Newsletter – 27 February 2020
February 27, 2020 Newsletter
While the coronavirus continues to take all the headlines and cause upheaval around the world, here at home we’ve had some serious weather and flooding to contend with. In both cases, the military have shone as they always do; with a military base the location for repatriated patients in quarantine and incredible scenes as the army assist flood victims in the North of England. The floods really show military skills and efficiency at their very best – we hope all the boys and girls involved are very proud.
Elsewhere, mixed feeling all round as the last military headquarters in Germany are handed back.
So many memories over so many years! This really feels like the end of an era and we’d love to know how you’re feeling about it, especially if you spent part of your career there. You can get in touch with us over on our Facebook page.
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Military Get Flipping Competitive Over Pancakes On Shrove Tuesday
ARMY FEARS Brits put off joining military over fears they will suffer PTSD or struggle to find work after serving
Bagpiper marches Scottish military veterans into new boozer after historic Glasgow venue closes
Soldier wins £2.5 million payout from MoD after getting shot in the foot during a training exercise
The Army is struggling to sign up female recruits – but do I have what it takes to pass its fitness tests?
Armed Forces Veteran Transition And Survival Guide
Number of homeless veterans higher than official figures says support group
Coronavirus: Plane Carrying Britons From Quarantined Cruise Ship To Land At MOD Base
Double-amputee veteran to climb North Africa’s highest mountain
Army Chief Inspects More Than 400 New Gurkhas In Nepal
WALTER MILITARY Bogus Scottish army ‘hero’ who attacked cop exposed after faking 16-year career as paratrooper
British Army officer becomes first woman to pass brutal Para course
Squad of retired British vets help rebuild razed towns
Tribute Ink: Rethinking Remembrance Through Tattoos
FRIGGING DISGRACE Royal Navy to be smaller than Italy’s after defence chiefs admit our new warships are delayed
Ex-RAF pilot sells vintage motorbikes to save Somerset church
Storm Dennis: Army called in to help shore up defences
Ministry of Defence faces £100m compensation bill for post-combat deafness
Veterans’ woodland retreat in Preston thriving after £70k funding
EU army exposed: Secret reason Macron pushing for European armed force – 'Total craziness'
Do you know Britain’s oldest female veteran? Search on to celebrate country’s war heroines
Sitrep: 'Totally Impractical’ To Loosen Military Medical Entry Requirements
A bullet proof investment? Armoured car used by the British Army during the Cold War that can reach speeds of up to 50mph is up for sale for £20,000 (and it's fully road legal!)
Veterans offered second career in Defence Science
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A gorilla dies of old age at a zoo right before the zoo opens. It is the only gorilla at the zoo since they are not very profitable. However, the gorilla is their most popular attraction by far, and they cannot afford to go a day without it. So the zoo owner asks one of his workers to wear a gorilla suit they have in storage for an extra £100 a day if he will go in the gorilla cage and pretend to be the gorilla until the zoo can afford a new one.
Quickly, the new "gorilla" becomes the most popular craze at the zoo. People from all over are coming to see the "Human-like" gorilla. About a month in, the craze has started to wear off. So, to get peoples attention back, he decides to climb over his enclosure and hang from the net ceiling above the lions den next to him. A large crowd of people gather watching the spectacle in awe and terror. Suddenly the man loses his grip and falls to the floor of the lions den.
The man starts screaming, "HELP!! HELP!!!"
Suddenly a lion pounces on him from behind and whispers in his ear, "If you don't shut up you're going to get us both fired."
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