Van Bommel (aka Van Day)
This is the story of Zayne Van Bommel (aka Van Day), a Kiwi who now frequents our shores and was last heard of residing in Western Australia.
Van Bommel spins an interesting yarn about his Military Service and it may not surprise the reader to learn that much of it is claimed to be in Special Forces. Van Bommel served in the New Zealand Defence Forces as a Territorial soldier (Reservist) and for a period in the Regular Army. His account of his service suggests some spectacular adventures as a member of the SAS, but we know differently.
Like so many wannabes before him, Van Bommel (Van Day) has come unstuck because of his Facebook verbosity. Here is an example of what we mean.
The image depicts our hero being treated for a minor training injury. Van Bommel can’t leave it at a simple training injury and expands the story to suggest he received a wound in the same part of his face from a grenade.
Van Bommel has never been the model soldier, we have evidence from a very reliable source that as a Territorial Soldier, Van Bommel was a disciplinary nightmare. One report we received pretty well sums up the type of solider Van Bommel really was. In the words of one of our sources;
“During an exercise in Tekapo, his performance during the exercise was not up to standard and was receiving a bit of flak from one of his NCO's, he decided he'd had enough, and went AWOL, and left on foot in the direction of Burnham Military Camp, from memory it took him a couple of days to arrive back at Burnham. He was charged and marched into the CO's orderly room, and was sentenced to the Services Correctional Establishment (cells).
Zayne lost his temper in the orderly room when he was sentenced, he began throwing chairs and flipping over tables, he was subdued, and handcuffed by the Regimental Police.”
Other informants have provided statutory declarations in which they recount Van Bommel as claiming to have served with the SAS as well as other fanciful claims which include:
Claims to have served with the Australian Army, 4RAR (Commando) in Iraq.
Claims to have operated in private security in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Claims to have been a sniper while serving in the NZ Army.
Has exaggerated his SAS selection efforts/achievements substantially.
Unfortunately for Zayne Van Bommel, his service record does not support any of his outlandish claims. His service in New Zealand began in 1993 as part of 6th Battalion (Hauraki), later serving with 1 RNZIR until 1995. From 1995 until 2000 he was posted to 2/1 RNZIR (Para) and by 2008 he has returned to the 6th Battalion (Hauraki). Nowhere is there a secondment to the Australian Army, nor training or employment as a sniper. Despite his service record which is clear, he still tries to convince his Facebook friends that he is a man of action.
During his less than stunning service, he may have commenced the SAS selection course but definitely did not complete it, despite his attempts to suggest otherwise on Facebook.
Zayne Van Bommel (aka Van Day) is a fraud and a wannabe. He has exaggerated his service in the New Zealand Army and portrays himself as something he most definitely is not, a Special Forces Operator.
Welcome to our website Zayne Van Bommel (aka Van Day).