Hi folks,

Well, here's your Valentine from Ex-Mil! As our gift to you, we’ve made some improvements to how you manage your account with us via our website. You’ll find a new link under 'Manage Your Account' called 'Account Overview' which allows you to view and edit your details. You'll also find lots of useful new content on our blog, including advice on how to handle interviews and write a great CV. 

The story that really caught our eye this week is that of Brian Wood, who was awarded the Military Cross for his heroic actions in Iraq but later subjected to an enquiry after claims of abuse were raised by a number of Iraqis. Mr Wood says “I’d gone from being rewarded for my actions by the Queen to having the Government undermine me.” We’ve written here before about these enquiries and the grave damage they cause to troops who have already been through battle. Now we’d like to know what you think; are enquiries like this one providing vital protection of human rights or serious disrespect to our troops? You can join the discussion on our Facebook page.

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


The Team

Recent vacancies

Senior Biomedical Engineer Peterborough £30-35k

Site Engineer Leicester circa £28k

Business Development Manager Nationwide To be negotiated

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

FM Supervisor and Site Security Lead Peterborough circa £22,000

Qualified Warrior Fighting Vehicles Personnel Kuwait Qualified Warrior Fighting Vehicles Personnel (262jc) – Kuwait – US $TBC

Ex Forces Trainee Recruitment Consultant/Resourcer Maidenhead, Berkshire circa £20-25k + excellent package and training.

Teletruck Field Service Engineer Watford £25-35k

Heavy Plant Engineer Barking £28-35k

Heavy Plant Engineer Braintree £28-35k

Heavy Plant Engineer Hemel Hempstead £28-35k

Trainee Driller Bridgend £19,500 to start

Trainee Driller Wokingham £19,500 to start

News round–up    


IRONMAN UK 2019 becomes Military Division Kona qualifier

Soldier killed when ‘insane death trap ‘vehicle flipped over at Army training base

Bungling Air Force general calls himself out for wearing his medals UPSIDE DOWN in military faux pas at President Trump's State of the Union address

Female Officer Cadet found dead in apparent suicide at Sandhurst

Motorist sparks outrage after he parks a military 'tank' on a residential street in Manchester for months

Team of ex-soldiers and other volunteers reach those in need who live in Newport during severe weather

Revealed: How Afghanistan’s bloodiest summer is STILL claiming lives of British troops 10 years on as veterans are killing themselves in alarming numbers with the suicide rate in one army company a shocking 200 TIMES the average

SAS commandos returning from war zones with sexually-transmitted diseases

County Down army base was 'isolated', inquest hears

Bomb de terre! WWI hand grenade is shipped from France to Hong Kong in a consignment of potatoes

'I will order the Navy to replace Channel ferries': Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson invokes Dunkirk spirit for a No Deal Brexit

Navy Requested to Patrol English Channel After Migrant Crossings

'Highly-decorated' British Army major, 51, who attacked his superior officer after drunkenly punching a captain at a family party while posted in Nigeria is docked £6,000-a-year in pay but allowed to keep his job

Why Sandhurst's first female company sergeant major will not play up to stereotypes

I was addicted to war – but peace nearly broke me… soldiers like me need help, says Para Major star of Army TV show The Paras: Men of War

TANKY PANKY Randy troops warned not to have sex on the roof of barracks block in Middle East

MOD Accused Of 'Woeful Response' Over Equipment Funding Black Hole

Ex-soldier jailed over Calais Jungle smuggling ring

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!

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The Staffordshire Regimental branch Wolverhampton meets at 7pm on the first Wednesday of every month. We welcome old and new members of any regiment. Come along enjoy the banter in The Conservative Club, Neachells Lane WV11 3PR. 

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Joke: Roller Skates

Three couples die and arrive at the pearly gates. St. Peter tells them, "God has a sense of humour and his latest idea is to put the Kingdom of Heaven several hundred miles from the Pearly Gates."

"How is that supposed to be funny?" one guy asks.

"Well, God had the novel idea of allowing those admitted into Heaven a vehicle to travel that distance, but the quality of your vehicle is based upon how faithful you were to your spouse."

Knowing they can't argue and that God obviously knows all, the men begin confessing their infidelity.

"I admit I screwed around behind my wife's back, but I broke it off with the girl before my wife found out." One man admits. "Very well," St. Peter responds and gives him a standard bicycle. The guy shrugs and feels a little better confessing.

The second man says with a grin, "I've never actually cheated on my wife." St. Peter raises a skeptical brow. "Okay… There was one time, but it was technically before we were married! I was drunk and I didn't know what I was doing but I've never been unfaithful after that!" With a heavy sigh St. Peter grants the second man a car–but in terrible condition.

The third man says proudly, "I've never been unfaithful. Never."

The other two stare at the third in disbelief.

"No, he's right." St. Peter confirms. "He's been faithful the whole time. In fact he lost his virginity to his wife." The other two men gape in jealous amazement as the third man is granted a brand new sports car.

The third man obviously can make it down the long, glittering highway toward the Kingdom of Heaven faster than the other two. However, the first man on the bicycle finds the third man pulled over not too far down the road. Perplexed, he rides to the sports car and finds the man sobbing into his steering wheel.

"What's wrong, wise-guy, is this Italian muscle too much for you?" he gloats.

"No…" the third man tries to gain composure. "It's not that… The car is beautiful!"

"Then what's your problem?" "I just passed my wife and she was on rollerskates."

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