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Surname: Militich
Christian Names: Yordan
Country: NZ
State or Province: Hawkes Bay
City or Town: Naiper
NZ -Which Island:
  • North Island
Service #: unknown
Service: Army
Case Notes:



Yordan Militch is an idiot!

Even he says so. The Army says so. And now the courts say so!

This ex Army corporal bought a swag of medals from an online trading site (Trade Me) and wore them to impress some school students who were told of his daring stories of his time in the SAS in war-torn Afghanistan.

Except Militich never left NZ once in the couple of years he served in the NZ Army.

For all his glory-stories, medal cheating and valour theft, Militich will now live forever in the world of the ANZMI, with the rest of the wannabe's and pond scum.

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Yordan Militch admits he made a 'dumb mistake' claiming to be a former SAS soldier. He is a builder by trade.

'Idiot' builder made fake war hero claim"

He bought medals off Trade Me, pinned them to his chest - and made up elaborate tales about life as an SAS soldier.

Yordan Militch captivated crowds with stories of picking off the enemy as a sniper, and saving his mates from dangerous situations.

But his tall tales came to police attention after he spoke at an educational course in Hastings last year.

He admitted yesterday that he just got carried away.
"I thought I was something I wasn't, and that was it."

Militch wore six medals when he spoke at the Landmark Forum and described himself as one of the most decorated soldiers in New Zealand, the police summary presented to the Napier District Court said.

He described serving in Afghanistan and East Timor, and being deployed as a sniper.

He claimed he was awarded two medals for saving his mates, and the others recognised his peacekeeping efforts.

In reality, Militch is a family man living in a house he built on the Hawke's Bay coast.

He served in the artillery division of the Defence Force between 2002 and 2004 at Linton. He was never deployed overseas and did not serve with the SAS.

"I made a dumb mistake, and that was it," he told The Dominion Post yesterday.

He said the military had rung him up and called him an idiot. He agreed.
Militch appeared in court this week and pleaded guilty to breaching the Military Decorations and Distinctive Badges Act 1918. He was convicted, fined $300 and ordered to pay $150 court costs.

He said he wanted to apologise to everyone he had fooled, including students at Lindisfarne College a few years ago.

He was taking boot camps in Hawke's Bay at the time, and was recommended to the school as an inspiring speaker.

"At first he was very convincing, but some things didn't ring true," college rector Ken MacLeod said.

Militch told the school he was a sniper deployed overseas and at one point had Saddam Hussein in his sights. MacLeod became suspicious and contacted parents with military connections. He believed they passed on the suspicions to the Defence Force and the police.

Militch said his family were shocked to learn about his escapades but remained supportive.
- © Fairfax NZ News

We have also received a letter from the school where Militich chose to do his boasting:

Good Morning,

We have found a photo of Yordan wearing at least 9 medals however we feel that given his conviction and his apology to the College via the news media that further embarrassment for him from us is unwarranted. As a Christian School we feel that it is time to let him have a fresh start and for his family to not be embarrassed further.

Should the NZ Army formally make this request then we might reconsider.

Kind Regards,


(Name Witheld)
Lindisfarne College
New Zealand
PO Box 2341 Hastings

Surname: Irwin
Christian Names: Neville Joseph
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Goodna
Service #: 2216650
Service: Army
Branch: Citizens Military Forces
Case Notes:

Neville Joseph Irwin of Goodna, Queensland recently bathed in the glory of National newspaper and Television coverage for being a Returned Vietnam Veteran who was not allowed to fly our National Flag on Australia Day.


The problem is that Irwin is a liar, a fraud and a wannabe. See below where he exhibits a Certificate of Appreciation for his service in Vietnam that is signed by the Prime Minister of Australia


It is no wonder that forty two years after the end of the Vietnam War, the journalist who sighted the certificate when reporting the flag issue, believed that Irwin was a genuine War Veteran.

Irwin has "conned" his local Federal Politician  into issuing him the Certificate which  is hung in a prominent position on his living room wall.


The Certificate is the centre piece of the three frames shown above. The other two frames contain an Australian Defence Medal (ADM) and an Anniversary of National Service Medal (ANSM)

Eligibility for the ADM

The Australian Defence Medal recognises Australian Defence Force personnel who have efficiently completed either an initial enlistment period, or four years service, whichever is the lesser, and all of the relevant service was after 3 September 1945.

Eligibility for Anniversary of National Service Medal

The Anniversary of National Service 1951-1972 Medal (ANSM) was introduced in 2001 to recognise those who completed their obligation under the two National Service schemes that had operated in Australia between 1951 and 1972.

Irwin had the opportunity to salve his itch for Active Service, but chose to fulfill his National Service obligation by opting to serve only in Australia by joining the Citizens Military Forces (CMF).

Here is his Military history:

He enlisted into the CMF Unit, 41 Royal New South Wales Regiment in August 1968 and was discharged in February 1970.

He again enlisted in September 1970 with the same unit. As soon as he had  completed his National Service obligation in October 1973 he was again discharged.

In two different newspaper articles Irwin is quoted as shown:



We contacted Irwin and requested an explanation for his claims of being a Returned Vietnam Veteran.  Despite all the newspaper quotes and the false Certificate of Appreciation, that he blatantly displays to all who enter his house, he denied ever making claim to have served in Vietnam

Irwin dodged the chance of putting himself in harms way as a Soldier, by opting for part time service with the CMF in lieu of serving two years full time service as a National Serviceman, with the possibility of overseas deployment.

By claiming to be a Returned Veteran, Irwin exhibits forethought and planning in his attempt to steal the honour of those who have been to war.  Despite what "Wannabes" of Irwin's ilk may think, Veterans world wide will not allow these sleazy beings  to get away with their deceit.

Irwin's attempt to be seen as a wronged nationalistic flag flyer, by claiming to be something he is not, and never will be, is a low act.

For his deceit, Veterans and the general public worldwide, now know that he represents the thousands of liars, cheats and wannabes who infest Veteran Communities.

People like Irwin are easily able to fool journalists, politicians and the general public, but ANZMI is represented by thousands of genuine Veterans throughout Australia and New Zealand, who will never allow people like Irwin to steal their honour.

Irwin is condemned as a liar, cheat and Wannabe and will represent those infamous qualities on our web site for many years to come.

Surname: Newbold
Christian Names: Alexanda
Country: Australia
State or Province: South Australia
City or Town: Adelaide
Service: None
Case Notes:

Alexanda Newbold of Adelaide South Australia (SA) claims to have been a Commissioned Officer in the Australian Army. He is involved with the SA Scouting Movement and proudly shows "his" campaign medals to impressionable fellow scouts.


Notice that Newbold wears an array of Campaign Medals as well as an Infantry Combat Badge to "prove" his claims to be a returned Army Veteran.

Australian Active Service Medal
Afghanistan Medal
Australian Service Medal
Australian Defence Medal
The Afghanistan NATO Medal
When Newbold married, he wore the medals with the full ceremonial dress of a 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR) Commissioned Officer, together with a coveted Sherwood Green Commando Beret and a Sword. Unfortunately we have no photographs of this event, however as is the usual case one may turn up after publication.

In fact, other than a Boy Scout's sneaker, Newbold has never pulled on a Defence boot of any kind. He is an unscrupulous liar, cheat and wannabe. There should be no place for him in Scouting Movement as it includes keen young Australians who would naively give misdirected homage to Newbold for his false Military achievements.

During the early stages of this investigation, we contacted the Scouting Movement of South Australia and advised them of Newbold's dishonesty. Since then Newbold has turned himself into South Australian State Police, confessed his criminal activities in relation to the Defence Act 1903, where he is in breach of Part VII Sections 80A and 80B, which state there is a maximum penalty of $3,300 fine and six months imprisonment or both for:

80A. Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or airman
80B. Improper use of service decorations

We hope the South Australian Police do their duty and put him before a Magistrate.

Wearing campaign medals and combat badges is easy, earning them is another thing. Many Australians have died earning the medals that Newbold is wearing, and untold thousands of others suffer from the experience of earning medals whilst serving their country in war. Wearing medals without earning them is unacceptable, hurtful and offensive behaviour.

As sung by the musical icon Slim Dusty, this is the "Land of no Second Chance". We do not pick and choose whether a person is exposed based on extenuating circumstances. Be assured if you falsely claim to be a returned veteran your infamy will be recorded here.

For his dishonesty and his yearning to be seen as a decorated returned veteran, Newbold has well earned his place on this web site.

Surname: Fearn
Christian Names: John David
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Toorbul
Service: None
Case Notes:

John David Fearn born 8 November 1945 of Toorbul Queensland likes uniforms, he claims Army Service and is a Fireman who often attends Commemorative Ceremonies with a bonny Kilt girding his loins and Tam O'Shanter perched on his noggin with an Army Shirt complete with "Australia" badges on the epaulettes and a Lanyard around his shoulder.

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Fearn the Fireman tells people he is ex Australian Army and that he has been waiting Twenty Five years for his medals. He will also tell you that the delay is due to his "Secret Service" as he was seconded from the Army to Australian Secret Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) for undercover operations in Cambodia, and that the secrecy surrounding the operations in Cambodia must be causing the medals delay. He will then say that because of the secrecy of his secondment to Cambodia, all mention of it would probably be removed from his Army File.

We sent Fearn a polite letter requesting information about his service.

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He advised people at the Fire Station that he had received hate mail (our letter) about wearing a kilt which he says he is perfectly entitled to wear.

If he were genuine he could have simply given us his service details and the matter would be finished, however like all wannabes he huffs and puffs and threatens legal action.

To spin silly yarns about ASIO operations in Cambodia is indicative of the childish naivety of Fearn. Most people are led to believe that Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) would have run such operations, but then again, who really knows?

We are reliably advised that Fearn gets his "nick nacks" like Australia badges Lanyards etc from a small museum at the Returned Services League (RSL) Village at Caboolture Queensland where he is the curator.

Fearn loves to relate his "secret service" to the gullible young blokes at the Toorbul Fire Station and anyone else who will listen.

National Australia Archives have been unable to locate an Army File for Fearn, that together with his stupid "Secret Service" tales, tells us that Fearn is a liar, cheat and wannabe.

We suggest that he cease and desist with his cockamamie claims to have been seconded from the Army to be a secret operative in Cambodia. His claims are lies and he well earns a position on this web site.

Surname: Littlewood
Christian Names: Jason
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Formerly of Geelong current whereabouts unknown
Service: None
Case Notes:

Jason Littlewood - A Facebook Phantom of the Jungle.


Facebook is a medium where a person can make themself into a legend. There are many such false legends on this web site, they are people who have created a sham military history for themselves and plastered it on Facebook for all to see. Jason Littlewood is such a person. See details of his facebook page here:


Littlewood says he works at "SASR australian special forces" (sic) Meaning Special Air Services Regiment (SASR) located at Swanbourne, Western Australia. He also tells of his studies at Harvard University. There are not many Harvard trained SASR Troopers wandering around, (sorry, meant marching around) Swanbourne.

The SASR Association are concerned that Littlewood is not a member, and invite him to produce his credentials and be embraced by a very elite group who welcome fellow travellers.

We believe that the SASR Association will be disappointed to find that Littlewood is just another lying wannabe trying to enhance his persona by claiming to be a member of the very famous SAS Regiment.

There is no trace of Jason Littlewood ever serving anywhere in the Australian Defence Force.

We know that Littlewood, grew up in, and resided in Geelong Victoria, but is no longer there. We are advised that he may now be somewhere in the Sunshine Coast area in Southern Queensland.

We believe that Littlewood has no Military experience at all, and his only legendary activity will be getting his name on our web site as a liar and a wannabe.

Surname: Slingsby
Christian Names: Graham John
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Bligh Park
Service: Serving RAAF Commissioned Officer
Case Notes:

Graham John Slingsby, about 45 years of age, is a deceitful character determined to get his way. He is a manipulator of the truth, a fraud, an imposter and a blatant liar. He is currently a Flying Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force. (RAAF)


Some wannabees on this site tell us incredible stories of their bravery whilst in combat, during hazardous secret missions that they have trouble talking about. However, when we ask for documentation of their bravery, they say it has all been destroyed for security reasons.

However, Graham John Slingsby is a different kettle of fish. Slingsby was happy to provide us with documentation that he thought supported his story that he was a former highly decorated NSW Police Officer who had been awarded the National "Commendation for Brave Conduct' award before he joined the Royal Australian Air Force. Slingsby proudly wears this National Commendation for Brave Conduct award on ceremonial occasions like Anzac Day and other official ceremonies.

The National Commendation for Brave Conduct is a silver gilt sprig of mimosa on a blood- red backing ribbon and is worn on the left side.

In the photograph below, Slingsby is wearing a Royal Australian Air Force Flying Officer's uniform with the National "Commendation for Brave conduct" ribbon and the National Medal for 15 years service in the NSW Police Force. This photograph was taken at a recent Anzac Day ceremony and can be found on his Face Book page.


The National Commendation for Brave Conduct is a prestigious bravery award that is bestowed among members of the public including Police Officers for outstanding acts of bravery. Recognition for this award is only achieved when the actions of a person are reported and formally reviewed by the Honours Secretariat and then this information is placed before a the Australian Bravery Decorations Council consisting of fourteen representatives from within Australia. These members then decide if the actions are worthy of an appropriate award.

These include, (1) the Cross of Valour (CV), (2) The Star of Courage (SC), (3) The Bravery Medal (BM) and (4) The Commendation for Brave Conduct. As you can see, the Commendation for Brave Conduct is ranked 4 in importance and is an honorable award.

When these awards are approved, the recipients on all occasions attend Government House and the medal is bestowed upon them by the Governor General in appropriate and moving ceremonies.

Slingsby came under our radar when we were directed to his Face Book page by a reader who saw his photo and recognised him as a former Police Officer in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales in the 90's and early 2000s. It appeared to the reader that the bravery award he was wearing was suspicious.

Slingsby joined the NSW Police in 1987 as a 19 year old. He served as a Police Officer until he left in 2005. He had 18 years service and was awarded the National Medal for 15 years service. He served in the Wagga Wagga area in general duties. He then joined the RAAF in 2006 and commenced Officer Training School, left and sought other employment and then in 2009, he rejoined and recommenced Officer Training School.

Following advice from our concerned reader, we then contacted Slingsby and informed him that we had received information that the bravery award he was wearing in the photograph had been reported to us as suspicious. Slingsby replied that he had genuinely been awarded the Bravery Commendation whilst in the NSW Police and that he would provide ample documentary proof of that fact. He told us that he had no idea why his award was not recorded at the Government Web Site, "It's an Honour" , but said that he would take steps through the NSW Police to have them notify that Department and correct the anomaly.

Slingsby then forwarded the below mentioned documents.


This is a copy of the report of the good policemanship by Slingsby and another Constable in the arrest of a man at Wagga Wagga in 1996.


This is a copy of the invitation for Slingsby to attend Mirage Room, Wagga Wagga RSL Club on the 10th November, 2005 for a Medal/Award Ceremony.


This is a copy of the Certificate of Service of Graham John Slingsby following his departure from the NSW Police Force on the 5th December, 2003. It confirms an award of a National Medal and a Commendation for Brave Conduct.


Slingsby first applied for RAAF Officer Training School in 2006. In April, 2006, he organised that a letter (above) be forwarded from the Personnel Manager of the Wagga Wagga Police Local Area Command to the RAAF Officers Training School informing them of his commendation for brave conduct. In May 2008, he again organised a confirmation of this award to the Officer Training School. No doubt, this was important for him to show the RAAF Officer Training School hierarchy that he was a commendable applicant. Slingsby has advised us that he had the award placed on his RAAF "PM Keys record". This is his Personnel File.

Following our perusal of all this documentation, everything appeared legitimate. However, his name did not appear on "It's an Honour" as the recipient of the National "Commendation for Brave Conduct Award". The alarm bells started to ring, and when we made inquiries at the Wagga Wagga Police Command, we were informed that the Bravery Award Slingsby was presented with was based on a local Commander's recommendation for the incident in 1996. He was subsequently awarded a local Region Commander's "Certificate" for his actions by the then Police Commissioner at the Awards Ceremony. Something he could place on his wall. There is no ribbon, medal or anything else presented with this "Certificate." It is a local award.

Slingsby was awarded this local Region Commander's Certificate in 2005, following his departure from the NSW Police in 2003. He then used this occasion for his own advantage and deceitfully claimed significant higher award status to impress his RAAF Recruitment Officers, his RAAF colleagues, civilian friends, family, and people on Face Book.

He then continued this deception to try and convince ANZMI that this significantly higher bravery award was genuine and was identical to the much lesser local award that he received at Wagga Wagga. He also informed us that he would arrange with the NSW Police Protocol Unit to have his name recorded on It's an Honour" to correct the anomaly. He knows this will not happen. Just another lie. He knows what he is doing. There are no excuses. He is a false pretender and he knows it. He has been caught out.

In our communications with Slingsby, he was continually asked one question that he declined to answer -;

"Is the National "Commendation for Brave Conduct " award that you wear and that you organised to have recorded on your RAAF PM Keys record, the same award that was presented to you at the Mirage Room, Wagga Wagga RSL on the 10th November 2005?" A simple question you would think. However, no answer.

The worrying part about all this is that he is a current serving Commissioned Flying Officer in the RAAF.

Slingsby is a disgrace. He is a disgrace to the RAAF Officers uniform that he is wearing, and he is a disgrace to the NSW Police Force. Many brave NSW Police Officers have been awarded this prestigious award over the years at Government House for their truly brave actions that have saved the lives of others, or their own.

To have someone like Slingsby taking the honour of these brave men and women is despicable. He flaunts this award like he is a hero.

He may have made a good arrest in 1996, but so did dozens of other Policemen and Policewomen who were also awarded Region Commanders commendations. (Certificates)

Slingsby has no credibility. He has manipulated the system and embellished his local award for his own gratification.

In addition, he has purchased the National "Commendation for Brave Conduct ribbon" from a Medal dealer or from an internet supplier. Well knowing that he is not entitled to it.

This fraudulent glory hunting RAAF Commissioned Officer should be hunted out of the Royal Australian Air Force with the speed of an F111.
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