Veterans vow to find 'Walter Mitty' Remembrance Day marcher


britishfraud_150War veterans have vowed to identify a "cowardly Walter Mitty" who marched in a Remembrance Day parade wearing an ”impossible” array of medals.

The man wore a beige SAS beret and 21 military medals and badges, including the Military Cross, as he walked alongside 600 genuine war heroes.

Thousands of well-wishers, including recently bereaved families of servicemen killed in Afghanistan, clapped and cheered as he marched past.

     britishfraudlgRight: The unnamed man who was confronted at an Armistice day parade in Bedford (England) Photo: MASONS

But organisers became suspicious when they noticed he had medals from campaigns including the Second World War, Korea, the Falklands, awards for both officers and privates and even a foreign medal.

Military experts have confirmed it would be impossible for one man to have been awarded all the decorations.

The man was confronted by Jim Nicholson, who helped organise the march in Bedworth, Warickshire, on November 11 and admitted being a fake before disappearing.

Members of the Bedworth Armistice Day Parade committee and servicemen have now launched an appeal to name and shame the man they call a ”cowardly Walter Mitty”.

Mr Nicholson, the 67-year-old committee secretary, who served as a private in the Parachute Regiment between 1961 and 1967, condemned him as ”shameful”.

The grandfather-of-six, who has service medals for Cyprus and Saudi Arabia, said: ”We have had idiots like this try to join in a few times and we tell them to get lost.

Read more at The Telegraph


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