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Life in the Armed Forces

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Ever wondered what life might be like in the Armed Forces?

Find out just what the Royal Navy, RAF and British Army do to keep the country safe and secure!
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Daisy McDee’s dad is a Royal Engineer – a soldier in the British Army.  He’s been deployed abroad and Daisy’s struggling with some difficult feelings.  A chat with mum helps, as well as some good advice from Maisy, her imaginary friend. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Daisy McDee’s dad is a Royal Engineer – a soldier in the British Army.  He’s been deployed – that’s when a member of the armed forces is sent abroad to work. This leads to changes at home for Daisy.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Daisy McDee’s dad is a Royal Engineer – a soldier in the British Army.  Her family have had to move and Daisy’s starting her new school – but it’s not without a few challenges. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Daisy McDee’s dad is a Royal Engineer – a soldier in the British Army. Her family have had to move to Scotland because of his new posting.  It’s hard to start again and she confides in Maisy, her imaginary friend. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Daisy McDee’s dad is a Royal Engineer – a soldier in the British Army.  Daisy’s showing her new friend, Cara, around the base and talks about what its like to live there and some of the other places she’s lived.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Daisy McDee’s dad is a Royal Engineer – a soldier in the British Army.  Daisy has made a new friend whose dad is a window cleaner.  They talk about some of the differences – and similarities between their lives. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Daisy McDee’s dad is a Royal Engineer – a soldier in the British Army.  That means Daisy’s an Army Kid.  Being an Army Kid presents special challenges, but with her friend MAISY, Daisy finds a way. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode we look at how you can find out more about the Royal Navy right here in London. From historic ships like HMS Belfast to the historic Dockyards at Chatham. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Why We Have A Navy

Why We Have A Navy

2015-08-0305:58

In this episode we look at why we have a Navy – what’s the benefit to the country, and more specifically – to London? This means exploring some of their history including how the River Thames and Chatham Docks have played their part. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In The Army Cadets

In The Army Cadets

2015-07-3104:53

In this episode we look at the Army Cadets – a voluntary youth organisation which welcomes boys and girls and can give them a taste of Army Life with military themed activities as well as those involving and serving the community. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode, we find our more about the Chelsea Pensioners – veterans from our armed services who live in Chelsea and are known all over the world by their bright scarlet coats and tricorne hats. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode we find out more about a very distinguished group of soldiers – informally known as “Beefeaters” and famous for their ceremonial duties their uniforms are unchanged from Tudor Times. Although their uniforms are similar, we find out that Yeoman Warders and Yeoman of the Guard have very different roles. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Meet The Artillery

Meet The Artillery

2015-07-2305:12

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Life In The Air Cadets

Life In The Air Cadets

2015-07-2304:21

In this episode we learn about a third youth voluntary organisation attached to the Armed Forces (along with the Army Cadets and the Sea Cadets) – it’s the Air Cadets. With members aged between 12 and 20 the Cadets undertake fun activities that build confidence and give a taste of life in the RAF. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode, we learn more about the RAF – The Royal Air Force. The youngest of the three parts to our Armed Forces, the RAF has been at the forefront of modern warfare. We look at the benefits of an Air Force - being able to respond quickly, perform reconnaissance and their role in bombing during conflict. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The RAF In London

The RAF In London

2015-07-2306:14

In this episode, we check out where you can see the RAF in London. Not just in the skies but at a very famous RAF base – RAF Northolt. It is older than the RAF itself and has been the scene for many important events in our aviation history - including being the fore-runner to Heathrow Airport. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Life In The Sea Cadets

Life In The Sea Cadets

2015-07-2304:21

In this episode, we look at the Sea Cadets, a voluntary youth organisation which enables young people to get a taste of life in the Armed Forces with mixture of adventure and community-based activities that have a naval theme. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Meet The Cavalry

Meet The Cavalry

2015-07-2005:53

In this episode, we find out about the Household Cavalry which is made up of two very famous Regiments - the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals. Their military role is with armoured fighting vehicles, but their special Mounted Divisions ride horses – and so these soldiers must be highly skilled equestrians as well as elite soldiers See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Meet The Infantry

Meet The Infantry

2015-07-2004:53

In this episode, we find out more about the infantry – the foot soldiers of the British Army – and the role of Guards to protect the Monarch. We find out about the work they do, the uniforms they wear and the training they do to become a Guard. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Army In London

The Army In London

2015-07-2004:58

In this episode we look at how London is an important place for our Armed Services. It’s the main HQ for all the Army units, and the home for many barracks housing soldiers and their families. It’s also the location for some historic ceremonies. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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