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As a Veteran of the British Armed Forces (defined by the Government as any person of any age who has served in the Regular or Reserve Forces) you may at times have wished for your old Identity Card. Research has indicated that many Ex-Servicemen and Women aspire to having their former service recognised and would welcome the opportunity to carry a form of identification. Additionally, proof of former service can unlock existing discounts on certain services and products both within the United Kingdom and abroad.

So whether you are 22 or 92 years old, The British Veterans Recognition Card will solve both these problems

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The card seems like a good Idea

However!!

Subscription prices per annum ? joining fee ?
Copies of service records ???

With available discounts given by most big companies and with access to the web I would suggest people shop around .

Only card required---a valid debit or credit card!!
 

safewalrus

War Hero
Whilst the idea seems good, and I have no objection to paying an annual fee for administration charges, it does smack of civilians jumping on the 'bandwagon'! If we're going to have something like this (and by God we should) surely the idea is that as you hand in your service ID card, if you have the requisite time in you get issued with one of these, and a 'Veterans Lapel Badge' after all if you've got the guts to sign on 'tis not the posting that you get or the campaigns you do that matter (some obviously worse than others) but the fact you stood up to be counted that matters!
 

Rincewind

Lantern Swinger
safewalrus said:
Whilst the idea seems good, and I have no objection to paying an annual fee for administration charges, it does smack of civilians jumping on the 'bandwagon'! If we're going to have something like this (and by God we should) surely the idea is that as you hand in your service ID card, if you have the requisite time in you get issued with one of these, and a 'Veterans Lapel Badge' after all if you've got the guts to sign on 'tis not the posting that you get or the campaigns you do that matter (some obviously worse than others) but the fact you stood up to be counted that matters!

Absolutetly!

Rincewind
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
I was unable to access the link provided by JD, but this is not really a new issue. The argument has been around for years and from what I read here it just looks more likely to happen, albeit at a price and that’s what really bugs me!

My thoughts echo the words included by safewalrus. This should have been introduced years ago and should be free and immediate on handing in your old ID. Other countries manage to do it without problems and their veterans qualify for tons of discounts and freebies.

The point about civilians jumping on the bandwagon is valid. It seems that whenever the Government or MOD can no longer afford to give or do something (Navy Days in Plymouth for an example) they contract it out and we end up paying through the nose for accessing something which was once freely available to us and that many have given decades of their lives to.

Insulting doesn't even begin to describe it.

SF
 
safewalrus said:
......you have the requisite time in you get issued with one of these, and a 'Veterans Lapel Badge' after all if you've got the guts to sign on 'tis not the posting that you get or the campaigns you do that matter (some obviously worse than others) but the fact you stood up to be counted that matters!

Hi All

There is the MOD Veterans Agency:

www.veteransagency.mod.uk

who are currently awarding Veteran lapel badges to ex service personnel who have completed service dates up to 31/12/1959.

It is their intention to eventually award this to all personnel who complete their service engagements, maybe this could tie in with the id card.

:)
 
Why would anyone miss having an ID card???? WTF?
I understand getting discounts, but just wanting an ID card? It would be OK if you could use it as valid ID for opening bank accounts or travel etc. then OK.
Paying an annual fee for maybe using the odd discount, seems like a feed to me.
 
Lingyai said:
Why would anyone miss having an ID card???? WTF?
I understand getting discounts, but just wanting an ID card? It would be OK if you could use it as valid ID for opening bank accounts or travel etc. then OK.
Paying an annual fee for maybe using the odd discount, seems like a feed to me.

It depends who has shares in the company... asking for service records... maybe the IRA, Al Qaida, or Sam the Man Dicosta... the mind boggles. Hey Sam, is it true? :twisted:
 

slim

War Hero
Lingyai said:
Why would anyone miss having an ID card???? WTF?
I understand getting discounts, but just wanting an ID card? It would be OK if you could use it as valid ID for opening bank accounts or travel etc. then OK.
Paying an annual fee for maybe using the odd discount, seems like a feed to me.

Come on Lingyai a run ashore wasn't classified as a good run unless you'd lost your ID card. You paid your annual fee in our day when you got to the commanders table. 7 days stoppage of leave and £10 for a new card
 
I last lost my i d and had to fill in the report for the administartive charge (read fine) for a new one. I knew where it was ish, I had left it at the reception of a short time hotel in Dubai when I was boning a whore from the garage bar. Didn't realise till I got back to the gate and then it was too late, I would never find the place again. Wrote the truth on the report though, no sense in lying. Ah, memories, dusky little thing from Ethiopia as I remember.....
 

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