I've recently had the misfortune to make the acquaintance of an ex-medic and have found out he's been telling some pretty major porkies (invented health issues and cancer scares/education/criminal records). Luckily I'm poorer than your average church mouse and I haven't lost anything more serious than my already depleted faith in humankind. But it has sparked my interest in finding out what else he's lied about. Now this bloke, by his account, had a pretty exciting 10 years in the RAMC. I won't go into too much detail on thread but his career, roughly, goes: Joined 1988, 3AFA during Op Granby (although this later changed to 2AFA), 22 Fd Hosp and/or 23 PFA (it all goes a bit hazy after this) until around 94/95 before selection for MSU. It all ended rather dramatically with a chute failure whilst HALO jumping over Malta (?!). Oh yes, and that resulted in him being the first person to have MRSA in the UK, closing down the CMH because of it (circa 1997). Due to his build and his ironic nickname, you wouldn't forget this guy in a hurry. So, does this ring any bells with anyone? Would you like to confirm or deny via PM? I'm not going to out him in public and I won't do anything with the information, like I said, just want to find out just how big a fantasist he is.