Hi folks,

As the lockdown eases slowly and signs of life start to appear in the economy, we are remaining positive that the job market will soon perk up. We seem to be inching towards some sort of normality at last. 

For some people, this will bring a bit of a shock, as businesses reopen and staff who have been furloughed or working from home have to start getting up and getting into work again. If you're one of these people and dreading the return, this guide to handling change from a former British Army officer might be just what you need! 

In the news this week, we saw some really unusual scenes for the Trooping of the Colour to mark the Queen's 94th birthday. For only the second time in her 68-year reign, the event was cancelled. It was replaced with a mini version which saw just 20 Welsh Guards parade at Windsor Castle – including the first ever female Guardsman – all socially distancing and with adapted manoeuvres to fit the new guidelines. While it was testament to the adaptability of our troops, let's hope that Her Majesty's next birthday celebration can be back to the full pomp! 

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News round–up    

Heartbroken family of Scot strangled to death in Germany say they are 'stuck in 1993'
READY, AIM, FURLOUGH Military reservists returning from active service to have extensions for Gov grants
F-15 Crash: Pilot's Widow Pays Tribute To 'Perfect' Husband

US F-15 From RAF Lakenheath Crashes In North Sea
Welsh Guards Lead Queen's Official Birthday Celebrations
Ministry of Defence slammed as Army pay review is delayed for the second time in two years
Newcastle Black Lives Matter protest heckled by counter-demonstrators
New study to understand effect of COVID-19 on veterans
SAFETY BLUNDERS Secret military base making Britain’s nuclear weapons hit by series of safety failures

Military enthusiast who dumped mustard gas canisters in lake becomes first in UK to be jailed for having chemical weapons
Men guard Kettering's war memorial during anti-racism protest
Ministers Will ‘Earnestly Consider’ New Law To Protect War Memorials
Head of the armed forces General Sir Nick Carter says more must be done to confront racism in the military
7 weirdest military vehicles you haven’t heard of 
'It wasn't just Army banter – it was racism'
The Dambusters join Big Lizzie! F35B Lightning jets from historic squadron land on £3bn aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for first time
Austrian army officer found guilty of spying for Russia but set free
Fake medals and poppy badge fraudster Henry Lyttel sentenced
In Pictures: Prince Philip With The Military
Duke Of Edinburgh Celebrates 99th Birthday
Air Force C-130H Smacks Into Wall, Bursts Into Flames After Overshooting Runway In Iraq
The controversy behind the planned military medicine museum in Cardiff Bay
US army tests new electronic rifle scope in Syria for the first time, which won't let soldiers fire until the system can guarantee the shot will hit its target
COME FORWARD One in five service charities warn they must close or merge by Christmas
Veterans And Soldiers Help Clean Cenotaph Graffiti
Investigation Launched After Death At Shropshire Army Base
Roll of Honour planned for 'forgotten army' veterans as VJ anniversary looms
Trooping the Colour 2020: Full details of Queen's birthday celebration – How to watch
D-Day anniversary: Emotional surprise for veteran in lockdown
Tragic story of British soldier, 16, who was killed in action after lying about his age to join D-Day landings is revealed ahead of invasion’s 76th anniversary
New headstone for Royal Navy sailor's Birmingham grave
Now TEN Chelsea Pensioners have died from Covid at famous London military home for war veterans
Soldiers from the Household Cavalry scrub graffiti off Whitehall while George Floyd protesters berate them for protecting 'precious memorials'
Ex-wife backs solicitor Phil Shiner who was behind 1,000 'vexatious' abuse claims against British soldiers in Iraq saying: 'He was trying to do the right thing'
UK Armed Forces Cyber Regiment launched to protect frontline operations

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Joke: The magician and the parrot

A magician was working on a cruise ship.

Since the audience was different each week, the magician did the same tricks over and over again. There was only one problem: The captain's parrot saw the shows each week and began to understand how the Magician did every trick.

Once he understood, he started shouting in the middle of the show, "Look, it's not the same hat!" or, "Look, he's hiding the flowers under the table!" Or "Hey, why are all the cards the ace of spades?"

The magician was furious but couldn't do anything. It was, after all, the Captain's parrot.

Then one stormy night on the Pacific, the ship unfortunately sank.

The magician luckily found himself on a piece of wood floating in the middle of the sea, as fate would have it … With the parrot.

They stared at each other with hatred, but did not utter a word.

This went on for a day… And then 2 days. And then 3 days. Finally on the 4th day, the parrot could not hold back any longer and said…

"Okay, I give up. Where's the freaking ship??

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