Carlin previously known as Southwick
62279 Private Timothy John Carlin initially from New Zealand and now of Newstead Victoria, was previously known as Timothy Allen Southwick and also known as Harry Carlin.
Carlin is another "sufferer" of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) caused by his Operational Service deployment to Vietnam. He uses the excuse of PTSD for his occasional deplorable behaviour. The problem is that Carlin has never been deployed on operational service, and his bad behaviour is just an aspect of his need to be seen as a tough but mentally scarred Commando Trained returned Veteran. He describes his education qualifications as "The Australian Special Forces College". (There is no such establishment)
Carlin's name changes did temporarily hamper our search for his true military history which is a lot different from Carlin's version.
We hold Statutory Declarations stating that Carlin said that,
"He served in Vietnam with 2 Commando Company in the late 70s, he says that 2 Commando Company were deployed as private contractors until Fraser (The Prime Minister of the era) pulled them out. In addition, in numerous Facebook Posts he gave strong indication of service in the Middle East conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan"
At no time was 2 Commando Company ever deployed to Vietnam and unlike the recent Middle East wars there were no Australian Private Contractors deployed to Vietnam at any time during or after the war
We are reliably advised that Carlin had the audacity to seek psychological counselling from Department of Veterans Affairs in relation to his Vietnam War Service. He also approached Department of Defence for the issue of Vietnam Campaign medals. Both government agencies gave him short shrift. He was able to explain to his family that the lack of Government co-operation was because his work was secret and his file expunged.
In fact Carlin's full military file is available on application to National Australia Archives.
He was a Private soldier who served two stints of one year each with the Army Reserve on a part time basis consisting mainly of week-ends and one or two nights a week.
His status as a soldier puts him at the bottom of the pile and he would in no way be sufficiently skilled for the type of deployments he claims.
In essence Carlin is a big noting, liar and wannabe who has offended many people with his laughable claims of being a Returned Veteran. Carlin need no longer seek fame through his tales of Commando service in Vietnam, as his countenance and his true military history can be viewed in every corner of the world through the medium of this web site.