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    Armistice Day marcher admits medals were not earned

    Can't find the original news thread about this guy but at his sentencing hearing he says that he made up stories about how he was in the special forces to impress his new wife who is 24 years younger which is what led to him sporting the unearned gongs.

    Sounds somehow like a Pattaya tale - SAS? Special forces? Wife 24 years younger? Her name would not be Noi from Buriram would it?


    A man has admitted wearing military medals he did not earn at an Armistice Day parade in Warwickshire.

    Roger Day, 61, of Church Street, Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, was arrested after he was seen wearing 17 medals at the parade in Bedworth on 11 November.

    He pleaded guilty at Nuneaton Magistrates' Court to unlawfully using military decoration.

    The court heard how Day had started to make up stories to impress his new wife, who was 24 years younger.

    He was sentenced to carry out 60 hours of community service.

    Organisers of the parade, Bedworth Armistice Day Association, said they became suspicious of Day's 17 medals, which included awards for serving in World War II, the Military Medal, and SAS badges.

    BBC News - Armistice Day marcher admits medals were not earned

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    How embarrassing for the guy What a twat

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    Makes me kind of wonder at all the campaigne medals on these school teachers and cops in this country too,
    My wife is a school teacher and she wears a jump badge, all cops do too, seems like everyone was in the airborne, not a combat infantry badge in the lot tho.
    See a lot of the old winos on Skid row that wear fruit salad and will give you arundown on it,, seems like that happens a lot in Pattaya from what I hear too, but in Nam there was no real SAS as i understand that is UK and we did have Aussies there tho.
    I could be corrected tho..

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    Yes, I personally did three tours of 'Nam.

    Cheltenham
    Chippenham
    and Beckenham

    *boom boom*

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    Makes me kind of wonder at all the campaigne medals on these school teachers and cops in this country too,
    My wife is a school teacher and she wears a jump badge, all cops do too, seems like everyone was in the airborne, not a combat infantry badge in the lot tho.
    See a lot of the old winos on Skid row that wear fruit salad and will give you arundown on it,, seems like that happens a lot in Pattaya from what I hear too, but in Nam there was no real SAS as i understand that is UK and we did have Aussies there tho.
    I could be corrected tho..
    The British and Australian SAS regularly do exchanges, in the same way the British SBS and US Seals get seconded to each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    but in Nam there was no real SAS as i understand that is UK and we did have Aussies there tho.
    The Aussies have SAS units. They were in Nam looking after the barbies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    but in Nam there was no real SAS
    Sorry to disagree BG but they were the under the guise of Australian SAS. Plus as advisers to Delta forces.
    As you probably know well know BG, your Delta force is based on the SAS and were initially trained by them. A Charles Beckwith being a major factor after being seconded to 22 SAS Regiment. How do I know ? Sorry I'd have to kill you if I told.

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    When i read the title of this thread i thought you were going to say Prince Edward. I noticed he had 3 medals on at the armistice parade. Must have been one for each week he was in the Royal Marines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman
    How do I know ? Sorry I'd have to kill you if I told.
    Get back on your barstool Mr. Floppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary
    When i read the title of this thread i thought you were going to say Prince Edward. I noticed he had 3 medals on at the armistice parade. Must have been one for each week he was in the Royal Marines.
    They are medals to do with his royal position :-
    Queen Elizabeth 11 Silver Jubilee Medal
    1990 Nw Zealand Commerative Medal
    Royal Knight of the most Nobalist Order of the Garter
    Personal Aide-de Camp to her Majesty The Queen
    Honorary Member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. Bless him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil
    Get back on your barstool Mr. Floppy.
    Thanks for that Gerbil a green on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Yes, I personally did three tours of 'Nam. Cheltenham Chippenham and Beckenham
    Sounds like another Pom with a comprehension problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by superman
    A Charles Beckwith being a major factor after being seconded to 22 SAS Regiment. How do I know ? Sorry I'd have to kill you if I told.
    Either that or I would have to kill you before you could spill you guts.

    And I was also told that the SAS were just there wearing Aussie uniforms,, I had a couple of Good Aussie Mates there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman View Post
    A Charles Beckwith being a major factor after being seconded to 22 SAS Regiment. How do I know ? Sorry I'd have to kill you if I told.
    His story is on wikipedia and projectdelta. Do you have to kill me now?

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    Any members here have service medals? Would love to see them if a photo is available for upload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog View Post
    Any members here have service medals? Would love to see them if a photo is available for upload.
    Only 1, UK General Service Medal. These are awarded after spending a minimum (think it was 60) number of days in an active service area.

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