It is often said that at 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns fell silent, but this statement is deceptive. They did not stay silent for long. Since 1918 the British Armed Forces have been deployed on active service almost constantly somewhere in the world. Major actions in that time have been;
1919/20 Military support to the Russian White Army in the Russian Civil War.
1919-23 Military action against rebels in the Turkish War of Independence.
1920 British Somaliland
1919-21 Irish War of independence
1919/20 Third Anglo Afghan War, the first had been in 1839-42, and the second 1878-80
Numerous actions on the North West Frontier of India in the Inter war years.
1936-39 Palestine uprising
1952-60 Mau Mau war, Kenya
1956 Suez War
1969-2007, Op Banner, Northern Ireland
1982 Falklands War
1991 First Gulf War
2001- present, Afghanistan
2003- present Second Gulf War, Iraq.
There have also been numerous other minor deployments of varying degrees of activity, both overt and covert.
The bodies of British servicemen lie on every continent, though the traditional practice of burying soldiers where they fall has now been replaced by repatriation.
Here are a few more of their faces.
Wear a poppy.