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.

 

US General Jon Allen says Afghanistan can't beat the Taliban without a new air force.

Syria - are tomorrow's talks already dead in the water?

Britain's arms sales to Saudi Arabia, are they being used against Yemen?

A special report from Earthquake hit Nepal - nine months on.

And Forces Charities - is the public going cool?  You can hear the COBSEO Chairman, Lt Gen Sir Andrew Ridgway's thoughts on this and the current isues faced by the sector.

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau
Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

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Trident - the Government gets its Vanguards in a row.

Who killed the Russian spy Litvinenko? Find out what the official inquiry says…


The new Service Complaints Ombudsman explains how she plans to deal with bullying and harassment.

 

And 25 years on Flight Lieutenant John Peters remembers his capture by Saddam's forces 25 years on.



PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

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SITREP TRAIL THURS, 14th January

 

Aid finally gets through to Syria’s starving but should the RAF be doing more?

Is Helmand a lost cause? Sitrep hears from Britain’s Ambassador in Kabul who says it’s not.

It’s five years since the Arab Spring uprisings began – but has it done more harm than good?

And, why there’s a growing need for health care for our military veterans

 

 

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS:

 

AFGHANISTAN

The British Ambassador to Kabul, Karen Pierce

 

SYRIA – HOMS TRUCE

Hamish de Bretton Gordon is a chemical weapons expert who advises NGOs working in Iraq and Syria.

 

STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

ARAB SPRING 5 YEARS

Broadcaster Robin Lustig

 

VETERANS HEALTH  

BFBS Reporter Kaija Larke

 

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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How can MI5 keep track of returning IS terrorists?

Did North Korea really test a Hydrogen bomb?

What does the Government’s announcement on Armed Forces pay mean for you?

Plus: Sitrep meets Labour’s new shadow defence minister Emily Thornberry

And, after 70 years, it’s goodbye Hohne………….

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