As any LGBTs are allowed to claim T&S for PRIDE once again this year, does anyone know if I can claim it for my journey to Twickenham for this years Army v Navy rugby match? I don't see any difference in the situation.
I think that it is somewhat discriminatory that those of us who, to quote William Walker, use the body's main sewer as a playground can claim T&S for attending PRIDE. Yet those of us who like a good ruck and a maul or three should have to self-fund our attendance at the Army's annual walkover.
Either both should be allowed to claim or neither.
Presumably PRIDE is seen by the CoC as part of KAPE and therefore a good thing, and so you can claim. Whereas the Army/Navy game is seen as squaddies on the piss and therefore a bad thing so you can't.
Oh yes, won't miss it. I've invited the Slingsby bears a couple of times, but they're busy. We also didn't want to distract from our own charities, but as Fairies Skipper I was allowed to nominate H4H one year.
Fat Blokes Sevens is one of the best Rugby weekends of the year IMHO, topping Dubai & Hong Kong because we get to "play". PM me if you'd like more details & fancy a weekend camping, [ahem] refreshment [/ahem] and [ahem] [ahem] Rugby [/ahem] [/ahem] in sunny Berkshire in late July.
We once had the Army Vets at the tournament & I don't think they were RAVC...