Newsletter – 24 October 2019
October 24, 2019 Newsletter
Following our little rant in our last newsletter, a recent survey by SSAFA shows that a third of recruiters are reluctant to hire ex-military personnel. We think this is incredibly disappointing and we promise to continue to fight for recognition of your unique skills and attributes – please do help us spread the word!
As we approach Remembrance season, it is a good time to highlight the scale of the sacrifice made by our forebears. The recent burial of thirteen First World War soldiers was a timely reminder of the origins of Remembrance Day and, as always, a deeply moving scene.
Let’s end on a lighter note. It’s well worth taking a few minutes to enjoy this Spanish soldier’s moment of misfortune as he gets stuck on a lamppost during a military parade. We wonder if his colleagues will ever let him live it down!
And we’re not sure if this qualifies as a lighter note, or if it’s very, very dark, but we did enjoy the wicked humour of the Irish soldier who set up a recording of his own voice asking to be let out… of his coffin, at his funeral. It takes a very special kind of mind to come up with something like that!
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Introducing PTSD Resolution
PTSD Resolution would like to hear from drone operators who may be suffering psychological distress from the effects of their operations. If this is you, please contact:
Colonel A de P Gauvain (Retired), Chairman and CEO, PTSD Resolution
Call: 01483 267027
Should you come across a Veteran, Reservist or dependant who may have mental health problem, please get in touch – [email protected] . PTSD Resolution are the only provider of free, effective, personal, prompt, local treatment across the UK for service personnel past and present with PTSD.
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Do you have any reunion events our readers might like to know about?
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Joke: The Pearly Gates
St. Peter welcomes them and shows them to their homes.
For the taxi driver, a beautiful villa looking over a gorgeous field of clouds. "Thank you," the ecstatic taxi driver said.
Anticipating an even bigger mansion, the priest was dismayed when they arrived at a small 1-bedroom apartment.
"St. Peter, I'm a little puzzled," the priest began. "As a clergyman, I devoted decades of my life solely to serving the Lord. How come the taxi driver got a villa, and for me, only a small apartment?"
St. Peter smiled. "Up here, we go by results. While you preached, people slept; while he drove, people prayed."
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