Quote: yet despite this, those same service personnel are often involved in conflicts for which they might never have signed up and yet you're tired of reading it.
So you expect people to sign-up but not to have to see active service if they don't agree with it.....blimey, a "pick 'n' choose army": that's a novel idea.
It's simple...you sign-up, you get posted...don't bleat about it. If you don't like the idea of having to fight in a war or getting posted somewhere you don't approve of, don't sign-up.
I think we are all able to support our troops without the need for others to constantly demand that we throw ourselves at their feet. Those that constantly ram it down our throats do the armed forces as dis-service.