Hi folks,

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! 

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

Regards,

The Team

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News round–up    

Forces Help To Buy: Military Housing Scheme Extended

Climate Change Protester Fined For Spray-Painting War Memorial

Meet the Yorkshireman who used his military skills to help victims of devastating Hurricane Dorian

New Zealand to allow male navy soldiers to wear false eyelashes under gender-neutral guidelines

Father of army recruit shot dead furious detective keeps job despite fling with witness

Watch bikers ride through city for deafening protest by Veterans Rolling Thunder

Scientists 'discover two more' of the seven warships lost in the Battle of Midway using deep sea robots in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

'Troops to Teachers' scheme to get veterans into the classroom recruits just 22 trainees

Sainsbury's fireworks ban delights pet owners and Royal Navy, British Army and RAF veterans with PTSD

UK World War Two bombing sites revealed in online map

‘We are so proud of him’ – Family pay tribute to 97 year old Ipswich war veteran

Countess of Wessex opens Wilton veteran’s campus

The inspiring reason why there were blind soldiers marching through the city centre today

MOD looks at bioengineered regeneration for injured Royal Navy, British Army and RAF troops

Military van sliced in half after hitting Stonea railway bridge

Military statue in Kelvingrove Park restored after vandal attack

Brave soldiers medically discharged from army open up on 'rebuilding lives'

NIO cut veterans' amnesty from Queen's Speech, claims ex-Army chief

During WWII, the US Army did a massive survey to get soldiers' uncensored opinions — here's what they said

EVERYDAY HEROES Iceland is offering a 20% discount to NHS, Armed Forces and emergency service staff

British Malvinas war veteran asks Macri to honour Argentine soldiers

Army sergeant jailed for twisting nipples of ‘raw recruits’ and punching

US Soldier who ran over and killed a British Army Captain, 46, with a forklift truck at Iraqi base fails to show up for inquest hearing after an American General dropped all charges against him 

Hundreds turn out for funeral of 103 year old WWII veteran who had only one relative

British Defence Listed Among Top 100 Social Mobility Employers

Do you have any news you think we should feature, or any areas you’d like us to cover? Email us at:…[email protected]

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
www.ptsdresolution.org 
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.

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]

Reunions

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.

Email us at:…[email protected]

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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."

If you've got a joke you'd like to suggest for this newsletter, just send them in — email us at: [email protected]

For various reasons we can't always include them in the newsletter, but we always appreciate them!


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