Hi folks,

All eyes were on the UK recently, as Prince Harry married Meghan Markle on a gorgeous sunny day that really showed the best of the country and, in particular, our armed forces who played a crucial role both in the event itself and in providing security behind the scenes. Harry chose to wear the the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals, showing his continued commitment to our military. We wish him and his new wife every happiness.

Meanwhile, some good news for military personnel as the armed forces are set to receive an above-inflation pay rise!  Add to that a soldier breaking the cheese-rolling record (but of course!) and what a few weeks it’s been! 

On the flipside, the Swedish government has been preparing its citizens for war (do they know something we don’t?!) with the distribution of a frankly pretty scary leaflet to all homes
Although this may seem doom-laden, is it best for citizens to be fully-informed of what they need to do? You can let us know your thoughts as ever over on our Facebook page.

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

Regards,

The Team

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News round–up    

Katrice Lee's Father: 'I've Believed She Was Abducted Since Day One'

Forensic Pathologists Give Evidence Over Soldier's Death

British Army to send troops to Africa to help save endangered black rhinos from poachers as the UK steps up its fight against the 'blood ivory' trade

MILITARY ID BOOST Ministry of Defence set to allow veterans to keep their ID cards when they retire

North East army veteran to kayak the length of Britain in a unique journey

Man who attacked D-Day veteran with hammer jailed for 20 years

UK Royal Navy Receives First Carrier-ready Merlin Mk4 Helicopters

Body Found In Search For Missing Army Veteran

UK Retired Soldier Captured After Living in Woods, Robbing French – Reports

Victims Of Dambusters Raid Remembered

Sailor is mercilessly mocked on social media after marching horribly out of time with his Navy comrades during royal wedding procession

Victory to rise again

Angry veterans plan alternative Armed Forces Day parade in Weoley Castle

Surplus Army food rations 'to be handed out to Britain’s homeless' after soaring waste

Yanny or Laurel Afghanistan tweet sparks apology from US Air Force

Special forces spark panic with counter terror training exercise in leafy part of London

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

Do qualifications outweigh experience for senior promotions?

Experience is a basic requirement for promotion but there are often other candidates competing.

Qualifications make the difference, by showing that you have the following:

  1. Specialist knowledge
  2. Broader perspective
  3. Up-to- date knowledge
  4. Problem solving skills
  5. Passion.

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.

For further information, or to access research reports that underpin the 5 benefits of qualifications:

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

Events etc.

An events page has been set up for Armed Forces Day in Birmingham this year, including a parade and entertainment. Get more information and express an interest.

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]

Reunions

Staffordshire Regiment Association (Wolverhampton Branch)

Our monthly meetings are open to all ex-service people and partners. A warm welcome awaits you at the Ashmore Inn on Ashmore park Wolverhampton on the first
Wednesday of each month start 19:30 hrs approx finish for 21:00 event. Ask for Anne or Chalky!

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: Insurance

Boudreaux was the smoothest-talking Cajun in the Louisiana National Guard, he got
called up to active duty.  Boudreaux's first assignment was in a military induction
centre.

Because he was a good talker, they assigned him the duty of advising new recruits
about government benefits, especially the GI insurance to which they were entitled.

The officer in charge soon noticed that Boudreaux was getting a 99% sign-up rate for
the more expensive supplemental form of GI insurance.  This was remarkable, because
it cost these low-income recruits $30.00 per month for the higher coverage, compared
to what the government was already providing at no charge.  The officer decided he'd
sit in the back of the room at the next briefing and observe Boudreaux's sales
pitch.

Boudreaux stood up before the latest group of inductees and said, "If you has da
normal GI insurans an' you goes to Afghanistan an' gets youself killed, da govment'
pays you benefishery $20,000.

If you takes out da suppmental insurans, which cost you only t'irty dollars a munt,
den da governmen' gots ta pay you benefishery $400,000!

Now," Boudreaux concluded, "which bunch you tink da governmen’ gonna send ta
Afghanistan first?"

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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