BFBS Radio Sitrep
Sitrep is a unique current affairs radio programme produced by the British Forces News team with expert analysis of Defence and Foreign Affairs as our agenda. Presented by Kate Gerbeau and featuring our Forces News Defence Analyst Christopher Lee, Sitrep is the only place on radio where you'll find a comprehensive look back at the week's most significant events in Defence.

The Royal Navy is set to announce details of redundancies tomorrow...former First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Jonathon Band tells Sitrep how he thinks this will affect the Senior Service

What impact will redundancies have on morale?  The Navy Families Federation tell us what support systems are in place to help those affected

There’s been  job losses at BAe – but are we losing too much expertise from the defence industry/

Why the Labour Party claim they are the party for the military

And,  today would have been Admiral Nelson’s birthday –what would he make  of  today’s modern Forces?

 

 

PRESENTER:     Kate Gerbau

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee. 

 

INTERVIEWS WITH:

 

Former First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Jonathon Band, on redundancies in the Royal Navy

 

Kim Richardson, Chair of the Navy Families Association

 

British Forces News’ reporter James Hirst from the Labour Party conference

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The latest from Libya as anti-Gaddafi forces battle their way to Sirte
Two years ago former Ghurkhas won the right to stay in the UK, but is the infrastructure there to support them?
What the Libl Dem’s think about defence issues.
And why World War One still fascinates us after all these years
 
PRESENTER:     Matt Teale
 
STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee. 
 
INTERVIEWS WITH:
Alastair Leithead, BBC Correspondent en route to Sirte, Libya with the NTC troops.  The BBC’s correspondent in Kabul,, Bilal Sarwary
Gerald Howarth, Conservative MP for Aldershot, one area where former Gurkhas have settled.Peter Carroll, of the Justice For  Gurkhas Campaign
British Forces News’ reporter James Hirst from the Lib Dem Party conference.
British Forces News’ reporter Tim Cooper visits the  replica WW1 trenches used by the popular TV series, Downton Abbey

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How the UK is planning to help Libya get back on its feet

 After the siege in Kabul – how prepared are Afghan forces to take control of their country’s security?

 Why cyber security remains a global threat

 And what makes a hero, is it outstanding bravery or just a question of luck?

 PRESENTER:     Matt Teale

 STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee. 

 INTERVIEWS WITH:Oliver Miles the former ambassador to Libya

The BBC’s correspondent in Kabul,, Bilal Sarwary

Claire Yorke, co-author of the Chatham House report on Cyber security

Matt Croucher GC, author of The Royal British Legion  book 90 YEARS OF HEROES

(Published by Collins)

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The Baha Mousa Inquiry publishes its report but have conditions changed sufficiently to prevent this happening again?
 
Are former injured service personnel getting the special treatment they were promised in the Military Covenant
 
The legacy of 9/11 on America ten years on
 
And... find out why identifying the enemy could be increasingly difficult with the invention of an Invisibility Cloak
 

PRESENTER:     Matt Teale
STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee. 
INTERVIEWS WITH:
Gisela Stuart, MP, sits on the House of Commons Defence Select Committee, discusses injured service personnel
Simon Marks of Feature Story in Washington talking about the 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Mike Sweeney of BAE Systems on the invention of an Invisibility Cloak that could potentially disguise tanks

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SITREP trail 1 September

In an exclusive interview on Sitrep , the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, William Hague, speaks to Kate Gerbau about rebuilding  Libya, the wider Arab Spring and the future of Afghanistan.

Plus: As the Army & RAF find out the details of their redundancy programmes what impact will it have on morale and the future fighting capability of the Services?

PRESENTER:      Kate Gerbau

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee. 

INTERVIEWS WITH:

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, William Hague

Patrick Mercer,¸MP, & former British Army officer – discussing Army redundancies.

Dawn McCafferty from the RAF Families Federation on how morale will be affected by the redundancies

You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio 1 at 1830 (UK time).

Alternatively listen again on the website.

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