Newsletter – 2 July 2020
July 2, 2020 Newsletter
Some potentially good news for veterans lately, including the news that veterans in Southampton can get help in buying their first property thanks to a new scheme – let’s see more of this please, property folks! Councils have also been told to give veterans priority when it comes to local authority housing which could make a huge difference to the national shame of having our heroes sleeping on the streets. Elsewhere, a scheme to help soldiers struggling with gambling addiction looks set to be extended nationally. Time will tell on all of these, obviously, but we’re hoping this is a step in the right direction.
Now, we’re no stranger to controversy around here but here’s a real doozy of a debate topic for you – should British military personnel be banned from taking the knee in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement?
Are commanders right that it is too political or should our forces be free to make political statements if they agree with them? Where is the line between making a personal statement and making a political one? Why not hop over to our Facebook page and let us know your thoughts (family-friendly, of course!)
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Rob Yuill and Paul Biggins raised £371 plus gift aid for the Waterloo Uncovered veterans charity
Russia offered bounties to Afghan militants to kill US and UK troops
Royal Signals Centenary: How The Corps Has Evolved
Facemasks to the frontline: how the defence industry responded to Covid-19
Princess Royal Pays Tribute To Royal Signals On Centenary
SAS hero, 36, is found dead moments after recording heartbreaking final video
Police warning over series of break-ins at derelict military base
Remarkable way former Army soldier is using his skills to help fight Covid-19
Landmark research study to map gambling problems among UK veterans
First pictures of former Army soldier accused of mowing down and killing father and his two children, 15 and 12, during Father’s Day walk as he appears in court charged with death by dangerous driving
Armed Forces Survey: How Well Does The British Public Know Its Military?
Veterans prepare action against MoD over Iraq allegations
Extra funding for service charities as veterans’ support is stepped up
ATTENTION! More than HALF of Brits claim to not know what the military do when not at war
Detailed plans of a British military base were left online for years
“LEAD, FOLLOW, OR GET OUT OF THE WAY”
US soldier accused of planning attack on own unit
Soldier Training To Become Army's First Female Farrier
Pictures show military personnel operating new COVID-19 testing station in Bath
Hotline for ex-troops receiving nearly 100 calls a day after reopening
British troops will not face courts over Afghan conflict, says minister
Ben Wallace interview: UK defence isn't fit for purpose – our Armed Forces must adapt to 21st Century threats
Veteran charity could be left without a home after roof collapsed following heavy rainfall
UK MOD awards contract to support its small boat fleet
Cyber spies use LinkedIn to hack European defence firms
UPDATE 1-Turkish military official denies French claim that warship was harassed
Dame Vera Lynn: Forces' Sweetheart Dies Aged 103
How PTSD went from ‘shell-shock’ to a recognised medical diagnosis
Explainer: Why are Chinese and Indian troops fighting in a remote Himalayan valley?
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I walked into the surgeon's office at the hospital.
"Can I help you?" the surgeon asked.
"I keep thinking that I’m a moth," I replied.
"Well you probably want to see a psychiatrist for that," he said.
"Yeah, I know," I replied.
The surgeon looked confused. "Then… why are you here?"
"The light was on."
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