The Blighty Thank God podcast has now been downloaded well over 900 times, helped by news feature stories in local news media in both the North and South of the UK.
Patrick Gouldsbrough of the Northern Echo ran a story quoting podcast producer Neil Chapman.
“‘Blighty Thank God’ is a tribute to all the reluctant warriors who served during World War 2,” said Neil.
“In my research, I came across many people looking for information about their relatives who served during WW2. I was lucky to have my father’s diary and logbook.
“I hope I can inspire others to dig deeper into the experiences of their relatives using some of the available resources I discovered and to understand the tremendous courage they displayed going through the war.”
My Local News, which covers the Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Kings Langley areas north of London, also carried a news story on the podcast. Thanks to journalist Panayiota Demosthenous, the author of the piece.
Neil has also been in demand on local radio, and before Armistice Day he spoke to BBC Radio Tees and BBC Radio Merseyside about the podcast. You can hear his interview on this site.