Hi folks,

Welcome to your first Ex-Mil newsletter of this decade. It seems like ages since we last wrote to you and so much has happened in that time – rumblings of conflict in Iran, Trump facing impeachment, Australia burning, Brexit confirmed for the end of this month. We'd take up all your time if we tried to cover it all.

We hope you had a really enjoyable Christmas and New Year and that you are easing into 2020 in style. As always at this time of year, we'd like to remind you that it's a great time for a fresh start, so why not give your CV and details a little TLC by logging into your profile on the Ex-Mil site and making sure everything is up to date? 

One story that particularly caught our eye over the last few weeks is a story about priests sharing the confessions of gay servicemen and women. As we've recently marked the 20th anniversary of the lift of the ban on homosexuals serving in the forces, this story seems particularly timely. Gay and lesbian ex-military staff have spoken out about being betrayed by priests following confession and discharged from service. We dug a little deeper and discovered that, not only had these clergymen cost people their career, they also committed a crime against the rules of the church, the punishment for which is… dismissal. How ironic. Let us know what you think of these stories over on our Facebook page (keep it rated PG, please!).

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


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Installation Team Members Newcastle upon Tyne £11ph + Overtime

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Electronics Installation Engineer Surrey, with Worldwide Travel £32-38k + Benefits

Club Secretary / General Manager Cowes, Isle of Wight Good Package

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Maintenance Manager Tilbury Docks Competitive

Plant Fitter Tilbury Docks Competitive

Business Winning Director Bordon, Hampshire £ Negotiable

Engineering Technician Cardiff Dependent on Experience

Security Data Controller Greenford, Middlesex Excellent package

Security Assistant Central London up to £35k + Benefits

Security Salesperson UK Negotiable

HGV Vehicle Maintenance Tech Luton or Southampton Generous Package

Product Technician Cheltenham Area Competitive

Hall/Facilities Manager and Beadle City of London Excellent Package

Production Team Leader Greenford £ Competitive

News round–up    

Grenadier Guards 'went on armed robbery spree'

Company boss Carl Tiltman jailed over MoD fraud

US army veteran has prosthetic legs repossessed after government refuses to cover cost

Defence Minister Apologises For 'Unacceptable' Actions By UK Forces In Iraq And Afghanistan

Kenya arrests intruders in UK army camp 'break-in' attempt

British Army Training Mission Suspended In Iraq

GP surgeries 'failing troops with PTSD' as only one in 20 are 'veteran friendly'

Royal Navy adjusts rules to allow Rastafarians to keep their long hair and beards as head of new association calls for end of drug-taking stereotype

Army urges young people lacking confidence to join

Heroes' pension betrayal: Savings scam sanctioned in Whitehall could cost military veterans up to £50,000 each and force them to work into their eighties to recoup their losses

Act now to prevent army recruit deaths, coroner warns government

Government exposes addresses of new year honours recipients

New Years Honours Recognises Hundreds Of Military Personnel

FIRE AND FURY From bomb blasts and tanks to the gravity-defying ‘rocket man’… Ministry of Defence releases its best pics of 2019

D-Day veteran dedicates MBE to the 22,000 ‘marvellous’ men who didn’t come home

British troops move black rhinos to Malawi

Iraq war veteran says 'I would rather go to The Hague than face another two years under UK investigation'

Merry Christmas! Veteran overwhelmed by gifts and cards from strangers

More than 11,000 British Troops Will Be Away From Their Families This Christmas

UK troops 'flying the flag for Britain' send heartwarming Christmas message to country

MOD Donates Thousands Of Forces Ration Packs

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]


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: Counselling 

After 30 years of marriage, a husband and wife came for counseling.

When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the years they had been married. On and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable – an entire laundry list of unmet needs she had endured.

Finally, after allowing this for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk and after asking the wife to stand, he embraced and kissed her long and passionately as her husband watched – with a raised eyebrow.

The woman shut up and quietly sat down in a daze. The therapist turned to the husband and said, "This is what your wife needs at least 3 times a week. Can you do this?"

"Well, I can drop her off here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but on Fridays I fish."

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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