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Surname: Carlin previously kn
Christian Names: Timothy Allen aka Harry
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Newstead
Service #: 362279
Service: Australian Army
Branch: Infantry Commando Army Reserve
Commencement of service: Jul 72 and May 73
Completion of service: Jun 77 and Jul 78
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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.

Surname: Herbert
Christian Names: Darrel Edward
Country: Australia
State or Province: Western Australia
City or Town: Rockingham
Service #: 57719
Service: RAEME
Branch: Army
Commencement of service: 21May 73
Completion of service: 20 May 76
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On ANZAC Day 2014 the National President of the Returned and Services League (RSL) announced that Darrel Edward Herbert was one of the five named by the RSL as ANZAC's of the Year 2014.

Notice the proclamation says "Mr Herbert who owns Rockingham-based construction company Global Constructions Australia, was in the Australian Army for three years and served in Vietnam. However he rarely, if ever talks about it".

The reason "he rarely talks about his Vietnam service" is because he was not there. He didn't enlist into the Army until 1973, well after Australia's involvement was completed.

It has now been more that one month since the announcement, and Herbert has failed to advise the RSL that he is not a returned Vietnam Veteran.

In any case, it is difficult to understand how the Rockingham RSL wrongly nominated him for the award, then the Western Australian RSL State Management recommended the nomination to the National Executive who approved this person with the understanding that he was a returned veteran.

The National RSL President has again been embarrassed. A few months ago, on incorrect advice from ex Able Seaman Terence Meehan, the current Queensland State RSL President, the National President wrongly announced that ANZMI had got it wrong regarding Meehan's disregard for medals protocol. The truth of the matter is that Meehan has now removed the offending State medal.

Herbert's award is another example of the Laissez Faire management style that envelopes the RSL. Perhaps the RSL are so desperate, to stop the membership haemorrhage, the executive care little for tradition and the integrity of the League. Just about any person can now be a member with full voting rights.

We are reliably advised that there is a very strong possibility that in the Tasmania Region a person who has never served in the Australian or any other Defence Force is about to become President of a Sub Branch. This is another harbinger of the downhill slide of the RSL.

We had to bring Herbert's true status to the attention of the Western Australian RSL, had we not done so, Herbert would have remained immersed in his returned Veteran status.

Herbert must be stripped of his "ANZAC of the Year 2014" status, and he, together with the Rockingham RSL, the Western Australian RSL President and the National RSL President must apologise for their careless disregard for the integrity of the Australian and New Zealand Veteran Community.

Herbert is a wannabe, and deserves his place on this web site. He must have given the RSL good reason to believe he is a returned Vietnam Veteran, and he has said nothing regarding his status despite the elapse of more that a month since being proclaimed "ANZAC of the Year".

Surname: Pinckney
Christian Names: Jim
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Werribee
Service #: None
Service: None
Branch: None
Commencement of service: None
Completion of service: None
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Jim Pinckney decided to become a war hero for ANZAC Day 2014, so he told a gritty tale of deprivation and suffering about his World War 2 active service. The problem is that Pinckney has never pulled on a boot, never served in any Defence Force and never known the fear and hardship that a true Veteran may suffer. This exposure consists of two newspaper articles, the first is his grandiose description of his service, and the second article is the truth of the matter


We proceed without fear of favour, and thus take no account of Pickney's age. As he was sufficiently erudite to have researched and told his false story, he is certainly fit to be exposed as a liar, cheat and wannabe on this web site.

Wannabes are everywhere and age does not weary them. Wannabes beware, the general public are cognisant of our work and if you endeavour to deceive you will earn a position on this web site

Surname: Fullarton
Christian Names: Alexander Robert
Country: Australia
State or Province: Western Australia
City or Town: Carnarvon
Service #: 546295
Service: Australian Army. C.M.F
Branch: Signals and Pay Corps
Commencement of service: 1967 and 1987
Completion of service: 1968 and 1988
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Alexander Robert Fullarton, 58 years of age, is well known in Carnarvon, Western Australia, as a businessman, and a local Councillor.

His Facebook page is pretentious and descriptive with his declared business successes over the years and photographs of all his accomplishments including a PhD in Taxation Law, and a current Councillor for the Carnarvon Council.

He promotes himself as a person of apparent good standing within his community on his Facebook page, his Linked in page and his website.

However, we have also been sent photographs of Alexander Fullarton by concerned members of the community, who have observed him wearing military medals that he has not been awarded officially at Anzac Day services over the years, and at other commemorative occasions.

In the above photograph taken at a Remembrance Service in the recent past, Fullarton is wearing the Australian Defence Medal, together with the "Shire of Upper Gascoyne Centenary Medal," and the Citizens Military Forces/Reserve Forces tin unofficial medal.

In the photograph above taken at the 2014 Anzac Day March at Carnarvon, Alexander Fullarton is wearing the following medals on his left chest.

Medal 1. The Australian Operational Service Medal. (No clasp)(Civilian)

Proclaimed in 2012, the Australian Operational Service Medal (civilian) is awarded for service on specific operations listed on "Its an Honour" for an aggregate period of not less than thirty days. Civilians who serve alongside the Australian Defence Force and are subject to the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982, may be awarded a civilian variant of the medal. It is awarded with a standard civilian ribbon and a clasp denoting the operation. (e.g. Tanager, Citadel, Spire, Slipper etc.).

The medal recognises the range of Border Protection operations since 1997 for military personnel and 2001 for civilians who were employed on a declared operation for not less than thirty days.

Defence Force civilians and other qualified civilians who are/were engaged with Australian Defence Force personnel are awarded with the medal and clasp if they meet the criteria listed. All operations with civilian approval for these medals commenced on or after the 11 October 2001 (Operation Slipper) and all relevant operations listed are overseas postings.

Fullarton has had no overseas military or civilian service with the Australian Military Forces. His declared Facebook Commonwealth Quarantine Service employment from August, 1978, where he states he performed "Coastal Surveillance" until he left that Agency in 1980, does not qualify him to wear this medal. In any case, the medal recognises operations after 1997 for military personnel and 2001 for civilians. Fullarton was well out of Quarantine Services by 2001. He has purchased it over the internet or a Medals Shop for about $25.00.

Medal 2. The Australian Defence Medal.

The Australian Defence Medal recognises current and former ADF personnel who completed an initial enlistment period, or, four years service, whichever was the lesser. It includes the CMF/Australian Reserves and former National Servicemen with qualifying service. Fullarton has apparently been issued with this medal.

Medal 3. The "Shire of Upper Gascoyne Centenary Medal."

A commemorative Local Government medal issued to Fullarton in 2005. There are strict protocols issued by the Commonwealth Governor General's Office that declare State issued or Local awards that have not been issued by the Sovereign, should not to be mixed on the left side with medals that are issued by the Sovereign. (The Upper Gascoyne Council have given themselves permission to wear this medal on the left side and one of the approving Council officers appears to also be a recipient of this award.) Government Gazette Reference LG401. Centenary Medal. 1 July, 2008.)

The Commonwealth Governor General's protocols are superior and outweigh State and Local Councils on this issue every time. The Council decision is wrong and it disrespects Commonwealth protocols regarding military awards worn on the left side. They should reconsider this poor decision out of respect for all former and serving military personnel, in particular, those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. When it is all said and done, it is only a centenary medal.

Medal 4. The Australian CMF and Reserved Forces Medal.

This is an unofficial worthless tin medal that has no significance whatsoever. It is purchased at a Medals shop or over the Internet for about $20 - $30. It only adds to a wannabee's desires of self importance and ego to enhance his/her standing in the community. If you have to buy it, you did not earn it.

Medal 5. The Commemorative Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Above the four court mounted medals on Fullarton's left breast is this diamond shaped Commonwealth Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal. It was struck in England to commemorate the Queens 60th anniversary of the reign of the monarch. It is an unofficial purchased commemorative tin medal that should not be worn on the left side. The cost of the medal on the internet is Forty two pounds and fifty pence and it is a nice little earn for Medal Dealers. Fullarton has also purchased this medal and worn it to improve his rack and status.

On his right chest he is wearing what we believe are the medals of a family member.

Fullarton claims on his Facebook page that in August, 1975, he joined the 28th Infantry Battalion, (Citizens Military Forces - CMF.) He states that he was then transferred to 109 Signals Squadron in 1977 and left the CMF in 1978. He states that in 1978, he joined the Commonwealth Quarantine Service, Coastal Surveillance for two years. In 1980 he left this employment. He states that in 1987 he rejoined the CMF/Australian Reserves as a "Direct Entry Officer" in the 5 Royal Australian Army Pay Corps. (RAAPC) He does not indicate a "Date of Discharge." He also refers to this on his Linkedin page.

The above photograph is not good quality, but it clearly shows Fullarton wearing the rank of a Commissioned Army Officer, Lieutenant, with the Defence Service medal and two others whilst wearing a kilt. (probably the council medal and the tin CMF medal) We are not sure of the significance of the kilt with Commissioned Officer rank on his jacket.

On his website,
arfullarton.bigpondhosting.com/media.html

Fullarton displays the above photograph dressed in the kilt. Under this photo is the caption, "Piper Lt Fullarton lays a wreath at the East Carnarvon Anzac Day ceremony".

However, our inquiries reveal that 546295 Alexander Robert Fullarton enlisted in the CMF in 1975, as a Private soldier, served for 12 months and left in 1976 as a Private Soldier and not 1978 as he claims. He again rejoined in 1987, as a Private Soldier, where he again served for 12 months and left in 1988. He was discharged as a "Private" in the Royal Australian Army Pay Corps. (RAAPC).

He has apparently been awarded the Australian Defence Medal but no other medals for his brief part time military service.

Following his latest display of medals at Carnarvon on Anzac Day 2014, where it was ascertained that his medal rack has increased somewhat from the previous year's photograph, we sent Fullarton a request asking him to identify all the medals he wears and how he obtained them.

He sent a response informing us that everything was in order and that he would respond to our request "when he had a moment."

Fullarton replied to our request four days later and stated the following inter alia;

1. He had been advised that "he could not send us any documents we have requested as a caution to identity theft".

2. "As to the uniform, it is my band uniform as a member of the Gascoyne Pipes and Drums. As such, it is a costume not a military uniform and the badges etc etc, do not apply as purporting to be anything more than that. The wearing of such falls under theatrics as in the actors of "Patrol Boat" and other television dramas".

3. "As to my entry as a DEO (Direct Entry Officer) to the 5 RAAPC, I have confirmation of my qualifications to do so provided by the OC of the unit in 1987. I duly enlisted as such and the process commenced. Due to changes in personal circumstances, I was compelled to withdraw from the unit. In truth I am unsure as to how far the process was completed, whether it was terminated, reversed, or simply not proceeded with. Given I have the confirmation of entry from my CO, I do not feel it unreasonable to state I was accepted as a DEO by the Paycorp. That is a fact."

4. "I admit the AOSM (Australian Operational Service Medal) award remains "pending" at this stage and shall remove it until confirmed. In addition I agree that the unofficial medals should be worn on the right breast. I am aware I have broken no laws in this matter, however, I believe that you are correct, it does not set a good example and I shall review those."

5. "I was an Officer of Cadets for a short time, but again, that is not a Defence Force position, it is, as with my band, a civilian matter."

Fullarton is cunning. He has embellished situations to try and portray an overall picture of himself that he was a Commissioned Officer, Lieutenant in the Army Pay Corps.

He has stated on his website that he is Piper Lieutenant Fullarton.

He claims Direct Entry Officer Lieutenant rank into the Royal Australian Army Pay Corps.

We have evidence that he also refers to himself as Lieutenant on other occasions in front of others.

He claims the Scottish regalia is a costume he wears in the Gascoyne Pipes and Drums Band. From all our inquiries, we are unable to establish that this band exists. However, why would he place the rank of Lieutenant stars on his "costume?" Would the reason be to impress members of the Public and portray an image of a Commissioned Officer of some kind when he is/was not.

He discharged as a Private part time soldier. Why not proudly wear this rank on his "costume"?

You be the judge.

His description of his Direct Entry Officer process is laughable. When you read it, he does not know whether he was ever a Direct Entry Officer or not. Sillier still, he does not think it "unreasonable" to state that he was "accepted" as a "Direct Entry Officer" to the Pay Corps. He knows he was never a Commissioned Officer in the RAAPC. He was a Private part time soldier. Still it looks good on his Facebook page, 27 years later.

He states that his Australian Operational Service Medal is "pending" and that he shall remove it "until confirmed" . Fullarton knows he does not qualify for this important and prestigious medal, yet he has worn it on Anzac Day, of all sacred days with his other tin medals that he will "review".

You have to actually meet the criteria to wear official medals and be awarded with them. Fullarton does not meet the criteria and has not been awarded with it. He purchased it somewhere and decided to wear it on Anzac Day.

Fullarton is a public figure in Carnarvon, Western Australia. He has put himself out there as a community leader by his involvement in local affairs. He refers to himself as Doctor Alexander Fullarton. He has been a Councillor on the Carnarvon Council since October 2013 as the representative for the Pastoral Ward, Shire of Carnarvon. His term expires in October, 2015.

Fullarton's claims to having been a former Commissioned Officer in the Royal Australian Army Pay Corps with Direct Lieutenant Officer entry in 1987, and that he is a genuine recipient of the award of the Australian Operational Service Medal.(civilian) are lies. He is a false pretender and he knows it.

The concerning part about all this, is that Fullarton is a current Councillor on the Carnarvon Council.

By wearing purchased tin medals that he has not been awarded, and having them court mounted and worn on the left breast, he demeans the significance of all official military medals awarded to every serviceman and woman, whether deceased or alive.

These actions are a blight on his integrity and he is making himself out to be someone he is not. The general public would not know of his true medal entitlements and probably admire him as a hero, giving him courtesies that he does not deserve.

However, Alexander Fullarton, I can assure you, that every returned and current serviceman or woman who observe you wearing these non awarded medals are appalled at your lack of respect for them and medals protocol in Australia. You have treated your colleagues with total disrespect.

As a non returned veteran of the military however, it is something that you will probably never understand.

According to his Linkedin page, Fullarton was the Secretary/President of the Gascoyne RSL Sub Branch Western Australia, from April, 1998 to March 2012. You would think that someone with 14 years experience as an executive in the RSL movement would know the correct protocols of wearing official medals and purchased medals.

Our advice to Alexander Fullarton is that you are a pretentious wannabee and a fraud.

Fullarton states that he will "review" his decision to wear the unauthorised medals.

Our advice is to remove the offending medals that you have not earned immediately, and send a letter of apology to your local RSL., and all its members, for your appalling lack of judgement over a long period of time.

The Western Australian RSL State Headquarters should also summon Fullarton to explain his deceitful behaviour and take appropriate action.

By wearing the official Australian Operational Service Medal (civilian), Fullarton has committed an offence against the Australian Defence Act 1903, as amended,

80B Improper use of Service Decorations.

(1) A person is guilty of an offence if;
(a) the person wears a service decoration; and
(b) the person is not the person on whom the decoration was conferred.

Penalty: 30 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

Welcome to the Website Alexander Robert Fullarton.

Surname: O'Leary
Christian Names: John Patrick
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: St Georges Basin (Nowra area)
Service #: Nil
Service: None
Branch: Nil
Commencement of service: Nil
Completion of service: Nil
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Wannabe’s take many forms as our website can attest, some are just stupid, others are trying to ingratiate themselves in the ex-service community and will wear medals they have no entitlement to. Still others, like John Patrick O’Leary are just plain thugs who are more at home in the Domestic Violence Courts than the rifle range.

This is John Patrick O’Leary’s story. Many people have had the misfortune interacted with O’Leary and found him to be a nasty piece of work. Like so many other wannabe’s, his story of Army Service is full of daring front line action with the SAS, duty as a sniper, multiple tours of Afghanistan, ‘special work’ with the American’s and much, much more.

It may not be a surprise then, when we reveal that John Patrick O’Leary has never served as a member of the Australian Defence Force. He has never in his life stood picket, dug a hole, tied a knot or swept a tarmac. The only Mess he knows about is the trail of victims he has left in his wake.

We have statements from a number of people who have heard his gung-ho boasting but like so many others before him, he is the master of his own demise. Like so many wannabe’s O’Leary couldn’t resist talking to a reporter from the South Coast Register doing a story about of all things, street violence; something he is somewhat qualified to comment on.

O’Leary formerly resided in Darwin but has since relocated to the Nowra area. He is quiet adept at spinning yarns about his SAS service, but don’t dare question him because he has a rather nasty streak.

We have deleted a word from his Facebook post, but we think you will get the message.

In the following photograph O’Leary can be seen posing with what appear to be two Steyr Rifles. We know O’Leary has not had any form of military training but has used this photograph to add substance to his false pretence of military service.

John Patrick O’Leary is not a Veteran, nor an ex-serviceman. He is an imposter, playing on the courage and bravery of others to make himself appear to be the big man. He is much more at home threatening and committing acts of violence on those who are unable to defend themselves.

He does not have one iota of the values needed to be a member of the Australian Army, courage, initiative, respect and teamwork. O’Leary will no doubt continue with the pretense of being a former soldier, we can only hope that those who are yet to have the misfortune to cross his path read this story before being taken in by his lies.

O’Leary is no stranger to the Courts, so it should not come as a surprise to him to learn that by falsely claiming to be a Veteran of Afghanistan, he has committed the following offence against the Commonwealth.

DEFENCE ACT 1903 - SECT 80A
Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or airman


(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the person represents himself or herself to be a returned soldier, sailor or airman; and
(b) the representation is false.

Penalty: 30 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

(2) For the purposes of this section:

(a) returned soldier means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Military Force raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire, or as a member of the Military Forces of any Ally of Great Britain;

(b) returned sailor means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Naval Force raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire, or as a member of the Naval Forces of any Ally of Great Britain; and

(c) returned airman means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Air Force, air service or flying corps raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire or as a member of the air forces of any Ally of Great Britain

Let us hope that his continuing untruthfulness leads him to the Dock. For claiming to be a returned veteran, John Patrick O’Leary has earned a permanent place on our website for all to see.

Surname: Cerminara
Christian Names: Ralph
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Sydney
Service #: 8298192
Service: Army
Branch: Gunner, Royal Australian Artillery
Commencement of service: 27 August 2002
Completion of service: 18 September 2004
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Ralph Cerminara is described in some circles as ‘the self-described leader of the Australian Defence League or (ADL)’, others just call him a far right wing nutcase. We will leave that up to the reader to decide.

We know Ralph Cerminara to be a liar and ‘wannabe’. He is just another one of the new generation of fools who think they can claim operational service in Afghanistan and get away with it. This new generation 'wannabe' ingratiate themselves in various organisations by telling stories from ‘the sandpit’ or how they ‘buried a couple of mates over there’ so that anyone suspecting a lie is held to ridicule and abused by the wannabe or their associates.

This is the Ralph Cerminara story in a nutshell and a simple google search will help the reader understand what sort of person he really is. An active member of the Australian Defence League, Cerminara has a number of opinions which are quite disturbing. He has also appeared in the media as some sort of advocate for Defence Force Personnel.

 

 

Cerminara did serve in the Australian Army, but not with distinction. He enlisted on the 27th August 2002 and was discharged on the grounds, ‘Retention Not in the Service Interest’ in September 2004. He was discharged with the rank of Gunner, equivalent to a Private Soldier.

Since his unceremonious discharge from the Army, Ralph Cerminara, also known as Ralph Ski on Twitter has made quite a name for himself as the champion of the ADL. Look out if anyone dares to be critical of him or his policies, why? Because he is a ‘Veteran who buried his best mates’ as tweeted below:

 

 

Ralph Cerminara does not only tell his lies on social media, he is more than happy to do it face to face. In June 2013 he gave a speech to the Humanist Society of NSW entitled ‘A gunner in Afghanistan’ where Mr Cerminara, it was reported, served with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in Afghanistan in 2006. His speech, which purported him ‘Telling the truth in a world where the truth is the enemy’ was certainly profound, because the truth is definitely Ralph’s enemy. We know that he was discharged in 2004 and he did not serve in Afghanistan or any other overseas area during his two years of less than spectacular service.

 

 

When not mouthing far right politics, Ralph Cerminara has set himself up as some sort of self-appointed advocate for oppressed Defence Force personnel. Now that we know the truth about his reason for discharge from the Army, it might explain why he chose to embellish the truth when speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald in March 2013.

 


Ralph Cerminara is nothing more than a loud mouthed bully wannabe who couldn’t make it in the Army. He has found his way to the far right wing Australian Defence League and by spreading the lie that he saw service in Afghanistan, tries to use that false experience to support his distorted political views. He has no right to be called a Veteran and by making these false claims, he has committed offences against the Commonwealth:

DEFENCE ACT 1903 - SECT 80A - Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or airman
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the person represents himself or herself to be a returned soldier, sailor or airman; and
(b) the representation is false.

Penalty: 30 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

(2) For the purposes of this section:
(a) returned soldier means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Military Force raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire, or as a member of the Military Forces of any Ally of Great Britain.

If the Australian Defence League has any morals, they will distance themselves completely from Ralph Cerminara. He has proven himself to be a liar and a valour thief. He has displayed so little integrity, that it is no surprise that his services with the Australian Army were terminated as "not being in the interests of the Service."

Ralph Cerminara should immediately take to social media, and his various websites and apologise to all members of the Australian Defence Force for his lies. He is an imposter.

We doubt that he will apologise. We will eagerly wait and see if the Federal Police take an interest in his false claims of operational overseas war service and take action against him.

CERMINARA UPDATE – 08th MAY 2014

Like the proverbial bad penny, Ralph Cerminara just keeps turning up. After our recent exposure of this wannabe you would think he would take a lower profile, particularly in and around the ex-service community. But no, after posting a call to arms on Facebook, Ralph made his way to Sydney’s ANZAC Dawn Service, resplendent in his ADL Tee Shirt and carefully avoiding the Artillery community who would no doubt love to catch up with him.

While at the Dawn Service, he managed to latch onto a poor unsuspecting sailor for this photo opportunity. We have disguised the identity of the unsuspecting sailor, who we know to have absolutely no association with Cerminara or his distorted political views. Trying desperately to convince the world that members of the Australian Defence Force are ready to answer his ‘call to arms’. Ralph posted the photo on the Facebook page of the Australian Defence League (ADL). Not surprisingly after our exposure, linking Ralph with the Defence Force is something the ADL is keen to distance itself from so the image was quickly removed.

This is an example of the lengths Ralph Cerminara will go to advance his aims and a timely warning for any member of the Defence Forces in uniform who maybe approached by him to avoid any photo opportunity.

Following the initial exposure, Ralph was quick to lodge a complaint with Facebook alleging that we were harassing him and demanded that his image be removed. He accused us of cyber-bullying which is quiet amusing when we read what he and his mates have been up to in recent months.

Since our first report, we have been contacted by a number of people who have had dealings with Ralph Cerminara and the information they have provided has been both illuminating and very disturbing.

Cerminara came to our notice for falsely claiming service in Afghanistan but it seems that was not his only claim to overseas service.

No Ralph, you did not go to Timor with 3RAR. Remember, you were a Gunner in Artillery, not a Rifleman in Infantry.

Cerminara enlisted on the 27th August 2002 and was terminated on 18th September 2004.

We have been contacted by a number of people who served with Ralph Cerminara during his short time in the Army and the stories they tell of his actions, conduct and behaviour are most disturbing. Regrettably, and out of profound respect for those involved we will not divulge what we have been told, suffice to say that those who know his story and suffered because of his actions can rest a little easier knowing that he has been exposed as a fake and a contemptible wannabe.

Hang your head in shame Ralph Cerminara, and never again attempt to use sacred days such as ANZAC Day to advance your own agenda. Your actions are offensive and strike at the heart of the values held dear by current and former members of the Australian Defence Force from all walks of life and who have proudly pulled on the uniform of our Country.

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