Hi folks,

One for sports fans this week in the absence of any positive or even amusing news… can we go back to the days when all politicians did that was of any interest was the occasional sex scandal?

Today will see the boxing Inter Services Championships between the army and navy. The army held the crown for a whopping THIRTY FOUR years before losing it to the navy last year in a major upset. Can they win it back this year?

You can watch the Army try to win back the title live on Thursday at 7pm via Facebook and the Forces Sports YouTube – it should be a great distraction from all the Westminster nonsense!

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Regards,

The Team

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News round–up    

Report To Investigate Retention Of Armed Forces Personnel

Army riders to bid for glory on borrowed horses

Swedish soldier is run over by a TANK and killed during joint military exercises with UK and US forces

Twelve blind veterans to walk one mile, hand to shoulder

Military Welcome For Fundraiser Who Climbed The Highest Peak In South Wales

PERKING UP PRIVATES War-weary troops receive free sex therapy after combat stress affected their love lives

British Army Soldier reprimanded after going on a killing spree during virtual battlefield exercise

Top personnel general joined Capita months after firm won its Army recruiting IT contract

Female soldier to command infantry troops having passed Brecon course

Travellers surprised as army turns up to move them on from makeshift campsite

SSAFA named as main charity sponsor for national Armed Forces Day in Salisbury

Why a Bible-toting, onion-eating British officer remains a hero in Israel 75 years after his death

Alice Ruggles: Police and Army 'failed' stalking victim

British Army veterans association disowns founder member following comments after Bloody Sunday decision

Military Charity Riders Recognised For Honouring Fallen Soldiers

“You’re a Shyster!” says judge to tip boss Sidney Nicholls

Tributes to army veteran who walked his dog around Allestree Park every morning

Soldier jailed after accidentally shooting dead best friend at Iraq army camp 

Civil War Vets Wanted to Invade Canada to Liberate Ireland

Military Bases Contractor Moves To New Company After Administrators Appointed

British soldier charged with murder over Bloody Sunday

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Events etc.

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Joke: Policeman at the door

A policeman knocked on my door this morning, but I just locked it and sat there in complete silence.

After 20 seconds he knocked again, but I just continued to ignore it. The knocks got louder and more frequent but I was determined not to move in the hope that he would just go away.

Then, he decided to look through the window. He shouted, "Do you think I'm stupid? I can see you in there, sir. Open the door!"

I said, "You're not coming in mate!"

He said, "I don't want to come in, I just want you to step out of the car."

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