Army Officer's Uniform "intimidating": Harrods




 
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November 25th, 2006  
Kirruth
 
 

Topic: Army Officer's Uniform "intimidating": Harrods


"A serving Army officer was banned from entering Harrods on Remembrance Day in case his uniform upset other shoppers.
Lieutenant Daniel Lenherr had just taken part in a parade honouring Britain's war dead when the London department store turned him away at the door.
The security guard told him other customers might be intimidated by the uniform."
This is London article

I'm reminded of Rudyard Kipling's poem from the Barrack Room Ballads, which has the lines:
For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot;

November 25th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
ing disgraceful that.
November 25th, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 
that's actually kind of cool... but he could have said he was the door man at Macy's and they may have let him in. LOL..

Sorry, you have to see the humor in this and how many times it happens.

I bet with this publicity, Herods won't do that again.
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November 26th, 2006  
Kirruth
 
 
Harrods are pretty funny about dress code. Turning up in jeans will also get the hapless tourist thrown out.

What is also true is that during this war on terror (and previously with the IRA), when one or more people show up to a department store in military uniform, people immediately think there's a bomb.
November 26th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
ing disgraceful that.
My thoughts exactly!
November 26th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
Ignorance, hath thou no bounds?
November 27th, 2006  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Crap like that makes me sick.
November 27th, 2006  
Damien435
 
 
Right, so umm, who's going to feel intimidated? What kind of clientle does Herrod's cater to? Unless everyone in the story was IRA or Al Qaeda or pedophiles I see no reason for them to feel intimidated by a man in uniform.
November 28th, 2006  
AJChenMPH
 
 
My first reaction is that this is pretty disgraceful. OTOH, I could see Harrod's being snobbish enough that they might implement this type of dress policy as far as BDU's are concerned. (I re-read the article -- it doesn't say anywhere what uniform he was in. But if they turned him away and he was in service dress uniform, that's pretty pathetic.)

I'll just avoid the place in the future.
November 28th, 2006  
jequirity
 
 
Thats no way to treat the forces, that security guard is an idiot
 


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