Hi folks,

First a warning which may be relevant to some of our readers regarding asbestos found in Sea King helicopters. Asbestos does not usually cause any issues but as we all know, it can be dangerous. If you may be effected by the asbestos in Sea King helicopters and you have any symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath or unexplained chest pain, make sure you speak to your GP.
We were reassured to see the case of the poor lads who died during SAS selection back in 2013 finally make it to court martial. Cpl James Dunsby, L. Cpl Craig Roberts, and Trooper Edward Maher died of heat exhaustion during a 16-mile march, in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. A tragic loss of three young lives and we hope to see justice done.

Finally on a lighter note, please make sure that the ammunition you give to little old ladies to lovingly polish ISN’T live!  We do love these stories when they pop up but it would be remiss of us not to urge caution…

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The Team

Recent vacancies

Events Manager Lympstone, Deven up to £28,000

SMT Operator Luton, Bedfordshire up to £9.50 per hour depending on experience

Trainee Geo-technical Driller UK Wide (Depot in Gloucester) £24,000 – £35,000

Engineering Manager Gloucester £50k + Benefits

Design Engineer Gloucester £35k + Benefits

Senior Design Engineer Gloucester £45k + Benefits

Digital Electronics Design Engineer Milton Keynes £55k + Benfits

Great Opportunity in Recruitment Consultancy

We’re working with a client who is looking for aTrainee Recruitment Consultant from an ex-military background.

Based initially in Surrey or Manchester, you will find the ideal candidates utilising your excellent communication skills, you will source and process candidates for an array of high level contract or permanent positions.

With support from senior experts in the industry, you will be given the tools to excel in attracting candidates through adverts, job boards and social media. You will show confidence when screening and interviewing candidates in order to match them to suitable vacancies. You will also become adept in advising both clients and candidates on salary levels, training requirements and career opportunities. Further to this, you will learn to demonstrate a range of development techniques in order to gain business from client companies. The role will also involve you developing a good understanding of clients, allowing you to build strong relationships and excel in the market.

As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, you will have the skills to learn, understand and integrate into your client teams to ensure that you’re harmonising both candidate and client requirements. If you’re a competitive professional who would relish the opportunity to learn from industry experts, this could be the perfect opportunity for you to join a thriving team.

For more information, please contact Lee Spiers at Ex-Mil Recruitment on 0333 202 6500 ext 2 or [email protected]

News round–up 

Forces Charity Closed Following Sale Of Nazi-Themed Merchandise

Fancy a staycation with a difference? Ex-history teacher invites you to spend 48 hours living in his replica First World War Somme trench in Kent (thankfully without the shooting!)

Retired Navy Captain, 70, and two other English Men caught trying to smuggle Vietnamese migrants into UK for £8,000 -a-head are jailed for a total of five years

Former Iraq War soldier struggling to father a child pursues claim against MoD after he was given drugs linked to fertility problems

BRIEF — UK military deal for stem cell specialist

The CRAWL of duty! Spine-tingling moment Royal Marine maintains his ice cold calm as giant tarantula walks over his FACE in terrifying new TV ad

SAS Soldiers Face Court Martial Over Deaths

Armed Forces told to ignore rank in bid to prevent suicide

Eyes Tight! The military method which guarantees you’ll fall asleep in just 2 minutes

Hero’s Agony: Hero medic who saved Prince Harry’s ‘Superman’ suffered decade of self-doubt after doc said she should have let him die

British troops sleep under tarpaulin sheets after barracks ceiling collapse while others endure a plague of rats

Ministry of Defence pays out nearly £60million in five years to soldiers who suffered damage to their hearing

Beast of the Skies’ World’s biggest aircraft which can carry TEN tanks and has a wingspan twice the width of a football field takes off from RAF Brize Norton

Could The Royal Navy Be Asked To Help British Fishermen?

China ‘building military base in Afghanistan’ as increasingly active army grows in influence abroad

Stalker took gun to university and pretended to be Royal Military policeman as he hunted ex-girlfriend

Russian claims that US and UK are plotting Syria chemical attack ‘ridiculous’, says British general 

Widow of tragic veteran who took own life demands government action over suicide epidemic

Shock and Awe: We’ve been on front line for years, say woman, as Royal Marines open up commando course to all

Recruiting crisis leaves Scots troops a fifth under strength

Do you have any news you think we should feature, or any areas you’d like us to cover? Email us at:…[email protected]

Events etc.

Upcoming events can be found on these sites for the Royal Air ForceRoyal Navy and Army – something for everyone!

Do you have an event or appeal you’d like us to publicise? Email us at:…[email protected]


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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Joke: Out of petrol

A man is driving down the road and runs out of petrol. A few moments later, a bee flies in his window.

“What seems to be the problem?” asks the bee.

“I’m out of gas,” the man replies.

The bee tells the man to wait right there and flew away. Minutes later, the man watches as an entire swarm of bees fly to his car and into his gas tank.

After a few minutes, the bees fly out.

“Try it now,” says the bee.

The man turns the ignition key and the car starts right up.

“Wow,” the man exclaims. “What did you put in my gas tank?”

“BP,” says the bee.

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For various reasons we can’t always include them in the newsletter, but we always appreciate them!

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