Drayton manor free for all armed forces in 2018 (previously for veterans and emergency services too)
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Drayton manor free for all armed forces in 2018 (previously for veterans and emergency services too)

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Found 24th Jan
Free entry to Drayton manor for all serving armed forces personnel this includes veterans



Must have valid mod90 or similar or veterans card etc


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For the cold voters not a member of the armed forces or emergency services sorry this deal is not for you
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why just emergency services why not all nhs employess were all working our butts off
jasonlarosa13 m ago

why just emergency services why not all nhs employess were all working our …why just emergency services why not all nhs employess were all working our butts off


Probably because they put their lives on the line...
M0nkeymick11 h, 6 m ago

Probably because they put their lives on the line...


Dated an army guy for 5 years. He did two short tours, one little one in Kenya and one trip to Dubai. No life was put in the line (although I found him messaging people and pretending he had been in Afghanistan). Don't believe everything the TVs portrays about soldiers
jasonlarosa13 m ago

why just emergency services why not all nhs employess were all working our …why just emergency services why not all nhs employess were all working our butts off


And this is the kind of comment that cropped up last time. You could always just be happy for your colleagues perhaps? It's a nice bonus for us, we all work very hard in an over stretched organisation and I for one wouldn't resent all nurses, for example, getting the odd little perk. I think this offer appeared shortly after the tragedy of the 11yr old girl on splash canyon that died that emergency services attended.
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Cheers @theman1990, and well deserved, might I add!

Our emergency services do an amazing job daily, in the most difficult of circumstances
How can this go anything but HOT!..well deserved...rewarding people who actually do things we can only imagine
Cant find it on the site-have you a direct link please?
Specific date or all season ?
Cheers for the link @packard
packard10 m ago

Link …Link https://www.draytonmanor.co.uk/tickets-and-prices/armed-forces-discount

All season
It's been this way for a little while now but it makes it a little cheaper to take our little ones on a nice day out. I remember the first time this deal was on here, there were a lot of bitter people who couldn't take advantage of the offer and resented it. Yes, we get paid to do the things we do but it's nice to be appreciated in these little ways for what is not always the most pleasant of jobs.
why just emergency services why not all nhs employess were all working our butts off
jasonlarosa13 m ago

why just emergency services why not all nhs employess were all working our …why just emergency services why not all nhs employess were all working our butts off


Probably because they put their lives on the line...
jasonlarosa13 m ago

why just emergency services why not all nhs employess were all working our …why just emergency services why not all nhs employess were all working our butts off


And this is the kind of comment that cropped up last time. You could always just be happy for your colleagues perhaps? It's a nice bonus for us, we all work very hard in an over stretched organisation and I for one wouldn't resent all nurses, for example, getting the odd little perk. I think this offer appeared shortly after the tragedy of the 11yr old girl on splash canyon that died that emergency services attended.
jasonlarosa51 m ago

why just emergency services why not all nhs employess were all working our …why just emergency services why not all nhs employess were all working our butts off


If you look on the site in the faq section, it details how to get nhs discount.
What about breaks for the mentally ill, homeless and unemployed too? God knows they suffer in an uncaring culture of greed and self-love.
jobibear8 h, 47 m ago

What about breaks for the mentally ill, homeless and unemployed too? God …What about breaks for the mentally ill, homeless and unemployed too? God knows they suffer in an uncaring culture of greed and self-love.


Because all of those groups can quite easily be ‘faked’. I know plenty of homeless and unemployed who are in that position through choice, despite having help constantly thrown at them. There are, of course, many genuine cases but many aren’t.
Nice one Ta very much for the heads up

Alton Towers usually hold a day for Forces members and their families to have full run of the park too
Another great use for my Blue Light card. Thanks OP
M0nkeymick11 h, 6 m ago

Probably because they put their lives on the line...


Dated an army guy for 5 years. He did two short tours, one little one in Kenya and one trip to Dubai. No life was put in the line (although I found him messaging people and pretending he had been in Afghanistan). Don't believe everything the TVs portrays about soldiers
If anyone ex forces hasn't already got one it is well worth signing up to get a defence discount card. Save yourself hundreds of pounds over the year on everything from dining out to phone contracts.
jasonlarosa11 h, 29 m ago

why just emergency services why not all nhs employess were all working our …why just emergency services why not all nhs employess were all working our butts off


Do you put your life on the line to do your job? No. So no, it's not for the NHS. NHS workers get way more discount than any forces members so be thankful for that.
As far as I can make out its free entry for forces/veterans and a discount rate for emergency services.
jobibear48 m ago

For those who are unemployed by choice I have some sympathy, who really …For those who are unemployed by choice I have some sympathy, who really wants to be a wage-slave?http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/bob-black-the-abolition-of-work


I don’t, bring this country to its knees with the ‘I’ll do what I like brigade’. If you chose not to work fair enough, but don’t expect the state to cover your expenses.

Anyway, getting a bit off topic, good on Drayton for acknowledging the tough work these men and women do on a daily basis.
Been free for many years for armed forces and last year they also brought in free access for emergency services. Shame as it doesn't seem to be the case again this year. Misleading title as it's not free for emergency services but just a discounted rate after applying for a specific card.
As an ex-forces (And gulf war veteran) and now an Emergency services worker (20 years), ive never asked for free or discounted entry anywhere-would be too embarised.
NHS staff?
richb30123 h, 57 m ago

I don’t, bring this country to its knees with the ‘I’ll do what I like brig …I don’t, bring this country to its knees with the ‘I’ll do what I like brigade’. If you chose not to work fair enough, but don’t expect the state to cover your expenses.Anyway, getting a bit off topic, good on Drayton for acknowledging the tough work these men and women do on a daily basis.


You mean like the bankers, politicians and CEO's of failed companies with huge pay offs?

The facts: theguardian.com/pol…out

express.co.uk/new…ear
Edited by: "jobibear" 25th Jan
jobibear11 m ago

You mean like the bankers, politicians and CEO's of failed companies with …You mean like the bankers, politicians and CEO's of failed companies with huge pay offs?The facts: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/reality-check-with-polly-curtis/2011/sep/12/reality-check-banking-bailout https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/113783/Britain-s-30-000-politicians-cost-us-500m-a-year


You miss the point, at least these people were working in the first place, irrelevant of the morality of the bailout.
LucyWall4 h, 50 m ago

Do you put your life on the line to do your job? No. So no, it's not for …Do you put your life on the line to do your job? No. So no, it's not for the NHS. NHS workers get way more discount than any forces members so be thankful for that.


Just be careful there on your high horse

Umm i know people who work for the MoD who are covered by this kind of scheme who work in IT as they have MoD cards, and i know civil servants who have MoD id cards - the armed forces employ hundreds in logistical roles and administration who are hardly putting their lives at risk -

There are plenty of people who put their lives at risk on an almost daily basis (i mean anyone who works highway repair recovery on the motorways for example; or railway engineers; construction workers; off shore oil workers; people working in hazardous laboratories; people working around high voltages etc etc ) there are thousands of unseen roles that are dangerous on a daily basis and no one ever says thank you to them
Edited by: "Adam.May" 25th Jan
richb30127 m ago

You miss the point, at least these people were working in the first place, …You miss the point, at least these people were working in the first place, irrelevant of the morality of the bailout.


Do you have a pointless job?: bbc.com/cap…job

The more pointless your job the higher the salary.
Edited by: "jobibear" 25th Jan
Adam.May5 m ago

Just be careful there on your high horse Umm i know people who work for …Just be careful there on your high horse Umm i know people who work for the MoD who are covered by this kind of scheme who work in IT as they have MoD cards, and i know civil servants who have MoD id cards - the armed forces employ hundreds in logistical roles and administration who are hardly putting their lives at risk - There are plenty of people who put their lives at risk on an almost daily basis (i mean anyone who works highway repair recovery on the motorways for example; or railway engineers; construction workers; off shore oil workers; people working in hazardous laboratories; people working around high voltages etc etc ) there are thousands of unseen roles that are dangerous on a daily basis and no one ever says thank you to them


Workers with some high risk mentally ill people.
Will showing a warrant card suffice or do you need to have a Blue Light card?
Nobody in life is more deserving than anyone else - fact. People certainly shouldn't be deemed worthy of a promotion based on their careers or profession either - it's laughable. Can't stand these kinds of deals. Everyone should be treated the same.
We$ton7 h, 2 m ago

Will showing a warrant card suffice or do you need to have a Blue Light …Will showing a warrant card suffice or do you need to have a Blue Light card?


Just show your warrant card at the gate.
arcangel11113 h, 17 m ago

Nice one Ta very much for the heads up Alton Towers usually hold a day …Nice one Ta very much for the heads up Alton Towers usually hold a day for Forces members and their families to have full run of the park too


Offers from Services Day 2018 (Alton Towers)ONLINE OFFERSERVICES DAYS AT ALTON TOWERS 2018
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HOTEL IS SOLD OUT ON SATURDAY

After the huge success of Services Day 2017 we are hoping that members join us for Services Day 2018 and this year have two dates for members to choose from.

The Theme Park will remain closed to the members of the public and only available for Defence Discount Service and Blue Light Card members. There is no opportunity to purchase tickets on the day.

Available dates: Saturday 3rd March or Sunday 4th March 2018

Ticket prices are just £18.50 for an adult, £17.00 for children (11 and under) and free for under 3's. Members can also enjoy free car parking on the day which is normally £6 per car.

Tickets can be booked online via the link this will provide you your ticket electronically.

HOW TO CLAIMBook tickets via the link in this offer

BOOK TICKETS HERE

Expires: 02 March 2018
farmlama12 h, 51 m ago

Dated an army guy for 5 years. He did two short tours, one little one in …Dated an army guy for 5 years. He did two short tours, one little one in Kenya and one trip to Dubai. No life was put in the line (although I found him messaging people and pretending he had been in Afghanistan). Don't believe everything the TVs portrays about soldiers

I'm sure your one experience is an accurate representation of all armed forces personnel.
farmlama25th Jan

Dated an army guy for 5 years. He did two short tours, one little one in …Dated an army guy for 5 years. He did two short tours, one little one in Kenya and one trip to Dubai. No life was put in the line (although I found him messaging people and pretending he had been in Afghanistan). Don't believe everything the TVs portrays about soldiers


I disagree, my hubby was the first into Iraq where he did tours, Afghanistan numerous times and various others like Northern Ireland etc. He has been on the phone to me where I have heard bullets whizzing over his head, so don't appreciate you slagging soldiers off. He has lost countless friend's and for you to make a comment like "Don't believe everything on the TV portrays about soldiers" is utterly disrespectful!
WhyOhWhyOhWhy51 m ago

I'm sure your one experience is an accurate representation of all armed …I'm sure your one experience is an accurate representation of all armed forces personnel.


I don't like to tar everyone with the same brush. Just pointing out that the image portrayed isn't actually what it's like all the time and not everyone in the military is some sort of hero. some military guys may genuinely want to protect our country and are decent honest guys, but some are at the other end of the scale and are sex offenders or whatever.

i just don't think anyone should receive automatic respect and hero status because they work for a certain organisation, but instead they should be judged on who they are as a person.

not all army guys are heros, all are just normal people and will vary on the scale of how great they are just like everyone else.
Shalaidah9 m ago

I disagree, my hubby was the first into Iraq where he did tours, …I disagree, my hubby was the first into Iraq where he did tours, Afghanistan numerous times and various others like Northern Ireland etc. He has been on the phone to me where I have heard bullets whizzing over his head, so don't appreciate you slagging soldiers off. He has lost countless friend's and for you to make a comment like "Don't believe everything on the TV portrays about soldiers" is utterly disrespectful!


Simply pointing out that it isn't war all the time and for a lot of soldiers it is no war at all. in fact only a minority are actually in a war zone and most tours are no less than working holidays in safe places. Also most the time they are at home in the uk. So your husband might have chosen to volunteer for extra tours, but that doesn't mean that is what everyone is doing. And your husband might be an amazing lovely guy, but again doesn't mean every army guy is a good person.
wookiemummy19 h, 14 m ago

Been free for many years for armed forces and last year they also brought …Been free for many years for armed forces and last year they also brought in free access for emergency services. Shame as it doesn't seem to be the case again this year. Misleading title as it's not free for emergency services but just a discounted rate after applying for a specific card.

It's free for emergency in 2018 check the link I callled to confirm
theman19903 h, 2 m ago

It's free for emergency in 2018 check the link I callled to confirm


The link states that it's a discounted rate for emergency services. Not free.
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