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.

 

Why military top brass say it's too early to judge whether the war in Afghanistan has been successful

 

The Government will appoint a chief coroner but what will it mean in practical terms to Service families?

 

Why Turkey is forging closer military ties with the UK

  

And there's growing unrest in Egypt  - so what happened to the Arab Spring?

 

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbau

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

Interviews with:

 

British Forces News reporter Geoff Meade in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.

 

BBC Correspondent Hugh Sykes, in Cairo, Egypt

 

Middle East analyst Jon Marks on the Arab Spring.

 

Kevin Shinkwin from the Royal British Legion on the role of the Chief Coroner

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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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Why Britain's top general in Afghanistan is happy with the progress so far.
 
The best way for politicians and the top brass to work out military strategy.
 
Why Cap Badges are an integral and honourable part of the British Army.
 
And what battles would make the Top 20 of Britain’s worst military disasters?
 
 
PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbau
 
STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee
 
Interviews with:
 
British Forces News reporter Geoff Meade talking to Lft Genearl James Bucknall on his time in Afghanistan.
 
Major General Mungo Melvin, talking about military strategy.
 
Julian Farrance from the Army Museum, discussing Cap Badges.

uthor John Withington talking about his new book 'Britain's 20 Worst Military Disaster

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SITREP TRAIL 10th November

It’s the end of an era as British troops in Germany prepare for a long march-out.

How worried should we be about Iran’s nuclear weapons programme?

After another fatal accident, just how essential are the Red Arrows?

And we hear how the soldiers in Afghanistan will be remembering their comrades both past and present this coming weekend

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PRESENTER

: Kate Gerbau

STUDIO GUESTS:

BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

Interviews with:

British Forces News reporter James Hirst

on the drawdown of British troops in Germany.

Hazhir Teimourian,

Middle Eastanalyst on Iran's nuclear weapon building programme.

Air Chief Marshall Sir Michael Graydon

discussing the role of the Red Arrows.

British Forces News reporter Geoff

Meade in Afghanistan on remembrance.
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Why the West feels so threatened by Iran…

 

Is the Government doing enough to counter the cyber security threat?  And find out how we can all help to police Cyber-Space.

 

How British Forces in Afghanistan have changed the mind set of one former Taliban commander to denounce violence

 

Plus, a very special celebration for the Royal British Legion

 

PRESENTER:  James Hirst

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

Interviews with:

 

Professor Michael Clarke, director of the Royal United Services Institute talking about the threat Iran poses and the findings of the RUSI survey on defence matters.

 

General Sir Graeme Lamb, former commander of Special Forces, on cyber security

 

British Forces News reporter Geoff Meade in Afghanistan. 

 

Lt General Sir John Kiszely, head of the Royal British Legion

 

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.

Direct download: Wk44_Sitrep_r2_pcst.mp3
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