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 July 26th
 
Could there be military intervention in Syria’s civil war
 
What are British troops doing in Somalia?
 
Are young soldiers getting the education they deserve?
 
And why sport is so important to the Army, Navy and RAF
 
 
PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee  
 
Professor Paul Rogers, Dept of Peace Studies at Bradford University
 
Jerome Starkey, The Times African correspondent
 
Richard Clarke, director of Child Soldiers
 
Major General Chris Elliot Director of The Army Sports Control Board
 
BFN reporter Jon Knighton on the Olympics and Forces British Forcse involvement
 
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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: Wk30_Sitrep_podcast_r2.mp3
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SITREP July 19th
 
Is it the beginning of the end for Syria’s President Assad & his regime?
 
In Afghanistan, PM David Cameron has a stern message for the Taliban
 
After the G4S fiasco just how secure are the London Olympics?
 
And find out the story behind the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of *Mirbat
 
(*PRO: Mur-bat)
 
 
 
PRESENTER:  Glen Mansell
 
STUDIO GUEST:  
BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee and the Director of The Royal United Services Institute: Professor Michael Clarke
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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: Wk29_Sitrep_podcast_r2.mp3
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SITREP July 12th
 
Is it asking too much for the Army to provide last minute Olympic security?
 
Why Mali in North Africa could be the new Afghanistan
 
Why reforming the House of Lords would be bad news for defending defence
 
And how the weather has helped us win and lose wars……..
 
PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau
 
STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee
 
Dr Martin Macauley from University College London on Mali & Afghanistan
 
Interviews
 
Col Richard Kemp, former commander in Afghanistan on troops providing Olympic security
 
International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell on Afghanistan
 
Admiral Lord West, former Sea Lord, on House of Lords reform
 
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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: Wk28_Sitrep_podcast_r2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:42pm UTC

SITREP July 5th

 

There are big changes ahead for the Army with the loss of some units and the merger of others

 

But will the new shape of the British Army be the right one to secure an uncertain future?

 

The Territorial Army will increase its numbers but can the reserves really provide the support that’s needed?

 

And what impact will the news have on families ?

 

Find out in a special edition of Sitrep, today on BFBS

 

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.

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

Interviews

 

General Sir Mike Jackson Tel

 

Col Richard Williams, former SAS Commander in Iraq and Afghanistan; and reserve forces  specialist

 

Doug Beattie (TA soldier):

 

From the Army Families Federation:  Catherine Spencier

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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: Wk27_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:18pm UTC