Entries with Surname (Title)s starting with 'B'

Surname: Barrett
Christian Names: Anthony Joseph
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Tamworth
Service #: 222263
Service: Army
Branch: Royal Australian Infantry
Commencement of service: 18 Jul 1972
Completion of service: 8 sep 1976
Case Notes:

 

 

There were Soldiers who were posted to the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) in Swanbourne, Western Australia as Support Staff. Anthony Joseph Barrett was one of them, he was a Driver. He was never an SASR Trooper who did the "Hard Yards" to qualify for that elite job. For many years Barrett has told a different story.

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Notice he has an SASR Dagger symbol tattooed on his shoulder. His motor car regularly seen around Tamworth is emblazoned with an SASR badge, but that's not all, he wears an SASR Signet Ring. The photograph below is of Barret's right hand. He uses the tattoo and the Signet Ring to illustrate that he was a genuine SASR Trooper.

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He also has confabulations to support his accoutrements. We have Statutory Declarations stating that Barrett claims:

"He was a Major in the SASR and served in Vietnam

Has combat experience in Vietnam and Cambodia

Was awarded the Medal for Gallantry"

Barrett spent all of his Defence Service in Australia, he was never deployed overseas and was never awarded a Medal for Gallantry.

He was born on 11 December 1952. His Discharge Certificate shows he enlisted as a Private Soldier on the 18 July 1972 and was discharged as a Private Soldier on 8 September 1976 for being "Medically Unfit". Unfortunately for Barrett, four years’ service is not enough to have started off as a Private Soldier and been promoted to the rank of Major. In addition had he been a genuine Major or SASR Trooper that would have been shown on his Discharge Certificate.

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An Association of genuine ex SASR personnel have become aware of Barrett and here is what they have to say.

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Barrett is the ultimate "Lily gilder" who relates to anyone who will listen that he was an active member of the SAS Regiment. He displays SASR paraphernalia to "give proof" that he was an SASR Trooper. He has been questioned many times in his home town of Tamworth in NSW, and most ex Service people are aware of his deception, but when away from home, and has an audience, he will give them the sad lies.

We welcome Anthony Barrett and hope that our exposure will stop his lies and deceit and get him back into the world of reality. Barrett can now look forward to years of infamy as a participant on our website

Surname: Bartels
Christian Names: Alexander James
Country: Australia
State or Province: TAS
City or Town: Exeter
Service #: 8237880
Service: Army
Branch: RAEME
Commencement of service: 23 May 2002
Completion of service: 01 May 2008
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Alexander James Bartels was an Armourer in the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, a position that is highly regarded in all three services of the Australian Defence Force.

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Mr Bartels is not a valour thief, he’s not a medals cheat, he’s not even a wannabe. But he IS a fraud.

Bartels served just short of six years in RAEME as a Fitter Armament (Armourer). During which time his service was underwhelming at best. In fact, on 1st April 2008, Bartels was discharged from the Army as his Retention was not in the Service’s Interest. In other words, his attitude towards service life was so bad his superiors had no other choice but to get rid of him.

During Bartels’ mundane service he never left Australia and he definitely did not serve on operations overseas. Bartels’ life only became interesting once he was discharged from the Army.

On the 2nd of November 2015 Bartels fronted the Supreme Court of Tasmania and was convicted for Unlawful Trafficking in Firearms and related summary offences. According to information provided to ANZMI Bartels told the court he spent 10 years in the Army with the 5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR). During this supposed service, he claimed to have been deployed on operations to East Timor and Iraq.

As already stated, Bartels’ only served six years in the Army and not 10, he was never posted to 5RAR and was never deployed to East Timor or Iraq.

The Supreme Court of Tasmania sentenced Bartels to 10 months imprisonment (wholly suspended for two years), 198 hours of Community Service and fined $9,000. It is understood that Bartels’ sentence was wholly suspended because of his claims to the Court he was suffering from PTSD, which he apparently developed as a result of his bogus war service.

Prior to Bartels’ appearance in the Supreme Court, is also understood that he has previously been charged with similar firearm offences. In 2010 Bartels was fined $800 for firearms offences, and in 2011 Bartels was convicted on more firearms offences, for which the sentence was wholly suspended.

Since learning about Bartels’ lies to the Supreme Court of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Department of Public Prosecutions have begun an investigation into Bartels’ false claims of operational service and suffering from PTSD and, in due course, will apply to have his sentence reviewed.

This should serve as a warning to anyone who thinks they can bluff the judicial system with fabricated claims of operational service with the intent of deceiving the Courts and receiving a reduced sentence.

If you try it, you will be caught.

Welcome Alexander James Bartels to our website for all the world to see.

Surname: Bass
Christian Names: Andrew
Country: USA
State or Province: Texas
City or Town: Dallas/Fort Worth
Service #: Nil
Service: NIL
Branch: NIL
Commencement of service: NIL
Completion of service: NIL
Case Notes:

 

 

UPDATE -  Andrew BASS aka Major Sir Andrew BASS

Ex patriot Australian fraudster, Andrew Bass, is still deep in the heart of Texas and still cringe worthy.  Since he was originally exposed by ANZMI in 2014, Bass continues to tell people of his service as a Major in the Australian elite  Special Air Services Regiment (SASR).  Here is a recent photograph:

 

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In this photograph Bass is wearing an SASR Badge on an Australian Slouch Hat.  He knows nothing about Slouch hats because he has the chin strap buckle in the wrong place.  He also wears "Dog Tags" in a cavalier fashion around his neck  and we are reliably told he wears the rank of an Australian Major, on his epaulettes slides.

He says he "is an Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran, was decorated  for valour and has made 1000 parachute jumps".

Bass has taken no heed of our original exposure and continues his despicable lies.  He seems to have a delusional addiction to be a war hero.  Unfortunately that honour is hard won and people of his intelligence and stature would never make the grade.

As long as Bass continues to offend Veteran Communities of the USA, Australia and New Zealand we will continue to report his activities

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CASE NOTES 

Major Sir Andrew Bass is an ex patriot Australian who resides in the Lone Star State of Texas, in the United States of America.

His use of the rank Major, is as fictitious as his Knighthood, although he publicly advertises both on social media. He is often seen at functions wearing Australian Military uniforms. Here is an example:


Notice how "Daggy" he looks in the uniform. It is hardly the way an ex Australian Major would want to present an Australian uniform.

Here is where Bass makes his claims in writing:

The above can be found on this web site:

army.togetherweserved.com/army/servlet/t...ype=Person&ID=113243.

TXARNG is an acronym for Texas Army National Guard, where it appears Bass served as a Private Soldier during 2003 and 2005. He clearly states that he was a Major in the Australian Army.

A thorough search of Australian National Archives failed to find any information about a person named Andrew Bass as ever serving in the Australian Defence Force.

Bass also insults the people of Texas by using the Title "Sir Andrew" inferring that he has been dubbed as a Knight of the Realm of the British Empire. This act makes Australians cringe at his audacity. When we asked Bass about his Knighthood he answered as follows;

"From: Andrew Bass
ANZMI

I hold the title of Sir Andrew because I hold the rank of Knight's Bachelor with the order of Saint John the Hospitaller, Knight of Malta (USA Division). I was invited to join the Order in 2004."


The Knights of Saint John the Hospitaller, Knight of Malta (USA Division) have no authority to dub any person with a Knighthood except perhaps in the confines of their "Club" when they are playing dress ups. Publicly using the title of "Sir" as a result of such a "Knighthood" is the epitome of audacious and dishonest representation.

Despite requesting information from him about his Australian Army Service as a commissioned officer on three occasions, Bass failed to respond. The reason for this is that he was never a Major in the Australian Army, and we doubt that he has had any service at all in Australia,

We direct Bass to stop insulting Australian and New Zealand Veterans by pretending to be something he is not. We are pleased to note that people from Texas were easily able to detect and report his deceit.

We are pleased to advise that Major Sir Andrew Bass has left the building, and now we welcome plain old Private Mr Andrew Bass, formerly of the TXARNG to our web site

Surname: Bateman
Christian Names: Geoff
Country: New Zealand
State or Province: South Island
City or Town: Invercargill
NZ -Which Island:
  • South Island
Service: NZ Army
Case Notes:

Geoff Bateman of Invercargill, New Zealand lied about his military history and gets his comeuppance from irate local Veterans.

 

 This case has been comprehensively explained in the following newspaper article.

 

 

Bateman is a “shifty” individual who like many we have on our web site has lied to everyone including the ones they love about their military history.  With the help of Veterans all over Australia and New Zealand, ANZMI keeps on slogging along weeding out liars, frauds and wannabes from the Veteran community

Welcome to our web site Geoff Bateman of Invercargill NZ

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.

Surname: Batt
Christian Names: Arthur James
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Medowie
Service #: 17623
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

Many services were conducted throughout Australia and New Zealand this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, a significant conflict in Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War.

 

The picture below was taken at such a service, conducted in the small Hunter Valley town of Medowie. Arthur Batt, a local Vietnam veteran is reading a poem during that service.

 

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Batt was a member of the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.

In early 1965, the Australian Government agreed to dispatch an infantry battalion to South Vietnam. The leading troops of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), landed on 3 June in a chartered Qantas aircraft. This was the first use of Qantas charters to move troops into (and out of) South Vietnam, and ‘skippy flights’, as they came to be known, would continue at regular intervals almost until the end of Australia’s commitment to the war. Another significant event occurred on 8 June, when the transport ship (converted aircraft carrier) HMAS Sydney, with destroyer escort HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Duchess, arrived at Vung Tau on the first of what became regular naval logistical support operations.

 

1RAR, the only infantry battalion deployed to Vietnam that was comprised wholly of regular troops, was deployed in Bien Hoa with the US 173rd Airborne Brigade. It was soon built up to a battalion group with artillery, armoured personnel carriers, army aviation and logistical support units. The battalion group saw some heavy fighting, suffering twenty-three men killed during its one-year tour of duty.

For their involvement, they were awarded the US Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, the citation reads:

 

By the direction of the Secretary of the Army, the Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to the 1st BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT GROUP for exceptionally meritorious achievement in the performance of outstanding service:

The 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, distinguished itself in the conduct of military operation in the Republic of Vietnam from 5 May 1965 to 16 May 1966 while attached to the173rd Airborne Brigade(Separate) of the United States Army.  As the first ground combat unit in-country, the 173rd Airborne Brigade and its assigned and attached units conducted extensive combat manoeuvres in the Bien Hoa area and in the Viet Cong strongholds of War Zone D and the Iron Triangle during the period 5 May 1965 to 4 May 1967.  In every confrontation with the stubborn insurgents, the 173rd Airborne Brigade displayed marked aggressiveness which enabled them to neutralize enemy strongholds and capture thousands of logistical items.  In addition to remarkable skill and tenacity in combat, the sky soldiers of the brigade carried on an extensive civic action program characterised by sincere compassion for the   suppressed local populace.  During each of the brigade's combat operations, the sky soldiers immeasurably aided the allied counterinsurgency effort by winning the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese people.  The remarkable proficiency and devotion to duty displayed by the members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect distinct credit upon themselves, the Armed Forces of the United States, and the Armed Forces of Australian and New Zealand.

The Unit Citation, as shown below, can be worn with pride by those members of 1RAR.

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1RAR was relieved by the First Australian Task Force (1ATF) during May-June 1966. It returned to Australia in June.

 

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After the Medowie memorial service, Batt was photographed and appeared in an online media publication, “News of The Area”. For those of you who have read this article, it refers to Batt having been involved in the Battle of Long Tan, this has been identified as an error on behalf of the reporter, the fact being Batt left Vietnam before this event. This is supported by the below extract from the Vietnam Veterans Nominal Roll, which is available in the public domain.

 

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In the previous photograph, Batt is wearing the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM).

The RVCM was issued by the Government of the Republic of Vietnam for service in the prescribed area of operations in Vietnam during the period commencing on 31 July 1962 and ending on 28 March 1973 for Australian personnel.

 

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The Australian Government authorised this medal to be awarded to Australian servicemen and women and, like any award, there is a qualifying criteria.

The Australian government maintained the basic qualifying criteria specified by the Republic of Vietnam for allied troops. To be eligible for the medal a person must have completed a minimum period of 181 days, either continuous or aggregated, unless:

-        killed on active service (KIA);

-        wounded in action i.e. classified as a Battle Casualty and evacuated as a result of those wounds; or

-        captured and later released or escaped.

Medical evacuation from the area of operations for any reasons other than wounds received in action does not constitute an exemption from meeting the minimum qualifying period.

Accordingly, for Batt, the evidence is in, namely:

-        He returned to Australia, along with his Unit, from Vietnam on 01 Jul 1966;

-        He served a total of 173 days in Vietnam; and

-        He was not a casualty of that conflict.

In summary, Batt is not entitled to wear the RVCM. Surely, like all others who have served in the defence forces, Batt understands there are rules and regulations, they are there for a reason and they are ‘black and white’.

To conduct yourself with such disrespect to fellow Veterans, aggravated by the fact you did it on such an occasion, namely the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, is quite disgraceful and has earned you a place on ANZMI with your fellow fraudsters and honour thieves.

 

Surname: Bauerle
Christian Names: John
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Glenroy - North Albury
Service #: .3782491
Service: Army
Branch: RAAC
Commencement of service: 17 May 1958
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

 

 

John Bauerle is the President of the Albury - Wodonga Branch of the National Serviceman's Association. (NSA). He has been the President of that organisation for 17 years. He commenced compulsory 3 months National Service training at Puckapunyal Recruit Training Camp in Victoria in May 1958. He was attached to an Armoured Unit there for his remaining service.

In the photograph sent to us below, Bauerle is wearing three medal ribands for his three months service at Puckapunyal.

 


 

The first riband from the left is,

An unofficial tin medal riband that denotes National Service. Purchased.

The Second riband from the left is,

The Conscripts Service Medal riband. This is also an unofficial self purchased tin medal riband.

The third from the left is the -;

A Citizens Military Forces/Australian Reserve Forces Medal riband. This is also an unofficial self purchased tin medal riband.

Bauerle has been a President of an Ex Service Organisation for 17 years. He has set a bad example for all the National Service members in his Albury- Wodonga Branch and also the entire Australia National Servicemen's Association.

Since this photograph was taken, he has probably applied for his correct entitlement to the Australian Defence Force Medal and the genuine Anniversary of National Service Medal.

However, by his wearing of unofficial tin purchased ribands, he implied to all those in his organisation that it is acceptable to wear what you like.

Leading by example in regards to medals protocols should be one of his prime responsibilities. He is a medals cheat who lacks respect for the men and women who have genuinely been awarded military medals for their honourable service.

Particularly those who have served in operational areas on active service.

If you were sent to Vietnam for a 12 month deployment, you came home with two ribands. A serviceman/woman would be required to serve six months or more in country or Vietnam waters to be awarded the two medal/ribands. Bauerle had three months at Puckapunyal, Victoria, and in the photograph wears three medal ribands.

If you have the compulsion to wear tin purchased medal ribands, they should be worn on the right.

Bauerle should stand down from his current position for his disrespect and lack of leadership.

The National Servicemen's Association, Head Office, Sydney, recently introduced the position of a Protocols Officer within their organisation to prevent medal cheats and imposters denigrating their Association.

This followed numerous complaints received regarding former National Servicemen glorifying their medals entitlement over many years by adding non awarded medals and ribands to their rack. It was becoming a problem.

From the reports we are receiving at Anzmi, and soon to be published, it appears that it is still a problem, and the Protocol Officer has a long way to go to instill some integrity into the National Servicemen's Association in regards to medals protocols.

We are not at odds with any ex service organisation that contributes to the welfare of its members. We support the great work they do. This includes the Returned and Services League of Australia,(RSL) NSA. VVFA, VVAA, APPVA, Salvation Army, Naval Associations or any other body.

However, we do have problems with individuals within those bodies who bring their organisations into disrepute by not adhering to the Governor General's medals protocols.

Whilst medal cheats and imposters are out there, we will expose them.

There is no else!

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