Percy Refused Hotel Room - Cue Howls of Indignation

dondon

MIA
Backpacker1uk said:
scouse said:
Story in todays Telegraph
A soldier on leave from Afghanistan to attend the funeral of a fellow officer.Was returning by train to Oxford, When he was approached by the guard. The guard checked his warrant, and requested the soldier to follow him. On asking the guard the reason why? The guard replied "Sir on my train you travel first class" :thumright:

Nice one :thumright:


Brilliant Guard bz :thumright: :thumright:
 

Squirrel

Lantern Swinger
dondon said:
Backpacker1uk said:
scouse said:
Story in todays Telegraph
A soldier on leave from Afghanistan to attend the funeral of a fellow officer.Was returning by train to Oxford, When he was approached by the guard. The guard checked his warrant, and requested the soldier to follow him. On asking the guard the reason why? The guard replied "Sir on my train you travel first class" :thumright:

Nice one :thumright:


Brilliant Guard bz :thumright: :thumright:

Absolutely quality! Just goes to show, some people do appreicate us and what we do...bz. :thumright:
 

dondon

MIA
Squirrel said:
dondon said:
Backpacker1uk said:
scouse said:
Story in todays Telegraph
A soldier on leave from Afghanistan to attend the funeral of a fellow officer.Was returning by train to Oxford, When he was approached by the guard. The guard checked his warrant, and requested the soldier to follow him. On asking the guard the reason why? The guard replied "Sir on my train you travel first class" :thumright:

Nice one :thumright:


Brilliant Guard bz :thumright: :thumright:

Absolutely quality! Just goes to show, some people do appreicate us and what we do...bz. :thumright:


Yea he deserves a pint at least ... :thumright:
 
Backpacker1uk said:
scouse said:
Story in todays Telegraph
A soldier on leave from Afghanistan to attend the funeral of a fellow officer.Was returning by train to Oxford, When he was approached by the guard. The guard checked his warrant, and requested the soldier to follow him. On asking the guard the reason why? The guard replied "Sir on my train you travel first class" :thumright:

Nice one :thumright:

Brilliant, and as it should be! Years ago when I was a minnion at an airline I got hauled over the coals because I put a Chelsea pensioner in 1st Class (Proper one with private compartment and sleeper beds etc). My answer was that he deserved it - no explanation and no intention of doing so! Never heard another thing.
 
scouse said:
Story in todays Telegraph
A soldier on leave from Afghanistan to attend the funeral of a fellow officer.Was returning by train to Oxford, When he was approached by the guard. The guard checked his warrant, and requested the soldier to follow him. On asking the guard the reason why? The guard replied "Sir on my train you travel first class" :thumright:

funeral of a "fellow" officer.

All ocicfers travel First Class
He been an Occifer did not know he was sat in the incorrect class

Duh

Jack McH
 
Re: Soldier is refused room at hotel

AfterSSE said:
Streaky said:
After SSE wrote:

..sick and tired of blanket punishments, or tarring everyone with the same brush and feathers, hotel, pure bull shite...

I'm afraid that's called "collective responsibility."
Something drummed into everyone's head from day 1 of being a serviceman.


[Rant on]
Yeah, sort of like Kindergarden, keep treating the rank and file as if they are not mature enough to do the right thing, but always err on the side of they will always do the wrong thing.

It's called treating people as adults, and yes I know this "collective responsibility" thing, but it just burns my ass as it's a "cop out", and lazy punishment...too easy to just tell everyone, "well a few lads broke the rules so to punish them, we are just going to implement a new policy and have it so that, that establishment is off limits to all serving personnel.

Sort of stereotyping all service people as being bad apples, and that's how the public perceives the rank and file.

Used to be flogging was a form of punishment for the whole fleets benefit, now thank god it's no longer used, but the point is and was, that the person being flogged for whatever crime was a de facto "example" to the rest of the crew..."screw up and that's you on the mast", but in today's PC world it's easier to blanket punish, and all that does is raise the resentment factor, not at the individuals who caused this in the first place, but the desk types who are afraid to mete out individual punishment so harsh that others will think twice before making absolute assholes of themselves..and that serves no purpose at all...[/Rant Off]

Depends where your custom is based
If you need custom then bar only those that caused the problem

If you do not need custom from those types then bar the lot

Once bitten twice shy, if you can afford it!

We do not know the "FULL" story
If the local barracks were using it as a brothel getting rat asrsed and wrecking the joint AND you can afford to miss the custom

Then no need to take sympathy for someone who fell off a landrover and broke his wrist
He has been tarred with the same brush unfortunatley
Time the commanding occifer sorted his troops out

Most garrison towns have the accept and non accept public houses and hotels.

Even in Plymouth, you had pubs that were occifer only, and Jack not welcome (Jack did not want in anyway) Jack welcome to come in spend thosands of pounds and wreck the joint, and some No dogs or sevicemen allowed

Whilst I am ex service, I am truely thankfull that my landlord is a non accept, well most get in but not in squads of ten and wreck the place like next door

I think it is wrong that a manager is dismissed his post for something that MS Ali BEGUM did Whilst he was washing up, doing the ironing or cleaning the toilets

Jack McH
 
In my day you had to be a Lt Cdr or travelling on your own in a sleeper. The travelling alone in a sleeper one was the result of an officer I knew being propositioned in a second class twin sleeping berth. Commodore Clyde complained bitterly to MOD about it and the rules were changed, later extended to the lower deck as well if I remeber correctly.
 
Would it have made a difference if he had been propositioned in a 1st Class compartment :wink: Such flimsly door locks on those trains!
Let's face it would anyone want a 2nd class anything, let alone that.
 
sussex2 said:
Would it have made a difference if he had been propositioned in a 1st Class compartment :wink: Such flimsly door locks on those trains!
Let's face it would anyone want a 2nd class anything, let alone that.

Of course then as a mere Lt he would not have got to look inside a 1st Class sleeper berth then. At least in a 1st Class berth no one has the 'right' to strip of in your compartment as this bloke did, if I remeber correctly taken to the guards van in a state of undress and handed over to the plods at Carlisle
 

scouse

War Hero
Maxi_77 said:
In my day you had to be a Lt Cdr or travelling on your own in a sleeper. The travelling alone in a sleeper one was the result of an officer I knew being propositioned in a second class twin sleeping berth. Commodore Clyde complained bitterly to MOD about it and the rules were changed, later extended to the lower deck as well if I remeber correctly.
Think 42 thingy Sussex2 lukep and purple Ronnie :thumright: are in second class twin sleeping berth from now on !!!!?????? :w00t: :thumright: :thumright: WAITING FOR INCOMING :thanks:
 

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