Hi Folks,

Last Saturday, 28th June, was the 100th Anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. It was the trigger point for World War I, which started one month later. Then, as now, the Armed Forces were made up entirely of volunteers — Men who chose to fight, and in many cases give their lives, for their country. How fitting, then, that exactly 100 years later, Britain celebrated Armed Forces Day — honouring our veterans and serving personnel. We hope you had a great day 🙂

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

Here are all the new vacancies since the last newsletter. We have lots more vacancies on the Ex-mil Recruitment website. Please note all vacancies are still open to applications.

Armoured Vehicle Electrical or Control Equipment Instructor (165jc) Bordon £24-26k

3 x Business Development Directors (164jc) Gatwick Region £35-45k + 1st class package

Environmental Engineer/Scientist (163jc) Suffolk circa £40,000

Level 2, Terrestrial Trunk Radio (TETRA) Instructor (162jc) Saudi Arabia Excellent Expat Package

Circus Yard Manager (161jc) Travelling and Gloucestershire £400 pw + Accommodation

Senior Product Development Engineer (160ne) Middlesex Negotiable commensurate with experience

Senior Power Supply Design Engineer (159ne) Middlesex £Negotiable commensurate with experience

Senior Project Engineer (158ne) Middlesex £ Negotiable commensurate with experience

Building Services Manager – Plant (157ne) Middlesex £ Negotiable commensurate with experience

Manual Machinist (Turner/Miller) (156ne) Middlesex £ Negotiable commensurate with experience

2 x Vehicle Sales Consultants (155jc) Evesham and Banbury OTE £30,000 + Benefits

2 x Live In Butlers and Partners (154jc) London and Bedfordshire Excellent Package

Adventure TV Host Global tba

Senior Software Engineer (153ne) Middlesex £ Negotiable commensurate with experience

Training Course Designer (151jc) Saudi Arabia Excellent Ex Pat Package

Branch Administrator (150jc) Southampton Circa £18,000 + benefits

Class 2 Driver/Warehouse Operative (149jc) Southampton Competitive Package

Enforcement Officer / Trainee Bailiff Various UK £25,000 – £30,000

News Round–up

UK — Capita earns £100 million in army recruitment fiasco

Brighton Councillor, Told To Resign Over Armed Forces Day ‘Hired Killers’ Tweet

Civil servants to fill Army reserves gaps

Why Britain’s Armed Forces are shrinking by the day and does it really matter?

Gen Sir Peter Wall: Britain may need its Army ‘sooner than some would have us think’

Royal Navy investigates mystery Russian warship in Baltic

Mapping Iraq’s fighting groups

Study aims to mitigate risk of lower leg injuries for service personnel

Blackadder and company really did fight in World War One

East Yorkshire D-Day veterans to be awarded French Legion d’Honneur

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.

Colchester Military Tournament — 5–6 July 2014 – Abbey Field – Colchester CO2 7SZ

Royal British Legion First World War Commemorative London Walk — Every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday 9 November.

Farnborough International Air Show 2014 — 19-20 July 2014, Farnborough

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

Online MBA

Would you have to do a foundation course before going to university?

If you would like to find out, you are invited to take this free test.

The university compliance certificate used for our online MBA has 2 parts:

  • Contemporary Issues in Security.
  • International Risk Management.

The assignment for part 1 is to write a report on any current security incident listed on website.

Your report should be about 2,000 words long and include suitable headings. An example of a layout is as follows:

  • Title page (author, contact details and date).
  • Contents list page.
  • Summary (a page on the main points from your report).
  • Report (may contain pictures, maps or other visual aids).
  • Conclusions and Recommendations (if appropriate).
  • Bibliography (list of books, literature and websites used for the report).

Reports submitted by email to [email protected] before August 31, 2014 will be assessed by our Internal Assessor (formerly British army Major with a university, post-graduate qualification who is also an External Verifier with City and Guilds).

No fee will be charged.


  • The assessment sheet provided is not a full university compliance certificate.
  • Your report, if satisfactory, would contribute towards a foundation certificate.
  • Exemption from the Foundation Course is given to MBA applicants with rank and suitable experience. (Apply by email and attach a CV).

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

For more information on MBAs, contact Bob Dyson:

Email: [email protected]

Paddy Doyle — The Records Tumble

Regular readers will know that, every now and again, former paratrooper, and multiple world record holder, Paddy Doyle, keeps us updated on his on his quest to break, well, nearly every endurance record, ever. Here we have the latest news from his team:

Part I

Although mentally tired and injured from six months of challenging hard competitive cross country feats. Former Paratrooper and Royal British legion member Paddy Doyle once again increased his career World Record titles by an extra five, speed marching over hilly inclines, muddy bridle paths and climbing over stiles.

The first to fall was the:

1 km speed march carrying 40 lb back pack: 9 mins: 33 secs.

After reaching the first check point he then focused on the 5 mile cross country speed march completing it in a time of 1 hr: 1 min: 16 secs.

The next distance was 10 km beating the previous Guinness World Record time by 22 mins finishing in 1 hr: 8 mins: 40 secs.

At this stage Doyle was feeling the heat twisting his knee in the process on one of the muddy paths, however he went onto set a new record of 10 miles in a time of 1 hr: 59 mins: 9 secs.

Feeling the heat and now carrying an injury Doyle had to battle on to break the Guinness World Record of 13 mile, his team was feeding him plenty of water and energy bars to maintain his salts.

Paddy said “I was feeling light headed and what did not help was my injured knee and ankles, I know from plenty of years of experience of pushing my self and going through the wall, that this was nothing new, I always put myself in a trance cutting out all pain regardless of the consequences.”

It paid off and Doyle finally reached the half marathon finish line carrying 40 lb back pack in a time of 2 hrs: 41 mins: 8 secs.

Finally I would like to thank Lloyd Davies from the Royal British Legion West Midlands for their ongoing support

Part II

Paddy Doyle stepped up to the challenge once again by setting another two cross country challenge records carrying a 20 lb back pack.

The official route was once again the Heart of England Way path, Paddy speed marched 1 km climbing over stiles, walking up hilly inclines and avoiding pot holes on the foot paths in a time of 6 mins: 21 secs.

He then focused his mind on the Guinness World Record 10 km speed march setting a new record time of 53 mins: 58 secs. Which was well within the cut off time of 1 hour.

Doyle said” This record pushed me as I had to finish in a faster time carrying a lighter weight, climbing over the stiles slowed me down and avoiding the deep pot holes on the path was a worry as I did not want to snap my ankle, on the last mile in is where my left calf muscle snapped it felt as though some one put a knife in my calf muscle, I knew at that stage if I did not cut out the pain I would not beat the Guinness record time. My team were a great support shouting me on to the finish line.”

Check out www.staminaforlife.co.uk for more info.

Thanks for the updates, Paddy, and long may you endure.

Why is It important to use a Personal Email Addresses?

Any Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo (or similar) address is perfectly acceptable, if you don’t have one from your Internet Service Provider.

It helps us because your personal email address is likely to remain with you far longer than a work email address, and we can be more certain it is up to date. We cannot, for example, know how long your MOD email address will be around after you have left the services.

It also ensures your privacy. Anything sent to, or from, your work email address is open to being seen by your current employer. Many IT departments, quite legally and quite understandably, keep an eye on employee emails. This could prove embarrassing, or worse, if they discover you are looking for employment elsewhere.

So please, supply us with a personal email address unless you are absolutely sure that only you can access it.



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]

Reminder — Please Check Your Contact Details

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A group of young school children, accompanied by two female teachers, went on a field trip to the local racetrack to learn about horses.

When it was time to take the children to the bathroom it was decided that the girls would go with one teacher and the boys would go with the other.

As one teacher waited outside the men’s room, one of the boys came out and told her that none of them could reach the urinal.

Having no choice, she went inside, helped the boys with their pants, and began hoisting the little boys up one by one, holding onto their ‘weewees’ to direct the flow away from their clothes.

As she lifted one, she couldn’t help but notice that he was unusually well endowed.

Trying not to show that she was staring, the teacher said, “You must have been kept down a year or two.”

“No, ma’am,” he replied,

“I’m the jockey riding Silver Arrow in the 4th, but thanks for the lift.”

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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