Is my work collegue a War Hero or talking bo****

#1
A work collegue of mine left a document on his desk with his name on it and a narrative of an event in the Falklands which resulted in him being award the The Distinguished Conduct Medal.
I though this to be pretty amazing and looked the event up on the internet.
However I came across the EXACT narrative about a Para (different name to my work collegue) who was killed carrying out this heroic act and was awarded the medal as a result of his bravery.

I and others have always been a bit suspicious of his 'army stories', he is always very vague about things, and has an annoying habit of leaving bits of 'memorabilia' on his desk for a few days at a time which would give anyone who gave them a casual glance the impression he was a special forces soldier.

Is there anyway of getting concrete proof either way..
 
#2
He's taking the piss
 
#3
Look up the London Gazette for 8th October `1982 and see if his name is on the awards list.
 
#4
Ask to see his medal as you have never seen one, it will have his service number on it, rank at the time initials and surname.

He may ask, "Why TF were you reading stuff on my desk"
 
#5
#9
Check this list of all the DCMs awarded since 1945. Looks like there were 8 awarded for actions during the Falklands conflict.

User:Necrothesp/List of recipients of the Distinguished Conduct Medal since World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

his name is not on the list, but the name of the person I believe he is 'poaching ' from is... could it be feasible that a special forces persons name would not appear on such lists??



He may ask, "Why TF were you reading stuff on my desk"


Exactly!!! treading very carefully for now!!
 
#11
his name is not on the list, but the name of the person I believe he is 'poaching ' from is... could it be feasible that a special forces persons name would not appear on such lists??



He may ask, "Why TF were you reading stuff on my desk"


Exactly!!! treading very carefully for now!!
The list is littered with SF names!!

Just how "speshul" is your mate?
 
#15
I know a bloke, joined a web site and created a story about some imaginary bloke claiming to be a war hero. He saw lots of walt threads and thought it would be a good way to fit. Should I challenge him or what :?

I think I am getting the hang of this ^_~
 
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#16
Go on then OP, if you re so sure, its time to sacrifice his Persec, unleash the Waltenkommando, and finally gain enough esteem yourself in the office to finally do Shirleys Back-box in.
 
#17
He. He.. He's a bally hero.
 
#18
A work collegue of mine left a document on his desk with his name on it and a narrative of an event in the Falklands which resulted in him being award the The Distinguished Conduct Medal.
I though this to be pretty amazing and looked the event up on the internet.
However I came across the EXACT narrative about a Para (different name to my work collegue) who was killed carrying out this heroic act and was awarded the medal as a result of his bravery.

I and others have always been a bit suspicious of his 'army stories', he is always very vague about things, and has an annoying habit of leaving bits of 'memorabilia' on his desk for a few days at a time which would give anyone who gave them a casual glance the impression he was a special forces soldier.

Is there anyway of getting concrete proof either way..
Every workplace has a resident walt as does every pub.

It's a fact of life. Accept it and move on.

You can have hours of fun gently winding 'em up!
 
#19
Unless ol' mate is actually defrauding by deceit or whatever the legal terminology is, ie blatantly Walting it and/or receiving monies, I'd let him be. As you stated he leaves 'stuff' about on his desk and if not 'pushing' the point he's pretty much harmless. Once he starts gobbing off then challenge him openly - then be prepared for him sulking, or worse, once you've 'outed' him. Or, he may be the real deal.
 
#20
Take a look on the Gazette website, if he was awarded any gongs like that it should be in there. Even Andy Mcnab is in there under his real name (Ive heard).
 

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