Mark Wells-Pestell

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  1. Mark Wells-Pestell AKA Chef

    Claimed to be part of the BBC production crew for our girl. Just came out to be another fib

    Chef started his career in the 1985 claiming to have joined junior para; injured in training he then joined the queens regiment now PWRR, from there he claims he passed the “all arms UKSF Hereford selection course” at the young age of 19.

    1989 Chef was volunteered by his CO to work with the FRU, he did one year at the Queens University of Belfast doing a farming degree, this meant he could spy on the IRA, after 12 months he was compromised and was told to leave by a well-known player. This was Chef’s first introduction to the special world.

    After his near death experience, and as previously mention he went onto pass “all arms UKSF Hereford selection course” seeing active service with FRU and 14 INT, whilst on service with these units he claims to have been “round the corner when the two signallers were KIA, but not allowed to respond whilst it was taking place due to zero knowing it would have been a blood bath”.

    Also in Northern Ireland on a border patrol he had yet another near death encounter, this time with the “border fox”, Chef was shot, the round penetrating his body armour, hitting a rib, he rolled himself onto his injured side saving his own life.

    He was also attached to the 5th Special Forces (American) during the gulf, specialising as a medic.

    1993 on the ground Chef was again with the American special forces, he was again attached as an LO, when the shit hit the fan Chef asked zero (obviously the same guy from northern Ireland) if they could react, however this time after being told “no” Chef decided to turn his radio off and go in, I must of missed that but in the film. Whilst on the ground after turning his comms off he was hit in the head by an RPG, then managed to pick himself up return fire and kill his assailant, subsequently he was awarded the PURPLE HEART. This guy is truly nails.

    When asked if the Purple Heart could be seen he replied “oh I lost it”. He also claims to have been awarded an MID and QGM.

    It can be confirmed the only honors he has been awarded are the GSM with a Northern Ireland clasp and the first gulf war medal.

    Extract from a Letter after disclosure request

    I have checked records held by this office and can confirm that we have no record of Mr Mark Lorne Wells-Pestell having ever been awarded a Mention in Despatches (MID) or a Queen's Commendation for Bravery (QCB). According to his Record of Service he has only been awarded the Gulf Medal 1990-1991 in January 1992 and a Clasp Northern Ireland in July 1988. Also there is no mention in his Record of Service of his having served with Special Forces.

    Kind Regards.

    MOD (MS Hons)
    Level 6, Zone C
    Main Building
    London SW1A 2HB

    Further checks show no records of Mark Lorne Wells-Pestell having ever completed a Basic Military Parachute course at RAF Brize Norton. Funny that as he self awarded a set saber wings, tattooed on him via a tattoo shop and not the RAF as you can see by the captured screen shot.

    Regards the purple heart he is on no role of honour to having ever been awarded it.

    A few link peruse He told the Mail he was SF and someone trying to big time it wrote a rather charming wiki about themselves.

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  2. He's not just a Chef....
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  3. If he was in the Queen’s Regiment in NI in 1988 he would have been in the 2nd Bn as we were in West Belfast Apr-Sept 1988. I can’t place his face. Plus the fact that one of his (Double Barrelled)Sir names is the same as mine , you would have hoped it would ring a bell.

    I’m wondering if he was a bandsman as they used to send them over to hide in the stores in NHSM for 30 days then ship another one in.

    If this is the case he would have been out in Cyprus with the 3rd Bn during Granby, so would have got the Gulf medal Sans Bar.
  4. I've met him on a number of occasions.

    The last time was when he was running 'The Med Wing', a private med training coy. There was a number of us there, all experienced med instructors. He made a number of incredible claims, but the one that made me chuckle and run for the hills was the claim that whilst serving with SF in NI, he was promoted from being a JR to Capt?

    We all left and met up for a natter elsewhere, where we all to a man decided that he was a knob..........

    He also had a deal with Longmore, a CP trg coy, where he supplied the med training......That went tits up when he was outed by the bosses who were at the time all ex RMP CPU.

    Apparently, he's just been sacked or asked to resign from his own company 'The Med Wing' for much the same reasons. Don't know the details, but it all sounded very shitty......

    My opinion is that he's a strange and slightly sad character, who can initially talk the talk, but inevitably gets caught out.

    Hey ho! I'm sure he'll be along again soon.....
  5. Is this the same Chef that has attended some ARRSE London events recently?
  6. No, well at least not the one that I went to...
  7. I met a guy at the last gathering at The Wellington who I'm sure said he was "Chef" but he certainly didn't big himself up at all.
  8. No it isn't!!!! I'm surprised at you, Rebel.
  9. Lumpy please see above.
  10. So, is the OP outing the current 'Chef', who from his posts seems a reasonable guy, or some other 'Chef'. Either way, this is why I despise the Waltenkommando thread, at one stage it was funny but has now reached the point where it can hurt people who have done nothing wrong.
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  11. Rebel, apologies if I am wrong. I'm not sure what bit of "above" you refer to but I'm pretty sure from the details given (not to mention the photo) that it is not "our" Chef that's being outed!
  12. Well, if it isn't he needs to make that perfectly clear.
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  13. As I thought I'd said, the Chef I met at the Wellington showed none of the characteristics attributed to Mark Wells-Pestell. Therefore I will say quite categorically that "our" Chef is not the guy and does not require outing.
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  14. I don't think the OP intended to "out" anyone who posts on here. I have met the Arrse member known as Chef and he looks nothing like the bloke in the pic, nor is his name Mark.
  15. It pains me to say it but he was 3 QUEENS, in 1988 he was in NI with the Bn as we were the resident Inf Bn at Aldergrove 1988 - 1990. However, he didnt go SAS/14 Int or any other secret squirrel unit nor did he do his jumps course. During the period 1988 - 1992 I was the Bn 2ICs clerk who booked all the courses for the Bn and I know that I didnt book any of the above for him!
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