Hi folks,

It may be hard for many of us to believe, but yesterday marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York and the Pentagon, an event that would change the world. It's a cliche to say that everybody remembers where they were but we think it's definitely the case here. As always, the tales of heroism deserve an airing – so many men and women went above and beyond the call of duty on that extraordinary day and we send our gratitude and respect to every one. Yesterday also saw Twitter go wild for this thread of some forgotten heroes – the search and rescue dogs who worked on the day and during the terrible aftermath and their handlers. 

On the other side of the world, Iran's sabre rattling continues to be a cause for concern – what do you think will happen next?

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


The Team

Recent vacancies

Rigger(s) London (Various) c£30,000

Junior Rigger(s) London £26k

Sales Account Manager North America Herndon-VA Competitive

Field Service Engineer Sunbury £30-32k- OTE £40-48k + Training, Overtime + Benefits

Pre-Sales Engineer Hereford Competitive

International Sales Manager Hereford Competitive

Digital RF System Engineer Watford or Hereford Competitive

Digital RF DSP Engineer. Watford or Hereford Competitive

Bill of Materials Co-ordinator Loudwater, Buckinghamshire Excellent Package

RadioComs Field Engineer London and South East circa £35-40k + Benefits

Programme Manager High Wycombe £ Competitive

Quality Technician Tring, Hertfordshire £ Competitive

Environmental Test Engineer Greenford £ Competitive

Corporate Chauffeur Central London circa £40,000

News round–up    


Pentagon-funded blood test could identify soldiers suffering from PTSD with 80% accuracy, study finds 

WW2 veterans get hero’s welcome in Netherlands at Operation Market Garden 75th anniversary

First Ever Veterans' Village To Be Created In The North West

Warminster weapons trial: Pair guilty over stolen

Army bans smoking at Harrogate training college

Leeds man to pull field gun 300 miles across UK to honour a promise to brother who died of cancer

Former Navy chief fires blistering salvo at ministers over Iran tanker crisis

Alabare celebrates decade of supporting homeless veterans

SAS forced to take out job advert as elite regiment battles recruitment crisis

Hero Sgt Johnson Beharry has Victoria Cross awarded for gallantry tattooed on back

Royal Navy rescues Brit and kids trapped in rubble after Hurricane Dorian hit Bahamas

Second stolen D-Day memorial plaque returned to veterans’ group – after being sent in parcel to Bristol Live 

Unique art exhibition showcasing sculptures created by veterans opens this week

Boy, 5, raised £6000 for injured RAF Veterans by climbing Yorkshire’s highest peak

Isis rigs cows with explosives in failed attack on Iraqi forces 

BCB International awarded military rations contract 

SHOCK report: Army cuts led to soldiers firing artillery shells into farmer's field

History fans! There's going to be a Battle of Dunbar re-enactment in East Lothian this month

Competitive British brothers set amazing skydiving records

Minister 'seeing changes' in way Royal Navy, Army and RAF veterans are treated

Fallen Soldier ‘Legendary’ prisoner of war Jack Reynolds pictured giving two fingered salute to WW2 captors dies at 97

UK museum to commemorate little-known operation to rescue Jews from Nazi Germany

Army Watchkeeper drone flopped into tree because crew were gazing backwards

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!

Do you have an event or appeal you’d like us to publicise? Email us at:…[email protected]


The Wolverhampton branch of The Staffordshire Regiment eet every first Wednesday of the month at the Conservative Club, 98 Neachells Ln, Wolverhampton WV11 3PR.

ANY former Staffords or Mercians will be most welcome – meeting starts at 19:30 sharp so come grab a beer, chew the fat… meet old and new alike!

Do you have any reunion events our readers might like to know about?

Just send in your name and details of how interested parties can get in contact. Also let us know the details of the reunion — who it's for, place, time etc. and a website if there is one, and we’ll include it in our next newsletter.

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Joke: Looking for the Lieutenant

A major arrives at a remote post. "Where's your lieutenant?" he asks a private.

"Sir, there isn't a lieutenant assigned to this post."

"I was told there was."

"No, sir, no lieutenant here."

"I'm pretty sure there is."

The private thinks about it for a moment. "Well, Major, if I may ask you a question, imagine you took the word 'rifle' and removed the letter 'f', what would remain?"

"Well, 'rile' I suppose."

"That's what I thought. And sir, if you took the word 'draft' and removed the letter 'f', what would remain?"

Amused, the major answers, "'Drat' I guess."

"And sir, if you took the word 'lieutenant' and removed the letter 'f', what would remain?"

The major says, "There is no 'f' in lieutenant."

"That's what I have been trying to tell you, sir. There is no effin' lieutenant."

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