'The best way to deal with impostors wearing military medals is to embarrass them', says Colonel Bob Stewart

'The best way to deal with impostors wearing military medals is to embarrass them', says Colonel Bob Stewart

The Parliamentary Defence Committee has warned that some medals are worn by impostors

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The best way to deal with people who are falsely wearing military medals is to embarrass them in public, according to Colonel Bob Stewart.

The Parliamentary defence committee has called for a new law to be introduced to criminalise impostors wearing military medals, although they have admitted that there is only anecdotal evidence that this takes place.

Former British Army officer and United Nations commander Colonel Bob Stewart told James Whale: "People have been encouraged by the fact it’s no longer a crime.

"The best way of dealing with it is embarrass the hell out of them, and the way to embarrass them is to actually show them up in public.

"“They normally turn up at military parades round about Remembrance Day.”

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