Newsletter – 4 June 2020
June 4, 2020 Newsletter
As restrictions start to ease and we head slowly towards some sort of normality, we’re hoping to see the job market start to pick up too. In the meantime, we remain here for you if you need any advice on writing a CV or working towards the next step in your career. Feel free to drop us a line.
One of the few good things to come out of the current crisis is seeing how people rush to help each other. From our incredible military using their logistical skills to get 1.8 BILLION pieces of PPE to NHS frontline staff to those of you who have been helping elderly or isolating neighbours, the response in most parts has been really moving.
We loved this story of an isolated and very lonely war veteran who received “life-changing” support from the charity Blind Veterans UK and who is now enjoying an active virtual social life. It’s stories like this that can keep you going when times feel hard and we are committed to continuing to support our wonderful military charities.
Please drop an email to [email protected] if there's anything you'd like us to add to this newsletter.
Cubic to continue AWES system training support for British Army
ONE THOUSAND 'vexatious' war crimes claims against British soldiers who fought in Iraq are dismissed by investigators due to lack of evidence
TER-MING-ATOR! China ‘considering plans to genetically-modify soldiers to make army of Terminator-style troops’
Why brands are missing the marketing talent of military veterans
Senior officer at nuclear police force faces the sack after being accused of wearing fake Iraq and Afghanistan war medals to awards ceremony
Vandals behead statue tributes to fallen war heroes in Purfleet
Pilot flies private plane to Wales and lands at closed RAF base so he can ‘go to the beach’
Fighting on all fronts
5 UK mercenaries offered $150,000 each to support Haftar in Libya, UN sources say
Helping Homeless Veterans UK's Big Sleep event takes place this month
Coronavirus: Transformed Headley Court Battles 'New Upsurge' In Aftercare Demand
Wrecked WW2 aircraft discovered on Cleethorpes beach
'This is what they do!' MoD insider FURIOUS after Army 'not utilised' for PPE operation
Plans unveiled to build UK's first 'Veterans Village' in Hull
Commonwealth Army veteran forced to crowdfund vital surgery
Paratrooper colonel in charge of the Army's elite rapid reaction force is suspended for 'hosting a drinking session with 15 senior officers during lockdown'
Dunkirk’s remaining 'Little Ships' should be granted veteran status ahead of its 80th anniversary
Father and son from Chester march for armed forces charity
EU keeps defence fund alive with 8 billion euro proposal
Paramilitaries 'Exceed' Number Of Government Forces On Battlefield
Flypast at funeral of Battle of Britain veteran Terry Clark
Inside The Defence Laboratories At Porton Down Battling COVID-19
British Army major helps cancer sufferer raise 50k for home to be converted before he passes away
'British Army needs its #MeToo moment', says former senior female officer
Three-year-old Lola raises £310 for blind veteran’s garden marathon
British Army follows ‘snowflake’ adverts with new campaign fronted by Captain Tom Moore
Door falls off Irish Army helicopter and lands in Dublin school
Welsh Secretary thanks UK Armed Forces for support in fight against coronavirus
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We Like to be social
Joke: Not a Porsche
A man knocks on a woman's door.
"Think you could spare a few bucks? Maybe some food?"
The woman thinks to herself for a few seconds, then says, "You could do some handy work around here. I'll give you £30 if you paint my porch. There's some green paint and a brush right around the corner there, have at it."
He thanks her, and heads towards the bucket. She returns inside and resumes her knitting. After about an hour, she gets up to check on his progress. She sees no man, and the porch hasn't been touched. Just then, she hears knocking again at her door.
She is greeted by the same man, green paint splattered on his clothes and in his beard, a wide grin on his face.
"All done ma'am. And by the way, it's a Jaguar, not a Porsche."
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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