Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2008 08:34:01 +0000
Good morning, it seems that you do not wish to join the website & club that you were invited to join as of yesterday. That is of no little surprise though, you have never been a member of the British Airborne Forces have you?
You have placed a picture on Facebook of a member of The Parachute Regiment, leading the many females you converse with to believe that it is you, when in fact it is a picture of a very good friend of mine.
You have been in conversation with a lady on facebook & during those conversations you have told her of the following:
1 That you were a member of a TA Parachute Battalion for 15 years.
3 That you were in the first Gulf War & that you "took out" 2 enemy machine gun emplacements.
5 That you were involved in the rescue of captured Irish Rangers in Sierra Leone.
6 That you have done a couple of tours of N. Ireland.
7 That you have carried out undercover work.
8 That you have killed over 100 men during the above actions.
We who have been involved in a lot of those actions listed above take a very dim view of people like yourself who try to live of the glory of these actions, especially given that we have lost many good comrades who were involved in them. In one of your conversations you mention that your best mate Thomas Mechan (R.I.P.) was killed at Goose Green. Tam Meechan was once a Soldier in MY Platoon, you can guess how dim a view I am now taking of you.
Your conversations with the 'young lady' on Facebook telling her of all the above actions and how you watch female cadets are all saved on five members' PCs. Those conversations chronicle your desire to receive photos of her. That is just one lady; we see there are many ladies you have as "friends" in your Facebook contacts.
At first, when the photos (the ones I have attached) & transcript of your conversations on Facebook with the lady appeared on our site, you were deemed as a rather sad individual, then there was a lot of laughter; this then turned to anger as your ridiculous claims infolded.
In a couple of the photos you appear in No.2 Uniform wearing American parachute wings & two medals. Did you earn them or buy them on ebay or a market stall somewhere? Foreign wings are not worn on British No.2 dress, and it is also an offence to wear medals that you have not been awarded.
Once it became apparent that you also claim to be a Cadet Force instructor, our members & myself realised that if this was indeed true that we have a duty to inform the relevant authorities of that fine organisation of what kind of a man they have in their ranks, & the parents of those Cadets also have the right to know.
Your details are as follows: Mr Jim McAuley a CSM of the Lancashire ACF.
I think under the circumstances that you should do the following:
- Remove yourself from Faceboook immediately.
- Resign from the Cadet Force immediately.
- Destroy the No 2 uniform you take such delight in wearing along with the medals & American wings.
- Tell your two Lifeguard imposter friends to stop dressing up in their ridiculous uniforms [This is open to conjecture, as they may possibly be genuine.]
This email has been distributed to the following;
- Regimental HQ The Parachute Regiment.
- The SAS Association.
- The Lifeguards Association.
- All British Airborne websites.
- The Lancashire Cadet Force.
- The ARRSE website
I will expect to receive an email from you by 19:00 hrs Tue 8 April 2008 that you have complied with the above demands. If not a copy of the email will also be distributed to all National newspapers & your hometown of Chorley's newspaper.
It is our experience that people such as yourself (we term them as Walter Mittys), once caught out, tend to lay low for a while then surface somewhere els. We will be watching. Of that have no doubt.
One of the 'ladies' you were conversing with, detailing your fabricated war experiences to, was not a lady at all, but a member of our website. You - a Walter Mitty - were caught out by another one, how ironic is that?
Yet again, a walt gets outed. The sad thing is that McAuley had creditable service in the TA - albeit as a Slop Jockey. And yet again, had McAuley bothered to read Walting With Confidence, he could've avoided the inevitable... possibly. More pepper?