Hi folks,

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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News round–up    


Don’t mess with the Queen’s Guard! The moment a guardsman violently shoves a female tourist out of his way after she stepped over a rope into his path outside Windsor Castle

Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

US military research reveals best way to drink coffee for peak alertness

‘Path Of Blood’ Documentary Reveals The Footage Al Qaeda Terrorists Did Not Want To Be Seen

Rival warplane projects underline Europe's divisions

British Army Soldier, 24, ‘plotted to smuggle illegal immigrants from Calais into UK’

Epic 1,200-mile escape of WWII British Army hero who fled Japanese PoW camp and trekked through Chinese jungle is told after daughter unearths hidden diary

HERO LAID TO REST Funeral of WW2 veteran, 94, who was in first wave of D-Day landings and attacked ‘Hitler’s Island Fortress’

Troops to be compensated for Scottish tax hikes

Pte Sean Benton: Deepcut soldier's death was suicide, coroner rules

‘Lessons must be learned’ call from tank blast soldier’s widow

The rise of biological and chemical weapons : After Salisbury, how ready is the UK?

French air force confirms July 14 red smoke error

Veterans cut a dash on Civvy Street

Elite £1bn destroyer breaks down AGAIN after leaving Plymouth

Gurkhas to recruit women for first time

Meet the rock band with military precision

Battle of Britain aircraft reunited: Amazing fly-past of World War Two planes light up skies in brilliant display at the Royal International Air Tattoo

‘Never given Peace’ Brit heroes among bodies of 125 WW1 soldiers found entombed in German trench 101 years after they were killed

Armed Forces Homes Privatisation 'Disastrous'Army pauses Salisbury Plain live firing exercises after fire

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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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