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Surname: Kryza
Christian Names: Rick
Country: Australia and USA
State or Province: New South Wales (NSW) and Ohio (USA)
City or Town: Griffith (Australia) and Painesville (USA)
Service #: Never Served
Service: Never Served
Branch: N/A
Commencement of service: N/A
Completion of service: N/A
Case Notes:

 

Rick Kryza, or Doctor Rick Kryza as he likes to be known is a military fraud, a wannabee, a medal cheat and a false pretender.

He is a Patron member of the Gay Polo Club in the USA and likes to fraudulently dress in Australian military uniforms with medals and ribbons, to impress his inner circle of male friends.

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Kryza was born in Rhodesia in 1959, to an Australian father and American mother. They later moved to the rural township of Griffith in the State of New South Wales, Australia.

Kryza appears to be a versatile wannabee with claimed military service in -;

1. The Royal Australian Air Force as a Group Captain, Pilot. Six months service in Iraq and six months service in Afghanistan.

2. The Australian Army as a Captain, with Iraq and Afghanistan active service.

3. The Royal Australian Navy as a Captain,

4 The British Army as a Captain.

In the above photograph, Kryza is wearing a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) uniform with the rank of Group Captain. He also wears purchased Pilots wings above his purchased replica medals.

The non awarded medals he wears in this photograph are -;

1, The Rhodesian Medal. (For 30 days service in Rhodesia before Independence - December 1979 - March 1980.) Not entitled.
2. General Service Medal 1962. (Awarded for various campaigns) Not entitled.
3. South Atlantic Medal with Rosette.(For service in the Falklands War) Not entitled.
4. The British Golden Jubilee Medal created 2002. (Not awarded or listed on "It's an Honour".) Not entitled.
5. The Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal, created 2012. (Not awarded and not listed on "It's an Honour".) Not entitled.

In respect to the RAAF uniform that he is wearing, the following irregularities are present -;

a) He is wearing an RAAF uniform plain blue shirt that was superseded about twenty five years ago.

b) The aiguillette (lanyard) is not worn by Group Captain rank, unless they were an Aide De Camp (ADC) to the Governor. Kryza would not qualify even if his claim was genuine.

c) The waist sash is also not worn by Officers of his claimed rank of Group Captain. He is two ranks short to qualify for wearing this uniform item.

 

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The above photograph is Kryza wearing an RAAF shirt, with the rank of Group Captain and the word Australia on his epaulettes. He also wears Pilot's wings.

He wears the following medal ribbons -;

Top Row.
1. Australia Defence Medal ribbon. Not entitled.
2. Rhodesia Medal ribbon. (upside down) Not entitled.
3. Australian Service Medal ribbon. Not entitled.
4. Unknown. Not entitled.

Not knowing medals protocols, Kryza has mounted these top row ribbons incorrectly. If genuine, the Australian Service Medal ribbon would be mounted first, followed by the Rhodesian medal ribbon, (correctly mounted and not upside down), then the Australian Defence Medal ribbon. We are unable to identify the last medal but assume it is a tin.

2nd Row.
5. General Service medal ribbon. Not entitled.
6. South Atlantic medal ribbon with Rosette. Not entitled.
7. The British Golden Jubilee medal ribbon. Not entitled.
8. The Queens Diamond Jubilee medal ribbon. Not entitled.


Kryza has never served in the RAAF or the RAF and his claims are lies.

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In the above photograph, Kryza is wearing an Australian Army uniform with the rank of Captain.

The unearned ribbons that he wears on this uniform are -;

The Australian Active Service Medal. (AASM) Not entitled.
The Afghanistan medal. Not entitled.
The Iraq medal. Not entitled.
The NATO International Assistance Security Force Medal. (ISAF medal) Not entitled.

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The above photograph is Kryza wearing an Australian Army uniform with the rank of Captain, but different unearned ribbons.

1. Afghanistan Medal ribbon. Not entitled.
2. Australian Defence Medal ribbon. Not entitled.
3. Rhodesian Medal ribbon.(Mounted incorrectly - upside down), Not entitled.
4. Australian Service Medal ribbon. Not entitled.
5. Unknown medal ribbon. Not entitled.

A glaring irregularity in these photographs is his wearing of an observable white T shirt under the uniform shirt.

Kryza has never served in the Australian Army and these claims are also lies.

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The above photograph is Kryza wearing a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) uniform with the rank of Captain.

Kryza has never served in the RAN and these claims are also lies.

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In the above photographs Kryza is claiming Commissioned Officer rank in the British Military.

We are unable to identify the ribbons he wears in the top photograph, but that does not matter. He is not entitled to any of them.

In the second photo he is again wearing the following non awarded medals.-;

1. General Service Medal.
2. South Atlantic Medal with Rosette.
3. British Golden Jubilee Medal
4. Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal.

We have contacted our British counterparts and ascertained that his claims of British Military service claims are also lies.

We then contacted Kryza and invited him to provide details of his military service.

He stated that he was a Group Captain in the RAAF with six months service in Iraq and six months service in Afghanistan. He stated that he was also the owner of a sheep station in Griffith, New South Wales, Australia, but had to move to Painesville, Ohio when his mother took ill. He stated that he took leave from his military duties to take care of his mother. This is where he joined the United States Gay Polo Club as a Patron member. His Face Book page is littered with admiring male friends who lavishly praise his claims of military greatness and adoration for his conceited self display of photographs in various military uniforms.

He now claims that he returned to his sheep station ownership duties and the military. However, he informed us, that he has now been posted to the United Kingdom for six months with” Inter Commonwealth Military duties”. He also claims membership of the British Army.

Kryza has never laced up a military boot, in Australia or any other country.
We should all be grateful for that.


We subsequently invited him to explain his unique experience of being a Commissioned Officer in the three services of the Australian Defence Force, the Air Force, Navy and Army. His response is below -;


Rick Kryza
8:16 PM (1 hour ago)


G'day

When I attended military college for officer's training, since day one I made it known to my superiors that I wanted to learn all aspects of the Military Services. Even though I consider myself Royal Australian Air Force first (my first love is flying) I had to convince high ranking officers that having a knowledge in the navy and army is essential in the time of war or military conflicts. Thus, through special orders, I was able to see service in all branches. As you said, it is an unique situation, but one I thoroughly enjoy. Besides, my father was RAN, my grandfather was Light Horse. So, I was able to gain a little insight in military life at a young age.

I never did like how the different branches of the services had a natural dislike for each other. After all, the RAAF recruited members from the army and navy at it's formation. So, why not have an air force pilot learn aspects of the running a naval ship, or taking part in Iraq/Afghanistan as an RAR officer.

Hope this satisfies your inquiry.


Rather incredible that the RAAF would allow a fully trained pilot, in whom they have invested so much time, money and training, to transfer to the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Army to further his knowledge about those two Services. In addition, also send him to Iraq and Afghanistan as an Australian Army Captain.

They could have just bought him a couple of books to read !!

Kryza is a ridiculous self conceited show pony who steals the valour of brave men and women who have served honourably in theatres of war. Particularly Iraq and Afghanistan. All this to impress his close circle of admiring male friends.

Kryza should be ashamed of himself for purchasing and wearing bemedalled Australian military uniforms for his own self- adulation, and his pursuit of military aggrandisement and attention.

The only people who wear the uniforms of multiple services are Royalty. Perhaps Queen like !

He has committed offences under the Australian Defence Act 1903, sections 80A and 80B, for falsely representing himself as a returned serviceman, and wearing non awarded medals and decorations. Penalty - 6 months imprisonment and/or $3000.00 fine.

In addition to his fraudulent behaviour by illegally claiming to be a returned Australian Serviceman, Kryza has also lied to all his friends on Face Book regarding his University of Sydney educational qualifications.

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The above entry appears on his Face Book page. He also claims that he has completed a degree in Australia/Commonwealth Constitutional Law and Zoological Veterinary Medicine.  

See below -;

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As a result, we made inquiries with the University of Sydney, to confirm or refute his claims. The result is detailed below -;

Student Centre Academic Records


Dear Mr (Name deleted)

Thank you for your email regarding Richard/Rick KRYZA.

Unfortunately, I am unable to locate any record of a graduate
under the name provided.

Kind regards
____________________________________________________________
(Name deleted).
(Position deleted)
Academic Records l Student Administration Services
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Level 6, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02)
University of Sydney NSW 2006 l Australia
T +61 2 8627 1444 l E
academic.records@sydney.edu.au
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In the below document Kryza even recently claims to the Cleveland Zoological Society, Ohio, United States, that he is a Doctor.

CLEVELAND ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY - OHIO.

ADOPT AN ANIMAL DONORSKaren & Alan Wilber $1,000+ Mrs. Marilyn Callaly Mrs. Frederick C. Crawford Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Halpern Dag Hammarskjold Elementary School Dr. Rick KryzaMr. Myron D. Moorhead Mr. Gary M. Novotny Ms. Michelle M. Orenick Mr. & Mrs. Steve Spilman Mrs. Jeanne D. Tyler Mr. & Mrs. Alfred E. Werman Me

Kryza is just an extraordinary fake without honour. A Walter Mitty living in a world of fantasy.

Welcome to this site for evermore, Rick Kryza,

 

Surname: Boulter
Christian Names: William Charles aka Tony
Country: Australia
State or Province: NT
City or Town: Tennant Creek
Service #: Unknown
Service: Unknown
Branch: Claims Infantry
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

Boulter is one of the worst of the worst.  He is a "Big wheel” in the Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek.  He has been involved in local Government for

many years and has been admired as a Returned Veteran.

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These are the medals he is wearing:

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)Not entitled

Korea Medal Not entitled

United Nations Korea Service Medal Not entitled

General Service Medal (Clasp Malaysia) Not entitled and worn in the wrong place

Australian Service Medal (Clasp PNG) Not entitled

Australia Defence Medal - Unlikely to be entitled

Commemoration of National Service Medal - Unlikely to be entitled

Papua New Guinea Independence Medal 1975.  Entitlement unknown

Papua New Guinea Anniversary of Independence 1975 - 1985 - Entitlement unknown

Most of his medals are false.

We have a Statutory Declaration detailing what Boulter has said about his service:

"he has stood up stated his name number and rank with the Papua New Guinea Volunteer Rifles (PNGVR) Korea,"   He further said:

"no there were only 4 or 5 of us that volunteered and we made our way up to Malaysia and worked with the Australians. I asked who were you attached to? his reply was. We just joined in with the Australian units and then went to Korea. He states he was in the Battle of Kapyong, He wears Korean medals/Malayan and PNG medals, I asked who issued the Australian medals he straight away said the Australian Government. He is not listed on the Department of Veterans Affairs Nominal Roll as being a Korea Veteran. When asked about this he stated it's because he was PNGVR and not registered with the Australian Army."

Boulter was born in July 1935. He could not have been serving with Papua New Guinea Volunteer Rifles (PNGVR)   "before making his way to Malaysia" as he would have been only Fifteen years of age and could not have enlisted in PNGVR . In any case PNGVR was disbanded after WW2 and reformed in March 1951.  So at Fifteen years of age Boulter would have to joined PNGVR in March 1951, then did some fighting with Australian units in Malaysia before arriving in Korea to fight in the Battle of Kapyong in April 1951 one month later, aged Fifteen years.

 

He also said that "PNGVR personnel were not registered with the Australian Army"  PNGVR was, and until again disbanded in 1973, a unit of the Australian Citizens Military Forces (CMF) and very much part of the Australian Army, Order of Battle. . It was disbanded in 1973 as a lead up to PNG Independence in 1975.

What Boulter says is simply "hogwash" and deceitful lies, these cheats are always way behind Australian Veterans and ANZMI in splicing their lies into actual military facts and history.

The writer had the pleasure of speaking to Boulter on the phone on the 31 January 2017. 

Boulter was asked "what years he had served in PNGVR".  He hummed and hawed and then said "from late 1968 to 1972 when he returned to Australia".  He went back to PNG in 1975 when he claimed to again serve in PNGVR.  The problem is that PNGVR was disbanded in 1973.  What he said, completely disproves his service in Malaysia and Korea and proves the medals he wears are false.  We have been advised that Boulter is listed with the PNGVR Association as having served with PNGVR, however they were unable to advise dates of service.

Over the years he has received much kudos from the falsehood that he is a Returned  Serviceman who served in war zones in Malaysia and Korea and wears all the medals to prove it. Claiming to have been present at the famous Korea Battle of Kapyong  where the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment brought great credit to the ANZAC spirit through their tenacious fighting is indeed an immoral act. Here is an official Australian War Memorial excerpt:

"3 RAR lost 32 killed in action. Along with its Canadian, British, New Zealand and United States allies, 3 RAR managed to hold the advancing Chinese divisions in the Kapyong River valley for 24 hours, allowing United Nations forces further south to shore up a defensive line. It then successfully conducted a fighting withdrawal to extricate itself from encirclement and rejoin its parent brigade, exemplifying the discipline, courage and skill required to succeed in its mission. For their courageous actions, both 3 RAR and 2nd PPCLI were awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation by the United States Government."

He has his name on the Tennant Creek Returned Services League (RSL) Honour Board.  He is listed in the second row, fourth from the bottom.  We anticipate the Tennant Creek RSL  will remove him from their prestigious Honour Board.

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Boulter was never in Korea and his persona in Tennant Creek for the past 30 years has been a complete sham.  Because of his explanation of  "making his way to Malaysia and working with the Australians" it is a sure certainty that he never served anywhere near an Australian Army unit in  Malaysia or Korea.

There is a definitive Department of Veterans Affairs Nominal Roll that lists all servicemen who served with Australian units in Korea. Boulter is not listed.

A few years ago Tennant Creek, Northern Territory Police charged Mr Jooitson "Dutchy"  Van Asson for falsely wearing Defence medals.  He was found guilty and fined $1,000 and given a twenty  four month good behaviour bond. See here: https://www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/list/alpha/v

Boulter has committed the same offence of falsely claiming to be a returned serviceman and wearing false medals.  We have advised the Tennant Creek Police and will let events unfold.

See the Defence Act 1903 Section VII, Parts 80A and 80B.

PART VII--OFFENCES

     80A.    Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor orairman 
     80B.    Improper use of service decorations  
Boulter has had thirty years of false fame as a returned Serviceman.  Doubt that he will enjoy his richly deserved future days as his Resume has turned very sour.

Welcome to the Hall of Shame William Charles (Tony) Boulter, you have used your false military service to gain favour in the Tennant Creek community and deserve your infamy.

Surname: Evans
Christian Names: Elwin
Country: Canada
State or Province: Manitoba
City or Town: Teulon/Komarno
Service: Unlikley
Branch: Unknown
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

Elwin Evans is British and now resides in Manitoba, Canada.  He claims to have been attached to the Australian Army and fought in Vietnam.  See what he said in the caption under this photograph.

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Although Evans is a long way from home his lies and dishonour have not escaped the world wide web of Veterans.

Evans did not serve in Vietnam with Australian 2 Squadron, Special Air Service (2 SAS Sqn)

2 SAS Sqn were never involved in a pitched battle with 1600 enemy soldiers.

Here are the real facts about SAS operations in Vietnam:

SAS Operations - South Vietnam

580 SAS soldiers served in South Vietnam. There were 298 contacts with the enemy, inflicting 492 kills, 106 possible kills, 47 wounded, 10 possibly wounded and 11 taken as prisoners. 5366 enemy were sighted in 801 separate sightings. The Australia and New Zealand casualties were one(1) killed in action, one(1) died of wounds, one(1) killed in a grenade accident, two(2) accidentally shot on patrol, one(1) missing on a hot rope extraction and one(1) died of illness.

Australian SAS are an elite unit, consisting of expertly trained soldiers, who since 1957 have achieved outstanding results in all that they have done.

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Notice in this photograph, that the first medal  Evans is wearing is a Military Cross (MC).  It is, like everything else about Evans, a fake.  At the time he would have been awarded that medal, it was only awarded to Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers.  In addition, had it ever been awarded it would be promulgated in the London Gazette.  He is not listed in that definitive publication.

Evans will not be strutting his war hero persona for quite a while.  Since the newspaper article appeared he has been sentence to six years imprisonment, for manufacturing automatic weapons for Canadian Organised Crime.  See the reports here:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Komarno-man-67-gets-six-years-for-making-automatic-weapons-175634531.html

 

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=69509

 

Here is another photograph where Evans mixes with other genuine uniformed people:

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Many who read the newspaper report about Evans being a Vietnam war hero would have believed it.  He is no more than a disgusting fraud, liar and wannabe and now a convicted criminal who should be shunned by society and particularly ex service organisations.

A Canadian friend of ANZMI has described him as follows:

"This dude is filthy lying sack of $#** who has worn a pseudo-uniform adorned with bull$#** insignia and spews tales of his adventures in SE Asia for a most appreciative but gullible audience!"


Our world wide readership will now be aware that, no matter where they are, any person making false claims about Australian service will be exposed and spend the rest of time on our web site, in the same manner as Elwin Evans.

Surname: Robinson
Christian Names: Richard John
Country: Australia
State or Province: WA
City or Town: Boulder
Service #: 5717150
Service: Army
Branch: RAE
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

Richard John Robinson hales from Boulder in the Gold Fields of Western Australia.

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Robinson was a National Serviceman who claims he served in Vietnam, hence the array of six medals.

The photograph is a bit "blurry" but we believe he is wearing:

Australian Active Service Medal - Not entitled, was never on active service.
Vietnam Medal - Not entitled never served in Vietnam
National Medal - Entitled for work with Fire Brigade
Australian Defence Medal - Entitled
Commemoration of National Service Medal - Entitled
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Not entitled never served in Vietnam.

For many years Robinson has been spinning his Vietnam yarns around the Gold Fields. From the quality of what he says most veterans realize that he is a liar, cheat and wannabe, however generally, citizens of the area believe he is a returned Serviceman, which he is not.

To prove his "story" he claims in the local paper that he met a now deceased Gold Fields man in Saigon whilst serving in Vietnam. There is no evidence in any official government nominal rolls to show that either Robinson or the person he has named ever served in Vietnam.

The newspaper article is of poor quality, but here is what was said:

"Long time friend Rich Robinson will be attending todays shoot to honour his mate who he first met in Saigon whilst on National Service. He was on leave and someone said there is a guy from Kalgoorlie over there."Robinson said he came over and introduced himself and we spoke for a while. One day I walked into the Boulder ex Servicemens Club and there he was. We have been mates ever since.""

We sent Robinson a letter requesting information about his service. We have not received a reply.

"Mr Richard John Robinson 9 May 2016
xxxxxxxxxx Street
Boulder WA 6432Dear Mr RobinsonOur organisation works on behalf of Australian and New Zealand Defence Force Veterans.We have been advised that you are a well known Vietnam Veteran, however we have been unable to find any evidence of your service.We have no leanings one way or the other and therefore thought it best to ask you direct to advise about your service. This matter will be easily resolved on receipt of details from you.Please respond to the above email address before the 17th May 2016.Should you not answer we will proceed without your input.Sincerely
Bill Hobson
ANZMI"


Robinson claims service with Army Small Ships, these ships worked in Vietnam waters and also carried supplies from Australia to Vietnam. See detailed information here:

pronto.au104.org/Pronto_Book/ProntoSVN_CH5-3_2013.pdf

We made and enquiry to 32 Small Ship Squadron Association and below is the reply we received.

"Hi Bill,
Thank you for your enquiry. We have no record of Richard John Robinson as having served in 32 Small Ship Squadron or Vietnam.
I hope you nail him if he is an impostor (he is the second person you have identified who has claimed to have served in 32 and Vietnam).
All the best,
xxxxx"


We will advise the Boulder police that Robinson is illegally wearing Defence medals which is an offence against the Defence Act 1903 and has a maximum penalty of a fine of $3,300 or six months imprisonment or both. Throughout Australia, State Police have successfully prosecuted many wannabes under this legislation

We ask Gold Fields Veterans to keep a watch for Robinson on commemorative occasions and if seen, tell him to remove the Vietnam medals and depart the event.

We however, are pleased to welcome Robinson to our website as another liar, cheat and wannabe. The ex Service community is very large and wide spread, if you are faking your military service it is most likely that you will be noticed and end up with Robinson and the hundreds of other guests reposing on our website.

Surname: Woolfe
Christian Names: Frank
Country: Australia
State or Province: South Australia
City or Town: Port Augusta
Service #: Not Known
Service: Army
Branch: RAE
Commencement of service: 1980
Completion of service: 1988
Case Notes:

 

 

Frank Woolfe served for 8 years in the Australian Army in the Royal Australian Engineers. (RAE). At the completion of his service, he was awarded the Australian Defence Medal for his 8 years service. (ADM)

He is currently a senior member of the State Emergency Service, South Australia (SES) at Port Augusta.

Woolfe’s Face Book page has numerous photographs of himself in SES and Coast Guard uniforms wearing medals and ribbons. He likes to be photographed in uniform.

 

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In the above photograph, Woolfe wears on the left side the -;

1. Australian Defence Medal. Entitled.
2. The United Nations International Year of the Volunteer Medal. Tin commemorative.

In what appears to be an escalating problem for the State Emergency Service in South Australia, Woolfe has acquired the United Nations International Year of the Volunteer Medal and added it to his ADM., on the left side.

He has also acquired the unofficial ribbon that accompanied this medal and attached that to his one genuine ribbon. (below)

 

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The United Nations International Year of the Volunteer Medal is an unofficial tin commemorative medal. It can be purchased on line for 58 Australian dollars on eBay or from a Medal Dealer. Woolfe has spent an additional 60 Australian Dollars to have the tin medal court mounted with his DFM., to add that extra bit of glamour to his uniform.

The medal is not recognised by the Australian Government at It’s an Honour for Australian awards.

If worn, it should be placed on the right side with other commemorative medals and not added to or mixed with genuinely awarded National medals worn on the left.

 
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The South Australia State Emergency Service Dress Code states the following -;

EMBELLISHMENT AND INSIGNIA.
DECORATIONS AND MEDALS.


Decorations and Medals and medal ribbons may be worn on Service Dress, shirts or dress uniform on the left breast immediately above any fitted pocket. Medal and award ribbons are worn with service dress, with the wearing of actual medals reserved for official or ceremonial occasions. Medals/awards not recognised by the Australian Award Medal Schedule will be worn on the right side above pocket.[/b]

Woolfe is a senior member of the State Emergency Service, South Australia. He is blatantly disregarding his own Service Medals Wearing Protocols, to make his medal array more attractive. He sets a bad example for the younger members of the SES.

He has been contacted regarding his inappropriate wearing of the medal. His reply was that if it is good enough for the Chief Officer of the SASES (South Australia State Emergency Service) to wear it on the left side, then it is good enough for me. We have that comment in writing.

Woolfe is a disrespectful wannabe and a medal cheat. He disrespects Honours and Awards in wearing a tin trinket. He also disrespects all those current and former military service personnel, who have earned the right to wear National awarded medals on the left side the hard way.

Our message is simple to South Australia State Emergency Service personnel. If you wear unofficial tin medals on your left side, there is a very good chance you will see your photograph in uniform with tin medals on this website.

As an aside, and in response to Woolfe’s claim that the Chief Officer, SASES wears the identical tin trinket on the left side, we have viewed numerous photographs and videos of Chris Beattie, Chief Officer, SASES. In each photograph, he does not wear this medal or ribbon.

Woolfe is a self confessed medal cheat. He also distorts the truth when it suits him.

It is obvious that Mr Chris Beattie needs to have a serious chat with him.

Credibility - Make up your own mind!!

Surname: French
Christian Names: Michael
Country: Australia
State or Province: TAS
City or Town: Circular Head
Service #: 61944
Service: Army
Branch: RAsigs
Commencement of service: 1968
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

 

Michael French was born in Hobart on the 15 September, 1948. He is a resident of Circular Head, a small town in North West Tasmania. French is a Medals Cheat.

 

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In the above photograph, taken in August, 2016, French is wearing the following medals -;

1. Australian Active Service Medal 1945 – 1975, (AASM 45-75) clasp Vietnam. Entitled.
2. Vietnam Medal. (VM) Entitled.
3. Australian Defence Medal. (ADM) Entitled.
4. Vietnam Campaign Medal. (VCM) Entitled.
5. Regular Force Service Medal. Tin junk medal, purchased.
6. Army Service Medal. Tin junk medal, purchased.

French enlisted in the Australian Army as a regular soldier in 1968. Following completion of his recruit training he was posted to the Royal Australian Corps of Signals. Following Corps training, French was posted to the Republic of South Vietnam on the 9 July, 1970 with 104 Signals Squadron. He returned to Australia on the 1 May, 1971.

As a result of his service, he was appropriately awarded the above AASM 45-75 clasp Vietnam, VM, ADM and VCM. The same as everyone else who served for six months or more in Vietnam.

However, French, for his own egotistical reasons, has decided to purchase two extra medals and have them court mounted with his original medals. The court mounting would have also cost French about $200.00.

The last two medals are tin worthless trinkets that should not be worn on the left side with genuine awarded medals. They are purchased adornments that have no standing whatsoever for military service in the Australian Defence Force.

They are -;

1. Regular Force Service Medal. Purchase price. $70.00. (RSM Awards)
2. Army Service Medal. Purchase Price $140.00.(English Tie and Medal Company)

These Medal Manufacturers make a lot of money plying their trade and selling tin medals to gullible and vain Australians who like to increase their rack for no other reason than to impress people.

Non ex-service individuals would have no idea that French wears two tin purchased medals on his impressive rack.

We say to Mr. French, you have been amply rewarded for your respected military service. Get rid of the tin.

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