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 this week's edition of Sitrep.........

What Scottish independence would mean for defence

The significance of the Iranian nuclear deal

Could gamers be the key to the UK’s Cyber Defence?

How British forces have helped Mali get back on its feet

And should soldiers protect cultural heritage in conflict zones?

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS:

Dr Phillips O'Brien from Glasgow University on Scottish independence.

BFBS Reporter Will Inglis on Cyber threats.

BFBS Reporter James Hirst reports from the capital of Mali, Bamako.

Major Hugo Clarke on UK Blue Shield
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In this week's edition of Sitrep.........

How should Britain decide to go to war?

The UK reviews it’s Navy options in Gibraltar.

What’s the significance of the bomb outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut?

And how do toys shape opinions of war?

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS:

James de Waal, from Chatham House on changes to the decision process that took Britiain to war in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Conservative MP Bob Neill discussing the dispute between Gibraltar and Spain

Child’s play expert Dr Tara Woodyer from Portsmouth University
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In Sitrep this week…….

 

Details of the humanitarian aid British Forces are giving to the Philippines

 

What next for the UN's talks with Iran over its nuclear plans?

 

How much money did this year’s Poppy appeal raise?

 

And soldier first, Olympian second – Heather Stanning talks about life in Camp Bastion.

 

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee 

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS:  

 

The RBL’s 'Head of Fundraising’ - Charles Byrne 

Captain Heather Stanning talking to our reporter Tim Cooper.

Mark Hibbs is a Senior Associate on the Nuclear Policy Programme at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and joins us from Germany…

 

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Why Britain’s Intelligence Chiefs have gone public.
 
What’s the future for  British ship building?
 
Nato gets Jazzy in Eastern Europe.
 
And remembering the fallen - the Royal British Legion’s Head of Remembrance shares her thoughts.
 
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee 
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS:  Will Inglis speaks to  First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Jonathon Band in Portsmouth about the Bae job losses.
 
Dr Phillips O'Brien, history lecturer at Glasgow University on the future of British ship building
 
Rob Olver  with Nato’s Exercise Steadfast Jazz in Poland.
 The RBL’s 'Head of Remembrance' - Helen Hill .
 
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A new warning over PTSD…are young and disadvantaged soldiers at greater risk?

 

As violence escalates in Iraq, could the  problems have been avoided.

 

A special report from Bahrain on Exercise Omar.

 

And…how remembrance is being marked by people of all faiths…and none.

 

PRESENTER: Clare Sadler

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee 

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS:  

 

A report on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, by  BFBS reporter Rosie Laydon

 

Jake Wood ,former TA soldier who diagnosed with chronic PTSD.

His book “Among You” is about to be published in paperback

 

Colonel Richard Kemp ,former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan , discussed the situation in Iraq

 

BFBS Reporter Laura Hawkins reporting  form Exercise OMAR

 

BFBS Reporter Kaija Larke reporting on how people of all different faiths, or none at all, will be marking this year’s remembrance day.

 

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