As we approach the annual November 11th Remembrance Day of our fighting heroes, the protectors of our freedom, we must remind those politicians who look for short term political kudos, that our freedom has been hard won by those who are and have always been willing to put their lives on the line, for us.
It does not come cheap, it does not come for free.
This image, brilliantly produced by Lawson Narse, is a timely reminder as our political managers argue over the costs in the Strategic Defence Review.
To Cameron and Fox I say, do not sell them down the river. You only have the life you have today, and the positions you hold, because so many before you were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to ensure your rights and freedoms.
Whilst there many hardships, lies, cuts, underhand deals or criminality that the British will endure from our politicians, the Defence of the Realm is not one of them.
Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves. ~D.H. Lawrence