Like me, you may have been angered to hear of the story, that returning troops from Afghanistan, diverted because of bad weather on December 23rd, from RAF Brize Norton, to Birmingham International Airport were instructed to change out of their military fatigues on the airport's runway, before being allowed to proceed through the terminal building.
Troops were reportedly told not to be seen in public in their uniforms and last night the Ministry of Defence and management at Birmingham airport blamed each other for the indignity suffered by the soldiers.
The soldiers, only hours out of active operations against the Taleban, were told they could either wait for coaches to take them back to Brize Norton or else travel home via public transport - in which case they must change into civilian clothes before entering the terminal.
The MoD eventually confirmed it has a ban on troops wearing uniform in civilian airports, claiming it was because a small number of airlines ban all uniforms on flights for security reasons.
Or was it because they feared that someone might have been offended? What do you think?