http://www.veterans-uk.info/veteransday/index.htm Veterans' Day is viewed with some cynicism by serving and ex-serving. I have no doubt that the initiative is partly driven by altruism and largely driven by a PR agenda. Nevertheless, it seems to have some popularity amongst older veterans, and it is seperate from Remembrance Day without the solemnity and tradition. It could be a useful way of raising concerns relating to veterans such as healthcare, campaign medals, pensions, UK citizenship for F&C and so on. I would suggest that veterans and veterans groups (with a help from ARRSE?) could prove an active campaigning force. Rather than simply acting as a forum for politicians back-slapping for photo-opportunities, it could be an opportunity to raise concerns directly and with enormous publicity. I would suggest that the issue of Gurkha rights could be pushed up the agenda for the veterans' events in 2007. Does anyone have any views? I assume the bit in bold includes Gurkhas.