British Forces Broadcasting Service - coverage

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  1. new one on me Guv

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  2. Yes - glad somebody tells the right story

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  3. No - patsies for whoever is in charge - like Soldier magazine.

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  4. I would rather watch paint dry

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  5. Blimey - thought theyd gone the way of 3 Shock army !

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  6. Huzza for Rosie and Izzy Bee !

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  1. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Some recent BFBS coverage of the Medfac in Camp Bastion

    and two reports , one on Headley Court and one on Selly Oak , by the fragrant Rosie Laydon:

    Headley Court -

    Selly Oak -

    For those who may not be familiar, BFBS is the in-house broadcaster, seen (if not watched) widely in Germany,Falklands,Gib etc. It is also apparentely available by satellite link to the guys and gals on Ops in Iraq and AFG.

    NOTE: BFBS 'live streams' its material....which causes problems for users on the RLI. So, DII users, etc You may need an EXTERNAL PC to view.

    Chin chin what ?

    Lee Shaver
  2. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Poor blokes, let them listen to Radio 1 or something- they have suffered enough.
  3. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    I know you've voted in the poll...did you watch the clips?

    No? For shame then - cos they are WORTH seeing.

    Le Chevre
  4. Surely someone remembers the Mark Page Show? BFBS at its finest!
  5. Awful modern rubbish. Richard Nankeville was far, far better.

    BFBS puts out some good stuff. BFBS Radio 1 is not generally amongst it.
  6. Who hell he?
  7. Nankers was one of the BFBS DJs in Germany in the early eighties.
  8. From Monday the 4th December, BFBS radio 1 will be broadcasting on Sky digital channel 0184. Always preferred Glen Mansell on the morning show myself
  9. I remember uncle Bill Mitchell and 'tales of Big Wood' in the 1960s being broadcast on BFBS Cologne.

    Still have the recording of the BFBS coverage of the Queen's Birthday Parade by units of Berlin Infantry Brigade who paraded before her on the Maifeld when she visited Berlin in 1977. That was the parade in which Commander Berlin Infantry Brigade gave the entire parade the wrong word of command and not a single man moved!

    Happy days!
  10. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Nakers-old horse, of course!
  11. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    < sigh> all the nostalgia from former BAOR 'speed bumps' apart folks....what did you think of the coverage BFBS have given ?

    > Curate's Egg ? ( Good in Parts)

    > Half Term Report ? ( Must Try Harder)

    > Bravo Zulu ? ( Fair Go)

    Personally, I rather hope they have sold the short AFG piece to one of the Terrestrial channels and we will see on BBC /Channel Four News.

    Breath, holding........not. :roll:

    Lee Shaver
  12. Oh, those lasted until the early 1980s. In fact, about then the local Topo Sqn produced an A4 colour map of Big Wood, with all of the landmarks.

    Unfortunately, shortly afterwards, there was a "stramash", shall we say (details omitted in case my failing memory leads me to say something actionable) and "Uncle Bill" had a rapid parting of the ways with BFBS...

    ...and the Topo Sqn was stuck with maps that no-one was going to use again.
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    Bumbling Fumbling Broadcasting Service with television. What is the world comming to ??
  14. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    It was pony in the 80-90's and its still pony in the 2000's.
  15. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    .....and you still haven't looked at the links, have you Sarge ?