Newsletter – 28 June 2018
June 28, 2018 Newsletter
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These past few years we’ve seen army families living in homes unfit for purpose, veterans living on the streets and now the news list below is full of tales about how our military staff past and present feel they need to HIDE the fact that they have served their country. Now it seems that the Tory party is spilt yet again on whether there’s a need to increase military spending. Well we can only say; yes, yes there very obviously is a need to increase spending and give our lads and lasses more pride in the amazing work they do.
You only have to turn on the TV to see that the UK would not function properly without its armed forces, currently ready to rush into Saddleworth Moor to help tackle a wildfire (not something you expect in rainy Britain!).
Wear your service with pride, we say! We're definitely rooting for you and promoting your exceptional skills and attributes to employers. If you’re looking for a simple and positive way to show you care, The Sun’s Military Awards are open for nominations and recognise great serving men and women and the people who support them. Events like this keep us in the public eye in a very positive way, so please get behind it if you can.
Drop us a line on [email protected] if there's anything you'd like us to add to this newsletter.
Do you have any news you think we should feature, or any areas you’d like us to cover? Email us at:…[email protected]
Armed Forces Day June 30th Weoley Castle Birmingham
There will be a forming up parade at Weoley Castle Square at 1300 consisting of Veterans, TA Units and Army Cadet Force and Army Cadet Force Band.
We will be marching to the Weoley Castle Public House at 1330, the march will do an Eyes and Salute right to the Lord Mayor Councillor Yvone Mosquito and Cadet Commandant Colonel Nigel Sarling.
We will then form up on the car park as a parade for the The Lord Mayor, Rev Fiona Harrison-Smith, Councillor Julie Johnson (Weoley Castle) to address the parade, this will include the Last Post -2 minute Silence and Reveille.
There will be face painting, bouncy castles, burger vans , ice cream vans, candy floss, a martial arts demonstration , a performance from the Cadet Band and a disco and karoke.There will also be military memorabilia Cadet Recruiting Stands,British Legion,Help for Heroes etc will have stands.
Do you have an event or appeal you’d like us to publicise? Email us at:…[email protected]
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.
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We Like to be social
Joke: Helicopter Ride
Buddy and his wife Edna went to the state fair every year, and every year Buddy would say, "Edna, I'd like to ride in that helicopter."
Edna always replied, "I know Buddy, but that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, and fifty bucks is fifty bucks."
One year Buddy and Edna went to the fair, and Buddy said, "Edna, I'm 85 years old. If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance."
To this, Edna replied, "Buddy that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, and fifty bucks is fifty bucks."
The pilot overheard the couple and said, "Folks I'll make you a deal. I'll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and don't say a word I won't charge you a penny! But if you say one word it's fifty dollars."
Buddy and Edna agreed and up they went.
The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard. He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, but still not a word.
When they landed, the pilot turned to Buddy and said, "By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't. I'm impressed!"
Buddy replied, "Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Edna fell out, but you know, fifty bucks is fifty bucks!"
If you want to contribute to the jokes in this newsletter, just send them in — email us at:…[email protected]
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