Thunderbirds are go in Japan military recruitment drive
telegraph.co.uk -- Mar 18
Japan's military has enlisted the support of the puppets from the cult British television show Thunderbirds to encourage more people to join up.
A series of posters are being released that will underline the similarities in the tasks that face Japan's Self-Defence Forces and the International Rescue Organisation, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence in Tokyo told The Daily Telegraph.
One of the SDF recruitment posters features the five sons of Jeff Tracy, who piloted the Thunderbirds craft, in their matching blue uniforms, sashes and hats, along with Prince Pickles, the cuddly cartoon character who has been used by the SDF in previous campaigns, in his three guises as pilot, soldier and sailor.
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