Hi folks,

Let's leave aside world events – we've got so much going on at Ex-Mil HQ that we think you'll want to know about! 

We are excited to let you know that our brand new website will be going live on 14 November. We really hope you'll love the look and the content. If you have any queries or encounter any issues while you are giving the new site a try, please contact Annette Hedouin on email:  [email protected] or phone: 0333 202 66500 ext 1

We're also getting ready to attend two major events and spread the word about finding the perfect career after military service. We'll be at UK Security Expo on the 29-30 November at London Olyumpia. You can visit us – or tell attendees to come say hello – at Stand L20. If you're in the Exeter area, you can also meet JC in for specialist career advice arranged by the Royal Marines Charity on Wednesday 22 November. Click here for further details

We hope you'll visit us online or in person in November and, of course, your feedback is very welcome! 

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


The Team

Recent vacancies

Temp Chauffeur Kingston upon Thames £12.500

CHP Service Engineer Midlands or Southern England £23k–28k basic with overtime £35-40k

CHP Commissioning Engineer Home Based Attractive Salary + Benefits

Welding and Fabrication Supervisor Sinai, Egypt Excellent Ex-Pat Package

Beadle/Master of Ceremonies City of London Highly Competitive package

HGV Drivers Glasgow £ 9 -10 per hour, plus allowances

Workshop Engineer Hertfordshire/Hampshire Commensurate

Field Service Engineer Hampshire/Essex Commensurate

Workshop Foreman Hemel Hempstead Commensurate

Mechanical and Maintenance Supervisor Eastern Senegal US$60k p.a.to start

News round–up    


Lord Ashcroft: Time to Tackle Public Misconceptions Over Veterans

Former Gurkha soldier nearly hacked his unfaithful wife to death with traditional kukri knife on the day she planned to tell him she was leaving

How Hitler, Mussolini, Lenin and Chairman Mao used photo editing to aid their propaganda: Before-and-after images reveal how they carefully managed their image

Ex-Serviceman To Be Sentenced For Stealing £50,000 From Veterans Charity

Peace campaigners accused of 'indoctrinating' children, as teaching union promotes white poppy scheme

The Proud Gurkhas Making The UK Their Home

Kurdish army target Scots to join foreign legion in fight against ISIS

Porton Down Legend Gilbert – Now Aged 100 – Helped Protect UK Armed Forces From Chemical Attack

Russian military bans selfies to prevent soldiers revealing locations

'We're not heroes, we're just soldiers': British troops who were partying in Las Vegas tell how they raced from Hooters Hotel to help gun massacre victims

Edinburgh Military Tattoo donates £1m to charity after sell-out August run

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

You could be eligible for a university degree in management

A university degree in management can lead you into a worthwhile second career. Your rank could make you eligible for an online MBA at a prestigious UK university. Even if you have a specialist skill, a university degree in management is particularly relevant as your next career path should take you into management.

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 with LSM (distance learning associate college of Anglia Ruskin University). There is no charge for this work, as it is paid by LSM, 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 after acceptance rather than waiting for the next year like an attending student.

Email: [email protected] or see www.onlineuniversitymilipol.com for more information.

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: The athiest and the bear

An atheist was walking through the woods. "What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!" he said to himself.
As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him.

He turned to look. He saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charge towards him. He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear was closing in on him.

He looked over his shoulder again, and the bear was even closer.

He tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear was right on top of him,reaching for him with his left paw and raising his right paw to strike him.

At that instant the Atheist cried out, "Oh my God!"

Time stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent.

As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky.

"You deny my existence for all these years, teach others I don't exist and even credit creation to cosmic accident."

"Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer?"

The atheist looked directly into the light, "It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps you could make the BEAR a Christian?"

"Very well," said the voice.

The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed.

And the bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws together, bowed his head and spoke:

"Lord bless this food, which I am about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen."

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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