Hi Folks,

In the UK, a new study has recommended eating up to 10 portions of fruit and vegetables per day. The idea is that eating more vegetables will help you live longer. No one has tested the possibility that it might just feel that way 🙂

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Recent Vacancies

Chartered Engineer (Civil/Structural) St Helena, South Atlantic £50k pa taxable in St Helena plus other non-taxable allowances

Engineering and Design Manager (101jc) Dubai, with Travel Excellent Package

Hawk Airframe/Propulsion Trainer (100jc) Anglesey £27,822.95

Aviation Safety Team Leader (099jc) Anglesey £25,000

Deputy Quality Manager (098jc) Anglesey £30,000

2 x Airframe/Propulsion (Dual Trade) Technician (097jc) Anglesey £19,236

Airframe/Propulsion Supervisor (096jc) Anglesey £24,205.70

Workshop and Fleet General Manager (095jc) Rochester, Kent £35-40k

Senior Mechanical Engineer (094ne) Middlesex Negotiable (commensurate with experience)

Senior Product Development Engineer (093ne) Middlesex Negotiable (commensurate with experience)

Senior Power Supply Design Engineer (092ne) Middlesex Negotiable (commensurate with experience)

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Airframe Supervisor (090jc) Anglesey £24,751

Build Crew for Festival Bar Company Various sites – UK £7.50 – £9.00/hour

Electronics/Mechanical Engineer (088jc) Nuneaton, West Midlands £28,000 plus Package

Site Manager Afghanistan to be discussed during the interview

Automotive Training Manager Afghanistan to be discussed during the interview

Security Installation Engineer (087jc) Essex circa £50k

Contingency Planning Consultant (085jc) City of London £55-60k

3 x Senior Project Manager — Network Delivery (084jc) Saudi Arabia Excellent Tax Free Package

Programme Manager — Network Delivery (083jc) Saudi Arabia Excellent Tax Free Package

Regional Director (082jc) Saudi Arabia Excellent Tax Free Package

Senior Testing and Certification Engineer (081jc) Watford £35,000 – £40,000

Testing and Evaluation Engineer (080jc) Watford £27,000 – £33,000

News Round–up

MoD accused of bid to ‘damage’ Welsh government in soldier row

Underpaid & under fire: British frontline troops earn less than minimum wage

British Army Has Just 227 Tanks Left After Spending Cuts

Senior officers who send troops to their deaths using faulty kit will be jailed

Sniper kills six Taliban with one bullet

British army should consider giving women close-combat roles, says general

Ukraine shows Britain should not cut military too far — MPs

Robot mannequin to test UK chemical weapon protection

Pagans and witches serving in the British military

The place where Chelsea Pensioners live

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.

The Surveillance Group Open Day — 25 April 2014 — Brook Court, Whittington Hall, Worcester WR5 2RX

Air Mission planning 2014 — 2–3 June 2014, London, United Kingdom

‘Support Our Paras’ — Old Sarum Airfield Event — 11 May 2014 — Salisbury, Wiltshire

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

Centenary Skydive Challenge

Reach for the Skies! The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home, along with rugby legend, Rory Underwood, is attempting a 95th birthday world record skydive attempt to commemorate the WWI Centenary!

Here’s what they had to say:

If you haven’t done so already, please join our Centenary Skydive Challenge, along with our ambassador Rory Underwood MBE and Heart Radio breakfast and help make history!

  • 1st/2nd August 2014
  • Only £50.00 to register

Sign up by 1st May and help us break a Guinness World Record.

Make a difference to ex-servicemen and women living with life limiting illness and disability and jump into the record books too!

Please contact Tanya Sharp at [email protected] or call 01903 218444.

If that sound like a challenge you are up for, download the QAHH-Skydive-registration-pack

Here’s a video with bit more information about The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home, and the great work they do!

Online MBA for Security Management

Annual reports on MBAs, which are issued by an independent research organisation, are available for the last 3 years.

They show that jobs for MBA qualified applicants increased annually over a period when jobs for most others had a negative growth rate.

In fact, the rate of increase for MBA qualified applicants was better than for virtually all other sectors.

Projections for 2014 are as follows:

  • Jobs for MBA qualified applicants are likely to grow by 15% in 2014.
  • Countries that will employ most MBA qualified applicants this year are likely to be Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe and the USA.
  • Sectors that might show the highest growth are law, energy, fmcg and finance.
  • Employment areas that are expected to pay the highest salaries are ranked as follows:
    • USA.
    • Western Europe.
    • Eastern Asia.
    • Middle East.
    • South America.
    • Eastern Europe.

Any readers of this Ex–Mil newsletter who would like to do their own research should contact Bob Dyson using the email below. Copies of the independent reports are available, free of charge.

(Anglia Ruskin University qualify this online MBA. It is particularly suitable for Servicemen and women who have held rank).


Do you have any reunions you want to let everyone know about. Just send in your name and details of how interested parties can get in contact. Also let us know the details of the reunion — who it's for, place, time etc. and a website if there is one, and we’ll include it in our next newsletter. Email us at:…[email protected]

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A chicken farmer went to a local bar. He sat next to a woman and ordered a glass of champagne.

“How about that? I’ve just ordered a glass of champagne, too!” said the woman.

“What a coincidence,” the farmer says, “I’m celebrating, as this is a special day for me”

“I’m also celebrating! It’s a special day for me too” says the woman.

“What a coincidence” says the man. “Cheers!”

They touched glasses, and the farmer asked “What are you celebrating?”

“My husband and I have been trying to have a child. We’ve been having problems, but today my gynaecologist told me I’m pregnant!”

“What a coincidence,” says the man, “I’m a chicken farmer and for years my chickens laid eggs that wouldn’t hatch. Today, one of the eggs finally did hatch.”

“Well, that’s great!” says the woman, “How did your chickens become fertile?”

“I used a different cock,” he replied.

The woman smiled and said,

“What a coincidence!”

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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