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

#2
PART IV
'I fear thee, ancient Mariner!
I fear thy skinny hand!
And thou art long, and lank, and brown,
As is the ribbed sea-sand.

I fear thee and thy glittering eye,
And thy skinny hand, so brown.'—
Fear not, fear not, thou Wedding-Guest!
This body dropt not down.
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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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LE
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#4
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.
 
#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!
 
#17
A fair proportion of MN officers also hold commissions in RNR and quite a lot that I knew were also ex-Royal Naval Auxiliary Service.

The RNR bit might explain the Reserve Decoration but doesn't tell us how he got the jubbly medals.

Especially the 1977 Silver Jubilee gong which I have got and pissed off everybody because it was a very limited issue.
 
#18
A fair proportion of MN officers also hold commissions in RNR and quite a lot that I knew were also ex-Royal Naval Auxiliary Service.

The RNR bit might explain the Reserve Decoration but doesn't tell us how he got the jubbly medals.

Especially the 1977 Silver Jubilee gong which I have got and pissed off everybody because it was a very limited issue.
He wasn't RNR as confirmed by the RN.
 

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