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.
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There’s election fever as the manifestos are published but is there anything for the Services to vote for?

Trump, Russia and Putin – exactly what is going on?

While NATO defence chiefs meet in Brussels, Sitrep goes behind the scenes at the Alliance's Joint Force Headquarters in Naples.

Plus -  how the RAF took out the IS executioners.

Studio Guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

TOPICS

DEFENCE & THE GENERAL ELECTION

BFBS correspondent James Hirst & BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

TRUMP/RUSSIA/PUTIN

Professor Scott Lucas is from the department of political science and international studies at the University of Birmingham BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

NATO & NAPLES

BFBS reporter Tim Cooper in Italy speaking to Major General Ian Cave, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans, at Joint Force Headquarters in Naples & BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

MOSUL PROGRESS

BFBS’s Simon Newton reporting from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus

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 in the UK and on FM in Scotland, Colchester, Salisbury Plain, Aldershot, Catterick & Blandford Forum) On Sky Channel 0211.

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

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SITREP TRAIL THURS, 11th May 

(KATE PRESENTS– NO CHRISTOPHER LEE TODAY; Professor Michael Clarke, former Director of the Royal United Services Institute is our special guest throughout the programme)

 

Could the UK send more troops to Afghanistan, and what will they be doing if they do deploy?

In the States, the fallout continues over the sacking of the head of the FBI….

Find out what the main Defence issues are in the General Election campaigns.

Plus, Sitrep explores the impact of Prince Harry’s campaign on Mental Health issues.

TOPICS

AFGHANISTAN 

Michael Evans from the Times & Professor Michael Clarke, former Director of the Royal United Services Institute

 

FBI DIRECTOR

Simon Marks from Feature Story News in Washington & Professor Michael Clarke

 

DEFENCE & THE GENERAL ELECTION

James Hirst, our correspondent in Westminster & Professor Michael Clarke

 

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

Sir Simon Wessely, Director of the King's Centre for Military Health Research

 

BUNDESWEHR

Professor Michael Clarke

 

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 in the UK and on FM in Scotland, Colchester, Salisbury Plain, Aldershot, Catterick & Blandford Forum) On Sky Channel 0211.

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

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Could the French election result change the UK’s defence alliance with our European ally?

 

What’s the significance of Japan joining in Naval exercise with the US?

 

Find out what’s worrying the Head of Europol….

 

Plus, Doctors at War, what it’s really like to save lives in a war zone…..

 

And, as Prince Phillip steps down from Royal duties – who’s stepping up to fulfil his role?

TOPICS

DUKE OF EDINBURGH

BFBS Defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

FRENCH ELECTION

Dr Paul Smith an expert in French politics from the University of Nottingham..

 

HEAD OF EUROPOL

Rob Wainwright who is head of the European Union's police

 

JAPAN NAVY EXERCISE

Rear Admiral Chris Parry from Rusi

 

DOCTORS AT WAR

Book review ‘Doctors at War’ by Mark de Rond. 

An account of life of a trauma surgical team at work in a field hospital in Helmand, Afghanistan.

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