Now I'm watching with interest this Stephen Lord harrison thread, this, along with numerous others on ARRSE fascinates me, but not for the obvious reasons. I got embroiled in ythis due to my Harrier connections and a number of people asking me to help, to some extent I have done some digging but in the end I couldn't help but not be arrsed. Why do people invest such huge amounts of time in trying to "out" these people who may or may not have lied about their service record? Deception and lies are rife in all walks of life, how many of us have a brutally honest CV? And yes, some of these people have taken deception to a whole new level, completely inventing a whole life story. But seriously, who gives a fcuk? In a way, I understand the anger of some people when their are claims made of service in a conflict where your oppos may have met an untimely end, or stolen some element of glory for their own, but these people are always sad, lonely, confused, attention seeking weirdos with nothing going for them. What the fcuk does it matter to us? Walt hunting has become a disturbingly obsessive hobby for some people, and barely a day goes by when soemone is accused of lying about their service record. Are these people going on the defensive at the drop of the hat, firing accusations about to cover their own lack of notable achievements? I see it like I see heat readers, who fcuking cares about other peoples lives? Worry about your own. Let these sad fcukers live with their fantasies, no-one believes them and what's more, no-one cares. It speaks volumes about some people that they become almost consumed by this, I personally couldn't give a fcuk. So can we not go down the ARRSE route of hounding everyone in the world who claims to have served please? It nearly killed that site.