- 13-04-2012, 19:34 #11Mr_TiggerGuest
Of course I'd like to hear the war story. It is the tiresome walt hunting about which I was was registering my displeasure.
- 13-04-2012, 19:34 #12
Love the completely legit ID tags...Try not to die a virgin. When you get to heaven they make you fuck a suicide bomber.
- 13-04-2012, 19:36 #13
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More likely journalistic licence than tall tales from an old bloke
- 13-04-2012, 19:43 #14
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I saw a local story and he was interviewed saying the same things the dailymail says.
My first thought upon seeing it was that the bullet was surprisingly pristine and didn't look to have rifling marks, but who knows it may not be the original one.
"this is a bullet just like the one removed" isn't half as good a talking point as "this is the very bullet dug out of me"
- 13-04-2012, 20:01 #15
- 13-04-2012, 20:04 #16However, Robert reckons the rogue bullet may have been fired into his groin during a top-secret raid into Vietnam in 1971, when he was just 22.
- 13-04-2012, 20:08 #17
- 13-04-2012, 20:13 #18
I stand corrected!
Indeed ive just checked my grandads DSM and you're quite correct
- 13-04-2012, 20:16 #19
As for the story, it seems to have all the hallmarks of a classic walt adventure.
It does have the normal walty ring of it where all the units he served with were not his own so nobody will ever be able to disprove his story. Moved here and there because of injuries or whatever, working with army and RAF (but no navy), working with foreign units, working on hush hush ops with SF, all that. The dog tags are cheesy and clearly non-issue and the bullet looks in quite good nick for something which was once fired and then spent 40 years inside somebody. And the DSM seems to be unaccounted for.
I'm not calling walt or nowalt, it's not for me to decide. But there do seem to be many of the right ingredients to cook up the ARRSE Favourite Walt Pie.
- 13-04-2012, 20:25 #20
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Can anyone throw any light on his other gongs? The GSM looks legit though I'd be interested in seeing what the Bars are, Borneo and Malay Peninsula being the likely suspects. The DSM is correct even if it's not his, but the other two are odd, maybe some of those "Commemorative" ones you can buy in Soldier mag.? The story is bollocks of course, I'll happily call Walt on that alone!There is always to be seen just a little strip of Green, on the left of the Thin Red Line!
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