Free Stays for Forces Personnel in New Forest Poppy Pods
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Free Stays for Forces Personnel in New Forest Poppy Pods

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Found 2nd Aug 2016
Serving and ex-military personnel (and their families) can stay for free in these Poppy camping pods at Tile Barn, in the heart of the New Forest.

Stays can be booked at weekends (max 2 nights) or during school holidays (max 4 nights).

Please check the link for further info.
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great find, more operators should follow suit and support our heros
Fantastic.
Riley007

great find, more operators should follow suit and support our heros


Your heroes maybe, not mine.
Before you start moaning at me, I am ex-forces myself, it was just a job I did before I woke up to the reality of who I was fighting for and what I was defending.

Heat for the deal though.
Edited by: "heada" 2nd Aug 2016
heada

Your heroes maybe, not mine. Before you start moaning at me, I am … Your heroes maybe, not mine. Before you start moaning at me, I am ex-forces myself, it was just a job I did before I woke up to the reality of who I was fighting for and what I was defending.Heat for the deal though.


They are hero's whether you like it or not. Great deal and more similar deals should be made available.
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Yep someone else's heroes. I Luckily woke up early.
scunny

They are hero's whether you like it or not. Great deal and more similar … They are hero's whether you like it or not. Great deal and more similar deals should be made available.


Great start, but what about the other heroes who have seen their pay and terms cut to the bone such as Nurses, Police, Doctors, Prison Officers, Firefighters etc... Hot anyway OP...
NHS staff are also "hereos" and theres measly deals for those of us in the NHS.
My grandfather won the 100 mile sprint in 1914, do I qualify?
make a career choice and get free accommodation load of b******s
seanjames

make a career choice and get free accommodation load of b******s



Considering that career choice can involve putting one's life on the line, I don't think it's quite the same as most other career choices..
Thanks OP shared as an ex serviceman with my old army buddies, to share for those who can ill afford a break and experiencing hardships. Respect
seanjames

make a career choice and get free accommodation load of b******s



Wow can't believe how many negative comments there are towards people who have and are still risking there lives everyday for us
loveszebargains

Wow can't believe how many negative comments there are towards people who … Wow can't believe how many negative comments there are towards people who have and are still risking there lives everyday for us



Mainly because almost all of them don't risk their lives every day, they are stationed all over the world as well as in the UK in secure area's.

You want people who risk their lives every day ? try Firemen, many police officers, those dealing with people with severe mental illness......

Oh and the definition of a hero is not someone doing what they should but someone going beyond what a normal person would.

I don't begrudge special treatment for those injured either physically or mentally but to lump them all as "hero's" is not right.
And just like firemen they have signed up to risk there lives if they have to for there country! Just because there stationed doesn't mean that they will never have to fight, they are willing an ready to
loveszebargains

And just like firemen they have signed up to risk there lives if they … And just like firemen they have signed up to risk there lives if they have to for there country! Just because there stationed doesn't mean that they will never have to fight, they are willing an ready to



Calm down, I'm just saying if they get special treatment so should others who risk their lives daily for the benefit of those who don't.

They are not hero's in the true sense of the word look it up and see for yourself
Jesus what a bitchy site
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Having spent my entire adult life in the forces, I will agree that most military personnel are not risking their lives on a day-to-day basis, and that police officers, firefighters, and even paramedics are probably routinely more at risk of harm but to directly compare the jobs is simplistic and disingenuous. Lots of my friends are ex-military police officers, firefighters, and paramedics but I don't think any of them would begrudge a deal or discount for forces personnel, especially as it's normally their responsibility to cover for them when they decide to strike, or need reinforcement.

I concede that the reasons we are sent to fight are not always what they were purported to be but that is down to politicians, not the troops. I am extremely skeptical about the state of our country, our politics, and our system as a whole, but I don't think that diminishes the bravery and commitment of most forces personnel and their long-suffering families.

We still have people on operations around the world and there are not many jobs that require an 18 year old to leave his friends and family for 6, 9, or even 12 months to go and live in a forward operating base, in squalid conditions and with the ever-present threat of being killed or maimed, where they are expected to go out on patrol day after day, watch their friends get blown to pieces and crack on as if nothing's happened. Admittedly, this is not the situation for everyone in the forces, but everyone, even the RAF, will have made sacrifices during their careers, so if there are people willing to acknowledge those sacrifices I hardly think it's something to moan about.
gringo1804

Having spent my entire adult life in the forces, I will agree that most … Having spent my entire adult life in the forces, I will agree that most military personnel are not risking their lives on a day-to-day basis, and that police officers, firefighters, and even paramedics are probably routinely more at risk of harm but to directly compare the jobs is simplistic and disingenuous. Lots of my friends are ex-military police officers, firefighters, and paramedics but I don't think any of them would begrudge a deal or discount for forces personnel, especially as it's normally their responsibility to cover for them when they decide to strike, or need reinforcement.I concede that the reasons we are sent to fight are not always what they were purported to be but that is down to politicians, not the troops. I am extremely skeptical about the state of our country, our politics, and our system as a whole, but I don't think that diminishes the bravery and commitment of most forces personnel and their long-suffering families.We still have people on operations around the world and there are not many jobs that require an 18 year old to leave his friends and family for 6, 9, or even 12 months to go and live in a forward operating base, in squalid conditions and with the ever-present threat of being killed or maimed, where they are expected to go out on patrol day after day, watch their friends get blown to pieces and crack on as if nothing's happened. Admittedly, this is not the situation for everyone in the forces, but everyone, even the RAF, will have made sacrifices during their careers, so if there are people willing to acknowledge those sacrifices I hardly think it's something to moan about.



Great post...

Until you mentioned the RAF making sacrifices. Having to go without silver service for 6 months is hardly a sacrifice. :-)
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Paddy_o_furniture

Great post...Until you mentioned the RAF making sacrifices. Having to … Great post...Until you mentioned the RAF making sacrifices. Having to go without silver service for 6 months is hardly a sacrifice. :-)



Fair point - I may have to edit that out!
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Paddy_o_furniture

Great post...Until you mentioned the RAF making sacrifices. Having to … Great post...Until you mentioned the RAF making sacrifices. Having to go without silver service for 6 months is hardly a sacrifice. :-)



You wouldn't believe the discussions I've heard about the lack of air conditioning for fast jet pilots, or maybe you would.
heada

Your heroes maybe, not mine. Before you start moaning at me, I am … Your heroes maybe, not mine. Before you start moaning at me, I am ex-forces myself, it was just a job I did before I woke up to the reality of who I was fighting for and what I was defending.Heat for the deal though.



My sentiments, and hopefully soon to be situation, exactly.
Not all service personnel had a choice! They were drafted! I say Bravo on behalf of my Grandfathers and my father and father in law. My mum and dad will love this. Thank you xx

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