The modern-day soldier makes a conscious decision to join the forces and is paid for it
22 November, 2019
• LESTER May’s claim that the Falklands was a “just war” is, quite frankly, laughable, (‘To ensure peace, one should prepare for war’ still holds true, November 14).
The world knows that diplomacy would have resolved the issue in weeks but a prime minister, desperate for popularity, took the country into a needless conflict.
This year, for the first time, I didn’t buy a poppy as I believe over 99 per cent of the soldiers who served in the two world wars have now died.
As conscripts they had no choice but to fight. The modern-day soldier makes a conscious decision to join the forces and is paid for it.
If he/she is sent to war by the government of the time to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait or the Falklands, then it is up to the government to support him or her on their return.