Help checking someones Infantry claims

#1
Have someone who's contacted me in relation to extreme sports who claims he served with a well known former Scottish Infantry regt as executive officer.

How can i verfiy who he says he is?

I don't just want to phone up their HQ asking 'Did Mr So and So serve with you as XO between 2004-06? I suspect they will more than likely tell me to sling my hook.
 
#2
Try and get hold of a copy of their regimental journal for that year. It should have a list of all serving officers near the front pages, attached and detached from said regiment for that particular year.

Cheers Easy!
 
#3
Have you tried googling him?
 
#4
Might know him PM me details of Regt and i will let you know.
Bloke i'm thuinking of was XO (US term) and is well into his extreme sports - upside down ice climbing and the like....
 
#5
Hmm or get hold of the Army list if you are still in....
 
#6
The Army List should be available in your local reference library.

You could try the London Gazette site, which will have gazzetted his commission.

I had a quick look but it doesn't work as I remember - I will check later!

Litotes
 
#7
London Gazette search is notorious for not searching. I have been looking for myself on there on and off for a year and i don't exist.
 
#8
I have been out for a few years but I cant remember any of the Infantry Bns I served with having an "Executive Officer" does such a appointment exist?
 
#9
US term for Ops O / 2ic combo - reads as Ops Offr in Brit Army
 
#10
Furryturd said:
London Gazette search is notorious for not searching. I have been looking for myself on there on and off for a year and i don't exist.
Yes you do....

London Gazette said:
Yorkshire Volunteers
OCdt Furryturd commissioned with the rank of 2Lt on 1st January 19...
I remember my good lady signing your commission as we both liked the name. :D

DoE
 
#11
Many thanks to all who have offered help.

Seems the guy is legit, which is good as we share a passion for extreme sports and he's nearby.

My appologies about the XO, meant to post opps officer. Been watching too many episodes of 'Band of Brothers' :oops:
 
#13
The-Daddy said:
I think your walt has been watching too many septic war films like Crimson Tide. Exec my arrse!
Nah, that was my fault, see post above :oops:
 

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