They are soldiers grieving their dead mate who died fighting for the freedom of others, as far as I am concerned they can pretty much ask for a drink anywhere they want.
Soldiers past, present and future are the ones who protect your freedom, you are more than welcome to fight for your own freedom and not rely on others to take the risk for you.
Some respect wasn't too much to ask surely.
And they are not fighting for my freedom. If my freedom were at risk, I would join them. But I am not interested in fighting someone else's war.
I don't think anyone on here is either discussing, and certainly not condoning the mention of any threats. People's shock comes from what is being reported as two/three soldiers in ceremonial dress trying to order a coffee, but being refused.
What you are asking for is for all pubs the length and breadth of the country to change their dress code and allow groups of servicemen in uniform to buy non alcoholic drinks.
Do your grandparents speak English or German? If it wasn't for soldiers fighting for the freedom of England years ago we may all have been speaking German. So yes, soldiers everywhere are fighting for your freedom and have done so for many years whether you accept that or not. And yes, your freedom is at risk just like all of us. The war against terrorists is still on and will be for many years.
Soldiers have to fight ill equipped in a ****ty environment for a wage packet that would make you cringe considering they are risking their lives. They deserve a lot more respect from a bar owner.
I don't understand why people think they have the right to get served wherever they want. If you are refused entry, just go elsewhere. I don't have to let people into my business. Deal with it.
ill equipped crap wage packet etc
they signed up to do the job
âOn Monday 25th June two uniformed military personnel visited my bar with a view to purchasing coffee and were refused by a member of staff as it is company policy not to serve someone in uniform. I was not present on the premises at the time.
âI have since been made aware of why these soldiers were in Coventry and had I known of the circumstances I would have willingly served them.
âI am genuinely sorry for the distress caused to the family of the late Corporal Michael Thacker and through the military family liaison officer I have sent an unreserved apology to Catherine and the soldiers concerned.
Exactly as I suspected, a witch hunt.
I'll probably be ducking out of this argument now, but don't put words in my mouth - I'm not asking for anything, and there is a distinction between groups of servicemen and two/three (I'm not sure on the whole picture).
If two Police Officers went into a local pub to have a coffee would they get refused service?
Still pi##es me off that servicemen get so little respect (that goes for all the services, police, fire, abbulance also).
Most countries have a lot more civic pride than we do sadly.