Now Im as bored of the walt threads as the rest of you but after what I saw on Sunday I need something confirming cos it really stunned me... I was stood watching my old mates in the TA parade down the street towards the war memorial, followed by the old boys in their suits and was about to turn away to head into the Church when something caught my eye coming down the street in between the Girl Guides and the St Johns ambulance people. A guy I knew, I had signed him up at the Gym. I had heard he was a bit of a fantasist but what he was doing made my jaw hit the deck. He was proudly marching (wobbling) along on the rememberance parade in full desert kit, Para Reg beret and belt with his wings up and a Lt rank slide. The fact that his gut covered his shiny belt buckle just added to his ridiculous standards of drill . Also well spotted by some of the TA guys was that he had the old pegasus badge instead of the 16 AA one. Now, why was this cnut, if genuine, marching with the Girl Guides and not with the troops? Why was he wearing desert kit when the Paras got back ages ago? Why was he telling me he played Rugby for the Army and been in since 2006? He got all sheepish and made a sharp exit while I was quizzing him about the sandy tour he had just finished without answering the question. This same bloke was the mascot at a Premiership Rugby team then proceeded to tell everyone he was actually in the team. He also got a job as a fitness instructor a few years back by producing some highly dubious certificates and telling my mates mum he had been called up to England and was going on tour to NZ!! This dudes a cnut, please can someone in the Parachute Regiment confirm you have not started taking fat, crazy, loons into your regiment as commissioned men?!!