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.

 

Syria edges closer to civil war but what can the international community do about it?

 

There's a stark warning about the Taliban's plans during Nato's exit from Afghanistan.

 

Why Russia objects to Nato's missile defence

 

And the Queen celebrates 60 years as head of the armed forces.

 


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.

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What measures are being taken to prevent Iran extending its nuclear programme?

 

What happened at the Nato Summit and how it will affect the future of British Forces

 

Why Amnesty International has condemned the UN in it’s report.

 

Memories from Royal Marines & Paratroopers as they return to the Falklands to remember 1982 & landing day

 

And never mind the singing – find out why the Eurovision song contests is all about the politics

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

INTERVIEWS

Professor Paul Rogers, Dept of Peace Studies at Bradford University discussing Iran/Afghanistan/Amnesty & Egyptian elections

BFBS Reporter James Hirst on the Nato Summit

BFBS Reporter Charlotte Cross in the Falkland Islands

Dr Karen Fricker, on the geo-politics of the Eurovision Song Contest

 

 

 

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: Wk21_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
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SITREP Trail May 17th
 
What’s on Nato’s agenda as it prepares for the Chicago Summit next week?
 
General Mladic is on trial at the Haig for war crimes – but what measures are in place to prevent another atrocity happening & can anyone ever escape war crimes?
 
How depth therapy is helping the rehabilitation of injured servicemen
 
And the forgotten Battles of Scotland – why should they be remembered?
 
 
PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee
 
INTERVIEWS
 
Sir Malcolm Rifkind previewing the Nato summit in Chicago next week, & discussing European financial crisis and war crimes.
 
Forces News reporter James Hirst on  Nato's forthcoming summit
 
Colonel Bob Stewart on war crimes
 
Forces News reporter Fiona Weir on depth therapy for servicemen
 
Dr Tony Pollard of Glasgow Univesity on Scotland's forgotten battles.
 
 
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: Wk20_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
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SITREP Trail May 10th

 

There's been a U-turn over which planes to use on the Carriers - but is it the right decision?

 

Why there's anger in Scotland over plans to lose some historic regimental names

 

Why France's new President-elect wants to speed up the withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan.

 

And the new memorial to Bomber Command is nearing completion - but why has it taken so long?

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

INTERVIEWS

The Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond on the Carriers

 

The Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Jim Murphy, on Carriers and proposed cuts to Scottish regiments.

 

BBC's Paris correspondent, Hugh Schofield, discussing the new President elect

 

 

 

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: Wk19_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
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It’s been a year since Osama bin Laden was killed – but has his death weakened Al Qaeda?

 Sitrep gains unique access to Nato’s Maritime Operations centre in Naples.

 

Find out how the Defence industry is weathering the financial crisis…..

 

And Olympic security is put through its final tests

  

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

INTERVIEWS

From Camp Bastion British Forces News’ reporter Simon Newton

 

BFN reporter Geoff Meade discusses his visit to  Nato’s Maritime Operations centre in Naples

 

British Forces News’  Will Inglis reports on

 

British Forces News’ reporter James Banks reports from the latest Olympic military security exercise

  

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: Wk18_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
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