Woollett

Surname: Woollett
Christian Names: Anthony Charles
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Canley Heights
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Case Notes:

Anthony, Charles Woollett is a Director of the Canley Heights, Returned Services League (RSL) and Sports Club, and we have no doubt works hard in that capacity. 

When he was told that he was suspected of wearing medals he was not entitled to wear, all he could gasp out was how could anyone question him after all the work he has done. Many wannabes are hard workers in Ex Service Organisations (ESOs) because that is the way they reinforce their deception, and give false proof that they are genuine veterans or that they have enhanced their service.

Here is Tony Woollett wearing his rack of medals. Also there is a photo of Tony from his Service File when he commenced his National Service obligation on 2 October 1968.

 

 

You will notice that Tony is wearing the following five medals:

Australian Service Medal 1945-75

National Medal

Australian Defence Medal

National Service Commemorative Medal

Unidentified self purchased Medal

Woollett is not entitled to wear the Australian Service Medal. He stated on the telephone on the 26th November 2009 that he was awarded that medal for a detachment to Papua New Guinea (PNG) 1970 in relation to a tsunami that had caused an emergency in the Gona and Buna areas of PNG. He was sent as a Rifleman guard for emergency relief workers. He said at the time of his PNG service he was posted to  Headquarters 1st Division, (HQ 1Div) Defence Company, located in Brisbane.   Simply put the PNG “emergency” never happened and Woollett’s Service Record reflects that he never left Australia during his National Service commitment between 2nd October 1968 and 1st October  1970

In fact for the whole of 1970 Woollett was recovering after being hospitalised in Brisbane in June 1969. In November 1969, he was transferred to Sydney for further medical treatment and served the remainder of his National Service commitment at the Eastern Command Personnel Depot in Sydney, New South Wales.

We can find no evidence of his entitlement to wear the National Medal, he stated he got that for "his government job" between 1972 and 1988, but was unable to detail what the job was.  The vast majority of civilians awarded this medal are detailed on the web site “Its an Honour”, see here  http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/   Anthony Charles Woollett is not listed.

Here is Woollett’s service record:

 

 

 

 

Had Woollett completed a detachment to PNG in 1970 it would be clearly noted on his Service Record, there is no such entry. In addition he stated during the telephone conversation on the 26th November that his PNG service was during his HQ 1 Div service, he left HQ 1 Div in June 1969 after being hospitalized, and never returned and was certainly not there in 1970.

Wollett’s entitlement to medals does not include the Australian Service Medal and it is unlikely that he is entitled to wear the National Medal.  He is also wearing a unauthorized “Tin” self purchased medal.  Government protocol dictates  that self purchased “Tin” medals should not be worn on the left side mixed with government issued medals. 

As a Director of an RSL it behoves Woollett to set an example, however the Veteran community is full of “Turkeys” like him who wear false medals.  ANZMI is now declaring war on RSL executives who wear “Tin” medals and will display photographs of them and their medal racks on this web site.

Woollett also has a penchant to show off his false medals on ceremonial occasions and has been photographed wearing them in the company of the Minister for Veterans Affairs and the Governor of New South Wales on Victory in the Pacific Day (VP) this year where he was master of ceremonies and proudly wore his false rack, which presented a perfect photo opportunity

Unless evidence to the contrary is forthcoming we contend that Woollett is entitled to only two of the medals he is wearing, they are the:

Australian Defence Medal, and the

National Service Commemorative Medal

Woollett is not up there with the worst wannabe offenders, but he is a wannabe non the less. We assume he wears the false medals to enhance his station in life by presenting himself as an experienced veteran, when in fact he was a National Serviceman who served only in Australia, and only served effectively for a period of eight months, and then served the remainder of his commitment convalescing and doing general duties as an unallotted soldier in a Personnel Depot in Sydney.

"We applaud those veterans who have assisted us to expose this RSL executive wearing medals to which he has no entitlement and offer this warning to those in ESO executive positions who wear false medals or wear "Tin" medals."

Warning - We will expose you

22 Dec 2009

Woollett Update

We have been advised that Tony Woollett resigned from his position as President of the Canley Heights, NSW, RSL Sub-Branch as soon as he was aware that he had been caught and would be exposed for falsely wearing medals.

 At least Woollett was man enough to “fall on his Sword” and show remorse by resigning.

We warn veterans who falsely wear medals or who wear self purchased “Tin” medals that you are very likely to be named and shamed, exactly like Tony Woollett has been.

There are many frauds and wannabes who have been exposed as Wannabes and despite overwhelming evidence just won’t admit to their malfeasance.  Here are some of the unrepentant wannabes from our web site.

Morse

Patterson

Kirkman

Moon

Muller

ben Serai

Hammal

Taylor

Currently ANZMI is working on a project to show the faces and “Tin” medals of those Veterans and non Veterans who wear “Tin” medals. Then as photographs come in, they will included on the “Tin” wall.

This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.

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