Hi folks,

We hope you had a lovely bonfire night and a peaceful and respectful Remembrance Day.

It's been all hands at the pump here at Ex-Mil HQ and we are so proud to tell you that our new website is NOW LIVE! In fact, we're so chuffed that to celebrate, we're giving you the chance to win an incredible Christmas Hamper to make your festive season go with a bang! 

Your feedback is really important to us, so please email [email protected] with your thoughts on the new site. 

A brief reminder, meanwhile, that we'll be at this year's UK Security Expo on the 29-30 November at London Olympia. You can visit us – or tell attendees to come say hello – at Stand L20. And, 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

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


The Team

Recent vacancies

Maintenance Service Engineer Walsall £25.369

Sheet Metal/Fabricator Croydon circa £13- £14.50 per hour

Supportability Engineers Bristol and Barrow-in-Furness starting at £34,085 to £38,000 depending on experience

AvSec Project Manager Doncaster Competitive package on offer

Aviation Security Training Instructor Doncaster or London Competitive Package

Generator Service Engineer (252jc) Hampshire Excellent Package

Instructor – Surrey area Surrey area 23,456.00

HGV Class 2 Driver (251sk) – Kent Sidcup Dependant on experience and qualification

Instructor – Oxford/North Wiltshire area Oxford/North Wiltshire area 23,456.00

Instructor Full time- Sutton/Croyden area Sutton/Croyden area 23,456.00

Generator Mechanic Sinai, Egypt Excellent Ex-Pat Package

Instructor – Birmingham area Birmingham area 23,456.00

PSV BUS DRIVER CTPlus, Leeds depot, 179 Water Lane, LS11 9UD

Area Manager – North and South Wales North and South Wales 27,375.00

Instructor – Norwich area Norwich area 23,456.00

Nominations Open For The UK's Largest Celebration of Ex-Forces Personnel in Business

We're delighted to announce that the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards – a major new event and the UK's largest ever celebration of ex-forces personnel in business – is now accepting nominations for its 2018 awards programme.

Servicemen and women spend years adapting to roles and gaining valuable skills. They develop qualities that are readily transferable and in demand in the business world, but transitioning back to civilian life can be a challenging period marked by uncertainty, anxiety and frustration, both for service leavers and their families.

The British Ex-Forces in Business Awards uncovers the  achievements of business leaders who previously served in the forces, providing them with a large-scale, national platform to be role models for the thousands of military leavers each year.

The high-profile event on 10 May in London will not only gather hundreds of business leaders to reveal and celebrate the winners, but also bring together top organisations to promote the skills gained in the military, raise awareness of resettlement issues and further dialogue around the importance of ex-forces
employment initiatives.

Nominations are now open and close on 15 December. If you know somebody who deserves to be recognised at these prestigious awards, make sure they are nominated by
submitting an entry for free at exforcesinbusiness.co.uk.

News round–up    

Army officer arrests suspect fleeing car crash on way home from Remembrance Sunday drills

Brian goes out with a bang – military man born on Bonfire Night is sent skywards in firework

Incredible video shows New Zealand Army help save stranded orca

UK spymasters raise suspicions over Kaspersky software’s Russia links

Veteran claims three generations of family left with deformities due to nuclear test radiation exposure

Fake SAS love rat who regaled girlfriends with tales of life in special forces and French Foreign Legion in £110,000 swindle is jailed for four years

Troops on tax credits as civilian staff get more than £7m in bonuses THIS year

Thousands of Troops are too fat to go to war due to stodgy diet of fry-ups, chips and puds

Ebay traders selling Remembrance Day poppies WITHOUT donating the proceeds to military charities are branded ‘disgusting’ by former top commander

Gun Salute Marks 100 Years Since End Of The Battle Of Passchendaele

Arrogant conman who stole £60k from military veterans flaunts wealth with gold-coloured BMW after early jail release

Fury over 'outrageous' plan to erect wind farms on major First World War battlefield in France

Top US General Warns UK Military Can't Get Any Smaller

German army 'plans for break up of the EU' in war games study of security crises that could face the continent by 2040

SHOCK CLAIMS Scottish army veteran picked for Prince Harry’s Invictus Games facing ex-abuse rap

Blind veteran from Milton Keynes to march at Cenotaph this Remembrance Sunday

WATCH: Army Farriers Put To the Test In Red Hot Competition

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

Why do an online management degree?

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.

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 frog

A frog goes to a fortune teller to find out if he will ever be lucky in love.

The fortune teller reads his palm and tells the frog, "I have good news and I have bad news. Which would you like to hear first?"

The frog asks for the good news first.

The fortune teller says, "You are going to meet the most beautiful girl, who is going to be very interested in you and will want to know all about you. She will want you to open up for her and you will give her your heart."

"That's great!" says the frog. "But what's the bad news?"

"Well, you're going to meet her in Biology class."

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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