Nice blog post regarding Rememberance Day. I have not served in the military, but I did serve 30 years in the British fire and rescue services.
My father was an anti-tank gunner in WW2, in the Royal Artillery. He was at the Dunkirk evacuation as part of the BEF, and then in the 8th Army (the Desert Rats)in North Africa. He fought at El Alamain, and the invasion of Sicily.