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 26th  March 2015 at 4.30pm)
 
British troops train up Syrian Rebels – is this the start of something bigger?
 
Why are  the Saudis are bombing Yemen.
 
The voice of reason from the Vicar of Baghdad…
 
Does Argentina really fancy another pop at the Falklands?
 
And Richard the Third – were you there when they buried him?
 
 
 
 
PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau
 
STUDIO GUESTS: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee, military strategist Professor Eric Grove.
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
Canon Andrew White – known as the Vicar of Baghdad, is in Jerusalem.
 
Chair of House of Commons Defence committee, Rory Stewart speaking to James Hirst
 
Major General Julian Thompson, who commanded 3 Commando Brigade, during the Falklands War.
 
 

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 19th  March 2015 at 4.30pm)

 

British troops are going to  Ukraine, but what exactly will they do there?

Terror in Tunisia  - why did terrorists target the fledgling democracy?

The budget – good news for veterans and military charities.

Post Traumatic Stress disorder – what happens when it’s the nurse who suffers?

And all aboard, as a new look for navy personnel is announced…

  

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUESTS: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee,

 

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

Toops to Ukraine & terror attack in Tunisia, Michael Evans from The Times

 

The Budget – BFBS reporter James Hirst & Michael Evans from The Times

 

Major Lawrence Roche on Exercise Tractable on Salisbury Plain

 

Army Nursing officer Kerrie Pealin discussing her personal experience of Post Traumatic Stress disorder.

 

 

 

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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Tony Blair speaks exclusively Sitrep’s Kate Gerbeau ahead of tomorrow’s service of commemoration for the war in Afghanistan at St Paul’s cathedral.

 

Plus: Why is everybody getting obsessed about 2%?

 

And taking the war against IS personally – why former British soldiers want some of the action.

 

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUESTS: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee,

 

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

Former Prime Minister, Tony Blair interview with Kate Gerbeau

 

Professor Malcolm Chalmers who is RUSI’s Director of UK defence policy studies, discussing Britain’s 2% contribution of GCP to NATO.

 

Simon Marks reporting on Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visit to Washington this week.

 

Two former Army officers, Tony Harris and James Banks, debate why former soldiers are heading off to fight IS.

 

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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