BFBS Gurkha Radio




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    BFBS Gurkha Radio exists to connect the British Forces community. That’s all three services: Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.

    BFBS Gurkha Radio operate in more than 20 countries around the world and now, in a major expansion of service, at home, on DAB Digital Radio across Great Britain. BFBS Gurkha Radio was founded in August 27, 1996.

    The British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides radio and television programmes for Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, and their dependents worldwide. Editorial control is independent of the Ministry of Defence and the armed forces themselves.

    It was established by the British War Office (now the Ministry of Defence) in 1943. In 1944, it was managed by Gale Pedrick.

    Originally known as the Forces Broadcasting Service (FBS), it was initially under the control of the British Army Welfare Service, with its first effort, the Middle East Broadcasting Unit, with its headquarters in Cairo.

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    Before and after end of the Second World War, various radio stations were set up, some using the FBS name, others using the name British Forces Network (BFN), but by the early 1960s, these had all adopted the BFBS name.

    Since the 1980s, BFBS has formed part of the Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC), a registered charity, which is also responsible for the British Defence Film Library, SSVC Cinemas, and Combined Services Entertainment, providing entertainment for HM Forces around the world. BFBS does not carry commercial advertising.

    BFBS Radio’s three stations broadcast on a combination of local FM and AM analogue frequencies, via live streaming at bfbs.com/listen, on Sky Channel 0211, Freesat Channel 786, and since April 2009 on DAB Digital Radio in the UK.

    The Forces Station BFBS – Contemporary music and Forces Community Radio
    BFBS Radio 2 – popular music, news, current affairs and sport
    BFBS Gurkha Radio – programming for Gurkhas

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