Hi folks,

Moving swiftly on from the political mess at Westminster (just… what?!), let’s focus instead on two of our favourite things; military heroes and idiotic behaviour.

Our hero of the week is a former soldier who took down a robber in a shop and pointed the criminal’s own gun at his head. This goes to show two things; we’re always willing to step in and help an we don’t take any nonsense from anyone – even at 61 years!

And our favourite idiot this week was the US diplomat who attempted to fly to Heathrow from Russia… while carrying a bomb. As you do!

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News round–up 

MoD to pay Bloody Sunday soldiers’ fees

US mayor’s apology for McGuinness award ‘not enough’

Disabled military vet makes history rowing across Atlantic

Heaviest Load Ever Air-Dropped by a UK Aircraft

ON GUARD! York’s cavalry barracks in 1910

Former Irish Soldier ‘Detained In Syria’ Under Suspicion Of Joining ISIS

Mum of dead Leeds soldier James Ross in ‘mental health support’ plea

Shoreham Airshow crash pilot acquitted over deaths

Watch: why did the British Army kill a one-legged man?

UK’s elite SBS military unit DESPERATELY short of soldiers

Military investigation after man seriously injured in Dundee pub fight is revealed as member of Royal Navy

Russian warship with ‘vomit-inducing ray’ off UK coast as Royal Navy scramble

Injured veterans get once-in-a-lifetime experiences

Army could be brought in to help fight London knife crime, says Met chief Cressida Dick

HERO FLEECED Devastated army veteran conned out of £150k life-savings in sophisticated scam

Ten sailors face the axe from the Navy over sickening sex acts in a country pub in front of shocked members of the public

The strange military tradition that happens every St David’s Day

Army recruitment deal ‘a £677million flop’

MPs tear ‘naive’ British Army a new one over Capita recruitment farce

The Aftermath true story: Brit family who inspired movie warned to ‘snub Germans’

Charity needs volunteers to help military veterans leaving prison

1,800-year-old Roman penis carvings discovered near Hadrian’s Wall — some things never change

Army veteran told he had ‘invaded countries and killed innocent people’ by Specsavers optician at eye check-up

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Joke: Lobster poaching

A Game Warden is walking along a beach one morning when he spots a man with a bucket of lobsters. The Warden walks up to the man, flashes his badge and says, “You’re in big trouble, buddy. Poaching lobsters is a serious offense.”

The man answers, “You’ve got it all wrong, these lobsters are my pets! Every morning I take them out for some exercise. I let them swim around in the ocean for a few minutes and then whistle them back in.”

The Warden looks at the man skeptically and says, “Okay then, prove it.”

The man proceeds to throw the lobsters into the ocean and both he and the Warden stand there waiting. After a couple minutes the Warden looks at the man and says, “That’s long enough, now whistle your lobsters back in.” The man turns to the Warden and says “Lobsters? What lobsters?”

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