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The most famous of Thurber’s stories, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty first appeared in The New Yorker on March 18, 1939, 75 odd years ago. The Walter Mitty as we love to call them are best described in Wikipeadia as "an ordinary, often ineffectual person who indulges in fantastic daydreams of personal triumphs" The Waltercommando as yet has no such Wiki entry but if they did it would be along the lines of "In the brief snatches of reality that punctuate Mitty's fantasies we meet well-meaning but insensitive strangers who rob the Mitty of some of his remaining dignity" in layman term a right ARRSE outing!

And here we go again.

Subject Alec Webster or Alex when it suits him. Alec Webster came in for unwanted attention on ARRSE when setting up a charity called PTSD WORLDWIDE during his much famed publicity phase of the charity. Sorry, Non profit organization. Public exposure for such a charity will always spark interest by those who have served, more so when tales of service history don't add up.

Webster started off with "some" truth. I spent 8 years in the British Regular army. After an accident in Belfast where I was in a Snatch Land rover which overturned putting me into hospital for 18 months, almost losing my left leg, trigger finger and injuring my back to which operations are still ongoing. I returned to the regiment where they offered me a desk job. As I didn't join to do this I left the regular army.

I then joined TA 94 Signal Regiment and re-badged blues and royals gaining the rank (Lance Corporal of Horse.) I then left the forces and joined the prison service accumulating the Jubilee Medal, being offered no help towards my problems with my leg, back or Mental Problems

Now the truth

He was ex one Scots Guards, eventually after passing out as a junior soldier (this took some time). He was involved in an accident in Belfast, A car crash, then discharged not long after. Three years adult service to be exact. Prison service. No one knows him from the there, No records! He was only awarded one medal. GSM. NI! The re-badging to blues and royals bit. He forgot to mention it was Army Cadets as an adult instructor. He could not even hack the pace there! Bodyguard? Not known to the circuit or SIA? and no one knows what a "high client" is. Must be a tall chap

Runaway train

Regardless of this the publicity machine like our old friend Bob Spour got the better of him and then as with Bob, Alec Webster let his mind run wild and went further down the deep dark path of waltisum.

News articles started to change over time.

13 October 2008 in the Current Bun "Alec spent a year in hospital after his Land Rover flipped when an IRA sniper shot out a tyre in 1997"

Then 30 Jan 2009 Alec Webster, 35, is married with three children and has suffered acute anxiety and panic attacks since leaving the Army in 2000...I served in the Scots Guards for 10 years between 1990 and 2000. I'm from Dundee, and my family all served in the Army, so it was the natural career for me. In 1991, I was sent to Iraq for the first Gulf War, I then did three tours of Northern Ireland, and went to Afghanistan with the TA. One of the worst personal experiences I had was a Land Rover crash in Northern Ireland which landed me in hospital for months

Then BBC local News 8 September 2009 In 2002, when he was serving in Helmand, he was travelling in a vehicle which was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade launched by the Taliban. Three of his friends died in the incident, and Alex said he went on to have nightmares, panic attacks and emotional outbursts - all symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder. He told BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire show.

Then again 22 August 2009 As the Land Rover navigated the Helmand desert in the afternoon sun, Webster chatted with his comrades, some the Dundonian had known for much of his 10 years in the Scots Guards.Soon he was to be alone. A rocket propelled grenade launched by the Taliban pounded their vehicle, blowing it off the ground. Almost immediately, the solider was surrounded by the corpses of his three friends.

Then 1 Nov 2009 Local Berkshire It was during his time in Afghanistan that he lost three of his friends and he start suffering the symptoms of PTSD.

Then back to NI BBC News 4 May 2010 Mr Webster, who spent 18 months in hospital after an explosion in Northern Ireland, said: "I had everything, from me being scared to leave the house, having manic depression, having to take so many pills a day just to get yourself out of bed in the morning

Double whammy 1 August 2010 Unable to work Alex Webster The Lance Sergeant served in the Scots Guards for 10 years between 1990 and 2000. He was sent to Iraq for the first Gulf War and completed three tours of Northern Ireland, where he was hospitalized for 18 months by a crash. In 2002, however, he joined the Territorial Army and was deployed to Afghanistan where his vehicle was hit by a rocket grenade. He has ongoing surgery on his back, flashbacks, anxiety and temper problems. He has now set up a project to help similarly affected servicemen and women.

Even on his own web site Alec Webster of PTSD World Wide started to belive his own hype and changed his mind about his worst personal experience, from a car crash in Northern Ireland to an RPG attack in Afghanistan, which one was it Alec?

Square peg round hole and Do the Math

At first glance his claims of serving in the first Gulf war would have past the most highly trained waltercommandos walt o meter, with not a flicker of interest. If not for the ever changing story lines. Things were not fitting together?.

The First Gulf War August 2, 1990 – February 28, 1991 Hang on a mo. Our man Alec was born in April 1975. Was he the youngest soldier at only 15 years old to have served in the first Iraq war? Im sure Vincent Stott of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Scots who was 17 at the time would have something to say about that.

Then there was the RPG attack in 2002 or was it 2003 where three of his mates according to Alec Webster of PTSD WorldWide were KIA. A quick check of the MOD web site...nada. It never happened. big gasp!

The Outing

Counter walt drills and WalterCommando SOPs went into overdrive in a race against time. Questions were asked dates researched, pictures and Website snap shots captured, before the inevitable Walter back peddle started.

Alec Webster of PTSD WorldWide never served in the first Gulf War. He tried his hardest to convince those in the know he was there but then showing his medals was a big mistake on his part, he forgot the main rule from walting with confidence. When buying medals on Ebay or boot fairs you need to check the bloody dates. (In a Michel Cane voice)

Soon like Asda it was roll back for Alec Webster of PTSD WorldWide. His web site bio changed, pictures and stores of daring do disappeared faster than you could say Alec Webster of "PTSD WorldWide" He then went into hide mode, using his friends to fend off the questions. Mostly saying they have seen the proof and at the same time ignoring the glaringly obvious to anyone with half a brain. He was only 15 when the bloody Gulf war was on. (In a Michel Cane voice, again)

Nick knowels and Maggie Phillbin got the right hump when they found out team Webster had their boat race on the supporters page. They never even heard of Webster. What a surprise!

Ghost hunting fans of Derek accord where soon to be in for a right shock. You guessed it. Webster is one of those as well joining the ranks of Olympia paranormal

http://www.olympiaparanormal.co.uk/alecgemmawebster.htm

His Bio (before it was taken down) Alec joined the Army and after 10 years service was badly injured in Belfast putting him in hospital for 18 months with a damaged leg and back. It was during this stay in hospital that Alec developed his interest in the Spiritualist World, starting with a 'Love and Light' outlook which has developed into a more balanced approach with his inclusion of the Dark spirits too. This takes the form of clarvoyancy. clarvoyancy? He never saw this coming! Where's Clinton Baptiste when you need him.

It was not me Guv

Soon Castle Webster would start crashing down in a self inflicted orgy of denial and blame. "Not me guv the press made it up". or "It was Sarah Donohue that did it". This went on and on and on until finally he threw in the towel and put gumbo in charge. Or did he???. Whatever the case, one thing is true, Walts tend to stick together and validate one another. Pity Alec Webster of PTSD WorldWide never checked the credentials of he fucking barber!