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On 8 August 1918, the Battle of Amiens began. This decisive victory for the Allies was the beginning of the end for the German forces and would ultimately lead to November’s declaration of peace. Forces from Australia, Canada, France, America and Britain swept through the German lines at speed, destroying their defences and morale. We were greatly moved to see Prince William and Theresa May paying their respects to our brave fighters.

We are, of course, well into silly season news-wise as Parliament take their summer vacations and only Boris Johnson making headlines. However, in news made just to lift the spirits, a Dragon Boat crew consisting only of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women has recently competed in the world championships in Hungary. Displaying real grit and determination, the team took on the best in the world and did their country truly proud! 

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News round–up    

When fighting the Germans was a drag: Photos emerge showing Brit Troops manning guns in Women’s clothes

Britain's Longest-Serving Poppy Seller Receives MBE – Aged 103

Soldier left with PTSD when RAF plane plummeted towards ground due to 'bored pilot' wins payout

No sniping allowed over ‘PC’ ads: Soldiers who criticise Army’s new recruitment ads about inclusivity told they could face disciplinary action

Military: Veterans unearth Saxon warriors

Battle of Portaloo: Army bomb squad captain who was stripped naked and locked in a toilet by his drunk troops faces huge bill after smashing his way out

Purple poppies dropped over Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club marked thrilling finale to a day to remember

PICTURES: 1,200 performers get ready for the 2018 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Armed forces chief vows to fight false Northern Ireland claims

Germany's military is struggling amid rising tensions with Trump and Russia, and now it's thinking about asking foreigners to join

The REAL Dad's Army: Fascinating photos of Britain's Home Guard heroes who 'stopped Mr Hitler's little game' are released on sitcom's 50th anniversary

MOD appeal for families of missing or killed soldiers from the Korean War

Army veteran, 76, may face prosecution for two protestors dying of flying debris injuries

UK Armed Forces on high alert for hurricane season

UK vs US: How Are Military Animals Used?

WATCH: Armies From All Over The World Take Part In International Games

'No Plans To Involve The Army' In Case Of No-Deal Brexit, Says No 10

MOD to review Armed Forces exemption from UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Why the British Armed Forces Are Still a Source of Pride

Bizarre claims US special ops killed 12FT Afghan red-haired biblical 'GIANT'

Shire horses could become extinct within 10 years, experts warn

Mary Ellis, last surviving female WW2 Spitfire pilot, dies aged 101

Viral Queen's Guard 'Shove' Video Was A Set-Up, Army Source Claims

Bosses still don’t understand how military skills can transfer into the business world

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Joke: Three brothers

Three brothers, aged 92, 94 and 96 all live together.

One night the 96 year old draws a bath, puts his foot in and pauses. He yells down the stairs, "Was I getting in or out of the bath?"

The 94 year old yells back, "I don't know, I'll come up and see."

He starts up the stairs and pauses, then he yells, "Was I going up the stairs or coming down?"

The 92 year old was sitting at the kitchen table having coffee listening to his brothers. He shakes his head and says, "I sure hope I never get that forgetful." He knocks on wood for good luck.

He then yells, "I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who's at the door."

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