At V-FORCE, we love James Bond movies! We were delighted to host TV celebrity chef, Ruby Bhogal at V-FORCE for a day of James Bond style training to coincide with the release of the long-awaited Daniel Craig Bond film, No Time to Die.
Ruby Bhogal shot to fame in 2018 as a finalist on Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off.
Ruby is a TV chef who regularly presents on Channel 4’s daytime TV show, Steph’s Packed Lunch. She’s also a huge fan of Bond films and wanted to spend a day at spy school to learn some of James Bond 007’s skills. We put together a bespoke training package to teach her three of the coolest Bond skills: evasive driving, pistol skills and un-armed combat. The clip aired on Steph’s Packed Lunch, Channel 4, at 12:30 on Thursday 30 September 2021.
Our chief rally and advanced driving instructor, pro-rally champion Cameron Davies put Ruby through an intensive car handling course. Ruby had to conduct surveillance from her car against a hostile vehicle then, with her cover blown, had to react to a surprise attack, escape by fast reverse, perform a J-turn and continue through an obstacle course using handbrake turns and rally-style handling to reach safety.
Next was pistol training, using a paint-firing replica Glock 17 pistol, taught by former Royal Marines Commando and SBS operator, Tony Hayes Founder of SF1 Strength. Tony coached her through the basics of getting accurate rounds on target from various fire positions before progressing to a tactical scenario, moving through the kill house and engaging targets on the move.
Finally, Ruby was all set to move to the unarmed combat training phase to learn some basic sparring and weapon defences culminating in pistol disarms from multiple attackers. Tony, together with MMA fighter and stuntman, Jon Hunt had a highly intensive programme of training prepared. However, delays due to the filming meant we had to scrub this final element in order to prioritise the production of the clip. Don’t worry Ruby, you’re welcome to come back and join us for the unarmed combat training another time!
If you want to learn the coolest and most exhilarating Bond skills, V-FORCE deliver a number of tactical driving and special ops skills training experiences. Undoubtedly the best days out you can do.
For more information on our high-octane tactical and advanced driving experiences, simply contact the V-FORCE Training Events Bookings Team on 01874 690668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The V-FORCE Team look forward to welcoming you at one of our events soon!