For 75 years there has been a place where the people who defend us, their families, and their communities, have had a voice.
It’s a place where the voice of the forces community has always been heard.
LISTEN: BFBS 75 - A Witness On History
BFBS was set up just 24 years after the world’s first-ever radio station. As the war took a turn towards potential victory, the voice of the British Armed Forces was heard for the first time across the airwaves of North Africa.
It would mark the first moments of a service that has grown, spread across the world, and connected the global forces community for 75 years.
But wherever it was, it was not only a vital part of everyday community life, it was also a witness to history in the making.
In this Original Forces Programme, Mike Howarth takes us on a journey that started in Algeria, saw world-changing events and everyday moments in far-flung communities of people who serve their country through good times and bad.