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‘Good morning Afghanistan! Radio 1 Big Dawg’s shout out to our brave troops’

June 14, 2011

RAP DJ Tim Westwood admits he was humbled by Our Boys when he broadcast his Radio 1Xtra show live from a war zone. Earlier this month, the “Big Dawg” took his show to troops in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, for five days, writes Virginia Wheeler, Defence Correspondent for the Sun.

Here he explains why it was one of his best gigs.

‘Presenting my radio show for BBC Radio 1Xtra for a whole week from Camp Bastion with the British Forces Broadcasting Service was one of the best experiences I’ve had. The BFBS studio was built in a 20ft shipment container and was right next to the mess hall. During the show, troops would just drop in to do shout-outs for back home.

I was amazed how hard everyone worked doing an incredibly dangerous job. They all worked every day, with no days off. Morale felt high and there was a real buzz that we were there, but I think they would have preferred Fearne Cotton!’

To read the rest of Tim’s blog on The Sun’s website, click on the image below.

Tim Westwood in action in the BFBS studios at Camp Bastion. Click on the image to read Tim's blog on the Sun website.

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  1. June 15, 2011 04:00

    Hi all at Radio 1 and BFBS….thank you for such a morale booster…even without Fearne!…listened in all week and it was great to hear the upbeat messages back and forth….missed ours to everyone though???? so just because I did, will post it here…..’heid doon ‘n’ chin up’, you all have our unconditional support and if you need a pick-me-up in the mail, then log on to our secure parcel page at and we will get our team of coordinators onto the job. We are one of only three groups fully endorsed by MoD and BFPO to send welfare packages year-round, so get your requests in:0) The public support we are receiving on your behalf is tremendous, so help us pass that on to you out there.
    Take care…stay safe…..and see you home soon.
    Best Wishes All
    Agnes & All at SoSx.

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