Newsletter – 21 November
November 21, 2019 Newsletter
With all the headlines taken up with the General Election, will any of the main parties unify the country and get us out of the Brexit stalemate? Will any of them deliver on promises to take better care of veterans? Should we hold our breath on either?
Some other headlines that caught our eye include Ant Middleton being held responsbile for the increase in bearded servicemen (Ok, sure!), The 1,000 free journeys that London black cab drivers have provided to veterans (thanks guys!) and this moving story about a military family appealing for birthday cards for their daughter who is facing her 10th brain surgery – we'd love some of our readers to help here but get in quick if you're going to send her a card, as her birthday is on the 28th.
Cloer to home, we've decided to donate £1,000 to a deserving military charity and we're asking you to tell us which one we should donate to. The only caveat is that it should be a small, grassroots charity, not one of the main players. If you have a recommendation, please hop over to our LinkedIn and let us know.
Finally a reminder that, if you are attending the International Security Expo on 3-4 December, please do pop by Stand E64 and say hello to the friendly Ex-Mil team! Also, please feel free to send anyone our way if you think they'd benefit from a chat with us.
Please drop an email to [email protected] if there's anything you'd like us to add to this newsletter.
The war grave lady detectives: When bodies are unearthed at World War battle sites, a team of dedicated women set to work to identify the fallen heroes …. And even the smallest of clues can give families peace at last
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
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?
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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We Like to be social
Joke: The penguins
A man drives into a gas station. The attendant goes to fill his tank and notices 5 penguins in the back seat. The attendant says, "Hey – why do you have 5 penguins in your car?"
The driver says, "I KNOW! I was just stopped at a light back there and they climbed into my car and now I don't know what to do!"
The attendant thinks for a second and says, "I'll tell you what I'd do – I'd take them to the zoo."
The driver says, "That's a good idea – I'll do that!"
A week later the driver pulls into the gas station and the attendant sees the same 5 penguins, only now they're wearing sunglasses. The attendant asks, "What are you doing?! I thought I told you to take those penguins to the zoo!"
"We did go! We had a great time! Today we're going to the beach!"
If you've got a joke you'd like to suggest for this newsletter, just send them in — email us at: [email protected]
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