The 70th anniversary of D-Day will be marked next week with commemorative events at home and abroad.
On 6 June 1944, around 4,300 Allied personnel lost their lives serving their country in what would be the largest amphibious invasion ever launched.
Next week, more than 650 veterans are expected to make the journey to the beaches of Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Thousands of people, including Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family, will join them to pay their respects to the Allied troops who fought for the liberation of Europe from Nazi occupation in the Second World War.
Across the 2 days, the events will be supported by more than 1,700 personnel from the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force through displays such as a parachute descent and a flotilla of ships crossing the English Channel.
Major General Tim Radford, General Office Commanding Force Troops Command, said:
Every serving regular and reserve member of today’s armed forces recognises the bravery, commitment and sacrifice of all Allied personnel who took part in the decisive actions of D-Day and the Normandy campaign.
These commemorations are first and foremost about the veterans, remembering the sacrifices that were made and celebrating all that was achieved.
Further events will be taking place in Portsmouth where Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will join 90 veterans for the commemorative events happening in the UK.
Covering the commemorations
The Ministry of Defence will be following the events in France and Portsmouth throughout both days. You can keep track of what is happening and stay up-to-date by following the social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
If you are attending any of the commemorative events, you can post your photos and stories to the 4exMilitary Facebook groups/pages.
The move to our new offices went smoothly over the weekend and we are up and running.
A few finishing touches and adjustments to be made in the next week but otherwise very happy.
Please note we also have a change of phone numbers aswell as the address, all of which can be found in contact us.
We are pleased to welcome Andy Bednarek who joins us as Associate Recruitment Director.
He started his career in the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers of the British Army where he trained as a Vehicle Mechanic. He served for 18 years attaining the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1 (Artificer Sergeant Major) before being selected for a commission in the REME.
During his 23 years’ service he spent time in Northern Ireland, Germany, The Balkans and Hong Kong, as well Belize and Canada.
After leaving the Armed Forces, Andy worked within the Defence and Aerospace industries. His first position was with Europe’s largest steel castings manufacturer, William Cook Limited, as a Business Development Manager in the company’s Defence division.
During his time with William Cook he was a member of a successful Management Buy Out which resulted in him becoming the Sales & Product Development Director, and a Board Member, of Astrum (UK) Limited the newly formed company.
Following his time with Astrum Andy joined the Board of Oxley Developments as Sales & Marketing Director.
In 2013 Andy formed his own company named AB Defence Consulting Limited; the company specialises in providing business development advice and assistance in the defence and aerospace markets.
Working with 4exmilitary, Andy hopes to utilise his military background along with his knowledge of industry and commercial life, in assisting Client companies in their search to fill demanding roles with suitable ex-service personnel, looking for civilian employment.
This event has been structured to suit the Armed Forces community and their families. You might have left the forces years ago, or just be thinking about it now, or maybe you are already in the resettlement process. Whatever your situation, we’re hoping you’ll find this event useful and productive for your future career. Meet employers, find jobs, access self-employment opportunities, enrol in training schemes and get in touch with a whole raft of support services specialising in the transition from Military to Civilian life.
4exMilitary are delighted to be part of this event exhibiting with many others at Portsmouth Marriott Hotel, Southampton Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 4SH
The Directors of 4exMilitary Jobs Ltd, were pleased to be able to attend the Remembrance Day Service in Chichester this year. Where many proud servicemen and women were on parade. To honour and remember lost and wounded friends and colleagues.
We welcome Mark Matthews to the 4exMilitary team as our new Recruitment Consultant.
Mark formally Royal Corps of Signals has an extensive background in telecommunications, is looking forward to a long and rewarding career in Recruitment.
bigwhitewall.com is a free online space where serving personnel, veterans and their families can talk about what’s troubling them and get help and support in a safe environment whenever they need it.
The service is easy to use, completely anonymous and available 24/7. Trained professionals are online at all times to ensure everyone is safe.
Traditionally it’s men who find it difficult to talk about what’s on their mind but on the Big White Wall (BWW) they have found a place to open up. 60 per cent of BWW members from the Armed Forces community are male.
One member of BWW, currently serving, and who wishes to remain anonymous, said:
BWW helped me feel less alone in Afghanistan. For a base with 15,000 people, Camp Bastion was a pretty lonely place. It’s good to know BWW is with me wherever and whenever I need it.
BWW allows people from the Armed Forces community to get support from like-minded people to express what they’re really feeling. Members can choose to vent and express how they feel in words through a ‘Talkabout’ or images by making ‘Bricks’.
They can share issues with members of the community or trained professionals, called Wall Guides, who are online at all times. They can also conduct tests to help them understand common issues such as depression and anxiety and access lots of useful information.
BWW has professionally-led guided groups designed to help people deal with issues from work stress to getting a better night’s sleep.
The website also produces a free fortnightly email, with hints and tips for members of the Armed Forces community about topical, everyday issues that may affect them.
For example, how to deal with stress, relationship problems, money issues or simply how to think about things differently to make positive change. There’s no need to join BWW to receive wallpaper.
Armed Forces Day will be on Saturday, 29 June 2013.
It's an opportunity to do two things. Firstly, to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces, Secondly, it gives the nation an opportunity to Show Your Support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families and from veterans to cadets.
Across the country people are getting involved: communities hold local events and business show their support.
The National Event will be held in Nottingham, but there are many more events up and down the country being held in support of Armed Forces Day.
We are pleased to announce that The Logistics Employment Network Ltd has been acquired by 4exMilitary Jobs Ltd.
The LEN brand will be operated by 4exMilitary Jobs Ltd and the LEN website www.thelen.org.uk will remain in use for some time in the future.