Hi folks,

Welcome to your first newsletter of 2021. We're back in lockdown across the UK but at least the end is in sight – as we write, the vaccination programme continues at pace and hopefully by the summer this will all be a memory. 

The year is only two weeks old and it's already been eventful, with some astonishing scenes in the US, the start of Britain's post-Brexit journey and, of course, COVID-19 making things far harder for everybody than they need to be. 

Still, it could be worse, you could in charge of the Army's insurance claims as it emerged that the Ministry of Defence had to pay out over £3million in compensation last year after the armed services were involved in thousands of incidents. Just a little bit embarrassing, lads. 

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    

COVID: Facility At RAF Henlow Being Prepared As Temporary Mortuary
 
Royal Navy Investigating Party At HMS Collingwood
 
British Army urged to use Iraq War experience to help track and trace effort against Covid
 
Defence Secretary hails support for military families
 
RAF Benson Chinook lifted free from muddy field
 
Vaccine Quick Reaction Force Steps Up To Support Vaccination Programme
 
HMRC launch consultation on zero-rate employers’ NIC for veterans
 
Concerns raised as private firms win £1bn contract to train Navy at nuclear base
 
Blundering troops cost the Government millions after crashing military vehicles
 
Military personnel recognised in Queen's New Year's Honours
 
Navy Police Begin New Law Enforcement Powers Following Brexit Transition
 
Former head of British Army Lord Bramall left part of his £490,000 estate to the Gurkhas after his death aged 95, will reveals
 
Mental health service aims to help veterans and their families
 
What Does The Military See In Gamers?
 
Powerfully poignant photographs reveal incredible remains of abandoned memorabilia in neglected club for WWII Veterans
 
Over 5,000 armed forces deployed in support of the COVID-19 response in the biggest homeland operation in peacetime
 
Op Granby: Revisiting The First Gulf War 30 Years On
 
X-FILE RIDDLE SAS trooper claims UK’s most famous UFO sighting was revenge prank after US soldiers ‘called us aliens’

IT'S TRAWL OVER NOW Four Navy warships steam into the Channel in warning to French trawlers as Brexit deal comes into force
 
Covid vaccine roll-out: Army placed on standby to help ‘ramp up’ delivery in remote places over next few weeks

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Events etc.

Upcoming events can be found on these sites for the Royal Air ForceRoyal Navy and Army – something for everyone!

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Reunions

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Joke: Airport

A man is alone in an airport lounge. A beautiful woman walks in and sits down at the table next to him.
 
He decides, because she's wearing a uniform, she's probably an off-duty stewardess.
 
Because her jacket is folded neatly beside her he can’t see any logos so he decides to have a go at picking her up by identifying the airline she flies for, thereby impressing her greatly.
 
He leans across to her and says the British Airways motto :
 
'To Fly. To Serve'.
 
The woman looks at him blankly. He sits back and thinks up another line.
 
He leans forward again and delivers the Air France motto:
'Winning the hearts of the world'.
 
Again she just stares at him with a slightly puzzled look on her face.
 
Undeterred, he tries a third time, this time saying the Malaysian Airlines motto:
 
'Going beyond expectations'.
 
The woman looks at him sternly and says:
 
'What the f*** do you want?'
 
'Ah ha!' he says,
 
"Ryanair".

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