Went out in Maidstone last night to have a few drinks with some mates who are off to Afghan today. We tried to go in Chicagos but they wouldn't let us in, said no squaddies were allowed - no reason given. Went to Jaks instead and got the same thing - blanket ban on all squaddies cos there was a fight last week involving a squaddie and a civvy. Finally got in cos the girls sweet talked the bouncers as we were with them we were allowed on the promise that we behave and hand our id cards in. Stupid thing is civvys caused more trouble and a bloke last night nearly hit my missus cos he was trying to prove how hard he was, out on the piss wearing a vest and a towel around his neck like he's some great boxer. Bouncer about 10 foot away didn't do a thing to the civvy. Anyone fancy writing a few letters? Chicago Rock 60-61 High St Maidstone, ME14 1SR Jumping Jaks Barker Rd Maidstone, ME16 8SF I know loads of places have a ban on military personnel, but it really grips my shit when all we wanted to do was have a few drinks and a laugh before they head off to the sand.