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Navy ID refused?

Patrick

Lantern Swinger
Just wanted a poll of where you've been refused ID & what you did about it.

All started a few weeks ago when I went into the tesco in Helston & they wouldn't serve me because of navy ID. Do I write to tesco with a complaint or just MTFU?

Most ID's places accept have to have things like holograms, picture, date of birth & an expiry date?, so what makes the navy ID unacceptable? :S :S
 
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guestm

Guest
It's not an official form of Id so get over it. I still don't get why we merit discounts anywhere anyway.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
RNID card is proof of employment, not proof of age, and not a recognised form of identity according to the National Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS).

As for writing to Tesco or MTFU, I think you know the answer to that question... :shock:

 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
All started a few weeks ago when I went into the tesco in Helston & they wouldn't serve me because of navy ID.
Tesco wouldn't serve you because of your Navy ID? Doesn't sound like a reason for not serving someone. Drunk, being a cock, shopping in your pyjamas are reasons to turn you down but not because of a MOD Form 90. Were you being a cock? You certainly are being one here.

mlp wrote
I still don't get why we merit discounts anywhere anyway.
Sometimes it's genuine admiration, noblesse oblige, an act of brotherhood/sisterhood by an ex serviceman/woman, other times it's to secure our custom against the opposition.
 

Purple_twiglet

War Hero
Moderator
Presumably Tesco wouldnt accept the average bank ID, security pass from Aldi or piece of paper on it? There are a few recognised forms of ID, all of which are easy to get. You dont need your MOD 90 to prove your age, trying to do so suggests deep rooted insecurity. Why the hangup with using your drivers licence or passport like every other member of the public seems to do with no problems at all?
 

Toucan

Lantern Swinger
Do you think it's just possible that someone working in Tesco might not have seen enough ID cards to be able to distinguish a real one from a fake?
 
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guestm

Guest
Do you think it's just possible that someone working in Tesco might not have seen enough ID cards to be able to distinguish a real one from a fake?

In Helston they are well versed in all things RN. Especially cock.
 

slim

War Hero
Presumably Tesco wouldnt accept the average bank ID, security pass from Aldi or piece of paper on it? There are a few recognised forms of ID, all of which are easy to get. You dont need your MOD 90 to prove your age, trying to do so suggests deep rooted insecurity. Why the hangup with using your drivers licence or passport like every other member of the public seems to do with no problems at all?

When I was serving one piece of identification that was ALWAYS in my wallet was my ID card. I never carried my passport and my driving licence was and still is of the old variety without a photograph.
Must say the RN removed my ID card frommy wallet over 26 years ago, so now I have to use my Old Farts Bus Pass
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
When I was serving one piece of identification that was ALWAYS in my wallet was my ID card...

...I know we've all done it but this is a major contribution to the amount of lost RNID cards at the moment, hence why it is best practice for Service personnel to wear ID cards on a (free) lanyard around the neck (there are also other reasons why most COs/COBs require personnel to have ID cards on display at all times, which is not relevant here).

The RN (i.e. the Reggies) don't really give a damn if you lose your wallet on a night out on the lash; bank cards and driving licences can be replaced. However we do get a tad upset when people turn up to our office on Monday mornings with a sob story about how they lost their ID card over the weekend, and subsequently elicit very little sympathy when we discover the nature of the loss (repeated occurrences of lost ID cards can/will result in disciplinary action, notwithstanding a security headache with the relevant Fleet Security Office. Especially when "lost" military ID cards have been discovered by patrols in certain AQ camps/dumps in Afghanistan; more worrying is that we sometimes learn that these ID cards were not reported lost in the first place..!!)

:oops:
 
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cúnt

Guest
Most ID's places accept have to have things like holograms, picture, date of birth & an expiry date?, so what makes the navy ID unacceptable? :S :S

Stood there with a bottle of Smirnoff ice and a map of Africa spreading over your loins the checkout girl thought you were a cúnt most probably.
 

yamyamdabber

War Hero
I heard it was Chico's mum behind the counter and refused him because of the horrible treatment that the RN gave her illegitimate bastard love child.
 

Topstop

War Hero
RNID card is proof of employment, not proof of age, and not a recognised form of identity according to the National Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS).

On a trip to the States a looonnng time ago. The Swain said if you can drink on board you can drink ashore but God help any one who gets picked up, so we were all 21 and no one got picked up.

21 was the also the age for car hire, the Yanks couldnt work out the age from driving licences so the ID came in handy.
 

slim

War Hero
...I know we've all done it but this is a major contribution to the amount of lost RNID cards at the moment, hence why it is best practice for Service personnel to wear ID cards on a (free) lanyard around the neck (there are also other reasons why most COs/COBs require personnel to have ID cards on display at all times, which is not relevant here).

The RN (i.e. the Reggies) don't really give a damn if you lose your wallet on a night out on the lash; bank cards and driving licences can be replaced. However we do get a tad upset when people turn up to our office on Monday mornings with a sob story about how they lost their ID card over the weekend, and subsequently elicit very little sympathy when we discover the nature of the loss (repeated occurrences of lost ID cards can/will result in disciplinary action, notwithstanding a security headache with the relevant Fleet Security Office. Especially when "lost" military ID cards have been discovered by patrols in certain AQ camps/dumps in Afghanistan; more worrying is that we sometimes learn that these ID cards were not reported lost in the first place..!!)

:oops:

Their were certainly cases of lost ID cards in my time but not that many. In Old Farts days Id cards were not worn unless you were required to wear them in specialised area, but then you were normally issued with a different card (Thinking of my time at Boscombe Down). Also most matelots did not carry a large number of other cards, perhaps a bank card and a credit card, no loyalty or other cards, no multiple credit cards in those days. The card was also a different size and shape to a credit card larger).
If I recall it was an offence then not to carry your ID card at all times.
Depending on the Joss the loss of an ID card would bring different punishments at different establishments, first time was always treated more leniently than offenders who had erred before.
 

Guzzler

War Hero
Just wanted a poll of where you've been refused ID & what you did about it.

All started a few weeks ago when I went into the tesco in Helston & they wouldn't serve me because of navy ID. Do I write to tesco with a complaint or just MTFU?

Most ID's places accept have to have things like holograms, picture, date of birth & an expiry date?, so what makes the navy ID unacceptable? :S :S

Shut up you big baby. And wash your sheets bedwetter.
 

Blackrat

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
The only time i use my ID is when i'm going in a Military barracks or somesuch. Not that i get asked for ID but if i did, i'd use my driving licence. Flashing MOD90's as ID is fucking asking for it in my opinion so man the fuck up.
 

2_deck_dash

War Hero
It's a disgrace, you should definitely wade into head office at Tescos and fuck up some people's shit. Write to the Daily Mail and the Sun too. This is a serious breach of your civil liberties.

Make sure you get a wallet with one of those see through windows, that way everyone will be sure you are forces when you pay for things. I find leaving your wallet open on the counter just a little longer than necessary lets everyone know you are a stealy eyed dealer of death.
 
Incredibly, some sailors used to make a habit of leaving their RN ID card with night club receptionists or taxi drivers of dodgy eastern European extraction as surety for payment. As a young CORRO, I handled a steady stream of letters enclosing facsimiles of RN ID cards with demands that the MoD coughed up for some impecunious Jack's 'fast black' back to the ship.
 

Patrick

Lantern Swinger
I don't "flash the card", reason I didn't have my driving licence was because it had been sent away..

Was just some scrotty teenage college boy probably, no biggie as the situation was resolved by having the woman buying it on my behalf.
 
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