What on earth is this all about? After marching on the parade today in Kidderminster I naturally wanted to raise a glass. Dropping into Wetherspoons they refused to serve me alcohol. For my sins, I took my family on parade with me. As we were not eating I was refused under this policy as we had a child with us. I was obviously ex service and asked if they knew what day it was! Absolutely furious, but was I over reacting bearing in mind I did have my daughter with me. On a more positive note we then went to the Watermill who were giving out a free drink to all serving and ex forces, children were very welcome.