Hi folks,

Well, firstly, of course, we must add our voices to the chorus of congratulations to Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their first son. Fabulous news! 

Secondly, our sincerest commiserations to the family of brave Guardsman Mathew Talbot who was killed by an elephant while on counter poaching operations in Malawi. A sad loss of a dedicated and passionate serviceman. 

We’ve also seen the appointment of our first ever female Defence Secretary as Penny Mordaunt takes on the role from Gavin Williamson, following his dismissal for allegedly leaking a story about the espionage threat from Chinese tech company Huawei. As he continues to profess his innocence, there’s a story that could run and run – we’d love to know what you think, let us know over on our Facebook page, as ever!

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News round–up    

Telling The Story Of British Forces In Westphalia

How Monty knew his enemy: Allied commander hung portraits of Nazi generals including signed photo of nemesis Rommel on walls of his caravan

Falklands veteran 'forced out over sexuality' plans to sue MoD

Plan for German youth to serve 'internship' in army or civil service

U.S. Army debuts its new uniform inspired by the iconic greens worn by officers during the Second World War

Sweet sixteen! Soldier's pet Rottweiler Roxy gives birth to the UK's largest ever litter of 16 puppies

Former Scots Guard Soldier, 37, sues Ministry of Defence for £300,000 over machete attack by drunken sergeant who had been jailed for killing a man

War veteran homelessness epidemic as 13,000 heroes live on UK streets

Hero medics honoured at new Armed Forces training facility near Lichfield

Australian soldiers banned from using slang around US troops

Who is Penny Mordaunt, the UK’s first female Defence Secretary?

Military ‘fantasist’ who plotted to dump American pensioner in England jailed

Former soldier waterboarded his girlfriend in attempt to have her confess to cheating, court hears

White whale freed from harness in Norway could be Russia-trained weapon, experts say

Arms dump hindrance to cable repairs

Exercise Tiger: Bootprints mark D-Day disaster 75th anniversary

EXCLUSIVE: Plight of British army veteran locked up in Dubai jail for seven months on disputed drugs charges goes before United Nations

Dogged dad climbs mountain 365 TIMES to raise cash for military victims of PTSD

Army Chiefs want this popular fast food chain to open up at their 

Mystery surrounds plan for top-security compound at Marchwood Military Port

Can you help trace the family of a missing World War 2 soldier?

8 of the all-time worst named military missions and war games in history

Ex-Army officer Andrew Whiddett admits child webcam abuse

Up to 200 former soldiers investigated over alleged Troubles crimes – reports

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Joke: Hairdryer

A distinguished young woman on a flight from Switzerland asked the Priest beside her, "Father, may I ask a favor?" "Of course. What may I do for you?"

"Well, I bought an expensive woman's electronic hair dryer for my mother's birthday. The dryer is unopened and well over the Customs limits; and I'm afraid they'll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it through Customs for me? Under your robes perhaps?"

"I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you: I will not lie."

"With your honest face, Father, no one will question you."

When they reached the Customs area, she let the priest go ahead of her.

The official asked: "Father, do you have anything to declare?"

"From the top of my head down to my waist, I have nothing to declare."

The official thought this answer strange, so asked, "And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?"

"I have a marvelous instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which is, to date, unused."

Roaring with laughter, the official said, "Go ahead, Father."

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