Fake soldier’s appearance at remembrance event results in his exposure

| June 11, 2023

One of our ninjas sent us this story about a phony veteran in the United Kingdom. Terry Robinson showed up at an event for Remembrance Day wearing medals and bling that he did not earn. He was photographed, and this photograph made its rounds on the internet. Real veterans spotted inconsistencies. Robinson eventually earned the attention of real British Army officers. They conducted an investigation which resulted in a series of events that lead to Robinson’s apologizing for riding the phony pony.

From Sunday World:

The 4ft 10in imposter — who is from a prominent unionist family in Co Derry — was rumbled when a picture of him wearing medals he never won was published on social media after Remembrance Sunday.

Last November — as chairman of the local Royal Artillery Association — Robinson laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in Limavady town centre.

The 72-year-old father of two was also snapped saluting Ulster’s fallen from both world wars.

And as he did so, a cluster of four miniature military medals could clearly be seen pinned on the pretend soldier’s left breast.

These included:

The Northern Ireland Medal — awarded for service during Operation Banner during the Troubles;

The UN Medal — awarded for peacekeeping duties around the world;

The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

A fourth medal in the group has yet to be categorised.

And the tiny would-be squaddie was also spotted sporting a chequered Glengarry army bonnet and a blue serge blazer with an embroidered Royal Artillery badge and a regimental tie.

It was the photograph which sparked a high-level probe, led by a retired British Army officer who also heads up the highly respected Royal Artillery Association.

It was soon revealed that the Walter Mitty military man had NO previous connection to the Royal Artillery or any other regiment in the British Army.

In fact, the nearest diminutive Robinson got to any military service was a self-proclaimed short stint in the Coleraine Battery of the TA — and even that has still to be confirmed!

The Sunday World has more on this story.

Category: Stolen Valor

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Mike B

So he came up a little short…..?


and a dud round at that.


Hopefully, the shame of everyone looking down at him due to his actions will lead to some personal growth on his part.


Can you award the short round to a short round?

jeff LPH 3 63-66

And I ask, how long is a short circuit


Until the fuse blows.


Fuse blows?

I thought it was saving itself for marriage…

Green Thumb

Phil Monkress does….


He just didn’t measure up to his claims.


Do Y’All remember this Dirtbag, James Joseph Shippey, who claimed to have been a Vietnam POW and have a Silver Star?


Well, guess what. This POS went to his grave in 2020 with his lies…



Bet his family submitted a forged/altered DD214 reference the Silver Star, unless that is not a headstone provided by VA…

You Be The Judge.


Silver Star / Bronze Star on the marker?
5 Purple Hearts claimed on Find a Grave??

The US Gov’t can go in there and remove that marker.
It’s a National Cemetery,
so unless the family pays to take him out of there,
he can remain there with no marker,
a blatant blank space in a field of white grid.

Green Thumb

Wow. The family had to know about this.

What a bunch of fucking clowns.

The tombstone should also have APL: All-Points Logistics.

They should dig him up and toss him in a landfill.

I wonder if Phil Monkress attended the funeral?


Green Thumb,
Or, if not Monkress…
a bunch of patchy vesty bikers?
A full on Les Brown-ian type send off?

Les Brown – The Lie Continues Even in Death
Steve Balm | June 14, 2021


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jeff LPH 3 63-66

Got this Les Brown mixed up with the son of Band leader Les Brown who was Les Brown Jr 1940-2023 whom took over Dads Band of renown.


Yes, Les Brown (stain) escapes more visibility
due to his common name,
also the name of someone (more) famous.

But Elko POW*MIA does not have this benefit.
Easily found.. when looking.

Good news….
The longstanding website for the
Elko POW*MIA Awareness Ass….

POOF !!!



Could not have happened to a finer group of pretenders and phonies.

Peter the Bubblehead

It’s not 100% certain the family would know. I recently applied for a plot at the NH Veteran’s Cemetery and filled in everything that should appear on the marker myself without input from my wife. Unless she reads the approved paperwork, she really would not know what will be on the marker until she sees it after my death. It’s possible Shippey did the same and not his family.
That being said, I also had to submit a copy of my DD-214 listing my term of service and awards, which had to be reviewed and approved by the Cemetery Trustees. Did someone who either doesn’t really care enough or didn’t know what they were looking at approve the marker inscription in this case?


He contradicted himself when he “readily accepted he was guilty on all charges of misrepresenting a military past.”

Note that he claimed “simply a medal ‘mix-up’.”

Then he tried to Robinson blame “Covid confusion for his behaviour”.

“You see, I had Covid around that time and I wasn’t myself,” he insisted.”

“When asked to give a fuller explanation about why he publicly displayed medals he never earned, Robinson said: “I found them in the roof space of the house.”

Last…This is what he said.

“He was asked to confirm what we said he had been doing and he did. He gave an immediate assurance that it wouldn’t happen again and as far as I’m concerned, that’s the end of it..”

Yeah. Right.

That is what Jimmy Swaggart initially said when caught with a prostitute.

“In 1988, Swaggart was accused of a sex scandal involving a prostitute, initially resulting in his suspension, and ultimately defrocking, by the Assemblies of God. Three years later Swaggart was implicated in another scandal involving prostitution.”


And his idiot dumbass wifey stuck to him like Gorilla Glue through it all.
Swaggarts still married, for 70 years.

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A Proud Infidel®™

I still love listening to the song Ozzy Ozbourne wrote about him!


Addicts tend to relapse.

Not saying it’s any less immoral or integrous; just saying it’s easier to, say, cheat on your wife the second time than the first.

No less a piece of shit, but at least he’s defined his problem.

Green Thumb

Dude looks like a ballworking court jester.

Daisy Cutter

Four foot, ten inches!

As the Brits would say “Bullocks, I didn’t know they stacked sheet that high.”



jeff LPH 3 63-66

I’m suprised he wasn’t wearing a replica of Sgt Preston of the Yukons badge that he got out of a box of Quaker Oats cereal. Horsing around like that brought on attention that led to his getting caught. Gotta go, I’m getting horse telling you this. Later Alligator.


He looks like Bozo wearing a Covid mask.

A Proud Infidel®™

The blubbernecked little pus-nuts done brought a world of shit upon himself!



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Daisy Cutter

FACT: Terry Robinson and Danny DeVito are the same exact height – 4’10”


Be a hoot if the guy drove a Taxi.


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Army-Air Force Guy

Don’t know anything about British Army drill & ceremony, but that salute he’s rendering in the photo in the article sure looks half-assed.


His salute looks like he is hailing a cab.


Graduate of the phildo school of stupid.
These dumb f&*ks just refuse to learn that they will get caught and it won’t be pretty…

Green Thumb

“I was an Instructor at the Phildo School!”

Probably one of the cadences used at All-Points Logistics at morning PT in their orientation PT program.

If anyone is not sober or high enough to show up….