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, 24th September
 
Find out what needs to happen in the next Defence Review to make our Forces more efficient.
 
America and Russia go head to head on what happens next in Syria,
 
Plus, British troops teaching the Kurds how to beat IS and get streetwise,
 
And 75 years of the George Cross - the people's decoration.
 
 
PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
DEFENCE POLICY
Richard Norton Taylor who writes for The Guardian on defence and security,
 
SYRIA/PUTIN/UN
Professor Joshua Landis from the Department of Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma
 
PESHMERGA
BFBS presenter Charlene Guy speaking to some of the soldiers who have been working on the ground in Iraq, training Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.
 
GEORGE CROSS 75TH ANNIVERSARY
BFBS reporter Claire Sadler
 

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

 

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Presenter Kate Gerbeau

 

SITREP TRAIL THURS, 17th September

 

Why the man at the top of MI5 has spoken publicly about why they need to read our emails.

Frederick Forsyth tells Sitrep why he’s backing the campaign to clear the guilty Royal Marine.

Plus the best of the new defence innovations at the DSEI exhibition

And the Battle of Britain remembered:

 

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:           BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

MI5

BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

MARINE A

Best-selling author Frederick Forsyth

 

DSEI

Will Inglis reporting on the A400M

 

PLUS INTERVIEW ON THE FOLLOWING

 

Dr Markus Jung head of Rheinmetal's Direct Energy Weapon Programme, discussing their new laser gun

 

BAe Systems,head of Cyber Threat Intelligence, Adrian Nish.

 

Swiss Company RUAG discussing its new ‘snipers’ bullet.

 

BATTLE OF BRITAIN 75TH ANNIVERSARY

 

BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

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Was the RAF drones strike against IS in Syria legal and is there more to come?

Find out why Russia is increasing its military presence in the region.

A new report warns against cuts in UK security.

Is the IRA still active in Northern Ireland?

And what will a new leader of the Labour Party mean for defence, security and foreign affairs in Parliament?

 

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

SYRIA (Drones)

Sir William Patey

 

SYRIA /RUSSIA

The Times Diplomatic Editor Roger Boyes

 

DFEENCE CUTS

BFBS reporter James Hirst has been speaking to RUSI's research director, Professor Malcolm Chalmers.

 

N IRELAND

Northern Ireland writer and commentator Chris Ryder

 

Labour leadership

BBC World Service Political Correspondent Rob Watson

 

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

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The Migrant crisis, how should the UK respond and is Europe doing enough
The Libyan campaign – who was right, the chiefs of staff or the politicians?
Afghan Interpreters - what Price should we pay now the war is over.
Plus why China’s military are on parade and it’s Merchant Navy Day, but who remembers?
 

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