After a member of the family repeatedly kept getting refused to get his army id accepted in shops and pubs, I wrote to the Prime Minister and had a moan. I have had a letter back from the MOD at Whitehall to say that Armed forces ID has been added to the Home Office Website as an acceptable form of ID as it displays the three criteria required, a holographic mark, dob and photo. The MOD has written to retailers and organisations to filter this information through but it is taking a while for them to disseminate through to its staff. If you are refused, ask to speak to a manager and ask them to look on the Home Office website where it will clearly state that Armed Forces ID is acceptable along with Driving Licences, Passports etc. We all need to push this now as so many trainees have their licences and passports retained while they are training or are packed away as they are on operations.