Paul Jenkyn - Got a surprise when he was leaving the Navy.
In this exposure we ask you to be the judge, we will give no opinion one way or the other. A less than open organization, may well tell Jenkyn to go to hell, and accept the fact that he has been caught telling lies, and decided to tell an even bigger lie to cover his tracks. We however will not say such a thing.
Above is a present day photograph and a photograph from when he was a young sailor.
At a Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service, Lifestyle Course on the Sunshine Coast, he introduced himself as an ex Navy Clearance Diver who changed to Special Air Services Regiment (SASR) who had been deployed to Somalia and Rwanda and was involved in the SASR tragic Blackhawk Helicopter accident at High Range in the Townsville area of Queensland on the 12 June 1996.
For a bit of extra passion he included that he held his dying mate after the accident until he took his last breath. When asked about his Rwanda service he could answer none of the questions about the deployment and said it was because “of being in “hides” and taking out high ranking targets with snipers”. His knowledge of Somalia was equally as vague and he could not answer any questions posed.
It is known that Jenkyn had been telling his wife tales of his “Deployments” for the whole ten years they had been together.
As well as spruiking at the Lifestyle Course he also committed his “Deployments” in writing on his Facebook page: See below:
During the Lifestyle Course, and on his facebook page, he was questioned about his “stories” and he realized that his deception would no longer serve.
The nub of his problem was that he claims, he was hiding the real reason for his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder “PTSD” and in fairness we present his alternative story.
Below you will read that on the last or second last day of his service in the Navy, he was raped by another “Sailor” before being cast adrift. Read on:
“After receiving a phone call from your organisation yesterday the following is a post from my wife on a support for PTSD s on Face book & quot (sic);
So thankfully things have been going really well at home over the past few weeks... until today. Some guy rang Paul from ANZMI about people saying things that weren't true about their military service. Paul again went through the whole thing, dragged up the past, talked about what had happened to him and why this story developed. Apparently this guy just laughed at him.
(Note: Unfortunately the ANZMI Investigator did “snigger’, but only once, and that was when Jenkyn stated that DVA would not accept his compensation claim because the rape did not occur during working hours. For this peccadillo, the ANZMI investigator has been given anti sniggering counseling)
Of course Paul got so angry. What do you expect? I can understand why these people may be upset with people that do this stuff but they're friggin' insensitive and nieve (sic) if they think that all stories are the same and these guys are bad people. We talk about supporting people with a mental illness, not shaming them. People that then decide that shaming is the best action are immatture (sic) and just showing that they are just as emotionally immature as those they are attacking
Even worse though is that they are doing it with the arrogance of entitlement and defence.
So if I told you all I was a model or Doctor or some other prestigious occupation to cover up the fact that I felt so shit about myself because I was raped would you all shame me?
It's such a massive kick in the pants. 4 weeks ago he was close to suicide. I was going mental and so worried about how I would tell our daughter that Daddy wasn't around. My heart was breaking when xxxxxx was telling me that Daddy was going somewhere and not coming back.
I was close to suicide because I just couldn't cope anymore. The only thing keeping me alive was my daughter. I didn't really care what happened to me. I just wanted this circus, this anger and craziness to end. I have since turned a corner. I have done another course with VVCS, got heaps of support for myself and it's been only a few weeks that I'm waking up feeling happy, happy to be alive, just that spontaneous kind of happy that I haven't felt in years.
Much of this is also due to watching Paul turn things around. He's been through a massive cathartic time, a time to reassess his values and fight for what he wants. He's thrown himself into therapy, and this time the consistent therapy he needs, with weekly appointments, exercising and really trying. It's been a thrill to watch him grow and face his demons, and his vulnerability... now this dickhead that rang today apparently just sniggered and laughed at Paul when he poured his heart out.
His story is one he's kept to himself for nearly 20 years and I know that his main reason for pushing on, for staying alive is me, and xxxxx. Now that's not friggin fair. Paul hasn't deliberately hurt anyone.
Yes he has a poison toungue (sic) at time which is charged with so much anger from so much pain he's capable of flying off the handle at anyone, and as much as I understand that is PTSD. He hasn't molestered (sic) anyone, or a murderer or a criminal, he hasn't ripped off anyone or got anything he wasn't entitled too.
He was just trying to save face when inside he felt like absolute shit about some terrible abuse he copped on his last day in the Navy. Enough of my ranting, but probably a positive one in that I'm actually proud of my husband here.
A guy who's doing his best with the hand he's been delt (sic)... it's just a shame that there's insensitive arseholes out there that must have such a shit life that all they want to do is to make someone else's miserable to make them feel better.... Now I will have my say. As I can see from your website you do not have the guts to provided any contact phone numbers. But thus will not be an issues for me .
I will be reporting you Monday morning to DVA, VVCS, DART the Police for harassment and will be discussing this issue with my legal council. You have this agenda to find imposters, and I understand that cause.
You don't not represent the Government in any capacity. And to have Bill who called me laughing at me as I tried to explain that I was brutally raped on my last day of service and need an excuse to show sympathy for my aggressive outbursts is utterly deplorable. You have know idea on the ramifications this phone call has had on me but as Bill said yesterday , he does not care.
I have never been to an Anzac parade since 1986 out of disgust by the way I was treated by the ADF on my last day of service. I have cleared my name on the " s=(sic);Help a digger make a call" (sic);
Face book page telling all what had happened to me and that is the end of it. The feed back I have received from FB is you are a pack of faceless trolls. You take me on and I have more resources and time available to make it my mission in life to hold you accountable for my mental well being. I didn't ask to be drugged and raped on my second last day of service. I have suffered enough over 20 yrs of denial and shame.
So have some guts and provide the full name of this person who phoned me yesterday , your address and phone number so the authorities can find you in 5 mins as opposed to 30 min
I closing, go to hell”
Even a cursory read of Jenkyn’s letter will show that it was not written by his wife as he has botched up his personal pronouns.
For at least ten years Jenkyn has been “an heroic returned veteran” and when caught out, he diverted to plan “B”.
One may well think that Jenkyn invented the bizarre rape story to explain his ten years of lies and deception about being a Navy Clearance Diver, and a Special Air Service Trooper, who saw active service.
Jenkyn is currently pushing a compensation claim through DVA. We believe the alleged rapist has been named, but it’s a pity that the accused person has passed on and cannot refute Jenkyn’s allegations.
Jenkyn has been lying about his service for ten years and when caught out, has produced a bizarre alternative story.
The evidence showing Jenkyn to be a lying, fraud and a wannabe for ten years is irrefutable.
As far as his rape story is concerned, we let you be the judge.
There is no need for a hasty decision, as it envisaged that Jenkyn will remain here for a long time.
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