Lee Thomas Carr was born on the 5th September, 1966. He is a partner in a business formally registered as Downtown Gym at Wollongong, south of Sydney in NSW. Carr is a boxing trainer who "tossed in the towel" on his own military career after one weekend in the "bush".
The above photograph is Carr posing for the camera at his Wollongong gymnasium.
Lee Carr runs a Facebook page in connection with his gymnasium to promote himself and his business.
No problems with that. It makes good business sense.
However, it is what Carr places on his Facebook page that has created the interest of ANZMI.
In the above Facebook photograph posted in 2014, Carr has claimed that the photograph is of him when he was a member of the 3 Royal Australian Regiment (3 RAR) Commando Unit.
It is in fact a staged photograph of Carr about six weeks after he joined the part time Australian Army Reserves, formerly the Citizens Military Forces on the 11 October, 1986.
On the weekend of 28th - 30th November, 1986, shortly after joining the Army Reserves in October that year, Carr was sent to Nowra on the south coast of NSW for an escape and evasion course. This was part of his initial normal Reserve training. We have been reliably informed by his former “team mates”, that this is the only time he ever spent in the “bush”.
Carr is a lilly gilder, and a liar. The above Facebook post states that he “misses his old team.” He uses these false inferences and innuendos to convince his “loyal gym followers”, mainly females, that he is a legitimate former commando.
Carr in fact had a very uneventful period in the part time Army Reserve. Following his subsequent disinterest in army life, he failed to even complete basic mandatory Recruit training at Ingleburn, NSW.
As a consequence, he and the Australian Army parted company. His services were no longer required. His "bush" experience must have been too stressful for him and he tossed in the towel after six weeks, or in his case, a couple of weekends and a handful of Tuesday night Parades.
Carr was never a member of the Australian Regular Army. He did not attend basic training at 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Kapooka, NSW. He did not attend Infantry Corps training at Singleton, NSW, and he certainly did not attend any commando parachute courses at Williamtown or anywhere else in Australia to become a qualified Commando.
He was never a member of 3 RAR Infantry Battalion. The 3 RAR Association have never heard of him.
In any case, there never was a 3 RAR Commando Unit as Carr claims.
In fact, his service records indicate that he would never have made the grade to be a regular full time soldier, let alone a qualified Commando.
We tried contacting Mr Lee Carr on the telephone number supplied for Downtown Gym, 50 Crown street, Wollongong. This number has been disconnected.
We also tried contacting Carr on his mobile telephone for a considerable period to ask him about his Commando days in the Australian Regular Army. This was also unsuccessful.
Carr is just another contemptible wannabee and liar, who uses his very brief part time Reserve service to promote himself and his gymnasium business to others by continual lies and innuendos.
For all his bravado, he is a just a fraud who could not hack military life but uses it to increase his status and regular income.
Carr, remove your lies about your military service from your Facebook profile and accept the fact that you are just a failed soldier.
Also have the intestinal fortitude to inform all your gymnasium clients that you are just a false pretender and that you lied to them about your Commando claims.
We look forward to providing an update of this imposters claims in the near future.