"premises licences and club premises certificates granted by the
authority, and temporary event notices given to the authority, shall
not have effect to the extent that they authorise the sale of alcohol
between 3am and 6am,"
- Section 172A (2) (a) of
The UK is the same as the US (and New Zealand, bug 2473) in this regard - if
the user is calling `date %r`, the user is explicitly requesting the date in
12-hour format (as per the manpage) and thus an AM or PM indicator is
necessitated. If the US LOCALE has AM and PM, so should the British.