I Love Berlin

Take part in our new competition throughout October which involves you naming a famous bear.


We've teamed up with Sennelager’s Land Rover Jaguar dealer Grant and Green to offer you the incredible prize of a luxury weekend in the German Capital for two staying in a suite with a “hearty breakfast” at the legendary 5-star Hotel Adlon Kempinski situated in the heart of Berlin.

Hotel Adlon Kempinski
5 Star Accommodation

Drive there in style in a luxury car, fuel included, which will be provided for the weekend.

Not only that but Grant and Green are giving you 500 Euro spending money to make the weekend extra special at the Berlin Christmas Markets.

Luxury Car

To register to take part, email your name and daytime telephone number to winbig@bfbs.com

Can you guess the name of the famous bear before our countdown runs out?

If you can you will go into the big draw at the end of the month.

Junior Suite Unter den Linden
5 Star Luxury Suite

Please ensure that you have included the telephone number (mobile or landline) which we can use to contact you weekdays between 8am and 5pm, along with your name, rank (where applicable) and location.

BFBS Germany ‘Operation Berlin Bear’ competition

Supplementary Rules


Dates & Summary of Competition:


‘Operation Berlin Bear’ will begin on the Forces Radio BFBS Germany Breakfast show on Monday 8th October 2018 and end with a prize draw on-air on Friday 2nd November 2018. 

‘Operation Berlin Bear’ will run on the Forces Radio BFBS Germany Breakfast and Afternoon shows between 8 and 9am and between 3 and 4pm weekdays. BFBS Radio reserves the right to include extra rounds of the competition in other shows during its run or to amend the dates or times that the competition is played.

To register to take part, e-mail your name and daytime telephone number to winbig@bfbs.com  On-air callers will be given one Bear clue and will then be played a countdown from ten down to one with a sound siren signalling zero. The caller’s task will be to identify the bear correctly from the clue given before the countdown ends. The correct answer will see the caller entered into a randomised draw which will take place on Friday 2nd November 2018

Only one guess at the answer per call and we have to take your FIRST ANSWER only.

 The Prize

The winner will receive: 

  • A luxury weekend for two adults at the 5-Star Adlon Kempinski Hotel, near the Brandenberg Gate, Berlin, staying in a junior suite.  Breakfast is included. The weekend offered is specifically Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December. There are no alternative dates offered the prize must be taken on the given dates and there is no cash alternative.
  • €500 spending money.
  • Grant & Green of Sennelager will provide use of either a Landrover or Jaguar vehicle to drive themselves to and from Hamburg.  Comprehensive insurance and a full tank of fuel is included. Actual vehicle (Jaguar or Land Rover subject to availability).  

The dates are not transferable.


The prize is donated as a package by Grant & Green Ltd in Sennelager.


There is only one prize on offer in this competition. There is no cash alternative to the prize package.


Please note, the prize does not include the following, and any associated costs are the responsibility of the winner: 

  • Travel costs to/from BFBS Sennelager;
  • Use of the hotels facilities which require payment including i.e. parking, spa treatments, meals not listed prize, mini-bar and other chargeable room services.  

The Eligibility Criteria


In order to claim the prize, the winner must: 

  • Hold a current MOD ID card, or equivalent for dependants or MOD UK contractors/civilians and base at one of the UK military bases in Belgium, Germany or the Netherlands;
  • Be over 18 years of age, eligible to drive tax free vehicles and be in possession of a valid driving licence; and
  • Be available to collect the vehicle from Forces Radio, BFBS studios, Sennelager on the Friday 30th November 2018 and it must be returned no later than the Monday 3rd December 2018.  Actual pick up/drop off times will be agreed with the winner. 

Note: The winner will be asked to provide proof of ID and driving licence before the prize can be taken.  


How to Enter


To enter the competition, BFBS Germany listeners must email winbig@bfbs.com to register IN ADVANCE.  Please include your name, place of work and a day-time telephone number which we can contact you on.  You only need to register once and you will be in with a chance of being selected at random each day the competition takes place.


The Competition Rules


Callers need to register IN ADVANCE by e-mailing their name and daytime telephone number to winbig@bfbs.com During Forces Radio BFBS Germany shows between 8am, Monday 8th October and 4pm, Friday 2nd November, the on-air presenter will use an online Random Number Generator to pick an entrant.  The radio presenter will contact the individual whose name is drawn. The call will then be transferred live on-air (individuals are reminded not to swear or use other inappropriate language).   


Note:  If a person does not answer their telephone when they are contacted, they will miss the opportunity to take part at that time (and another name will be drawn as above); however, their name will remain in the draw and there is a possibility they may be drawn again.  As the draw is random, there is the possibility that a person may be contacted and invited to take part on more than one occasion.    Once a caller is live on-air, they will be given one bear clue and will then be played a countdown from ten down to one with a sound siren signalling zero. The caller’s task will be to identify the bear correctly from the clue given before the countdown. If they gave a wrong or partially incorrect answer they will NOT be put into the draw. Only the first answer given will be taken.


All callers who correctly identify the bear will be entered into the end of month prize draw for the big prize.


Any caller who fails to correctly identify bear will not be put forward into the end-of-month draw, but their name will remain on the entrants list and they may be called again (if chosen by the random number generator).


After the last round of ‘Operation Berlin Bear’ is played on Friday 2nd November, the on-air presenter will use the online Random Number Generator to pick one overall winner from all the successful candidates who have correctly answered during the month. That one person will be the ‘Operation Berlin Bear’ winner and will enjoy the prize as detailed above. 


By taking part in this competition you accept these terms and conditions and, if you win, you agree to take part in interviews and for your name and image to be used by Forces Radio BFBS as well as Grant & Green Ltd for promotional material which may be broadcast or published on digital and social media platforms.  The exact details of this will be arranged with the winner and will include (but not be limited to) photos, video & interview with BFBS on collection of the vehicle and potentially afterwards when returning the vehicle.

Personal Data

The personal data in your email (e.g. email address, name and address) will not be shared with 3rd parties, with the exception of the winner who will be required to provide details to the Grant & Green Ltd for the purpose of arranging vehicle insurance, and the hotel for the purpose of checking in.  You should visit these organisations web sites to view their privacy policies.


Personal information received by BFBS will be kept for no more than three calendar months and will then be deleted. We may contact you by email, before the data is deleted, to invite you to take part in the BFBS satisfaction survey.


Note:  These supplementary rules should be read in conjunction with BFBS standard Competition Terms and Conditions and Privacy policy


Good luck!