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.

NATO defence ministers have met in Brussels as a new phase begins in Afghanistan..
 
As the so-called Sandhurst in the Sand opens for business Sitrep looks in detail at what makes British military training so special….
 
Why the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is the envy of the world and how African Union troops in Somalia have benefited from British military training.
 
Plus:With piracy being  given the Hollywood treatment in the latest Tom Hanks’ blockbuster– hear how the EU Naval Force are winning the real fight off the African coast
 
 
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee 
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 BFBS reporter Rosie Laydon interviews the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond at a meeting of defence ministers in Brussels.

 
BFBS reporter Ali Gibson at the official opening of the Afghan National Army Officer Academy
 
Colonel Roy Parkinson from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
 
Former commander of IMATT, Colonel Jamie Martin.

by Rear Admiral Bob Tarrant, Operation Commander of the European Union Naval Force Somalia and Commander UK Maritime Forces.
 
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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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Transition continues in Afghanistan but the fighting goes on.
 
Why there’s a call to postpone more cuts to the army.
 
A preview of the NATO defence ministers meeting, 
 
And retirement plans for HMS Illustrious:, how will she end up: museum, hotel or razor blades?
 
 
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst Christopher Lee
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
 
Colonel Stuart Tootal who commanded 3 Para discussing Afghanistan.
 
Hugh Milroy,Chief Executive of the charity Veterans Aid, talking about the cuts to the Army and recruitment issues.
 
Bill Ferris, Chief Executive of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, who preserve the destroyer ‘Cavalier’ as a tourist attraction.
 
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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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What’s behind the kidnapping of Libya’s prime minister?

 

How the growing terror threat is challenging the UK’s intelligence services

 

President Karzai’s criticises NATO’s performance in Afghanistan and there’s a warning from The Taliban in Pakistan.

 

Who are the new faces in defence in the Government and opposition party?

 

And the campaign to keep British soldiers clean, fit and healthy.

 

 

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS:  

 

Former Ambassador to Libya, Oliver Miles.

 

BFBS reporter Tim Cooper from Camp Bastion.

 

BFBS reporter James Hirst reporting on MI5’s Andrew Parker’s speech 

 

The BBC’s Rob Watson looking at the new faces in Defence

 BFBS reporter Will Inglis reporting from Germany on keeping soldiers fit.

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How Britain’s footprint in Afghanistan is getting smaller.

 

Are reservists at greater risk of PTSD than regular troops?

 

How high on the agenda was defence at the Tory Party Conference/

 

And we hear from Jeremy Paxman about his new book “Great Britain’s Great War”

 

 

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUESTBFBS’s defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS:  

 

BFBS reporter Tim Cooper speaking to Lieutenant Colonel Jon Swift, CO first Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in Afghanistan.

The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond speaking to BFBS reporter James Hirst

BFBS reporter Kaija Larke reporting on Combat Stress

 

BBC Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman discussing his new  book "Great Britain's Great War".

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