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BFBS Radio Entertainment brings you pre-recorded entertainment programs for the British Forces

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BFBS Radio Entertainment brings you pre-recorded entertainment programs for the British Forces

    Commander Field Army On Track with BFBS

    Commander Field Army On Track with BFBS

    Lieutenant General Jones joined the Army despite his long-held ambition of becoming a top-level rugby player. In fact, his best friend at school bet him £10 that he would never sign-up!

    His early Army years were spent in the Falkland Islands, Cyprus and on artic warfare training in Norway.

    Here he talks about his challenging job, his family and his love of sport, while sharing his favourite music.

    Tracks from The Specials, Tom Jones, The Killers and Billy Joel make it on to his playlist. Some of the songs remind him of his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Lt General Ivan Jones spoke to Frank McCarthy at BFBS Canada.

    • 40 min
    On Track with Caroline Paige

    On Track with Caroline Paige

    Caroline talks to Mike Howarth, telling him about her emotional journey, from one of her earliest recollections of gender identity; when she was caught by her father wearing one of her sister’s dresses as a child, to the happier side of her teenage years when she joined the

    • 56 min
    Black Rat Tour - Hal Stewart - pt1

    Black Rat Tour - Hal Stewart - pt1

    BFBS Radio’s Hal Stewart was presented with a Silver trophy at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards ceremony in Manhattan for "Black Rat Tour", a series of five one-hour programmes recorded in Afghanistan with personnel from the 4th Mechanized Brigade, nicknamed The Black Rats.

    “I’m delighted that this award will help to highlight the stories I was trying to tell about the wonderful work of the British Military, as well as the achievements of the young professional Afghans who are going to continue to take the country forward,” said Hal.

    “I’d also like to thank the BFBS team I was working without in Afghanistan, particularly Operations Managing Editor, Dusty Miller, who offered advice and guidance throughout.”

    During Operation Herrick 17, Hal was based at Camp Bastion, presenting a daily show from the BFBS studios. But towards the end of his deployment, he had the opportunity to go further afield on his ‘Black Rat Tour’.

    Accompanied by Major Laurence Roche, and Army Photographer Corporal Mike O’Neill, from 4th Mechanized Brigade, Hal travelled across Helmand Province and recorded hours of audio.

    As well as meeting members of local communities, he was able to gather material from British Forces operating out of the more remote bases.

    The controller of Forces Radio BFBS, Nicky Ness, said: “I'm delighted that The New York Radio Festival committee has rewarded Hal for this piece of work, and through it, that of HM Forces in Afghanistan. Once again, the quality of BFBS programming and its talented people shines on a world stage, recognising the audience we are all extremely proud to serve through our broadcasting activity.”

    This is Hal’s second New York radio Festival Award in as many years, as in 2013 he also won Silver with fellow broadcaster, Sim Courtie, in the Best Radio Personality Network/Syndicated category.

    • 17 min
    Bravo 22: The performance of their lives

    Bravo 22: The performance of their lives

    Charlene Guy and Royal Marine Cassidy Little go behind the scenes of a new production from the makers of “The Two Worlds of Charlie F”, the 2012 stage show which featured wounded, sick and injured forces personnel.

    Hear how the theatre company Bravo 22 created a new play including wives, veterans and members of the wider military community.

    Charlene and Cassidy meet the cast, including 15-year-old Estelle Wilkinson, who joined the theatre company to learn more about her dad's role as an Army Reservist, and Luke Delahunty, a veteran of the RAF Regiment who was paralysed in a road traffic accident.

    Without a script, armed with their own stories and experiences, this extraordinary cast rehearsed for just seven weeks before performing live at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.

    • 30 min
    Black Rat Tour - Hal Stewart - pt5

    Black Rat Tour - Hal Stewart - pt5

    BFBS Radio’s Hal Stewart was presented with a Silver trophy at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards ceremony in Manhattan for "Black Rat Tour", a series of five one-hour programmes recorded in Afghanistan with personnel from the 4th Mechanized Brigade, nicknamed The Black Rats.

    “I’m delighted that this award will help to highlight the stories I was trying to tell about the wonderful work of the British Military, as well as the achievements of the young professional Afghans who are going to continue to take the country forward,” said Hal.

    “I’d also like to thank the BFBS team I was working without in Afghanistan, particularly Operations Managing Editor, Dusty Miller, who offered advice and guidance throughout.”

    During Operation Herrick 17, Hal was based at Camp Bastion, presenting a daily show from the BFBS studios. But towards the end of his deployment, he had the opportunity to go further afield on his ‘Black Rat Tour’.

    Accompanied by Major Laurence Roche, and Army Photographer Corporal Mike O’Neill, from 4th Mechanized Brigade, Hal travelled across Helmand Province and recorded hours of audio.

    As well as meeting members of local communities, he was able to gather material from British Forces operating out of the more remote bases.

    The controller of Forces Radio BFBS, Nicky Ness, said: “I'm delighted that The New York Radio Festival committee has rewarded Hal for this piece of work, and through it, that of HM Forces in Afghanistan. Once again, the quality of BFBS programming and its talented people shines on a world stage, recognising the audience we are all extremely proud to serve through our broadcasting activity.”

    This is Hal’s second New York radio Festival Award in as many years, as in 2013 he also won Silver with fellow broadcaster, Sim Courtie, in the Best Radio Personality Network/Syndicated category.

    • 29 min
    Black Rat Tour - Hal Stewart - pt4

    Black Rat Tour - Hal Stewart - pt4

    BFBS Radio’s Hal Stewart was presented with a Silver trophy at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards ceremony in Manhattan for "Black Rat Tour", a series of five one-hour programmes recorded in Afghanistan with personnel from the 4th Mechanized Brigade, nicknamed The Black Rats.

    “I’m delighted that this award will help to highlight the stories I was trying to tell about the wonderful work of the British Military, as well as the achievements of the young professional Afghans who are going to continue to take the country forward,” said Hal.

    “I’d also like to thank the BFBS team I was working without in Afghanistan, particularly Operations Managing Editor, Dusty Miller, who offered advice and guidance throughout.”

    During Operation Herrick 17, Hal was based at Camp Bastion, presenting a daily show from the BFBS studios. But towards the end of his deployment, he had the opportunity to go further afield on his ‘Black Rat Tour’.

    Accompanied by Major Laurence Roche, and Army Photographer Corporal Mike O’Neill, from 4th Mechanized Brigade, Hal travelled across Helmand Province and recorded hours of audio.

    As well as meeting members of local communities, he was able to gather material from British Forces operating out of the more remote bases.

    The controller of Forces Radio BFBS, Nicky Ness, said: “I'm delighted that The New York Radio Festival committee has rewarded Hal for this piece of work, and through it, that of HM Forces in Afghanistan. Once again, the quality of BFBS programming and its talented people shines on a world stage, recognising the audience we are all extremely proud to serve through our broadcasting activity.”

    This is Hal’s second New York radio Festival Award in as many years, as in 2013 he also won Silver with fellow broadcaster, Sim Courtie, in the Best Radio Personality Network/Syndicated category.

    • 31 min

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