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.

**KATE PRESENTS**

 

SITREP TRAIL THURS, 30th June

 

 

BREXIT – what are the implications for defence,

 

Why NATO is more important than ever.

 

Why Britain is sending more troops to Iraq as Fallujah falls.

 

The countdown to Chilcot - the full story of Britain's part in the Iraq War

 

And remembering the Somme – 100 years on 

Britain is leaving the European Union.

 

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS:

 

 

BREXIT

 

Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Deputy Director General of the Royal United Services Institute and BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee.

 

TROOPS TO IRAQ

BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

CHILCOT REPORT

BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

Battle of the Somme

A Walk Throught Delville Woods – Mikaela Roche

 

'Too Important for the Generals’ Book review

By former soldier, now historian and author Allan Mallinson

 

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.

Direct download: Sitrep_30062016.mp3
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In today's programme...(presented by Kate Gerbeau)

Why the fallout from the fighting in Fallujah is leading to a humanitarian crisis.

Should you be angry or reassured that the security services could soon have the power to legally hack into our smartphones.......?

The head of the Army talks about the progression of women in the forces.

And...Armed Forces Day - we look ahead to a national celebration of our Armed Forces

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS:

FALLUJAH

Defence Analyst Christopher Lee and former Sky News Foreign and Diplomatic Correspondent Tim Marshall.

SPIES

Professor David Omand, former head of GCHQUS TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN

WOMEN IN THE ARMY

BFBS Reporter Shirley Swain interviews the head of the Army, General Sir Nick Carter.

ARMED FORCES DAY

BFBS Reporter Tim Cooper previews the weekend’s celebrations

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

Direct download: Sitrep_20160623.mp3
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Is there a new cold war?  And what’s the view from Moscow?

Could the US increase its military presence in Afghanistan?

Weapons of the future – find out about the new automated drone.

Plus PTSD - is enough being done?

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS:

16th June

NATO

Professor Michael Clarke until recently the Director General of the Royal United Services Institute

NATO RUSSIA

Dr Dererk Averre from the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian studies at the University of Birmingham.

US TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN

Professor Michael Clarke until recently the Director General of the Royal United Services Institute and BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

DRONES

Featrure on The Taranis at BAE Systems, by BFBS reporter Kate Wathall

PTSD

Matthew Green is a journalist who blogs about PTSD

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.

Direct download: Sitrep_20160616.mp3
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The biggest movement of Western Allied troops since fall of the Soviet Union is taking place right on Russia's borders, Sitrep finds out who’s there, what’s there and why we’re there.

Is Russia about to launch a wipe out mission of IS in Syria?

Hilary Clinton’s done it, & now the real battle begins in the race for the White House.

Why the Royal Navy's old and bold are saying the UK hasn't enough warships and there's no money for more.

And the grandest of all the living Admirals of the fleet, Prince Philip is 95 and still under full sail.

And the Duke of Edinburgh at 95

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS:

Ex ANAKONDA

Alistair Bunkall from Sky News, BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee, Dr Martin McCauley, a Soviet and Russian analyst from University College London

SYRIA/RUSSIA/IS

Dr Martin McCauley, a Soviet and Russian analyst from University College London

Royal Navy Funding

Former First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope

Former First Sea Lord Admiral Lord West

Hilary Clinton

Simon Marks from Feature Story in Washington.

PRINCE PHILIP AT 95

BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

Hear Sitrep THURSDAYS at 4:30pm UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2 and at 6:30pm UK TIME on BFBS & UK Bases

Sky Channel 0211

Alternatively listen again on the website, or download the Sitrep Podcast.

Direct download: Sitrep_20160609.mp3
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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

 

 

SITREP TRAIL THURS, 2nd June

 

 

The fight to take back Fallujah and the key role the RAF is playing.

 

Is the UK is at risk from terrorists via the English channel?

 

Afghanistan: why is the world is looking the other way.

 

Two former generals battle it out & give their unique perspective on the EU referendum.

 

And…remembering Jutland 100 years on

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

IRAQ - FALLUJAH

BFBS reporter Simon Newton in Cyprus & BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

AFGHANISTAN – Amnesty report

BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

BURUNDI

BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

ENGLISH CHANNEL  - SECURITY GAP

Former first sea Lord, Lord West

 

JUTLAND 100

First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Philip Jones

 

EU REFERENDUM – a military point of view

General Sir Mike Jackson was Chief of the General Staff at the time of the Iraq War and believes Britain should stay in the EU,

Major General Julian Thompson led 3 Commando Brigade during the Falklands War and wants Britain to vote leave.

 

 

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.

Direct download: Sitrep_20160602.mp3
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