Hi folks, 

Since we last wrote to you, the news headlines have been dominated by the sad death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. During his life, the Duke was a strong and ardent supporter of the UK’s Armed Forces, taking a deep personal interest in military campaigns and casualties. His death will be felt deeply by our colleagues and we would like to add our voice to those sending condolences to Her Majesty the Queen. His funeral may have had a small number of attendees due to Covid regulations, but the personal touches were evident, in particular the key involvement of the military. May he rest in peace.
Elsewhere, Johnny Mercer has left his post as Veterans Minister, having expressed misgivings that soldiers who had served in Northern Ireland were not included in legislation to protect them from potential legal claims. He’ll be replaced by another ex-military man, former Scots Guards Captain Leo Docherty. Let’s see how this one fares – it’ll be interesting to see what Johnny Mercer has to say on the matter now he is no longer a minister…

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News round–up    

Joining the Armed Forces under 18 does not increase risk of PTSD – studies

Johnny Mercer: Tory MP resigns as defence minister

Former British army chief rejects Sinn Féin apology for murder of Lord Mountbatten, accusing them of trying to 're-write history'

Prince Philip's Funeral In Pictures
Manchester Arena Inquiry: Ex-military police officer hailed 'a hero'
Prince Philip's Funeral: What's The Military's Role On The Day?
UK And US Call Out Russia's 'Malicious Behaviour'
Get back to 'infantary' school! Army chiefs are left red-faced over spelling blunder on sign at soldiers' HQ
Man walking entire UK coastline for charity says thank you to Aberdeen residents
Big Lizzie springs a leak…again: Royal Navy carried out repairs on HMS Queen Elizabeth weeks before £3.2billion aircraft carrier sets sail on maiden world voyage

UK troops to begin 'drawdown' in Afghanistan
Leonardo to unveil UK New Medium Helicopter demonstrator
Babcock International To Cut 1,000 Jobs In Restructuring Plans
Military veterans to build own homes in Plymouth housing development
Whoops! Tank commander has some explaining to do after armoured vehicle flips on its roof in an accident on Salisbury Plain
Former soldier sleeps rough for six nights to help homeless veterans
WW2 veteran Jim blown away by convoy to mark his 100th birthday
British Army To Power Training Base With Solar Farm For First Time
Forces in Mind Trust announces the appointment of two new Directors

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The genius says, "Let's take turn asking each other questions, every question I ask you that you don't know the answer, you have to give me $5. And if you ask me a question and I can't answer yours I will give you $5,000."

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The genius then asks, "How many continents are there in the world?" The idiot doesn't know and hands over the $5.

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