Good Morning. I will pre-warn that this is NOT a walt hunt, rather an attempt to establish the truth so the man in question can get the appropriate help. I work for a small charity in Portsmouth, and we deal with many "off the street" walk-in clients. They come with all sorts of stories and backgrounds. We can usually sort the bluffers from the truth tellers, as we need to establish who they are so they can receive the appropriate/correct assitance/funding/direction. We have been approached by a 29 year old gentleman claiming to be an officer, but the things he is telling us are not adding up, a case of 2 + 2 = 25. As I said above, i dont want to expose him, i want to help him. He claims his number starts with a "2" , but with 6 digits, claiming "yeah, they changed them a few years after I joined" Claims that pre-sandhurst he studied military history at Shrivenham at 17-18 until he was old enough to attend the course Claims that after Sandhurst commissioning course, he was offererd to stay on "to study military history" for a few months and thats "why theres some confusion over dates" And a number of other bluffs involving "Them" and other bits. Oh, and goes around with an NI daysack with a Captains slide tacked on. Not being an officer, i am without the necessary knowledge to call him out completely, but my experience tells me that something is wrong. I have a feeling he is maybe an Ex-Ranker, or Ex-TA, neither of which bar him from getting help from us, we just need to know the truth. If there is anyone out there that could confirm that what i've posted is guff, or point me down the relevant (official if nessecary) route, it would be most appreciated.