Maybe as I have done we can write in and make comment about this rather silly little jobsworth working for East Midlands Trains?
Their contact is 08457 125678.
Or e-mail email@example.com
I'm just asking what sanction or penalty has been directed against the officious and odious member of staff that was involved in all this?
Guard Threatens to Throw Serving Soldiers Off Train
An East Midlands Trains guard refused to honour the Ministry of Defence warrants for the four soldiers from the Intelligence Corps.
The men, who had left Helmand for two weeks’ rest and recuperation, arrived on a flight from Cyprus, which was diverted from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire to East Midlands Airport. The four soldiers from 11 Light Brigade were dropped at East Midlands Parkway station to catch the 8.06pm to St Pancras on Jan 7 2010.
The ticket inspector ordered them off the train because their warrants were made out from Oxford station.
An MoD source said: “They were still dressed in desert combats and were carrying their kit bags but the guard told them to get off the train and refused to let it leave. The train driver even offered to have the men travel at the front of the train with him. No one on the train could understand why the ticket inspector was being so inflexible.”
The soldiers were unable to buy tickets because they only had US dollars and the train was the last service to the capital that evening.
The guard threatened to call the police until another passenger, who gave his name only as Mr Parkes, stepped in and paid for four full-price fares at a cost of £150.
An MoD spokesman said: “While still in Afghanistan, troops returning from operations are issued travel warrants for their onward travel home. In this case, the flight was diverted to East Midlands Airport because of bad weather. While this may have caused an inconvenience for some passengers, there is a system in place where personnel reclaim costs incurred in cases such as this.”