Phoney ahoy! The town's Royal Navy 'commander' who never was

Discussion in 'Waltenkommando' started by FrosteeMARIA, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. FrosteeMARIA

    FrosteeMARIA LE Gallery Guru

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  3. Hardly the Adolf Eichmann of walticide, if indeed he's a Walt at all. It's the Daily Mail FFS!

    If he was a senior officer in the Merchant Navy, then 3 rings would be appropriate. The RN doesn't own the rights to the lace dimensions, colour and curl. His buttons don't appear to be RN and may be generic MN or former employer's house style. Of his cap, only the badge is wrong, the generic (UK) MN cap badge being only subtley different from the RN one he is wearing. The RN don't hold the rights to white caps. Milkmen wear them.

    Medals? I don't know and I'm not about to go 'googling'.

    However, breast pocket handkerchief with medals however is a hanging offence. Tsk!
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  4. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Looks lioke generic MN buttons but RN cap badge. Except there seem to be two blue tufts on the crown which I don't understand.
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  6. Oh no - please don't tell me Cap'n Birdseye was a Walt too????
  7. He could have done so much better, three coronation medals and a Territorial gong, he is hardly one of the hard core walts! No, MC, MM, DSO and a VC after his string of dubious campaign medals.
    Suggest community service behing the sea food counter!
  8. Wonder what the young 'un was thinking?


  9. "that's the man who put his winkle in me"
  10. Doesn't explain the RN cap badge & scrambled egg.
  11. This is the RN cap badge;


    Merchant Navy;

  12. MN officers certainly do have cap badges and the one he's wearing is RN.

  13. Who wears medals on their left arm? That green gong is definitely left of chest. Has it been photoshopped on?
  14. Medal on the left is 1953 Coronation Medal and clearly a cheap replica.

    Second one in is Silver Jubilee

    Third from left is Golden Jubilee

    Far right is the Royal Naval Reserve Decoration Medal the EiiR should be gold and dunno what the clasp is.
  15. Apparently he does.