Tune into General Talk, a monthly podcast by ABF The Soldiers' Charity.
Featuring leading figures from the worlds of defence, politics and current affairs, General Talk explores the changing role of the military in the modern world. Hosted by Harry Bucknall.
Episode 12: General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith
Episode 11: Nick Bashall
Episode 10: Clare Balding
Leading broadcaster Clare Balding speaks openly on topics spanning her presenting career; the strong link between the Armed Forces and sport; and how animals can bring strong mental health benefits.
Episode 8: John Simpson
Leading broadcaster and BBC’s World Affairs Editor John Simpson speaks to Simon McCoy about his wide-ranging experiences at key events in history in this episode of General Talk.
Episode 7: General The Lord Richards
General The Lord Richards discusses the citizenship rights of Commonwealth soldiers, stating that to “ask servicemen and women to pay for the privilege to live in the country they fought for or were prepared to defend is absolutely out of order.”
Episode 5: Women in the Army
Women have served in the Army since 1902, but were not able to take on frontline roles until 2016. In this episode, we speak to two Guardsmen, Rhian Morgan and Yasmin Williams, who joined the First Battalion The Welsh Guards in 2020.
Episode 2: Robin Bacon
Episode 1: General Sir Mike Jackson
One of the best known British generals of modern times, General Sir Mike Jackson led British forces in Iraq, UN forces in Kosovo and peacekeeping missions in Bosnia. Hear him talk Kosovo, James Blunt, comradeship and gardening.