(London Telegraph) Helicopter technician Nicky Howse, 32, was told to remove her uniform as it was “offensive,” and was warned she would not be allowed on the plane in her combat fatigues.

Petty Officer Howse, who is on a three month deployment in the US, had been home on compassionate leave to attend her grandfather’s funeral.

Just a week earlier she had worn her uniform without any problems on a Virgin flight to Britain.

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