Post WW2 conflicts

Since the end of World War 2 the British military continues to be involved in conflicts across the globe. Some of these operations are easier to justify than others. The British support of America in the first and second Gulf wars for example attracts a great deal of criticism and condemnation. But that’s not the point of this series of Armistice Day blogs. Politicians start wars but servicemen and women are the ones who fight them.

Today we honour the individuals who find themselves under fire, regardless of the political process that placed them there. Those arguments are for another day.

Falkland Islands para route marchFrom Belfast to Iraq, from The Falkland Islands to Afghanistan, British and Commonwealth fighters have risked their lives in the name of Queen and country every day and they continue to do so.

Armistice Day on the eleventh day of the eleventh month recalls the end of the Great War but remembrance must encompass more than that.

Here at Exposing Britain First we’d like to say thankyou to all those who serve in defence of our country and its freedoms.

It’s true that sometimes we wish there might be a better way to deal with the world’s problems but that doesn’t detract from the courage individual military personnel show or from the fact that they deserve our respect and our thanks for having the courage to do what most (but not all) of us in Team EBF can only imagine.

To the men and women of the British army, the Royal navy and the Royal air force… we salute you!

When you buy your poppy this year, wear it with pride to honour the men and women who continue to face the dangers of war across the globe.

Download the full collection of today’s blog posts  EBF They fought for us

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