Sir Arthur Henderson, Secretary of State for Air visiting BFN Hamburg in 1947. Credit: Imperial War Museum

'70 Years Of BFBS' commemorates seven decades of the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) from humble origins in Algiers to the present day. 

Now known as Forces Radio BFBS, the British Forces Broadcasting Service was founded to lift morale and keep British Forces connected to their families in times of war, deployment and overseas posting.

We hear our history as told in the words of those who have broadcast on, and been affected by, its programmes.

Peter King and Bob Boyle check their discs from a bank of four turntables in 1946. Credit: Imperial War Museum
Peter King and Bob Boyle check their discs from a bank of four turntables in 1946

In the programme we hear the evident affection held for Forces Radio by former BFBS broadcasters including Sir Cliff Michelmore, Sarah Kennedy, Michael Aspel and the late, great, David Jacobs. 

70 Years Of BFBS highlights the special place we hold within the hearts and minds of our broadcasters, and the worldwide Forces community, past and present.

Pictures: Imperial War Museum