Newsletter – 15 August 2019
August 15, 2019 Newsletter
An event took place this week to mark the 50th anniversary of Operation Banner – the British military operations in Northern Ireland following the start of the Troubles in 1969. The conflict would grind on for 30 years and claim the lives of 1,441 personnel, 722 of whom were killed in paramilitary attacks. At the peak of the operation in the 1970s, about 21,000 British troops were deployed and Banner was one of the longest contined operations the British forces have ever carried out.
The fallout of the Troubles continues, most recently with the ongoing prosecution of soldiers for deaths during Bloody Sunday. This event is deeply contentious, so we’re not going to dwell here, suffice it to say that this has been a week to remember those 1,441 fallen.
On to more practical considerations and we’re incredibly busy here at Ex-Mil with some really great roles coming through. This often involves us trawling throughyour CVs to try and find good matches, so please long into your account and ensure that your CV and personal details are up to date so we can let you know straight away if we find a match!
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Hounding of a hero: As a British officer decorated for valour is now being investigated for the EIGHTH time over the death of an Iraqi 16 years ago, RICHARD PENDLEBURY asks is it any wonder Army recruitment is in crisis?
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Joke: The horse
A young man named Chuck bought a horse from a farmer for $250. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next day, the farmer drove up to Chucks house and said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the horse died."
Chuck replied, "Well, then just give me my money back."
The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already."
Chuck said, "Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse."
The farmer asked, "What ya gonna do with him?"
Chuck said, "I'm going to raffle him off."
The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead horse!"
Chuck said, "Sure I can, Watch me. I just won't tell any body he's dead."
A month Later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, "What happened with that dead horse?"
Chuck said, "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at five dollars a piece and made a profit of $2495."
The farmer said, "Didn't anyone complain?"
Chuck said, "Just the guy who won. So I gave him his five dollars back."
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