Hi folks,

Hard to believe that we’re already in August! We hope you’re having a great summer, enjoying the sunshine and taking care of yourself during the occasional heatwave…

Another month, another completely new government under PM Boris Johnson. Strange to think that just a few years ago, ministers would be in the cabinet for years at a time, while the outgoing Defence Secretary served only 85 days in her post. She’s replaced by former Scots Guards Officer Ben Wallace.  You can find out more about the individuals making up the renewed Defence Department here.

It will be really interesting to see, over the coming months, what Johnson does for our military colleagues and veterans. He’s been on quite the spree of spending promises, could we be about to see some actual investment? As ever, we’d love to know what you think over on our Facebook page – just remember to keep it friendly!

Please drop an email to [email protected] if there's anything you'd like us to add to this newsletter.


The Team

Recent vacancies

TSU Team Leader Bristol PO7-10 – £37,678 – £40,719

Resourcer/Trainee Recruitment Consultant Maidenhead £17 – £20k per annum, depending on experience OTE 1st Year £25-30k, 2nd Year £50k+

Heavy/Tracked Vehicle Mechanic/Foreman Southend on Sea, Essex up to £35k

Senior Software Test Engineer Weymouth £ Competitive

Functional Team Lead – Through Life Engineering Greenford £ Competitive

Senior Software Engineer Greenford £ Competitive

Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Engineer High Wycombe £ Competitive

Systems Test Lead Greenford £ Negotiable

Firmware Engineer Greenford £ Competitive Daily Rate

Senior System Engineer Greenford £ Competitive Daily Rate

Senior Software Engineer Weymouth £ Competitive Daily Rate

Live in Couple Surrey £35k each + Benefits

Railway CCTV Security Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire £13.00 p/h

Railway Gate House Security Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire £9.65 to £10.55 /hour

Railway Security Guard Calvert, Buckinghamshire £10.50 to £11.00 /hour

Generator Engineer Cookham, Maidenhead, Berkshire Up to £40,000 pa depending on experience and qualifications

Capability Manager – Naval Sonar Weymouth Competitive

Systems Engineer Redhill, Surrey Excellent package + Car allowance, On Call Allowance and overtime

Datacomms Engineer Redhill, Surrey Excellent package + Car allowance, On Call Allowance and overtime

Network Support Engineer Redhill, Surrey Excellent package + Car allowance, On Call Allowance and overtime

Principal Systems Engineer / System Design Authority Greenford £ Competitive

Senior Supportability Engineer High Wycombe £ Competitive

News round–up    

Captain Of Seized Iranian Oil Tanker Says Royal Marines Used 'Unnecessary' Force

Veterans' PTSD 'Flashbacks' May Have Genetic Link, Study Suggests

'FELT SO ALONE' Veteran tried to end his life twice after being shunned by system — but was saved by a tweet

British Army sergeant jailed for killing diner by reversing over him while drunk 

New office to improve support for military veterans

SECRET AGE-ENTS Army on red alert over selfie-ageing FaceApp as soldiers are warned the Russian-based software could be used to spy on them

Racist thugs hurl rocks at British Army Gurkha heroes guarding Sainsbury's

British soldier Sgt Matt Tonroe 'killed by American friendly fire'

Iran military strength REVEALED as tensions with the UK soar – shock chart

Who is new UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace?

What does Prime Minister Boris Johnson mean for UK military?

British Naval Fleet decimated: How the Royal Navy has lost 55 ships since Falklands War

HERO'S SEND OFF RAF troops turn up for funeral of WW2 veteran who died with no family leaving undertakers fearing no-one would show up

British Army promotes horse to rank of Lance Corporal

Amputated Limbs and Musket Balls Unearthed at Waterloo, 200 Years After Napoleon's Defeat

Military police called in to help tackle county lines drug dealers at train stations

Dutch troops partially liable for Srebrenica massacre, court rules

In pictures: British Army horses enjoy beach summer camp

What Is The True Extent Of Britain's Naval Deployment In The Gulf?

UK Dstl acquires satellite ground control station for space research

AIR SEA SEARCH US sailor missing after falling overboard from aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea amid Iran tensions

Armed Forces Expected To Get Pay Rise

Satellite images ‘show US military build-up in Saudi Arabia’ amid Iran tensions

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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Joke: Uber

An Uber passenger tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question.

The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the footpath, and stopped inches from a shop window.

For a second everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver said, "Look man, don't ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!"

The passenger apologized and said, "I didn't realize that a little tap would scare you so much."

The driver replied, "Sorry, it’s not really your fault. Today is my first day as an Uber driver – I've been driving a hearse for the last 25 years."

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