Hi folks,

We were really warmed by the response to a call for people to attend a 103-year-old Second World War veteran’s funeral this week. It's always great to see a hero get the send off he deserves, so a huge thank you to everyone who attended.

Elsewhere, we have some really interesting comparisons for you from the last few weeks’ news. Firstly, the sobering news that ex-military personnel still face negative stereotypes when they apply for jobs. Fighting this is why we exist. 

As you know, we continue to bang the drum about the exceptional qualities and skills of ex-mil guys and girls and in contrast to the story above, it seems the message is getting through to some really unexpected places – with the news that a top Twitter executive is a British Army information warfare unit reservist. Now, that's more like it – a true recognition of exceptional and unique skills! 

We’ve got a great list of vacancies for you below but if you fancy something a little more… extreme, the UK Space Agency is hunting for Britain's next astronaut in its first recruitment drive in a decade.

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


The Team

Recent vacancies

PCV Bus Driver Battersea Competitive

PCV Bus Driver Twickenham Competitive

PCV Bus Driver Southall Competitive

PCV Bus Driver Battersea Competitive

PCV Bus Driver Walworth Competitive

Trainee Bus Driver Apprentice Twickenham Competitive

Trainee Bus Driver Apprentice Battersea Competitive

Power Station Senior Engineer Ascension Island Excellent Ex-Pat Package

Principal Analyst – Sonar Weymouth £ Competitive

WSO/WSOp ISR (Lnd) Aircrew Training Specialist (ATS) Bristol Excellent Package

Delivery Driver Crewe £110.00 per day

Delivery Driver Liverpool £110.00 per day

Delivery Driver Newcastle £110.00 per day

Delivery Driver Belfast £110.00 per day

Delivery Driver Stoke on Trent £110.00 per day

Delivery Driver Sheffield £110.00 per day

Delivery Driver Bathgate £110.00 per day

Project Compliance Verification Engineer Greenford £ Highly Competitive

Principal Hardware Engineer Greenford £ Highly Competitive

Senior Production Planner High Wycombe £ Competitive

News round–up    

Military students clean war memorial covered in graffiti at climate demo

Farewell to Sid the Hero: Hundreds of veterans answer call to attend funeral of decorated RAF pilot, 103, so he could have ‘the send-off he deserved’

Toughest patrolling test of the world marks 60th anniversary

MOD Denies British Personnel Will Be 'Forced' Into Joining EU Army

Government Accused Of 'Seriously Failing' Medically Discharged Veterans

British Army stops recruiting abroad as anger grows over Capita crisis

Teenage soldier, 18, ‘is fighting for his life in hospital after taking cocaine while on deployment in Kenya having broken his curfew to sneak out of his base’

Soldier used Army money to fund £17,000 'jollies and holidays' for her loved ones, court martial hears

Drop-in service launched for veterans as Gosport charity's visitor numbers double

Veteran bikers head north in 4,500 mile epic challenge for Shropshire hospital

Nottingham soldier reunited with stolen medals after 15 years

Military top brass considers ending ban on male soldiers wearing make-up while on duty after personnel accused the Army of double standards over leaked orders from officers based in Canada

Senator ‘proud’ of British Army service hits back at Twitter trolls

UK’s cash-strapped military came close to running out of ammunition, withdrawing warships from the Gulf and grounding fighter jets as well as ditching some Nato commitments, new Defence Secretary reveals

Gravely ill army veteran Denis Hutchings gets guard ahead of Troubles court hearing

British Army Iraq war hero who braved rocket propelled grenades forced to sell medals

Man, 24, marries cousin, 81, to ‘get out of doing military

British Army corporal tweets Angela Rayner will “perish” in Brexit “civil war”

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: Pets in heaven

A German Shepherd, Doberman and a cat have died.

All three are faced with God who wants to know what they believe in.

The German shepherd says: "I believe in discipline training and loyalty to my master."

"Good," says God. "Then sit down on my right side. Doberman, what do you believe in?"

The Doberman answers: "I believe in the love, care and protection of my master."

Ah," said God. "You may sit to my left."

Then he looks at the cat and asks, "And what do you believe in?"

The cat answers: "I believe you're sitting in my seat."

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