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Black Rat Tour - Hal Stewart - pt5

"Black Rat Tour" is a series of five one-hour programmes recorded in Afghanistan with personnel from the 4th Mechanized Brigade, nicknamed The Black Rats.

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BFBS Radio’s Hal Stewart was presented with a Silver trophy at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards ceremony in Manhattan for "Black Rat Tour", a series of five one-hour programmes recorded in Afghanistan with personnel from the 4th Mechanized Brigade, nicknamed The Black Rats. 

“I’m delighted that this award will help to highlight the stories I was trying to tell about the wonderful work of the British Military, as well as the achievements of the young professional Afghans who are going to continue to take the country forward,” said Hal. 

“I’d also like to thank the BFBS team I was working without in Afghanistan, particularly Operations Managing Editor, Dusty Miller, who offered advice and guidance throughout.” 

During Operation Herrick 17, Hal was based at Camp Bastion, presenting a daily show from the BFBS studios. But towards the end of his deployment, he had the opportunity to go further afield on his ‘Black Rat Tour’. 

Accompanied by Major Laurence Roche, and Army Photographer Corporal Mike O’Neill, from 4th Mechanized Brigade, Hal travelled across Helmand Province and recorded hours of audio. 

As well as meeting members of local communities, he was able to gather material from British Forces operating out of the more remote bases. 

The controller of Forces Radio BFBS, Nicky Ness, said: “I'm delighted that The New York Radio Festival committee has rewarded Hal for this piece of work, and through it, that of HM Forces in Afghanistan. Once again, the quality of BFBS programming and its talented people shines on a world stage, recognising the audience we are all extremely proud to serve through our broadcasting activity.” 

This is Hal’s second New York radio Festival Award in as many years, as in 2013 he also won Silver with fellow broadcaster, Sim Courtie, in the Best Radio Personality Network/Syndicated category.

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01/03/2020

BFBS Radio’s Hal Stewart was presented with a Silver trophy at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards ceremony in Manhattan for "Black Rat Tour", a series of five one-hour programmes recorded in Afghanistan with personnel from the 4th Mechanized Brigade, nicknamed The Black Rats. 

“I’m delighted that this award will help to highlight the stories I was trying to tell about the wonderful work of the British Military, as well as the achievements of the young professional Afghans who are going to continue to take the country forward,” said Hal. 

“I’d also like to thank the BFBS team I was working without in Afghanistan, particularly Operations Managing Editor, Dusty Miller, who offered advice and guidance throughout.” 

During Operation Herrick 17, Hal was based at Camp Bastion, presenting a daily show from the BFBS studios. But towards the end of his deployment, he had the opportunity to go further afield on his ‘Black Rat Tour’. 

Accompanied by Major Laurence Roche, and Army Photographer Corporal Mike O’Neill, from 4th Mechanized Brigade, Hal travelled across Helmand Province and recorded hours of audio. 

As well as meeting members of local communities, he was able to gather material from British Forces operating out of the more remote bases. 

The controller of Forces Radio BFBS, Nicky Ness, said: “I'm delighted that The New York Radio Festival committee has rewarded Hal for this piece of work, and through it, that of HM Forces in Afghanistan. Once again, the quality of BFBS programming and its talented people shines on a world stage, recognising the audience we are all extremely proud to serve through our broadcasting activity.” 

This is Hal’s second New York radio Festival Award in as many years, as in 2013 he also won Silver with fellow broadcaster, Sim Courtie, in the Best Radio Personality Network/Syndicated category.

01/03/2020

BFBS Radio’s Hal Stewart was presented with a Silver trophy at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards ceremony in Manhattan for "Black Rat Tour", a series of five one-hour programmes recorded in Afghanistan with personnel from the 4th Mechanized Brigade, nicknamed The Black Rats. 

“I’m delighted that this award will help to highlight the stories I was trying to tell about the wonderful work of the British Military, as well as the achievements of the young professional Afghans who are going to continue to take the country forward,” said Hal. 

“I’d also like to thank the BFBS team I was working without in Afghanistan, particularly Operations Managing Editor, Dusty Miller, who offered advice and guidance throughout.” 

During Operation Herrick 17, Hal was based at Camp Bastion, presenting a daily show from the BFBS studios. But towards the end of his deployment, he had the opportunity to go further afield on his ‘Black Rat Tour’. 

Accompanied by Major Laurence Roche, and Army Photographer Corporal Mike O’Neill, from 4th Mechanized Brigade, Hal travelled across Helmand Province and recorded hours of audio. 

As well as meeting members of local communities, he was able to gather material from British Forces operating out of the more remote bases. 

The controller of Forces Radio BFBS, Nicky Ness, said: “I'm delighted that The New York Radio Festival committee has rewarded Hal for this piece of work, and through it, that of HM Forces in Afghanistan. Once again, the quality of BFBS programming and its talented people shines on a world stage, recognising the audience we are all extremely proud to serve through our broadcasting activity.” 

This is Hal’s second New York radio Festival Award in as many years, as in 2013 he also won Silver with fellow broadcaster, Sim Courtie, in the Best Radio Personality Network/Syndicated category.

01/03/2020

BFBS Radio’s Hal Stewart was presented with a Silver trophy at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards ceremony in Manhattan for "Black Rat Tour", a series of five one-hour programmes recorded in Afghanistan with personnel from the 4th Mechanized Brigade, nicknamed The Black Rats.

01/03/2020

BFBS Radio’s Hal Stewart was presented with a Silver trophy at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards ceremony in Manhattan for "Black Rat Tour", a series of five one-hour programmes recorded in Afghanistan with personnel from the 4th Mechanized Brigade, nicknamed The Black Rats. 

“I’m delighted that this award will help to highlight the stories I was trying to tell about the wonderful work of the British Military, as well as the achievements of the young professional Afghans who are going to continue to take the country forward,” said Hal. 

“I’d also like to thank the BFBS team I was working without in Afghanistan, particularly Operations Managing Editor, Dusty Miller, who offered advice and guidance throughout.” 

During Operation Herrick 17, Hal was based at Camp Bastion, presenting a daily show from the BFBS studios. But towards the end of his deployment, he had the opportunity to go further afield on his ‘Black Rat Tour’. 

Accompanied by Major Laurence Roche, and Army Photographer Corporal Mike O’Neill, from 4th Mechanized Brigade, Hal travelled across Helmand Province and recorded hours of audio. 

As well as meeting members of local communities, he was able to gather material from British Forces operating out of the more remote bases. 

The controller of Forces Radio BFBS, Nicky Ness, said: “I'm delighted that The New York Radio Festival committee has rewarded Hal for this piece of work, and through it, that of HM Forces in Afghanistan. Once again, the quality of BFBS programming and its talented people shines on a world stage, recognising the audience we are all extremely proud to serve through our broadcasting activity.” 

This is Hal’s second New York radio Festival Award in as many years, as in 2013 he also won Silver with fellow broadcaster, Sim Courtie, in the Best Radio Personality Network/Syndicated category.