Canadian military imposter turns in uniform after years of pretending to be officer

Dave Banks, president of the Kingston branch of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry...

Dave Banks, president of the Kingston branch of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Association on Wednesday February 5 2014 holds up a captain's uniform that was turned in by Carl Dale, who apologized for impersonating military members in Kingston. IAN MACALPINE/QMI AGENCY

Ian MacAlpine, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:05 AM ET

KINGSTON, Ont. ─ After years of impersonating a Canadian military officer at events in and around Kingston, Ont., Carl Dale turned in his uniform to military officials on Wednesday.

Dale met with Lt.-Col. Ron Bell of the Royal Canadian Regiment and was said to be remorseful for his actions and joining several veteran motorcycle groups under false pretences.

His actions were first brought to the attention of QMI Agency by several former military members, including Dave Banks, president of the Kingston Branch of Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry Association (PPCLI) and retired lieutenant-colonel.

Calls to Dale’s home on Wednesday went unanswered and messages were not returned.

Dale is the second fake soldier exposed in recent weeks. David Dodd, of Peterborough, apologized Jan. 22 for pretending to be a combat veteran. He was found out after making false claims on a Facebook page.


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