Newsletter – 5 November 2020
November 5, 2020 Newsletter
Today sees the start of the second national lockdown and we hope you are all keeping safe and well and not too inconvenienced by this. We'd like to assure you that the Ex-Mil offices remain open and manned so we are here to answer any queries you have – please do feel free to call or email.
Aside from these new restrictions and their impact on the economy and our daily lives, all media eyes are currently on the US where at the time of writing a result of the 2020 elections is still pending. It's certainly been interesting to watch it all unfold and whichever way it goes we hope for minimal unrest for our American friends and colleagues.
Getting less coverage but similarly uncertain is how Remembrance Sunday will be marked falling as it does in the middle of a national lockdown. Some events may go ahead but with interesting restrictions, such as a ban on singing the national anthem. This is a subject close to our hearts as we feel that remembering our fallen heroes is absolutely vital, no matter what is going on around us.
Do you have plans to mark the eleventh hour of the eleventh day? If so, please let us know over on our Facebook page. We would love to hear your ideas and thoughts on whether an exception should be made.
Please drop an email to [email protected] if there's anything you'd like us to add to this newsletter.
Remembrance 2020: Personnel On Who They Will Be Thinking Of
Overseas Operations Bill Voted Through At Third Reading In Parliament
British Army to assist in Covid-19 testing programme
UK retakes control of nuclear weapons contract from Lockheed Martin, Serco group
Family of soldier killed by elephant in Malawi query his care
A D-Day veteran asked for help to tidy up his garden – but an army of volunteers did much more
Wreckage of a Spitfire belonging to WWII hero pilot, 21, who vanished without a trace during bombing mission in 1944 is discovered washed up on Dutch beach
Cake Lady Helps Wounded Soldiers Heal, One Treat at a Time
Royal British Legion demands government scraps 'exorbitant' fees faced by Commonwealth soldiers who want to stay in the UK after leaving the British armed forces
Ex-paratrooper attempts record jump from helicopter without parachute
ARMY VAX DUTY Armed police and troops on standby to guard coronavirus vaccine stocks against anti-vaxxers
Ministry of Defence worker 'leaked secrets that could be useful to Britain's enemies and refused to give police access to his electronics'
OM MANOEUVRES Troops taught to meditate in new ‘mindfulness’ classes to help them keep ‘calm’ in battle
British Army of part-timers: Defence chiefs forced to desperately fill frontline gaps
Aldershot Town charity searches for more veterans to get involved in new project
Cold War heroes who fell ill after nuclear tests 60 years ago told they can't sue the government – then that they can
Royston Wins New Royal Navy Diesel Engine Work
Sex offence case 'failings' by military prosecutor
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We Like to be social
A woman drove to the local grocery store to buy a turkey to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner.
She was picking through the frozen turkeys, but she couldn't find one big enough for her entire family.
So, she asked a stock boy, "Excuse me, do these turkeys get any bigger?"
The stock boy replied, "No ma'am, they're dead."
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