Veterans badge - Eligibility to shop in NAAFI?

#1
Hi All,

I was recently away at the ARRSE battlefield tour to Verdun. We got talking about the veterans badge and one ARRSE'r was under the impression that as a badge wearing veteran, you are entitled to shop at NAAFI for non rationed goods. Could any body confirm or deny this?
Could I nip up to JHQ from my home here in Belgium, wearing my veterans badge and use the NAAFI at JHQ?

Your patiently

FM
 
#2
Theres a Veterans badge? Where do I get one? Off ebay?

I don't think that you will...cos you have to get on the camp first and I doubt they will let you on camp with just your badge....so you will have to find one that is off camp like the one at 7 Sigs (if it is stll there that is) and give that a bash.
 
#5
F*ck the NAAFI.

This looks like a much better deal for Veterans in BFG...

25% German Rail Discount Deal For All British Forces As Well As BFG Personnel

25% discounted rail travel in Germany will be available to all British Armed Forces, wherever based, BFG personnel, dependants and entitled Veterans, from 1 October.

This generous offer has been agreed between BFG and DB BAHN, the German rail network. The ‘BFG25’ deal will run as a pilot scheme between 1 October 2009 – 30 September 2010.

The offer is open to all Service personnel wherever they are based, dependants, all BFG employees including DEL staff, and Veterans, on production of a valid MOD 90, BFG issued ID card or BFG Installation Access Pass.
So, UK rail companies - can you match that?
 
#6
mistersoft said:
I think this will put a downer on the NAAFI experience

In regards to access to the NAAFI, you will be able to buy items for immediate personal consumption on the premises in NAAFI facilities such as cafes, shops and Pay as you Dine restaurants. Please be aware that you are personally responsible for restricting your purchases to immediate consumables. Abuse of this concession may result in the withdrawal of the Installation Access Pass.

So you can't take your pies home! (although you are responsable for you not taking your pies home)
 
#7
Cabana said:
mistersoft said:
I think this will put a downer on the NAAFI experience

In regards to access to the NAAFI, you will be able to buy items for immediate personal consumption on the premises in NAAFI facilities such as cafes, shops and Pay as you Dine restaurants. Please be aware that you are personally responsible for restricting your purchases to immediate consumables. Abuse of this concession may result in the withdrawal of the Installation Access Pass.

So you can't take your pies home! (although you are responsable for you not taking your pies home)
Yes I saw that. This was posted some time ago and the link to the article with a grinning MP (fcuk knows why) waxing lyrical about it is now dead. But IIRC, there was talk of the scheme being extended in the future and to include the Naafi.
 
#9
Fallschirmjager said:
Who'd want to buy anything from the NAAFI? It's the biggest rip off organisation in the UK.
And in BFG. The scheme allows vets to use some of the camp facilities. As they don't have gyms in Germany? :roll:
 
#10
Fallschirmjager said:
Who'd want to buy anything from the NAAFI? It's the biggest rip off organisation in the UK.
Quite. Dodged the f*cking place while I was there and wouldn't want those wanchors to have any more of my money.

However, if a foreign company (DB) can offer such an amazing deal to Brits, serving and retired, how come:
a) the useless f*cking NAAFI can come up with such a half arrsed deal
b) British rail companies can't match what a foreign company offers?

tossers the lot of them.
 
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#12
Fallschirmjager said:
Who'd want to buy anything from the NAAFI? It's the biggest rip off organisation in the UK.
3ltr bottle of Smirnoff Vodka for 39DM (at the time) was a bargain!
 

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#13
I travel on Jerry trains irregularly, I just called DB and asked about this and they did not know - they asked where I heard about it, so I gave them the bfgnet info, but there appears to be nothing in the way of an agreement in English or German on the site.
I'm in DE tomorrow and will ask again in person.......
 
#14
Alsacien said:
I travel on Jerry trains irregularly, I just called DB and asked about this and they did not know - they asked where I heard about it, so I gave them the bfgnet info, but there appears to be nothing in the way of an agreement in English or German on the site.
I'm in DE tomorrow and will ask again in person.......
There is a list of stations where you can get these tickets (sorry, not got access to it at the mo).

It is mostly in main towns/cities in garrison areas.
 
#16
Check this out >> BFG Veterans News

GOOD NAAFI NEWS!
The German authorities have agreed that British Veterans will be able to shop in the Naafi for non-rationed items. This HQ is in consultation with the Naafi regarding the process. More information will follow when available. In the mean time, you will still be able to buys items for immediate personal consumption on the premises in NAAFI facilities such as cafes, shops and Pay As You Dine restaurants. (Jan 2010)
 

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#17
28Bravo said:
Check this out >> BFG Veterans News

GOOD NAAFI NEWS!
The German authorities have agreed that British Veterans will be able to shop in the Naafi for non-rationed items. This HQ is in consultation with the Naafi regarding the process. More information will follow when available. In the mean time, you will still be able to buys items for immediate personal consumption on the premises in NAAFI facilities such as cafes, shops and Pay As You Dine restaurants. (Jan 2010)
My bold. Does that mean the Veterans Badge gets you in to the cookhouse? FFS what a retrograde step that would be (for the Vets :D ). Next Daily Heil story "British squaddies unable to eat due to visiting Vets scoffing all the grub!"
 
#18
Auld-Yin said:
28Bravo said:
Check this out >> BFG Veterans News

GOOD NAAFI NEWS!
The German authorities have agreed that British Veterans will be able to shop in the Naafi for non-rationed items. This HQ is in consultation with the Naafi regarding the process. More information will follow when available. In the mean time, you will still be able to buys items for immediate personal consumption on the premises in NAAFI facilities such as cafes, shops and Pay As You Dine restaurants. (Jan 2010)
My bold. Does that mean the Veterans Badge gets you in to the cookhouse? FFS what a retrograde step that would be (for the Vets :D ). Next Daily Heil story "British squaddies unable to eat due to visiting Vets scoffing all the grub!"
Nope, don't think so. As far as I can make out, you still need a BFG Installation Access Pass for Veterans to get into camp.
 
#19
Auld-Yin said:
My bold. Does that mean the Veterans Badge gets you in to the cookhouse? FFS what a retrograde step that would be (for the Vets :D ). Next Daily Heil story "British squaddies unable to eat due to visiting Vets scoffing all the grub!"
No, to get in the cookhouse you need a "BFG Installation Access Pass"

 
#20
mistersoft said:
Auld-Yin said:
28Bravo said:
Check this out >> BFG Veterans News

GOOD NAAFI NEWS!
The German authorities have agreed that British Veterans will be able to shop in the Naafi for non-rationed items. This HQ is in consultation with the Naafi regarding the process. More information will follow when available. In the mean time, you will still be able to buys items for immediate personal consumption on the premises in NAAFI facilities such as cafes, shops and Pay As You Dine restaurants. (Jan 2010)
My bold. Does that mean the Veterans Badge gets you in to the cookhouse? FFS what a retrograde step that would be (for the Vets :D ). Next Daily Heil story "British squaddies unable to eat due to visiting Vets scoffing all the grub!"
Nope, don't think so. As far as I can make out, you still need a BFG Installation Access Pass for Veterans to get into camp.
Amazing how different Armies treat their own. If we'd been in the uS Army we'd be given an ID card which would give us free access to US facilities world-wide. The British Army wont even let us into their camps in the UK let alone abroad. I guess it shows which country actually cares about the contribution its soldiers make.


Edited to add: I've just seen the post above, how does someone get a BFG Access Pass then?
 
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