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Re: Bluffing Knuts

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ex-dvr

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Expose them. guys had to work hard to get them type badges, if you didn't pass don't flash..
 
#3
I know a man who wears a general service medal with northern ireland clasp,claims to have been a sniper with the RAF regiment in northen ireland,He also used to wear a Diving Badge! the closest he got to northern ireland is blackpool pleasure beach. a Cock Gobbler of the highest order.

its not just enough to expose these people how can we prove it? i.e 'i lost the certificate' or 'those clerks! can they do anything right!'
 
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error_unknown

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the guy with para wings E mail his name and number and will find out if he is a bluffer for you ;)
These sad people need our help, and to be mocked to death  ;D
 
#6
Do you know what mate, for the life of me I can't remember his name.  Any RRF guys out there know who I'm on about - guy was a Sgt and was (apparently) ex - Pathfinder?
 
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ex-dvr

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Pathfinder - I see lots of them  path things from my window at the side of the road...does that mean I'm qualified!!
 
#8
    We had a classic  in our unit  para wings claimed
to had been para engineer been in jungle bosina
kos etc etc .Lots of war stories  and  seemed to
have  a clue what he was doing .
       they checked up on him as PSI  was ex para and
found  he was  a total bluff . the sad thing of it was
he could well  have done quite well in the ta  as he was not  a total  waste of time and seemed a fairly good soldier . we heard rumours that he hooked up with cadets and was telling them stories about sierra leaonne    and was seen  in no2 with a falklands  medal
as far as i know they didnt take any 10yearolds down there
 
#9
Funny you should say that because we had a bloke turn up at my cadet unit claiming to be ex-para. He was a good instructor etc, and was there for about 3 years. Before being discovered as a fraud. Shortly after that he got thrown out for doing a runner. There were also a few other 'ex-army' instructors who did a crafty runner shortly after this.
 
#10
Found out a months later in the local rag that he had been RLC for 1 year before going AWOL because he couldnt hack it. Once he had been discovered as a fraud he left his wife and went to live with a man up north. She then sold the whole story to the newspaper including full details of their sex life....

she was so ugly im not surprised he turned to men
 
#11
pretty sad really, that individuals feel the need to large it about things you havent done, there's usually enough to honk on about with out bluffing!

We had a REME guy who was wearing his wings under false pretences, was found out to be a fake when presented with an LLP parachute at the draw and fit chutes!

some of the lads were up for chucking him out with out the required LLP!!
 
#12
thought the saddist bluffer i ever met was a plonker who pretended to be in the :roll: ta . no realy he would make up stories of what he did at weekends .which ok i know us stabs do that anyway but at least our war stories have a thin bit of reality in them
 
#13
Glad ive read this, i did a short time as an instructor with the cadets and met numerous people with these illusions, however it was me who got into trouble when i started to question their so called qualifications.
A lot of them couldnt lie straight in bed. :roll: :roll: :roll:
 
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vespa

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you won't find much on me .
never was in the SAS ,SBS,MP, or any other special ops soz guys im sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo boring ! :lol:
 
#17
We had a geordie muppet with us in the father land who then at the time was always on the sick anyway he got posted to our regiment in the uk to the airborne outfit of ours in the early nineties and was collared wearing wings some time later when approached by one of the lads in uk he said he was para ta blah blah funny how he was a crow with usin germany though and never wore them and always on the sick and doing the clerks job they must of just jumped on to his pampas eh !!!!!!!
 
#18
ging-gwar said:
I know a man who wears a general service medal with northern ireland clasp,claims to have been a sniper with the RAF regiment in northen ireland,He also used to wear a Diving Badge! the closest he got to northern ireland is blackpool pleasure beach. a * Gobbler of the highest order.

its not just enough to expose these people how can we prove it? i.e 'i lost the certificate' or 'those clerks! can they do anything right!'
The RAF Regiment have snipers and used to be responsible for the security around RAF Aldergrove. Only way he'd have got a divers badge was if he was an ex R.E., R.C.T. or Navy diver who transferred into the RAF (it happens). Though thinking about it, the RAF used to have a maritime unit in the west country that trained aircrew in over water parachuting - I suppose the bottom line, don't always knock someone cos you can't believe it.
 
#19
Mover

You're thinking of the RAF Marine Craft Unit at RAF Mountbatten near Plymouth. Mountbatten had an aircrew survival school, and also carried out training for aircrew of the 'what to do if you parachute into the oggin' variety. The RAF trades were Coxswain and Marine Craft Crewman. The boats (which I had the pleasure of going on a few times), were Vospers, and were superb beasts. RAF Mountbatten closed in the late 70's.

However, RAF Mountbatten had its very own bluffer, in the form of a Senior Aircraftman who was State Enrolled Nurse. The Medical Centre had a civvy doctor who did sick parades every morning then went off to his own practice. The SAC had a sideline pretending to be a gynaecologist in the afternoons, and would carry out cervical smear tests. Eventually he was charged; at the Court-Martial several of his 'victims' spoke up for him as he was apparently better at it than many of the doctors who had done it before.
 
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ViroBono said:
Mover

You're thinking of the RAF Marine Craft Unit at RAF Mountbatten near Plymouth. Mountbatten had an aircrew survival school, and also carried out training for aircrew of the 'what to do if you parachute into the oggin' variety. The RAF trades were Coxswain and Marine Craft Crewman. The boats (which I had the pleasure of going on a few times), were Vospers, and were superb beasts. RAF Mountbatten closed in the late 70's.
That's the place, but it was still very much open in the mid 80's - I used it to bring 3 Cdo Bde ashore from the LPD on its return from Norway. I seem to remember that it was earmarked for closing though. We used the old RAF signals unit site on top of the cliff by the golf course for the helicopter fly-off.

Back to the thread - I also remember that 5 Brigade had an RAF officer that wore Army para wings that he had earnt as a TA soldier in 10 Para, prior to joining the RAF as a pilot.

Para Wings are awarded by the RAF on completion of the basic parachute course, you don't have to have served with the Para Regt to wear them - an example are the attached personnel who serve with the SAS, they (used?) to get the option of doing the RAF para course without doing SAS selection or P Company. The RM also earn Para-wings without doing P company.
 

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