Hi folks,

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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The Team

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News round–up    

 

Final Frontier: US Space Force Begins Campaign To Find Military Astronauts

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?

Former Soldier tracks down CCTV footage of vicious road rage attackers but over-stretched police refuse to even interview him

Pig War: The 12-Year Conflict Between The US And UK

RAF Personnel To Be Allowed To Grow Beards

Army pulls thousands of troops out of Germany in major plan to base armed forces in UK

Scots Guards now the most undermanned regiment in the UK, figures reveal

Three Royal Navy Submariners Discharged For Failing Cocaine Drugs Test (Idiots)

Scots 'Band of Brothers', aged 73, trek 26 miles in one day for Scots regiment

Windsor To Edinburgh: Personnel and Civilians Complete Mammoth Trek For Military Charities

'Brief radiation spike' after rocket engine blast in northern Russia

STEALTH ATTACK Iranian ships are posing as US or British warships and interfering with GPS so they can seize oil tankers, officials warn

UK & US stand firm in Strait of Hormuz: P&O cancel Gulf cruises as naval forces prepare for conflict

Complaints by female and BAME military staff a 'serious concern'

Report says UK MPs suffer from a “widespread lack of knowledge” about the military

UK To Join US-Led Maritime Security Mission In Gulf

UK begins search for future EW countermeasures

Victim who was sexually abused by British Army officer tells others to 'speak out' after winning payout from MoD

'Guardian angel' soldiers collect medals after Afghanistan tour

Military Enthusiast creates and incredible 22ft long stretch Limo Tank by welding two former Army Personnel Carriers together

Want To See What Happens When A Drone Hits An Aircraft Mid-Flight?

British military called in to stop dam collapsing and flooding town

British soldier dies after horror fall from seventh floor at party in Poland hotel room

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Events etc.

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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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