BAFF in the news (2011)

BAFF media appearances Feb-Dec 2011. For current page click here: BAFF in the news

Dec 2011

20 - A BAFF spokesman was interviewed on the BBC's 'Good Evening Wales' programme. With Sarah Dickens. More at this link: BAFF interview about the Military Covenant, pay and Mr Cameron's pre-Xmas visit to Afghanistan

15 - A BAFF representative was interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme about the Defence Committee's latest report The Armed Forces Covenant in Action? Part 1: Military Casualties.

Nov 2011

11 - BAFF Chairman Douglas Young gave an Armistice day interview for Radio WM (Birmingham).

10 - BAFF's Douglas Young took part as a guest contributor in a BBC Scotland discussion on whether there is "too much pressure" to wear a poppy.

Oct 2011

10 - On World Mental Health Day, BAFF Chairman Douglas Young was interviewed for BBC Radio Scotland about the new MoD campaign called "Don't bottle it up" to promote better awareness of mental health injuries, to encourage service-people to come forward if they are suffering a mental health problem.

Sep 2011

30 - BAFF spokesman Adrian Weale was interviewed on the BBC News Channel about today's Royal Navy redundancy notifications.

30 - Earlier, BAFF's Douglas Young was interviewed on (1) Radio 5 Live and (2) BBC Radio Scotland ahead of the RN tranche 1 redundancy notifications. Clips were also used in various news bulletins.

Any BAFF member or BAFF Military Supporter with views or questions about armed forces redundancy is welcome to get in touch with us using the contact formon the site. More to follow later in the day.

04 -British Armed Forces Federation spokesman Adrian Weale was quoted in a Sunday Telegraph exclusive about the Iraq Historic Allegations Team "asking service personnel to inform on one another".

02 - BAFF's Douglas Young was interviewed on BBC WM: Birmingham about the RN and Army Tranche 1 redundancy notifications.

01 - BAFF Executive Chairman D Young was interviewed on BBC Radio Wales about today's Navy and Army tranche 1 redundancy notifications.

01 - Also interviewed on BBC London 94.8fm about the same issue.

Aug 2011

11 - A BAFF spokesman was interviewed on BBC Radio Wales about a service bereavement/next of kin issue.

Later interviewed on BBC Wales television about the same issue.

08 - Douglas Young interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland News Drive programme about the following story -

08 - BAFF Executive Chairman Douglas Young quoted in BBC story - Soldier allegedly cut fingers off dead TalibanSoldier allegedly cut fingers off dead Taliban and in  GuardianGuardian, MailMail, IndependentIndependent, and other UK and foreign media.

July 2011

14 - BAFF mentioned in Somerset Guardian story - Somerset family of Iraq war hero fear their phones were hackedSomerset family of Iraq war hero fear their phones were hacked.

07 - More interviews by BAFF spokespeople A Weale and D Young in connection with the phone hacking allegations. Included BBC1 Breakfast, BBC Radio Wales, Sky News, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC World Service, STV, BBC News Channel.

06 - Douglas Young was quoted in the Daily Telegraph's lead story which revealed the allegation that bereaved service families might have been targeted in the phone hacking scandal:   Phone hacking: families of war dead 'targeted' by News of the WorldPhone hacking: families of war dead 'targeted' by News of the World. Young was also interviewed about this on Radio 5 live.

01 - BAFF's D Young was interviewed on BBC Radio Wales's Good Morning Wales programme about the Future Reserves 2020 (FR20) study which is due to be released shortly.

June 2011

14 - BAFF spokesman Adrian Weale was interviewed on Radio 4 Today programme and other media about Iraq Historic Allegations Team story.

13 -  Another BAFF milestone! ... a passing mention in tonight's (repeat) episode of BAFTA-winning sitcom Gary: Tank Commander.

13 - Speaking on the BBC Radio Scotland 'Good Morning Scotland' programme, with Stewart Nicol Chief Executive of the area's Chamber of Commerce, BAFF Chairman Douglas Young discussed speculation that Fort George near Inverness could close as an army barracks, as part of the defence basing changes due to be announced by the Defence Secretary by 19 July.

May 2011

14 - BAFF spokesman Adrian Weale was interviewed on a Sky News report about giving legal force to the Military Covenant. "It's time to marry up the reality with the aspiration", he said. A short internet version can be seen at Sky News: Military Covenant set to become law to protect rights of members of the Armed ForcesSky News: Military Covenant set to become law to protect rights of members of the Armed Forces.

Weale was also interviewed on the same subject for Channel 4 News.

09 - A BAFF spokesman was interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland about the announced implementation in full of the recommendations of the Boyce Review of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS).

April 2011

05 - A BAFF spokesman was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live, and later on BBC Radio Wales, about today's announcements concerning the first post-SDSR tranche of armed forces redundancies in the Royal Navy and the Army.

March 2011

09 - A BAFF spokesman was interviewed on Radio 5 Live about the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS).

03 - An article by the BAFF Executive Chairman was published on the Telegraph website - Troop cuts 'will affect front line morale'

02 - BAFF Executive Chairman Douglas Young was quoted in a Daily Telegraph report about the latest armed forces redundancy announcement.

February 2011

20 - BAFF spokesman Adrian Weale was quoted in Sunday Telegraph article about the Army facing "huge cuts" after withdrawal from Afghanistan:

15 - The BAFF Chairman was interviewed on the BBC's Good Morning Scotland programme about revelations that 38 Army warrant officers had been "sacked by email.

09 - Adrian Weale was interviewed about the Military Covenant and related matters for BBC Radio Wales.

07 - Douglas Young was interviewed on the BBC's Good Morning Wales programme ahead of the unveiling of plans by the Welsh Conservativesplans by the Welsh Conservatives to introduce a veterans' card for ex-armed forces personnel, offering free bus travel and NHS priority care.

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