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.

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

 

(First broadcast on Thursday 28th May 2015 at 4.30pm)

 

Find out how the next SDSR is shaping up.

 

What the new Crowsnest surveillance system will mean for the Royal Navy.

 

Why Obama has spoken out about Russian’s aggression towards Ukraine.

 

And, why China could be heading for a show-down with the US over the disputed South China Islands.

And from British Soldier to Blackwater - life as a security contractor in Iraq.

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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:    BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS: 

 

QUEEN’S SPEECH AND  SDSR

BFBS reporter James Hirst interview with Professor Malcolm Chalmers, from the Defence and Security think tank - The Royal United Services Institute,

 

CROWSNEST SURVEILLANCE FOR THE ROYAL NAVY.

Commander Graham Edmonds, Vice Chairman, at the UK National Defence Association.

 

RUSSIAN/NATO/UKRAINE.

Professor Michael Stathis from the University of Southern Utah & BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee.

 

CHINA &  THE DISPUTED SOUTH CHINA ISLANDS.

Mark Stone Asia Correspondent for Sky News.

 

BLACKWATER

One former British soldier talks about his time as a Blackwater contractor in Iraq.

 

 

THURSDAYS at 4:30pm UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and 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.

Direct download: Sitrep_20150528.mp3
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(First broadcast on Thursday 21st May 2015 at 4.30pm)

 

AS IS gathers ground in both Syria & Iraq, Sitrep speaks to a leading expert on Islamic State as the militants continue to gather ground in Iraq and Syria.

Also this week, is America sending weapons into space?

Nato chiefs of staff list new security challenges.

And why more people are dying in conflict despite fewer wars being fought.

 

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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:    BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

Abdel Bari Atwan, author of "Islamic State - The Digital Caliphate"

BFBS reporter Victoria Smith interview with the International Institute for Strategic Studies Director of transnational threats and political risk, Nigel Inkster, as it publishes its 2015 Armed Conflict Survey.

X-37B Spacecraft  with Kenneth Chang ,Science Reporter from The New York Times,

BFBS reporter James Hirst talks to the people behind a new film giving a unique insight into the Afghan Army in Helmand .  "Tell Spring Not To Come This Year"

 

THURSDAYS at 4:30pm UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and 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.

Direct download: Sitrep_20150521.mp3
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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

 

In Syria - have the Generals had enough of Assad?

Is NATO lining up it's Baltic army?

Who will be the new Chair of the Defence Select Committee?

RAF Chinooks are being prevented from helping in Nepal. Has Britain sent the wrong type of helicopter?

And some right royal opinions have aired about the Ministry of Defence.

 

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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:           BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

Sir Andrew Green, a former British Ambassador in Damascus.

 

Former Chief of the General  Staff, Lord Dannatt, discussing the possibility of Nato troops being deployed to Baltic states.

The Conservative MP Colonel Bob Stewart talking to Tim Cooper about the now vacant position of Chair of Commons Defence Select Committee.

 

Nepal Aid - Yurendra Basnett , Research Fellow from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

 

 

THURSDAYS at 4:30pm UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and 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

Direct download: Sitrep_20150514.mp3
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KATE GERBEAU PRESENTS TODAY
 
(First broadcast on Thursday 7th May 2015 at 4.30pm)
 
70 years on from VE Day...how did the Second World War change the world?
Plus, what’s the experts verdict on what's in store for the NEXT seventy years?
Why the West should understand how Russia’s past has influenced its present
And...how Dynamic Mongoose is taking the North Sea by storm.
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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee & Dr Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
Grand Strategy  - looking ahead Professor Malcolm Chalmers from the Royal United Services Institute
Russia/VE Day - Mary Dejevsky (DEJ-EV-SKEE) from The Independent.
EXERCISE MONGOOSE – Dr Paul Rogers
 
THURSDAYS at 4:30pm UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and 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
Direct download: Sitrep_20150507.mp3
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