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Thursday, 6 May 2021

Tea & Medals - A New Podcast from Military Experts BFBS - Thursday 20th May



A new podcast from military experts BFBS

On the 20th May, military charity and media organisation BFBS will be releasing its latest fascinating podcast, Tea & Medals, available on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, YouTube and bfbs.com/podcasts.

Tea & Medals follows former soldier, and BFBS video producer, Darren Coventry as he talks to men and women who’ve received the UK’s highest military honours. They describe the captivating stories behind their acts of courage, bravery and valour.

We also hear from those who witnessed the incidents behind these honours, who tell the story from their perspective and paint a fascinating picture of the personalities involved. The tales are told in true military style, complete with customary armed forces humour, self-deprecation and a brew.

Episode one, titled Chris Balmforth MC, tells the story of Corporal Chris “Barney” Balmforth who was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery in Iraq. He tells how he fought off up to 10 heavily armed Iraqi terrorists and saved the lives of four of his comrades when his Land Rover was ambushed by rebels in Basra.

Darren Coventry was also there that day, serving with the Royal Military Police. He talks to Chris, his commanding officers and fellow soldiers who tell him what happened and why Chris’s incredible actions earned him the Military Cross.

For more information, please contact laura.mcturk@bfbs.com