Military Life

What's Coming Up On BFBS This Week?

Battle of Britain, Gurkha dawn attack exercises and Building for Heroes

This week on BFBS we bring you personal testemonies from Battle of Britain veterans and keep you nourished with 'Take Away Tuesday' on the Big Show. 



Monday to Sunday 

All this week, BFBS Radio is commemorating 80 years since the Battle of Britain with first-hand accounts from veterans plus serving RAF personnel tell of the significance of the battle for them today and much more.

Monday to Friday

  • Totally Connected from 11.30am UKT

Serving members of the Royal Air Force talk about the moving stories and inspiring people from the Battle of Britain.

  • Tuesday from 3:30pm UKT

'Battle of Britain 80: Sound Stories'

BFBS Radio brings together rare archive recordings to tell the story behind the battle that saved Britain from invasion.

Eight decades after events that changed the course of the Second World War, you can hear a brand new Original Forces Programme, 'Battle of Britain 80: Sound Stories.'

Catch the repeat from 8.30pm UKT

  • From 6:30pm UKT

Join the Big Show for 'Take Away Tuesday', courtesy the Commando Chef. Former Royal Marine Mike Beaton joins Jay and Amy on Instagram Live to give us takeaway home recipes.  


  • From 6:30am UKT

On our UK DAB + Breakfast Show, Richard Hatch talks to the team at Building for Heroes as the charity announce the opening of a couple of new training centres.

  • From 6:30pm UKT

Sitrep: Award winning show looking at current affairs in the world of defence. Listen to the latest podcast here -  

Saturday and Sunday 

If you miss 'Battle of Britain 80: Sound Stories' don't worry, you can listen to it on Saturday from 1.30pm UKT and Sunday from 8.30pm and on our sister station BFBS Radio 2, Saturday from 10.30 am UKT.


This summer Army Cadet Ben Hall of Bovington Detachment set himself the challenge of sleeping in a replica WWII Anderson Shelter every night until he returned to school in September to raise money for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. So, how did he get on?

This outstanding young man is our Cadet of the Week on Access All Areas with Tim Humphries from 10am UKT.



It is one of the only corners of the British Army to be relatively unaffected by COVID-19. Forces News joined troops as they carried out urban warfare training at Catterick Garrison.


Tell us what you like and don't like about BFBS Radio and TV services and we'll put your name into a 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 Simmo Simpson in Middlesbrough who was our last prize draw winner. The next draw will take place in October.

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