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Hi folks,

We've seen the President of the US and the Supreme Leader of North Korea meet and sign an agreement this week. Wasn't that completely unimaginable only a few months ago when the pair were trading barbed tweets? Can we trust Kim to disarm? What does the meeting do for Trump's image at home and abroad? 

In military news closer to home, the past few weeks have seen the first Sikh soldier to take part in the Trooping of the Colour wearing a turban, a fall for a the former Head of the Armed Services at the same event, calls for the prevention of former military personnel facing charges for events that happened in the past and the announcement by Royal Mail of a new set of stamps celebrating famous characters and catchphrases from TV classic Dad's Army. Never a dull moment round these parts! 

As always, please do hop on over to our Facebook page and share your thoughts (in a family-friendly way) on these stories or any others that have caught your eye. We always love to hear your views! 

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    

Trump-Kim summit: How many US soldiers are buried in North Korea?

DEFENCE DAILY: Afghan Interpreters Granted UK Settlement Rights And US And North Korean Officials Meet

How to lick the Germans? Dad's Army stamps! Royal Mail to release special edition postage stamps to celebrate programme's 50th anniversary

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US police arrest soldier after stolen armoured vehicle chase

American military helicopter blamed for destroying huge area of Brecon Beacons

Gender-Neutral Loos: Toilets at Army Headquarters go gender-neutral as chiefs scrap ‘Ladies’ and ‘Gentlemen’ signs

Hundreds of soldiers in prison with post-traumatic stress after seeing combat

Queen Elizabeth II coronation in numbers: How old was the Queen? How heavy was her crown?

Royal Navy Doctor Changing The Way Medics Respond To Major Incidents

Need a hand? US Army reveals 'third arm' exoskeleton that could help soldiers hit the perfect shot every time

CIA tries and fails to recruit Russian speakers on Twitter

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Britain´s longest-serving poppy seller to retire aged 103

Anger over change to Border Force jobs

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Two immigrants have just arrived in the United States by boat and one says to the other, "I hear that the people of this country actually eat dogs."

"Odd," her companion replies, "but if we shall live in America, we might as well do as the Americans do."

Nodding emphatically, one of the immigrants points to a hot dog vendor and they both walk toward the cart.

"Two dogs, please," she says.

The vendor is only too pleased to oblige, wraps both hot dogs in foil and hands them over the counter.

Excited, the companions hurry to a bench and begin to unwrap their "dogs."

One of them opens the foil and begins to blush. Staring at it for a moment, she turns to her friend and whispers cautiously, "What part did you get?"

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