Hi folks,

We hope you are getting a chance to enjoy the lovely summer sunshine. It’s certainly a great antidote to the 24/7 politics we’ve had to bear here in the UK! We’re quite glad that’s over for a while, though you can always share your thoughts on the results (or lack of results) over on our Facebook page.

On a lighter note, we’re very much looking forward to Armed Forces Day on 24 June. There’s a great website chock-full of interesting events for all the family so you can get out there and celebrate your service and all our boys and girls still in uniform, hopefully with the sun still shining! PLease do share the link and let people know – it would be great to see big crowds out there.

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 Site Engineers Caribbean Islands Negotiable Package

Corporate Risk and Compliance Manager Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Excellent Ex Pat Package

Instructor – Worcester Worcester 22884.00

Satellite Communications Engineer Worldwide Based on experience

Installation Engineer (Laundry) London and the South East up to £24k + excellent benefits package

Catering Engineer London and the South East £28 – 34k + excellent benefits package

Field Service Engineer – Laundry London and South East England up to £26k + 1st class benefits package

Field Services Supervisor London up to £40k + Benefits

Project Engineer London up to £40k + Benefits

Project Manager London circa £45k + Benefits

Knowledge Manager Saudi Arabia Excellent Expat Package

Change Manager Saudi Arabia Excellent Expat Package

Service Delivery & Assurance Manager Saudi Arabia Excellent Expat Package

Service Asset & Configuration Manager (SACM) Saudi Arabia Excellent Expat Package

Release & Deployment Manager Saudi Arabia Excellent Expat Package

Trainee Field Service Engineer Chessington £30 – £32k + Benefits

Come and meet Ex-Mil in Fife

Bernie will be leading a workshop for the Fife Chamber of Commerce on  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 

Soldiers cheated out of justice by crippling court bills: Lawyers say many face being found guilty because they cannot afford to be represented in court

US Army invests $2million in research to test ‘game changer’ one-shot injection to beat PTSD

British base in Cyprus hit by explosion

More than £20million was paid out by the MoD in compensation claims against British Troops

Rose Gentle to receive university honour for Iraq War campaign

SS Richard Montgomery Packed With Explosives Could Create Tsunami In Thames Estuary

Is RAF Northolt being turned into ‘little Heathrow’?

Russian scientists develop invisibility cloak for soldiers to hide from enemy radars

Lawyers from Leigh Day cleared of Iraq case misconduct

London’s Attack Hero: The Soldier Who Saved Lives

Haunting D-Day photos of brave Allied troops wading ashore in France and soldiers lying dead on the beach are transformed with colour on the 73rd anniversary of the Normandy landings

Convoy of 90 Black cabs ferries veterans to Pegasus Bridge for the final time to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of D-Day

Pregnant Royal Navy sailors airlifted off warships: 30 troops flown home

Elite SAS unit ‘Blue Thunder’ are deployed for first time after London terror attack

Dozens of elite Special Forces troops booted out after failing drugs tests

RAF Man’s Career Blow after ‘Drunkenly Smuggling Woman Onto Base’

Invictus Games 2017: Meet the amazing Hampshire heroes competing

Weird and Wonderful stories about World War II

US military data found unprotected on Amazon web server

Military chefs win Bake Off: Creme de la Crème

Homes for heroes – Work on first ever housing development for British war veterans begins

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’.

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]

We Like to be social

Don’t forget you can connect with us on LinkedIn or ‘Like’ our page on Facebook.

Joke: Chicken Surprise

A couple go for a meal at a Chinese restaurant and order the “Chicken Surprise”. The waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded cast iron pot.

Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises slightly and she briefly sees two beady little eyes looking around before the lid slams back down.

“Good grief, did you see that?” she asks her husband. He hadn’t, so she asks him to look in the pot. He reaches for it and again the lid rises, and he sees two little eyes looking around before it slams down.

Rather perturbed, he calls the waiter over, explains what is happening, and demands an explanation.

“Please sir,” says the waiter, “what did you order?”

The husband replies, “Chicken Surprise.”

“So sorry,” says the waiter, “I brought you Peking Duck.”

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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