Hi Folks,

Well that’s DSEI over for another year. We had a great time, met some great people, and drunk some tasty beer. Check out our patch of the world for much of last week. Now we’re ploughing through the mountain of work and leads that have built up. Joy! Hope you enjoy the newsletter.

If you have any suggestions or ideas for items you’d like us to include, or any feedback on the newsletter — or our new website — good or otherwise, please email us at:…[email protected]–mil.co.uk.

Recent Vacancies

Operations Manager (168jc) London + 30% travel Exciting package

French Speaking VM (167jc) Guinea $100K per Year

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Service Technician Ashford, Kent negotiable

Engineering and Ops Manager (164jc) London, NW10 £30-40k + Car + Bens

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Installation Design Engineer (EW) (159jc) Saudi Arabia Excellent Package

Health, Safety, Security & Environment Manager (159as) North Cornwall / Worldwide £50-55k

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Plumber (154ne) Surrey £30k +

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News Round–up

US Navy gunman kills 12

How the MoD ‘lost’ £1.5billion

British Army saves £770m with SAS analytics tools

UK suspends arms export permits to Egypt military

UK new forced conscription bill: a look

‘Huge upskilling’ required for UK military

CHF chuffed with first tryout of new Merlins in the field

War veteran gives away Military Cross in disgust over elderly treatment

Unique military recovery centre opens its doors

Blind army veteran backs ‘wonderful’ charity which helped him with sight loss

Do you have any news you think we should feature, or any areas you’d like us to cover? Email us at:…[email protected]

Events etc.

Here we like to include things for you to visit, attend, donate to or get involved in, should you choose to.

IWM Duxford Autumn Air Show 2013 – 13 October 2013 – Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR

Measuring the Resilience of Cities: the Role of Big Data – 25 October 2013 – RUSI, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET

Space Situational Awareness 2013 – 13-14 November 2013 – Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, 22 Portman Square, London W1H 7BG

Do you have an event or appeal you’d like us to publicise? Email us at:…[email protected]

HM Armed Forces Veterans Badge

We are indebted to Mick van Weber, who sent us an email regarding the Veterans Badge.

He was looking for some information online and came across a website which, among all the other useful information, included a piece about the Badge.

The website explains:

“To promote recognition of veterans by the wider British public, the unique and unifying symbol of the HM Armed Forces Veterans Badge is available to all those who have served in HM Armed Forces.”

In Mick’s own words:

I have applied for one and would be proud to wear it. As I didn’t know about this badge before, maybe others don’t, so maybe you could inform people on your next newsletter.”

We think he has a very good point.

So, you can find out more about The Veterans Badge on the Veterans UK website.

Thank you Mick.

Number 1 (Fighter) Squadron Association

While at DSEI 2013 last week, the Ex-Mil Recruitment team were lucky enough to meet Darin Tudor, of the Number 1 (Fighter) Squadron Association. You’ll probably remember that the 1(F)Squadron itself was disbanded in 2011 when the Harrier was retired, but, there’s a long and fascinating history attached to Squadron, which Darin and the Association are keen to preserve and share. For example, it was the founder squadron of the Royal Flying Corps, the RAF’s predecessor, and when it was first formed the squadron were flying in balloons! Last year the Squadron celebrated its Centenary and was featured in a report from Central and Anglia TV.

You can find out more about the Number 1 (fighter) Squadron’s history on their website. And read these compelling extracts from Lieutenant Stewart Keith-Jopp’s diary, to get an idea of what is was like as a WWI pilot in the squadron.

While we were chatting to Darin, we were able to persuade him to send us some more info about the squadron to share with you lot. We’ll be adding some incredible Typhoon images to the Ex-Mil Recruitment Blog at a later date, but for now, we think you’ll like this short video, which includes some shots from the cockpit by Flight Lieutenant Martin Pert or ‘Perty’. He became the Squadron’s Qualified Flying Instructor in 2010, conducted the last sortie to honour the Harrier GR9 bow out of service, and is now Red 4 in the Red Arrows. Make sure you turn the sound up 🙂

Darin also told us that the Association is made up of ex aircrew and groundcrew from the squadron, so if that includes you, perhaps you’d like to become a member of the association via the Association website.

We wish all Darin, Perty and the Number 1 (Fighter) Squadron Association all the best.

Reminder — Please Check Your Contact Details

Please check to ensure we have up–to–date contact details for you — a working email address and your current phone number and address.

Also, if you haven’t updated or uploaded your CV in the last twelve months, please do so at the Ex–Mil website. We perform searches on the database and if your CV is not there, then we cannot match your details.

Finally, if you want us to remove your details from our database please give us as much information as possible — so we can cross reference your information and ensure we can find you.

Many Thanks.


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Drugs Education

Two young guys appear in court after being arrested for smoking dope.

The judge says, “You seem like nice young men, and I’d like to give you a second chance instead of prison. I want you to go out this weekend and try to convince others of the evils of drug use. I’ll see you back in court Monday.”

On Monday, the judge asks the first guy, “How did you do over the weekend?”

“Well, your honour, I persuaded 17 people to give up drugs forever.”

“Seventeen people? That’s wonderful. How did you do it?”

“I used a diagram, your honour. I drew two circles like this: O o. Then I told them that the big circle is your brain before drugs and the small circle is your brain after drugs.”

“That’s admirable,” says the judge. Then he turns to the second guy. “And how did you do?”

“Well, your honour, I persuaded 156 people to give up drugs forever.”

“Wow!” says the judge. “156 people! How did you manage to do that?”

“Well, I used a similar diagram,” the guy says. “I drew two circles like this: o O. Then I pointed to the little circle and said,

“This is your arsehole before prison… .”

If you want to contribute to the jokes in this newsletter, just send them in — email us at:…[email protected]. For various reason we can't always include them in the newsletter, but we always appreciate them 🙂


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