The years since 1945 to present day have seen nations fight conventional all arms conflicts deploying land, sea and air assets and also low level insidious "Savage Wars of Peace" against insurgencies and campaigns of terrorism.
British and Commonwealth veterans can look back to wars like Korea and Suez in the 1950s as conventional wars and the Malayan Emergency and Mau Mau Rising as unconventional wars. In the 1960s the confrontation with an aggressive Indonesia took British and Commonwealth troops into the jungles of North Borneo while in Aden the streets of the port were a battleground as well as the mountains inland.
Commonwealth troops - mainly Australian - and many National Servicemen - supported American operations In Vietnam and brought to this conflict a wealth of jungle fighting skills with their intensive jungle training courses conducted in Canungra (Queesland) before they deployed for Vietnam. The conflict in Oman was largely unreported in the 1970s in the UK media, but the long grind of the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland dominated life in the United Kingdom.
In the 1980s conventional war came to the Falklands as land, sea and air forces battled to liberate the islands. In the 1990s the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait saw British ships, planes and soldiers in the deserts of Iraq and Kuwait and with the dawn of the new millennium British and NATO troops were back in the ancient battleground of Afghanistan – a country that had been fought over in the 19th Century by British expeditionary forces.
Some of these conflicts are part of the national psyche, others may seem forgotten. It is the aim of Spirit of Remembrance to forever keep alive the memory of the men and women who fought and endured these campaigns and conflicts.
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