MOD 90s for UOTC

#1
Just wondering if its possible for officer cadets to get army ID cards. It would really help when paying for rail travel to courses (if no warrant forthcoming) and any kit purchases from surplus stores, not to mention that Ocdts only have their word of honour as proof that they are officer cadets when they turn up to military camps (I was held at guardroom until my identity was confirmed because I had no military identification)
 
#2
Why can't you get issued a Temporary Certificate of Forces Identity (aka F Ident 693) as and when you need it?

And what would you use a MOD 90 on the train for?
 
#3
Fazman69 said:
Just wondering if its possible for officer cadets to get army ID cards. It would really help when paying for rail travel to courses (if no warrant forthcoming) and any kit purchases from surplus stores, not to mention that Ocdts only have their word of honour as proof that they are officer cadets when they turn up to military camps (I was held at guardroom until my identity was confirmed because I had no military identification)
If you're going to be going to a military camp ask for a chit in lieu from your psi, or the RAO/chief clarke/admin - whoever likes playing with that type of thing at your unit. Letting a whole load of overly keen OCdts and WOCdts loose with MOD90s would be asking for trouble, hence why they don't do it. Oh and once they've told all their friends how they play soldier, shown them their mod90s, lost them on some student urine-up they'll leave because it's cold and they don't want to play anymore - wasted effort.

On the otherhand if it was set that noone receives a MOD90 until completion of MTQ2 and at least one year, and only if they're going away on courses/attachments that would make more sense as you'd *hope* they're more trustworthy and more likely to stay on.
 
#4
If you think you can get a HM forces rail card then your wrong as you have to be either FTRS, reg or a dependant of one.
 
#5
Why would you need one? You are a civilian student. I wouldn't mind a student uni card to enable me to sup some cheap ale but I can't as I'm not a student and nor would I like to be one as you are all the great unwashed.
 
#7
You're issued it if you need it. If a chit-in-lieu will do instead, you'll probably get issued that - saves them having a MOD 90 made up. If you do need one issued for some reason, then you'll be issued it for what you need it for, and then it will be taken back off you later on.

MOD 90 is not a discount card - it's a military ID. It might be nice to have it all the time, but that's not the point of it.

There's plenty of perks of the OTC anyway - no need to push it too hard.
 
#8
if you need it you can get it..........it seems you dont
 
#9
I'm a student and I have an ID card... only because I had two on discharge and kept one. Now it just sits with my beret and other stuff I kept on discharge... Anyway, NUS gives you more discounts that an ID card (although I think I heard at an exec meeting that we have to pay for those next year!!!). And you can always buy a young persons railcard for twenty quid...

And as for proving to shops for a discount, just show them a pay statement.
 
#10
amazing__lobster said:
(although I think I heard at an exec meeting that we have to pay for those next year!!!)
Yep. About £10 I think. God bless Sam Rozati, nemesis of the NUS for exposing that heinous bitch Kat Fletcher.
 
#12
You don't get them because you don't need them.

If you know you are going to a camp and may need one, ask for a form of ID. That way you wont have to stand around in the Guardroom. Were they not expecting you?

They don't get you cheaper travel anyway. Although you do get a discount on Burger King.
 
#13
If one genuinely needed it, had passed MTQ2, and were a thoroughly good egg, I don't see why you couldn't be given one.
Other than that, no. People would just use them to show off to their latest squeeze, then lose it.
 
#14
Remind me, there used to be a big fine and a lot of nausea if one happened to lose the MOD90. This was the reason we always got for not having them issued. (BTW, in the 90's, with a broad Irish accent, I never had any trouble getting in to any base with just a chit in lieu (no picture)... must have been my honest face!)
 
#16
the_crimp_off said:
Blah Blah Blah load of stereotypical comments.
There is no need for UOTC Kids to have MOD90s a Chit in Lieu is sufficient when needed and as has been pointed out the soft tawts drop out quickly and MOD90s would be another headache for the UOTC to deal with when they do drop out (getting kit back is hard enough). A bunch of our chaps got MOD90s issued for a Battle Field Tour to America and when needed they can be re-issued to those who have them, but are kept by the Chief Clark when not needed. This could be a solution to your ID issue, that UOTCs have and retain a MOD90 for all Ocdts and give them out when needed.
 
#17
You're all civvies for fcuks sake so you don't need them. You don't even need a chit in lieu as you are (surprise, surprise) civvies. Rock up at the guardroom and show them your student uni cards and explain you are are gopping civvies on a freebie jaunt to subsidise your civvy student lifestyle.
 
#18
In the TA aren't officers only supposed to carry their MOD90s at all times? I'm quite happy with the 693, does the job and is one less bit of plastic to carry around all the time and lose!
 
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