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.

*** TIM COOPER PRESENTS TODAY ***

 

SITREP TRAIL THURS, 27th  October

 

NATO expresses concern at Russian aggression and  the UK is deploying more forces to eastern Europe – what’s the significance of the latest announcements?

 

Iraqi forces continue to push towards Mosul -  but what will happen after the city is retaken?

 

The met office celebrates 100 years of military weather forecasting …..

 

And Ian Hislop speaks about his play based on a newspaper created by soldiers at the Battle of the Somme.

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Tim Cooper

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

NATO BALTICS

Tony King, Professor in War Studies at the University of Warwick

 

UKRAINE

or Andrew Foxall is Director of the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society

 

MOSUL

Dr Lina Khatib - Head of the Middle East Programme at Chatham House

 

MET OFFICE

Catherine Ross, Archivist at the Met Office

 

WIPERS TIMES

Ian Hislop

 

 

 

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_20161027.mp3
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Could what happens in Mosul determine Iraq’s future?

 

Why investment into Cyber defence is critical to prevent an attack on the UK’s military equipment and systems.

 

Plus: What happened in Vegas in The final TV showdown for Trump and Clinton

 

And – your chance to crack secret codes from GCHQ.

 

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

 

MOSUL

Michael Pregent (Pree-gent) a former US intelligence officer and now an adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute - a US think tank

 

CYBER

Professor Michael Clarke, forrmer Director General of the Royal United Service Institute.

 

US ELEX DEBATE

Simon Marks from Feature Story News.

 

GCHQ PUZZLE BOOK

Mike, one of the authors and puzzle creators.

 

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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Discussions are underway about further British military action to combat the crisis in Syria,

In Yemen, the humanitarian situation worsens as Iran becomes involved.

Find out what keeps The Chief of the Air Staff awake at night.

And we hear from the latest in a quick succession of Labour Shadow Defence Ministers

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

SYRIA/RUSSIA

Former Kremlin advisor Alexander Nekrassov and BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee.

AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR STEPHEN HILLIER

Interview with BFBS Reporter James Hirst..

YEMEN

Former British Ambassador to Yemen and now head of the Middle East Region at Christian Aid.

SHADOW LABOUR DEFENCE SECRETARY NIA GRIFFITH

Kate Gerbeau interview

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_20161013.mp3
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SITREP TRAIL THURS, 6th October

 

How long can Russia’s President Putin support President Assad in Syria?

 

The Prime Minister says British Forces are a special case when it comes to human rights prosecutions - but is she right?

 

Plus, find out what HMS Ocean is doing on Exercise Albanian Lion.

 

And, what's it REALLY like to work for MI5?  A former soldier gives us an insider’s view

 

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

SYRIA/RUSSIA/US

Professor of Peace Studies Paul Rogers from the University of Bradford

And BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

EXERCISE ALBANIAN LION

Captain Rob Pedre commander of HMS Ocean,

 

HUMAN RIGHTS/BRITISH FORCES

BFBS Reporter James Hirst talking to Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon

 

Soldier, Spy – book review

Former Mi5 agent, Tom Marcus - author of Soldier, Spy

 

 

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_20161006.mp3
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