Right men and women of Arrse, I always take a dim view of walts. Usually don't get angry however as I feel sorry for them. On today of all days though I'm fcuked off, however I am not an authority on the RN/RM/SBS and didnt want to deck some fcuker wrongly. Rest assured I will be back to finish the job though, as I gather he is a regular in this drinking hole. After remembrance into a boozer (I'm not a local, and yes I'm still under the influence)). Some late 50's chap in suit with Falklands tie and a little badge i didn't recognize, no medals or Vets badge or any of that. I'm in corps tie etc and he asks if I'm ex-RN. Oh well. Starts off telling me how he joined RN as an ERA, ok so far. Did the Commando Cse. Good for you. Was attached to 45 Cdo. Up at Condor? No no, Weymouth. Fucked if I know so nodded. Starts telling me about how went "Special boat" and alarm bells began to ring. Apparently there was a permanent force attached to The UAE (I think it was the UAE anyway) of about 40 SBS who only met up once a month... When he forst went out the made him lve with the bedouin for 6 months Thought I'd get him onto the Falklands as he was wearing the tie, and had said he'd been to their memorial in Portsmouth at 0600. I asked whether he was on a ship and he said no he was with Commachio Gp and he lost many friends. I said, Commachio Group eh? And he went yeah the RM is broken down into groups. I said that I know them, they're now the Fleet Protection Gp and he just nodded. He had crutches and then told me how an american had shot his leg in the gulf. On Granby says I? Pause... On Desert Shield. Get to fuck thinks me. It's all just a little to vague for me to have decked the fucker in his local without knowing about Commachio in the falklands etc. So... were they? What turned it for me was when he told me he was 500 yards from Col. H Jones when he was hit, and he said the whole of the Battalions command were pissed and H was running away. At which point I told him that was bollocks and he should shut the fuck up, it is Remembrance Sunday after all. He insisted however that you couldnt be shot in the back going forward. That sealed it really, but I need proof he's a walt rather than just a bit of a mong. I proper gripped over the H business, but really feel the need to square him away now. The radio coming back didnt help, about how Remembrance rmembers the dead of the 2 world wars. Yeah cheers ********, and the rest.