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.

Is the detention centre in Camp Bastion Britain’s Guantanamo Bay?
 
How will the lifting of the EU arms embargo affect the Syrian conflict?
 
Will the MoD meet the Treasury’s demands for cuts to the defence budget?
 
Plus,  Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, comes to life in  a new museum in Portsmouth
 
And …discover which toys were influenced by war over the last 200 years
 
 
PRESENTER: CLAIRE SADLER standing in for Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
BFBS Reporter Will Inglis reporting from Camp Bastion on the suspected Afghan insurgents.
 
International Affairs analyst Martin McCauley from university College London discusses the Camp Bastion detainees and the Syrian conflict.
 
BFBS Reporter Liz Mullen on defence cuts to the MoD police
 
BFBS reporter Tim Cooper visits the new Mary Rose Museum
 
V&A’s Museum of Childhood, curator Sarah Wood discusses the museum’s “War Games” exhibition
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You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and at 1830 (UK time) on BFBS (via webb, App & DAB in the UK and on FM in Scotland, Colchester, Salisbury Plain, Aldershot, Catterick & Blandford Forum)
 
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After a British soldier was killed in Woolwich – today’s Sitrep programme analyses the terror threat ….were they lone operators or part of a more sinister group -  and what does this mean for our Service men and women?
 
 
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
PM David Cameron speaks to BFBS Reporter Claire Sadler
 
Admiral Lord West, former minister for security and counter-terrorism
 
Professor Michael Clarke, Director General of the Royal United Services Institute
 
 
You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and at 1830 (UK time) on BFBS (via webb, App & DAB in the UK and on FM in Scotland, Colchester, Salisbury Plain, Aldershot, Catterick & Blandford Forum)
 
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How longer tours of duty in theatre may be beneficial.
 
If the UK left the EU what impact would it have on defence?
 
Discover what it takes to be a great foreign secretary.
 
What’s behind the spy story in Moscow?
 
And a special report from Colorado Springs on the Warrior Games
 
 
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
 Major General Patrick Sanders, the Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Operations), talks about extended tours of duty
 
Alexander Nekrassov, former Kremlin advisor on spies.
Jonathan Powell, who was Tony Blair’s Chief of Staff, discussing foreign secretaries
The BBC’s political correspondent, Rob Watson on EU & defence
BFBS reporter Tim Cooper reporting from the Warrior Games in the US.
You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and at 1830 (UK time) on BFBS (via webb, App & DAB in the UK and on FM in Scotland, Colchester, Salisbury Plain, Aldershot, Catterick & Blandford Forum)
 
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Why the Defence Reform Bill plans to change the way military equipment is bought

 

Securing Somalia – the country’s top soldier talks about building his army from scratch.

 

Could drones spell the end for those magnificent men in their flying machines?

 

The mother of one of the four soldiers who died at the Deepcut Army barracks tells us why she’s pushing for a public inquiry.

 

And the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic – why it was the longest continuous military campaign of the Second World War.

 

 

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS 

James Blitz, Defence and Security Editor at the Financial Times discusses the Defence Reform Bill 

 

BFBS reporter Laura Hawkins meets General Dahir Adan Elmi, Commander-in-chief of the Somali National Army

 

Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for military aerospace at the international Institute for Strategic Studies discusses the increased use of drones.

 

Yvonne Collinson Heath author of a new book "A Mother's War: One Woman's Fight for the Truth Behind Her Son's Death at Deepcut” which is published today…

 

You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and at 1830 (UK time) on BFBS (via webb, App & DAB in the UK and on FM in Scotland, Colchester, Salisbury Plain, Aldershot, Catterick & Blandford Forum)

 

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Ten years on how influential are the Taliban in Afghanistan?

 

Why Camp Delta in Guantanomo is giving President Obama a headache

 

How the battle lines are being drawn in cyber space

 

And UK veterans land in South Korea with war memories on their mind. 

  

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS 

 

 

BFBS Reporter James Hirst reports from Camp Bastion

 

Middle East analyst Hazhir Teimourian comments on the Taliban’s spring offensive & Al Qaida’s influence

 

Cyber specialist David Livingstone on cyber security.

 

BFBS Reporter Fiona Weir reports from South Korea on a new war memorial dedicated to veterans of the Korean War

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

 

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