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Victory Broadcasts

Ben Wilkes presents Victory Broadcasts

Ben Wilkes presents Victory Broadcasts

Wednesday and Saturday Alternate Weeks

Time Zone: GMT 24 Hour Clock 
Show Start Time GMT: 02:00 - 11:00 - 18:00
Show Duration: 60 Minutes

About Ben Wilkes

Ben was born in West Bromwich exactly eleven years after D Day and it may be that obscure connection that has led to a love of the 1940s

Moving to Staffordshire as a young lad he joined Staffordshire Police in 1973 and spent 29 years in various roles.

Following retirement in 2002, he increased his involvement in animal welfare and is now a Trustee of Border Collie Trust GB, living onsite at their rescue center and involved in the day to day management.

He is also a keen motorcyclist and a member of The National Escort Group providing support to cycle races and events across the UK and has worked on the prestigious Tour Of Britain.

Several years ago he and his wife, Sue, visited Whitby for a weekend away.

It just so happened it was the North Yorkshire Moors Railway War Weekend and they were quickly hooked into the world of re-enactment, although it took a while to decide on how they could be more involved.

The chance discovery of a vintage police uniform on a popular online auction website was his first step into a whole new world and became the inspiration of a series of characters known as The Great Uncles.

Ben recently became chair of Spirit of The Homefront, a re-enactment group providing displays of life in The Homefront during WW II. Ben can now often be found chauffeuring the various Great Uncles to events across the UK.

A great appreciation of music from the era has developed from a general love of all genres of music and his collection of 30s, 40’ and some 50’s music grows weekly!

His shows have a variety of recordings from the era and may often feature a theme to discover throughout the show.


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