BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee, who had worked on the radio station's Sitrep programme for 30 years as a presenter and a contributor, has died aged 79.
He maintained a strong connection to the sea and the Royal Navy during his life.
Christopher Lee ran away to sea at the age of 16 before attending university in his twenties.
He was a commander in the Royal Naval Reserve and became Captain of HMS Wildfire, based at Chatham.
Over his long career, he was the defence correspondent for the BBC and a Fellow in Contemporary History at Cambridge University.
He started to edit and present Sitrep in the 1990s, and was also a defence analyst for BFBS and Forces News.
Christopher Lee was also a prolific playwright, biographer and the writer behind the highly successful history series, 'This Sceptred Isle', on BBC Radio 4.