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What Can You Look Forward To On BFBS This Week?

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Best Of BFBS This Week

Have you completed the internet and seen everything streaming services have to offer?

Fear not, we're here to save the day.

Here's how BFBS is going to keep you entertained this week.




Mind Kind is a week-long series of podcasts, interviews, videos and case studies, and practical tips and information across BFBS platforms, culminating in an interactive Facebook Live panel session on Friday, July 3 at 1pm UK time.

It is being hosted by Nicky Ness, BFBS Director of Broadcasting & Entertainment, with a number of forces family members and experts taking part, including Glenn Haughton Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chiefs of Staff Committee, MoD and Helen Helliwell, Director of Armed Forces People Policy, MoD.

Mental Health – Do You Have A Story To Tell?

Tuesday - 6:30pm

Catch the latest edition of Team Talk from 6:30pm on Tuesday. This week the team explore some of the challenges forces families face. On the show, Verity reveals the secret to a happy relationship with your military spouse, and meet the force's child who overcame illness and bullying.

Prefer to listen to it as a podcast? We’ve got you ... Team Talk


Wednesday - from 4pm

Wednesday sees BFBS Forces Fit back for another week so it’s time to get your gym gear on. Former soldier, military cross award winner & Sunday Times Best Selling author Brian Wood will be joining the Big Show team for this weeks’ Forces Fit. Head over to the BFBS Radio Facebook page to get involved.




During the height of the COVID-19 lockdown, BFBS asked you and your kids to get creative in photography, arts & crafts, videography and written word/audio, as part of the Forces Voices competition.

All entries were judged by leaders in their field and there were some amazing and heartwarming entries, showcasing how resourceful and talented many of you have been during this difficult time.

Take a look and enjoy the entries at

You never know, they might also give you some more inspiration if you need any ideas on how to fill your time if you are not yet back at work or your kids are still off school.


Friday - from 4pm

Amy Casey and Jay James will be crowning even more lockdown legends on Friday’s Big Show. If you know someone who has gone the extra mile during the coronavirus pandemic then tell The Big Show. Every Friday they will be revealing another Lockdown Legend and chatting to them about why they have been nominated.

British Army veteran Douggie Morgan was crowned a legend for selflessly helping others around several communities in Scotland during this difficult time.

Tell us about your Lockdown Legend now at [email protected]



LISTEN AGAIN: For Queer And Country

Men and women who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-gender talk about their experiences while serving in the UK armed forces.

Some decided to keep their sexuality hidden, while others have come out.

Some talk about how they were forced to give up the job they loved because they were found out.  

This programme was originally broadcast in February 2019, for LGBTQ History Month.



Tell us what you like and don't like about BFBS Radio and TV services and we'll put your name into our quarterly draw for a chance to win £200 in Amazon vouchers. It doesn't take long to do and you can still complete one even if you've entered before.

Congrats to Doug from Sennelager who was our last prize draw winner. The next draw will take place in the first week of July 2020.

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The Royal Navy has continued to carry out basic training at HMS Raleigh during the coronavirus pandemic by following a number of measures.

The Navy said the base, which trains new recruits, has delivered essential training in line with advice from Public Health England.

Outdoors exercise, staggered meal times and small class sizes are just some of the measures that have been put in place.

WATCH: How Is The Royal Navy Training New Recruits While Social Distancing?

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