2011
22.07

The Sun
By John Kay, Chief Reporter
07 Jul 2011

The Ministry of Defence spends three times as much money helping top officers’ children attend elite private schools as it does compensating soldiers injured in Afghanistan.

(..) But the MoD – which faces severe cost-cutting measures – found cash to subsidise the children of more than 5,000 officers to attend top schools.

Go to the Sun to read the full article and find out what this is all about

myView
By ANDY McNAB

“The education allowance is a success story for all sorts of reasons. The Armed Forces remain one of the few places where ordinary people can really achieve social mobility through hard work.

This scheme is open to all ranks and it is money well spent on the children because they are getting a top-class education.

It is also money well spent on our servicemen and women who travel constantly for work.

If they take advantage of this, they stand to gain a great deal.”

2011
21.07

Le Grove – Arsenal Blog
8 July 2011

We have been asked by ForceSelect (the UK’s leading military service leaver recruitment agency) to run a competition for serving military personnel to have lunch at an Arsenal box and enjoy the PSG vs Boca Juniors and the Arsenal vs New York Red Bulls matches at the Emirates Cup. This will include lunch and refreshments.

ForceSelect Director, Andy McNab the best selling author and SAS hero wants to provide experiences like this for people that put their lives on the line for their country, Andy is a supporter of Le Grove and Arsenal Addict and has asked us to help, which of course we are delighted to do.

So if you are in the services and you can answer the following question we will give them to the first 5 that answer it correctly 2 tickets.

Name the 3 managers that signed three Arsenal heroes of the past. Charlie Nicholas, Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry and how much they cost!

Remember whatever you think about the conflicts these guys are laying their lives on the line for all of us and deserve to see a great festival of football, let’s just hope we have some decent players on show eh!

Go here for the full article and more information

2011
14.03

Two new interviews about Force Select – on BFBS Radio and on Garrison FM.

Go to the Force Select News page to listen

2011
05.02

2011
05.02

2011
26.01

* EDIT 1 February: Unfortunately Andy won’t be able to make it to this event 🙁

Elite Forces Celebrity Speakers Day

Paul Lincoln, Gordon Stevens, Trevor Royle, Soldier I, Rusty Firmin, Andy McNab
7 May 2011, 10.15am – 7.00pm

Leading authors and soldiers are joining rank on Saturday 7 May to offer visitors an exclusive day of talks on the elite warriors of the Special Forces.

From their early beginnings in the Long Range Desert Group and the Chindits in the Second World War to the explosive emergence of the SAS during the Iranian embassy siege, Britain’s elite forces have always cut an adventurous, if secretive, dash.

Discover the inner workings of Britain’s most covert operational force with a series of individual talks at our Elite Forces Celebrity Speaker Day.

Speakers will appear in the following order with two breaks (at times to be confirmed).

•Paul Lincoln – The Long Range Desert Group
•Gordon Stevens – The Originals: The Secret History & Birth of the SAS
•Trevor Royle – Orde Wingate & The Chindits
•Soldier I – The Battle of Mirbat
•Rusty Firmin – Go! Go! Go!: The Iranian Embassy Siege
•Andy McNab – Bravo Two Zero

National Army Museum,
Royal Hospital Road,
Chelsea, London SW3 4HT

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways:
•Telephone: 020 7881 6600 (UK)
•Online: Use the booking form on this page or visit the Museum Shop
•At the Museum

A concessionary rate is available to SOFNAM members, students, seniors and service personnel.

Source: National Army Museum Thank you for sending this in Faith!