Surname: Chapman
Christian Names: Ian Edward
Country: Australia
State or Province: SA
City or Town: Unknown
Service: Army
Branch: infantry
Case Notes:

Ian Edward Chapman – Formerly of Cairns, Far North Queensland, now believed to reside in South Australia.
Ian Chapman is a classic wannabe, who on occasion wears a swag of medals and an Infantry Combat Badge (ICB). He claims quite correctly, to have been a National Serviceman, conscripted in 1971.  He then endeavours to deceive, by describing his posting to 1 Army Reinforcement Unit (1ARU) in Vietnam and his subsequent war service with 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR) until his return to Australia in December 1971.


The above photograph was taken at the Yorkys Knob Boat Club in Cairns, Far North Queensland, where Chapman spun his lies whilst slaking his insatiable thirst for Victoria Bitter Beer and Bundaberg Rum. Initially he told his fellow imbibers that he was a Vietnam Veteran and that his medals had been stolen during a burglary whilst residing in South Australia. Following that disclosure, he started attending commemorative occasions wearing Vietnam era medals and then added an Infantry Combat Badge.
Chapman did serve as a National Serviceman but was not conscripted until late September 1972 and was discharged in February 1973 after being on Leave Without Pay (LWOP) from December 1972. His effective service was around four months consisting of Recruit Training and one month of Infantry Corps training. The documents below are clear evidence of his actual service.



The photograph shown on his “Personal Particulars” page from his AAB 83 was taken on the day of his enlistment 27 September 1972.


The extract from his “Service Record” signifies Chapman was sent on LWOP on the 29 December 1972 and was discharged on 26 February 1973 on the grounds of “Exceptional hardship”.
We believe Chapman now resides in Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia. His wannabe antics reported here, were conducted in Cairns, Far North Queensland, however we have no doubt that he continues to continue his deception in South Australians.
Recent information indicates that Chapman is involved in marketing Security Alarm systems and other Security Paraphernalia in South Australia and Victoria. If you are unfortunate enough to meet Ian Edward Chapman ask him about his “Vietnam adventure”
Ian Edward Chapman is a fraud a liar and a medals cheat he is also an intelligent man who can be very convincing, he has an excellent memory and listens for interesting tales of service in Vietnam and will then iterate them as if they were his own.
Beware of this slick talking liar, fraud and wannabe. Should you have the misfortune to meet him please give us an update of his current activities
The above photograph clearly proves that Ian Edward Chapman is deserving of a prime position on our web site, where he will stay forever, as proof of his disgusting offence against the Veteran community.

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.

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