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News Archive 2011



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Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Dear Members,

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

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.

For further information, please read our book article here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/books/from-geordie-land-to-no-mans-land.php






Warfare Issue 4 - Out Now!

Warefare Issue 1

This bi-monthly magazine can be viewed online, downloaded and even printed off - all free of charge!
Also a chance to win a FREE Amazon Kindle when you subscribe.

For further information follow the article link here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/articles/warfare-magazine-2011.php






Book Review

Soldiers Pocket Book - 2012 Edition



The Soldiers Pocket Book is packed with useful information, skills, techniques, ideas, philosophy and the essence of what makes the British Army the best in the world....

For further information, please read our review here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/reviews/book-soldiers-pocket-book-2012-edition.php






The Royal British Legion Christmas Draw



Thank you so much for supporting The Poppy Appeal 2011 Christmas Draw online. You’re now just a few steps away from buying your raffle entries.

For further information on this article please follow the link below:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/articles/the-royal-british-legion-christmas-draw.php






Intelligent Armour

Intelligent Armour

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...

For further information on the latest offers and products added please read our new shop article here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/shop/intelligent-armour-limited-update.php






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.






Warfare Issue 3 - Out Now!

Warefare Issue 1

This bi-monthly magazine can be viewed online, downloaded and even printed off - all free of charge!

For further information follow the article link here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/articles/warfare-magazine-2011.php






Book Review

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...

For further information, please read our review here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/reviews/book-britains-part-time-soldiers.php






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: davecptmorris@tiscali.co.uk






Book Review

Kings African Rifles - A History

For further information, please read our review here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/reviews/book-kings-african-rifles-a-history.php

The Rhodesian War - A Military History

For further information, please read our review here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/reviews/book-the-rhodesian-war-a-military-history.php

The Intelligencers

5 Stars - 5 Star Rating!
For further information, please read our review here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/reviews/book-the-intelligencers.php

The Ulrich von Hassell Diaries 1938-1942

For further information, please read our review here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/reviews/book-the-ulrich-von-hassell-diaries-1938-1944.php






Book Review

Retreat and Retribution in Afghanistan 1842

5 Stars - 5 Star Rating!
For further information, please read our review here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/reviews/book-retreat-and-retribution-in-afghanistan-1842.php

Hitlers Mountain Troops 1939-1945

For further information, please read our review here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/reviews/book-hitlers-mountain-troops-1939-1945.php







Idea Homes For Heroes 2011

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...

For further information, please read our article here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/articles/ideal-homes-celebrities-draw-the-crowds-2011.php







Desert Operations

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.

Website: www.desert-operations.com






Protect Military Pensions

Protect Military Pensions

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...

For further information, please read our article here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/articles/protect-military-pensions.php.






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...

For further information on this latest product added please read our review here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/books/dropped-in-it.php



Get Some



Also free eBook to all Military Forum members, read on!

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...

For further information, please read our article here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/books/get-some-free-ebook.php






Blood, Sweat and Steel - Frontline accounts from the Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq, 1990-2010

5 Stars - 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*.

For further information on this latest product added please read our review here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/reviews/book-blood-sweat-and-steel.php







IHS Earls Court 2011

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.

For further information, please read our article here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/articles/the-ideal-home-show-2011.php.


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.

For further information, please read our article here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/articles/ideal-home-show-new-target-appeal-2011.php.






Book Review

Gentleman Jim - The Wartime Story of a Founder of the SAS and Special Forces

5 Stars - 5 Star Rating!
For further information, please read our review here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/reviews/book-gentleman-jim.php

Cross and Crescent in the Balkans - The Ottoman Conquest of Southeastern Europe (14th - 15th Centuries)

For further information, please read our review here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/reviews/book-cross-and-crescent-balkans.php

The Arab-Israeli Wars - War and Peace in the Middle East

For further information, please read our review here at:
www.militaryforums.co.uk/reviews/book-the-arab-israeli-wars.php

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