I have no problem with these blokes getting a shot in a Harrier and having to wear 'the gear' but I take draw the line at them wearing Commanders' and Captains' epaulettes. Notwithstanding that they are civvies with no honorary RN status, neither Strauss or Trescothick are old enough to be Commanders let alone Captains.
I really do have the hump. Walts! Whoever 'encouraged' them needs a good talking to.
This has been posted in the 1500 post thread Search for a "Walt" Star on ARRSE. There are more annoying Walter Mitty types there (for those with time to waste/spare)