Possibly not the right Forum, but hey. Just took a wander down Tottenham court Road and there was a guy sat outside the American Church with a sign declaring he was an ex-Royal Marine and wanting some dosh. I wandered over and asked him his service number. He reeled this off as we all do, so I gave him a fiver and bimbled off again. Further down the road I got to thinking that he could have reeled off any old string of numbers and I wouldn't have been any the wiser because I have no idea of the format for Booty Service Numbers and it's not like I could have checked. Now, I'm probably worrying about nothing and the bloke (ex-forces or not) was probably in more need of a couple of quid than me, but it does make me think that people could pose as ex-forces and get extra sympathy because of it. Any Thoughts?