My son is in the same boat but I would never dream of wearing my medals and beret to his passing out parade. Not about me it's about him my time in green has passed (thank god) and I am more bothered about him enjoying his day than whether I should wear my medals and a blazer and beret.
Technically was a bad choice of word. From my standpoint, veteran is war veteran. I am that and he is that. I don't hold with the "one day of service" shitI think the point was that you had said "technically a veteran", which comes across as a bit... begrudging.
Why did there have to be a 'technically' about it? Would you be saying "technically" if it was a former regular army chap who had gone back in?
So, in your opinion, someone who's done full service and more wouldn't be a veteran if they hadn't been deployed on Ops through no fault of their own?Technically was a bad choice of word. From my standpoint, veteran is war veteran. I am that and he is that. I don't hold with the "one day of service" shit
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