The Facebook social media is not a good place to lie about your military history. Veterans and ex Servicemen can easily spot a wannabe. Such is the case of Jaques Bangard of Cranbourne Victoria.
Bangard is wearing a Commando Hat Badge indicating that he has an entitlement to do so. In fact he has never been anywhere near a Commando Unit. On Facebook he has listed his military achievements:
We believe that our version is the real history of his military service;
Bangard Enlisted into the Army Reserve Melbourne University Regiment on 10 March 1983 for service at the Monash University 'Regiment. On the 1 Jul 1983 he was deemed to be "Non Efficient" which meant he was not attending parades. On the 30 June 1984 was declared to be providing non effective service and was discharged on 4 December 1984.
During his sojourn at the Melbourne University Regiment he did not even qualify as Private Rifleman. The military history proffered by Bangard is a page of lies. He has achieved non of the skills listed on his version.
We usually find that people who lie about their military history also lie about other aspects of their life, so beware of Bangard. Because Bangard's lies relate to 30 years ago we assume he wrongly believed that time would cloak the truth. We do not place time limits on wannabes. As long as they still breathe we will expose them, and once exposed they will stay on this web site as long as it exists.
Google is very much aware of our operation and every time a persons name is typed into that search engine the ANZMI entry will appear.