Im a civilian, need advice, pls

#1
Is there any way to verify if someone who claims to be British army is telling the truth?

I'm a civilian, not British, sorry for intruding, I have no idea who else to ask

Oblivion
 
#3
Oblivion said:
Is there any way to verify if someone who claims to be British army is telling the truth?

I'm a civilian, not British, sorry for intruding, I have no idea who else to ask

Oblivion
Shout 'Stand up!!!' very loudly. If they brace up, they're in the British Army. ;-)

Ask them if they post on this website. I they do, they are bound to be in the Army..... :roll:
 

BiscuitsAB

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#4
Oblivion said:
Is there any way to verify if someone who claims to be British army is telling the truth?

I'm a civilian, not British, sorry for intruding, I have no idea who else to ask

Oblivion
assuming this is a serious question. Ask them to see their MOD90. If they don't know what it is they aren't Army and if they don't "have" it on them their probably not army, although apparently its not the hanging offence it used to be these days!
 
#6
You could always ask them if they have a big penis.

If it's less than 8 inches, they might not be a proper soldier.

Welcome to ARRSE, I can lick my eyebrows me.
 

BiscuitsAB

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#7
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Oblivion said:
Is there any way to verify if someone who claims to be British army is telling the truth?

I'm a civilian, not British, sorry for intruding, I have no idea who else to ask

Oblivion
Shout 'Stand up!!!' very loudly. If they brace up, they're in the British Army. ;-)
Well that explains a lot then :) never seen one of you lot brace.

infact as far as i was aware if i said brace to your mob they'd think one was offering pheasant :p
 
#8
BiscuitsAB said:
Well that explains a lot then :) never seen one of you lot brace.

infact as far as i was aware if i said brace to your mob they'd think one was offering pheasant :p
He said 'Army' not AAC. We know we're not a part of the real Army and dont pretend to be :p
 
#9
Oblivion said:
Is there any way to verify if someone who claims to be British army is telling the truth?

I'm a civilian, not British, sorry for intruding, I have no idea who else to ask

Oblivion
Can i ask you why you need this help, was the person in question talking out loud in public or behaving in an obtuse manner....
 
#10
Thank you for your quick answers! I can't ask him anything for the moment, he said he went back to the battle field, but he left behind uniform and rank. Some friend in UK said all those are really easy to procure on ebay and such. I know his name, date of birth and possibly regiment, but for obvious reasons I cannot make them public. There's still a chance that he was telling the truth and I don't want to create any problems. But believe me, this is a very serious question.
So there is no office you could call and just check whether he's a soldier or not? I don't care for any other details

Oblivion
 
#11
Oblivion said:
Thank you for your quick answers! I can't ask him anything for the moment, he said he went back to the battle field, but he left behind uniform and rank. Some friend in UK said all those are really easy to procure on ebay and such. I know his name, date of birth and possibly regiment, but for obvious reasons I cannot make them public. There's still a chance that he was telling the truth and I don't want to create any problems. But believe me, this is a very serious question.
So there is no office you could call and just check whether he's a soldier or not? I don't care for any other details

Oblivion
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#13
Oblivion said:
Thank you for your quick answers! I can't ask him anything for the moment, he said he went back to the battle field, but he left behind uniform and rank. Some friend in UK said all those are really easy to procure on ebay and such. I know his name, date of birth and possibly regiment, but for obvious reasons I cannot make them public. There's still a chance that he was telling the truth and I don't want to create any problems. But believe me, this is a very serious question.
So there is no office you could call and just check whether he's a soldier or not? I don't care for any other details

Oblivion
left his uniform and went back to the battle field?

Well if his "uniform" is thread bare with the knees and arsse hanging out of it. clogged with dust and smelling like piss and stale sweat could be he's telling the truth.

if however his "uniform" is brand new and freshly starched could be an e-bay warrior.

could be neither as well :)
 
#14
How can I make this a short story.. He was in my country, asked for help, got all the help he needed, out of respect for the uniform he was wearing. The story he told didn't make much sense though, but maybe, just maybe I have a civilian mind and cannot understand the army ways. All I care to know is whether he is a real soldier or not. If he is who he says he is, I'll be very proud I met him and was able to help. If not, he shouldn't walk around, taking credit for what the real army is doing.
 
#15
Oblivion said:
How can I make this a short story.. He was in my country, asked for help, got all the help he needed, out of respect for the uniform he was wearing. The story he told didn't make much sense though, but maybe, just maybe I have a civilian mind and cannot understand the army ways. All I care to know is whether he is a real soldier or not. If he is who he says he is, I'll be very proud I met him and was able to help. If not, he shouldn't walk around, taking credit for what the real army is doing.

Oops!
 
#17
ABZ_Dave said:
So, this is a guess, but did you buy something from him, and he's fcuked off "to the field", never to be seen again?
Nope, he didn't do anything of this sort. Yet, if you knew all the details, I'm sure that - as a soldier - you'd get pissed off if he turns out to be an impostor.
 
#18
Oblivion said:
How can I make this a short story.. He was in my country, asked for help, got all the help he needed, out of respect for the uniform he was wearing. The story he told didn't make much sense though, but maybe, just maybe I have a civilian mind and cannot understand the army ways. All I care to know is whether he is a real soldier or not. If he is who he says he is, I'll be very proud I met him and was able to help. If not, he shouldn't walk around, taking credit for what the real army is doing.
Did he dive for for 'Muff'
I'm sorry if this is upsetting for you, but we need to know.
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#19
Oblivion said:
ABZ_Dave said:
So, this is a guess, but did you buy something from him, and he's fcuked off "to the field", never to be seen again?
Nope, he didn't do anything of this sort. Yet, if you knew all the details, I'm sure that - as a soldier - you'd get pissed off if he turns out to be an impostor.
Why, because someone might be wandering around in uniform pretending to be something he's not. Happens all the time, and sometimes they even wear a whole bunch of medal they've bought off e-bay.

If you helped someone out because they needed helping out be satisfied that you did the decent thing. If someone has taken you for a ride, you still did the decent thing.
 
#20
BiscuitsAB said:
Oblivion said:
ABZ_Dave said:
So, this is a guess, but did you buy something from him, and he's fcuked off "to the field", never to be seen again?
Nope, he didn't do anything of this sort. Yet, if you knew all the details, I'm sure that - as a soldier - you'd get pissed off if he turns out to be an impostor.
Why, because someone might be wandering around in uniform pretending to be something he's not. Happens all the time, and sometimes they even wear a whole bunch of medal they've bought off e-bay.

If you helped someone out because they needed helping out be satisfied that you did the decent thing. If someone has taken you for a ride, you still did the decent thing.

Well, you do have a point.
 

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