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#4558021 - 02/28/21 12:47 AM British Army cooks 1960  
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Watching these British Pathe shorts has been quite an experience for me so far. This specific video really goes against the popular stereotype about British cuisine being terrible!



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#4558022 - 02/28/21 01:27 AM Re: British Army cooks 1960 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Wow. I hope there is no PT schedule for after the meal.

#4558047 - 02/28/21 11:19 AM Re: British Army cooks 1960 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I'd hate to be at the end of that line the way they were going at it.


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#4558095 - 02/28/21 06:31 PM Re: British Army cooks 1960 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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"The name of the establishment is the Army's Catering Corps' training camp..."
I'm guessing that this film was the only time enlisted men got to sample the cuisine of the "Catering Corps". If they actually got to eat any of it. They all looked like they were under orders to scoop out as much as they wanted, but to dump it in the trash can just off screen.


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#4558105 - 02/28/21 07:28 PM Re: British Army cooks 1960 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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There’s the right call. Done as a showcase, not the norm.


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#4558113 - 02/28/21 08:04 PM Re: British Army cooks 1960 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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British cuisine is usually pretty good if its catering towards the upper class, if not then its all over the place in terms of quality.

#4558133 - 03/01/21 12:19 AM Re: British Army cooks 1960 [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
There’s the right call. Done as a showcase, not the norm.


We called this stuff a "dog and pony show".

I was cracking up while watching..."Here, take all you want, bloody hell, take the regimental china too!"



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#4558138 - 03/01/21 01:37 AM Re: British Army cooks 1960 [Re: vonBaur]  
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Originally Posted by vonBaur
They all looked like they were under orders to scoop out as much as they wanted, but to dump it in the trash can just off screen.
Hope not. I don't like to see food wasted.

#4558198 - 03/01/21 02:35 PM Re: British Army cooks 1960 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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As someone with personal experience (albeit several decades after 1960) of ACC cooking in both officers & other ranks messes and in the field they can be very accomplished & often surprisingly resourceful.
They have the ability, limitations are usually down to budget (in 2015 the allowance was ~£2.54 [that's ~$3.50 at current rates of exchange], per man per day to provide 3 meals, availability of ingredients & of course location/equipment.
Plus, of course what your soldier actually wants to eat (you can rarely go wrong offering chips or curry). wink

RAF catering on base was usually better though.

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