Hi folks,

So much for the quiet period before Christmas! Every time you look at the UK news, something huge has happened. We're going to need the Christmas break to unwind from it all! 

We're going to stay away from the constant government wrangling and look instead at some of the lighter stories of 2018; like the comic ineptitude of some Russian spies, little old ladies lovingly polishing deadly weapons, Guardsmen coming to the end of their patience and one of our very own breaking the world record for… rolling cheese

We hope these stories and the various others that we've shared over the last 12 months spread a little cheer. This newsletter will return in early 2019 but in the meantime, we wish you a very happy, peaceful and enjoyable Christmas and New Year. 

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Drop us a line on [email protected] if there's anything you'd like us to add to this newsletter.


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News round–up    

Charity Commission to order closure of a second military charity

This freewheeling Army truck-turned-tiny home is a labor of love

The strange tale of the US soldier who wanted to teach mixed martial arts to Isis

UK Casting: A BBC Wartime Drama is Casting Now

TANKS A LOT British Army heroes celebrated with incredible photos of our boys on the foreign frontlines

British military bunker fan, 33, is shot at and arrested after repeatedly trying to break into a Swedish naval base 'that he wrongly thought was abandoned'

Army Major turns to University of Cumbria to develop advanced skills for trailblazing nursing role

Half of 17-35 year-olds not fit enough to pass initial Army selection, chief of defence staff reveals

Who Are The New Military Chiefs?

What are private security companies doing in Afghanistan?

Russian reporter denies trying to enter military base

British military will DEFEND Falklands – May issues Argentina warning

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]


2019 Armourers Association Reunion Dinner: https://ukarmourers.org.uk/events/

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: Three Dinosaurs

Three dinosaurs stumble across a magic lamp.

They rub it, and a genie appears.

"I have three wishes, so I'll give one to each of you," the genie announces.

The first dinosaur thinks hard.

"Alright," he says, "I'll have a big, juicy, piece of meat."

Instantly, the biggest, juiciest piece of meat he'd ever seen appears in front of him.

Not to be outdone, the second dinosaur thinks even harder.

"I know! I'll have a shower of meat!"

Immediately, huge pieces of meat rain down around him.

The third dinosaur, certainly not to be outdone, thinks harder than the previous dinosaurs.

"I've got it!" he cries, "I want a MEATIER shower!"

If you've got a joke you'd like to suggest for this newsletter, just send them in — email us at: [email protected]

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