How did I miss this! Harrods turned away an Officer from the Royal Horse Artillery because he was in uniform.
Well, they have now turned away my business until they change their policy.
This leads me back to a view that I have had for some time. I feel that the armed forces are invisible, you see police officers, medical professionals, fire fighters etc. on almost a daily basis but our fighting forces are out of site and out of mind.
It is only in the last six months or so that overstretch in the armed forces has crept into the public consciousness and I believe that the armed forces would not have such a poor deal if they were more often in the thoughts of the society that they protect, it would also have a positive effect on recruitment.
The invisibility of the armed forces is relatively new. Before the problems with Northern Ireland military uniforms were worn out and about regularly and soldiers were much more part of society. Now that the IRA threat has virtually gone it would be good to see more service personnel in uniform again.
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