to make this world a better place>

  • ryan

    2 years ago

    ryan

    <3

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