Hi folks, A serving Booty mate of mine has asked me to put this on here. He's started a petition to prevent boozers from turning away servicemen and women, something that regularly happens where he's based, and something I'd imagine most people on here can identify with. One particular incident that sticks in my mind is being turned away from a club once because 'you're just going to join your mates in there and cause trouble - there's 30 pissed up squaddies in here already' (when we finally got in, we found the thirty pissed squaddies to be two Naval Officer Cadets in rig with their girlfriends...) I hasten to add that no one is asking for preferential treatment, or anyone to bow down and kiss backsides - we're not arguing for special treatment and we don't think the world owes us a favour, we just want to be on an equal footing. I'm very well aware that we can be hooligans on the piss, but no more so than joe civvie, and we shouldn't be blanket banned on policy. If any one feels like signing, the link is here: Ban Pubs and Clubs From Discriminating Against Armed Forces - e-petitions Some local coverage here: Petition to stop discrimination | This is Exeter Thanks.