Newsletter – 3 June 2021
June 3, 2021 Newsletter
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.
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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.
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
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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!”
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