HMG have now responded to the petition re criminalising stolen honour. as follows: "The Government takes these issues very seriously. Making, or attempting to make a financial gain by fraudulently wearing uniform or medals, or by pretending to be or have been in the armed forces or to have been awarded a medal, is already a criminal offence of fraud under the Fraud Act 2006. The offence carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment. It is also an offence under that Act (carrying up to five years imprisonment) for a person to possess or have under his control any article for use in the course of or in connection with any fraud. "The unauthorised wearing of Service uniform or the wearing of uniform in a manner that is likely to bring contempt on that uniform, are also criminal offences under the Uniforms Act 1894, and may be punished by a fine or imprisonment. Any serving member of the armed forces who falsely claimed an entitlement to an honour would also be at risk of prosecution under the Armed Forces Act 2006. " i.e. the Govt isn't going to do anything about the offence caused to those tho have served by walts parading out of uniform (e.g in a blazer etc) with medals they are not entitled to, where financial gain is not involved. So it has to be name and shame in the media for them. Off you go, walt hunters!