Not completely true, you need to be 18 to get one for yourself but you could get one from someone else, say a parent or partner, under the age of 18 but under there account with your name on it. If that makes sense.
I used to let guys into the Club where I worked on the MoD90!! And got all the establishments in the area to accept them too.
I had one little guy, flashed his MoD 90, he was only 17 and a half, tried telling me that he must be old enough to Drink, becuase they don't let you in the Army until you're 18 and that the DoB was a typo!!
The young man was wished well on his way after I told him that I'd done 14 years Mil Service!
Thats 16yrs and 9months. And when I did my basic, I wasn't issued my MOD90 until the end of tranning, due to the fact there is no point handing them out, if two weeks down the line if there going to get out, because they miss mummy.
Why use it in public anyawy? I thought there was an incident up north, when a taxi driver saw a MOD 90 and called some of his mates to give the bloke a kicking? Bit of an indicator not to flash your MOD 90 about.
the average squaddie these days has trouble showing his id card to get into camp..most have lost them or snapped them in bits. there is a disco local to me where a pile of them sits in the cash register ......ive informed the plod and they arnt interested....