Hi folks,

Some potentially good news for veterans this week as the Armed Forces Covenant comes before Parliament for ratification. The Covenant aims to introduce a legal duty for relevant UK public bodies to ensure the Armed Forces community is treated fairly. We’re hoping this will herald the end of the horrific scenes of veterans on our streets or in inadequate housing, but let’s make sure we keep highlighting any poor treatment that we see, so people are aware.
 
The COVID crisis rattles on, with the Army being relied upon to provide back up to the NHS, who are struggling with capacity as the new variant takes its toll. As well as assisting hospitals, the army are rolling out vaccines. Even former war heroes are finding this situation tough, with one Major saying that the experience in Afghanistan was less stressful than this home front battle.   

All this makes the Armed Forces Covenant even more critical, in our view. If you rely on us, treat us decently. As ever, we’d love to know what you think. Is this a big step forward or a potentially empty promise? Hop over to Facebook and let us know.

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Regards,

The Team

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News round–up    

Spanish Armada maps 'saved for the nation'
 
Game of Thrones actor James Cosmo made Colonel of top army unit in Scotland
 
AI and machine learning for the future fleet: Dstl’s Intelligent Ship
 
Future RAF: Service Chief Makes Predictions For Year 2040
 
£30-million injection for UK’s first uncrewed fighter aircraft
 
Autistic Sunderland teen illustrates charity aviation book
 
Hardy British Army soldier teaching people to survive sticky situations
 
US, UK Sign Agreement to Merge Forces for Historic Joint Carrier Deployment
 
Veterans help Kingston through Covid lockdown
 
Ports chaos will get WORSE: Ministers put troops on standby to clear backlog 'amid shortages of broccoli, tomatoes and cheese' as Liz Truss admits Brexit IS partly to blame
 
COVID: Military Medics Deployed In 'Patient-Facing' Roles In English Hospitals
 
Storm Christoph unleashes havoc: Drivers are rescued from cars as streets turn into rivers while Army is put on standby with thousands of homes on flood alert with two months' of rain set to fall in 36 hours
 
'I Wouldn't Wish It On Anybody': Former RAF Pilot Recalls Time As Gulf War Prisoner
 
SCRAMBLED Army to send hundreds of soldiers to NHS hospitals to help intensive care units overwhelmed with Covid
 
Covid-19: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital requests military help
 
Wanted: UK bison rangers, no previous experience expected
 
UK defence scientists develop robot to autonomously detect and map toxic chemicals

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Joke: Wooden Eye

A very handsome man gets into a terrible car accident.

The doctors save his life, but he loses one eye. Before a nice glass one can be fitted, he is temporarily given a wooden eye.

The man becomes very depressed because of his eye loss and sits at home, moping around.

Eventually his friends come over and drag him out to a bar to try and cheer him up. While at the bar, he's still just sitting there looking depressed, not really talking. One of his friends suggests he tries to talk to a cute girl who seems alone at the bar.

"No, she'll never go for a man with a wooden eye," the man says.

"Okay, how about that girl over there?" His friend responds. "She has a really big nose".

The man walks over to the girl and asks, "Would you like to dance?"

Very excited, and shocked, to be asked to dance by such an attractive man, the woman responses

"Would, I?! Would I?!"

To which the man quickly responds "Big nose! Big nose!"

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