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 29th January 2015 at 4.30pm)

 

 

Is Moscow playing a game of Russian roulette in international affairs?

 

What are the recruitment challenges for the UK military?

 

Why is the MOD spending 30 million on an upgrade to armoured vehicles?

 

Find out what HMS Kent is doing in the Indian Ocean.

 

And the thoughts and memories of the former Royal Naval pilot – who witnessed the Nazi cruelty at a Second World War concentration camp.

 

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK : Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUESTS: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee,

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

RUSSIA/UKRAINE /EU/NATO

Doctor Andrew Foxall, Director of Russia Studies at the think tank the Henry Jackson Society

 

Air Vice Marshall Mike Harwood discussing manpower

 

 

Defence equipment minister Philip Dunne speaking to BFBS

reporter Will Inglis about  d the UK's armoured vehicles .

 

HMS Kent’s Captain, Commander Andrew Block, discussing the ship’s counter-piracy operations.

 

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY.

Former British serviceman Eric Winkle Brown speaking to Kate Gerbeau

 

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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(First broadcast on Thursday 15th January 2015 at 4.30pm)

  

After the Paris terror attacks, the former head of GCHQ explains the fine line between freedom of speech and being spied on

 

Why NATO’s stepping up operations in the Baltic?

 

The Archbishiop of Jos (a prominent archbishop) in Nigeria tells Sitrep why the international community must take action against Boko Haram.

 

And how 15 years of diversity in the Military has changed the British Forces for the better.

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK : Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUESTS: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee,

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

Professor Sir David Omand, former head of GCHQ, discussing intelligence and security in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

 

Charlie Winter from Quilliam, looking at counter radicalisation

 

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos in Nigeria

 

 

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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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How British intelligence can help the French capture the Charlie Hebdo (pro: Heb-doh) assassins.
 
Why the US Airforce is pulling out of Mildenhall.
 
Russia rethinks how to use its military, so do we need to rethink ours?
 
Can the Reserve Forces increase their numbers in 2015?
 
Australian Historian Peter Fitzsimons (pro: Fitz Simons as in boys name) discusses his new book “Gallipoli”.
 
PRESENTER THIS WEEK : Kate Gerbeau
 
STUDIO GUESTS: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee,

 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
BFBS reporter James Hirst interview with former Lib Dem leader Sir Ming Campbell who sits on the intelligence and security committee
 
BFBS reporter Tim Cooper speaks to  the former first Sea Lord, Admiral Lord West about Russia’s new military doctrine.
 
Julian Brazier ,Minister for the Reserves, discusses recruiting issues
 
Australian Historian Peter Fitzsimons discusses his new book “Gallipoli”.
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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_20150108.mp3
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