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Surname: Neath
Christian Names: Kenneth Edward
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Eden
Service #: R65781
Service: RAN
Branch: Marine Engineering
Commencement of service: Oct 66
Completion of service: May 69
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Just when we thought we had cleaned up the Navy's propensity to wear tin medals, along comes Kenneth Edward Neath a prime example of wearing "Vanity" medals that are nothing more than worthless tin junk.

Neath has been awarded four medals for his service, but wears six.  The last two are self purchased duplications of the second and third medals. 

He was awarded these:

They are:

Australian Active Service Medal(AASM) for service in Vietnam

VietnamLogistic and Support Medal(VLSM), for service as a member or crew of a ship  in the prescribed area of operations of Vietnam in support of Australian forces

Australian Service Medal(ASM) with Clasp FESR for his service with the Far East Special Reserve for service in South East Asia and

Australian Defence Medal (ADM)for completing his enlistment period in the RAN

Here are the worthless duplications of his second and third awarded medals:

These medals are Commemorative self purchased junk created by Navy Associations.  As such if they are to be worn at all, they should be worn on the right breast. These two medals would have cost Neath more that $120 and do nothing more than feed his vanity to be seen as a Veteran  with six medals instead of four.

Neath also wears his Return from Active Service Badge (RASB)  together with his genuine and fake medals.

This is a common fault in the Veteran Community and whilst not a big offence it is not what the badge was meant for. See here:

Despite our efforts to eradicate the wearing of "Tin" Vanity Medals we are sure that soon we will be publishing more offenders

We welcome Kenneth Edward Neath to our ever expanding list of medals cheats.

 

UPDATE ON KENNETH EDWARD NEATH 19 Dec 2016

The appearance of Neath on the ANZMI site in 2014 does not seem to have fazed him at all. On top of that, successive RSL Sub-Branch Executives seem to have turned a blind eye to his continual attendance at commemorative services in Eden and Merimbula, wearing the abomination medals and perpetuating his dishonesty.

Neath pops up at the 2015 Centenary of ANZAC service in Eden, still with all his medals on show.

 

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In 2016, Neath once again pops up, this time at the Vietnam Veterans Day service in Merimbula. Once again he is wearing his dodgy medals. He even gets interviewed for the local media (Merimbula Magnet online), with the following being reported about his Vietnam service:

“Vietnam War veteran Ken Neath from Eden was in the crowd. He worked in the engine room of the HMAS Melbourne in 1967 while it was flying night operations into north Vietnam, then on the MV Jeparit in 1968 – the “most controversial ship in the war”

 

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Neath was posted to HMAS Melbourne for the period February to August 1967.

Every month, the Commanding Officer of HMA Ships will provide a Report of Proceedings (ROP), to the Admiral, summarising the activities of that ship and other noteworthy items. ROPs for vessels involved in all Australian conflicts, up to Vietnam, are a matter of public record and can be viewed on the Australian War Memorial website.

An inspection of HMAS Melbourne’s ROPs for the period of Neath’s posting, shows:

February 1967

Alongside Garden Island undergoing refit.

March 1967

1-17              Alongside Garden Island undergoing refit.

17-31            Sydney/Jervis Bay area performing workups.

April 1967

1-30              Workups and exercises on East Coast.

May 1967

1-9                Passage to Rabaul (commence FESR duties).

10-18            Passage to Subic Bay, Phillipines.

19-25            Passage to Yokohama, Japan.

29-31            Passage to Kure, Japan.

June 1967

1-3                At Kure, Japan.

3-21              Passage to and alongside Hong Kong.

21-30            Passage to and alongside Singapore.

July 1967

1-5                Singapore to Manila, Phillipines.

7-26              Exercise SEADOG with US Navy.

26-31            Passage to and alongside Singapore.

August 1967

1-8                Singapore to Fremantle (cease FESR duties).

8-11              Alongside Fremantle.

11-31            Passage to and alongside Sydney.

As you can see, there were no “flying night operations into north Vietnam” during this deployment. How long Neath has perpetuated this falsehood is anybody’s guess, but they say that if you lie to yourself often enough, you start believing that lie.

One may think that is all, but as they say on the TV, “But wait, there’s more”!

Neath can also be seen wearing the Australian Defence Medal (ADM).

 

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The Australian Defence Medal was established on 20 March 2006 by Letters Patent. It recognises qualifying efficient service of current and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) Regular and Reserve personnel, including National Servicemen, who have served since the end of World War II.

As for any medal, there are regulations and criteria for its award, namely:

The eligibility criteria requires completion of an initial enlistment period or four years service, whichever is the lesser. The criteria also includes those who could not serve the four-year qualifying period or complete an initial enlistment period for one or more of the following reasons:

  • he death of a member during service;
  • the discharge of the member as medically unfit due to compensable impairment;
  • the discharge of the member due to a prevailing discriminatory Defence policy, as determined by the Chief of the Defence Force or his or her delegate.

The Service Records for sailors who joined the Royal Australian Navy prior to 1970, are digitised and available to the public on the National Australian Archives (NAA) website.

 

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The above copy of the front page of Neath’s “Ratings Record of Service Card” shows that he enlisted on 22 October 1966 and that enlistment period was for 9 years.

 

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The rear of this document shows quite clearly that Neath received a “Free Discharge” (being one at own request) on 29 May 1969.

Neath did not complete his initial enlistment, nor did he complete at least 4 years service, having discharged just over 2 years and 6 months after enlistment. In no way has Neath qualified for the award of the ADM, another lie he has perpetuated.

Kenneth Edward Neath, you have already been called out once for your behaviour, but you have continued your charade and brought yourself attention once again.

To have been detected on the day of the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan Commemorations, makes it even worse in the disrespect you have brought on your fellow veterans.

However, the blame cannot lay entirely with you. The fact that successive executives of various RSL Sub-Branches have knowingly and willingly let you partake in commemorative services is a clear indictment on their own integrity and fitness to hold such responsible office.

Surname: McTernan
Christian Names: Paul John (aka Leigh Paul)
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Safety Beach
Service #: 324509
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: Aug 81
Completion of service: Dec 84
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Paul John McTernan, JP is a very special individual. His Modus Operandi is deception, innuendo, inferences and never admitting to anything. In fact, his favourite saying is “I never said that…!” McTernan likes to think he can outsmart anyone who questions him about his military history. However, we here at ANZMI are far smarter than the average bear and we have proven that McTernan is a liar, a cheat and a wannabe all rolled into one portly little package!

McTernan is a Welfare Officer and a DVA Advocate for those ex-serving members and veterans who wish to make a claim for an injury incurred during their service. This is ANOTHER example of a fraud, a cheat and a liar making his way into a respected position within a Sub Branch. When are Sub Branches going to start doing background checks on ex-serving members and veterans applying for membership with the RSL? This is the only way of avoiding embarrassing situations such as McTernan.

McTernan has made claims to have had prior service as a Trooper with 2 Commando Company in the Rhodesian Light Infantry. Claims which he supported in his application to join the Woolgoolga RSL Sub Branch. Here is his application….


It all seemed fairly straight forward until it came to light that McTernan had also claimed to have been an Infantry soldier in 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment in the early 1980’s. This is where McTernan came unstuck. Why you ask? Unless McTernan has an identical twin, he could not possibly have served in two places, in two different countries, at the same time.

According to our friends in the Rhodesian Services Association, no one by the name of McTernan ever served with 2 Commando Company in the Rhodesian Light Infantry, or within the Rhodesian Army for that matter. Furthermore, McTernan claimed on his application to join the RSL to have served in the Rhodesian Army from 1 December 1980 to 4 December 1994. McTernan should have studied geography a bit more before completing the application because Rhodesia became Zimbabwe in April 1980, eight months prior to his claims to have enlisted in the (disbanded) Rhodesian Army.

To make matters worse for McTernan, there’s absolutely no way he could have been awarded the three medals he listed on his application. These medals are:

The Rhodesia Medal,
The Rhodesian General Service Medal, and
The Zimbabwe Independence Medal.

The reason is quite simple – McTernan had never served in the Rhodesian or the Zimbabwe Army.

Interestingly, on his application for entry into the Australian Army (dated 18/8/81), McTernan ticked ‘NO’ to question 31: “Have you ever served in any armed force?” Even he admits to have never served in the Rhodesian Army. Furthermore, on the same application McTernan details his employment history. This history also covers the period he claimed to have been in the Rhodesian Army. Here is a copy of McTernan’s application to join the Army. Take note of Question 31 (it’s a little blurred) and his Employment Particulars:

More proof McTernan is a fraud, a liar, a cheat and a wannabe!

A point to note is that no one has ever seen McTernan wear his “Rhodesian” medals. It has been noted however, that when McTernan is seen on ANZAC Day or Rememberance Day and asked why he isn’t wearing his medals, he has responded with “I don’t need to wear my medals to prove my service” (or words to that effect). In fact, McTernan is only authorised to wear the Australian Defence Medal (ADM) for his service with the Australian Army.

McTernan served for just three years as a self-described "baggy-arsed" Infantry soldier with (the then) 2/4 Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment and never deployed on operations overseas. Interestingly, on McTernan’s application to join the RSL, he claimed to have been deployed to Somalia under the UN sanctioned United Task Force (UNITAF). This US led operation was conducted in 1992 – nine years AFTER McTernan discharged from the Australian Army. To make sure it was beyond reasonable doubt a search of the Nominal Roll for all Australian Defence personnel who deployed to Somalia concluded that no one by the name of McTernan was ever deployed to Somalia.

And if you thought the hole McTernan was digging for himself was deep enough, think again…..

Technology, in particular Social Media, is a wonderful thing to keep in touch with family and friends. But, for those who wish to “embellish” their standing within their peer group and within the community, it can be a very effective tool, but one that can easily bite you squarely on the backside. McTernan regularly likes to post photos on his Facebook page depicting “soldiers” going about their everyday routine. Remember though, McTernan is a master of innuendo and inference. He never put his name to a photo that showed members of either the Rhodesian or Australian Special Forces. He never used the words “me”, “I”, “us” or “we”, instead adding comments like “On patrol with 3 CDO…..”. An excellent example is the following photo:

This photo is not the original photo that McTernan had posted on his Facebook page. He has since removed it when questions arose about its authenticity. The caption he had attached to the photo was “on patrol with Rhodesian army 3 commando operation repulse 1979”. He never said it was him in the photo, but he ‘inferred’ it was him. A friend of McTernan’s asked the following question:

XXXX: On patrol with Rhodesian special air service 1979? Photo

Paul McTernan: I was never on patrol with the Rhodesian Special Air Service in 1979. The only thing I posted up was photos of the Rhodesian Army!

XXXX: Ok I accept that, I read it wrong it said on patrol with Rhodesian army 3 commando operation repulse 1979. Some of my close friends asked me as well, not the ones who argued with you.

XXXX: I shall get back to you, but when you did all your recruiting for site you also asked some of my friends who served in SAS, they asked me if I knew you.

XXXX: I did not serve in SAS,I taught them on SAS patrol medic courses. You will also find one of my friends up until recently was high in the RSL retiring as a Colonel. That is why I asked if you had taken it further, with RSL

Paul McTernan: Not a problem XXXX, I was just a baggy arse infantryman in the Australian Regular Army and proud of it. I had nothing to do with the Australian or Rhodesian SAS. Kind regards

This is a perfect example of McTernan’s ability to ‘infer’ he is the person in the photo and was with the Rhodesian Special Forces. But, whenever questions are asked, he simply resorts to his classic and well-rehearsed response of “I never said that”.

Interestingly, the photo of the soldier was part of a photo shoot in 2011 and the weapon being carried by the soldier is an airsoft FN paintball gun. This is another example of McTernan trying to pass himself off as someone he never was. McTernan also made a comment about ANZMI on his Facebook page:

"They are anonymous cowards who make unsubstantiated allegations".

When ANZMI quizzed McTernan about the statement he had made, he asked where that statement had come from. We couldn’t direct McTernan to the location of the quote, because he had deleted it from his Facebook page.

Also on his Facebook page is this photograph:

McTernan was asked by one of his friends…

XXXX “Where was that photo taken mate?”

McTernan “Over in the west mate”

The vehicle in the photograph is a modified Unimog used by the SASR at that time (1980’s – 1990’s). Once again, McTernan is INFERRING he had a relationship with SASR, but never confirms or denies it. He also has another photograph of himself on his Facebook page:

In this photograph McTernan is holding a Heckler and Koch MP5 9mm sub-machine gun. This weapon is primarily used by police and Special Forces personnel world-wide. McTernan is also sporting a blue polo shirt embossed with “Australian Defence Training Academy”. Again, McTernan is inferring he has a relationship with Special Forces or Special Operations of some kind. He is not, and never has been, involved in Special Forces or Special Operations, either military or civilian, whatsoever.

McTernan also likes to vent his frustrations through the media. We already know he’s quite active on his Facebook page, but he also like to put his 10 cents worth through the local newspapers. McTernan has voiced his opinion many times through Letters to the Editor, but this one stands out the most:

In the very first sentence McTernan states:

“As a former soldier who has fought on the battlefield and has also witnessed first-hand the horrors of war…”

Looking at McTernan’s military history, it’s easy to conclude that the closest he has ever come to a battlefield is probably during a game of Skirmish. It must have been truly horrifying to see all those people with paint splattered all over their overalls and screaming in pain from the stinging impact of those little balls of paint!!

AS for McTernan’s post nominals ‘JP’. ANZMI was able to learn that McTernan is not an authorised JP in NSW. McTernan first became a JP in QLD. However, he is currently suspended due to his failure to re-register within the required timeframe. Anyone who has had documents signed by McTernan should seek legal advice to determine whether the documents submitted to the respective authority are still considered to be legally acceptable.

McTernan must have sensed ANZMI was closing in on him. On his Facebook page McTernan began heaping praise on ANZMI for the work we do exposing liars, cheats and wannabe’s. Such praise included:

“I admire the good work that your organisation does in exposing military imposters.”

Too late Mr McTernan, far too late! You are an imposter, a liar, a valour thief and a wannabe of the highest possible calibre. Welcome to the ANZMI website Mr McTernan for all the world to see.

 

Paul John McTernan

Update 01 SEP 15


To begin, ANZMI would like to make it clear that we have no interest whatsoever in the antics between McTernan, the Woolgoolga RSL Sub Branch or the Save the Woolgoolga WW1 Memorial Group. Our focus is on McTernan’s false claims to have served in the Rhodesian Army and other relevant information connected with this case.

A great deal has occurred since McTernan was exposed by ANZMI. He has been extremely active on social media, particularly on Facebook where he has attempted to explain to all and sundry that “ANZMI got it all wrong“!

“Wrong” is a very appropriate word to use Mr McTernan, but it’s not ANZMI that got it wrong, it’s you!

On the Regiment Family Facebook page McTernan has claimed that the application to join the Woolgoolga RSL Sub Branch that appears on his exposure has been forged (scroll up to review the application on McTernan’s original exposure).

On 11 August 2015 here’s what McTernan had to say:

“Folks with regards to the false and misleading statements made about me, I have currently sent letters to the various organisation’s (sic) requesting copies of certain documents. I an (sic) concerned that on face value particular documents appear to be forged and/or fraudulent, when the certified copies of the originals are sent to me, I will post up for all to see and then, I will then seek legal advice against those responsible for the forged documents and also the false and misleading defamatory remarks made against me.”

And on 12 August 2015 (on the same Facebook page):

“I have never severed (sic) in either the Rhodesian SAS or 2 Commando Company. The document is a fraud. The hand writing is not mine; my date of birth is 17/1/1961 and not 1960 as alleged. I Joined the Australian Army in 1981 and not 1980 as alleged in this bogus document.”

The dates that McTernan’s claims to have served in the Australian Army are only a minor issue. The issue is that McTernan claimed on his application to have served in the Rhodesian Army from 1980 to 1994.

An outright and blatant lie!

What ANZMI didn’t include in his original exposure was the back page of the application that clearly shows McTernan’s signature. His handwriting is unique and indisputable. Here is the back page:


This page shows not only his, but also the Sub Branch Secretary's and a witness’s signature. Below is a Statutory Declaration made by the Sub Branch Secretary who witnessed McTernan complete and sign the application on 14 April 2009:

McTernan claimed on Facebook:

The document that was sent to ANZMI is a fake; i have never seen that document before. It has been fabricatedto NSW Head office.”.

The Sub Branch Secretary did not complete the application on McTernan’s behalf. This is incredibly easy to prove by comparing the handwriting in the Secretary’s Statutory Declaration to the handwriting on McTernan’s allegedly “forged” application. They are NOT the same. The Secretary’s handwriting style is vastly different to McTernan’s.

You’ll also note that McTernan’s signature on page 2 of the RSL application has a distinct slant to the left. It’s distinct and unique because McTernan is right-handed. It’s considered to be quite rare for a right-handed person’s handwriting to slope to the left. Comparing his signature on page 2 of the application (the slant to the left) and the handwriting on the page that ANZMI posted on his exposure, they both slant the same way – to the left. Therefore the application posted by ANZMI was undeniably completed by McTernan. Other idiosyncrasies relating to the way McTernan writes are also easily identifiable. For example; letters R, M, N, S, J, numbers 2, 4 and 7.

McTernan’s handwriting on his application to join the RSL can also be matched with his handwriting on the Enlistment application (see below). Even though the time difference between the two documents is almost 30 years, it is easy to ascertain that both documents were written by McTernan.

ANZMI investigators are not handwriting experts, but it doesn’t take a Degree in Handwriting Analysis to conclude the writing on both documents is the same.

Also, the application that McTernan purports to be the “real” application that he posted on the Regiment Family Facebook page is not the certified true copy that he swore he would produce. This alone indicates that McTernan may have “forged” his own application in an (awkward) attempt to prove his innocence.

The application ANZMI posted is NOT “forged” as McTernan would like you to believe.

With regard to McTernan’s denial of ever saying he served in the Rhodesian Army, apart from the irrefutable evidence that has already been produced, ANZMI was provided with a screenshot of an online conversation McTernan had with a member of the Regiment Family Facebook page. During the conversation McTernan states he was in the Rhodesian Army in 1979 (FYI: The person McTernan is conversing with also has the first name “Paul”). Here is the screenshot:

Once again McTernan claims to have served in the Rhodesian Army and further proof that he’s a pathological liar.

On the Regiment Family Facebook page McTernan wrote:


“As for the media article on ANZMI which stated quote; “as a former Soldier who has fought on the battlefield and has also witnessed the horrors of war”, This is 80% a true statement, However what was not properly conveyed was my back-ground as an overseas security consultant.

My family left the UK in the 1970’s because of the trouble in Northern Ireland and also due to the constantly bullying that my family suffered, due to my father being an Irishman. I saw bombed out buildings in Belfast and Derry, people attacking one another, riots and being constantly attacked at school and in our neighbourhood. I also witnessed war torn horrors in both South America and Africa on and off from 1989 to 1991. However, I was not a soldier I was just a security consultant.

It’s up to you what you want to believe and personally I do not give a F__K!”

80% true statement? Which part of it is 20% a lie?

This is another example of McTernan’s need to lie. One where he clearly admits that all he says is not necessarily the truth.

McTernan’s statement “As a former soldier who has fought on the battlefield…..” This lie alone is more than enough to make every current and former member of every defence force in the world who has done their time on a REAL battlefield seethe with anger at McTernan for telling such an outright and diabolical lie.

He has trivialised the service of so many just to further himself within the local community.

Furthermore, McTernan clearly states his family migrated from Ireland to Australia in the 1970’s (according to his Enlistment Application – previous addresses – it indicates the McTernan family arrived in Australia in 1975). At that time he would have been 14 or 15 years old (at the most), yet McTernan claims to have had an argument with his family and ran away overseas to find adventure, only to find bloodshed and misery. He claims to have returned to Australia in 1980 and joined the Army!

On the Save the Woolgoolga WW1 Memorial Group Facebook page McTernan wrote:

On his application to join the RSL McTernan stated he joined the Army in 1981. This is supported by his Enlistment Application (below) dated 18 August the same year. Yet, in his Facebook entry (above) he states he joined the Army in 1980 and under the name Leigh McTernan! His Enlistment Application clearly shows he joined the Army under the name Paul McTernan.

Does McTernan even know who he is?

Judging by his Enlistment Application, from 1975 to 1981 McTernan was living with his family in Victoria. From 1979 (18 years of age) to 1981 (20 years of age) he was continually employed pumping petrol and wiping windscreens at three different service stations! With this information alone it proves he never ‘ran away overseas..’ He was living with his family in Victoria and working as a grease monkey the whole time.

Here is page 1 and 2 of his Enlistment Application, judge for yourself:

He found bloodshed and misery? It must have been a fairly traumatic experience while working in petrol stations!

Mr McTernan you are an outright liar, a cheat and a despicable person without an ounce of honesty and integrity!

You have been well and truly BUSTED!!

On a final note,

It has also been revealed that, on McTernan’s Facebook page, he claims that between 1994 and 1997 he obtained a Diploma in Social Science Justice from Swinburne University of Technology in Victoria. According to the Admin staff at Swinburne Uni, no one with the surname McTernan has ever studied there, either on campus or by distance education. Another ‘McPorkie’ maybe?

On McTernan’s Facebook page he states that his favourite quote is:

The hall has been rented, the band has been paid, time to see you dance”

Let’s see you tap dance your way out of this one McTernan.

 

 

Paul John McTernan Update
20 March 2016


Not a lot of time has passed since ANZMI’s last update on McTernan’s lies and fraudulent claims of service in the Rhodesian Light Infantry and his claims to have been a “former soldier who has fought on the battlefield and witnessed first-hand the horrors of war”. You’d think it would have ended there….

Wrong!

Investigations by ANZMI do not stop once a person has been exposed on our website, we keep an eye open for anything that might catch our attention and provide us with enough evidence to post an update.

It’s now evident that McTernan hasn’t limited spreading his lies about his fictitious service in the Rhodesian Light Infantry to Facebook and local newspapers, he has also spread his vile dribble on other website forums. One such forum is on the nissanpatrol.com.au website, of which he is a member.

In the case of McTernan, ANZMI has discovered information that pre-dates our original exposure. If there ever was a case where the comment “final nail in the coffin” was appropriate, this would be it.

If you refer back to the 15 September 2015 Update, McTernan claimed:

I have never severed (sic) in either the Rhodesian SAS or 2 Commando Company. The document is a fraud. The hand writing is not mine; my date of birth is 17/1/1961 and not 1960 as alleged. I Joined the Australian Army in 1981 and not 1980 as alleged in this bogus document.”

Bogus document? Read on and judge for yourself…..

While it’s not known what the topic of conversation was about, on 17 April 2013 McTernan made this comment on the nissanpatrol.com.au forum:

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What an incredible lie!

In the year McTernan claims he was fighting a war in Rhodesia, losing close mates and killing multitudes of enemy, he was actually pumping petrol and wiping windscreens at various service stations in Melbourne. If you need to refresh your memory, see his Enlistment Application included in ANZMI’s original exposure.

On 6 July 2013, McTernan was asked if he served in Vietnam. His response was:

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Needless to say, during 1979 and up to the time of his enlistment in the Australian Army (1981), McTernan was working in Melbourne as a service station attendant.

On the 5 August 2013, a member of the Nissan Patrol forum posted this:

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To any ex-serving member of the Rhodesian Light Infantry (RLI) it would have been an incredible honour to meet one of the founding members of the RLI. However McTernan, fearing he would be exposed as the cheat and liar that he is, never responded. Perhaps a missed opportunity?

And sometime during 2013 and 2014, McTernan posted this on the forum:

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The nickname (or user name) McTernan used on the forum was “RLI” (Rhodesian Light Infantry - which he later changed to PMC – Paul Mc).

On 12 January 2014, McTernan made sure every reader completely understood his claims to have been a member of the Rhodesian Light Infantry and the dates for when he served:

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McTernan enlisted in the Australian Army in 1981.

And on 5 June 2014, McTernan reiterated what his user name was:

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And if you think it stopped there, think again….

On 20 June 2014 there was this:

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McTernan never posted a list of his “last rites weapons”. Considering McTernan was a service station attendant between 1979 and 1981, it is highly unlikely he was able to conduct experiments on the capabilities of the F1 9mm automatic weapon. He certainly wasn’t in any Defence Force. Another McPorkie maybe?

And finally, just to confuse things even more, in late 2012 McTernan posted this on the patrol4x4.com forum (of which he was a member):

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If there was ever any doubt surrounding McTernan’s innocence, this update will have cleared up any such reservations a person may have had.

McTernan continues to lie in an attempt to defend his less than honourable character. He has not only offended the Australian and New Zealand veterans and ex-serviceman community, you can now include the veterans of the Rhodesian Light Infantry as well.

You have forever claimed a permanent top spot on the ANZMI website for all the world to see.

 

Paul John McTernan

Update

05 June 2016

 

Congratulations Paul John McTernan, your exposure of being a liar, a cheat and a wannabe has gone international with a similar organisation to that of ANZMI having also published your ridiculous antics. McTernan now appears on the Facebook page of the "Rhodesian Wannabes, Bloaters and the Scum that support them”. It won’t take long for other such organisations to follow suit.

Even though McTernan’s claims of having been a former soldier in the Rhodesian Light Infantry (RLI) have been irrefutably exposed as blatant lies, more information is still being forwarded to ANZMI that pre-dates everything else we have published so far.

As unbelievable as it may seem, in 2009 McTernan even tried to convince an ex-RLI servicemen that he was a former member of the RLI during the period 1979 to 1980. Here is what that ex-serviceman had to say:

“Quite a “Once upon a time” history. He actually claimed to have written a book on the experience, which he said he would send to me, but never did. It was going to be published as “Born To Fight” with a possibility of being published by a proper publishing house like Allen & Unwin or Pan Macmillan etc”.

McTernan was writing a book on his “experiences” while serving in the RLI and he was going to call the book “Born To Fight”? If it did get published, it would have been a very interesting read indeed! But remember to go to the section of the library or book store labelled “Fiction”.

It’s clear that McTernan has been delusional for many, many years.

The ex-RLI serviceman also stated:

“McTernan…….. probably wanted to serve in Rhodesia, but lacked the initiative of others around the world who came to join us in the RLI”.

McTernan lacked initiative? No revelations there!

The ex-RLI serviceman clearly had suspicions about McTernan’s claims to have served in the RLI and commented:

“I did a little digging myself in 2009 because words that I had with him eventually did not stack”.

The ex-RLI serviceman quickly realised that McTernan was lying about his supposed service with the RLI. A realisation that most people, who have been unfortunate enough to have had dealings with McTernan over the years, also came to the same conclusion.

It seems that McTernan wasn’t happy with just fabricating his service in the RLI. Unbelievably, he even applied for Rhodesian medals. Below are the applications he submitted (via an organisation called “We Were Rhodesians”) for the issue of such medals:

 

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Note his service for each of the awards. The first and second confirm McTernan tried to pass himself off as a Commando. The third is his application for the Rhodesia Medal where his service is listed as “Civ”. We are led to believe McTernan was applying for the Rhodesia Medal as a civilian! We know! Unbelievable, right!


The ex-RLI serviceman said:

“Note the award date of the RGSM (Rhodesia General Service Medal) vs his date of birth and date of attesting. RGSM was awarded to him, apparently, when he was four years of age. He must have applied for these medals. Because my RLI service ended in ’76, I certainly was not in a position to verify facts as claimed, but when I saw that, I chose not to proceed with further assistance around those medals. At that stage I did not know of the existence of ANZMI.”

An RGSM as a four year old? McTernan, if you’re going to fraudulently apply for a medal, at least make your age of attesting a believable one!

This gentleman was able to quickly ascertain that McTernan was a fraud and a liar. Had he have known ANZMI existed, we could have exposed McTernan much earlier and saved a lot of people a whole lot of angst.

In 2009, McTernan was in contact with another ex-Rhodesian serviceman, again trying to fraudulently obtain Rhodesian medals he wasn’t entitled to. Below is an email from McTernan to that person:

From: Paul McTernan [
allison.paul@bigpond.com ]
Sent: 10 June 2009 09:58 AM
To: XXXX
Subject: Service number

Hi XXXX,
I served 12 months with the 1st Bn Rhodesian Light Infantry, 3 Commando, from 1979 to 1980.
My service details were 730199 Tpr McTernan PJ.
CO at the time was Bate, I forgot the last CO's name.
RSM was Read
OC's was Price I think?
I have forgot the CSM's name.
I was discharged due to injuries to my right arm and right leg.
Would my med docs be a source of info?
Regards,
Paul McTernan JP

According to McTernan, his OC (Officer Commanding) was killed during the “Bush War” in 1979 (see previous update). And how could he have possibly enlisted into the Australian Army with such injuries that were serious enough for him to be medically discharged from the RLI?? There’s definitely no mention of these injuries detailed in his application to join the Army. If McTernan wants to prove he suffered such serious injuries, we are more than willing to view the medical documents and be proven wrong.

But wait! Of course there’s no mention of such wounds when he applied to join the Australian Army, because in his application McTernan stated he had never served in another Armed Force.

And in the email, McTernan included the post nominal “JP” (Justice of the Peace). In response to ANZMI’s original exposure, McTernan claimed he “has never used the post nominal “JP” while he has been a resident of NSW”. Since McTernan was a resident of NSW at the time he sent the above email, we think McTernan should retract that statement and admit it was just another one of his lies.

Once again, McTernan has come up with another totally different version of his fake Rhodesian service history, different than any other we have previously encountered.

As for McTernan’s application to be awarded the three medals…

Suffice to say, he didn’t get them.

Finally, the ex-Rhodesian serviceman had this to say….

“Paul did buy some Rhodesian Drinking glasses from CQ Store of Rhodesian Services Association New Zealand Registered Charity CC25203. I cannot help the urge I have to demand that he return them”.

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The truly sad thing about McTernan’s lies is that, whenever his name is googled, not only will his name appear in the search results, but also his daughter’s (who happens to be a gifted sportswoman).

No one should suffer for the mistakes of others, no matter who they are.

 

Surname: Jackson
Christian Names: Anthony George
Country: Australia
State or Province: WA
City or Town: Margaret River
Service #: Nil
Service: International Police Commission (IPC)
Branch: Global Command Headquarters, Perth WA
Commencement of service: N/A
Completion of service: N/A
Case Notes:

 

 

 

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only
because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
Anon.


Allow us to present the Supreme Commander of the International Police Commission (IPC), General (Four Star) Anthony Jackson, KGK, OAM. If you are prepared to believe their website, our General Jackson commands an international band of crime fighters formed to serve and assist the peoples of the world in the maintenance of peace and achieve prosperity. The IPC aims to play a vital role in preventing and ending crimes against humanity such as drug trafficking, terrorism, murders, and unnecessary killings, abuse of women and children and violation of human rights.

It might also interest you, the reader to know that General Jackson, apart from being the Supreme Commander of the IPC, he is also their official Ambassador to Australia and for good measure, the Territorial Commander. Phew, how lucky are we?

If at this stage, you still don’t believe us, please visit their website at ipc-ghq.com/.

So, who is Anthony Gordon Jackson, OAM when he is not commanding an international band of crime fighters? He does exist and has an entitlement to wear both the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) and the Australian Sports Medal. He was awarded these awards for his service to martial arts and not International crime fighting! Apart from the OAM and Sports Medal, he can also be seen wearing, on his left side, a medal that appears to be the General Service Medal 1962 (GSM62) and lastly, the Australian Defence Medal (ADM).

The latter two medals suggest Jackson has had military service, possibly with UK Forces and also service in the Australian Defence Force. We will worry about the medals on the right side a little bit later. The reader will also note Jackson is wearing a ‘star’ device below his rack as well as a red sash and neck device. This ‘honour’ is apparently the KGK which is obviously some sort of knighthood that many wannabes seem to be able to find and self-award.

Apart from the ‘dodgy’ knighthood, it can be argued that Jackson is wearing his entitled honours and awards correctly. It may be the case in the above photograph but things change significantly when he puts his uniform on.


Here we have a photograph of the Supreme Commander and we guess, members of his global command team. Jackson can be seen wearing at least three rows of ribbons on the left chest, most of which are nothing but ‘tin rubbish’.

The photograph does tell us how little Jackson values the OAM, as it can be seen above the tin on the second row, he has not even bothered to give that prestigious Australian award the dignity it deserves.

In case you are wondering what rank his companions hold, here is their ‘rank structure’ and organisational chart.

Don’t be too alarmed just yet, they even have an ‘official’ ID card and a badge to go with it. The astute reader may note that they employ a good deal of ‘photo shopping’ when creating the ID card (see the first picture in this report).


They even have a ‘tropical’ uniform for those jobs when all black just won’t do.

We have searched long and hard to try and identify what the KGK ‘honour’ is and how it is awarded and by whom. Suffice to say that the total lack of information about the award speaks much about its value than anything else we can add.

Turning now to the medals being worn on the right side, we can count at least eleven medals, crosses and stars, none of which can be identified as an approved State, philanthropic or approved association medal.

Many followers of ANZMI would be aware that we strongly oppose the mixing of State Awards with National Awards worn on the right breast, contrary to clear directions from the Office of the Governor General. This stance is not intended to belittle State Awards, but simply to ensure compliance with current Honours and Awards policy in Australia.

So, with that said we at ANZMI will also expose those who do belittle often hard earned State awards by wearing ‘tin rubbish’ on the left breast simply to make oneself appear to be something one is not. As with the KGK, none of the medals worn on the left side can be identified as genuine State awards, the sheer number of them alone ridicules the State Awards System.

Just who are the International Police Commission (IPC)?

The IPC claim, on one of their websites to be:

‘…a member of the United Nations – Economic and Social Council (UN-ECOSOC), it is a duly registered international non-profit, non-secretarial,(we think they mean Sectarian) peacekeeping and social development paramilitary organization based in the State of California, United States of America with extension commands in member nations of the UN…’

It may surprise many to learn that there is in fact a UN - Economic and Social Council (UN-ECOSOC) and they can be found on the web at:

www.un.org/en/ecosoc/about/subsidiary.shtml

Not surprisingly though, there is no mention of the IPC, despite their exuberance in using the UN symbol on websites and uniforms. Further searches of UN Websites have revealed vague references to IPC as a NGO (Non-Government Organisation) but there is no reference to the IPC playing any sort of peacekeeping or policing role anywhere in the world.

They claim to be a paramilitary organisation, but this is all we could find on their Facebook page:

It is not the role of ANZMI to look into organisations such as the IPC, but we would encourage followers of ANZMI to undertake their own research, as we trust, the Federal and State Police bodies have.

The organisation has been registered in Victoria as an incorporated body. We guess to allow them to fundraise? We leave it to the individual reader to decide if you would part with your money to support groups such as this.

Yes, this could simply be a case of grown men dressing in fancy uniforms and playing policeman but who knows.

Here is a copy of their membership form. Be careful though, by signing the form you are joining the IPC willingly and voluntarily without any reservation! We have shown that uniform plays an important part in Australia’s supreme command of the IPC, this can be clearly seen by the fact your uniform size appears on the application form before educational and employment background. What more is there to be said?

What we do know is that their Supreme Commander in Australia, Anthony George Jackson is another wannabe medal cheat who, despite having been awarded one of Australia’s highest awards chooses to belittle that award by mixing it with tin rubbish and a make believe knighthood of dubious description. Welcome to our website MR Jackson.

 

JACKSON UP-DATE – 22 NOV 15

Since our initial exposure of ‘Wacko Jacko’, the ‘El Supremo’ of the International Police Commission, crime fighter and medals cheat, information has streamed in concerning this fraudster.   This information has raised serious concerns regarding the circumstances and information which was used to assess his nomination for the Medal of the Order of Australia, and most likely the Australian Sports Medal.

We have also learned that he has claimed false military service, and probably committed copyright offences in an autobiography he penned.

Firstly, his false claims about his military service.

After considerable research, it has been revealed that JACKSON served for a time in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as a Carpenter.   During his time in the RAAF he was posted to RAAF Base Butterworth in Malaysia.   Now, there is nothing untoward about that, fairly simple and mundane.

But wait, JACKSON is able to turn a routine posting into something much more; and how do we know?   Well, JACKSON is the author of a book about his life of daring do.

In this book, JACKSON makes a series of outlandish claims about his military service and has committed at least one copyright offence against the Australian War Memorial in the process.

 

 

The first part of his story regarding his flight to Butterworth in a Canberra Bomber with a group of British Airman he met is simply ridiculous.   Anyone familiar with Defence Force Movements would know that the RAAF would not fly a Carpenter to Butterworth in a Canberra Bomber.   Anyone familiar with the Canberra Bomber would also know that it has no room for passengers.   The Canberra was one of the first jet bombers in RAAF Service, with a crew of two and just enough room to squeeze one other, very uncomfortably into the cockpit space if really necessary.   NO Jacko, this flight of fancy definitely did not happen!

 

JACKSON is more than a wannabe and medal cheat, he is a ‘Valour Thief’.   The reader will note from the extract of his book (above), he is claiming to be one of the persons photographed on operations in Malaya.   This is a total fabrication, a complete despicable lie.   The photograph can be viewed on the Australian War Memorial’s Website by following the link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/ELL/58/0283/MC/

You can see clearly that it is the same photograph as that being used by JACKSON in his book.   The true description of the photograph is:

JACKSON was a Carpenter in the RAAF, and did not see any combat service in Malaya or any other area of conflict.   JACKSON is nothing but a fraud and by his own hand, a Valour Thief.

The reader will note that JACKSON attempts to get around the copyright issue of the photograph by suggesting that:

‘My daughter and son-in-law found this photo in the Canberra war museum.   After thoroughly checking with the museum, they were allowed to take a photo so they can present to me as memories’

We are not sure who proof read his autobiography, but they clearly missed that sentence.   None the less, the statement is false, there is no evidence to support the fact that he used the image with permission, if any part of the statement were true, then the image was intended as a private memento, not for use in a book which was written to increase the bank account of JACKSON.  

Here is clear evidence of a breach of copyright.   JACKSON cannot even get the correct name of the Australian War Memorial, from whom he ‘borrowed’ the image, instead calling it the Canberra war museum.

By claiming to be one of the individuals in the photograph, JACKSON has also clearly committed an offence under the Defence Act, 1903 in that:

DEFENCE ACT 1903 - SECT 80A

Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or airman

(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a) the person represents himself or herself to be a returned soldier, sailoror airman; and

(b) the representation is false.

Penalty: 30 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

Turning now to the circumstances surrounding the award of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) and the Australian Sports Medal.

JACKSON was awarded the OAM (Civil Division) and the Australian Sports Medal for his alleged achievements in the sport of karate.   Achievements, which we have learned that are based on questionable qualifications, dodgy certificates and actions which mark JACKSON as a person not fit to wear the awards bestowed on him.

Clearly, JACKSON is a person who likes to ‘big note’ himself, this can be seen on the front cover of his book where he addresses himself as:

  Hanshi Anthony Jackson – OAM, ASM

First things first.   The use of ASM (in reference to the Australian Sports Medal) is just wrong.   The sports medal has no post nominals, unlike the Medal of the Order of Australia which has the post nominals of OAM.   Many wannabes misuse post nominals as JACKSON has done, simply to make the person appear that little bit more important than everyone else.

In the world of Martial Arts, the tern Hanshi refers to a senior expert considered to be a "teacher of teachers".   This title is used by many different arts for the top few instructors of that style, and is sometimes translated "Grand Master".

In reality, JACKSON is considered to be a questionable character in the karate world and has a history of issuing false qualification certificates and falsifying records of the sports Japanese links.   Here is an example of what we mean:

We were supplied with the above certificate from a source within the karate world to show the lengths JACKSON will go to enhance his perceived significance in the sport.   JACKSON has signed the certificate as the examiner but had no authority to do so.   Note the issue date on the certificate – 1984.    That date is significant in relation to the award of the OAM and the Australian Sports Medal.

Note the signature of Shigeki Izuni, now here it is again in a letter to JACKSON reprimanding him for issuing false certificates in 1989, (bearing in mind, he was awarded the OAM for his ‘excellence’ in the sport only twelve months earlier):  

And again in 1991, it is clear his admonishment failed, but what is important is the fact that any authority he held was revoked.   Again, note the signature of Shigeki Izuni, a signature which has been verified and compare that to the signature that appears on the fake certificate and make up your own mind.

 

There is a clear history of JACKSON falsifying records in the sport going back to at least 1984 and given his involvement in the sport prior to this incident, serious doubt must be raised about the supporting evidence used to nominate him for the award of both the OAM and the Australian Sports Medal.   Given that he was awarded the OAM in 1988 and the sports medal in 2000 there is little doubt that the evidence used was false.   It is most likely to us he has coopted one of his close friends to nominate him the awards.

This is not the first time that a person on our website has been caught out falsifying their history to have an OAM awarded.   Here is a very good example of such a fraud:

Hammal, Roque Charles

In our initial exposure of JACKSON, he seemed to us to be a just a bit of a clown, wearing uniforms and awarding himself medals.   That is still the case, but since that first report we have learned much more about Anthony JACKSON and we are in no doubt that he is a wannabe, a medal cheat and worst of all a valor thief.   He has claimed service he has no entitlement to claim and even attempted to attribute to himself a photograph of true heroes, committing a copyright offence in the process.

JACKSON is a fraud, he has a lengthy history of questionable behavior in the sport of karate where he is viewed as a crook.   The circumstances surrounding the award of the OAM and Australian Sports Medal must be questioned in light of the evidence provided and action taken to remove these honours from him.

Let us all hope that the Australian War Memorial and the Secretariat to the Australian Honours System take notice of this exposure and take appropriate action against JACKSON.

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surname: Freeman
Christian Names: David Harold Gower
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Currumbin
Service #: Not Known
Service: Army
Branch: Army Legal Corps
Commencement of service: 1987
Completion of service: 2014
Case Notes:

 

 

David Freeman is a  Lieutenant Colonel retired from  the Australian Army Legal Corps.  He wears nine medals, seven are legitimate and two are illegal worthless junk.

 

The last two medals worn by Freeman are the offenders, they are medals from a bogus Order of St John and he does not have permission to wear them.

There are dozens of schisms of the Order of St John.  Department of Honours and Awards recognises only the Order of St John that is headed by our Sovereign Queen Elizabeth 11. It is named:

The most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem  

There are dozens of "copy cat" organisation, who for a range of reasons  create a Chivalrous hierarchy and bestow titles, medals and honours on themselves.  It really is just big kids playing dress up.

Freeman is a member of, and wears the medals of  a bogus group named:  Order of St John of Jerusalem  Knights Hospitaller .  Here is their logo:

 

Note their Grand Master HRH Prince Karl Vladimir Karadjordjevic of Yugoslavia CCSJ is a defunct Prince from a defunct  Yugoslavia monarchy

Freeman's second last medal is a White Maltese Cross which is the Knight Order of St Johns  with a red ribbon.  The legitimate Knight Orders of St John always have black ribbons and with permission from the Governor General, Knight Orders from the British based organisation can be worn as a Necklet or bow, not added to Federal medals.

Freeman will be one or the other of the bogus "Knights" listed below. Note the instructions for wearing the White Maltese Cross with red ribbon.

The last medal that Freeman is wearing is a 50th Anniversary of the defunct Yugoslavia Royal households involvement of  their bogus version of the Order of St John.

To exacerbate the situation Freeman is a member of the Board of the Currumbin RSL on the Gold Coast of Queensland.  It is also noted that the President of that RSL is Ron Workman who also appears on our web site for wearing unauthorised medals. See here:

http://www.anzmi.net/index.php/stolen-valour?pid=62&sid=370:Workman

The Gold Coast region is a "hotbed" for frauds, liars and wannabes and part of the reason is that many of them have been RSL Sub Branch executives.  

One would think that a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Army Legal Corp would have the "nous" to work out medals entitlement and protocols.

We have many completed cases where we have received threats from legal firms about people we have correctly exposed.  We live with the expectation of receiving such a threat from Lieutenant Colonel Freeman, however because we know that what we have said is true and correct Freeman will stay firmly lodged on our web site for a very long time,

 

UPDATE 4 MAY 2016

Ex Army Legal Officer Lieutenant Colonel (Rtd) David Freeman has chosen to defend the indefensible.

Here is the full report from the Gold Coast Bulletin:

www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/gold-c...4a8740da5d36f1f2b746

Here are excerpts, of what he said to the Gold Coast Bulletin Newspaper, on 21 April 2016, together with our responses:

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We iterate, that the last two medals, worn by Freeman, are "Dress up Junk".

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What a load of codswallop the Governor Generals Directive was not introduced in "March this year". It has been around for many years, and the current issue, was updated in Oct 2012. However, in the update there were no variations in policy from previous issues. See here:

www.gg.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/...ingForeignAwards.pdf

Freemanupdate4 2

The two medals are far from legitimate. They are "trash tin", presented by a defunct Yugoslavia monarch, Grand Master HRH Prince Karl Vladimir Karadjordjevic, of Yugoslavia CCSJ. The medals are not, and never will be, approved to be attached to an Australian medals rack. Freeman claims there were no clear protocols at the time. That is pure bovine excreta. As previously stated, the protocols have been in place for many years. The Gold Coast Bulletin trimmed the fake medals from their report.


Here, again, are the two medals attached to Freeman's rack:

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We encourage Freeman's legal team to report the matter, to the Queensland Police, detailing that Freeman is wearing medals, that were not conferred upon him, by the Governor General. Perhaps he has committed an offence under the Defence Act, Part VII, section 80B. However, the charges won't stick, because the "tin", he is wearing, were conferred by a defunct Yugoslav Prince and could not, under any circumstances, be defined as "Service Medals". The only service they would have seen, is the pseudo services and ceremonies, conducted by "grown ups" playing Knights and Dames, to a deceased foreign Prince.


He claims that he was directed, to wear the medals, by his superiors. No superiors, from the Australian Defence Force, would give such a direction. In the context, of wearing the medals on the Military Uniform of a Lieutenant Colonel, one can assume the mentioned "Superior" is an appropriate member of the Australian Defence Force.

As shown above, he appears to believe that he was given permission, to wear the medal, by a superior, named Colonel George Kearney (Rtd)

Colonel George Kearney (Rtd), is the Queensland Prior of the Yugoslav Order of St John. Kearney, was also an eminent Defence Medical Officer. However, he is not (yet) the Governor General, and cannot confer "tin" medals on his acolytes and minions. Below is a photograph of Prior Chevalier George Kearney AM GCSJ RFD ED, Prior of Queensland.

Freemanupdate7


Freeman introduces another medals fanangler, R&SL Currumbin, Sub-Branch President, Mr Ron Workman, to support his plea. Workman is a good ally for Freeman, also being a blatant medals cheat.
See here: www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/370-workman. We noticed, on ANZAC Day, this year, that Workman has removed the offending medals.

Despite Freeman's service, as a Legal officer he, apparently, knows three fifths of five eighths of very little, about traditions and protocols, or he chooses to 'enhance' his image, by ignoring those traditions and protocols. His arguments are shallow, inaccurate and without substance.

By reporting this matter to the public, in the Gold Coast Bulletin, Freeman has brought further discredit upon himself. Genuine Australian and New Zealand Veterans, will see him as a Retired Army Legal Officer, who was given his rank, because of his legal qualifications. He does not possess the honour and integrity, that is ingrained into the fibre of a career Officer, who has earned his rank through soldiering.

We would suggest that Freeman shut up and stop making a further fool of himself.

 

 

 

Surname: Rhyce
Christian Names: Patricia Margaret
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Cessnock
Service #: W219038
Service: RAAF
Branch: Motor Transport
Commencement of service: 09 Apr 58
Completion of service: 23 Jun 67
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Patricia Margaret Rice in her home town of Cessnock, New South Wales is known as Patrice Rhyce. she has added a bit of "Class" to her name and in the same way added a bit of "Class" to her medals rack. Below is a photograph of Rice on Anzac Day 2015 wearing lots of medals, badges, trinkets and a Peacekeepers Beret.


Here is another photograph of Rice on ANZAC Day 2014 wearing most of the false medals and badges she was wearing in 2015. We are reliably advised that she has been parading her false medals for many years.

The only medal that Rice would have, is the Australian Defence Medal. She served in the RAAF as a light transport Driver from April 1958 until June 1967. She is reported as being a competent Servicewoman who was promoted to Corporal during her service.

Here is a photograph of Rice on the day she enlisted:


Here is a letter from the Air Board who wrote her a letter of appreciation for her service after discharge.
 

We have been able to identify some of the medals and trinkets she is wearing. On the left Breast she is wearing four very prestigious awards, they are:

Royal Red Cross Medal - For exceptional service in Military Nursing.
Member of the Order of the British Empire. - For outstanding achievement or Service in the Community
Royal Red Cross medal - Same as above
Member of the Order of Australia (OAM) - For service worthy of particular recognition.

She also wears the:

Australian Defence Medal - For completing period of service in the Australian Defence Force.

Beneath the first row of medals there are Numerous United Nations Medals. We believe these to be:

1. U.N.T.S.O. (Truce Supervision Palestine/Israel, June 1948-Present)
2. U.N.E.F. II (Suez Canal and Sinai 1973-1979)
3. Golan Heights Medal
4. U.N.I.F.I.L. (Southern Lebanon 1978-Present
5. For service in the United Nations Headquarters
6. United Nations Korean War Medal
7. UNTSO medal again
8. Multinational force and observers medal.
9. UNTSO medal again

The Badges on the left lapel appear to be:

Caduceus Medical Pin.
Number two unsure
RAF wings
RAF Wings Sterling Silver Sweetheart Pin (with Kings Crown)
Army Parachute Wings
United Nations Button Badge
RSL Badge

We will not detail what she is wearing on her right breast, however we do note a Presidential Citation.

On her head she wears the Powder Blue Peacekeepers Beret with the International Peacekeepers Badge.

Rice is not listed on the Australian Government Nominal Rolls as having been awarded an OAM, nor is she entitled to wear any of the other medals, except for the Australian Defence Medal which is awarded to all people who complete their engagement in the Defence Force.

We are reliably advised that the Cessnock Returned Services League, (RSL) Sub Branch and the New South Wales (NSW) State Branch have been aware of Rice's behaviour for numerous years and have chosen to do nothing.

The NSW State Branch behaved similarly in relation to other fraudsters from NSW.

Major Andrew Philip Johnstone from Lismore was protected (unsuccessfully) by ex senior Defence officers and members of the RSL. See here:

www.anzmi.net/index.php/stolen-valour?pid=62&sid=363:Johnstone

RSL executive and long term imposter who appears to have escaped censure from the Cronulla RSL Sub Branch and the NSW State RSL for his multiple false claims of Vietnam RAN service is Kenneth Edward English from the Cronulla RSL Sub Branch (Sydney)

www.anzmi.net/index.php/component/sobipr...d=64&sid=456:English

We don't know what motivates Rice to behave so badly and insult Veterans and ex Service persons who had to work hard to earn medals and awards. We condemn her as a shameless fraud, liar and wannabe and we also condemn the NSW RSL for knowingly allowing her to fraudulent present herself as a highly decorated Veteran.

 

UPDATE  Rice aka Rhyce 16 Jan 16

Ms Rice cannot believe that ANZMI would try to "bring down" her good name and would love to take us to court.   She said this on 11 Nov 2015 at a Remembrance Day Commemoration Service in Cessnock NSW.  Here is a photograph taken on that day.

Despite our initial exposure, Ms Rice is still decked out in lots of bling and it is interesting to note that she is not horsing around as she has added the  Companion of the Order of Australia to her stable.

When questioned about the Order she said "it was presented to my Mother".

When asked about the Presidential Citation on her right shoulder, she said  "it was personally presented to my father by the President of the United States".

She said about the parachute wings and the United Nations (UN) medals that she was given them after she left the RAAF, as she  was there as a nurse to the UN.  She also said that "she was not allowed to talk about her UN service".

This woman is clearly breaking the law and should be prosecuted by New South Wales (NSW) State Police, however NSW and Western Australia (WA) Police will not prosecute these offences.  Every other State and Territory of Australia would take action, but NSW and WA cannot be bothered.  Should those in positions of authority in those States earned genuine Defence Medals the hard way, then perhaps there would be a change of attitude.

 

 

 

 

Surname: Boese
Christian Names: Sydney Keith
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Worongary
Service: NZ Army
Case Notes:

Updated 03 Nov 2013

Sydney Keith BOESE, Date of Birth, 3 July, 1938 of Worongary, Queensland, claims to have served in Malaya and Borneo with the New Zealand Army, Service Number 775278. To see why he appears on our site, see below -;

 

As yet,  we have not been able to prove or disprove if Sydney Boese served in the New Zealand Army with the 2 ndBattalion or in Malaya. We did receive a copy of a number of documents from unknown sources. These include his Statement of Service with the New Zealand Defence Force, which appears to be a computer generated document, as well as a signed declaration to join an organization by Sydney Boese, in which he claims to have served in Malaya and Borneo.

You will notice the dates of service are from 27 April 1959 to 24 July 1960.  We will refer to this when we identify his medals and service in Borneo. It would be appreciated if anyone could advise us if the Statement of Service is the correct Certificate of Service for that time period.

We are in possession of a Statutory Declaration, together with other information on Sydney Boese.

Sydney Boese could not have served in Borneo as he was no longer in the New Zealand Army, (According to his Statement of Service) as elements of the 1 stRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment were not deployed to Borneo till May 1965. He would also have been awarded the General Service Medal 1962 with clasp Borneo.

Sydney Boese is a member of the Southport RSL in Queensland and also the following organizations -; the Coastguard, Australian American Association and the Gold Coast Show.

When you look at the two photos of Boese, he is wearing three official Medals as well as three unofficial commemorative medals. The first three medals are official medals issued by the New Zealand Defence Force. The official medals from left to right are as follows -;

New Zealand Operational Medal.

General Service Medal 1918-1962, clasp possibly Malaya.

Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal. (official commemorative medal issued by the Malaysian Government)

The other three medals are unofficial commemorative medals (better known as Tin medals which serve no purpose) that can be purchased at Medal Shops and should never be worn on the left breast, especially with awarded official medals.

The fourth medal is the Compulsory Military Training Medal 1949 to 1958 which looks similar to the Australian Service Medal 1945-1975. Now if Sydney Boese’s Statement of Service is correct, he should not be wearing this unofficial medal as his service began in 1959.

The fifth medal is the unofficial 150 thAnniversary of the New Zealand Army Medal.

The unofficial medal which he wears separately on the left breast is the commemorative 90 thAnniversary of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association.

It is clear that Sydney Boese conducts himself as some kind of hero by wearing extra medals he is not officially entitled to wear.

The average citizen would not know the difference between an official and an unofficial medal or if it is a campaign, long service or a defence service medal. Seeing a serving or ex-serving member of the Defence Force wearing a large rack of medals would most likely give them the impression the person must have been involved in a number of conflicts.

The RSL Sub-Branch of Southport would have the file dealing with the Protocol of Wearing Medals and the instructions relating to the wearing of unofficial commemorative medals. The members of the committee at the Southport RSL should be enforcing these protocols and leading by example ensuring that all members of the Sub-Branch adhere to the correct wearing of medals.

This applies to all ex service organizations.  Should they fail to follow these instructions, which have also been published by the Government and the RSL itself, they are failing in their responsibility as committee members by allowing anyone into their organizations to wear tin medals.

Sydney Boese, you and others like you, who wear unofficial commemorative medals and those that allow you to wear such tin medals, show a complete lack of respect to all current and former servicemen and women, who comply with the correct wearing of medals issued to them and feel they don’t have to enhance their service to the nation by wearing medals that have to be purchased.

If you are not aware of it, the New Zealand Defence Force has an official medal you would be entitled to wear called the New Zealand Defence Service Medal which can be worn with one of four different clasps on submitting an application if you did serve at all.

Sydney Boese, for your lack of respect regarding the wearing of medals you will grace our web site. Our advice to you is to get rid of the tin medals and wear medals that have been officially awarded to you.

Update 3 Nov 2013

The Southport Returned Services League (RSL) Sub Branch in Queensland rewards medal cheats that appear on our site by voting them into executive positions as is the case with Sydney Keith Boese as well as Mark Tull, who was voted in as Secretary and also appears on our site at the following link.

http://www.anzmi.net/index.php/component/sobipro/?pid=63&sid=372:Tull

Is it no wonder that many ex-servicemen including the younger veterans will not have anything to do with the RSL when they fail to uphold the proper protocols of wearing medals and instead of suspending medals cheats, they reward them by voting them onto the Sub-Branch committees.
 
It shows that such Sub-Branches have no integrity or honour towards ex-servicemen as a whole but only their own wellbeing in maintaining the numbers that they have.

It is time that the Queensland State RSL sent a clear message to their Sub-Branches to uphold the proper protocols and traditions of the RSL to earn the respect of ex-servicemen, and maybe then they will encourage more members to join the League.

 

Update - Sydney Keith "Slim" Boese -  02 Nov 14

The ex New Zealand Army Veteran, Sydney "Slim" Boese attended the Queensland Returned Services League (RSL) 2014 Annual General Meeting in Townsville, Far North Queensland.

One would opine that an exposed medals cheat would not have the audacity to attend an RSL State Annual General Meeting (AGM) still wearing "Tin" medals. The offensive medals are the last two that are shown in the photo above and in our original exposure.

From the smile on his face it appears that no person at the RSL meeting deigned to advise Boese that his behaviour is offensive. In 2013 Boese was Treasurer of the Southport RSL. As the RSL has not published details of its 2014 Committee following their AGM in June 2014 we don't know if Boese is still a senior executive. If he is, it is a damn disgrace that this ex New Zealand serviceman is allowed to get away with flouting the traditions of ANZAC Veterans. The New Zealand Goverment has the same policy about "Tin" Medals as the Australian Government and that is.
if you must wear them, wear them on the right side. Those who add them to their Defence medals and wear them on their left breast obviously have psychological issues.

We ask the Southport RSL to lift their game, and advise Boese to get the medals off his NZ Defence rack.

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.

Persons appearing on our site that are now deceased will not be removed, but the case will have the word "Deceased" placed next to their name when we are advised.

 

Update Boese 16 Jan 16

So it seems that the committee and members of the Southport RSL Sub-branch still don't get it!  Either that or they simply don't care about the adverse publicity they have had directed at them by ANZMI.

 

As stated in a recent Southport Sub-branch newsletter, "There has been a significant amount of turmoil within the management of the sub-branch and all members should be made aware of some of the circumstances of this turmoil."  Seems to be some similarity to the shuffling the deck-chairs on the Titanic!

The fact that both the former president and deputy president should not only resign their positions on the sub-branch committee but also from the RSL sub-branch itself! Seems that something is indeed rotten in the State of Southport. Although one of the resignations, that of president Lawrie Pollard, will not see any ANZMI flags lowered to half-mast. Pollard was himself the subject of a very in-depth investigation by ANZMI.

However, our real concern at the latest fractious behaviour within the sub-branch executive is the appointment of wannabe Sydney 'Slim' Boese to the positions of vice president and treasurer!  We suspect, that like the SS Titanic, there are icebergs aplenty on the horizon for the Southport RSL Sub-branch. 

 

 

 

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