Hi folks,

Defence spending is in the news yet again. With the head of the British army, General Sir Nick Carter, warning that the UK’s armed forces face being unfit for purpose if there isn’t a spending boost soon, how can our armed forces continue to be one of the best in the world when faced with constant cuts?

There’s an interesting analysis of military spending on the BBC – how long will it take for the government to realise what we’ve been saying for years? Our troops desperately need investment and the time to do it is now. 

Feel free to join the debate on our Facebook page – it's always refreshing to hear your views. 

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News round–up    

Putin is a 'clear and present danger' to Britain: Head of the Army warns of Russia's 'eye-watering' military power and how it is using the war in Syria to test its frightening arsenal

Withdrawal Of Troops From Germany Could Be Halted, Says Head Of The Army

SAS: Who Dares Wins: Anthony Middleton blows up at LIAR contestant with a C-bomb

Red Arrows ejector seat firm guilty over RAF Scampton death

Army veteran whose leg was blown off in Afghanistan joins his friend to row across the Atlantic in record 37-day trip through 40ft waves

Defence Secretary Joins Call To Find Permanent Home For SAS Veteran

Turkey Begins Ground Assault on Kurdish Enclave in Syria

HEROES VS MPS Ex-servicemen launching political party to challenge ‘morally deficient’ MPs

British Army’s Ice Maiden Team becomes first all-female team to cross Antarctica using muscle power alone

Military housing managers CarillionAmey issue assurances over Carillion liquidation

Hundreds Of Soldiers Are Being Sacked For Abusing Drugs

Outpouring of tributes for Falklands War hero Rick 'The Doc' Jolly

What Made You Join Up? Army Recruitment through the Ages

Nato spy planes plug gaps in UK defences amid HUGE Russian submarine activity

Elite Paratroopers and Royal Marines 'could be MERGED to save cash in military cost-cutting drive'

MoD base in line for £35 million revamp

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.

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Events etc.

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

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Joke: Magic frog

A woman was out golfing and hit the ball deep into the woods.

When she went to look for it she found a frog in a trap.

The frog said to her, "If you release me from this trap, I will grant you three wishes."

The woman freed the frog, and the frog said, "Thank you, but I failed to mention that there was a condition to your wishes.
Whatever you wish for, your husband will get times ten!"

The woman said, "That's okay."

For her first wish, she wanted to be the most beautiful woman in the world.

The frog warned her, "You do realize that this wish will also make your husband the most handsome man in the world, an Adonis whom women will flock to."

The woman replied, "That's okay, because I will be the most beautiful woman and he will have eyes only for me."

So, KAZAM-she's the most beautiful woman in the world!

For her second wish, she wanted to be the richest woman in the world.

The frog said, "That will make your husband the richest man in the world. And he will be ten times richer than you."

The woman said, "That's okay, because what's mine is his and what's his is mine."

So, KAZAM-she's the richest woman in the world!

The frog then inquired about her third wish, and she answered,

"I'd like a mild heart attack."

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