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Alan Dobison

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Alan 'Two GSMs' Dobison

One of the most contentious Walts outed to date. Dobison contrived a service record that not only stretched incredulity, but both space and time also. The Dobison saga resulted in a twenty-three page thread on ARRSE, and actually had more than one poster convinced of his legitimacy. Even Dobison's insane 'daughter' pitched in to the fray.

All this could have been avoided if Dobison had not mounted two GSMs next to each other (a glaring mistake that only drew attention - more so than the SAS beret, which in itself is almost certain walticide), added a Cambodian UN medal from a different era to that which he claimed to have served, and not claimed to be the only British recipient of the Purple Heart! That last claim is quite sweeping and lead to him being listed as a faux Vietnam POW on a US Walt register. It also lead to his ultimate outing as a Walt - and quite right too.

More here: Northumberland Today

Read the whole sorry Dobison (and Barry Simkins) saga here: ARRSE