Hi folks,

We’ve all been talking about the Army’s latest recruitment drive. That would normally be a good thing for any advertiser but in this case, a lot of people feel this one really misses the mark. One of the models for the poster series, aimed at millennials has stated that he’ll quit the army in protest while the debate among other serving personel has been less than polite about the campaign.

Would you sign up based on being referred to as a “phone zombie” or “me, me, me millennial”? Would you want to serve alongside anyone who would describe themselves like that? We’d love to know. Hop on over to our Facebook page and join the conversation!

Let’s finish on a positive note, though, with yet another former military hero for us to cheer. Disabled former British marine Lee Spencer who lost his leg in 2014 is attempting a solo Atlantic crossing.

You can follow his progress on his website: http://www.leespencer.co.uk/

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

Regards,

The Team

Recent vacancies

UK Operations/Logistics Manager Runcorn, Cheshire circa £55k + Benefits

Production Operative Leighton Buzzard circa £27k

Instructor – West Midlands West Midlands £23456 pro rata – part time

Instructor – Scotland East Scotland East £23456

Sales Engineer Basingstoke £40k + commission and bonus.

Account Manager (RF/Microwave Components) Basingstoke circa £40k + commission and bonus.

Junior Sales Engineer Basingstoke £25-30k + Commission + Bonus

Technical Security Engineer Woking, Surrey circa £30k

Instructor – Yorkshire Yorkshire £23456

Instructor – Scotland North Scotland North £23456

Event Crew Wanted (London / M25 Area) London / M25 Area) £11.25 – £14 per hour, full time hours available

Teletruck Field Service Engineer North London £25,000 – £30,000

Instructor – East Midlands East Midlands £23456 pro rata – part time

Yard Coordinator Farnham £25,000 – £30,000

Heavy Plant Engineer Essex £28,000 – £35,000

Heavy Plant Engineer Hemel Hempstead £28,000 – £35,000

Customer Support Engineer Gloucester area £30,000 – £40,000

Installation Engineer Gloucester area £28,000 – £40,000

System Design Authority Basingstoke £35 – 37k + Benefits

Procurement/Electronics Buyer Basingstoke £27 – 30k + Benefits

Aircraft Engineer Dorset £55,000

Project Delivery Manager Hertfordshire £30,000 – £40,000

Membership Development Consultant Central London £30-35k OTE up to £50k Uncapped

RadioComs Field Engineer London and South East circa £35-40k + Benefits

News round–up 

Man jailed for throwing Swindon poppy wreaths in road

Army Admits ‘Bad Mistakes’ With Capita Recruitment

Capita says it will lose money on army recruitment contract

London Broncos Get A Taste Of Army Lifestyle

World War 2: Stunning graffiti left by British soldiers just after D-Day uncovered

Army Ration Aid Thousands of unused Army ration packs will be donated to charity across UK

PAINTBALLS AT THE ARMADA! Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’s plan to scare away Spanish vessels off Gibraltar by using paintballs

Tanks roll in to frozen hell: Germany and Austria call state of emergency as troops save residents from NECK-DEEP snow after 21 deaths in worst winter for more than 30 years

Essex PC ‘lied’ about French Foreign Legion on CV

Royal Engineers are military’s biggest drug offenders as 80 soldiers in the unit failing tests in one year

US Army unit in Germany rescinds unusually specific and unnecessary order banning all forms of sex, ‘lap dances’ and cuddling

Rendlesham Forest UFO sightings ‘were SAS revenge prank’ – claim

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]

Reunions

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.

Email us at:…[email protected]

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Joke: Dead Horse 

A young man named Chuck bought a horse from a farmer for $250. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next day, the farmer drove up to Chucks house and said,

“Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the horse died.”

Chuck replied, “Well, then just give me my money back.”

The farmer said, “Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.”

Chuck said, “Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse.”

The farmer asked, “What ya gonna do with him?”

Chuck said, “I’m going to raffle him off.”

The farmer said, “You can’t raffle off a dead horse!”

Chuck said, “Sure I can, Watch me. I just won’t tell any body he’s dead.”

A month Later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, “What happened with that dead horse?”

Chuck said, “I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at five dollars a piece and made a profit of $2495.”

The farmer said, “Didn’t anyone complain?”

Chuck said, “Just the guy who won. So I gave him his five dollars back.”

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

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

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