I agree, but i have alot of respect for those who served in Malaysia or Borneo, but is there a need to go further? When people do go further its almost taking away from what others have done. Then again, that's assuming that he didnt actually take part in Vietnam and Cambodian ops. If he has done id like to hear more about it, sounds pretty interesting.
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.
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!