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.

Sitrep’s Review of the Year
Join Kate Gerbeau, BFBSDefence Analyst, Christopher Lee & special guests for Sitrep's review ofthe year. They'll be discussing themilitary issues that dominated the headlines this year, and consider what’s onthe horizon for our armed forces in 2016.
Sitrep’s Review of the Year will be broadcast on Thursday 17th December on BFBS Radio and across UK Bases at 6.30pm (UK),and on BFBS Radio 2 at 6.30pm (UK).

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After 10 hours of debate Prime Minister David Cameron got the green light to extend the air campaign to Syria – but what’s the end game?

 

America tops up its special forces in the Middle East,

 

And Nato gets a new member - Montenegro has joined the alliance but how will Russia react?

 

 

 

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS:

 

SYRIA

Kate Gerbeau interviews Prime Minister, David Cameron

 

SYRIA

James Hirst interviews the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon

 

COMMONS DEBATE

Former Foreign Secretary, Dame Margaret Beckett.

 

US SPECIAL FORCES

BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

MONTENEGRO JOINS NATO

Jonathan Eyal, International Director at the Royal United Services Institute

 

 

 

THURSDAYS at 4:30pm UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2 and at 6:30pm 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 web, 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, or download the Sitrep Podcast.

 

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PRESENTER KATE GERBEAU

 

SITREP TRAIL THURS, 19th November

 

 

 

The PM tell us why Britain should bomb Syria but can he secure the vote?

 

Plus: Reflections on this week’s Defence review

 

The diplomatic fall out between Russia and Turkey,

 

Are Al Qaeda a bigger long term threat than ISIS?

 

And is Climate Change the world’s biggest enemy?

 

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PRESENTER TIM COLLINS

 

 

SITREP TRAIL THURS, 19th November

 

 

After the Paris terror attacks - how can we beat ISIS and if we do, how will we manage the peace?

 

Find out what’s likely to be in next week’s Defence and Security Review .

 

Could cyber-attacks bring Britain to a standstill inside three days?

 

and why the biggest long term threat is climate change.

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PRESENTER KATE GERBEAU

 

SITREP TRAIL THURS, 5th   November

 

After four years of war in Syria can this weekend’s Vienna talks bring hope?

The Defence Review – are we about to find out who gets what and how much it'll cost.

Is the Chancellor trying to hi-jack Trident from the MoD?

Why the Cyber geeks in Southampton could be potential recruits for GCHQ.

And, Inside the Glasshouse - what's life really like inside Colchester's military prison?

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PRESENTER KATE GERBEAU

 

SITREP TRAIL THURS, 5th   November

 

Terror in Sinai, was it a bomb that bought the plane down?

 

Will the Commons ever hold a vote to go into Syria?

 

What’s in the Snooper’ Charter and how will affect British Forces?

 

And, why a former Army Chief says the NHS should be spending more money on mental health.

 

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Sitrep speaks to NATO's Secretary General about Russia, Syria and Ukraine.

How anti-extremists are hoping to stop radicalisation through the arts.

What HMS Ocean is doing on Exercise Trident Juncture in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Commando Doctor who is making Battlefield Medicine work in peacetime.

And MI5 tells us why our emails have to be bugged.

 

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Paula Middlehurst

Studio guest: Christopher Lee & Russia Analyst Martin McCauley

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS:

 

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

BFBS reporter James Hirst

 

Nato, Russia & Syria

Russia Analyst Martin McCauley as well as our own defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

NATO Exercise Trident Juncture

Commander of the helicopter carrier, assault ship and Royal Navy Flagship, HMS Ocean.

 

 

Countering radicalisation through the arts

Nazish Khan i- Quilliam's Arts Practitioner/Researcher

 

World Extreme Medicine Conference

Surgeon Commander Dr Jamie Philips

 

THURSDAYS at 4:30pm UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2 and at 6:30pm 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 web, 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, or download the Sitrep Podcast.

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SITREP TRAIL THURS, 22nd October (TIM COOPER presenting)

 

This week in Sitrep - The story of migrants in Cyprus,

Cyber security fears behind the Chinese deal to build the UK's new Nuclear power station.

The United Nations is 70 years old on Saturday - but do we expect too much?

NATO's biggest exercise in ten years takes to Land, Sea and Air. But who's the enemy?

Plus The Paras get their Pegasus back and what it takes to be a poppy seller.

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SITREP TRAIL THURS, 15th October (Kate Gerbeau presenting)

 

American troops are to stay longer in Afghanistan as the security situation gets worse.

In Syria – the USA and Russia talk airspace while Lord Robertson says Britain should carry out airstrikes there.

Israel, is another Gaza war on the way?

And Trident - the SNP say it must still go.

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