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 Sitrep this week, terror in Nairobi.  Who’s behind it and could it happen in Britain?

 

Is Iran coming in from the cold?

 

Why Labour insists it wants to be the political party of the armed forces.

 

And a warning to soldiers to beware of taking gym supplements which could lead to the end of their army career…

 

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUESTBFBS’s defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS:  

 

The BBC’s Mark Doyle, from Kismayo inside Al Shabab territory

 

BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee on what Al Quaida might have planned for America.

 

Patrick Smith, Editor in Chief of Africa Confidential discussing Kenya

 

BFBS Reporter  James Hirst reporting from the Labour Party conference & talking to Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy

 

BFBS Reporter  Will Inglis special report on banned substances that soldiers may have unknowingly taken

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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)

 

Alternatively listen again on the website

 

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President Assad of Syria says he will destroy his chemical weapons – but will the Americans have to pay for it?
 
What can America expect from Al Qaida
 
And what does the future hold for Afghan women?
 
Find out what the Liberal Democrats have been saying about defence
 
Will Germany drawdown lead to a shortage of school places for Forces’ children?
 
And  find out why Tunnocks Teacakes were banned by the RAF in the 1960s.
 
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST:  Professor Michael Clarke, Director General of the Royal United Services Institute for defence and security studies.
 
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
Clare Lockhart director of the Institute for State Effectiveness, discussing the plight of Afghan woman.
 
BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee on what Al Quaida might have planned for America.
 
BFBS Reporter James Hirst on the Liberal Democrat party conference that took place in Glasgow this week
 
BFBS Reporter  Ali Gibson speaking to Lieutenant General Andrew Gregory, Chief of Defence Personnel on the New Employment Model,
 
Catherine Spencer, Chief Executive of the Army Families Federation, commenting on fears that Forces families will face a lack of school places in Wiltshire, when they return to the UK from Germany.
 
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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)
 
Alternatively listen again on the website
 

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The reaction to President Putin’s direct appeal to the American people about Syria.
 
What are the practicalities of removing Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile?
 
Why are the Afghan National Army suffering such big losses in Sangin?
 
What’s the future for defence procurement?
 
And,what was life like for the women working at Churchill’s School for Spies?
 
 
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee  & Professor Eric Grove, Professor of Naval History and Senior Fellow in Security Studies at Liverpool Hope University
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
Chris Abbott, a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Specialist, discussing Syria's chemical weapons.
 
BFBS reporter Geoff Meade reporting from Camp Bastion
 
BFBS reporter Will Inglis  Defence Equipment Minister Philip Dunne about the defence industry
 
BFBS reporter Claire Sadler interviews Noreen Riols author of “The Secret Ministry of A G and Fish”
 
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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)
 
Alternatively listen again on the website
 

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Can the international community agree on a plan of action for Syria?
 
What will be the long-term impact of the growing humanitarian crisis?
 
There’s increased military activity in the Mediterranean, but what does it mean for Cyprus?
 
Find out about the young Winston Churchill’s early battle experience in Afghanistan.
 
And ….discover a place where computers can still take a backseat to old-fashioned maps
 
PRESENTER: Claire Sadler
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee  & Daily Telegraph’s Defence Editor Con Coughlin
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
BFBS reporter Carla Prater from Akrotiri , Cyprus
 
BFBS reporter Will Inglis investigating war games
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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)
 
Alternatively listen again on the website

Direct download: Sitrep_20130905.mp3
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