Its happened again...

#2
No need for the bus to move, it is standard in this country to use a passport, driving licence or UK citizen card. All other forms of identification don't count. Simple, stupid I know but there you go.
 
#3
So if you don't travel, drive and you refuse to cowtow to this '1984' government re - ID cards then you're F@cked?
 
#4
Banks, building societies and most credit agencies dont accept HM Forces ID Card either.
 
#6
Bit of a non-story really. They were denied entry because their MOD ID wasn't on the list of acceptable ID, not because they were military. Anyway, bearing in mind it was a Wetherspoon's I reckon the door-staff did them a favour.
 
#7
"The pair, who served with 42 and 45 Commando in Afghanistan during the current deployment, had both returned to their shared house unaware that the other had leave."

Mmmmmm........reeeeeeeally?!?!! Look at those taches......if they're not a couple of homos then my name's Jarrod!!

My new found "gaydar" is bleeping like a mummyhumper!
 
#8
There must be more than one pub in Portsmouth, so just go round the corner to another one that couldn't care less and drink there
 

BuggerAll

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#9
No, actually this is something that we need to fuel up the outrage bus over.

The point is that these companies should accept service ID. I've been to places where they are willing to accept Student Union cards but not service ID. I accept that it is ignorance on their part, but look at the attitude of the company once it has been told. Not, 'OK we've made a mistake we'll change' but 'tough its our policy'.

Until they change their policy it should be the policy of every service person and every other right thinking person not to patronize their pubs.
 

Thud

Old-Salt
#10
So

'the company only accepts three forms of ID to combat fraud – a passport, driving licence or UK citizen card.'

BUT

'we are currently running a promotion, which offers discount to armed forces personnel.'

How do the staff know that the customer is from the military to admin this promotion if they do not accept military ID to prevent fraud? Surely this is double standards. I can just see the Waltiverse having a field day here - 'Military ID, no, but I believe I am in 22SAS and here is my fake passport/driving licence/UK Citizens card to prove it.'

I have seen numerous articles in recent years about how insecure the accepted forms of ID are (anyone for identity theft?) but very few about MOD90.
 
#11
BuggerAll said:
No, actually this is something that we need to fuel up the outrage bus over.

The point is that these companies should accept service ID.
Why? Should a Tesco ID staff card be used as ID?

msr
 
#12
Agree with MSR, Forces ID cards are rare beasts for most of society and most people wouldn't have a clue if one had been altered/forged/whatever. My MOD 90 looks as though someone could have easily knocked it up on a PC.

Hence passport/driving licence which everyone knows exactly how they are supposed to look like.

Can't imagine anywhere allowing SU ID as formal proof of age seeing as you can join at 16 and they don't have a DoB on them.
 
#13
BuggerAll said:
No, actually this is something that we need to fuel up the outrage bus over.

The point is that these companies should accept service ID.

Until they change their policy it should be the policy of every service person and every other right thinking person not to patronize their pubs.
I actually did LOL at the utter boneness of that post... please tell me it was a wah?, Although I refuse to even consider "spraying my keyboard" or indeed "rolling on the floor"

Get over yourself Dierdrie and carry some civvy ID for entry into civvy premises...simple, it's a fact that waving an MOD 90 about doesn't make doormen moist with admiration...it gives them an excuse to f uck you off.

If you were on gateguard and someone rocked up with their f ucking blockbusters card would you let them in?
 

BuggerAll

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#14
shortfuse said:
BuggerAll said:
No, actually this is something that we need to fuel up the outrage bus over.

The point is that these companies should accept service ID.

Until they change their policy it should be the policy of every service person and every other right thinking person not to patronize their pubs.
I actually did LOL at the utter boneness of that post... please tell me it was a wah?, Although I refuse to even consider "spraying my keyboard" or indeed "rolling on the floor"

Get over yourself Dierdrie and carry some civvy ID for entry into civvy premises...simple, it's a fact that waving an MOD 90 about doesn't make doormen moist with admiration...it gives them an excuse to f uck you off.

If you were on gateguard and someone rocked up with their f ucking blockbusters card would you let them in?
I do carry my driving license with me so its not an issue for me. However a service ID is not a Tesco value card and any responsible company should be able to teach its door staff ina Garrison/Naval Base town to recognize them.
 
#15
BuggerAll said:
shortfuse said:
BuggerAll said:
No, actually this is something that we need to fuel up the outrage bus over.

The point is that these companies should accept service ID.

Until they change their policy it should be the policy of every service person and every other right thinking person not to patronize their pubs.
I actually did LOL at the utter boneness of that post... please tell me it was a wah?, Although I refuse to even consider "spraying my keyboard" or indeed "rolling on the floor"

Get over yourself Dierdrie and carry some civvy ID for entry into civvy premises...simple, it's a fact that waving an MOD 90 about doesn't make doormen moist with admiration...it gives them an excuse to f uck you off.

If you were on gateguard and someone rocked up with their f ucking blockbusters card would you let them in?
I do carry my driving license with me so its not an issue for me. However a service ID is not a Tesco value card and any responsible company should be able to teach its door staff ina Garrison/Naval Base town to recognize them.
Why? What makes us different from anyone else?
 
#16
I get around this problem by simply using my Driving License as ID. To ensure everybody I show it to is aware of my Hero of Democracy status, I took the precaution of having my photo for the license taken wearing No.2 dress and forage cap.

This combined with my steely eyed glare calling out the timings for everything I do and talking in TLAs I can ensure I never get mistaken for a civilian.
 
#17
No need for outrage but as Dwarf pointed out, they obviously knew what service ID was if they were running a promotion that required it.

And it IS a bit thick of Wetherspoons not to teach people what a MOD90 looks like when you're in a garrison town. The whole thing just reeks of jobsworthness (is that a word??)
 
#18
Carcass said:
No need for outrage but as Dwarf pointed out, they obviously knew what service ID was if they were running a promotion that required it.

And it IS a bit thick of Wetherspoons not to teach people what a MOD90 looks like when you're in a garrison town. The whole thing just reeks of jobsworthness (is that a word??)
It reeks more of follwing a national company policy! Given the size of fines metered out to pubs like Wetherspoons if they serve alcohol to underage people these days I'm not surprised they have a very strict policy with no exceptions to it.

MSR is right, you could also say that they should accept Tesco or Asda or NHS ID cards too, there's no difference.
 
#19
BuggerAll said:
shortfuse said:
BuggerAll said:
No, actually this is something that we need to fuel up the outrage bus over.

The point is that these companies should accept service ID.

Until they change their policy it should be the policy of every service person and every other right thinking person not to patronize their pubs.
I actually did LOL at the utter boneness of that post... please tell me it was a wah?, Although I refuse to even consider "spraying my keyboard" or indeed "rolling on the floor"

Get over yourself Dierdrie and carry some civvy ID for entry into civvy premises...simple, it's a fact that waving an MOD 90 about doesn't make doormen moist with admiration...it gives them an excuse to f uck you off.

If you were on gateguard and someone rocked up with their f ucking blockbusters card would you let them in?
I do carry my driving license with me so its not an issue for me. However a service ID is not a Tesco value card and any responsible company should be able to teach its door staff ina Garrison/Naval Base town to recognize them.
Utter shite.

It's about as much use as a Tesco value card for anything else other than...surprisingly, gaining access to a military establishment, which is what it's for.

Last time I looked Weatherspoons weren't part of the garrison establishment so unsurprisingly they don't accept it....funnythat, eh.

If you play the "look at me I'm a soldier/sailor/airman" card, don't be surprised if you get knocked back occasionally, believe it or not, the entire civilian population of this or any other country isn't queueing up to w@nk you off.
 
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#20
smudge67 said:
"The pair, who served with 42 and 45 Commando in Afghanistan during the current deployment, had both returned to their shared house unaware that the other had leave."

Mmmmmm........reeeeeeeally?!?!! Look at those taches......if they're not a couple of homos then my name's Jarrod!!

My new found "gaydar" is bleeping like a mummyhumper!



You read my mind Smudge
 

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