Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Armed Forces Day

Today is Armed Forces Day (apparently). Or maybe it was yesterday. I don't know. These top-down impositions rarely catch on. There's an article in this morning's Telegraph- purportedly penned by David Cameron- in which we the public are urged to give more support to our Armed Forces. Actually, I was under the impression the public was doing pretty well; it wasn't a Government initiative that got people turning out on the streets of Wooton Bassett to greet the returning war dead- and it wasn't a Government initiative which set up the charity Help for Heroes which (I humbly suggest) wouldn't need to exist if the Government were doing all it should. Still, Cameron is offering better pay to frontline troops and more assistance to families and ex-soldiers- and that's all good- I just wish he wouldn't preach. 
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