Episode 21: Maj Gen Alastair Bruce
Our host, Harry Bucknall, talks to Major General Alastair Bruce, Sky News commentator, Governor of Edinburgh Castle, and the Army’s longest-serving General.
Episode 16: LCpl Corie Mapp
LCpl Corie Mapp talks about his Army career, the challenges he faced after becoming a double amputee and how sport helped him overcome his life changing injuries.
Episode 15: WO1 (AcSM) Colin Kirkwood
WO1 (AcSM) Colin Kirkwood talks about being selected for the prestigious position of Academy Sergeant Major at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), having joined the Army as a junior soldier aged 16.
Episode 13: General Sir Michael Rose
General Sir Michael Rose shares his recollections of commanding the SAS during the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege and his thoughts on the Army’s twenty years in Afghanistan.
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.