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.

SITREP TRAIL 29 March
How much trust is there between British and Afghan forces following the shooting of two British soldiers and what can be done to help prevent another attack?
 
The Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond’s surprise visit to Afghanistan
 
What mistakes were made in the lead-up to the Argentine invasion of the Falklands Islands?
 
And the preparations of the Household Cavalry as they get ready for a busy schedule this summer.
 
 
 
PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau
 
STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee
Interviews with:
Major Mike Minor on training of Afghan recruits.
Major General Julian Thompson, commander 40 Brigade during the Falklands war.
British Forces News reporter James Hirst from Afghanistan.
 
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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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The outgoing ambassador to Afghanistan tells Sitrep how he thinks the exit strategy will work and what sort of future the country could have.

 

What does the latest Budget announcement mean to defence projects and how will it affect Service personnel’s’ pay packets?

 

How much support is Latin America giving Argentina over its claims to the Falklands?

 

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

Interviews with:

Sir William Patey – the UK’s ambassador to Afghanistan

 

BFBS News Geoff Meade on the Budget

 

Richard Ralph , former Governor of the Falkland Islands and ambassador to Peru

 

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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.

Direct download: wk12_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
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SITREP TRAIL 15 March

 

Why the PM Cameron and President Obama are determined to stick to the strategy in Afghanistan

 

Is enough being done to look after soldiers’ mental healthcare?

 

And why the future of the Joint Strike Fighter could be in jeopardy.

 

 

 

PRESENTER:  Glen Mansell

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

interviews with:

Surgeon Captain Morgan O’Connell, on Forces’ mental welfare

 

Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley, on the military relationship between the US and the Uk and the logistics of withdrawing from Afghanistan

 

Dr Eric Grove on the Joint Strike Fighter

 

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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.

Direct download: Wk11_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
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It’s been a tragic week for British Forces in Afghanistan but have the politicians got their strategy right?

 

Sitrep hears direct from Camp Bastion and get the opinion of a Warrior expert

 

And find out why next week’s summit between President Obama and PM Cameron is so important to the future of our Forces.

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

Interviews with:

 

Former foreign secretary  - David Miliband

 

British Forces News reporter from Camp Bastion -  James Hirst

 

Christopher Foss, Warrior Expert from Janes defence

 

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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.

Direct download: Wk10_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
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The RAF put Olympic security to the test

 

How the Koran burning has affected security in Afghanistan

And the new supply route British forces have secured in the region

 

As Britain closes it’s embassy in Syria, the UN step up efforts to pass a new resolution

 

We get an insight into what will happen at this weekend ‘s elections in Russia

 

And HMS Liverpool goes home to the Mersey to bid a final farewell

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

Interviews with:

Alexander Nekrassov (former advisor to the Kremlin) on Syria & this weekend’s Russian elections

BFBS Reporter Charlotte Cross on Olympic security

 

British  Forces News reporter James Hirst from Afghanistan on the continuing anger over the burning of the Koran.

 

British Forces News reporter Geoff Meade on HMS Liverpool’s farewell trip.

 

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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.

Direct download: wk9_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:46pm UTC