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.

British Troops for Ukraine as Putin’s ships stand off Cyprus.

 

Why a Tory big beast is saying hands off the MoD budget.

 

Jihadi John revealed as Washington pulls off his mask.

 

Could a new Sikh Regiment in the British Army become a reality?

 

And women on the front line – we find out how the Danes do it.

 

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PRESENTER THIS WEEK : Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUESTS: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee, and historian and strategic analyst Dr Eric Grove

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

Victoria Cross award discussion

 

 

Chairman of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Sir Richard Ottaway talking to BFBS reporter  James Hirst about Russia/Ukraine.

 

BFBS reporter  Emma Nelson special report on the role of women in the Danish Army.

 

Sikhs in the British Army Tom Tugendhat  who has served as the

 

Tom Tugendhat, the former military assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff military assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff, Lord Richards, discussing the idea of Sikh regiment.

 

 

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)

 

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Why the Defence Secretary is urging NATO to be ready for any Russian aggression in the Baltic States.

 

How is the Ukraine ceasefire holding up?

 

How should Libya deal with Islamic militants?

 

Are British troops winning in the fight against Ebola in West Africa?

 

And what was it like to live in Kabul at the height of the war in Afghanistan?

 

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK : Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUESTS: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee,

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

Michael Bociurkiw  (Bossuhrkyoo) is spokesman for the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) 

 

Oliver Miles, the former British Ambassador to Libya.

 

BFBS reporter Charlotte Cross on the Defence Secretary’s visit to Sierra Leone

 

Heidi Kingstone, author of Despatches from the Kabul Café.

 

 

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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There’s a ceasefire in Ukraine - but how long will the guns stay silent?
 
In Syria President Assad talks but what's he actually saying?
 
Why do the media still get the reporting of veterans’ mental health so wrong?
 
And why is it so hard to get support if you're a former service person in Northern Ireland?
 
 
PRESENTER THIS WEEK : Tim Cooper
 
STUDIO GUESTS: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee,
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
From Moscow, the BBC's Diplomatic Correspondent Bridget Kendall
 
The Archbiship of Irbil, Bashar Warda interview with James Hirst about the Islamic State
 
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Former soldier Doug Beattie and now a UUP Councillor in Northern Ireland, discusses problems with veterans’ welfare in Northern Ireland.
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