Walting is not exclusive to military wannabes. About 5 years ago I got to know a bloke now living in Australia who had a heavy Irish (South Armagh) accent. Amongst many tall tales he went on to tell me he was the OC PIRA South Armagh in the 80's Now theres a coincidence I thought, I don't remember your face.. Many tall tales were told as though they were some sort of badge of honour. Turns out he was a known fantasist and I suspect would not be welcome if he showed his face in Silverbridge again. In the meantime, he continues to spin these tales to unsuspecting Aussies, particularly if they mention any Irish heritage connection. Pity Sinn Fein didn't have a walting forum.