Hi folks,

Some lovely news this week in that Captain Tom Moore will be making the journey tomorrow to be knighted by HM The Queen for his exceptional fundraising in support of the NHS. Now 100 years old, Captain Tom raised nearly £33 million by walking laps of his garden with his walking frame – obliterating his original £1000 target. The story really warmed the nation’s hearts in the difficult early days of lockdown, so we hope Captain Tom’s family have a wonderful celebration planned for him!
Elsewhere, things continue to look promising for improved treatment of serving military personnel and veterans with a new law that the Veterans Minister claims will give British veterans and military heroes more support. What do you think? Are we finally moving in the right direction and will we see our colleagues treated with the respect they deserve at last? Hop on over to our Facebook page and let us know what you think – and what remains to be addressed…
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News round–up    

Bicester engineering company Barrus to supply military boats with engines in new contract
Defence Minister and Head of the US Army sign Modernisation Agreement
Typhoons Scrambled After 'Security Alert' On Ryanair Flight
Drunk female Sergeant HEADBUTTS soldier in the face at alcohol fuelled Army social event after he accused her of pushing colleague down stairs
Respite home for RAF veterans in Rustington to close
Firefighters battle to stop one million gallons of fuel and ammunition detonating on USS Bonhomme Richard and warn it could 'burn down to the water' after explosion during routine maintenance at San Diego Naval Base
MoD's high tech torpedo to take on China and Russia facing failure over submarine shortage
COVID 'COVER-UP' Troops told to wear civilian clothes to firing ranges to avoid criticism over Covid-19 compliance
New Anti-Bullying Helpline To Tackle Poor Behaviour In Armed Forces

IN THE DOCK British Army major general faces court martial for first time since 1815 over ‘illegal private school fees claim’
Eight cows killed at Castlemartin Army firing range
Blind WWII veteran is searching for his RAF comrade who he has not seen for over 70 years

CHARITY CON Charity bosses blagged £547k by using fake Army veterans in camouflage trousers to tap commuters for cash

Canada asks British military for help flying troops to and from Latvia
Battle of Britain: The schoolgirl who helped design Spitfire

Forces sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn will be honoured with a Spitfire and Hurricane flypast before her funeral in Sussex village today – on the 80th anniversary of start of Battle of Britain

British Army Soldier Jailed For Passing On Military-Issue Ammunition
Military Personnel In Scotland To Be Permanently Protected From Higher Tax
Brit army man lifts lid on how mercenaries 'live like rockstars' on £18k a month

Blind Brighton veteran strikes up friendship with volunteer
That's one way to beat the check-in queues! Grandfather, 82, takes over old airfield and turns it into international standard airport
France-Turkey tensions mount after NATO naval incident
Tory Mark Francois threatens senior Army General saying Cummings would 'sort you out'
British soldier found dead in Estonia, Ministry of Defence confirms
Former Army sergeant from Featherstone raises thousands for UK’s first veteran care village
JCB awarded £217m contract to supply U.S Military
Leave our troops alone! Fury at plans to 'cut British Army by 20,000'

British Military Personnel To Be Offered Free Childcare

Royal British Legion receives grant from to help homeless Armed Forces veterans
Gwynedd care home for Polish WW2 veterans to close in 2021
The fog of cyberwar
Army to fund Catterick Garrison alcohol recovery scheme
Military charities and services across the county join forces to help veterans

Prince Harry and Prince William’s army training college Sandhurst faces HUGE cuts
TROOPS AXED Army to be slashed by 20,000 under new plans by defence chiefs
COMPO CANNED British troops wounded in action could be denied compensation under new laws meant to protect them
Record-breaking Harrogate army officer takes his final salute
Magic mushrooms could help ex-soldiers to overcome trauma

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Joke: The ring

A balding, white haired man from Florida, walked into a jewellery store with a beautiful, much younger gal at his side. 

He told the jeweller he was looking for a special ring for his girlfriend. The jeweller looked through his stock and brought out a $5,000 ring.

The man said, "No, I'd like to see something more special."

At that statement, the jeweller went to his special stock and brought another ring over. "Here's a stunning ring at only $40,000," the jeweller said. The lady's eyes sparkled and her whole body trembled with excitement. The old man seeing this said, "We'll take it."

The jeweller asked how payment would be made and the man stated, "By check. I know you need to make sure my check is good, so I'll write it now and you can call the bank Monday to verify the funds and I'll pick the ring up Monday afternoon."

On Monday morning, the jeweller angrily phoned the old man and said, "There's no money in that account."

"I know," said the old man. "But let me tell you about my GREAT WEEKEND!!"

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