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Old 16 July 2019, 02:21
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Vetting of person claiming UK SAS

I couldn't find anything in my search regarding this on the site. I also seem to recall we used to have an international military thread but I can't locate that either so I'm posting it here in the Lounge.

I worked with a guy, claiming he's former UK SAS. Does anyone know how I can go about vetting him? I have name and approximate age.

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Old 16 July 2019, 03:25
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I'll ask before somebody else will. Does he know what color the boat house at Hereford is?
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Old 16 July 2019, 03:38
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Hahaha. There isn't one (although there is one down the street, and that one was grey, I think it was). I've already gotten that one from a buddy of mine that I used to work with. I would ask him about this guy, but we've lost touch.
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Old 16 July 2019, 05:02
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I couldn't find anything in my search regarding this on the site. I also seem to recall we used to have an international military thread but I can't locate that either so I'm posting it here in the Lounge.

I worked with a guy, claiming he's former UK SAS. Does anyone know how I can go about vetting him? I have name and approximate age.

Regards,
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I'll ask before somebody else will. Does he know what color the boat house at Hereford is?
The correct answer would be, How the fuck should I know.
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Old 16 July 2019, 07:44
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Why are you vetting him?
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Old 16 July 2019, 08:06
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He's currently working in the security industry and alludes to his past history as SAS but you get a lot of "that's classified". He also got really quiet whenever we ran into other people from the UK forces and we're doing the meet and greet.

I'm concerned that he is trying to sell himself as something he is not in order to gain employment. My google-fu also could not collaborate with certain stories or events that he talked about.

If that's not sufficient, then please disregard.
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Old 16 July 2019, 16:32
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Mars and Minerva is “a” or “the” UK regt association.

That may be a point of entry to contact for vetting, just guessing.

But the marsandminerva.co.uk site seems to be down.

EDIT: up and running https://www.marsandminerva.co.uk/
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Old 16 July 2019, 17:19
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There's nothing secret about having been in those units. I worked with an SBS guy and had a former SAS teammate. They didn't go on at length about it by any means but simply being in those units in the past isn't a secret. I think you already know he's full of shit.
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Old 16 July 2019, 17:26
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Ask him if he knew anyone in TF-141?
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Old 16 July 2019, 22:10
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Im sure a Featherman will be along shortly.



The correct answer would be, How the fuck should I know.
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Old 17 July 2019, 02:02
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Mars and Minerva is a or the UK regt association.

That may be a point of entry to contact for vetting, just guessing.

But the marsandminerva.co.uk site seems to be down.

EDIT: up and running https://www.marsandminerva.co.uk/
Thanks for that. I'll see what I can find out there.

But you're right; I'm pretty sure I already know the answer but it would be nice to have some proof. We have mutual acquaintances that I would want to give a heads up to and not have it turn into a he said/she said situation.

Thanks for all of the input.
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