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.

(First broadcast on 31st July 2014 at 4.30pm)

 

Why the Defence committee says NATO needs radical reform.

 

Exercise Black Eagle…is the Cold War really on the way back?

 

The last crew member of the Enola Gay dies, but what turned him against nuclear warfare?

 

And – 100 years on – the world prepares to remember the Great War

 

PRESENTER: James Hirst

 

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS: 

 

Chair of The House of Commons Defence Committee, Rory Stewart, on its report  today on Nato.

 

Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee, and former Foreign and Defence Secretary, Sir Malcolm Rifkind discussing Russia and Ukraine.

 

BFBS reporter Geoff Meade looking at Exercise Black Eagle which will take place in Poland

 

BFBS reporter Tim Cross, remembering the last surviving member of the air crew which dropped the atom bomb over Hiroshima in the Second World War, who died this week.

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THURSDAYS at 4:30 UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and at 6:30 UK TIME on BFBS & UK Bases

 

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)

 Sky Channel 0211

Alternatively listen again on the website

 

 

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The Ukraine air disaster….how will the world react?

 

What will it take to bring about  a cease-fire in Gaza?

 

Why are Muslims under represented in the Armed Forces?  The Defence Secretary tells Sitrep he wants to boost numbers.

 

And…a fond farewell to HMS Illustrious as she sails home…for the last time.

 

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau 

 

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee 

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS:  

 

Professor Paul Rogers, from the Department for Peace Studies at Bradford University discussing the Ukraine air disaster as well as the  Israel/ Gaza security situation.

 

BFBS reporter Charlotte Cross, reporting from the launch of the first Armed Forces Muslim Forum

 

Mike Critchley, the publisher of Warships World magazine discussing HMS Illustrious’ history in Service

 

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THURSDAYS at 4:30 UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and at 6:30 UK TIME on BFBS & UK Bases

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) 

 Sky Channel 0211

Alternatively listen again on the website

 

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) 

 Sky Channel 0211

Alternatively listen again on the website

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Do British Airports really face terrorist attacks and will the switch on policy really work?
 
Find out why MI6 wants to see your emails and text messages.
 
A British General says NATO must boost defences against Russia – but the defence secretary says no way.
 
And why Headley Court is moving South to a new home.
 
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
 
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
Malcolm Chalmers, RUSI’s Director of UK defence policy, discussing the RAF and air power.
 
BFBS reporter James Hirst speaking to Surgeon General for the Defence medical Services – Air Marshall Paul Evans.
 
Brigadier Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers' Charity, talking about Headley Court’s new location.
 

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THURSDAYS at 4:30 UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and at 6:30 UK TIME on BFBS & UK Bases
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)
 Sky Channel 0211
Alternatively listen again on the website

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If the Middle East is the biggest current threat to world stability, what will we be worrying about in 30 years?
 
It’s Navy week on Sitrep and the First Sea Lord tells the Government one carrier isn’t enough, give us two and we’ll do the job.
 
And find out why the new Carrier’s being named with a bottle of Whiskey…
 
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
 
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee and Eric Grove, Professor of Naval History and fellow in security studies at  Liverpool Hope University
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
Admiral Lord West former first First Sea Lord discussing Naval power with BFBS reporter James Hirst
 
BFBS reporter Ali Gibson takes a look on board the new carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.
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THURSDAYS at 4:30 UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and at 6:30 UK TIME on BFBS & UK Bases
 
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)
 
Sky Channel 0211
 
Alternatively listen again on the website

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