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Newsletter – 5 December 2019

December 5, 2019

Newsletter – 5 December 2019


Hi folks, Having spent the last few days talking to fascinating people at the International Security Expo in London, we’ve been mercifully spared the endless election coverage. For those of you still on the fence about who to give your vote to, this article on where each party stands on the issue of defence might […]

Newsletter – 21 November

November 21, 2019

Newsletter – 21 November


Hi folks, With all the headlines taken up with the General Election, will any of the main parties unify the country and get us out of the Brexit stalemate? Will any of them deliver on promises to take better care of veterans? Should we hold our breath on either?  Some other headlines that caught our […]

Newsletter – 7 November 2019

November 7, 2019

Newsletter – 7 November 2019


Hi folks, They say if it's not broken then don't fix it but they definitely don't say "if it's not broken, break it then fix it so it's exactly the same as it was"… Which begs the question why we got rid of Recruiting Sergeants only to recognise that they actually work and start using […]

Newsletter – 24 October 2019

October 24, 2019

Newsletter – 24 October 2019


Hi folks, Following our little rant in our last newsletter, a recent survey by SSAFA shows that a third of recruiters are reluctant to hire ex-military personnel. We think this is incredibly disappointing and we promise to continue to fight for recognition of your unique skills and attributes – please do help us spread the […]

Newsletter – 10 October 2019

October 10, 2019

Newsletter – 10 October 2019


Hi folks, We were really warmed by the response to a call for people to attend a 103-year-old Second World War veteran’s funeral this week. It's always great to see a hero get the send off he deserves, so a huge thank you to everyone who attended. Elsewhere, we have some really interesting comparisons for […]

Newsletter – 26 September 2019

September 26, 2019

Newsletter – 26 September 2019


Hi folks, It’s really hard to find any positive news at the minute, with leaders in the UK and US facing unprecedented legal challenges, rumblings in the Middle East and the never-ending Brexit saga and its political wrangling. It’s all getting a bit much now. We’ve trawled through the news to find some more encouraging […]

Newsletter – 12 September 2019

September 12, 2019

Newsletter – 12 September 2019


Hi folks, It may be hard for many of us to believe, but yesterday marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York and the Pentagon, an event that would change the world. It's a cliche to say that everybody remembers where they were but we think it's definitely the case here. As […]

Newsletter – 29 August 2019

August 29, 2019

Newsletter – 29 August 2019


Hi folks, Wednesday saw the 40th anniversary of two of the most notorious events of the Northern Ireland Troubles. On 27 August 1979, Lord Louis Mountbatten, the Queen's second cousin, and three others were killed after a bomb exploded on his fishing boat in County Sligo. A few hours later, two IRA bombs went off […]

Newsletter – 15 August 2019

August 15, 2019

Newsletter – 15 August 2019


Hi folks, An event took place this week to mark the 50th anniversary of Operation Banner – the British military operations in Northern Ireland following the start of the Troubles in 1969. The conflict would grind on for 30 years and claim the lives of 1,441 personnel, 722 of whom were killed in paramilitary attacks.  At […]

Newsletter – 1 August 2019

August 1, 2019

Newsletter – 1 August 2019


Hi folks, Hard to believe that we’re already in August! We hope you’re having a great summer, enjoying the sunshine and taking care of yourself during the occasional heatwave… Another month, another completely new government under PM Boris Johnson. Strange to think that just a few years ago, ministers would be in the cabinet for […]

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