Love it or hate it, BFBS Radio have been providing a service to the Forces abroard for many many years. In the last few years we have even had the option of choosing between BFBS1; for the younger listener and BFBS2; for more news coverage in the morning and a wider veriety of music for the 'older' less 'chart orientated' listener. My only small complaint would have been the 'limited reception coverage' of BFBS2, but that was always explained by the difficulty of obtaining frequencies, and I accepted it as 'the way it was'. According to the new Sixth Sense (Feb 19 2009, page 10, Changes in the Air at BFBS Radio), things are going to be 'improved'. They are 'down sizeing' their overseas service losing some 30 posts in Germany, Cyprus and Gibraltar and adding a DAB service for audiences across the UK, intended to cover UK based servicemen, veterans and potential recruits. The serviceman abroard will get the BFBS1 service and instead of an alternative with BFBS2, will have the UK DAB service transmitted instead. As they will probably provide a very similar product, I can only assume that this is in effect a reduction in 'choice for the soldier'. I can see that having a connection to people at home is a good thing, why at the expense of the soldiers abroard? If in the UK you are in your car and don't want to listen to Radio 1, you have the choice of many others providing news, views or other music. We have BFBS2 and soon we won't even have that. Cost cutting and an attempt for a bigger audience across the UK, but is it at the expese of those who should be getting the service?