Never been in the military myself - worse luck!!!! My dad was in the RAF - WWII, wireless operater in a Lancaster Bomber squadron - survived Grandad in the South Wales Borderers - 3rd Afghan War 1919 - survived his great unclie was in the same regiment, then called the 42nd I believe - died at Isandlwhana 1879 on my mum's side of the family, several of her grandad's brothers served in the Austrian Army and fought on the "other side" in WWI. I believe they all survived, although they may well not have survived WWII, as they were Jewish. Mum's grandad, who came to this country around 1900, was intered on the Isle of Man in WWI, but he was freed on the request of the Bishop of St David's on the basis that he was needed to make translations of Hebrew texts ..which he wasn't really! Thanks Bish! My greatest respect to all those who risk their lives in the services, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice, no matter what side they fought on! I don't particularly go in for looking miliary, though - don't wear camo clothing nor use military equipment, although my tarp is a dpm pattern. I do a lot of backpacking and wild camping in the hills, and I've often been asked if I'm the army, even though I'm 55 years old and have grey hair (an not a lot of it!). Tickles me pink when this happens, and makes me not a little proud!