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WALT, 74, who went to Remembrance Day parades each year

#2
My real history is that I served in Malaya,' he said.

'I was attached to the SAS in Malaya but only for a couple of months. It was like a rest centre. I was just a cook.'

Asked why he had fabricated a military career, Mr Cattell said: 'It was just a silly thing I have done.'

As part of the pretence, he bought clothing from a military tailor and 11 medals online.
Mr Cattell, who lives in St Blazey, Cornwall, said that at first he intended only to collect the medals.

He explained that he pretended to have been a member of the Parachute Regiment because he 'always admired them'.
Boys, you can't be all Underwater Knife-Fighting experts, cheese cutters, or marine biologists.

He is 74, he will probably die soon.

He did his bit, he just wished (IMHO) that he did more.
 
#4
browny31310 said:
And another one bites the dust............
browny - what is funny about "Just being a cook in Malaya with the SAS"?

I'm sorry, but the high horse just knocked at my door. Were you there in Malaya with him?
 
#5
jarrod248 said:
The_Snail said:
My real history is that I served in Malaya,' he said.

'I was attached to the SAS in Malaya but only for a couple of months. It was like a rest centre. I was just a cook.'

Asked why he had fabricated a military career, Mr Cattell said: 'It was just a silly thing I have done.'

As part of the pretence, he bought clothing from a military tailor and 11 medals online.
Mr Cattell, who lives in St Blazey, Cornwall, said that at first he intended only to collect the medals.

He explained that he pretended to have been a member of the Parachute Regiment because he 'always admired them'.
Boys, you can't be all Underwater Knife-Fighting experts, cheese cutters, or marine biologists.

He is 74, he will probably die soon.

He did his bit, he just wished (IMHO) that he did more.
I don't like fibbers and I'm not just talking about walts. If someone lies about one thing where will they stop and what can you trust?
Truffles, he coughed, and said he lied. For some strange reason he wanted to be "Them". He was only their cook, he said.

Only their "cook". that's all. In Malaya. With the SAS. Life was easy there wasn't it?
 
#6
The_Snail said:
jarrod248 said:
The_Snail said:
My real history is that I served in Malaya,' he said.

'I was attached to the SAS in Malaya but only for a couple of months. It was like a rest centre. I was just a cook.'

Asked why he had fabricated a military career, Mr Cattell said: 'It was just a silly thing I have done.'

As part of the pretence, he bought clothing from a military tailor and 11 medals online.
Mr Cattell, who lives in St Blazey, Cornwall, said that at first he intended only to collect the medals.

He explained that he pretended to have been a member of the Parachute Regiment because he 'always admired them'.
Boys, you can't be all Underwater Knife-Fighting experts, cheese cutters, or marine biologists.

He is 74, he will probably die soon.

He did his bit, he just wished (IMHO) that he did more.
I don't like fibbers and I'm not just talking about walts. If someone lies about one thing where will they stop and what can you trust?
Truffles, he coughed, and said he lied. For some strange reason he wanted to be "Them". He was only their cook, he said.

Only their "cook". that's all. In Malaya. With the SAS. Life was easy there wasn't it?
I'm with snail on this (may I burn for eternity in hell :D )

I'm a bit bored with all the walting stories, If you have one, out them yourselves but don't rock up on the interweb smug about "outing" some sorry fecker who has extrapolated his service career somewhat.

There are no doubt some quality walts out there, I just can't be arrsed getting bothered by it anymore.

I'm waiting to see the first "Some necky nig attempted to out me as a walt at my local, I knocked his teeth down his throat" thread :D
 
#7
To be honest, I feel a bit sorry for the old bloke.

He has been named and shamed nationwide and he's hardly in the class of that prick chav scum who claimed to have been a para and got a letter from 'Sir Jackson'...

Maybe that's hypocritical of me.....??

Oh, well.
 
#8
Santa_Sunday said:
To be honest, I feel a bit sorry for the old bloke.

He has been named and shamed nationwide and he's hardly in the class of that prick chav scum who claimed to have been a para and got a letter from 'Sir Jackson'...

Maybe that's hypocritical of me.....??

Oh, well.
Concur. He did serve in Malaya which was not a quiet day at the beach for the troops involved or for the families of the hundreds of soldiers who died.
If he was a cook and not SAS it does not mean he had no value. As long as he did his bit by providing the best meals he could to the SAS trops he served with he contributed to the victory. At least he was in a hostile area serving the SAS (unlike a certain "Baron" we have heard about)
 
#10
ABrighter2006 said:
and let's face it, as a chef, he will have been responsible for the killing of hundreds.
:D :D :D

Let's be honest here, as a cook for 'Them' if he did anyhting other than quality chow they would've slotted him and I'm sure he knew that. He was far more likely to be killed than any Malayan enemies. I think he deserves the VC. Think I'll scoot along to Ebay and get him a 'genuine copy' of one for £10.99.

D_B
 
#11
The_Snail said:
browny31310 said:
And another one bites the dust............
browny - what is funny about "Just being a cook in Malaya with the SAS"?

I'm sorry, but the high horse just knocked at my door. Were you there in Malaya with him?
Snail,

I tend to Tar and Feather all Walts (MILITARY IMPOSTORS- AUST TERM) with the same brush. At the tender age of mid 40's I am too young to have gone there , but , as a serving ADF reservist , I am sick of members who served their country well inflating their own importance, often at the expense of other serving personnel.

To show you the Australian experience , please use this link to open the Australian/New Zealand Walts shamefile

Cheers
 
#12
So, you're an aussie TA-equivalent whos not been on ops having a dig at a bloke who served in Malaysia, even if he told a few porkie pies?
 
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#13
I'm afraid (and it is against my better judgement) that i have to side with the Slug. Yes the guy was a bit of a dick buying medals and basically bigging himself up because he wanted to be more than "just a chef".

Although, i am definately too young to have served in Malaya, but if i had i might feel differently about it.
 
#14
The_Snail said:
browny31310 said:
And another one bites the dust............
browny - what is funny about "Just being a cook in Malaya with the SAS"?

I'm sorry, but the high horse just knocked at my door. Were you there in Malaya with him?
As a special forces chef I heard that he was the inspiration for a film of his service career, but the Hollywood producers transferred the hero into the US military, the US Navy no less, where he thwarted the attempts of a bunch of terrorists to launch a missile strike on the continental US from a hijacked battleship.
 
#15
Bradstyley said:
So, you're an aussie TA-equivalent whos not been on ops having a dig at a bloke who served in Malaysia, even if he told a few porkie pies?

We have Reservists serving in ALL THEATRES where Aust troops serve, and I am only Reservist because I am doing a Doctorate in Nursing and my age.





Use the LINK in my last, It includes people who served in VIETNAM and inflated their service
 
#16
Let's not forget that the SAS, like all troops, "march on their stomachs". Except on parades and that. That would look silly. No, if it hadn't been for the quality of the brunches at Princes Gate, those Iranians could still be inside holding out. No one will ever forget I am sure the sticky toffee pudding produced by Sgt "Napper" Crowe ACC, for the lads on the tennis court at Kohima. Alamein could not have been won without the chicken supreme produced by 1233 Independent Catering Sqn...lest we forget eh?
 
#17
Mel Gibson will be playing the part of plucky me, who WAS in the jungle in Malaya and was frequently heard muttering " I'm a non-entity get me out of here." Two Geordie blokes misheard me and used my catchphrase as the inspiration for some kind of telly programme*. Naturally my part - I was the unarmed combat instructor ( I taught both Sykes and Fairurn ), I invented HALO and instructed young DLB in tabbing up hills behind Adoo. I then left C ( cooks ) Sqn SAS and became an international jewel thief. I was also DS'ing at Entebbe when some Israelis I trained dropped in to rescue some hsotages.

Sadly, as Gibbo ( I'm a mate of his and thats what I call him ) is not that much of a fan of Brits and will cast himself in my role but might big himself up a little bit, which is a vile trait. I hate people that exaggerate, as I've frequently told the PoD when beating him at bridge.



* the programme is called "catchphrase", IIRC.
 
#18
Augustus said:
The_Snail said:
browny31310 said:
And another one bites the dust............
browny - what is funny about "Just being a cook in Malaya with the SAS"?

I'm sorry, but the high horse just knocked at my door. Were you there in Malaya with him?
As a special forces chef I heard that he was the inspiration for a film of his service career, but the Hollywood producers transferred the hero into the US military, the US Navy no less, where he thwarted the attempts of a bunch of terrorists to launch a missile strike on the continental US from a hijacked battleship.
:D :D Took a second to sink in but that gave me the first laugh of the day
 
#19
CO 1 KINGS did exactly the same thing (wore medals to which he wasn't entitled - not cooked for the SAS, but that was about all he was fit for!) in the early 90s when they were on Public Duties in Town. Poor twat - he was rumbled and had to have the 'official' Battalion photograph re-touched with an airbrush before they could send Queen Elizabeth her copy!! Laugh..... we all did!
 
#20
He is probably genuine but why does the guy on the right want to wear an RMP capbadge and a Para Reg blazer?
 
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