I think I know the answer to this one already, but just wanted to confirm with some of the veterans of this site before taking further action. I was in Morrison's supermarket with my British Legion collecting tin last night, when some bloke in his late 40s walked up to me for a chat. Straight away, he got my back up because he said something like "that's quite an impressive set of medals, you've nearly got as many as me". I mean, FFS what sort of nob says things like that? If it had been in the Mess he would have got a smack. He then went on to spin me a story about how he was "ex Navy Intel", and did a lot of undercover work with Special Forces. One operation he mentioned specifically was an SAS rescue mission to get French and American diplomats out of Guatemala in 1985, when the bullets were apparently flying like rain. He pointed to a few creases on his head that looked like normal age-related lines to me and commented how "you don't get these sort of scars from just getting older". Continuing his story, he related how the SAS had somehow f*cked up in a non-specific way, resulting in him being shot several times and having to leave the Navy. Points to note: The guy looked nothing like SF; he was fat and pasty looking. He told me all this within 90 seconds of meeting him. I have 6 medals, so he was implying at least 7. I was in the Army in 1985 when he supposedly left, and people just didn't get that amount of medals in those days, not even SF, unless they had received several gallantry awards. I was also in Belize in 1987, and again in 1988, yet have never heard of this incident (and told him so). I've also done a quick google search, and can find no reference to it, in fact 1985 was a very stable year by Guatemalen standards, for it was when Vinicio Cerezo was first elected President. The next coup (serious coup, I mean) was not until 1988, and I remember it well because I was just across the border when it happened. The chances are that I will meet this tosser again; he may even be a member of my Legion branch. If I do, it is 99% certain I will expose him for the complete walt he is and perhaps give him a gentle slap too, if he is wearing medals to which he is not entitled. However, I just wanted to make sure. Have any of the old sweats heard of this incident. Does anyone find it remotely plausible, because I certainly don't. Grateful for any opinions you may have. And site admin, if the incident is indeed true, and still highly classified, feel free to delete this post and shout at me.