Patrol/OP Training Videos: For Visual Learners

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The following videos are not perfect, and some of them are VERY old school, but they give a good frame of reference to all this talk of observation posts, concealment, and all that. Just take them for what they are and what is relevant to your situation. Discard the rest. You need to add modern technology to these basics, such as thermal and night vision.

The first one is a two part called ‘The Snipers’. It is a BritMil training video from the cold war. It is focused on snipers in a cold war-esque front line situation. However, it provides a good frame of reference (and plenty of laughs).

The Snipers:

The Recce Patrol:

This one is on individual camouflage and concealment:

(Note: BritMil terminology speaks of cover from view/cover from fire, as opposed to cover and concealment).

How not to be seen:

More modern SAS OP Patrol Video:


Old school rules!



  1. robroysimmons says:

    “bloody dog” and you gotta love an Enfield sniper rifle with leather scope covers. Were they converts to 7.62?

  2. Kennymac says:

    I instantly thought of that Monty Python sketch when I saw the first few videos before I scrolled down far enough to see that you included it.. Well done!

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