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.

How Gurkha engineers and the RAF are providing aid to Nepal

Trident - why the debate goes on?

There's a new man in charge of Northern Cyprus, will that help the stalled peace talks?

And Britain's Greatest Generation with stories of VE Day and beyond.

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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Paula Middlehurst

STUDIO GUEST:           BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee.

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

NEPAL AID EFFORT

Ghurka Welfare Trust chairman; General Sir Peter Wall speaking to James Hirst and BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

TRIDENT

Interview with former Chief of the Defence Staff Lord Boyce, and BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

NEW PRESIDENT OF NORTHERN CYPRUS

Correspondent - Mike Theodoulou

BOOK REVIEW

 

Sue Elliot, Co-Author of "Britain's Greatest Generation

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The Mediterranean migrants crisis…did we heed the warnings?

 

The use of drones -  are we being told everything?

 

100 years on what did we learn from Gallipoli?

 

and…with two weeks to go…what are the main defence issues dominating the election?

 

 

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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUESTS: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee and former Royal Marine, Major General Julian Thompson.

 

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

General Sir Nick Parker, former Commander, Land Forces speaking to BFBS reporter James Hirst ahead of the general election on defence issues.

 

 

Book review with author Chris Woods, a former BBC Panorama producer whose new book is Sudden Justice, America’s Secret Drone Wars

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How the US UK Joint Exercise in The States is helping to cement the special relationship.

Russia - The Big Question, should we be frightened of Putin?

Find out about the report on Britain's nuclear deterrent that no-body wants published.

In Syria, Is President Assad still using chlorine and cyanide in attacks against his own people?

And The Election - why no one wants to talk defence.

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

 

 

STUDIO GUESTS: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee,

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(First broadcast on Thursday 9th April 2015 at 4.30pm)

The Tories want to talk Trident - but what does it mean to voters?

Why is Iran sending ships to Yemen?

Where are North Korea's missing missiles?

And why 2015 is a big year for the Gurkhas...

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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUESTS: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee,

 

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

Naval Historian and defence strategist Professor Eric Grove on Trident.

 

Edward Schwarck is a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute specialising in Asia Studies, discussing Japan.

 

Lal Shahi,(POR: Lal Shar-hee) the Manager of BFBS Gurkha Radio service down in Shorncliffe, on the Gurkha 200 Anniversary celebrations.

 

75th Anniversary of the Second World War's 'Battle of Narvik', Ron Cope has written a book on the battle. It's called "Attack at Dawn'

 

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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Alternatively listen again on the website

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Is President Putin threatening to use nuclear warheads over the Baltic States?
 
Is the MOD's anti-malaria drug safe?
 
Will defence be an election winner on May 7th?
 

 

And Christopher Lee explains what happened to the dead teeth at the Battle of Waterloo.
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