Newsletter – 26 July 2018
July 26, 2018 Newsletter
We’ve got to open with the positive news that the government have confirmed the much-discussed pay rise for our armed forces. While it doesn’t quite match up to the 11% that MPs gave themselves last year, it’s a step in the right direction towards recognising the skills and dedication of our military boys and girls
British military and cadets took part in the world’s biggest march last week which took place in The Netherlands. 6,000 service personnel came from 28 countries to take part. This year was particularly tough due to our current heatwave, so it’s wonderful to see the locals out supporting the troops.
Finally, a hot topic of conversation here in the Ex-Mil offices; was this Guardsman right to push a tourist out of the way when she pushed the boundaries too far at Windsor Castle? Should make for an interesting chat over on our Facebook page (just remember to keep it family-friendly!).
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Joke: Dog for sale
This guy sees a sign in front of a house “Talking Dog for Sale.” He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the back yard. The guy goes into the back yard and sees a mutt sitting there.
“You talk?” he asks.
“Yep,” the mutt replies.
“So, what’s your story?”
The mutt looks up and says “Well, I discovered this gift pretty young and I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA about my gift, and in no time they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, cause no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies eight years running. The jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger and I wanted to settle down.
So I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security work, mostly wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings there and was awarded a batch of medals. Had a wife, a mess of puppies, and now I’m just retired.”
The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog. The owner says “Ten dollars.”
The guy says he’ll buy him but asks the owner, “This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him?”
The owner replies, “He’s a liar.”
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