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.

SITREP TRAIL THURS, 25 JUNE

 

Nato ministers meet as Russia flexes its muscles.

Defence Spending…can the UK have its cake and eat it?

 

And…the Victoria Cross?  Is it time for a rethink on why it’s awarded?

 

 

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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:    BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

 

NATO TALKS

BFBS Reporter Rob Olver

 

RUSSIAN STRATEGY

BFBS Reporter Charlotte Cross

 

DEFENCE SPENDING

Bernard Jenkin MP

 

 

VICTORIA CROSS

Author Gary Mead (book review)

 

 

 

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_20150625.mp3
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Presenter Kate Gerbeau

 

Yemen – we hear from a reporter on the ground in the wartorn region

Europe's Migrant Crisis deepens but what next for the Royal Navy's involvement?

There’s a new man in the defence Committee Chair - but what will Julian Lewis bring to the job?

The Afghan Appeal fund celebrates 10 years of building schools in Afghanistan.

 

And ...The 1805 battle of Waterloo, what does it mean for you?

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This week's Sitrep comes to you from the hallowed turf of Lord's Cricket Ground where the Inter-Service T20 tournament is taking place.
 
We will talking about the importance of Sport in forces life as well as looking at the connections between Cricket and the military.
 
Rain may stop play but the usual discussion and debate about all things defence and foreign affairs will continue. 
 
Kate Gerbeau is our Spin Bowler with BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee behind the wicket.
 

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_20150611.mp3
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(First broadcast on Thursday 4th June 2015 at 4.30pm)

 

 

Who’s our biggest threat – Islamic State or Russia?

And should the UK send ground troops to fight alongside the Iraqi Army? One former British Army Commander thinks they should.

Will America’s snooping restrictions have an impact on British Intelligence?

 

Could there be major development problems for the carriers’ new F35 fighter jets?

 

And why Forces’ sport is an integral part of military life …………………………

 

 

 

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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:    BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

 

Defence Cuts

BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

 

Ukraine/ISIS

Professor Paul Rogers from the department of peace studies at the University of Bradford

 

ISIS in Iraq

Lieutenant General Graeme Lamb served in Iraq as Deputy Commanding General of the multi-national force.

F35s

Former Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander Sharkey Ward

Amercian & British intelligence gathering

Richard Norton-Taylor who writes for the Guardian on defence and security matters

 

Forces Sport

BFBS Reporter Julian Evans

 

 

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_20150604.mp3
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