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Make impersonating military personnel a specific criminal offence

Submitted by Phil Jordan on Sunday 22nd January 2023

Published on Wednesday 25th January 2023

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 25th July 2023

Current Signatures: 207
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Backlash ~ Create ~ Criminal ~ Heroic ~ Impersonating ~ Individuals ~ place ~ The Government ~ Veteran

Petition Action

Make impersonating military personnel a specific criminal offence

Petition Details

We want the Government to put in place legislation to create a new specific offence of impersonating military personnel in order to deceive and/or defraud for personal gain.

Additional Information

‘Stolen Valour’ is the term commonly applied to individuals wearing military medals or decorations that they have not been awarded, with the intent to deceive or defraud.

This behaviour has a damaging effect on true veterans who 1) may find themselves under unfair/intense scrutiny and 2) cause a backlash against our heroic military personnel veterans & serving members alike.


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