Anorak News | The Amazing Life Of Roger Day, Britain’s Greatest Living Soldier

The Amazing Life Of Roger Day, Britain’s Greatest Living Soldier

by | 7th, December 2009

roger-day1THAT’S Roger Day on the Bedworth Armistice Day Parade with a chest full of medals and on his head an SAS beret.

The Warwickshire Armistice Day parade is lucky to have a man like Day, of Earl Shilton, Leicestershire. On his chest are 14 medals, taking in the Korean war in the 1950s, the Falklands Conflict in the 1980s, the liberation of Kuwait in the 1990s. Mr Day has served man and boy in the Army.

Old Mr Anorak says he can, allegedly, see medals for the Boar War, the Zulu campaign and a terrific fight with Napoleon in 1815. Other medals, such as the Purple heart, Iron Cross and a wreath of laurels, are not as rumoured kept in a Boston tea crate along with a brick taken from a wall in Agincourt and broken arrow attached to a piece of eyeball.

Medals that are pinned to Mr Day’s chest included the Military Medal and the Military Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal and – unsurprisingly – Army Long Service Medal.

Mr Day claims to have signed the Official Secrets Act and is thus unable to talk about his past. He does tell us:

They are all proper, pukka campaign medals. Medals I won in conflicts while I was serving with the British forces.”

Says one serving soldier:

“He should be named and shamed. He has stolen from those who demonstrated courage, honour and valour…it is just like identity theft.”

No proof of any wrongdoing is offered, and Mr Day should be taken at his word. And, come on, it’s not that serious. It’s not like he’s pretending he won the Premier League or anything big…

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