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.

Has NATO got its strategy right in the lead-up to the Chicago summit in May?

 

Why the Parliament's financial watchdog is highly critical of the soaring costs of the Carrier programme.

 

Will the Arctic Convoy veterans finally get the medal they’ve fought so long for?

 

And all you need to know about the 21 gun salute…..

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

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: Wk17_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
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SITREP trail April 19th

 

Financial help for the future of Afghanistan but will NATO countries be happy to foot the bill?

 

Why an expert on the region is saying the forecast for peace after 2014 is unpredictable.

 

How Operation Joint Warrior is helping to promote cooperation with our European allies

 

And some unusual tales from Falkland veterans…..

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

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.

 

Interviews:

 

Dr Michael Clarke, Director of RUSI, The Royal United Services Institute

 

British Forces News’  reporter James Hirst from Camp Bastion
 
British Forces News’  reporter Tim Cooper on Operation Joint Warrior
 
British Forces News’  reporter Charlotte Cross speaking to Falkland veterans.
Direct download: Wk16_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
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The head of Nato says Afghan handover is on track but Afghan’s security forces are still concerned about security post 2014

 

Will the Syrian ceasefire hold – and what happens next?

The invisible scars of PTSD - and is enough being done to help those who suffer?

Plus....the important strategic position the Ascension Islands hold

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

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.

 

Interviews:

 

Professor Neil Greenberg , Surgeon Captain Royal Navy &

Piers Bishop: from the charity Resolution Rebuilding Lives on Mental Health Issues

 

Jon Marks , Middle East analyst on the Syrian conflict and Iran’s nuclear ambition

 

British Forces News’  reporter Geoff Meade on the Ascension Islands
 
Direct download: Wk15_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
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The Government wants to hold secret court hearings, so,  is there a case for some types of evidence to be heard behind closed doors
 
It’s been a week of reminiscing in the Falkland Islands, but what are the feelings of the Islanders thirty years on?
 
How former servicemen are being trained to fight pirates off the coast of Somalia
 
And why the cost of surrender is a lucrative business……

 
PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau
 
STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee
 
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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: Wk14_Sitrep_podcast.mp3
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