Hentscher

Date of Entry: 17/04/2018
Surname: Hentscher
Christian Names: Gunther
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Kingaroy
Service #: A117358
Service: RAAF
Branch: Dental
Commencement of service: 07/06/1967
Completion of service: 06/06/1979
Case Notes:

 

Gunther Henscher was a Board member of the Kingaroy Returned and Services League (RSL), where he often represented the President on ceremonial and social occasions around the District. He had his own office at the RSL and was the official Membership Officer. He wore five Medals of which four were fake.


Gunther Hentscher



Notice that Hentscher is wearing:

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) - Not entitled
Vietnam Medal (VM) - Not entitled
Australian Defence Medal (ADM) - Entitled
Commemoration of National Service Medal (CNSM) - Not entitled
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) - Not entitled

The only medal that Hentscher is entitled to is the ADM, awarded for completing four years of volunteer service in the Defence Force. In fact Henscher never served one day anywhere overseas in operational areas. He was never a National Serviceman and has no entitlement to wear the CNSM. The three most important medals that denote active service in Vietnam are complete shams. By wearing these medals he has committed offences against the Defence Act 1903 Part VII, Sections 80A and 80B.

The Kingaroy Police will have no difficulty in prosecuting Henscher as there are dozens of witnesses available at the RSL. This is a blatant case of enhancing ones status in a community by dishonouring Veterans everywhere. The maximum penalties for these offences are fines of $3,300 or six months imprisonment of both. This penalty applies for both offences of:

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

As well as claiming to be Returned Serviceman, he also claimed that he served in Vietnam in 1970 as Helicopter Pilot with the rank of Squadron Leader. As he was born on 31 October 1949, it would be not possible for him to have been a Squadron Leader at the age of Twenty One years. In fact he never rose above the rank of Corporal and was a Dental Hygienist.

Below is an extract from his Discharge Papers signed in June 1979.


Hentscher



There is a long term inherent weakness in the Kingaroy RSL membership system. Despite an intricate system of checks that should have been done by the Kingaroy RSL, the RSL Regional Headquarters at Bundaberg Qld and the Qld RSL State Headquarters, fraudulent documents must be been "signed off" by senior RSL Officers at the three levels of management. The RSL should realize that there is more to being a senior RSL executive than the "perks" they receive.

As well as the offences against the Defence Act there is also the aspect of creating and signing fraudulent documentation Because of their fear of embarrassment, it is obvious that this matter has been covered up at all levels of the RSL. They need to demonstrate some integrity and formerly report this matter to the Police for action.

There have been three other major fraudsters uncovered from Kingaroy who were all "respected" members of the local veteran community, The are:

Colin William SCHMIDT of Kingaroy. (deceased). Schmidt was President of the RSL who Falsely claimed to have served in Korea.
www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/v...-thieves/256-schmidt

Ronald William MASTERS of Kingaroy. Wore fake medals including an unofficial Injured service persons medal. www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/v...-thieves/174-masters

Barry Francis HAYDON of Kingaroy. Falsely claims heroic "secret service" with Royal Australian Navy in Vietnam. We are advised that HAYDON is still making a fool of himself whenever he gets the opportunity.

Now, Gunther HENTSCHER a senior Board Member and Membership Officer is added to the sorry list.

The Kingaroy RSL knew full well that Hentscher had committed crimes against the Defence Act, and acts of fraud that were insults to all Veterans everywhere. Their motive for the non reporting could only be to cover up the incompetence of their administration at all levels.

Hentscher has well earned a place on this web site and we look forward to reading about charges proffered to the Kingaroy Police by the RSL.

 

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