Shame on you Virgin Airways!!
Security”Jobsworth” at it’s best!!
Outraged … Nicky Howse
A BRAVE British squaddie was ordered to remove her military uniform on a Virgin Atlantic flight from Britain in case it offended other passengers, according to reports.
Royal Navy helicopter technician Nicky Howse was told she would not be allowed on board the plane at Heathrow if she did not remove her combat fatigues.
Petty Officer Howse, 32, was travelling back to her deployment in America after compassionate leave at home in the UK when she tried to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
She was confronted by a security official and Virgin Atlantic staff who asked her to get changed, the Daily Mail reported.
The jobsworth staff got their flight rules wrong by telling Nicky, from Ipswich, Suffolk that the company did not allow military personnel to fly in uniform.
In an email to a friend, she wrote: “It was horrific. I was made to feel uncomfortable in my own country for wearing the uniform I wear to defend the place.
“It made me ashamed of my country that a British serviceman can’t travel in uniform. I was so distressed.