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Royal Navy girl who fought in Afghanistan told to cover up uniform on Virgin flight in case it offended other passengers
By Ian Drury
PUBLISHED: 17:59 EST, 8 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:23 EST, 8 March 2013

For 15 years she has proudly served her country as a Royal Navy engineer, risking her life in Afghanistan when she fought against the Taliban.

But far from showing Nicky Howse the respect she deserved as she flew back to her latest posting, Virgin Atlantic staff chose to humiliate her – by demanding that she remove her uniform because it was ‘offensive’.

They warned the 32-year-old helicopter technician she would not be allowed to fly unless she took off her combat fatigues and wore a sleep suit instead.
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Ungrateful bstrds! Returning combat soldiers should be congratulated no matter what kind of flight they are on. It wasn't that long ago, our soldiers got standing ovations when they boarded planes.

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A Virgin Atlantic spokesman said it did not have a policy against passengers travelling in uniform.  He added: ‘This was a completely isolated case in which our staff were incorrectly advised by a [G4S] security agent … We have made contact with the passenger in question to express our deep regret for any upset caused.

Wikipedia: G4S plc (formerly Group 4 Securicor) (LSE: GFS, OMX: G4S) is a British multinational security services company headquartered in Crawley, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest security company measured by revenues and has operations in around 125 countries.[2][3] With over 657,000 employees, it is the world's third-largest private sector employer (after Wal-Mart Stores[2][4] and Foxconn).

Apparently a security agent hired to serve Virgin Atlantic gave the airline employees bad information. At least that is what Virgin seems to be claiming.

Incidentally the apology issued by Virgin is in the next to last paragraph of the story which strikes me as odd. It should have been placed much higher and this leads me to believe the writer was attempting to slant the story into a most dramatic form.
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