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|Walter is alive an well!|
I’ve just read in the Daily Mail online of a former Royal Marine who claims to have been shot in Vietnam and was awarded a [secret] Distinguished Service Medal[DSM]
To support his story he displays a photo of his dog tags, which are metal and carry the inscription "Royal Navy Commando 1967-19--".
In the added comments to the story there one or two from people who are clearly both ex-service and ex-RN, and they are skeptical.
So am I! I have never, not ever, heard of British Dog Tags having that sort of information on them.
First, my dog tags of that era were not metal, and didn’t name my unit and for sure I’ve never heard of any that did! Also, there are no "secret" awards of the DSM. This guy also claimed to have served on "New Zealand gunboats" which is absolute nonsense. The RNZN had Frigates in the Far East operating with the RN, certainly no gunboats, whatever that means!
Walter is alive and well!