Newsletter – 22 October 2020
October 22, 2020 Newsletter
With charities all over the country already struggling due to the cancellation of fundraising events and people tightening their belts, there was terrible news this week as Remembrance Parades have been cancelled and the British Legion and other charities are struggling for much-needed funds. Please do support them where you possibly can.
On a related note, some veterans are saying they will defy the ban on large group events to honour fallen heroes at the Cenotaph. We’d love to know your thoughts on this – are they doing the right thing or bringing more trouble? Let us know on our Facebook page.
Elsewhere, this list of military bases due to close makes for sobering reading – many of us will have memories of at least one and it’s a worryingly long list.
Finally, there’s always an idiot to provide entertainment, like this buffoon who turned up late for work, still drunk from the night before and clutching some barbecue chicken… to command a nuclear submarine.
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Message from JC
It’s one thing to put your money where your mouth is but I thought I’d do something a little different this year. So, instead of making a donation as usual, I’ve decided to take part in the CEO Sleepout charity fundraiser at Lords Cricket Ground on Oct 26th and raise money for the homeless.
Being homeless is a major problem in 2020 and with a significant number of them being former service personnel, this personal challenge feels like the right thing to do. Every penny counts so if you are able to donate please do so here.
New app will ‘save lives’ of suicidal army veterans
UK launches new defence strategy to fuel innovation
US charges six Russian hackers over global attacks that hit Novichok probe, French elections and Winter Olympics
Army reveals tiny 'bug' drone that can fly at 50mph and blow open doors with explosives
Retired Army Major Mick, 80, embarks on 100 mile charity row in home-made boat dubbed the 'Tintanic' which is made out of corrugated iron, curtain hooks and hosepipe
Brave Soldier who was 'blown up twice' speaks about life on the frontline and the toll it took on his mental health
Royal Navy sailor named UK's top military caterer for his 'dogged work' on HMS Prince of Wales
Veterans’ Office marks one year since establishment
Coronavirus cases confirmed at Suffolk army base
Family desperately worried as Portsmouth army veteran goes missing
Inside the James Bond-like Cold War cave facility in Norway that could be the next Arctic base for US nuclear submarines as Russia steps up activity in the region
China's President Xi tells his soldiers to 'focus on preparing for WAR' as he visits a marine base
UK future combat air programme can generate billions for UK economy
UK Veterans Railcards – All The Updated Gen
Polish divers tackle massive British WW2 bomb in Baltic
It won't rain on his parade! Beaming Prince Charles thanks secret service staff on both sides of the Atlantic as he's given a tour of top-secret US spy base RAF Menwith
Coronavirus: Three Nightingale Hospitals Re-Mobilised
Remembrance Sunday veterans exempt from ban on social gatherings in highest risk level areas
British Army veteran walked into Halifax business centre claiming to be wearing a suicide vest
TOO FAT TO FIGHT Soldier kicked out of the Army after tipping the scales at over 27 stone
MP Sarah Atherton denounces 'culture of silence' over Army rapes as she says servicewomen should be allowed to speak to Parliament about sexual abuse and discrimination in the military
Ex-Army captain who sexually assaulted sleeping girl on train jailed
New Funding for Forces’ Veterans Mental Welfare
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Joke: Adult reading
The biggest hurdle they faced was that the teacher insisted on no baby talk.
"You need to use 'big people' words," she'd always remind them. She asked Chris what he had done over the weekend.
"I went to visit my Nana."
"No, you went to visit your Grandmother. Use big people words!" She then asked Mitchell what he had done.
"I took a ride on a choo-choo."
She said: "No, you took a ride on a train. Use big people words". She then asked Bobby what he had done.
"I read a book," he replied.
"That's wonderful!" the teacher said. "What book did you read?"
Bobby thought about it, then puffed out his little chest with great pride and said: "Winnie the Sh*t".
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