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 Thursday 28th August 2014 at 4.30pm)

 

Has Russia stepped up the chances of war in Europe?

 

The Islamic State continues its onslaught in Iraq, but how should the international community react?

 

Why is HMS Bulwark off to the Med?

 

And it’s the end of the line for HMS Illustrious, as supporters bid a fond farewell….

 

 

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee and Professor Michael Clarke, Director General of the Royal United Services Institute

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS: 

 

Former Chief of the Defence Staff General Lord Richards talking to BFBS reporter Rob Olver about IS, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan

 

BFBS reporter Rebecca Ricks interview with HMS Bulwark’s Commanding Officer, Captain Dean Bassett…

 

BFBS reporter Geoff Meade on board HMS Illustrious with  Lieutenant Richard Turrell, the Ship’s aircraft control room officer.

 

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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

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Direct download: Sitrep_20140828.mp3
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Is the Islamic State about to kill another hostage and is there anything the United State and the UK can do about it?
 
What’s the current role of the RAF’s Tornado Squadron in Iraq?
 
And are Nigeria’s Islamist terrorists potential targets for the RAF?
 
Plus, NATO leaders are preparing for their summit next month – but is modern terrorism tearing up their plans in front of them?
 
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
 
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee and Major General Julian Thompson who commanded 3 Commando Brigade during the Falklands War. 
 
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
Simon Marks from feature Story News in Washington discussing US public opinion and President Obama’s position.
 
Professor Paul Rogers, from the Department for Peace Studies at Bradford University, discussing the crisis in Middle East and previewing Nato conference in Wales, in Septembe.
 
BFBS reporter Geoff Meade speaking to Group Captain Harvey Smith, The Commanding Officer at RAF Marham, about the role of the GR4 Tornado Squadron in Iraq.
 
 
 
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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

Direct download: Sitrep_20140821.mp3
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Direct download: Sitrep_20140814.mp3
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How did one Afghan gunman beat the security cordon and kill an American General?

 

How does the MOD consistently fail its veterans?

 

How is it that Twitter can get a Gaza ceasefire, when the world powers cannot?

 

What really started the First World War?

 

And 10 artefacts that tell the story of the conflict.

 

PRESENTER: James Hirst

 

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS: 

 

 The Defence Editor of the Times, Deborah Haynes

 

Professor Paul Rogers, from the Department for Peace Studies at Bradford University

 

'BFBS Presenter Mikaela Roche, discussing her BFBS documentary Artefacts and Armaments: Ten objects that tell the story of the First World War.” Will be broadcast Sunday 10th August on BFBS Radio at 3pm.

 

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

Direct download: Sitrep_20140807.mp3
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