Newsletter – 4 October 2018
October 4, 2018 Newsletter
Military news continues to be under the shadow of sabre rattling by Russia and others but it continues to be unclear what this may mean for our forces.
Meanwhile, here at home, a few changes have been suggested that raised a smile in the office. The first are the new fitness tests that are designed to be inclusive – nobody can fail. Now, we’re no experts but surely it’s not a test if it isn’t actually testing?! Definitely a story to watch.
The army is currently also considering whether to allow soldiers to have full beards in a bid to attract more recruits. Beards are currently not permitted as they prevent breathing aparatus fitting properly over the face but they're also increasibly popular with young men. Whether this proposed change is the Prince Harry effect or an attempt to recruit hipsters is unclear as we write. Take these two stories together and we can look forward to the fun spectacle of fully bearded, unfit soldiers. What could possibly go wrong?
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An army cut to ribbons, a Navy struggling to stay afloat and a tank unit so weak it’s named ‘Operation Tethered Goat’. As Putin flexes his might, a new book claims the British Military is at a breaking point
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Joke: A heavenly wedding
On their way to get married, a young Catholic couple were involved in a fatal car accident. The couple found themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waiting for St. Peter to process them into Heaven.
While waiting they began to wonder; Could they possibly get married in Heaven?
When St. Peter arrived they asked him if they could get married in Heaven.
St. Peter said, "I don't know. This is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go find out," and he left.
The couple sat and waited for an answer…. for a couple of months.
While they waited, they discussed the pros and cons. If they were allowed to get married in Heaven, should they get married, what with the eternal aspect of it all? What if it doesn't work? Are we stuck in Heaven together forever?
Another month passed. St. Peter finally returned, looking somewhat bedraggled.
"Yes," he informed the couple, "You can get married in Heaven."
"Great!" said the couple. "But we were just wondering; what if things don't work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?"
St. Peter, red-faced with anger, slammed his clipboard on the ground.
"What's wrong?" asked the frightened couple.
"OH, COME ON!!!" St. Peter shouted. "It took me 3 months to find a priest up here! Do you have ANY idea how long it'll take to find a lawyer?"
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