You stunned fucking howler monkey, please provide the years for this WW11 you keep gibbering about.How is it that those of us who served during the Cold War are overlooked, whilst WW11 veterans get proper high regard, as do veterans who served in the Falklands and the Middle East?
This country was obliged to support the US with UK Cold War troops, being obliged by the financial support given to UK, by the US during WW11.
In the 1940s and 1950s, 18 years old National Service troops, were sent abroad on active service to Korea, Malaya, Aden, Cyprus and even Suez, yet this generation gives us little regard, a GSM was never 'awarded' for us (i.e., standing in line and having a medal pinned on), instead it mostly dropped through the letterbox months after demob and left by many in it's box, forgotten about in a drawer!
Many 'Veterans' post on these pages that they spent so many months on manoeuvres in Germany, with the 'enemy' ever present. Hardly 'active service', more likely spending off duty hours drinking lager!