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Thread: Finding out about TA service, have I uncovered a Walt?

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    It's beyond me why people would want others to believe they have been in the SAS etc.

    If somebody was just talking about it I don't see much harm in their childish fantasies.

    However I would certainly draw the line at somebody wearing decorations or uniform they are not entitled to.

    That's just disgraceful.
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    SBS commonly known as Special Burger Services amongst fat barstewards, perhaps he was SBS. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
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    Still B the Dildo King :) B-DK-1125 for the win
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bry1975 View Post
    SBS commonly known as Special Burger Services amongst fat barstewards, perhaps he was SBS. :)
    and SAS, stands for Saturday and Sunday, hence the TA are often called the SAS

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    Could have been SPS, Special Pen Services, as the clerks are often known.

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    Read a book years ago titled The Quiet Soldier about someone's experience joining the reserve SAS

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    Anyone here remember keeny meeny services?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catch21 View Post
    Ok thanks, well I'm happy to stand corrected on that one.
    It’s true. At my secondary school we had a Combined Cadet Force which was run by the staff and connected and supported by regular army. Several of the Officers were teachers and a couple were TA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispin View Post
    Read a book years ago titled The Quiet Soldier about someone's experience joining the reserve SAS

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    The Quiet Soldier is an excellent read by Adam Ballinger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skier View Post
    The Quiet Soldier is an excellent read by Adam Ballinger.
    I second that, a very good book. I was in 4 RGJ in the 90s & knew 2 guys who'd served with 21 SAS.
    Lewis Collins served with B Coy, 10 PARA.

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    A guy who I used to knows’ step father was in the military and while he didn’t say what he did, he would say that he was glad that he ‘beat the clock’
    Does anyone know the significance of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy2254 View Post
    I second that, a very good book. I was in 4 RGJ in the 90s & knew 2 guys who'd served with 21 SAS.
    Lewis Collins served with B Coy, 10 PARA.
    My cousin was RGJ in the '60's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytip View Post
    A guy who I used to knows’ step father was in the military and while he didn’t say what he did, he would say that he was glad that he ‘beat the clock’
    Does anyone know the significance of that?
    Sounds like a reference to SAS selection, the timed marches etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytip View Post
    A guy who I used to knows’ step father was in the military and while he didn’t say what he did, he would say that he was glad that he ‘beat the clock’
    Does anyone know the significance of that?
    https://www.militaryimages.net/media...as-clock.3940/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Thank you for that. Sounds like he may have been ex SAS then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytip View Post
    A guy who I used to knows’ step father was in the military and while he didn’t say what he did, he would say that he was glad that he ‘beat the clock’
    Does anyone know the significance of that?
    It refers to the regimental clock tower and references ‘still being alive’ after term of service :-

    To survive is to "Beat the clock" as the names of the fallen are inscribed on the side of the plinth on which the clock stands. To the front is written "We are the Pilgrims, Master; We shall go always a little further: It may be beyond the last blue mountain barred with snow, across that angry or that glimmering sea". The words are from "The Golden road to Samarkand" by James Elroy Flecker and were chosen by the Rev Padre Walter Evans MBE MA CF who also wrote the Regimental collect.

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    Did he also refer to himself as a Blade or Pilgrim? Does he call his bed a 'basha'? Does he call walking 'tabbing'? There's plenty of terminology if you read the Regiment books, including 'beating the clock'!

    But undoubtedly he is the genuine article

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    Walts may be sad but some of these Walt hunters run them pretty damn close. Some pretty ugly behaviour under the guise of preventing stolen valour.

    Once worked with a man who in manic phases would make clearly deranged social media posts about being in various secret and elite services, complete with home made uniforms and id. The Walt hunters had a good circle jerk going when they 'exposed' him. Quite a public service when my eight year old would have clocked he was delusional.

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    Indeed...

    I used to fence with a guy who swore he was catering corp.

    Many others I've ever met from the Army seems to hint (or even claim) they were 'something special'.

    I'm more prone to believe the fencer was than most of the others...

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