If, as is claimed, the two (two, for heaven's sake!) complainants were as abusive as suggested, why did the staff at the pool not invite them to leave or face having the police called to deal with behaviour likely to cause a breach of the peace?
Although I think HC should have its own pool, hiding soldiers who have been damaged due to government policy is a very bad idea. They should be out in public so that the public can see what happens in its name.
I am also sure that MOD pays the going rate for the use of the pool and the complainant should have been informed of this. Then promptly thrown out.
A difficult decision by the NCO, but I would not have left as they have as much right to be there as any one else, even to the extent of putting the cost on my access card. But Im bloody minded.
I hear what you are saying Rebel about the Oxygen of publicity, I just couldn't believe that anyone, even one person could be so cruel - it is not as though this person would not have known the status of those being treated in the pool.
What a sad story. I hope she is ashamed. I also hope that this is icident is isolated or I shall be joining the Kurgen and his OP Nimby swimming team.
I looked after people who have learning difficulties (amongst other conditions like cerebral palsy, epilepsy etc) for 16 years and never witnessed bigotry from the public*. I hope that the clients' escorts are prepared to take reprisals next time - video camera, baseball bat, that sort of thing.
*[NHS and SS bureaucrats abuse them for a living of course.]
I AM FOOKING LIVID ABOUT THIS!! WHO THE F&& CK DO THESE PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE ??? IS THE PROBLEM THAT TEY CANT LOOK AT A DISFIGURED PERSON??IS IT HTHAT THEY ARE EMBARASSED BY IT? IS IT THAT THEY ARE SCARED OF IT?? BY IT I MEAN US!!
I AM SO ANGRY AND SO HURT BY THIS I CANT EVEN FIND THE WORDS!!THE FIRST VICTIMS OF WAR HIT OUR NAAFI TODAY , BURNT AND HURT TO BITS , MADE ME FEEL LIKE SHITE!!
PLEASE IF YOU HEAR PEOPLE SAY THESE KIND OF THINGS EXPLAIN TO THEM WHAT IT IS THEY SRE LOOKING AT , AND IF THEY PERSIST LAMP THE FOOKERS!!