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.

In Northern Ireland a symbolic handshake moves peace forward
 
After nearly 70 years the heroes of Bomber Command finally get their memorial
 
The concerns of Pakistan as Nato prepares for transition
 
And could Syria’s attack on a Turkish plane ignite the conflict
 
 
PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau
 
STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee
 
Interviews
 
Lord Ashdown on the significance of the Queen & Martin McGuiness shaking hands.
British Forces News reporter Rosie Laydon interviews Pakistan's High Commissioner Wajid Shamsul Hassan
Sky's Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsay on Syria
British Forces News reporter James Hirst and Annie Haresign on Bomber Command memorial
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You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio at 1830 (UK time)
Alternatively listen again on the website.

Direct download: Wk26_Sitrep_pt1_r2.mp3
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SITREP June 21st

 

Can diplomacy be the solution for Syria or would immunity for Assad be a better option?

 

Why is the Government investing in Trident when its future remains uncertain?

 

How the future equipment of the Army will determine the shape of the Armed Forces for years to come

 

What affect will the proposed changes bring to Forces’ pensions?

 

And find out why the Dalai Lama has been to Aldershot today…..

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

Interviews

Sir Andrew Green, former ambassador to Syria

 

Professor Eric Grove of Salford University on Trident

 

British Forces News reporter Will Inglis interviewing Major General Carew wilks, Director Land Equipment.

 

Major General John Moore-Bick, secretary general of the Forces Pension Society

 

British Forces News reporter Tim Cooper at Aldershot

 

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

Alternatively listen again on the website.

Direct download: Wk25_Sitrep_r2.mp3
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 It's 30 years today since British Forces liberated the Falkland Islands from Argentina.  In a special edition of Sitrep Kate Gerbeau and Matt Teale reflect on the conflict.  They’ll be speaking to the Governor of the Falkland Islands and the man who’s in charge of British Forces today. Plus, hear from the Royal Marine Commander who made victory possible. … And find out what will happen when the future of the Islands is discussed at the United Nations later on today 


PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee & Major General Julian Thompson

 

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

Alternatively listen again on the website.

Direct download: Wk24_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
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SITREP June 7th

 

The Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond tells Sitrep how future cuts will change the shape of the British Army

 

Are the US Drone strikes in Pakistan giving terrorists propaganda to recruit new members?

 

How British trained troops in  Sierra Leone are helping another war-torn African country

 

And the Ceremonial Director of the Diamond Jubilee procession shares his memories of the day and his hopes for future events.

 


PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

GUESTS:

Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond

Washington correspondent Simon Marks on the Drone attacks

BFBS News reporter Ali Gibson on Sierra Leone

Maj Andrew Chatburn, the Ceremonial Director in charge of the Diamond Jubilee procession

Capt Alex Owen form the Household Cavalry Mounted Regt which took part in the Diamond Jubilee procession


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

Alternatively listen again on the website.

Direct download: Wk23_Sitrep_r2_pocast.mp3
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