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Surname: Allen
Christian Names: Rodney Michael
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Yorkeys Knob
Service: ARA
Branch: 6 RAR, Infantry
Commencement of service: Oct 06
Completion of service: Nov 11
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Rodney Michael Allen is 33 years old and resides near Cairns in Far North Queensland. His interests include being extensively tattooed and wearing military medals that he has not been awarded.

In the above photograph Allen is wearing the following medals -;

1. Australian Active Service Medal with clasp ICAT. (entitled)

2. Afghanistan Medal. (entitled)

3. Australian Service Medal with clasp Timor Leste. (not entitled)

4. Australian Defence Medal. (entitled)

5. NATO Medal with clasp ISAF (entitled)

6. Timor Leste Solidarity Medal. (not entitled.)

Following Australian Army Recruit Training in 2006, Allen was posted to 6 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) as a Private Rifleman. This was following the return of the Battalion from a deployment to East Timor. Allen served for 5 years in the Australian Regular Army, however, he never served in Timor.

In early 2010, the Battalion went to Afghanistan as part of the 1st Mentoring Task Force named Operation Slipper. The Battalion returned to Australia in late 2010 and Allen was discharged from the Army in 2011.

We have no reason to doubt that Allen carried out his duties as an Infantry Soldier in Afghanistan in a satisfactory manner. He has also been awarded the Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) and the Returned from Active Service Badge.

Allen has no entitlement to the Australian Service Medal with clasp Timor Leste or the Timor Lest Solidarity Medal.

Why a genuine Afghanistan veteran of the Australian Regular Army would blatantly embellish his service by wearing unearned medals is hard to comprehend.

To answer this question, Allen was contacted by Anzmi and his medal display in the above photograph was questioned.

He subsequently responded and stated that his genuine medals officially awarded are the AASM with clasp ICAT, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Australian Defence Medal and the NATO medal with ISAF clasp.

Allen then went on to say that ," Clearly this has come to your attention over me wearing one of my fellow 6 RAR mates replica set gongs (sic) with the Timor medal attached. The only one not awarded to me".

Allen continued by claiming inter alia, "that he was asked by some of his 6 RAR mates to come along and march to remember all the mates he lost." He stated, "that being late notice and as he had lost his medals, a mate gave him his old set to keep/wear as he is still serving, and has a new set from a further upgrading of medals. I have only worn this twice as they were both last minute decisions and as I hadn't ordered a new set at the time".

He then surprisingly claimed that, "The only tour we talk about, think about is Afghanistan 2010, no one I was with or spoke to, gave a shit about the unissued Timor gong. But apparently someone has taken offence to a piss ant trip like the little Timor gong that wasn't issued to me."

There are some noteable inconsistencies in Allen's versions of events. He states that the Timor Medal, (The Timor Leste Solidarity Medal) is the "only one not awarded to me" He conveniently forgets that he was also wearing the ASM with clasp Timor Leste. He also admits that he wore these medals on two occasions. You would think that he would know how many medals were on the rack that he had been "given" by his mate and more importantly, what the medals represented. Also the fact that he was not only entitled to wear two of the medals, he was not entitled to wear any of them. They were not his!

If you believe his version of events, then he should have more sense than to wear a rack of medals on two occasions that were not issued to him.

Allen demeans his fellow colleagues who served in Timor by stating that, "someone has taken offence to a piss ant trip like the little Timor gong that wasn't issued to me." We are certain that all Australian Military personnel who served in East Timor would not appreciate those disrespectful remarks. He obviously has no respect for Australian traditions and protocols.

We are aware that Allen has been wearing these unauthoried medals for some time. He has purchased them and placed them on his rack. We had previously been informed that Allen had been told on "numerous" occasions by colleagues to remove the two medals that he has not been awarded from his court mounted rack. That advice has obviously fallen on deaf ears and he has made the decision to continue to wear them.

For that strange decision he will remain on our website for evermore.

Surname: Reeve
Christian Names: Alan Mark
Country: New Zealand
State or Province: North Island
City or Town: Waiheke Island
NZ -Which Island:
  • North Island
Service #: 62985
Service: Australian Army
Branch: RAE
Commencement of service: 06 Apr 76
Completion of service: 1982
Case Notes:

 

 

 

For many years Alan Mark Reeve has claimed to be a Returned Veteran from the Vietnam War and whenever he spoke of his service he always mentioned an affiliation with the Special Air Services Regiment (SASR).

In fact, when cornered, Reeve had the good grace to immediately own up to his subterfuge and admit that he is a fraud.

As Reeve is a troubadour who has had considerable success at his trade, we asked him to tell us about himself, here is his response:

"Hello Will

All this sounds as if someone is wanting to verify my credentials.
Perhaps this person would like to contact me directly for more information.
Meanwhile here is a brief outline.

Regarding my military history:

First stint 1972-73 in 18 Field Squadron Royal Australian Engineers (Vietnam)

Second stint 1976 – 82 in 16 Field Squadron RAE and 22 Construction Squadron RAE

I was not an SAS soldier (and have never said I was) I was seconded from 22 Construction Squadron at Karrakatta to the SAS as a physical training instructor for approx 18 months.

Music:
I played in Australia prior to and while I was in the army (and after). On Channel 9 in Perth (Appealathon and Family Christmas Concert 1985 and ’86), supported Bob Geldoff in 1990 for concerts in Launceston and Melbourne, ABC in Hobart and TV Channel 9 in Perth and played on TV shows in Launceston. Currently play locally in New Zealand and have played in France and England. One CD called Why Change – all originals.

Best regards
Al Reeve"


We then advised him as follows:

"Dear Al

Have definitive proof that Al has never served in Vietnam, or on any other overseas operations.

As a PT Instructor he may have done some work at Swanbourne, but was never attached to SASR for 18 months.

When Al enlisted in 1976 he clearly stated on enlistment documents that he had no previous service.

It is intended that Al be placed on the web site www.anzmi.net for falsely claiming to be a returned veteran.

Would you like to comment on this action?

Will"


Reeve quickly responded through a representative, we have lightly censored the response.

"Hi Bill

Thank you for bringing all this to light although I would have appreciated a more direct approach rather than the ‘indirect’ reference to research about ex servicemen turned entertainer tack perhaps a lie by omission in itself...

(Deleted) and his army service was not something we discussed – but we certainly have now.

After a long conversation with him, just now, about your comments Al has agreed that in fact he has only been in the army once (’76-’82) and has never served in Vietnam. I understand from him that it was something he said to people many years ago, in his late teens, in an attempt to feel less insignificant. He is embarrassed to have done this and, as he says, once said it was hard to unsay it and the lie just stayed. He apologises unreservedly and whenever this may come up in any future conversation he will rectify any previous misdirection.

Undoubtedly this will not be easy, probably easier than the conversation we have just had, but he has no intention of shirking from it.

Along the way in life we all do and say things sometimes that we wish we hadn’t done or said. I know that Al is a good person and despite his shame and embarrassment feels relieved that this has come out. I know he is a good person and feels remorse to have lied to others and (Deleted).

Having learnt this about him does not detract from the fact that he is a very worthy man and has my full support, (Deleted) for the things he does and the man he is today.

Regards
xxxxxxx"


We are sure that Reeve is more sorry for being caught out as a liar and a wannabe than he is for the act itself, however he has shown the courage to clear his slate of his burdensome lies and will never have to worry again about being tapped on the shoulder as a wannabe.

If you are a wannabe and are reading this report, you should prepare yourself for the embarrassment of being caught and exposed.

Be assured that eventually you will be caught.

Surname: Peters
Christian Names: Gary Philip
Country: Australia Ex NZ
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Townsville
Service #: 187407
Service: Australian Army
Branch: RACT
Commencement of service: 1991
Completion of service: 1995
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Gary Philip Peters found fame in the service of the family of the now deposed Libyan despot Colonel Muammar Gaddafi where he was employed as part of the Families security force.

Following the demise of Gaddafi's strangle hold on Libya, Peters fled the country, and the story of his escape has had international media attention. As the dust settled on his adventures, Peters returned to Townsville Queensland, and joined in the conviviality of an ex Services Bikers Association.

At the Bikers club, as shown in the photograph, Peters portrayed himself as a returned veteran by wearing the following medals and badges:

Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM)
Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)
Afghanistan Medal
Iraq Medal
Defence Force Service Medal (DFSM)
Australian Defence Medal (ADM)
Infantry Combat Badge (ICB)
Special Air Service (SAS) winged dagger.

Peters has no entitlement to wear any of the above medals except perhaps the Australian Defence Medal. His Australian Military Service was as a Private Soldier Driver in the Royal Australian Corps of Transport from 1991 to 1995. He served only in Australia.

We hold Statutory Declarations detailing that Peters has said that:

"He had done over 3000 free fall jumps and the large Winged Excalibur tattoo on his forearm he got in the Regt to honor (sic) of the guys who died in the Blackhawk training accident of 91".

We were able to communicate with Peters and when he realised that he was well and truly caught he sent us a series of emails detailing his service:

From Gary Peters 16 Dec 2013

"Hi xxx,

I'll help anyway I can I suppose for my military history, you mean when I served here in Australia or post military experience in Libya, Tunisia and Algieria etc? My service in Australia Im not to keen on discussing that as there is still alot going on with the ICC and the United Nations organisations.

Regards"


From Gary Peters 19 April 2014

"From: Gary Peters <canaust@hotmail.com>
Date: 19 April 2014 17:43
Subject: Re: Military History
To: xxxxxxxx

Dear Mr xxxxxx,

Just for your information and for the records, my service # is as follows. 187407. Hopefully this will show that I have served in the RAA but as these records will show I did no overseas duties with the RAA, all my Combat experience was post Army service with private organisations in the US. Hopefully this will assist you. Sorry yes tpt corp and I meant the Royal Australian Army (RAA) sorry for the confusion. Units served in was 5 transport troop and then 85 Tpt in Moorebank Sydney"


19 April 2014

"Dear Mr Hobson,

I have served in the Australian Military from 91 to 94 in the tot (sic) corp. I have heard also that have stated that I served with the SASR, this is incorrect, but I did attempt the Cadre course in 93 I think it was but was not successful.

Regards

GP"


19 April 2014

"Hi Bill,

Sorry yes tpt corp and I meant the Royal Australian Army (RAA) sorry for the confusion. Units served in was 5 transport troop and then 85 Tpt in Moorebank Sydney".

By detailing his service, it is obvious that he has not earned any of the medals he is wearing. One of the medals is a Conspicuous Service Medal which is a prestigious award for meritorious achievement or devotion to duty in non-war like situations. Peters has obviously purchased that medal and all the others he wears, and awarded them to himself. For that action he has committed offences against the Defence Act 1903, Part VII Sections:

80A. Falsely representing to be returned Soldier
80B. Improper use of service decorations

These two offences carry maximum fines of $3,300 or six months imprisonment or both.

Peters had his fifteen minutes of fame from international media by working for the infamous Gaddafi family. Obviously he needed a bit more fame and wore medals and insignia that he has not earned, and therefore we name him as a scurrilous liar cheat and wannabe and give him a lifetime of infamy on this web site.

 

 

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
Case Notes:

 

 

 

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
Case Notes:

 

 

 

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
Case Notes:

 

 

 

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

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