Walt gets 3 years

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Not sure if its been posted yet

BBC NEWS | England | Historian 'posed as a war hero'

Arrsepedia will need a tweak. I'm told his face was a picture when sentenced! Mainly due to the judge commenting that he saw him in the street, during a lunch break walking quite normally without any stick or aid as apposed to his acting the crippled, shaking old man in court.

Jail for man who faked his army career | British Forces News

'Plastic para' fantasist who spent years claiming he was a hero soldier despite serving as a cook is jailed for fraud | Mail Online
 
#3
In fact, this case can be used as a reference in court if anyone wants to take on James Shortt. As the case has been established, courts are obliged to follow along with the seriousness....bring him on! :D
 

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In fact, this case can be used as a reference in court if anyone wants to take on James Shortt. As the case has been established, courts are obliged to follow along with the seriousness....bring him on! :D

I agree entirely, jail the idiot and people like him, but one thing leaves a 'taste in my mouth' Many members of parliament who raked greater frauds are still walking free! A bit like the third world, it really is!
 

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Shame his jail time is for perverting the course of justice, not walting.
Yes but it is good that they give good media mention to his 'Walting,' I am sure it gave the judge the 'measure of the man' and certainly didn't decrease his time to spend in nick. I can imagine the ragging that he will get inside, given that many prison warders are ex-service.

I could never understand how someone could feel so inadequate as to want to do it in the first place, I know a few ex-soldiers that actually 'talk down' what they have done. That says it all really!
 
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Yes but it is good that they give good media mention to his 'Walting,' I am sure it gave the judge the 'measure of the man' and certainly didn't decrease his time to spend in nick. I can imagine the ragging that he will get inside, given that many prison warders are ex-service.

I could never understand how someone could feel so inadequate as to want to do it in the first place, I know a few ex-soldiers that actually 'talk down' what they have done. That says it all really!
Good point, well put!

As to walting, you're may not be familiar with my own 'friend', Verdi_811, on here, who was JLRRAC, 9/12L, HCav pathfinder, SRR, SASC and, this is my fav bit, a farrier in HMCR! Now that's walting!
 
#9
Ive read some of his books, their just pictures of ww2 tanks with a list of specs. I'd immagine he could not do too much research due to his frail shell shocked state... oh wait!
 
#11
Meanwhile Burglars, Corrupt Politicians, sex offenders and gun criminals walk free from our courts every day.

Sorry - He's a pleb but if prison spaces really are at a premium we should be keeping the few available spaces free for those listed above.
 
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How the fuck did he get away with it for so long. Did no one do any checks, or challenge him ffs. IWM really know their stuff eh?? What worries me, is that like all walts, this squeeky voiced knob has blagged some decent people in his climb to infamy. Some of whom would have felt sorry for his stories of woe and misery and believed he was a true hero.
 
#20
From my understanding people were trying to warn trustees of Duxford museum of the fact he was a Walt and were told to back off after Liversy bombarded the trustees with letters complaining about the horrible people who had worked him out. This is not the first time a Walt has convinced an ex serving officer he was the real deal. Who remembers this chap Graeme Taylor - ARRSEpedia

Again people who had served in the Parachute Regiment had checked him out, yet the likes of Major Gen Adrian Freer to name but a few dismissed the evidence, fobbed off people who were warning him and sided with the Walt, only to look foolish when it went pear shaped. Why?
http://www.paulsquires.co.uk/Antonov/ABMP.pdf
 

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