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:: Message From Military Forums ::
12th December 2011
:: Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! ::
Military Forums has had another great year, even though times have been quiet.
Before you open your card below, we would like to say a few words.
We would like to say a big thank you for your support over the last year.
Pull up a sandbag, grab a space next to the open fire, munch on a mince pie, and take a tot and be merry.
If your travelling away for the holidays, stay safe and be well.
Please take a moment to also think about our boys and girls serving away, our thoughts are with them and we would like to wish them all the very best at this time of year being so far away from their loved ones and families.
Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,
From the Military Forums Team and Forum Moderators.
:: Book Recommendation ::
09th December 2011
:: Book Recommendation ::
From Geordie Land to No Mans Land
In writing his 'one and only' book, George Elder, a proud Geordie, detailed many of his experiences endured whilst serving in the British Army during World War 1.
FREE Vouchers on Offer!
This month the spotlight is on cossack hats (or ushankas) which are always popular at this time of year.
Looking for a military gift for someone in the Armed Forces? Use M&P's New Gift Finder. FREE Military Headover!
Win yourself a day with Ray Mears competition, Grand Prizes to be won!
Looking for a military gift for someone in the Armed Forces? Use M&P's New Gift Finder.
Brand new genuine NATO jackets from the Dutch army customised with five high quality badges to transform them into a jacket that screams attitude!
Intelligent Armour Limited provides tactical equipment solutions for individuals and teams. Our clients range from Government Agencies, Armed Forces, Police, and the Private Security / Close Protection sectors Worldwide. Our aim is to supply the correct operational equipment at the best possible price, we seek to supply the most up to date field tested tactical products and body armour.
IA are offering a 10% discount to all members of the Armed Forces and Police Services...
Regarded as the world's largest paintball company and renowned industry leader Ministry of Paintball provides indoor and outdoor paintballing venues, sites and popular centres throughout the UK. Over the next 12 months we plan to host at least half a million people looking for a day of adrenalin filled fun in the UK aloneRegarded as the world's largest paintball company and renowned industry leader Ministry of Paintball provides indoor and outdoor paintballing venues, sites and popular centres throughout the UK. Over the next 12 months we plan to host at least half a million people looking for a day of adrenalin filled fun in the UK alone.
Maximuscle have a new superb promotion on the best selling products, Cyclone, Promax, Promax Diet and Promax Extreme.
Get a whopping 20% extra in these products, absolutely free!
The Cyclone Challenge is back, but this time it is bigger and better than ever before!
:: The Royal British Legion - Shoulder to Shoulder ::
This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Legion, and to celebrate, we’re calling for the nation to join us in standing shoulder to shoulder with all those who serve, and support us by wearing a poppy.
The Shoulder to Shoulder website (www.shouldertoshoulder.org.uk) enables visitors to upload a photo of themselves (or themselves and a loved one), add a poppy to it and then a message of support to our Armed Forces. Once submitted, the image will then join the Shoulder to Shoulder virtual wall with thousands of others. The wall is open to the public, and
allows anyone to hover over it and read all of the messages of support.
We’d love it if you, your family, friends and readers could spare a few moments to add their own images to the wall, thank-you.
:: Shop ::
28th October 2011
:: Mean And Green - October 2011 Offers ::
Just in time for Winter - Apache Leather Gloves!
Last chance to grab the ever so popular Stonewashed BDU Jackets in Black
Now is the time to think about buying a warm M65 Regiment Jacket for the winter months ahead.
M&G are always adding new products to their range. Here's a quick update on some of the latest and greatest...
Pro-10 are offering 5% OFF Discount Code on all Sports Nutrition!
Body Building & Weight Loss Supplements
Pro-10 are pleased to announce the arrival of Pro-10 sports nutrition to the UK. Pro-10 provides high quality sports supplements from Whey Protein, CLA, Creatine, Fat burners through to Branch Chain Amino Acids at an affordable cost, without forfeiting quality. Whether your goal is to promote muscle gain with bodybuilding supplements and protein shakes or simply to improve sports endurance, stamina and recovery, Pro-10 has the right product at the best price.
Amazing 30% OFF Voucher on UK's No.1 Sports Nutrition!
BUILD SIZE, STRENGTH & POWER, LOSE FAT AND ARCIEVE A LEAN, DEFINED BODY, IMPROVE PERFORMANCE AND MUSCLE DEFINITION & INCREASE ENERGY AND IMPROVE ENDURANCE - Read on for further details...
Fitness Heroes Challenge 2011 - Why not take part in our new Fitness Heroes Challenge?
Britain's Part-time Soldiers - The Amateur Military Tradition 1558-1945
Britain’s Part-time Soldiers presents a meticulously researched account of Britain’s amateur military service. It is fascinating reading for anyone who is interested in British military or social history...
*Updated* - 2011 Fitness Heroes - £25,000 to be won!.
One of the categories that will be of interest to some of our members is Category 4 - Military.
Maximuscle has been supporting the armed forces for over 10 years and continue to be the product of choice for many men and women defending our country. Simply tell us how our products have helped you during your time to be in with a chance to win.
Take the Dragan Challenge and win £500 worth of Maximuscle products!
Special Offer, Cyclone 20% Extra Free! Add summer muscle fast! Get in shape for Summer Voucher - (£5.00 off when you spend £30.00).
:: Cottrell Park Host's Armed Forces Day Golf Competition ::
Cottrell Park in the Vale of Glamorgan will be hosting their second Armed Forces Day golf competition on Wednesday 22nd June 2011 in support of the National Armed Forces Day. The golf competition is open to all current serving Armed Forces Personnel, Reserve Forces, Veterans, Cadets and personnel working within the MOD.
The day will feature an Individual Competition sponsored by the "The Royal British Legion" and a Team Competition consisting of teams of four players. Both Cottrell Park golf courses (Mackintosh & Button) will be used concurrently for the competition with Tee off times commencing at 1200. The cost is £25.00 per person and will include coffee and bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf and to finish the day off a Hog Roast buffet and of course prize giving for the winners.
The main organiser of the competition, Dave Morris who is also a retired Army Officer said, "It is a real privilege to be involved in Armed Forces Day, I believe it is extremely important that we have a day to recognise, celebrate, and honour all our servicemen and women who serve and have served our country. Organising this event gives much pleasure and satisfaction and gives us all to get together and have a fun day with comrades new and old."
Anyone interested in taking part can log onto www.armedforcesdaywales.co.uk and follow the links to download the application form or you can contact Dave Morris on 01446772043 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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18th May 2011 - *Updated*
:: Mean And Green - May 2011 Offers - *Updated* ::
Get the Summer started with...
50% Off Arktis & Blackhawk - kit is reduced to HALF PRICE with the latest voucher code, read on...
Now the weather's warming up, why not check out Mean and Green's range of army t-shirts?
The range of vintage shorts and three-quarters which are as popular as ever this year. Available in a wide range of colours, and in sizes. Up to 15% Discount.
Celebrities draw the crowd for Ideal Homes for Heroes Appeal.
Over the weekend Comedian Jason Manford, TV presenter Amanda Lamb, Interior Designer Julia Kendell from DIY SOS, Tommy Walsh of 'Ground Force' and Billy Byrne 'DIY SOS' were amongst the celebrities supporting The Ideal Home Show's charity partnership with ABF The Soldiers' Charity...
Mean & Green are delighted to announce the launch of their new website, and to celebrate the re-launch Mean & Green are offering delivery for just one penny!*
Step Back In Time!
Today sees us step back in time to the world wars and beyond. Now in stock, a great collection of miniature medals (all cast from originals in a Birmingham foundry). In addition to these available are also informative coin packs and Spitfire and Hurricane key rings and models.
A tournament has started with cash prizes totaling 12,000 U.S. Dollars
Münster, Germany – 17th of March 2011 – The Looki Publishing GmbH invites players to participate in the tournament "Battle of Champions" for the award-winning browser game "Desert Operations" with cash prizes totaling 12,000 U.S. Dollars. This unique contest is being held in cooperation with the developer Playzo and invites the top 250 players from each of the international game worlds of "Desert Operations" to compete in an intense face off against each other.
"The feedback of the players and the press to our competition has been a very positive one," stated Andreas Planer, CEO of Looki Publishing GmbH. "We are pleased that Desert Operations has such a very strong appeal to the international market." The worldwide tournament will be held until the 31st of May on a special server that was set up just for this event. The first place winner will receive a cash prize of 5,000 U.S. Dollars. The second winner will receive 2,500 and the third place winner 1,000 U.S. Dollars. Players that are able to battle their way into the ranks of fourth to tenth place, will be rewarded with 500 U.S. Dollars each.
"Desert Operations" is a strategy browser game that is part of the extensive portfolio of Looki. The globally distributed game "Desert Operations" won the the popular Audience Choice Award of "Browser Game of the Year 2011" in the category "Best Classic Game“ in February 2011.
For all those that are willing to get in shape this year and prepare yourself for ultimate fitness.
New special offers have just been released for each category, such as Build Muscle, Improve Physique and Lean Definition!
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to:
Realign the annual cost of living adjustment of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme (AFPS) to that of the Retail Prices Index (RPI).
A vast majority of the Armed Forces retire at or before they are 40. This puts the members in the unique position of seeking a new career normally at the bottom of the ladder with their chances very much diminished compared to those starting at a younger age...
:: Dropped In It - Autobiography of a Cotswold Boy/WWII Arnhem Veteran ::
The journey of a man through the 20th century from his abandonment at birth in 1921, death of his adoptive mother, leaving school at 14, training with the RASC and Parachute Regiment and the horrors of being sent to the battle of Arnhem in 1944 and subsequent months at Stalag POW camp and concluding with the struggle to build a business post-war and trace his natural parents after more than 40 years apart...
Prepare yourself for 'Get Some', a gangster revenge thriller that fizzes and crackles off the page like few others.
It is the tale of two childhood friends, Tommy and Joey, and of how they stand by each other in traumatic times. Tommy's trauma is to be betrayed by an army colleague to a militant group in Iraq and to be subjected to routine and gruesome torture...
Regarded as the world's largest paintball company and renowned industry leader.
Ministry of Paintball provides indoor and outdoor paintballing venues, sites and popular centres throughout the UK.
To provide the ultimate customer service experience which makes booking your day an efficient, friendly and dependable customer service experience which gets you looking forward to your day of play! An experience which distinguishes itself above all other customer experiences that you may have.
Ministry of Paintball are also the favoured choice for corporate team building days.
Military Forums in association with Ministry of Paintball have teamed up to offer a 85% Off Discount to all our members*.
:: Blood, Sweat and Steel - Frontline accounts from the Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq, 1990-2010 ::
- 5 Star Rating!
Many hundreds of thousands of individuals have now fought in Iraq and Afghanistan since the First Gulf War was triggered by Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait 20 years ago. Thousands of soldiers and civilians have lost their lives in the ensuing conflicts and the War on Terror, and many more have been wounded, their lives changed forever by combat...
Military Forums and the Publishers have teamed up to offer a 20% Off Discount and Free P&P to all our members*.
The Ideal Home Show Offers FREE Tickets for Troops to This Year's Show.
For the second year running, the Ideal Home Show is offering its support to the Tickets for Troops initiative giving FREE entry for all members of the Armed Forces, to the 2011 Ideal Home Show, it was announced today.
Ideal Home Show targets new record for ABF the Soldiers Charity.
The Ideal Home Show, launched earlier this year, is aiming to break its fundraising record with a target of £150,000 for its Ideal Homes for Heroes Appeal at its show next year, it was announced today.
This month Mean and Green are giving away a pair of thermal insoles absolutely free with every order.
This is strictly while stocks last so place your order now while the cold weather is still with us.
This month's Special Offers are:
The Official British Army Fitness Guide.
Webtex Tactical Soft Shell Jacket.
Snugpak All Weather Notebook.
Hi-Tec Waterproof Boots.