Newsletter – 12 March 2020
March 12, 2020 Newsletter
Some interesting news for us all in this week’s budget announcement by new Chancellor Rishi Sunak as businesses are set to receive a tax break when employing military veterans in a bid to get more ex-service members into work.
We’re currently waiting to hear how wide this goes – new leavers only or all veterans. Either way, it looks likely to be a game changer in encouraging employers to sit up and listen to the message that ex-military employees benefit every area of business. In his statement, the Chancellor said “The UK owes all ex-servicewomen and men a tremendous debt…” How refreshing to hear a senior politician talk like this!
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Commander of U.S. Army Europe may have been exposed to coronavirus
Queen releases ‘remarkable’ throwback picture to mark International Women’s Day
Battlefield of addiction: From the frontline to the pub and homelessness
Commonwealth veterans accuse UK of leaving them in immigration limbo
TROOP DROOP Around 20 servicemen a week are turning to Viagra as stress takes its toll in the bedroom
Fury at plans to build wind turbines on graves of British First World War Heroes
Worldwide search for WW2 Russian Arctic convoy veterans
British Army Soldier Found Guilty Of Passing On Military-Issue Bullets
Ex-serviceman father of two, 34, hit by PTSD ‘takes his own life’ after attending funerals of nine comrades killed in Iraq
Coronavirus: Former Army Chief Warns Of 'Thinly Manned' Military Medical Services
Paratrooper from Colchester Garrison dies on duty in Afghanistan
Three soldiers from Queen’s elite Grenadier Guards are jailed for 24 years for robing seven newsagents and off licenses armed with imitation firearm, stun gun and knife
'Keep eye on veterans in crisis', Army widow says
Armed forces officers investigated for spoof Top Gun video mocking training cuts
Cancer victim wins legal fight after claiming 'toxic soup' of chemicals at RAF Scots airbase caused disease
Record number of Gurkhas arrive from Nepal to complete ‘dream’ of joining British Army
Widow of soldier left dead for weeks demands justice after being denied twice
King's Lynn-based charity helps to launch new project supporting bereaved schoolchildren
Royal Navy feud: Admiral tears apart Dominic Cummings over MoD row – ‘He knows nothing!’
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The Household Division of the British Army annual event, The Household Division Beating Retreat 2020 take place on the Wednesday and Thursday preceding the Queen’s Birthday. It is a spectacular evening of music and military precision drill, including horses, cannon and fireworks.
This year the event will take place on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th June. The theme will be THE SWORD AND THE CROWN; paying tribute to Her Majesty the Queen, recognising the service of the Foot Guards and the British Army in defence of the Nation at home and abroad, marking the 75 years of peace in Europe since the end of World War II.
Tickets start from £20 and there is a 10% discount on purchases for 10 tickets or more. You can purchase tickets directly online at tickets.householddivision.org.
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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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Joke: Hotel Charges
A married couple is traveling to visit family by car. Being seniors, after almost eleven hours on the road, they were too tired to continue and decided to get a room. They only planned to sleep for four hours and then get back on the road.
When they checked out four hours later, the desk clerk handed them a bill for $350.00. The man explodes and demands to know why the charge is so high. He told the clerk although it's a nice hotel the rooms certainly aren't worth $350.00 for four hours. Then the clerk tells him that $350.00 is the ‘standard rate'. He insisted on speaking to the Manager.
The Manager appears, listens to him, and then explains that the hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center that were available for us to use.
"But we didn't use them" the husband said.
"Well, they are here, and you could have," explained the Manager. The Manager went on to explain that the couple could also have taken in one of the shows for which the hotel is famous. "We have the best entertainers from New York, Hollywood , and Las Vegas perform here," the Manager says.
"But we didn't go to any of those shows" the husband said.
"Well, we have them, and you could have." the Manager replied.
No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, the husband replied, "But we didn't use it!" The Manager is unmoved, and eventually the husband gave up and agreed to pay.
As he didn't have the check book, he asked his wife to write the check. She did and gave it to the Manager. The Manager is surprised when he looks at the check. "But ma'am, this is made out for only $50.00."
"That's correct. I charged you $300.00 for sleeping with me," she replied. "But I didn't " exclaims the Manager. "Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have."
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