Lal Shahi BFBS Gurkha

Former Gurkha Lal aims for maximum audience participation from soldiers and their families: "With operational deployments in mind it's important that we give our audience the very best service to keep in touch with their friends and families."

After a rollercoaster two-and-a-half years in Nepal, Lal enjoyed a time in 'peaceful' Brunei but is now in the UK in "sunny" Folkstone

Having reviewed the Gurkha Service programming and coped with a major changeover of staff, Lal is now thoroughly enjoying taking part in the wider Garrison Community.

A novice golfer, he says he enjoys playing with a full handicap. "Unlike the mad dogs and my English colleagues," he jokes, "I am afraid of going out in the midday sun!"