Newsletter – 23 April 2020
April 23, 2020 Newsletter
Celebrations may be a little muted this year but a very Happy St George's Day to you all.
This week saw the Queen's 94th birthday. She's been central to the Armed Forces her whole life, having herself signed up in 1945, at the age of 18 – the first female member of the Royal Family to join the Armed Forces as a full-time member, learning to maintain and drive vehicles. Over the years her support of the military has been unwavering, for which we are extremely grateful.
Another exceptional and positive story that you can't have missed is Captain Tom Moore's walk to raise funds for the NHS. The World War Two veteran completed 100 laps of his garden using his walking frame and has raised an eyewatering £28million as things stand. Just goes to show that you can never take the fight out of an old soldier!
Finally, here at Ex-Mil, we know that these are uncertain times and we want you to know that we continue to be here for you. We're all working from home so please do get in touch if you need any job seeking advice or help with your CV – we would be delighted to help.
Please drop an email to [email protected] if there's anything you'd like us to add to this newsletter.
Military advice taken on Maze coronavirus facility design
Bowland Brewery to the rescue – beer delivered to military helping Lancs Resilience effort
Coronavirus: Everything The Military Is Doing To Fight COVID-19
Rocket is accidentally fired from Chadian military jet on the runway, hitting a senior officer's home and killing five people
Captain Tom Moore 'In Fairyland' With Army Veteran On Track For Number One Single
Four Chelsea Pensioners die from coronavirus at British Army veteran home
Questions raised as Covid-19 halts UK Veterans compensation scheme
Military children give family separation advice
Coronavirus: Armed forces to support ambulance staff
Chilling photos show temporary mortuary at RAF base in Oxfordshire
Coronavirus Diaries: Charity volunteers shop for veterans in London
British Soldier Receives Promotion Over Skype During COVID-19 Lockdown
Twin Assault: One brother's a surgeon and the other's a soldier – and now they're both working miracles at Britain's coronavirus hospital NHS Nightingale
Army to help create new 500-bed coronavirus facility in Liverpool
Military pilots and NHS paramedics form coronavirus task force
Welsh Secretary Praises UK’s Armed Forces’ Support in Wales
French pensioner ejected from fighter jet after accidentally grabbing bang seat* handle
"It's mindless vandalism" – Bristol veterans left heartbroken after plaques and wreath thrown into the river
War veteran Betty, 96, keeps up morale
The sound of love! 97-year-old WWII veteran plays the harmonica for his wife outside her nursing room window in heart-melting video
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We Like to be social
It was raining hard and a big puddle had formed in front of an Irish pub.
An old man stood beside the puddle holding a stick with a string on the end and jiggled it up and down in the water. A curious gentleman asked what he was doing.
"Fishing," replied the old man.
"Poor old fool," thought the gentleman. So he invited the old man to have a drink in the pub.
Feeling he should start some conversation while they were sipping their whisky, the gentleman asked, "And how many have you caught?"
"You're the eighth."
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