'Help for Heroes' is doing a tremendous job in supporting wounded personnel and raising money and public awareness through major events. Most notably with the recent 'Hero' pop song. But... The term 'Hero' has become commonplace whenever personnel on operations are mentioned. It's banded about as if we're all Heroes. A label I object to. My definition of a Hero is someone who has performed a single heroic act, such as a winner of a gallantry medal, not someone doing their duty. It's something we've inherited from the Americans, through osmosis I suspect, whereby the public are being encouraged to regard their service personnel as 'heroes' and honour them accordingly. It's almost Soviet in it's mentality. It's only come about since we went into Helmand in 2006 and started taking heavy casualties. I don't recall us being called it during the war in Iraq... A British soldier is highly respected and regarded worldwide, especially by their own population without the need for this tacky accolade. Whatever happened to being modest and British?