Charles Albert Amiet
Amiet is an ex RAAF Serviceman who spent his short stint of service in Australia, however he now tells of his RAAF “service” in Vietnam and also as a member of the elite Special Air Services Regiment (SASR)
Amiet joined the Royal Australia Air Force (RAAF) on the 26 August 1968 and was discharged 18 September 1970 as "Medically unfit for further service". Amiet’s total service encompassed Two years and Twenty Three days. Below is a copy of his Certificate of Discharge
After his recruit training at Edinburgh, South Australia, Amiet was posted to RAAF Base Point Cook in Victoria, into the position of “General Hand” where he stayed until his discharge.
Shown below are the contents of a Statutory Declaration provided by a genuine Vietnam Veteran. On Vietnam Veteran’s Day,18 August 2012 the writer of the Statutory Declaration saw Amiet wearing a Vietnam Veterans’ ‘Baseball” cap at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne. Amiet was forming up to march with an Infantry Battalion contingent. The baseball cap he was wearing had Vietnam medal ribbons embroidered on the front. As a result the person provided a Statutory Declaration detailing information previously told to him by Amiet.
Statutory Declaration contents:
"While living in Sale in the 1990's I met a person by the name of Chas Amiet. In the course of conversation he mentioned that he also was blind in one eye and told me that while in Vietnam as a door gunner on choppers and incoming round went straight up the barrel of his M60 and it exploded in his face to which I mockingly replied "F... that was a good shot". It was about then I became suspicious of his claims to have served in Vietnam. Strike two for Chas was when I purchased the book "Vietnam Remembered" which contains the names of all who served in Vietnam. I searched all RAAF units and could not find any reference to Amiet. I subsequently invited Chas over for a coffee and showed him the book and suggested he should see if his name was there pointing out my own. My suggestion to check was met with shuffling of feet and a disclosure from Chas that he was so pissed off about poor treatment on RTA he destroyed any record that he was ever in Vietnam and threw away his medals. He continued to peruse the book and upon seeing a picture of a chopper started trembling stating that was his chopper. My response was "Did you fly in American choppers?" and as quick as a flash he responded that he was attached to an American unit" Chas also advised me that he attained the ranks of Senior Non Commissioned Officer "Warrant Officer Discipline" - the highest rank before one attains an Officer commission.”
Further research revealed Amiet’s name on a website containing an article written by Amiet, whereby he tells of his RAAF and Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) service.
Amiet is not listed on the Department of Veterans' Affair’s nominal roll of Vietnam Veterans, nor in the two volumes of the SASR publications that list all SASR personnel who served from the 1950s.
It is a fact that Amiet is an ex-serviceman who served for only a very short period and has seen the need to "Hollywood" his service. Amiet’s service is mostly fantasy and he now pays the price by having his disgraceful conduct published for all the world to see.
ANZMI have detractors who may voice the opinion that we have no compassion and relentlessly hunt pretenders. Be advised that ANZMI take a very compassionate stance for all the next of kin of Australian and New Zealand Servicemen killed in action.
Those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice deserve nothing less.
This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.