Hi folks,

The news has been dominated over the last week by the terrible news from Manchester. Our thoughts and condolences to all those affected by such a cowardly and disgusting act of violence.

The resulting soldiers on the streets is a reminder of how great the threat is, and how exceptionally valuable the skills and cool headedness of our forces are in times of trouble.

At a time when the respect afforded to our unacceptably shrinking military seems to be falling in the corridors of power, it was reassuring to see the recent celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. This organisation was founded by Royal Charter in 1917, with the mission to commemorate all men and women killed during the World Wars equally, no matter what class, rank, race or religion they had been in life. It's a powerful message to anyone disrespecting serving forces or veterans and one which many of our leaders need to be reminded of.

Drop us a line on [email protected] if there's anything you'd like us to add to this newsletter.


The Team

Recent vacancies

2 x Resident Engineers Caribbean Islands Negotiable Package

Site Investigation Operative Based in Chelmsford, Essex, travelling to sites mainly across London the South East £22000 – £25000

Explosive Ordnance Trials Lead Central Scotland Commensurate with Experience

Instructors – various locations;please see advert text Various – South England 22,884.00

General Manager Central Belt – Scotland Negotiable commensurate with experience

Contracts Manager Central Belt – Scotland Negotiable commensurate with experience

Bid Team Leader/Senior Estimator Central Belt – Scotland Negotiable commensurate with experience

Trainee Pest Control Technician London £16k + OT + Commission in training

Boatman/Maintenance/Housekeeper Couple Isle of Mull negotiable

Maintenance Operative Wandsworth, London circa £25k

Quality Assurance Manager Saudi Arabia Excellent Expat Package

Instructor – Wrexham/Flintshire Flintshire £22,884.00

High Voltage/Improver Engineer UK £12.50 to £14.50 per Hour

Instructor – Birmingham and South Birmingham One in Birmingham and one in Worcester South Birmingham £22,884.00

Training Course Designer Saudi Arabia Excellent Expat Package

Meet Ex-Mil this June


JC and Bernie will be at Leuchars Station Open Day next Saturday: Pitch 38 in the Craft Hanger.

Bernie will be leading two workshops for the Fife Chamber of Commerce on 13 and 23 Jun.  They are open to all, at the very reasonable price of £15 + VAT for people who are not members of the Chamber.

News round–up    

Defence Committee backs Campaign

Rapid Intervention Vehicle unveiled as military jeep

Prince Harry's rallying cry as he unveils UK team for third Invictus Games at the Tower of London

British Army’s ability fight undermined by rampant STDs

British Troops tell Ministry of Defence morale is falling amid cuts to Armed Forces

Falklands/UK airbridge has reduced flight time with re-route via Cape Verde

Military honours: career openings in the defence industry

Manchester bombing: Army arrives at Westminster and Buckingham Palace as London landmarks put on lockdown

Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin laughed at and accused of electioneering as she is confronted over Tory cuts at Royal United Services Institute

Woman Wearing Jeremy Corbyn Bag Heckles Police And Army At Downing Street Gates

MILLITARY PRECISION Who are the Army team led by Cpl Liam Grime in the Bake Off: Creme de la Creme final?

Ballymurphy families begin civil proceedings against MoD

British veterans 'abandoned' in bid for justice over IRA attacks

British Daredevil Aims to Break 4 World Records in Wingsuit Jumps

Brian Blessed 'proud' to open centenary exhibition at Brookwood Military Cemetery

Preston School brings in the Army to help pupils

Germany investigates military students suspected of far-right links – paper

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

Introducing Transperformance

We would like to introduce you to a service we feel may be helpful to former service personnel who are looking for a job or changing careers.  Over the years, we have met many candidates who have struggled to establish what they really want to do within the world of work.  They know that they wish to have a career and not drift through a succession of short-term jobs and also to find work that is meaningful and fulfilling.  Many ex-military personnel have told us that they have struggled to work out what their ‘true’ capabilities and goals are and have often felt pressurised into being the person they are ‘supposed’ to be or lack the confidence in their abilities to step off well-trodden paths to create their own.

We pride ourselves at Ex-Mil Recruitment on aiming to find the right role for the right candidate not focusing purely on ‘placing candidates’ quickly or being profit driven.  For this reason, we would like to introduce you to Transperformance™ a consultancy that helps clients to thoroughly prepare and plan how to be more self-aware, to identify suitable sectors and roles, to network and present yourself in a way that gives you the best chance to secure the right job.  The company offers group workshops over 2 days or one-to-one consulting. What makes them different is that everything they do is personalised, they will not make you follow a process-driven, ‘sheep-dip’ conveyor belt!

For further details please see www.transperformance.net or call 07884 365 054 and ask for Nicholas Harrison.

The owner of the business has helped many former servicemen and women over the years and has agreed to offer a discount to any clients who quote ‘Ex-mil Rec 0617’.

5 good reasons for doing a university management degree online

  1. To get significantly more money
  2. If you want a career, not just a job
  3. To make resettlement much easier
  4. For international opportunities
  5. Your Services role makes it uniquely possible at this time.

www.onlineuniversitymilipol.com  works with military and ex-military candidates worldwide. We pilot you through the university acceptance process by turning your Services experience into ‘academic points’ so that you are offered an online university place. There is no charge for this work (i.e. it is paid by the university’s online provider) so you can find out if you comply without obligation. We remain with you throughout your study and will even attend the graduation ceremony on your behalf if you are abroad.

The cost of online study is significantly less than that of attending university and, more importantly, you do not need to stop working whilst gaining your degree.

One of the big advantages of online study is flexibility, particularly when you are unable to commit to a fixed weekly schedule. You might even finish earlier than an attending student if you are able to put in more time but your qualification and benefits will be exactly the same. Additionally, you can start immediately after acceptance rather than waiting for the next year like an attending student.

For further information, or to access research reports that underpin the 5 good reasons,
Email: [email protected] or see: www.onlineuniversitymilipol.com

Events etc.

Upcoming events can be found on these sites for the Royal Air ForceRoyal Navy and Army – something for everyone!

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


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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Joke: 11 Minutes

A cop was patrolling late at night in a well-known lover's spot, famous for all obscene activities. He sees a couple in a car, with the interior light brightly glowing.

The cop carefully approaches the car to get a closer look. Then he sees a young man behind the wheel, reading a computer magazine. He immediately notices a young woman in the rear seat, knitting. Puzzled by this surprising situation, the cop walks to the car and gently raps on the driver's window.

The young man lowers his window. "Uh, yes, officer?"
The cop says: "What are you doing?"
The young man says: "Well Officer, I'm reading a magazine."

Pointing towards the young woman in the back seat the cop says: "And her, what is she doing?"
The young man shrugs: "Sir, I believe she's knitting a pullover sweater."

Now, the cop is totally confused.. A young couple, alone, in a car, at night in a Lover's lane… and nothing obscene is happening!

The cop asks: "What's your age, young man?"
The young man says "I'm 18, sir."
The cop asks: "And her…what's her age?"
The young man looks at his watch and replies:
"She'll be 16 in 11 minutes."

If you want to contribute to the jokes in this newsletter, just send them in — email us at:…[email protected]

For various reasons we can't always include them in the newsletter, but we always appreciate them!

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