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Checking on a potential 'Mitty'

Old 22nd Sep 2016, 18:32
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Thank you Danny and UJ for getting us back on track (hopefully...).
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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 19:07
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Originally Posted by Union Jack View Post
I suggested to my colleague to contact RAF Disclosures at RAF Cranwell who were not interested and suggest that my colleague called the police. - Been There...

Now that Danny has brought us nicely back on track after some very enjoyable numerical and grand-parental diversions, I must say that I remain somewhat surprised that RAF Disclosures were less than helpful, particularly in view of the mention that "it is a rather delicate position the said person is applying for". If the situation remains unsatisfactorily resolved, I would certainly consider returning to the charge at an elevated level. When I was in the Naval Secretary's Office, we were always glad to run a check - in the rare event that someone possibly wished to masquerade as an NO!

On a facetious level, you could always say how nice it would be to see a photograph of the individual concerned in his Wing Commander's uniform and see firstly his reaction, and then evaluate any more evidence that emerged, such as wings or medal ribbons. If all else fails, ask him if he ever flew "solo" with Tracey Curtis-Taylor.....

Jack
Taking us back off track, good use of the word facetious, the only word in common use with all the vowels in the correct order!
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 13:48
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I'm tempted to name another one, but people might think I was doing so facetiously...
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 14:05
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I'm tempted to name another one
Me too, but I try to be abstemious in my posts.....
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 18:22
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Thank 212, I knew someone would remind me....
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 19:02
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Just found out who it was that I referred to in my earlier post: Paul Hughes - a speaker available for inspirational talks in schools etc. Impressive resume on the website to add to the list I reported earlier. Anyone recognise him and his achievements?
School Speakers | Inspiring & Motivational Speakers for Schools
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 19:16
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Il Duce,

Yes I know him and used to work with him. His resume it truthful.
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 20:23
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Airpolice

This bit

This chap claimed to have been RAF then SAS, was an eye witness in New York on 11 Sep, was at S. Hussein's execution and with the SEALs in Abbottabad for the demise of OBL. Now runs his own multi-million pound company. How on earth the school allowed him through the door in the first place beggars belief.
I take is Il Duce's idea of a micky take, pretty disrespectful especially if you actually knew what the guy had done for his country. The CV on the school site is accurate.
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 21:07
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No hint of a micky take. If the resume is genuine, why tell the schoolkids you were at Saddam's execution and with the SEALs when they disposed of Osama BL. I'm only saying those claims are unlikely for a RAF aircrewman. Why not just stick with the genuine stuff on the CV?
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 21:29
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ID, if my nav studes are anything to go by Saddam is deep history. My studies were 23 and had no knowledge of the 6-day war or Yom Kippur when they were 6 years old.
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