Hi folks, 

Lockdown has been hard for a lot of people. Recent news from the armed forces has been tragic – a number of suicides in a very short space of time. We don’t always know the root cause of these sad losses, though many are attributed to PTSD, but we do know that we all need to take care of each other. Please take the time to reach out to a friend and let them know you are there for them or, if you feel low, to ask for help. If you're concerned that you or somebody you know is suffering from PTSD, there is a wide range of support available – please do reach out.
 
Always remember that our little community is there for you too – you’re always welcome to join the conversation our Facebook page and if you have any positive news to share, we’d really love to hear it!
 
In other news, we’ve recently seen these fantastic stories of resilience and courage from our veterans, which we thought you’d enjoy; Mark Ormrod, a triple amputee, who has smashed his fundraising target for a 1,000 open sea swim and the amazing story of Chris Lewis who set out to walk the entirety of the UK coastline and formed an incredible friendship along the way. 

Please drop an email to [email protected] if there's anything you'd like us to add to this newsletter.

Regards,

The Team

Charity Support

Stephen Boden is organising a charity Commando Speed march on the 26th June 2021, the infamous Acnacarry Speed March to raise funds for TRMC and Belford Road Hospital Fort William.
 

If you are able to support this great cause, want to find out more or voice your support, please visit the sites below: 
 

Recent vacancies

AJT Qualified Instructor RAF Valley, Anglesey £Competitive + Benefits

Live in Valet/PA Horsham Negotiable Package

Mobile Installation Engineer Faringdon 22K- 26K

Warehouse Supervisor Tonbridge, Kent £30000 – £35000

Senior Strategic Systems Engineer Bristol Excellent Package

Senior Strategic Systems Engineer Devonport, Plymouth Excellent Package

Security Operations and Proactive Crime Team Manager National (Based Rochdale) £45000-£55000

Proactive Crime Team Officer London & South £25000-£28000

Proactive Crime Team Leader London (South) £32000-£35000 plus benefits

Territory Profit Protection Manager North West £38000-£42000 plus benefits

Assistant Controller Rochdale £18,750.24 plus NSP £3178.94

Telecommunications Race Support Technician Loughborough (East Midlands) 25k to £35k +Benefits

Stores Operative Brentwood Competitive

Trainee Geo-technical Driller Gloucester Base and covering the UK up to £24,000 plus overtime, subsistence, accommodation etc.

Telecoms Radio Systems Engineer Manchester – North of England £35K – £37K

Telecoms Radio Systems Engineer London -South of England £35K – £37K

Project Manager Longstanton and Northampton Competitive

Project Resource Scheduler Longstanton and Northampton Competitive

Lead Pump Engineer Leighton Buzzard or Home Counties £30-45k aae + Benefits

News round–up    

New Exhibition Reveals Untold Stories Of Female Chatham Dockyard Workers
 
Iranian navy's largest ship SINKS in the Gulf of Oman after fire breaks out
 
British soldiers charged with firearms offences
 
Lake District Wainwright peaks record broken by Special Forces veteran
 
Ministry of Defence's new diversity chief takes aim at 'sexist' ranks
 
US soldiers accidentally reveal top secret locations of nuclear weapons on European bases after classified security protocol training becomes searchable on Google
 
Government Warned It 'Will Fail' To Make UK World's Best For Veterans
 
HMS Dragon: MOD Denies 'Categorically Untrue' Claims Russia 'Expelled' Navy Vessel From Crimean Coast
 
Independent report celebrates positive impact of cadet forces
 
Non-UK troops who have served for 12 years could stay in country for free

Cocaine shame of TEN UK soldiers in Cyprus: Troops from £120m battlegroup face being kicked out of the Army after island drugs binge
 
Commodore Jude Terry: Navy Appoints First Female Rear Admiral
 
Former British Navy submariner is arrested in Spain for 'using his military training to run a drug smuggling operation in the Strait of Gibraltar' after police seize 1.5 tons of hashish
 
AT E’S, SOLDIERS UK military chief backs trials to see if MDMA can help cure soldiers’ PTSD

Canadian soldier allegedly fed cannabis cakes to gunners in live fire exercise
 
Tributes to Derby Army veteran who died after bus station attack

Do you have any news you think we should feature, or any areas you’d like us to cover? Email us at:…[email protected]

Events etc.

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

Do you have an event or appeal you’d like us to publicise? Email us at:…[email protected]

Reunions

Do you have any reunion events our readers might like to know about?

Just send in your name and details of how interested parties can get in contact. Also let us know the details of the reunion — who it's for, place, time etc. and a website if there is one, and we’ll include it in our next newsletter.

Email us at:…[email protected]

We Like to be social

Don’t forget you can connect with us on LinkedIn or ‘Like’ our page on Facebook.

Joke: Talking Dog

A guy spots a sign outside a house that reads “Talking Dog for Sale.” Intrigued, he walks in.

“So what have you done with your life?” he asks the dog.

“I’ve led a very full life,” says the dog. “I lived in the Alps rescuing avalanche victims. Then I served my country in Iraq. And now I spend my days reading to the residents of a retirement home.”

The guy is flabbergasted. He asks the dog’s owner, “Why on earth would you want to get rid of an incredible dog like that?”

The owner says, “Because he’s a liar! He never did any of that!”

If you've got a joke you'd like to suggest for this newsletter, just send them in — email us at: [email protected]

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