We are team of ex-Forces types who have set out to produce a new sort of magazine aimed at both serving and retired members of the three Armed Forces, though with an emphasis upon providing a fun and enlightening read for people who are making their way in the civilian world.
One of the hardest decisions in my life was to leave the Army. I missed the sense of belonging to a focussed (at times!) regimental family, having a feeling that one had a worthwhile job and that there were people who would do their best to look after you if everything went belly-up. The sense of isolation after leaving was palpable and I joined the TA as soon as I decently could to fill that void. My new regiment was about to go on exercise in Germany and the first whiff of hot batteries, the whine of the Clansman radio fans and the clanking of CVR tracks and Landrover doors made one feel completely “at home” again.
But those experiences cannot begin to compare with that of someone whose career ends as a result of injuries (whether physical or psychological) sustained in the course of their duty. For that reason, although this is a commercial venture, TMT will always provide a free platform for any charity or institution to publicise and implement what they do to assist veterans of all three Services and of any age.
With all of the above in mind, we want TMT to be a source of news, information and assistance, covering the broadest possible range of topics. We hope it will be fun and helpful, useful and stimulating, as well as a source of support to those who might need help. We want it to be your magazine. We need your views and comments, articles and photos, suggestions and criticisms. Please do use the comments box at the bottom of each article.
We intend to produce a hard-copy magazine, on a quarterly-basis initially. Although the final version will depend on reactions to this website, we want it to be a magazine anyone would be pleased to have in their home: a magazine you can safely leave with your Grandmother perhaps!
If The Military Times provides you with a source of support and information, amusement and inspiration – then we will have done our job. If you can help us to achieve it – that would be the icing on the cake!
Please do keep coming back – and please click the TMT “subscribe button” wherever you see one. And do tell others about The Military Times.
Bye for now,
Editor-in-Chief, Head Honcho – or whatever…………………