Last Sunday, military charity and media organisation BFBS celebrated International Women’s Day with an all-female presenter line-up and a series of inspirational interviews with women from the UK armed forces, across all its radio stations nationwide and around the world.
Six of BFBS Radio’s top female presenters from stations across its network took part in the all-female line-up, which – as well as playing fantastic music – showcased over 20 original stories of inspirational current and former servicewomen throughout the day.
The stories have been gathered over the past few months by all the BFBS radio teams, living and working alongside the forces community, across the UK and worldwide.
BFBS Presenter Amy Casey, who is part of the all-women line-up and also a reserve in the RAF said:
“International Women’s Day is an incredibly important initiative to shine a light not only on the women who have changed our world, but the women who continue to do so and the work that still needs to be done. “For BFBS it’s a fantastic opportunity for me and my female colleagues to come together and remind our audience of the amazing achievements of women across the armed forces community – and highlight both their contribution to their country and the incredible comradery and support they show each other.”Women such as, Air Marshal Sue Gray,
Director General of the Defence Safety Authority featured on the day alongside female pioneers including, the late Joy Lofthouse – an unsung hero who flew in the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) above the skies during the Second World War.
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