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30 C-47’s To Invade Normandy For D-Day 75th

A thirty strong squadron of WWII Douglas C-47 military transport aircraft is being put together, to fly from the USA to the UK, and then en masse across the English Channel, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day on 6 June 2019. The squadron will be headed up by That’s All ...
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RAF Veteran Scoops £18 Million Jackpot

Despite being told by his wife to stop doing it, 87 year old RAF veteran Dennis Banfield has scooped a massive lottery jackpot of £18 million. Dennis, 87, and Shirley Banfield, 83, finally matched six numbers on Lucky Dip after nearly 30 years of playing. The fortunate RAF veteran revealed ...
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The ‘Bionic Men’ Of WW1

Images reveal the 'bionic men' of World War One, after pictures of war veterans given artificial limbs during the early 20th century have emerged. The array of pictures show amputees with and without their artificial limbs as they struggle to come to terms with their disabilities. Due to the industry ...
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Forces Recruitment Services

JOINING MILITARY FORCES WITH BUSINESS - BRIDGING THE SKILLS GAP Is your business expanding? Does your business need specialist skills? Could you utilise Britain's best trained workforce in the workplace? Then look no further... This event - Joining Military Forces With Business - Bridging The Skills Gap - will highlight ...
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Army Manpower Crisis

Over the past 12 months only 8000 people signed up to join the armed forces despite 100,000 people initially applying.  This equates to fewer than 8% of applicants to join the Army actually going on and becoming soldiers.  Recruits had waits of an average of 300 days between applying and ...
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