Newsletter – 13 August 2020
August 13, 2020 Newsletter
We're well into the traditional quiet period for news but things don't seem to be letting up in 2020.
All this news means a busy year for our armed forces. Royal Navy ship HMS Enterprise has just arrived in Beirut to assist following the terrifying explosion which destroyed the port and buildings across the city.
Closer to home, we've seen an increase in reports of migrants crossing the channel and government promises to curb their arrival with military force. Added to the ongoing support for the NHS and threats of unrest later this year, among other concerns which require military intervention, are our serving colleagues overstretched already and how can they continue to provide this level of support after years of funding cuts? Feel free to air your views (keep them rated PG, folks!) over on our Facebook page, as always.
Finally, a summer reminder to 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.
Traumatic Brain Injuries: Questions Over Care For British Personnel
Anne at 70: Her military appointments
Defence Academy launches new Masters programme in Defence Innovation
Army At The Fringe: Performances Go Digital During COVID-19
RAF A400M used to monitor migrants crossing the English Channel
Former Royal Marine Named As New Commander To Tackle Migrant Channel Crossings
Thousands of British troops 'have untreated brain injuries after being blown up'
Veteran, 39, who lost both his legs fighting in Iraq becomes first above-the-knee double amputee to summit the Matterhorn
Army blows up 1,000 bombs off East Yorkshire beach
Paid To Kill: An Examination Of The Evolution Of Combatants For Hire
SOLDIER 'SUICIDE PACT' Soldier and her husband found dead near Dorset beauty spot in suspected suicide pact
“We don’t do sympathy” – team of amputee veterans takes on 1,000-mile cycle ride to support comrade with MND
Coronavirus: The viral rumours that were completely wrong
Improbable’s wargaming tech to be used to train British soldiers
Coronavirus: Barnsley bugler vows to 'play until there are no more deaths'
Ministry of Defence awards Gold Employer Recognition for supporting the Armed Forces community
Son of RAF gunner whose bomber was shot down and vanished after WWII raid on Berlin can finally lay him to rest after plane 'and remains of crew' were found in Dutch lake 77 years later
Defence Secretary to review SAS Afghanistan emails
Captain Sir Tom ‘delighted’ to be honorary colonel of Army training college
Calls grow for British Army, RAF and Royal Navy to MERGE into unified force
Tragedy of three young British Army pals who were 'driven to suicide'
New program to study financial hardship, food poverty within the Armed Forces Community
Government warned of threat of summer of riots with army forced to step in
Ex-British army officer faces 13 years in Romanian jail over ayahuasca ceremony
Queen's elite bodyguard is arrested 'for having nine bags of cocaine and ketamine' after 'white powder is found in St James's Palace bathroom'
'Costly' delay for controversial plans at RAF Croughton welcomed by Harry Dunn's family
Falklands veterans honour fallen comrades with 2,500-mile round-Britain motorbike marathon
Walkers, cyclists and horse-riders risking death trespassing at Angus shooting range, says MoD
£300,000 Of Funding To Help Injured Military Veterans Pursue New Career
UK troops prepare for Mali deployment
Chinook makes 'unplanned landing' in Carmarthenshire
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Joke: The Sample
An 85-year-old man was requested by his Doctor to have a sperm count as part of his physical exam.
The doctor gave the man a jar and said, "Take this jar home and bring back a sample tomorrow."
The next day the 85-year-old man reappeared at the doctor's office and gave him the jar, which was as clean and empty as on the previous day.
The doctor asked what happened and the man explained:
"Well, doc, it's like this — first I tried with my right hand, but nothing. Then I tried with my left hand, but still nothing.
Then I asked my wife for help. She tried with her right hand, then with her left, still nothing. She tried with her mouth, first with the teeth in, then with her teeth out, still nothing.
We even called up Arleen, the lady next door and she tried too. First with both hands, then an armpit, and she even tried squeezin' it between her knees but still nothing."
The doctor was shocked and said, "You asked your neighbour?"
The old man replied, "Yep, not a single one of us could get the jar open."
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