Hello all new to ARRSE although i have often dipped in and out of arrsepedia, firstly must apologise if i have posted this in the wrong place, Was wondering if i could ask a few stupid questions, brother in law has long been bane of my existance, type of guy who just randomly lies for no reason at all, latest lies revolve around the army ,certain things he is saying just dont add up (bit of a family history of millitary service and being a CFAV with the ACF helped to spot holes in his story) Firstly he was selected to become a sniper during basic training. Does this happen? (asumed this type of training would take place in continuation or once in his regiment) He constantly kept getting "leave" during basic, not long weekends but weeks off at a time. does this happen? (didnt think rcts got leave during basic) was also suposedly awarded a plaque for "being fittest in section" Does this happen? finally i know he ended up in colchester (the prision) mctc? for collecting money whilst in his no2,s whilst on yet more "leave" was caught and sent to the glasshouse, recently stated that he had " talked to the army and they said i could come back" surely not? if you end up in the glasshouse thats you done isnt it? I dont think he is a typical "walt" because he doesnt say these things to impress people (he has never said he was anything other than a infantry man) they just spew forth because he doesnt know its wrong to lie. actually feel quite sorry for the guy. anyway the reason for checking his story is he will soon be coming to live with us for a spell, if he starts to talk shite again i would like to be able to catch him out. but as i said i have very limited knowledge of basic training so for all i know he could be telling the truth. well hopefully someone can help answer the above questions thanks in advance.