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Surname: Jordan
Christian Names: Antony Francis
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Melbourne
Service: Citizen Military Forces
Case Notes:
 

 

Antony "Tony" Francis Jordan.

1: CMF 1960's

2: Current Vice President VVAA Phillip Island (Museum Branch)

3: Convicted bogus Vietnam veteran.

4: Unsuccessful DVA  veteran's Disability Pension applicant

5: AATTV association scourge   

6: Expelled from US Special Operations Association.......

Like to read more on this poor excuse for a soldier?

To simplify this entire saga of fraudulent representation one first needs to read the following two newspaper reports dated 16th and 19th of October 1980

 

 

 

 

ANZMI was approached by numerous veterans with complaints and protests regarding JORDAN.  Members of the VVAA were at odds as to why a convicted bogus veteran would hold the Executive position of Vice President of the Museum Branch at Phillip Island - accompanying his bogus veteran charges were offences of theft of ammunition and other Quatermaster Store items - for which he was also found guilty - and now he has access to donated memorabilia at the museum ....... this does not sit well with some veterans. 

ANZMI were advised JORDAN has applied for a disability pension for injuries and illnesses he relates to his "war service" - again an involvement which has rankled many genuine veterans.  How could a part time soldier be considered for veteran status when he was never posted (allocated for duty) to Vietnam under the legal military process?  Checks and balances have shown JORDAN made his own way to Vietnam and once discovered by the Australian Army was immediately taken into custody and returned to Australia - the embarrassment and potential for an "international incident" had he been KIA (killed in action) would have been devastating for the government in power at the time. 

With the above information/intelligence at hand ANZMI wrote to JORDAN giving him 17 days to reply. 

As with most bogus veterans, JORDAN opted to ignore replying, and instead we received an email from a Level 4 Advocate.

 -----Original Message-----
From: jme96768@bigpond.net.au [mailto:jme96768@bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 16 August 2006 10:44 AM
To: information@anzmi.net
Subject: Your unsigned letter to Mr Tony Jordon

From: John Methven OAM
          Level 4 Advocate
          Member RSL, VVAA and Legacy
          RSO 7 Bn RAR 1967 / 1968

To Whoever,

As Mr Jordon's advocate, I have investigated the circumstances relating to his service and am completely satisfied that he is entitled to pursue a claim to be accepted by DVA as a Vietnam Veteran.

I am aware of his conviction in the Broadmeadows Magistrates court.

I am prepared to provide full information regarding Mr Jordon's background to any legitimate person in your "organisation" who cares to contact me and identifies themselves, by this email address.


John Methven
03 XXXX XXXX
 

The policy of ANZMI is not to reply to Advocates/advisers/representatives of ESO's.

By not complying with the request for answering our letter, JORDAN has now been posted to the world wide web for the information of all the genuine veterans of the world. 

There are more reports of JORDAN's questionable behaviour ANZMI has gathered.

In March of 1996 the Special Operations Association of Las Vegas Nevada expelled him from membership due to his "submitting fraudulent information and misrepresenting his credentials for membership"  ANZMI holds copies of said correspondence. 

ANZMI hold further correspondence relating to JORDAN's involvement with the Military Vehicle Association of Victoria - whereby his actions led to his sacking. 

 The AATTV - (Australian Army Training Team Vietnam), the most decorated unit from that conflict who boast four Victoria Crosses have been embarrassed and offended by JORDAN's claims of serving with them during his short unauthorised visit to Vietnam, this austere band of warriors will immediately distance themselves from any suggestion of "comradeship" inferred by the man. 

So there you have it - undoubtedly there will be those who have been taken in by this charlatan following many years of him associating with veterans groups - ANZMI would appreciate any comments from veterans who have been "burnt" over the years.

Of particular interest would be any photographs post 1980 of military functions/ceremonies where JORDAN has worn medals and paraphernalia.  These items can be scanned and emailed to the address on the introduction page to this website.

3 May 07
 

The best compliment we could offer Jordan is to say he is "rat cunning", however he has been "hoist on his own petard" as the saying goes.   
 
Following our initial report, Jordan went to the Melbourne Sun Herald newspaper, to stir up a sympathy vote, see the article that appeared on Monday 19th March 2007.
 
 
 
Notice how Mr John Methven, stepped up to the mark and said that we were victimising Jordan and how he and Jordan "put across" the story that Jordan is "just a bit of a larrikin who went on an adventure" and he should be entitled to the benefits available to genuine veterans.
 
Methven, the misguided president  of the Museum Branch of the Vietnam Veterans  Association Australia (VVAA) is solely to blame for all the angst and energy spent in dealing with this issue.  It is another example of an Ex Service Organization dealing carelessly with the honour of genuine veterans

On 28 April 2007 at the VVAA, Victoria Branch, State Council meeting in Castlemaine, it was announced that Jordan had resigned from the VVAA  (he should never have been a member) and  therefore the issue never became an agenda item. This meant  the main supporter of Jordon, the president of the Museum Branch of the VVAA, was not required to explain his misguided and questionable ethics  in supporting Jordan, a convicted bogus veteran.

 We ask Mr Methven:

1.  Has Jordan told you about his fraudulent enrolment in the prestigious United States Special Operations Association (USSOA)?

2.  Has he revealed to you the lies he told the USSOA?

3.  Has he shown you the letter of his expulsion from the USSOA?

We now invite all veterans to consider evidence not previously released by us.  After studying this evidence most reasonable people will agree that Jordan should be placed among the more virulent of those featured on our web site, for he is a liar, cheat, fraud and a dedicated wannabe.

Jordan does not in anyway qualify to be a member of the USSOA, but submitted an application to join containing  outrageous claims of service with the Australian Army.  Membership of USSOA organisation helped Jordan to "prove" his bona fides as a  Special Forces all round "Rambo".  Jordan in his own hand has fraudulently claimed to be a hero of dangerous and clandestine missions all over Asia. The first document, is his formal, signed application to join the USSOA. The second is a letter written and signed by Jordan detailing his "service".

 

These are the claims that he has made in his own hand writing:

1.  Served Malaya 1955 - 56.  Lies, he was not there

2.   Served South East Asia 1960.  Lies, he was not there

3.  Served Confrontation Indonesia 1966. Lies, he was not there

4.  Served South Vietnam 1967, 1968, 1970 and 1971.  Lies. He was a civilian in Vietnam from December 1970 until late January early February 1971 a total of seven to eight weeks  when he was arrested and deported by Australian troops.

5.  Was part of covert Phoenix operations in South Vietnam.  Lies, was not part of this operation, in fact he can't even spell it correctly. (see his letter and application)

6.  Was a member of the elite Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV). Lies, was never posted to or worked with AATTV.

7.  Served in Biet Dong Quan Special Force Operations. Lies, was never posted as a soldier to  these operations.

8.  Claimed service with the Long Range Reconnaissance United States Ranger unit.  Lies was never a Ranger, nor ever a member of AATTV attached to the Rangers.

9.  Used the names of genuine AATTV members as  references.  More lies. Unfortunately the USSOA did not check the references.

10.  Claimed to be still serving in the Defence Force in 1995.  Lies, was only ever in the Citizens Military Forces (CMF) and was discharge on return to Australia after being arrested and escorted back on 12 February 1971.

11. Fraudulently enlisted into the United States Special Operations Association. Used most of the lies shown above to gain entry. 

12. Claimed clandestine service in Israel - Lies he never served there.

Here is a second letter, again full of lies and innuendo to ingratiate himself into the company of real veterans.

ANZMI has long tentacles with many overseas connections. The fraud perpetrated against the USSOA  was not difficult to uncover, because genuine veterans world wide value their status and will not tolerate wannabes. Jordan's lies were discovered by the USSOA around nine months after he had fraudulently joined, he was expelled from the Association on 20 March 1996.

Jordan had a genuine high profile veteran Advocate assisting him with his claim for formal recognition by the Department of Veterans Affairs for his supposed Vietnam service.   It is difficult to understand how a genuine veteran could put his reputation on the line by supporting this known liar and wannabe.

The advocate said "Jordan is not in the same category as men who were never soldiers, or those who said they had qualifying service when they didn't". 

You are correct Mr Methven, Jordan is not in the same league as an ordinary wannabe he is a king size liar, fraud, impostor and wannabe who has ingratiated himself into the company of careless executives of an Ex Services Organisation.  Why you were trying to have him pollute the veteran community is somewhat puzzling.

The veteran community deserve an explanation as to why you protected and supported this pretender. We trust that you and Jordan will go back to the Herald Sun newspaper and share the new evidence we have put forward here.

ANZMI never reveals all evidence we hold against impostors, this fresh batch of evidence has been released to counter the one-sided newspaper article orchestrated by JORDAN and Co.  As most of us know, real veterans always carry a reserve of spare ammunition.  This reserve is held until finally the government takes action against all of the frauds we display on these pages and then the information will be forwarded to them to secure prosecution.

 

Antony Francis Jordan is not a veteran and will never be accepted as one. 
 
ANZMI would appreciate a current photograph of Mr Jordan so that all readers can identify with this person.
 
 
   13 JUN 07

As requested in our May update, recent photos of Jordan have been supplied. Surprise, surprise the photos are of Tony Jordan once again displaying himself as a hardened Veteran, with twenty years service in the Australian Regular Army, including twelve months in Vietnam.

 

Jordan again insinuated himself into the limelight by giving a "Veteran's" story to an unsuspecting reporter from the Melbourne "Hume Weekly" newspaper. We warn all journalists that Jordan is an impostor a fraud and a liar.  As a "tip" for journalists it is very easy to tell when Jordan is lying – it is when his lips are moving.   Here is the ANZAC Day eve story of our hero featured in all of his glory.

 

 

 

We apologise to a Mr Anstell who is featured with Jordan in the Hume Weekly report, however we remind him of the old saying' "If you lay down with dogs you  wake up with fleas"

Notice Jordan's deliberate lies where he says,  "When shot in the backside after twelve months service", meaning he served in Vietnam for more than twelve months and was Wounded in Action.  It is true that he was in Vietnam 1970 - 1971, but it was from December 1970 to late January, early February 1971 a period of seven to eight weeks. He was never wounded "by being shot in the backside" he did have a medical problem as detailed in this document:

 

What the medical report says is this:

 5 Jan '71  Cellulitis of lateral portion of thenar aspect of hand with lymphangitis.  No pus present.  Started Procaine peni 2.4 mill units.  Immobilisation.  Return in 24 hours.

6 Jan '71  Lymphangitis improved.  Area still indurated but no fluctuance.  Continue antibiotics.  Return 2 days.  

This is what the medical report means.

"5 Jan '71 - Rash caused by deep muscle infection of outside portion of thumb aspect of hand with lymph gland infection.  No pus apparent.  Started penicillin 2.4 million units with novocaine (local anaesthetic) as pain relief.  Come back tomorrow."

"6 Jan 71 - Lymph glands not so infected/swollen.  The muscle infection/rash is still infected but no pus is apparent. Continue with the antibiotics and come back in two days 

He never suffered a gunshot wound - he had a rash on his hand.

Jordan says he served with the 287th Battalion, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit -  We don't really know what he did in Vietnam during his 7 weeks sojourn, however the 287th EOD unit did not exist and is just another tick to add to Jordan's "list of lies".

Jordan is a pathetic man desperately wanting to be accepted into the veteran community and is prepared to lie and cheat his way into that status. We demand of Jordan that he cease and desist.  His seven weeks in South Vietnam as a civilian in no way associated with the Australian Defence Force or any other allied defence force do not make him an Australian veteran.   Apart from his self arranged Vietnam service, he has, over the years lied about his service by claiming in writing to be a hardened Australian Regular Army Soldier with twenty years full time service . – Jordan is a seasoned liar, who served only as a part time Army Reserve Soldier and was never posted outside of Australia.

Before he "resigned" as Vice President from the Vietnam Veterans Association Australia (VVAA) Museum Sub-Branch he had convinced the gullible few of his bona fides to the extent, where he held senior appointments in that organisation. This included being part of the VVAA Education Team, speaking to our school children about his "service". Jordan is audacious in his lies and fraud.

We hope that the Hume Weekly can follow up their ANZAC eve story so that school children and teachers lectured to by Jordan can reassess their opinion of him and reject any of the "war stories" he may have passed on.  The veterans' education "Team" must feel somewhat disparaged after knowing one of their number is a proven wannabe, a fraud and a liar - Jordan is a psychopathic liar with no consideration for those he deceives  

 

 

Notice another nice photo of Jordan clearly extolling his "Regular Army Service 1955-1975"

We are reliably informed that Jordan is a member of Victoria Headquarters, Returned Services League (RSL) sub branch - ANZAC House, 4 Collins Street, Melbourne.  He is entitled to membership on the basis of his Army Reserve Service, however, we call on ANZAC House to show  leadership and sweep this person from their ranks.  His fraudulent actions bring discredit to the RSL and to the world wide veteran community. 

 

As long as genuine individual veterans and Ex Service Organisations are prepared to give this fool credence he will continue his charade . We urge veterans and veteran organisations to close ranks and treat this man with the contempt he deserves before he drags you or your organisation into his fantasy world that is  mired by lies and deceit.

 

Update – 24 Aug 15

Antony Jordon recently said in a media release:

"ANZMI and others were tough on me in the beginning but now they have left me alone" 

Jordon is wrong we have not, and will not leave him alone as long as he continues his quest to be recognised as an Australian War Veteran, which he is not.

Aided and abetted by members of the National Vietnam Veterans Museum on Phillip Island, Victoria he has wasted tax payers money by appealing to the Australian Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to pervert the truth of his service by rewriting history.  Details of the Tribunal hearing can be found here:

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/AATA/2015/209.html

Here is  media report of the Tribunal finding:

Jordon created false documentation and by deception travelled to Vietnam. Whilst in Vietnam he was not serving with the Australian Army, his status would have been that of an Australian Citizen foolishly visiting a very dangerous war zone.

The only standing that Jordon has in the Veteran Community is that he is a fake.

 

 

Surname: Kent
Christian Names: Lance Kenneth Kyle
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Toorbul
Case Notes:

Live: 12 Nov 2013

Lance Kenneth Kyle KENT, of Toorbul in Queensland is a member of the Toorbul RSL Sub Branch.  We are reliably informed that Toorbul Sub Branch is a spin off Sub Branch of the Bribie Island RSL Sub Branch nearby.  Kent and a colleague are responsible for the administration of Toorbul RSL Sub Branch Chapter and we believe that they are the only two members.

Kent is a Tin Medal hero and a wannabee.  He is the First Officer for the Toorbul Rural Fire Service but wears three tin medals on his left breast that have been purchased by him as indicated below -;

 

 

Kent-1

 

In the photograph above, Kent is wearing from left to right,

Australian Service Medal 1945-75.  (Entitled)

National Medal with first clasp.  (Entitled)

Regular Forces Medal. (Not entitled, purchased)

Citizens Military Forces Medal.  (Not entitled, purchased)

Emergency Services Medal. (Not entitled purchased)

These are the self-purchased medals -;

Kent-2

 

Kent-3

 

Kent-4

Our investigations reveal that Kent served with the Citizens Military Forces/Australian Reserve Forces for a long period in a number of units.  This included a period on full time duty (FTD) with the Australian Regular Army.  He served in Papua New Guinea for some time and attained the rank of Sergeant.  

He is also entitled to wear the National Medal with first clasp for his services to the Rural Fire Service. For the period of his military service, he is entitled to wear the Defence Force Medal, but for some reason he is not wearing that award.

His official medal entitlement is:

Australian Service Medal 1945-75 clasp PNG.

National Medal with first clasp.

Australian Defence Medal.

Kent has no doubt served his country and local community well.  Why he would want to embellish his military history by wearing three cheap tin medals with his official medals is a mystery that only he can answer.

It can only be to impress all those around him. The general public would not know they were tin, but genuine servicemen and veterans everywhere can identify bought medals at a glance.

These tin medals can be purchased in Medal Shops or over the internet for about twenty dollars.  They do not mean a thing if they have not been awarded officially.

 
Our advice to Kent is to remove them completely.  If he has an irresistible compulsive urge to wear unofficial  tin medals, then they should be worn on the right breast below any next of kin medals.  

This is published in the public interest, veterans of all conflicts, in particular that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from the private citizens are supported by statement 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 23 JUN 15

It is a special kind of wannabe indeed that fails to realise when his goose is cooked and Lance KENT definitely fits the bill.

Our initial exposure of KENT in November 2013 highlighted this Tin Medal Hero as a peacock in the Toorbul Fire Brigade in Queensland while we also revealed that he is also a member of the Toorbul RSL Sub Branch.

Since our exposure of KENT who was photographed wearing a mixture of tin rubbish and official medals, we find that our hero has obtained his Australian Defence Medal (ADM) and has gone to the trouble to have a ribbon bar made up.

Of course, our man knows nothing of the correct order of wearing his legitimate entitlement and appears in the photograph with his ribbon bar upside down.

Now, if this was his only indiscretion we at ANZMI would not have wasted time with this peacock’s story, but thankfully for us, and the wider veteran’s community, there are good people out there willing to report idiots like KENT.

It can be clearly seen in the photograph that KENT is wearing two rows of ribbons.   The first, with three ribbons is his correct entitlement, albeit upside down, meaning they are in the wrong order.   The top row of four contains nothing but tin rubbish that has no place anywhere near official medals.   The ribbons are those of the three tin medals we identified in our original exposure, the last is a tin commemorative Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee medal. 

On his right side, KENT can be seen wearing the Queensland Citation awarded following the floods of 2011-12.   We can only assume he has an entitlement to that award and that he has not ‘self-awarded’ himself something else he has no entitlement to wear.

Note, we use the term manufactured and not ‘struck’ when referring to tin medals.   That is because they are nothing more that mass produced trinkets, whereas official medals awarded by State and Federal Governments are struck under Royal Warrant and treated with the dignity befitting our Honours and Awards.

Mixing tin rubbish with official awards, simply to make oneself look like a veteran with extensive operational experience is not only snubbing a nose at our Honours and Awards system, but is also offensive to the veterans community.   It is even more offensive when someone who should know better does it.   Tin medals are purchased by the individual and self-awarded.   They have no place being worn with official awards.

Let us hope that KENT does not have a training role in the Toorbul Fire Brigade where he could influence young firefighters who would believe him to be a more experienced veteran rather than the fraud he really is.

Let us also hope that the members of the Toorbul Fire Brigade and the Toorbul RSL Sub Branch read this exposure and take appropriate action against this peacock.

Stick to what you do best Mr Kent, selling raffle tickets and while you are at it, sell a few to raise money for veterans who earned their medals the hard way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surname: Russell
Christian Names: Terrance Ernest (Terry)
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Cairns
Service #: Nil
Service: Nil
Branch: Nil
Commencement of service: N/A
Completion of service: N/A
Case Notes:

 

 

 

"He who lets the sea lull him into a sense of security is in very grave danger."
-Hammond Ines

Here is the story of ‘Captain’ Terrance Ernest Russell, JP of the Cairns Region in North Queensland. The good captain cuts a fine figure and looks all the world like at distinguished Officer in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). This nautical nincompoop is nothing more than a desperate wannabe who improperly wears the uniform of a Naval Officer, and claims to have war service with the Royal Navy (RN) and sea service with the RAN.

The astute reader will note that Russell is wearing the summer uniform with the rank of Captain, upon closer examination you may note a silver ‘Australia’ on the first ring of his shoulder board. Hard to see, yes, but for those in the know it should be readily recognisable. This small and seemingly obscure ‘device’ is critical in this case as will be detailed in the following paragraphs.

Just who is Terrance Ernest Russell?

The real Terrance Ernest Russell is originally from the United Kingdom where he worked for the cruise ship company P&O. During his tenure with P&O he reached the company rank of Staff Captain, in naval parlance that means Executive Officer or 2IC. We are reliably informed that Russell’s employment with P&O was terminated in the mid 1980’s and he left under less than favourable terms.

At no time during his time with P&O did he command a ship at sea, other than to perform routine bridge duty.


Russell did serve as an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) where he reached the rank of Lieutenant Commander (LCDR).

Russell first makes an appearance in Australia not long after his departure from P&O and began ingratiating himself with the naval community in Cairns. Initially taken at his word, it soon became apparent that things were not quite right with the good captain, particularly when he opened his Marriage Celebrate business and plastered the website with images of himself wearing RAN Captains uniform.

Russell was challenged about his use of the term ‘Captain’, and wearing the RAN uniform. His reply was as follows:

‘…My service was with the P&O Company for 30 years and as you would probably know Queen Victoria gave the P&O the same insignia as the Navy.

I served with the Royal Navy for many years as a reservist but only got called up once by Thatcher to go to the Falklands in 1982. By the time I got there it was virtually done.

I have had the privilege (sic) of serving both with the RAN and the USN (COMDESRON 37) during my time.

Hope this is of interest to your enquirer

Best wishes

Captain Terry Russell, FAIM AFNI MLAANZ RNR (Ret'd) JP"…’

Note he signs of as ‘Captain Terry Russell, RNR’. We know this is a fabrication as he did not attain the rank of Captain in the RNR. We also know that he has never served in any capacity with the RAN or US Navy (USN).

He notes in his reply that Queen Victoria no less gave P&O the same uniform as the navy. Looking at the images printed above, we are sure the reader can tell the difference between a RAN Officer and a P&O Ships Officer.

Indeed, the Royal Naval Association in the UK advises us:

‘…although P&O Officers wear a similar uniform and cap as a Royal Naval officer, the cap badge and rank & shoulder-board stripes are different. At a glance they are similar enough to look the same. Queen Victoria did not give them the same insignia.’

Russell’s experience in the Falkland’s War is sketchy at best. He mentions that ‘I served with the Royal Navy for many years as a reservist but only got called up once by Thatcher to go to the Falklands in 1982. By the time I got there it was virtually done’.

We know he did not serve onboard SS Canberra as he does not appear on the civilian or service nominal roll. He wears no medals or other devises which might suggest war service. Given the time line and history available to us, it is doubtful he served in the Falklands War in any capacity.

We are advised that the actions of Russell have been brought to the attention of the Navy and the Australian Federal Police. It would appear that Russell was spoken too and has agreed to remove the images of himself in the uniform of a RAN Captain from his website, LinkedIn and Facebook sites. In return, it appears no further formal action is to be taken against him. This is indeed a shame as he is committing a number of offences by impersonating a government official.

Terrence Russell is also a qualified Justice of the Peace in Queensland. Given that he has in the past deceived everyone by wearing the uniform of a RAN Captain, and using the rank of Captain in correspondence, it must be asked, is Terrence Russell a fit and proper person to retain his JP status?

Terrence Russell would've been fully aware that what he was doing is wrong but such is his arrogance he thought he could get away with it. Had he not been caught out and his stories tested and found wanting, he would have continued to pretend to be a Captain, and a RAN Captain at that! He is nothing more than a fraud and a despicable wannabe and deserving of a place on this website.

 

Terrance Ernest Russell - Update 28 March 2015

There is an old saying that involves leopards and spots which is eminently suitable for the continuing antics of ‘Captain’ Terry Russell. Following his unmasking by ANZMI, Russell removed images of himself in an RAN Captain’s uniform from his own website, as well as both his Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. And we naturally assumed that he had mended his ways and we could move on.

Unfortunately, ‘Captain’ Russell is at it again! This time, once again looking like an extra from ‘South Pacific’, he pops up on the website of the curiously named organisation, the National Academy of Etiquette which it seems Russell has established. www.nationalacademyofetiquette.com.au/about.html And flying proudly at its masthead is Terry Russell once again in the guise of an RAN Captain.

One of the definitions of ‘etiquette’ is “the customs or rules governing behaviour regarded as correct or acceptable in social or official life”. Seems as if ‘Captain’ Terry himself might need to take one of the courses offered on his own website! Then again, he would struggle to pass the course.

Surname: Parfitt
Christian Names: Bradley Mark
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Forest Lake
Service #: Unconfirmed
Service: ARA and Gres
Branch: RAA, RACMP, RAInf,
Commencement of service: 1977
Completion of service: 1994
Case Notes:

 

Bradley Mark Parfitt was born on the 2 November, 1959. Parfitt is a "Grandstander" First Class. When we talk about wannabees, this gunslinging secret former Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) Rambo is high on the list.

He has performed highly top secret duties that he cannot talk about because of the "Official Secrets Act". But like most idiotic wanabees, he talks about them anyway! What other way is there to get your story out there.

The above photograph shows Parfitt, the gunslinger. This photograph was apparently taken in Iraq where he performed some form of security work as a civilian.

His Linked in page indicates that he trained thousands of Iraqi Police as part of his 78 million dollar fifteen month contract, and also trained thousands of Iraqi Military Special Forces. He states that he was the owner of BLP Training Australia and later BLP International. He claims in an Australian Newspaper report and on his curriculum vitae (cv) that he was a former Australian Infantry Officer and a member of the Queensland Police Force.

Over the years Parfitt has not held back on his "Official Secrets Oath" He has told colleagues that he was a former SASR operative from 1982 until 1984 during his Army Career. This is in conflict with his actual Regular Army Service of 1977 to 1982 where he spent all of his time in the Royal Australian Artillery and Royal Australian Corps of Miltary Police.

He claims that when he was in SASR, (1982-1984) he was a member of 4 Squadron, SASR. The Squadron was top secret until it was revealed in the Australian Media in 2013. Parfitt claims that the Australian Government told the media that 4 Squadron SASR had been established in 2006, but he states that this particular statement is not true. He claims that it had been established in 1980 and was based on Swan Island, Victoria, where it provided support to ASIS (Australian Security Intelligence Service) "and other things".

When questioned further regarding his statements, he replied that, "This info is really super dooper top secret and is probably something you should keep to yourself". He has stated that he is still under the "Official Secrets Act" about all this stuff and because of his secret service, he got a start later in the private operations sector in Iraq.

Well our "super dooper" SASR hero is in fact a fanciful fraud who has obviously duped a lot of people into believing his self serving rubbish.

We have been contacted by former Army associates of Parfitt who have reliably informed us that Parfitt enlisted in the Australian Army in 1977. Following Recruit Training he was posted to the School of Artillery, then to an Artillery Regiment and then Corps transferred to the Military Police. He left the Army in 1982 following an uneventful period of service.

In 1983 he joined the Australian Reserves and was posted to 1 MP Company and then to an Artillery Regiment. In 1985, he was discharged after failing to carry out efficient service.

He again somehow joined the ARES in late 1985 where was posted as a Private to an Infantry Reserve Unit in Brisbane and then North Queensland. He was then posted to the Royal Australian Army Pay Corps (RAAPC). He was again subsequently discharged failing to carry out efficient service in 1994.

Parfitt was never a member of the Special Air Service Regiment. All his SASR secret service rantings are a figment of his imagination.

He has never been a sworn member of the Queensland Police Force or a Commissioned Officer in the Australian Infantry Corps.

This wannabee has no operational service and his entire Army service in the Regular Army and Reserves could be classified as unexceptional. As a result of this exposure, Parfitt now has one more write up to include on his suspect cv.

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Update. Bradley PARFITT.

When Bradley Parfitt came to our notice we were amused at his rantings of false secret "super dooper" SASR service and his reluctance to talk about it because of the "Official Secrets Act."

Particularly, as we discovered that he had no operational service whatsoever.

Since then Parfitt has threatened to sue Anzmi and he sent us a convoluted unsigned document that he obviously manufactured himself claiming it to be a genuine legal process. One glance at the document and you could tell that it was immature, unprofessional and "home made".

Parfitt then withdrew this threat, but has now again sent us the same ridiculous document.

Well we always maintain that the truth is the best defence that we can provide for any publication that we post on this site.

So much so that we now have further photographs of Parfitt wearing fake military medals and other documentation proving once and for all that he is a complete fool, a liar and a fraud.

We also have in our possession unsigned copies of Queensland Police letters that Parfitt has obviously manufactured and produced to an organisation he was affiliated with, in an attempt to verify his claim of Special Constable status within the Queensland Police Force. In these letters, he claims Special Constable status on two occasions from August, 1982 to December, 1982, and from December, 1982 until June, 1984.

Our advice is that these letters on Queensland Police Force letterheads were unofficial to enhance his status within a Queensland motor cycle club. We do not say that he was never a Special Constable for a short time. We maintain that the unsigned letters purporting to have come from the Queensland Police Commissioners Office that he produced are false and misleading.

As stated, we also have in our possession additional photographs of Parfitt exhibiting numerous military medals and other purchased "tin bling" that he is not entitled to wear.

 

 



The above medals have been identified from left to right as follows -;

1. Australian Active Service Medal with clasp. Not entitled. Purchased.
2. Iraq Medal. Not entitled. Purchased.
3. Jubilee Medal. Purchased commemorative.
4. 2002 Golden Jubilee QE2 medal. Purchased commemorative.
5. Centenary Medal 2001 with clasps. Purchased commemorative.
6. Regular Forces Medal. Purchased tin medal.
7. Citizens Military Forces Medal (CMF) Purchased tin medal.
8. Australian Security Medal. Purchased tin medal.

He is also wearing unauthorised ribands on his left chest. These are -;

Top Row.

1. Silver Star medal riband. (USA) not entitled. Purchased.
2. Bronze Star medal riband. (USA) not entitled. Purchased.

Bottom Row.

1. US Distinguished Service medal riband. Purchased.
2. US Combat Action Navy/Marine medal riband. Purchased.
3. Unknown medal riband Probably US award. Purchased.

Parfitt has no entitlement to any of the above awards. He has never been awarded one of them. He has purchased the entire set from the Internet or Medal Shops and had the medals Court Mounted.

Not only does he have total disrespect for genuine recipients of the AASM and the Iraq medal, he parades around wearing the US Silver Star and US Bronze Star ribands.

The US Silver Star is awarded for gallantry whilst in action against an enemy of the United States.

The US Bronze Star is awarded for a recipient distinguishing themselves with heroic or meritorious service whilst engaged in action against the enemy of the United States.

He even wears the 2001 Centenary Medal with "clasps"!! This medal does not come with clasps as it is a one off Centenary Medal. The "clasps" if genuine, would make him about 300 years old. Not real bright!.

The rest of his medals are just purchased commemorative tin that improve his unentitled rack. They do not require further comment.

He also wears the US Combat Action Navy Marine riband the wrong way around.

His peacetime Regular Army service and part time Army Reserve Force engagement, which culminated in his discharge from the Royal Australian Army Pay Corps (RAAPC), is remote from the medals and ribands that he embellishes himself with.

He is an imposter of the highest order.

In addition to his admitted false Special Air Service Regiment service, Parfitt describes himself on his c.v. among other feats of military greatness, to have experience in "long range recon" and "Senior N.C.O Weapons Instructor experience qualified through to 105 Howitzer."

We suggest that Parfitt should place his head in the barrel of one of his Howitzers and "pull the trigger".

His outright disrespect for all those service personnel who have genuinely been awarded the Australian Active Service Medal and Iraq medals is abhorrent. In addition, his improper wearing of undeserved US gallantry awards just confirms what an idiot and low life imposter Parfitt has developed into.

Parfitt is like a number of other false pretenders on this site. He threatens legal action when cornered, and continues to bluff and lie about his military service when in fact his entire service was very mundane to say the least. Comments posted about Parfitt from people who know him and recorded on our Facebook page paint his picture clearly.

He has committed offences by his manufacture of Police letters and wearing Australian military medals that he has no entitlement to. The relevant authorities will hopefully take these matters to the next level.

Parfitt has committed an offence against the Australian Defence Act 1903 as amended.

80B Improper use of Service Decorations.

1. A person is guilty of an offence if;
(a) The person wears a service decoration; and
(b) The person is not the person on whom the decoration was conferred.

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

In our original write up, we described Parfitt as a Grandstander. He is more than that. He is an outright fraud and a liar who has no credibility whatsoever.
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Bradley Mark Parfitt Update 2.

Since our original exposure and update of Bradley Mark Parfitt, of Forest Lake, Brisbane, we have discovered further evidence that prove he is the total epitome of a liar and fraud when it comes to his manufactured military service.

Parfitt considers himself a bush lawyer. Regular visitors to Anzmi.net, may have noticed that the Parfitt disclosure was removed from our site for a period.

Parfitt attempted to have his lies and the photos of himself wearing unawarded medals and US bravery ribands concealed by attempting a legal manouvre to gain the initiative. His actions failed and backfired on him. He lost, Anzmi won!

This chap gets top billing, and for that, his photo with all his purchased medals and ribands will now grace our Home Page, Face Book page and Latest Cases page for a long time to come.

Since we initially exposed Parfitt, we have received a constant tirade of abuse from him, as he staunchly tries to defend his wearing of Australian Military medals and United States Army ribands that have not been awarded to him. Strangely though, he has never sent us any documentation to prove his entitlements to any medals that he wears. We are satisfied that he is probably entitled to the Australian Defence Medal for his Regular Army service and his Army Reserve Service where he was discharged from the RAAPC. (The Royal Australian Army Pay Corps in 1994.)

As stated, he did send us a convoluted unsigned home made legal document that obviously took him an entire weekend to compile, but only a few seconds for us to arrive at the conclusion that it was idiotic and childish before it was shredded and binned.

Following further investigation of Parfitt, we received a document from an informant who knew Parfitt, particularly his knowledge of when Parfitt was working as a Security guard in Iraq and the UAE. This document is obviously a Company Agreement that sets out its method of operations and most importantly it's personnel operatives. The document is geared for obtaining contracts from Governments, mainly the US and Iraq Governments, in regards to security work and other matters.

The extract below is from that document -:

 

As we alluded to in his initial exposures, Parfitt was never a member of the Special Air Services Regiment (SASR). He would not have lasted one hour of the first day of the selection process.

He describes himself above as an Executive Specialist in SASR for 15 years. His unremarkable record is disclosed in our initial writeup, and he was discharged as a part time Army Reserve Private in the Pay Corps in 1994 for "Failing to carry out efficient service." In other words, his services were no longer required.

One of the concerning things about this document is that there are two genuine former SASR operatives named as being involved in the Company. We will not name them here, but it is surprising that they would both allow Parfitt to claim the honour of the Regiment as an "Executive Specialist" when he is just a blatant fraud with unexceptional military service

Also in the document above, Parfitt claims that he held command positions within Australian State Police Forces in Special Emergency Response Teams and Counter Terrorist Squads. These claims are lies and he well knows it.

Parfitt, elsewhere, claims he had service in the Queensland State Police Force as a Special Constable when he left the Army from 1982 to 1984. This is the period he refers to in his forged Queensland Police letterhead documents mentioned in the previous update above.

With no disrespect to Special Constables, they are not sworn Police officers and they mainly carry out security duties on Police and Government Buildings and other security tasks in order for real Police to concentrate on crime investigation and other important duties. Just more lies from Parfitt.

The rest of his curriculum vitae (cv) above, respecting Instructor Apec, Urban Assault techniques and a Senior Instructor on the National Counter Terrorist Committee is just rubbish.

Parfitt lives in Fairyland. He is a deceitful imposter who tells lies whenever it suits the occasion.

Below is a submission to a Queensland Government Inquiry into banning outlawed motor cycle clubs -;

Parfitt submission into Legislative Requirements to ban outlawed motor cycle clubs.

I am a returned serviceman and also a Private Security Company owner in the
Global War on Terror. I watched men die in the name of FREEDOM. I held them in
my arms and cried. I had parts of their bodies blown all over me. Politician’s, please don’t say you “Know how I feel” because you don’t; unless you have been in combat and seen and felt it. I CHOOSE to associate with so called Outlaw Motorcycle Club members for many reasons – don’t take away my freedom – I think I have earnt it.

Parfitt was never a Returned Serviceman. He did not serve outside Australia in his time in the Regular Army or the Reserves. As far as being in combat, no comment required. Just more lies. The rest of it make up your own mind. He may have had a leaky fountain pen in the Pay Corps, but that would be the only angry shot he saw in his entire Army service. We are not being critical of the RAAPC here, just a former member.

In another submission to a Queensland Inquiry into the safety of Motor Bikes , Parfitt stated below,

HI VIZ VEST LAW 20

BRAD ON CONSPICUITY, VISUAL AND AUDIBLE

I have served in combat with Counter Terrorism Special Operations. There is an inescapable nexus between the visibility of something drawing the viewer towards it ie you see something out of the corner of your eye you will look at it ... where you look is where you steer. Hence, this clothing will increase the number of sideswipe crashes car v motorcycle.

Any reflective properties of any substance are negated if the surrounding light is of a higher measurement (eg A retro-reflector does not return light shone onto it exactly to the point of origin. Rather, it returns a cone of retro-reflective light towards the source of illumination)

This knowledge of reflection is a fundamental principle of camouflage that every soldier knows.

Parfitt loves to draw attention to his personal Global War on Terror. We have been reliably informed that Parfitt spent most of his time in an office in Dubai during his time as a Security Guard in the Middle East and only went to Iraq for the odd "photo shoot with gun in hand."

The below entry is a submission for entry to a motor cycle club after he had been refused entry to the Vietnam Veterans Motor Cycle Club (VVMC) due to the fact that he was not entitled to wear the Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) or the Australian Service Medal. (ASM)


Unfortunately many contractors who served three, four or five years in direct combat operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia , Libya etc didn’t receive an ASM or AASM during their 10, 15 or 20 years service in the Army (wasn’t enough wars and peace keeping actions around !) The Veterans / VVMC requirement for entry is the ASM or AASM and thats fair enough, its their Club. With respect; I think its time all Veterans acknowledged Contractors as not security guards (common misconception) but as battle hardened veterans who lost a hell of a lot of Brothers killed in action. Animosity needs to be put aside, we contractors are surely entitled to patch status and to stand side by side with the Veterans and VVMC. It is also high time the Patriots were recognised and honoured for their years and years of service to the country and granted patch status.

In the above statement, Parfitt considers himself a battled hardened veteran.

It is ironic that in the statement above he rightly states that civil contractors did not receive the "ASM or the AASM."

In our previous update, Parfitt is photographed illegally wearing the Australian Active Service Medal with one clasp next to the Iraq Medal and others on his left side. The clasp would no doubt be Iraq. As stated, none of the medals he wears or U.S ribands have been officially awarded to him.


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The Anzmi website cases are read world wide. We regularly receive communications from Australian and overseas media organisations that request approval to publish our written exposures and photographs. . This is obviously due to copyright laws in different countries. We always accede to their requests and are delighted that others recognise and acknowledge the work that we do.

We gain satisfaction in knowing that there is media interest out there that think the same as we do, who are willing to expose imposters like Parfitt. Their published account of Parfitt is identical to our exposure and has gained him more deserved publicity overseas.

Below is further evidence that Parfitt is seriously lacking in any integrity whatsoever. In this article "Military talk with Brad Parfitt", he claims that inter alia,

"He delivered rapid training to members of the Australian Defence Force immediately prior to ADF inserting into Timor Leste and supplying the ADF with a suite of less than lethal options."


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• About Brad Parfitt

About Brad Parfitt
Brad Parfitt served in the Australian Regular Army from January 1977 to December 82 followed by two periods of Army Reserve Service from March 83 – February 85, then August 85 to September 94.
During his reserve service he was posted to a number of units including 51 Bn, a Regional Force Surveillance unit and occupied establishment positions in support and administrative units as a holding pattern, when off shore in his civilian security work.

After Regular Army service, Brad became involved in both on and off shore security operations. The firm he was Director of provided security, paramedical, fire and rescue services in the mining industry with major contracts at Groote Eyland , Gove and Queensland Nickel in Australia. At this time his firm was also contracted to conduct the operational and security components of the Federal Governments gun buy back scheme in Queensland.
By the mid nineties Brad was soon recognised as a trouble shooter. He had become interested in less than lethal munitions and travelled extensively gaining qualifications and experience culminating in the firm he was a Director of delivering rapid training to members of the Australian Defense Force immediately prior to the ADF inserting into Timor Leste and supplying the ADF with a suite of less than lethal options.
As the world faced 9/11, Brad Parfitt was one of the early ‘old hands’ who started traveling into countries and providing short term services to various Government Departments. In ’03, Brad’s focus changed to Iraq and he commenced working to gain a permanent presence in the Middle East. He undertook some short term work and continued to gain knowledge of the complex battle space and actors

Parfitt certainly suffers from aggrandisement. One wonders what this country would be like if we did not have Parfitt out there defending our shores in the Global War on Terror.

The Australian Defence Force must be ecstatic having someone like Parfitt training their troops and supplying them "with a suite of less than lethal options." Glory be.

We repeat, it is an offence under the Defence Act 1903, to wear Australian Military medals that have not been awarded to you or claim to be a returned soldier, sailor or airman. Parfitt has blatantly committed offences under this act.

Hopefully, our next update will reveal forged letters with Queensland Police letterheads verifying that he was working as a Special Constable in the anti terrorist field for a short period of time. This matter is also under investigation. We will then look forward to the relevant authorities taking action against this imposter and that will be the last we, or anyone else hears about him.

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Surname: Meehan
Christian Names: Terrence John
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Unknown
Case Notes:

Terence John Meehan Queensland Branch Returned Services League (RSL) State President.

Meehan, the Queensland State President of the RSL is a medals cheat. Be assured we take no pleasure in exposures of high profile Veterans; however, neither status nor position deters us. The higher the status the greater the offence, because public appearances and medals protocol are all part of the high profile individuals responsibilities. If a RSL State President can thumb his nose at protocol, and wear whatever he likes, then the integrity of the Defence Service medals system is doomed.

 

 

In recent times ANZMI has been assailed with vicious and obscene emails from executives of the Australian Peace Keepers and Peace Makers Veterans Association (APPVA) because a very senior member of their organisation was featured for wearing a “Tin” medal. It behooves our organisation to work without fear or favour and to expose those who do not follow medals protocol and choose to add that extra “pretty medal” to their Defence Force rack.

Hence we feature ex RAN Veteran, Terence Meehan, the Queensland State Branch, President of the RSL with expectations of “thunderous protest” from those who do not respect medals rules and protocols.

The offending medal is second from the right and is the Western Australia (WA) State Police Medal.  See below:

 

 

Meehan served in the WA State Police and was issued the medal by the State of WA.  Protocol for wearing State and Territory Government Awards is clearly promulgated on the Federal Government Medals web site  http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/

“Unofficial medals

Ex-service organisations sometimes commission their own unofficial medals to mark participation in particular military campaigns, periods of service or types of service that have not been recognised through the Australian honours system. Awards made by foreign governments which have not been approved by the Governor-General for acceptance and wear are also "unofficial". There is no impediment to wearing such medals in appropriate private settings, such as a meeting of the relevant ex-service association, or a reception hosted by the relevant foreign government. Ideally, unofficial medals should not be worn at public ceremonial and commemorative events, but if they are worn as the occasion demands, the convention is that they are worn on the right breast.

Q14.       How do I wear my state awards?

A14.       State awards are worn on the right breast because only national awards in the

               Order of Wearing  Australian Honours and Awards are worn on the left breast.”

During 2012, Qld RSL republished a feature in the “Qld RSL News” from the South Australian RSL booklet “The Signal”, written by Keith Harrison, see excerpt below:

“Ideally, unofficial medals should not be worn. However if they are worn as the occasion demands, they may be worn on the right breast.

Meehan, as an RSL State President, must be aware that he is responsible to set an example by following medals protocol. If he is not capable of this simple task, it beggars belief that within Qld RSL State HQs, there is so little care given to the traditions of the Service.

 

Update Terrence Meehan - Queensland Returned and Services League (RSL) President -  07 April 2014

We are nonplussed and amazed at a recent announcement made by the National President RSL. See his announcement below

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S NEWSLETTER No 3 of 2014
 


The repercussions from this statement will be immense, it means that on ANZAC day 2014, there could be thousands of State Medals added to the end of Defence racks. This could include Police Service Medals, Fire Fighters Medals, Ambulance Medals, and any other medal issued by State Governments. It could then be extrapolated to include Regional Council medals and all manner of trinkets.

Instructions from the office of the Governor General are very clear and based on the following statement:

MEDALS NOT ISSUED BY THE SOVEREIGN MUST NOT BE MIXED WITH MEDALS THAT ARE ISSUED BY THE SOVEREIGN.

We believe that Meehan wears his State Police Medal on the basis that a Western Australia Police Commissioner issued a decree that Western Australia Police Medals could be worn at the end of Defence Medals. This also happened with the Northern Territory and the New South Wales Correction Services. This ruling is of course contrary to our Governor Generals policy

It is a sad situation when the National President of the RSL, and the Queensland RSL State President do not understand that State employed Commissioners have no authority to make policy regarding National Medals that are issued by the Sovereign.

Simply put, the National President's latest statement, and Meehan's behaviour degrades the value of hard earned Defence Medals.

It appears, the National President has made his amazing statement following an announcement recorded in the Minutes of the Queensland Northern District Sixteenth Annual General Meeting and Conference held on 22 March 2014.

Initially Meehan "fell on his sword" and issued a "heartfelt apology" for his poor form in mixing a State Medal with his Sovereign conferred medals

"Good Afternoon,

Some time ago I had my medals re-mounted by a person whom I believed to be a reputable dealer, I was advised that medals awarded(as opposed to commemorative medals purchased) by both State and Federal Governments were to be worn on the left breast this advice has now been shown to be incorrect.

Yesterday I had the medal removed from my defence force rack, I unreservedly apologise for offending members of the defence community.

Kind regards
Terry Meehan
State President
RSL (Queensland Branch)"

Since his apologetic epistle, a medal's whisperer appears to have got into his ear and without Meehan properly checking the whisperer's advice, has done a three hundred and sixty degree turnaround. Hence his statement at the Queensland Annual conference. It is also reliably reported that Meehan is mumbling about suing ANZMI for defamation. We believe he has even "identified" some individuals to have his Process Servers target.

Meehan is causing turmoil and angst in the RSL. As an RSL State President he has worn a medal contrary to protocol and policy. He has apologised for his actions, then recanted, then influenced the National President of the RSL to make an incorrect announcement and exacerbate the problem of tacking State Medals to Federal Medals.

In essence Meehan is a "bumbler". Evidence of his bumbling leadership is particularly apparent in the Gold Coast region of Queensland where medals cheats and wannabes abound as executives in RSLs.

In Summary

Meehan's continued wearing of the Western Australian Police Medal, and his action being ratified by the National RSL President will open the door to the devaluation of Defence medals.

We can expect an explosion of activity by medals mounters, stitching on all kinds of State and other Awards to Defence racks.

The RSL is in a Lassez-faire style of leadership, where medals cheats and wannabes are able to rule the roost.

This is a monumental error. Australian Veterans must ensure that One Hundred years of tradition is not trashed because of the vanity and ignorance of a leader. State Medals must be worn on the right hand side and are not to be included on the left mixed with hard earned Defence Medals.

Meehan as an RSL leader has shown reckless disregard for protocols and tradition and has entangled the National RSL President in his disregard. In essence he has brought the RSL into disrepute.

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 the private citizens are supported by statement of fact and statutory declarations.

 

Update Terrence Meehan - Queensland Returned and Services League (RSL) President -  23 Oct 14

As described in our last update, Terry Meehan incorrectly berated ANZMI for "wrongly" exposing him for wearing a State medal with his Defence Medals.

He also embarrassed the RSL National President by having him make a statement in support of his recalcitrance. Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN Rtd specifically stated that "It is hoped ANZMI will correct this mistake on their website and more closely check the facts in future"

At the last Annual General Meeting of the Queensland RSL we note that Meehan has adjusted his medals by removing the offending Western Australia State Medal. Obviously he has realised that he was wrong.

 

Perhaps both Mr Meehan and Rear Admiral Doolan OA RAN Rtd may wish to apologise to ANZMI for their incorrect and disparaging remarks.

Most Veterans and ex Service personnel support ANZMI, we have vast support from all over Australia and Overseas. The support base covers Veterans from World War 2 to current Middle East conflicts. There are very few detractors.

Those who campaign against us, and threaten us, are those who have been exposed as wannabes frauds and liars.

We are self funded. We are not allied to any other organisation whatsoever and we proceed without fear or favour.

Simply put, to have two top executives of our senior ex service organisation wrongly question our integrity requires an apology.

In this matter we have achieved our objective, Meehan has adjusted his medal rack. and we have pointed out that degrading medals protocol and then disparaging ANZMI is not what is expected from a leader of the Veteran Community

Surname: Madrid
Christian Names: Jim or Jimmy
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Inverell
Service #: N/A
Service: N/A
Branch: N/A
Commencement of service: Nil
Completion of service: Nil
Case Notes:

 

 

 

According to all his publicity, Jim or Jimmy Madrid from Inverell, N.S.W., has done a bit of everything. Boxer, Boxing Trainer, Artist, Martial Arts Black Belt Champion, Script Writer, Film Actor, Soldier, Vietnam Veteran

Madrid claims in a recent article in the Adelaide Advertiser and the Brisbane Courier Mail in May 2014, that he toured the countryside with Jimmy Sharman's tent show for a number of years and on one occasion had 48 fights in ten days, beating "three Australian Champions" along the way.

In the same articles, he claims to "have joined the Army for a number of years including a tour of Vietnam" and describes himself a "Vietnam Veteran".

Also in another article titled Aust Lit, (Australian Literary Management) below, Madrid also claims that he joined the Army after a decade in the showground circuits and did a tour of Vietnam, following which he moved to Adelaide and played a minor role in the movie Rabbit Proof Fence.



Madrid was born on the 10 April, 1950. His name does not appear on the Australian War Memorial (AWM) Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans. As a consequence, we contacted Madrid and requested that he provide his service number, Unit service particulars and dates that he toured Vietnam in the Australian Army and also the name he served under. We received no reply. After several more unanswered requests, research was conducted through the National Archives and lo and behold, Jim Madrid does not appear there either. He has no military service.

So Jim Madrid, you might be a lot of things to a lot of people but to us you are just a miliary fraud and imposter. Placing yourself out there as a Vietnam Veteran with "a number of years Army service" is just a lie. You have attempted to take the honour of real Vietnam veterans who did serve and now genuinely suffer in their own ways, to glorify your own existence in an attempt to gain kudos and undeserved public recognition.

Our advice to you Madrid, is go and give yourself a couple of uppercuts and stop claiming to be something that you are not. He mentions on his Face Book page that in his view, "the narrower the mind, the broader the tongue". He has certainly given himself an accurate assessment in regards to that philosophical statement.

There were a lot of great indigenous Australians who were either Regular Soldiers or National Servicemen, who served gallantly in Vietnam and other wars, who would be horrified at reading Madrid's false claims of war service and disrespectfully stealing their honour.

Your Agent might be interested to know that due to your total disrespect, Jim Madrid, we have granted you some more free publicity by featuring you on our website for evermore. 

 

UPDATE JIMMY MADRID 01 OCT 14

*** If you are offended by obscene language, please read no further***

Since the write up of Jim Madrid on our website, he has posted on his Facebook page that someone has hacked his Facebook and removed photographs of himself.

We are not sure why anyone would do this. However he blames a military researcher who had asked him some questions about his Vietnam service.

He threatened this researcher that "I will punch your guts out. I can and will do it, get f**ked" See below.

". Yesterday at 5:00pm • Like

Jim Madrid - l worked this out you fuck. your the fuck that hacked my fb. get fucked or l will punch your guts out. l can and will do it. get fucked
Yesterday at 7:56pm• Like • 1"


Madrid had previously reported to the Brisbane Courier Mail, the Adelaide Advertiser and a journal called Auslit , (Australian Literary Management) that he was a former Australian Army indigenous serving soldier who had a tour of duty to Vietnam. This was obviously to increase his standing in the community as a veteran of the Vietnam War.

The researcher then contacted us for assistance as his polite requests to Madrid were met with a tirade of obscenities and abuse.

When Anzmi could not find any trace of a person who had served in the Australian Army by the name of Jim Madrid, he was again contacted and asked why his name did not appear amongst all the people who had ever served in the Australian Army in his particular time period. Particularly in Vietnam.

He then claimed that he served in the Australian Army in another name. He was then asked what name he served under and he replied -;

"• Yesterday at 4:34pm • Like

Jim Madrid - once again l will say please check your messages l sent some weeks ago. the man who wrote the story is "xxxxxxxx" check your messages for his number. yes l was in the Aust army under another name. l will not reveal this to you. check messages"

"Yesterday at 5:00pm • Like

Why won't he tell anyone what name he served under? Top secret perhaps!"

Madrid is trying to shift the blame to the journalist who wrote the original story in our initial write up as obviously misquoting him. A journalist would never report unsubstantiated facts unless he was told by the person being interviewed. Otherwise, where else would he/she get the information. You just can't make it up. In addition, why wouldn't Madrid tell the journalist that he served under another name. What is the big deal? If he was misquoted, why didn't he take action to correct it when he read the article.

Madrid was then asked when he went to Vietnam, what Unit he served in etc. He replied that "he really didn't go, but he was the next to go". He was then asked what was the unit he was in, that was the next to go and when? He then commenced the abuse and refused to answer the request.

Madrid is a military fraud and a bully. He is a liar with no respect for genuine Vietnam veterans. He has no military service, let alone Vietnam service. He claims he served under another name.

We have checked other names he uses, including Jimmy Brown and Jimmy Merino, and he still does not appear with any military service whatsoever.

Madrid likes to physically threaten anyone who discovers his deceit. He thrives on his reputation as a tent boxer and a martial arts exponent.

Whilst he continues to threaten people about his alleged false military service, we will continue to protect those people and keep exposing him for what he is.

And that is a blatant false pretender.

 

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