Well i have been stopped over the years in a few places when out shooting/driving to a shoot/coming home from a stalk/lamping in the wee small hours etc.
But out with Steve on here and had the local boys turn up to check us out,
anyway when stopped i was just booking on to HQ hants police, so we where then asked for our certificates,
me being a bit of a typical jock said.
I don't have it as i misplaced one a long time ago so no longer carry it with me, but will produce it etc. one officer then stated its the law you must be able to blah blah blah.
they done the checks, name address etc, but while i was getting questioned at the rear of the veh with one officer (the other was checking Steve over) i said i have a copy of mine in my kit bag.
now at this point i thought i was going to be told something like "this is not allowed" and i could have been in a tad hot water, but nothing was said.
now i am not sure if that was down to the fact that the replies from the call centre where these guys are all legal etc or the fact that a mate of steve's who is a police officer chipped in to say we are all ok made them just forget that i had just a copy and steve's is in for a variation, but needless to say they where doing their job and we where left along to get on with the foxing.
so your thoughts on the legality of a copy of your cert/carrying your's with you ? (this has been done to death but i never really care what they think i just do not like taking my ticket with me)