I'd like to know if and of your relatives or indeed yourself has seen military service or been affected by conflict in some manner ?
- Father served as a navigator on an Mi-24 Hind gunship in Afghanistan during the 80's.
- My grandfather (maternal side) fought and died at Stalingrad during WW2.
- Grandfather (paternal) was in the Soviet army in WW2 as well.
- An Uncle (on my mother's side - I'm part English) was in the British army in North Africa.
I myself served six months in the Federal Russian Army as a conscript -- we have compulsory military service in our country.