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Wondered f this might be of interest to any military history buffs out there, especially any with an interest in The Indian Army.
The National Army Museum have been gifted the worlds largest collection of Indian Army badges, of all descriptions.
Press release attached here. Hopefully/possibly. PRESS REL…pdf
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National Army Museum. New Exhibition.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Katrina Brown and the terminal illness she has as a result of exposure to DU on active service.
Katrina’s Stem Cell Fund by Janet Rifi – GoFundMe
Katrina only has TEN WEEKS before she is to weak for treatment so there is a race against the clock to save her life.
I am organising a fund raising carol playing event in Leicester on 22nd December and I ask that if any musicians are available in the area on the day can you please help us out? So many local bands are busy on that day that it has been hard to get enough volunteers.
I might add that if everyone in the military or ex military gave her just £1, we could save her life twice over!
Thank you all
Why was she denied treatment on the NHS? What chance is their that the treatment will work?
I have to raise the money quickly or I will miss the timescale,” she said. ‘You are supposed to have it done within four years of diagnosis. I’m in my fourth year.’
The stem cell treatment involves effectively wiping out her immune system and ‘rebooting’ it.
She said: ‘It’s not the army’s fault. I was just doing my job. I just want to raise the money and get the treatment.’
If you wish to make a donation to Katrina’s medical care, please click here.
Shurely it is the army’s fault. If she had not been serving in Iraq she would not have been exposed to DE.
What is the MOD’s stance on this please?
My understanding is that the specific stem cell treatment is not available in the UK and the doctors in the US have done their tests and are willing to carry out the procedure.
As for the chances of the treatment working, that’s something I don’t know the answer to but if it is not successful I’d rather that be because of science than from my not being willing to help.
Whilst I have every sympathy with her, there is no medical evidence to suggest that its as a result of exposure to DU as, to my knowledge, there is no scientific evidence to link DU to serious illness. Are there any other cases?
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The operative word being “could”. As for further details regarding the procedure, I am unable to answer such questions. They would be better directed at the lady herself.
I’m simply looking for anybody who can assist by offering some time to play music with a group of musicians because I personally believe that any chance is better than no chance and I am willing to give up my time and money to help make that chance a reality.
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Former Army medic terminally ill – please help!
York St John University are undertaking a survey project on behalf of the Army Families Federation (AFF).
The survey aims to investigate the attainment and school experience of children with a parent/s in the Army, in comparison to other children.The project will provide valuable information to further enhance the school environment and support for Army children.The study has been approved by the York St. John Ethics committee and adheres to the ethical guidelines specified by the British Psychological Society. All questionnaires will be completely anonymous and confidential. Arrse.co.uk have also given their permission for the survey to be posted within this forum.
We have been entertained by the tale of Princess Productions (http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/Princess_Productions), so are looking forward to being entertained by some witty banter even if you don’t think much to our survey.
If do want to take part and are are currently in the Army and have school age children, you can complete the survey by following this link:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GXBFD3DPlease note: If the link does not work, copy and paste the full address into your web browser including the https:// part.
Thank you for your support with this project.
BBC News – US Consulate in Belfast issues NI safety warning to citizens
On Tuesday morning, police cordoned off Jamaica Street where the driver’s car was hijacked.
They conducted door-to-door enquiries.
One eyewitness said that up to 20 police officers, accompanied by about 10 soldiers and an Army bomb disposal team, arrived in the area on Tuesday morning.
Not a chance. There is literally nothing in this world less likely than any politician admitting that the peace process is a giant facade and risking their expenses by putting soldiers back on the streets.
my point was that it appears they are already back on the streets
British army back on the streets of NI?
November 20th, 2013 | Outside the wire | Posted by Toni Rico 1 2 This photo of Cpl. Kristine Tejeda prompted an Army colonel to say that the service should not use pictures of pretty women and instead use average looking women in its campaign to integrate women into combat jobs. Would male soldiers and the American public be more likely to accept women in combat jobs if the women were ugly?
That s the assumption one Army colonel seems to be making, according to a report by Politico 3 . The colonel sent an email to a Training and Doctrine Command public affairs spokesman, writing that In general, ugly women are perceived as competent while pretty women are perceived as having used their looks to get ahead. Politico reported that Col.
Lynette Arnhart, the woman leading the Army s study on the impact the integration of women into combat arms would have on unit readiness and morale, advised against using pretty women for its communications. It might behoove us to select more average looking women, the email said, according to Politico. To illustrate her point, Arnhart cited a photo used with an article by Gen.
Robert W. Cone in Army Magazine. Cone, the TRADOC commanding general, wrote about Soldier 2020, the Army s effort to open up all Army jobs to women.
But it seems that Arnhart thinks the point of the article was lost because of the photo of an attractive female soldier that was used with the article. For example, the attached article shows a pretty woman, wearing make-up while on deployed duty. Such photos undermine the rest of the message (and may even make people ask if breaking a nail is considered hazardous duty), Arnhart wrote, according to Politico.
The email was forwarded to other spokespeople at TRADOC. According to Politico, the forwarded message included a comment asking the public affairs officials to avoid using photos that glamorize women and instead use real photos that are typical, not exceptional. This is the original photo of Cpl.
Kristine Tejeda used in Army Magazine. In the Army Magazine photo, Tejeda appears to be wearing bright pink lipstick. It s interesting to note that the photo of the pretty woman used in the article cited by Arnhart seems to have been slightly altered.
In the original photo, the soldier s lips are a neutral shade, while in the photo used in the magazine, the female soldier seems to have brighter pink lipstick. Maybe it s the print job? Take a look at the two photos yourself.
Meanwhile, we want to hear your take. Are the folks at TRADOC undermining their efforts to integrate women into combat by focusing on the looks of female soldiers? Is Arnhart perpetuating a stereotype by writing that ugly women are perceived as competent but pretty women are perceived as having used their looks to get ahead ?
Or do you think TRADOC is sending the right message by wanting to only use average looking women? Leave your comments below. UPDATE: Col.
Christian Kubik, the TRADOC PAO, responded to a request for comment from Army Times. Kubik is the PAO who forwarded Arnhart s email to other TRADOC spokespersons. The intent of the message was to help ensure that images depict professional female soldiers as they are, and to ensure they are recognized based on their hard-earned achievements as members of the profession of arms, Kubik said.
He said that the email in question was an internal discussion and that it did not reflect Army policy.
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News story: Army helicopters arrive in the Philippines