Walt Alert - John Kelly

#1
Some guys have just returned from this years 2009 annual SAMA pilgimage to the Falkland Islands came across information on this walt.

This walt turned up last year.

The farm manager of goose green told the guys that his name was JOHN KELLY he was wearing a MM, SA82, Afghan, LSGC and that he said he was in C Coy 2 para.
He didnt travel on an indulgence flight but suddenly apeared on the islands. he stayed away from the real ex soldiers (perhaps a very good idea) and kept his medals hidden from all.

Of course no one knows him from 2 or 3 Para and he obviously didnt win a MM, his name isnt on the SAMA list. He didnt even know the name of the OC C coy on the day - hasnt done his background work!!

Is he the most travelled walt? (with the exception of shortty of course!)

I have a photograph of him if someone can show me how to post it??
 
#2
Let me be the first to say in this thread that I couldn't give a toss. Walt hunting is so 1982 dude!
 
#3
In fairness , that takes quite abit of balls...... I don't think I would want to be a solo walt in the falklands with a bunch of ex paras looking for me!!!
 
#4
There's a walt thread, so that all the tedious walt-spotting can be done without cluttering up the rest of the website.

Welcome to ARRSE, by the way.
 
#6
No 'John Kelly' on C Coys orbat for OP Corporate. Whilst some may 'not give a toss' its an insult to the guys who didn't make it home to have some inadequate trading on the battalions reputation.
Shame the lads down there didn't ping him, and stuff him and his fcuking medals down a penguins hole.
In the late 80's I remember visiting Arnhem with a mates dad who served there. He pointed out a couple of old guys who he said were definately not there on Market garden, but started turning up with the vets in the 1960's. They proabably had started to believe they actually were on the op. So nothings new.
 
#7
Suddenly appeared on the Falkland Islands on his own initiative and disappeared again without trace?
Gotta be SBS, or maybe he was on the Argentine side and thought it best not to admit it?
 
#8
para-dox said:
In the late 80's I remember visiting Arnhem with a mates dad who served there. He pointed out a couple of old guys who he said were definately not there on Market garden, but started turning up with the vets in the 1960's. They proabably had started to believe they actually were on the op. So nothings new.
Regarding Arnhem, when the AVC was formed, they had to get rid of lots of Paras and Glider boys, who had been on the seaborne tail of the unit, so whilst serving and most had seen action, they werent Arnhem vets.
 
#11
He didn't say "Gracias" when you bought him a pint did he?
 
#13
A walt is a fcuking lier and teller of tall unture stories.

It's a shortening of "Walter Mitty" from the movie. (Google it)
 
#17
Is there some walt living wild on Wickham Heights then, how did he get to Goose Green as I remember it's about 20 miles from MPA, or is he a round the world sailing walt
 
#18
Why would someone go to those lengths ? He must have been aware that there would be real blokes with real medals there, or at least a bloody good chance there would be.
 
#19
I had to spend three years building MPA to get there, and it took nearly three weeks to get there via Cape Town and I kid you not Tristan-de- Cuna to drop off some stuff, two sea sick weeks on a car ferry, hell on the sea. Good old MV England
 
#20
skytrooper said:
....he was wearing a MM, SA82, Afghan, LSGC and that he said he was in C Coy 2 para.
Brilliant...the end of the Falklands and start of our current ops in Afghan were about 21 yrs apart. Maybe he did Op Corporate straight out of depot (believable) and then went to Afghanistan just before they changed it to Op Herrick, as his last 6 months resettlement. A war hero winning the MM like that and he stayed in C Coy 2 Para for his full time in the Army? Wow - that's consistency for you :lol:

Ahem...WALT!
 
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