Thu, 29 January 2015
(First broadcast on Thursday 29th January 2015 at 4.30pm)
Is Moscow playing a game of Russian roulette in international affairs?
What are the recruitment challenges for the UK military?
Why is the MOD spending 30 million on an upgrade to armoured vehicles?
Find out what HMS Kent is doing in the Indian Ocean.
And the thoughts and memories of the former Royal Naval pilot – who witnessed the Nazi cruelty at a Second World War concentration camp.
PRESENTER THIS WEEK : Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUESTS: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee,
Doctor Andrew Foxall, Director of Russia Studies at the think tank the Henry Jackson Society
Air Vice Marshall Mike Harwood discussing manpower
Defence equipment minister Philip Dunne speaking to BFBS
reporter Will Inglis about d the UK's armoured vehicles .
HMS Kent’s Captain, Commander Andrew Block, discussing the ship’s counter-piracy operations.
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY.
Former British serviceman Eric Winkle Brown speaking to Kate Gerbeau
THURSDAYS at 4:30 UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and at 6:30 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 webb, 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
Direct download: Sitrep_20150129.mp3
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