The Robin Flies at Dawn is a special edition of the BBC sit-com, Only Fools and Horses, filmed specifically for the British troops serving in the 1990-91 Gulf War. It has never been broadcast commercially.
Shot in the style of a home movie
, the episode sees Del Boy
and Uncle Albert
, speaking to the troops from a "secret location in Southern England
" (shortly revealed by Rodney to be High Wycombe
). Their yellow Reliant Regal
van has been kitted out with a Union Jack
, camouflage and a machine gun
and Del suggests that it can be the alliance's secret weapon. Also present are many of the troops' wives, whom Del and Rodney assure the viewers they will take care of. The scene ends with an appreciative message to the troops.