Hi folks,

Following on from our last newsletter, where we asked “are things finally looking up for our military colleagues?” is the recent announcement of a 2% pay rise for armed forces personnel.
 
Is a 2% increase enough, being just above the rate of inflation? Is it enough when the government continue to rely so heavily on our armed forces to keep the country safe and moving – through Coronavirus, flood, and potential Brexit issues and even delivering babies?! 
 
We think it’s all a step in the right direction, coming on top of additional support for veterans but far too late for those who have already fallen through the gaps. We’d love to know what you think. If you've got thoughts to share on these or any other recent stories, don't forget to pay a visit our Facebook page and join the conversation there. 

Finally, with rates of recruitment starting to pick up after Covid put a lot of vacancies on hold, please make sure that your CV and contact details are up to date so that we can better match you to roles as they come in. 
 
Please drop an email to [email protected] if there's anything you'd like us to add to this newsletter.

Regards,

The Team

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News round–up    

British Army receives first six Ares armoured vehicles

British Ex-Forces in Business Awards returns to celebrate veterans’ second careers despite Covid delays
 
TV SAS star Billy Billingham declares war on MoD after another veteran death
 
TOBIAS ELLWOOD MP Britain is locked in a second Cold War – and it’s been slowly going on under our noses for years

UK To Take Steps To Protect Against Russia And China Space Threats, Ben Wallace Says
 
'I expected to take on the enemy… not be knifed in the back': Senior female officer who quit after 37 years of misogyny reveals how women were classified as 'sluts or frigid' and made to march to The Stripper theme tune
 
Australian woman's disbelief after piece of her family history found by teenager on British mountain
 
Farmer rescues bomb disposal truck stuck at Mappleton beach
 
Soldiers Complete Charity Doko Race For NHS
 
New 66-bed Royal Navy veterans care home for Portsmouth approved despite legal row
 
Two respite homes for RAF veterans face closure after donations dry up amid the coronavirus pandemic – leaving the Royal Air Forces Association with a 40 per cent black hole in their annual income
 
Home move for Hull veteran who slept in chair for years
 
Guest who fractured her skull falling off rickshaw at boozy charity ball at Prince William and Harry’s military college is told she's a 'big girl now' as she loses £50,000 compensation bid
 
U.S. Army seeks environmentally friendlier ammunition

WWII boat that sank off Kent carrying 1,400 tons of munitions needs urgent work carrying out on it to stop devastating explosion that could send a 4ft tidal wave surging down the Thames
 
Appeal to complete archive for Arnhem veterans memorial

Prince Philip, 99, steps out of retirement for Windsor military handover

Veteran has home redecorated in huge community project
 
German states appeal to U.S. Congress not to withdraw troops 
Former head of Navy says  military should focus on winning wars rather than 'political correctness'

Royal Navy: Marines and Army form new unit that is future of Commando forces

£200-million announced for vital improvements to troops' accommodation
 
‘Predatory’ Army officer sacked after sex assault conviction
 
Falkland Islands warning: Argentina issues threat to Britain over military exercises 
 
Black Lives Matter and the British army’s culture war
 
Defence Minister gives Commons apology to veterans for years of 'harassment' at hands of lawyers
 
Dambusters' Dog Memorial Changed To Remove Racial Slur
 
Ex-RAF pilot, 80, crashes his hand built replica WWII Focke Wulf 190 into a field after mistaking a tractor track for the grass runway
 
Navy Nuclear Submarine Was At 'Serious Risk Of Collision' With Ferry
 
Committee slams UK MOD’s failure to deliver defence capabilities
 
British Army major general Nick Welch faces court martial

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Joke: Adam

God said, "Adam, I want you to do something for Me."

Adam said, "Gladly, Lord, what do You want me to do?"

God said, "Go down into that valley."

Adam said, "What's a valley?"

God explained it to him. Then God said, "Cross the river."

Adam said, "What's a river?"

God explained that to him, and then said, "Go over to the hill….."

Adam said, "What is a hill?"

So, God explained to Adam what a hill was. He told Adam, "On the other side of the hill you will find a cave."

Adam said, "What's a cave?"

After God explained, He said, "In the cave you will find a woman."

Adam said, "What's a woman?'

So God explained that to him, too. Then, God said, "I want you to reproduce."

Adam said, "How do I do that?"

And then, just like everything else, God explained that to Adam, as well.

So, Adam goes down into the valley, across the river, and over the hill, into the cave, and finds the woman. Then, in about five minutes, he was back.

God, His patience wearing thin, said angrily, "What is it now?"

And Adam said, "What's a headache?"

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