Hi folks,

On the 1st April 2018, the first pilots from the newly formed Royal Air Force saw action over France. Just twenty days later, they shot down much feared German fighter pilot Mannfred von Richtofen, known as the Red Baron. This week saw celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the creation of the RAF and it's safe to say that they've done us proud over the past century and it's a joy to see that contribution recognised on the national stage. 

Our sincere condolences, meanwhile, to the families of the two British soldiers recently killed in the line of duty. Such a shocking loss. 

May we take this opportunity to remind you to log into your Ex-Mil Recruitment account and update your details. With the new GDPR regulations about to kick in, anyone who hasn't logged into their accounts for a period of time will be removed from our system. 

And finally, don't forget to enter our great competition to win tickets to the Army v Navy rugby match at Twickenham on 5 May


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Landscape Gardener/Labourer Markinch, Fife Min £8.00 per hour.

Recruitment Consultant Maidenhead, Berkshire Competitive Salary + Excellent Commission

Office Administrator Royston, Cambridgeshire circa £25k

News round–up    

RAF Jets Forced To Make Emergency Landing

Germany's fighter jets may not be fit for NATO service — and it's the latest setback in a wider problem

Iraqi death: Soldier vows to defy fresh inquiry

British soldier dies in tragic diving accident in final week of Army training

Fund opens for Disabled Veterans' offering free study

Military spouses feeling ‘unwelcome and unwanted’ over UK Government’s Brexit stance

A career at the sharp end! England's last remaining cutler still uses centuries-old techniques to hand-etch ceremonial swords in process that takes FOUR MONTHS a time

A local woodland becomes a lifeline for Armed Forces veterans

British soldiers in Cape Verde court over 'drunken' brawl at resort 

British Soldier Killed In Syria named as Sgt Matt Tonroe

Afghan British Army Interpreter who drugged and raped 14-year-old girl months after being allowed to live in the UK is jailed for more than seven years

RAF 100: How The RAF Was Born

Call to veterans to share their experiences of military music

UK lifts defence spending by £600m to fund nuclear deterrent

Gen. Nick Carter named UK chief of Defence Staff

Long read: Does the UK’s case against Russia stack up?

Questions Over British Troops' Readiness To Fight

Police probe Sandhurst Instructor’s ‘sexual assault on officer cadet’ as he is removed from the Army Academy

Military veterans are all set for Graduation Day

Argentina pays homage to UK military officer for helping identify soldiers fallen in 1982

Cornwall Military Cross hero reunited with soldier she saved

Campaign to give first black British Army officer Military Cross backed by 127 MPs

The house guests from hell: How the military based in requisitioned country houses during WWII used Old Masters as dartboards, staircases for firewood and emptied the wine cellars

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]

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Joke: Magic

Two broke and hungry best friends, Dave and John, go to a pastry shop.

Dave suddenly whisks three cookies into his pocket with lightning speed. The baker doesn't notice.

He says to John, "See how clever I am? You'll never beat that!"

John replies, "Oh yeah? Watch this."

He says to the baker, "Give me a cookie, I can show you a magic trick!"

The baker hands him a cookie which he promptly eats. Then he says to the baker: "Give me another cookie for my magic trick."

The baker is getting suspicious but he gives it to him. He eats this one too.

Then he says again: "Give me one more cookie… "

The baker is getting angry now but gives him one anyway. He eats this one too.

Now the baker is really mad, and he yells, "And where is your magic trick?!"

John points at Dave and says: "In that guy's pocket!"

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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