Hi folks,

Captain Sir Tom Moore will be laid to rest on Saturday in a small family ceremony with representatives of the Armed Forces performing ceremonial duties at the funeral in recognition of Captain Sir Tom's service. We will certainly be taking a moment to remember him on the day.
 
Following on from last week’s tentatively positive news, here’s more in a promise from the automotive industry to bring in ex-military personnel to aid with the transition to electrification. It looks as if they’re basically signing the Armed Forces Covenant, so let’s see if this turns out as well as they are suggesting.
 
Closing this week’s newsletter with this story which really tickled us – a salvage yard owner who rolled a washed-up sea mine home to use as a quirky footstool has been forced to hand it over to the Royal Navy. Call us boring and traditional but that’s not quite our taste in home décor!

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Regards,

The Team

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News round–up    

Unpublished Final Chapter Of Captain Sir Tom Moore's Book Released
 
WAR BIRD Royal Marines show off ‘game-changer’ super drone that can carry ammo and airlift wounded troops
 
Save our army! Four top generals band together to demand Boris Johnson calls a halt to troop cuts… as they warn that ploughing ahead will damage Britain's standing in the world
 
Iraq War veteran shot by sniper rebuilt his life and is now facing his toughest challenge
 
Mass grave of 81 British soldiers uncovered 200 years after their deaths in Netherlands
 
Line of fire: what it is to be a man in today’s British army

UK To Increase Military Training Presence In Iraq
 
Military veterans are to be counted in census for the first time in a bid to increase understanding of their needs
 
Gulf War Syndrome Not Caused By Depleted Uranium Munitions, Study Suggests
 
French military jets cut off village's power supply by flying low
 
That's a LOT of glue! Engineers lay out parts of WWII Lancaster bomber like a giant AIRFIX model in RAF hangar before painstakingly piecing it together
 
COVID: UK Overseas Territory To Be First Whole Island Vaccinated After RAF Flight
 
Mission To Bring 98-Year-Old Veteran Home From Australia To Join Chelsea Pensioners
 
British Army veteran who cared for his dying father 'turfed out on the street'
 
Afghanistan: NATO Troop Withdrawal Decision Looms
 
New Surgery May Allow Better Control Of Prosthetic Limbs
 
The drone defense dilemma: How unmanned aircraft are redrawing battle lines
 
Amputee Royal Marines Veteran Recounts Abuse While Using Disabled Parking Bay
 
Kohima: Britain's 'forgotten' battle that changed the course of WWII
 
UK vaccine rollout success built on NHS determination and military precision
 
Military veterans stripped of their medals for being gay will have honours restored under new rules 

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Joke: Clever Lawyer

A lawyer from London is stopped by an Irish policeman after running a stop sign. He os certain that he is smarter than the cop because he is a lawyer from London and has a better education than any Irish cop.

He decides to prove this to himself and have some fun at the Irish cop's expense.

Irish cop says, "Licence and registration, please."

London Lawyer says, "What for?"

Irish cop says, "Ye didnae come to a complete stop at the stop sign."

London Lawyer says, "I slowed down, and no one was coming."

Irish cop says, "Ye still didnae come to a complete stop. Licence and registration, please"

London Lawyer says, "What's the difference?"

Irish cop says, "The difference is, ye have to come to complete stop, that's the law. Licence and registration, please!"

London Lawyer says, "If you can show me the legal difference between slow down and stop, I'll give you my licence and registration and you give me the ticket. If not, you let me go and don't give me the ticket."

Irish cop says, "Sounds fair. Exit your vehicle, sir."

The London Lawyer exits his vehicle. The Irish cop takes out his baton and starts beating the lawyer with it and says, "Do ye want me to stop, or just slow down?"

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