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LBM Audible #4: RAF Airman on Blogging from the Frontline

May 08, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

LBM Audible bloggers podcast It’s time for another episode of LBM Audible, the podcast for London’s blogging community. Episode number 4 no less.

In this episode Bernie and I talk to Alex Ford, the author behind the popular RAF Airman blog and tweet stream.

Alex talks about his experiences as an RAF airman. How he’s been opening up life in the forces for all to read and enjoy, with the support of the MOD too.

And enjoy we have been doing. Alex shares some highly entertaining stories from his time in the RAF and since as he readjusts to life in civvy street. What was it like in Afghanistan, how has he been dealing with depression, working with the SAS, the list goes on. He covers so much in this podcast that it’s worth listening to twice. For example did you know a hand grenade pouch is the perfect size for storing a camera?

There’s no doubt had time allowed Bernie and I would have enjoyed talking to Alex for another couple of hours. Whether he would have enjoyed talking to us is of course another matter.

Thanks for sharing Alex. We truly enjoyed talking to you. 

You can listen to the podcast here:

You can find Alex online here:

RAF Airman blog
Alex on twitter

Recommended reading:

Lisa Lynch’s ‘Alright Tit’ blog:

Important: this blog will make you cry and that’s OK. Don’t let that stop you reading it, just be ready with a box of tissues. It is worth every tear.

For help and support on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) contact:

Combat Stress
0800 138 1619

SSAFA Forces Help
0800 731 4880 – UK
0800 182 7395 – Germany
800 91065 – Cyprus
# 6111 – Falkland Islands
+44 (0)1980 630854 – Rest of World

Other Helplines:
Royal British Legion: 08457 725 725
Samaritans: 0845 90 90 90


For more information on the London Bloggers Meetup and to register for forthcoming events visit:

You can connect with Andy Bargery here:

On twitter
His b2b marketing blog

And you can connect with Bernie Mitchell here:

On twitter
His blog


Andy has been blogging since 2006 and has written about everything from great places to eat out for under a fiver, to tourist hot spots in London and his experiences in b2b marketing. He has run the London Bloggers Meetup since 2007 too.

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