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.

Why there’s going to be more cuts to the defence budget
 
Who are the different rebel groups  in Syria and what do they want?
 
Now the banks are open – what does the future hold for Cyprus, and could it happen here in the UK?
 
And, It’s the end of an era for the military’s Search and Rescue.
 
 PRESENTER:  Kate GerbeauSTUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
Professor Rosemary Hollis, professor of Middle East policy studies at City University discussing Syria.
 
Forces News’ reporter Tim Cooper reporting on the financial crisis in Cyprus.
 
Forces News’ reporter Julie Knox on the Search & Rescue team
 
You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio at 1830 (UK time)
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Ten years since the invasion of Iraq Sitrep reflects on the anniversary and speaks to former Prime Minister Tony Blair and Colonel Tim Collins, who led his men into Iraq.
 
Plus, the man dubbed the ‘Vicar of Baghdad’ who initially supported the war explains why he’s now changed his mind
 
The latest from Cyprus where the financial crisis continues
 
And find out what the new Chief of the Defence Staff has in his in-tray
 
 PRESENTER:  Kate GerbeauSTUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
Colonel Tim Collins, who commanded the 1st Batallion, Royal Irish Regiment during the Iraq war in 2003
 
Canon of Baghdad Andrew White, dubbed the ‘Vicar of Baghdad’, he runs a Christian church in Baghdad.
 
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
 
Forces News’ reporter Carla Prater from Cyprus discussing the financial crisis and its affects on British Forces over there.
 
You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio at 1830 (UK time)
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Two years on & the Syrian conflict is ongoing – is there anything the international community can do end hostilities?

 

Concerns what an Independent Scotland will mean for defence…

 

How serious are North Korea’s threats to use nuclear weapons

 

How advances in frontline trauma care benefit not only the armed forces but also the NHS

 

And, find out what the new Pope thinks about the Falklands Islands……..

 

PRESENTERKate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

Sir Andrew Green, former ambassador to Syria

Andrea Berger, an expert on nuclear issues at the Royal United Services
Institute,

British Forces News reporter Fiona Weir reporting from the hospital at Camp Bastion.

Surgeon Commodore Alasdair Walker, Medical Director at Joint Medical Command

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

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This week……

How the Army’s move from Germany will impact on local services in the UK

How Britain is helping the Syrian rebels

Why the Falkland Islanders will show a united front this weekend

And find out who’s in line to be the next Chief of the Defence Staff?

 

 

PRESENTERKate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee and Professor Michael Clarke from the Royal United Services Institute

 

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

British Forces News reporter Ali Gibson speaks to Maj Gen John Henderson about drawdown in Germany

British Forces News reporter Rosie Laydon reporting from the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps HQ.

British Forces News reporter Cath Brazier reports from the Falkland Islands on the forthcoming referendum.

 

 

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

 

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