Newsletter – 11 February 2021
February 11, 2021 Newsletter
We were very saddened by the recent death of Captain Sir Tom Moore. It has been truly heartening to see the nation come together in memory of a true British hero, a man who really brought us together when we needed it most. May he rest in peace.
Two pieces of potentially positive financial news for our serving colleagues (how often do you get to say that?!) Firstly, a final salary pension scheme is set to be made available to thousands of servicemen and women after an enquiry found that younger personnel were unfairly discriminated against by a new scheme. Secondly – and this could be important given the scale of the military response to the COVID crisis – compensation is to be made available to any service personnel who contract COVID while carrying out their duties.
And finally, congratulations to astronaut and former soldier Major Tim Peake who has become Honorary Colonel of 9 Regiment Army Air Corps (AAC). We think he'll be an excellent ambassador for the service.
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The myth and reality of the super soldier
COVID: British Army Camp In Kenya Put Into 'Enhanced Isolation' After Outbreak
UK Government doubles armed forces support for vaccine roll-out in Wales
Gibraltar tensions rocket as 830 Spanish incursions recorded in just one year
NATO: What Is The Future Of The Alliance?
Brexit: Irish Sea border military movement issues 'resolved'
Fighter pilot is unveiled as the head of UK's new Space Command which aims to launch Britain's first rocket by 2022 – and says he is binge watching Netflix comedy Space Force to prepare
Invictus Games In The Hague Postponed Until 2022
Carrie Roberts: The British Army player on the march with England Women
Blind Yorkshire Army veteran among 25 ex-service personnel walking every day in February for Blind Veterans UK
Britain could join 'Asian NATO': UK would join US, Japan, Australia and India in alliance against China amid fears over Beijing's ambitions
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Joke: German Vet
A German tourist jumped into a frozen lake to save a lady's little dog who was drowning.
After he climbed out of the water he handed her the dog and said:
"Here is ze dog. Keep him warm and dry him off and he vill be fine."
She replied, "Thank you so much! Are you a vet?"
He said, "Vet? I'm ****ing soaking!"
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