• Short Summary

    Treacherous mud and icy water were only two of the hazards joyfully suffered by competitors in the British Army 'Skill on Wheels' Rough Riding Championships at Bordon, Hampshire, Dec 5.

  • Description

    1.
    PAN. Land rover through mud and water.
    0.03

    2.
    LV. Towards ditto.
    0.14

    3.
    STV. Over rough ground ditto.
    0.21

    4.
    LV. Ditto.
    0.26

    5.
    SIDE V. Onlookers.
    0.28

    6.
    SV.PAN. Motorcycle over rough ground.
    0.33

    7.
    LV. Lorry over rough country.
    0.38

    8.
    CU. Ditto PAN to BV.
    0.43

    9.
    TV. Ditto and up small hillock.
    0.47

    10.
    SV. Ditto.
    0.51

    11.
    SIDE V. Onlookers.
    0.54

    12.
    LV. "Champ" vehicles into pond.
    1.01

    13.
    SV. Troops look on.
    1.03

    14.
    LV. Champ vehicle into pond.
    1.10

    15.
    SV. Champ in pond and onto dry land.
    1.16

    16.
    LV. Champs into pond.
    1.24

    17.
    SV. Champs onto dry land.
    1.32



    Initials TDH/V/AHS/CW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Treacherous mud and icy water were only two of the hazards joyfully suffered by competitors in the British Army 'Skill on Wheels' Rough Riding Championships at Bordon, Hampshire, Dec 5.

    Land Rovers, motorcycles, and snorkel equipped trucks, were skilfully, but dangerously driven over uneven terrain fraught with tree stumps, and axle breaking gullies.

    Outstanding spectacle was presented by the snorkel equipped trucks as they forded a 5-ft deep pond. Waist deep in water, the drivers continued to guide their submerged vehicles safely across the marked-out course.

    Entrants came from the 1st and 3rd Divisions; the Parachute Brigade; the Royal Automobile Club Driving and Maintenance School, and the eventual winners - the Army Mechanical Transport School.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3EZRV2CD9JKY26EBVLFYE7FWP
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EZRV2CD9JKY26EBVLFYE7FWP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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