A Falklands war veteran wearing a camouflage coat, bra and thong had exposed his backside while two young girls played in a park, a court heard.

Caernarfon crown court heard Paul Stanton, 56, had problems stemming from being aboard the Sir Galahad landing ship - set ablaze during an air attack.

He admitted outraging public decency.

A two-year community order was imposed with rehabilitation and a sexual offending programme. “Put this behind you Mr Stanton, sooner rather than later, and go back to feeling proud for having served your country,” Judge Huw Rees told him.

A five-year sexual harm prevention order was made.

Prosecutor Maria Masselis said Stanton was of Llys Buddug, Caernarfon, but had to call police himself after angry parents went to the block of flats where he lived.

He had also exposed himself in 2017 wearing women’s underwear.

Sarah Yates, defending, said veterans’ accommodation at Wrexham would give him support before Stanton went to Barry.

Judge Rees remarked: "He should learn drinking five or six litres of strong cider a day isn’t going to help him at all.

"I hope he feels an element of disgust with himself as to how he has been behaving in some sexually warped way.”

He said he was giving the defendant “one opportunity.”