Thanks gents and good suggestion Daz, either that or even enclosing a printed copy of Will's very well put oratory above. I am however unsure whether a slightly more diplomatic approach would stand a better chance of changing their position, or whether the impact of "both barrels" would be better? A copy of the draft accompanying letter is as follows. Members thoughts would be welcome on whether to:
1. Send the letter as-is
2. Send the letter as-is but with suggested amendments (please state what these should be)
3. Send the letter including a link to this thread (a pain to re-type a long url to access)
4. Send the letter including a printed copy of Will's oratory
Please consider very carefully before expressing a view. It is very easy to take a cavalier perspective in a forum environment where there is little chance of comeback. I have to send this letter and live with any resulting consequences. We also have to remember that these were the guys who were there and deserve our respect, regardless of their lack of tollerance or understanding of our affinity for Action Man. Will is a present serving member of our armed forces who has seen action and therefore able to take a tougher stance as on an equal playing field with the membership of SAMA. Whilst I may have served, I have not seen action and so do not have the same degree of latitude.