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Old 5th Oct 2018, 22:08
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At the risk of appearing mercenary, I have absolutely no qualms about using my DDS/Blue Light/Rewards For Forces/Halfords Trade cards to obtain discount. If it's available I'll take it thank you very much.

If people who did a single day in the Forces can obtain discount why shouldn't anybody who has served in the Forces, through our own choice or due to conscription ? Whether up the "sharp end" or not, everyone has/had a purpose or some SDSR would have cut them.

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Old 5th Oct 2018, 22:38
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 01:34
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Originally Posted by Linedog View Post
Dead right.

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Old 6th Oct 2018, 09:07
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There is also UK Merchant Seafarers veterans badge. All those on the Stuff ships would have qualified.
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 22:40
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Originally Posted by Linedog View Post
This is a poorly adapted piece of Cloying American Veteran worship and completely inappropriate in the UK we donít use terms like active service.
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 12:03
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Anyone know where I can get evidence of service from to prove to DDS that I served? I have a DPA subject access request form but I am not even sure what to ask for. Airmen/SNCOs get a letter of discharge but all I got was a letter from AO thanking me for 28years unblemished (SIC) service and an interview with OCPSF.
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 12:28
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Bladdered, just apply with rank, name, number. If you think about it anyone could send in a copy of papers or use a live RNN. There has to be an element of trust.
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Old 10th Oct 2018, 12:37
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Bladdered - write to: HQ Air Command, RAF DPA, Room14, Trenchard Hall, RAF cranwell, Sleaford NG34 8HB.

I had the same prob - they will supply you with a Certified True Statement of Service (in pretty colours and with an official stamp!!)
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Old 10th Oct 2018, 20:50
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in the UK we don’t use terms like active service
Not so in my opinion. A loose term, but appropriate and one that is generally understood.
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 08:59
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Originally Posted by jindabyne View Post
Not so in my opinion. A loose term, but appropriate and one that is generally understood.
I think WUH is right but he said Active Service, which we do use, when the original said Active Duty which we don't.
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 09:55
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Well, you takes it or you leaves it. They are here!

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-veterans-id-cards-rolled-out-to-service-leavers

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Old 19th Feb 2019, 10:11
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Wink

What a waste of money.
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 10:20
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What a waste of money.
You are not compelled to have one so if you feel that strongly don't bother. Simple.
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 11:38
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Talking

Originally Posted by OldnDaft View Post
You are not compelled to have one so if you feel that strongly don't bother. Simple.
As a Serving member, he doesn't qualify.................................. LOL!
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 12:10
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All this grubbing around for a few pence off 'cos of voluntary career choices is tacky beyond belief ... or it would be without the evidence of previous 'troughing' such as the scramble for additional pensions for 'hearing loss' etc. A proportion of ex-Service people will always chase any 'gizzits', citing special status or some such rot. Greed is naturally prevalent - some have it in their nature.
Nurses needing to use food banks?? now there's a thought!
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 12:16
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Originally Posted by Cornish Jack View Post
All this grubbing around for a few pence off 'cos of voluntary career choices is tacky beyond belief ... or it would be without the evidence of previous 'troughing' such as the scramble for additional pensions for 'hearing loss' etc. A proportion of ex-Service people will always chase any 'gizzits', citing special status or some such rot. Greed is naturally prevalent - some have it in their nature.
Nurses needing to use food banks?? now there's a thought!
Have you got any idea how many service veterans are out on the streets.................?
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 13:02
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Originally Posted by OldnDaft View Post
You are not compelled to have one so if you feel that strongly don't bother. Simple.
I won't be. Nor will I want my driving licence endorsed as such either!
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 13:50
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I won't be. Nor will I want my driving licence endorsed as such either!
Bet you do - you plumbers always talk a good game!
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 13:53
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Nor will I want my driving licence endorsed as such either!
From the article, it looks like an ID Card, not an annotated Drivers Licence.
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 14:01
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Have you got any idea how many service veterans are out on the streets.................?
Too many, but that's not really the issue being discussed here.
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