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

Surname: Bayliss
Christian Names: Christopher John Cha
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Bilambil Heights
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: 0
Completion of service: 0
Case Notes:

Christopher John Charles Bayliss  -  of Bilambil Heights, New South Wales -  Liar, cheat, and fraud

According to Christopher Bayliss, he wears Vietnam Medals because he almost went to Vietnam with 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, (2RAR) but, just as they were going to board HMAS Sydney the then Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam cancelled their journey.

Above we see Bayliss in full ANZAC Day mode with a beer and a cigarette at the local Returned Services League (RSL) Club. Bayliss has been playing out his fantasies since well before 1985. See below, him marching on ANZAC Day 1985.

On the basis of information received, and a cursory check of historic documents we decided to open a case file to establish his true military history by requesting a Defence Service File. To our surprise, he has none. Here is what archival authorities had to say about the matter:

Dear xxxxxxxx 

Thank you for your enquiry regarding Christopher George BAYLISS.

Post World War II Army records are held by the Central Army Records Office (CARO), Department of Defence. They have advised us that they were unable to locate a record for this individual based on the following information:

Name: Christopher George BAYLISS
Date of birth:
Service number:
Period of service: form 1972?

Yours sincerely,


Reference Officer
National Reference Service”

An ANZMI investigator phoned Bayliss and requested information about his service, and the mystery of not having a Service File, Bayliss was eager to relate his very exciting story. He said.

After he served he was visited by “Army Officials” and told that his file has been confiscated to stop him talking about his Intelligence Corps brother who served before he did. The “Army Officials”  told him that if he divulged any information they would interfere in his life and stop his Social Security payments. The reason behind the threat, was that his brother had committed suicide by shooting himself with a “Sten” gun during a mysterious Intelligence Corps  “Code of Conduct” course at Canungra Queensland and that he was banned from ever speaking about it” 

It is strange that he didn't hesitate to speak to the investigator about it?

The investigator told Bayliss that in the Australian Army “Sten” guns were rare and he said. “Well his brother had one” 

Any man with the audacity to spin such a stupid yarn deserves his story to be told on our web site

Bayliss is a long term offender, who has told many people that he served in the Royal Australian Army medical Corps in Vietnam, and we hold a Statutory Declaration from a first hand witness.

During his ridiculous story to the ANZMI Investigator about the removal of his Service File, he said that “he didn’t actually go to Vietnam he was ready to board ship but the then Prime Minister Gough Whitlam cancelled his trip”.

Bayliss was asked, "Where did the medals come from"?  His response “They arrived in the mail”.

Bayliss has been known for more than Twenty Eight years to be falsely claiming to be a Returned Vietnam Veteran and wearing medals he did not earn.   He is a devious lying, cheating wannabe who deserves to be expelled from the presence of genuine veterans.

It is difficult to understand how this less than erudite man has fooled so many people for so long. In fact, a person helping us with our enquiries has suffered castigation from other veterans for suggesting that Bayliss is a liar and a wannabe.

We urge those who require assistance to establish the bona fides of any person suspected of being a wannabe to contact us and we will sort it out quickly and quietly.

Bayliss is now comprehensively exposed and we trust that those who have aided and abetted him over the years are thoroughly ashamed of themselves.

Previous to this entry a few people from the Gold Coast region of Australia suspected Bayliss of being a fraud, now, by this exposure the whole world know that Bayliss is a low down liar, medals cheat and wannabe who has committed crimes by falsely claiming to be a returned veteran


At the appropriate time we alerted the media and the State Police to Bayliss’s behaviour, the Media have acted decisively (see report below) and we believe that State Police are gathering evidence to place Bayliss before a Magistrate. Below is a front page article from the Gold Coast Bulletin dated 20th June 2013.


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: Bayliss
Christian Names: Danny
Country: Australia
State or Province: Unknown
City or Town: Unknown
Service: Army Reserves
Branch: Infantry
Case Notes:


Not surprisingly, in most of these fraudulent histories the wannabe recreates himself as a Special Forces soldier or a member of an elite unit, creates deployments that he never went on, and gives himself qualifications he never earned.


1. Bayliss had a smattering of Army Reserve service in various parts of Australia. He first enlisted into the Army Reserve in South Australia in August 1982 under another name (which ANZMI knows, but will not be divulging here) and served there until July 1983 when he was discharged at his own request. He next enlisted  into 51FNQR (Far North Queensland Regiment) a Regional Force Surveillance Unit based in Cairns, Queensland in March 1987. He was discharged from 51FNQR as "unsuitable" in July 1987.

2.  He next appeared in the Army Reserve, with a new service number and under his present name in Western Australia's 16RWAR (Royal Western Australian Regiment) in April 1992. He served in both 16 RWAR and 11/28 RWAR until September 1993, and was once again discharged at his own request.
An undistinguished but honourable service history, but that wasn't good enough for Danny Bayliss. He went on to invent a much more interesting and colourful military history for himself.

3.  Unfortunately for Bayliss, he decided to publish his bogus history on an internet bulletin board, where it quickly came to the attention of a number of ex servicemen who had genuine service in both the Special Air Service and 3RAR (Parachute Battalion), who alerted ANZMI to his website. (the website was taken down after we contacted Bayliss about his claims)

4.  This is a screenshot of the bogus history he posted on the site:

Anybody with any idea of military service will note his incorrect terminology for units and qualifications, the spelling mistakes i.e. "parashooter", and a simple comparison of his real military service record of about three years Army Reserve service and his bogus claims of twenty years in elite Regular Army units (SAS and 3RAR) shows him up as a liar and a wannabe.

Soldiers who are selected to serve in the ADF's special forces and elite units undergo rigorous mental and physical training.  They have many and varied combat skills, and all are earned the hard way, by doing the necessary courses and practising and honing those skills in combat situations, rather than imagining them in their dreams. The members and ex members are intensely proud of their reputation and honour both within the military and in civilian life.

Fakers like Bayliss who steal their honour rightly attract their total contempt. We thank those ex members who drew our attention to this wannabe's website.
Welcome to the world of shame, Danny Bayliss, and a place in the gallery of wannabes.

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: Bayliss
Christian Names: Blayne
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Camberwell
Service #: A221147
Service: RAAF
Branch: Clerical/Linguist
Commencement of service: 1961
Completion of service: 1969
Case Notes:




Blayne Murray BAYLISS "PhD".Previously known as Blayne PEARCEY and was born Blayne JAMES now of the leafy suburb of Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria, served in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) under the name of Blayne PEARCEY.

Pearcey desired fifteen minutes of fame and sought it through a media release which is farcical. Instead of fifteen minutes of fame as a "Super Spy", he has found, a lifetime of infamy on this website.

Here is the truth of Pearcey's service, the information was derived from his 171 page RAAF File.

Joined RAAF 11 July 1961 aged 18 years

Worked as Trainee Clerk and Administrative Clerk until 3 Dec 1964

January 1964,commenced Chinese Mandarin Languages course at RAAF
Language School

January 1964, promoted to Acting Sergeant

Promoted to Substantive Sergeant 4 Dec 1965

Applied for Commission. Application rejected 1October 1965

Posted to Hong Kong 22 Feb 1966

Returned from Hong Kong for disciplinary reasons 28 March 1967

March 1967 posted to Department of Air Linguists Pool, at School of Language Laverton.

Posted to Department of Defence as Linguist Melbourne 7 Feb 1968

Discharged from RAAF at own Request 24 March 1969

Bayliss has played childish games causing Politicians, Defence bureaucracy, and Department of Veterans Affairs to waste time in searching for information that he well knows, does not, and never has existed. Genuine applicants for Veterans entitlements have been made to wait while Bayliss plays out his fantasies.

We phoned Bayliss and he iterated what was said in the media release. In addition, he said that he was secretly working with the United States (US) National Security Agency (NSA) and the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and other secret agencies, as well as spending time posted to the secret intelligence establishment at Pine Gap in Australia. He further said that all information about his secret work had been deliberately omitted from his RAAF Service File. Bayliss also disclosed that he worked at an Australian Intelligence establishment, where he would go to work in the morning and could be sent on "secret missions" at the drop of a hat, like the jaunt in the US Submarine in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Bayliss went on to say that some years ago he had to disclose his "secret service" because his medications for his "war caused" illnesses were costing him more than $100 dollars a month and he was hoping that his disclosure would influence the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) to provide him with benefits. Bayliss soon learned that DVA do not give benefits to false claimants

Notice in the media release, that Bayliss has influenced his local Federal Member of Parliament to make enquiries on his behalf to get his "phantom" service recognised. He also said that a prominent Senator had on another occasion investigated his case with negative results (No surprise there). Bayliss is making claims in an attempt to falsely gain benefits, and is costing Tax payers money by wasting DVA time, and the time of busy Politicians.

His file is complete and accounts for his time during the 1960s when he claims to have; "Spent much of the 1960s near enemy lines decoding messages for the US Armed Forces in the Malayan Emergency and the Gulf of Tonkin Incident"

The US were not involved in the Malayan Emergency and in any case it ended in 1960 before Bayliss joined the RAAF.

The Gulf of Tonkin incident occurred on the 4 August 1964 at that time Bayliss was at the RAAF School of Languages, Laverton learning Chinese Mandarin

Bayliss also claims a Doctorate in Information Technology (IT) and uses the Post Nominal PhD. We are reliably advised that he has noted "PhD" on his RSL membership form. He told our investigator that he was awarded the Doctorate by the Bridgewater University, located in the United States.

There are two Bridgewater Universities in the United States one is in Massachusetts and the other in Virginia. We have contacted both establishments and neither have any record of a person named Bayliss or Pearcey ever earning a Doctorate.

Bayliss was again asked about his PhD and he said "Oh sorry. I meant Bridgewater in London" In fact he does not have a PhD, that, like his secret jaunts is no more than scurrilous deception.

He was involved in Intelligence work but only as a Linguist in an office, he was never a "James Bond" as he would have you believe. It could well be argued that his lies about his RAAF Service fall into the criminal category of "Deception to gain benefit".

Bayliss appears to be a respectable elderly gentlemen, however beneath the facade there is a calculating liar, fraud and wannabe.

People do not become "crooks" overnight and Bayliss is likely to have been falsely representing himself in one way or another all his life. We don't know what happened in Hong Kong that caused his immediate return to Australia but we are not surprised.

Bayliss holds the senior position of Treasurer at the Camberwell, Melbourne Returned and Services League (RSL) . Allowing such a person to hold that position of responsibility and trust after this exposure, would be an act of negligence by the Executive Committee of the Camberwell RSL

Australian and New Zealand veterans will not allow liars and fools like Bayliss to extol false claims of heroic service and at the same time disparage the ability of Defence to keep proper records of service.

Bayliss has used the valuable time of hard working politicians in an endeavour to falsely gain benefit. We do not have the naivety of politicians and we condemn Bayliss for his calculated, dishonesty.

He well deserves this place on our web site.







Surname: Beasley
Christian Names: Neal Lyndon
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Noosa
Service #: R53761
Service: Royal Australian Navy
Branch: Cook
Commencement of service: 1958
Completion of service: 1978
Case Notes:



Neal Lyndon Beasley joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Cook in 1958, seeing much sea service in this role, before transferring to Naval Police in 1970. He discharged in 1978, having given 20 years efficient service to his country.

Beasley 1

ANZAC Day 2015, would certainly be a memorable one for Beasley, having been selected by the Department of Veterans Affairs to lay a wreath on behalf of all Australian veterans at the Dawn Service in Villers-Bretonneux, France.

The above photograph appeared online, in “Noosa Today”, on 23 April 2015. The article had an in-depth account of Beasley’s service and how proud he was to be attending the dawn service in France.

Beasley can be seen wearing 10 medals. The first 9, were awarded to him for his service in the Navy, and in particular, operational service in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Vietnam. These medals are officially awarded by the Australian Government as part of the long-established honours and awards system.

The last medal is nothing more that tin junk, a medal to commemorate service with the Far East Strategic Reserve (FESR), and usually worn by those wanting to make their row of medals look that little bit more impressive. Service with the FESR was adequately recognised through the official awarding of the Australian Service Medal 1945-75, with clasp ‘FESR’.

Beasley has no cause to be proudly displaying this trinket.

Beasley 2

To all discerning Veterans, the FESR Commemorative is nothing more than a ‘tin’ medal, it has no place with authorised Service medals.

So how did this medal come about? Well, people will collect anything and medals have an attractiveness all of their own, particularly when worn in order to impress others rather than just an official recognition of service to Australia.

This was well set out in the advertising spiel of the organisations who produced the commemorative medal.

“To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the RAN's involvement as an integral part of the Far East Strategic Reserve (FESR), the HMAS Sydney and the VLSV Assoc (Vic) has dedicated this medal to all of those that served on HMAS ships on the FESR.

Ministerial approval was sought and Navy Office have granted an 'Instrument of Consent' to use certain words/letters on the Obverse side of the medal, thereby making it uniquely 'Navy'.

The design of the medal is a very fitting one, with two uniquely naval motifs included in the design. The first, the quarter compass rose, depicts the North West quadrant, signifying the direction of the 'Far East' in relation to Australia. The second is the symbol of a canted and fouled stockless anchor, superimposed with a scroll signifying the RAN's involvement in the FESR from 1955 until its disbandment in 1971. The wreath beneath the anchor crown is representative of the eucalypt leaves of the Australian bush, and is in tribute to the memory of those that did not return from this service to their country.

 The recipient of this medal, whose name appears on the Reverse side, served on the Far East Station in an RAN ship which was a unit of the Commonwealth Strategic Reserve. And in the fine traditions of the Royal Australian Navy, they served Australia well.”

In the above, words like ‘Ministerial, and ‘consent’ and ‘uniquely Navy’, seem to add a pretext of authority to the medal, detracting from what it actually is – an unofficial, worthless piece of metal that simply has no place in military medal history.

Defence Honours and Awards policy dictates specifically that such medals are never to be worn with official medals, a policy that is even reflected on the HMAS Sydney Association website and many other Navy and Military association pages.

Beasley 3 2017 05 26

The ANZAC Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France.

On 25 April 2015, thousands of Australians, New Zealanders and French attended the Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux. The service was broadcast across the world by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and copies of the video are available on Youtube and many commemorative sites.

Beasley 4

The above image was extracted from the broadcast video at the 46 minutes and 13 seconds point, where Beasley is preparing to lay the wreath on behalf of all Australian veterans. Beasley is still wearing the FESR ‘rubbish’ along with his medals.

Neal Lyndon Beasley, do not feel proud for that day, instead, hang your head in shame for your actions. You, in fact, did an immeasurable dis-honour to those who lost their lives in those battles, you also disrespected both the veteran community, and the Australian Honours system, and whilst appearing on a world stage for all to see.

You now represent those others of your ilk, the medal cheats and valour thieves, through the award of a perpetual presence on the ANZMI site.

Surname: Beerie
Christian Names: Jimmy
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Lismore
Service: Army
Commencement of service: 0
Completion of service: 0
Case Notes:

Jimmy Beerie, aka James (Jimmy) Maxwell Tatham, aka James Leggo, aka Len Gallagher.

This man currently lives in Lismore, New South Wales, he uses the name Jimmy Beerie

He was adopted into the Leggo family in 1942 and given the name James Leggo, his birth name is Maxwell Tatham. For many years he has pretended to be a Vietnam Veteran and an ex Agent of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) to “con” acts of kindness from  genuine Veterans and generally inflate his false reputation within his circle of acquaintances.    From the age of 12 years he has been a Petty Criminal and Conman, using various names to weave his deceit.  His abilities as a criminal and conman can be judged by the many years he has spent in and out of prisons.


This human detritus for three years led a Vietnam Veteran into financial hardship by conning him into believing he was assisting a fellow Vietnam Veteran in a time of hardship. In fact Beerie has never served in any Defence Force anywhere, his only “service” has been as an Inmate in Prisons.

In 2009 after hearing a genuine Veteran on Talkback radio 2SM Sydney, Beerie contacted the genuine Veteran through the radio station and coerced a friendship on the basis of their “mutual Defence Service”.

We hold Statutory Declarations detailing Beerie’s actions and what he has told people about himself. Here are examples:

  1. Had military service as covert operator, Australia Secret Intelligence Service in Vietnam and also New Zealand.

  2. Was involved in battle of Long Tan in Vietnam, where he was in an intelligence role and lying in a camouflaged position when an enemy soldier unknowingly urinated on him. He then killed the enemy soldier.

  3. After discharge built his own computer and hacked into Defence Computer System. Four State and Federal Policemen raided him and found nothing. Next day Federal Police returned and asked him to work for them tracing overseas Paedophile accounts.

  4. Claims to be involved with “The Mob” (we assume he means Mafia) and has killed many people.

  5. Claims to be very close friends with a controversial female politician who hid out at his place during difficult times.

  6. Has been observed by numerous Veterans on ANZAC Days in Lismore wearing Defence Medals

  7. Has an Army Identification Card showing another persons name, which he claims to be that which he used during his “Vietnam Service”.

Here is an excerpt from one of the Stat Decs in our possession:



Beerie required life saving surgery and had to travel from Lismore to Sydney, and needed a Carer to accompany him. The genuine Veteran's wife volunteered to be the Carer.  Beerie led the Carer to believe that her expenses would be covered by Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).  After caring for Beerie through his operation and recovery, Beerie promised he would submit a claim for the Carer to DVA.  The travel and accommodation expenses for the Carer were around $1,100.

When the Veteran’s wife discovered that Beerie had failed to submit the claim for her expenses to DVA, she submitted a claim herself and was told that Beerie had no DVA entitlements, and in any case, he had already been paid for a claim he submitted to the State Governments Isolated Patients Travel and Assistance Scheme (IPTAS), of course Beerie kept the money for himself.

If you reside in the Lismore area of NSW don’t allow this “Rat” to convince you that he is a Returned Veteran or any kind of ex Spy. He is a recidivist criminal and conman who will take advantage of you if he gets the opportunity.

Beerie at one stage of his criminal career was incarcerated in Boggo Road Prison in Brisbane under the name Len Gallagher. We are also reliably advised that he will not go too close to the Queensland Border, as there is a current Warrant for his arrest in Queensland in relation to a charge for Impersonating a Police Officer.

Beware of Beerie aka Leggo aka Tatham aka Gallagher. He is not a returned Serviceman as he would have you believe. He is a scurrilous opportunistic con man who has no redeeming qualities.

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: Bees
Christian Names: Anthony George
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Bribie Island
Case Notes:

Anthony George Bees - The case of the hustling Hussar .

From our experience dealing with wannabes of all kinds, we find  they share many behavioural traits. We created a profile that is indicative that a person may be a wannabe. Tony Bees fits many aspects of our wannabe profile because he claims the following

1.  Rank that he never attained.
2.  Bravery awards that he was never awarded.
3.  Service with Special Forces on secret operations.
4.  He is not allowed to discuss his service because of the UK Secrecy provisions
5.  He wears many trinkets when "done up" for ceremonial occasions
6.  He forges and alters documents as required to "prove" his credentials
7.  He is the President of an Ex Service Organisation (this gives credence to his claims)
8.  Exaggerates his civilian occupation
The 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars was first raised as Henry Conyngham's Regiment of Dragoons in Ireland in 1693. It saw service for three centuries, including service in Korea in 1950 - 1951. The warriors from this ancient, fierce unit are displeased with  Anthony George Bees who has brought discredit to their illustrious history. The United Kingdom Korean Veterans Association, the Australian Korean Veterans Association and veterans generally are disgusted at the contemptuous behaviour of this ex British soldier who says he served in Korea with The 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars then was a Special Forces hero who was awarded an MM and Bar for his part in quelling the savage Mau Mau uprising in Kenya during the 1950s



Most Australian veterans would look twice or even thrice at Tony Bees rack of medals as worn when the Bribie Island Naval Association Sub Section and the Returned Services League Sub Branch combined to commemorate Korean Forces Day at Bribie Island on Queenslands Sunshine Coast on the 27 July 2006. However nothing seems to have been said, or done.  We stumbled on to Tony Bees photograph whilst working on another matter, subsequently we learnt that a Returned and Services League (RSL) Sub Branch has been wrestling with the Tony Bees issue for more than ten years. See the photo Below:


Bees is wearing on the top row a Military Medal and Bar (MM) (Imperial bravery medals) two British Army Korea medals, a General Service medal and another unrecognised medal. The bottom row consists of United States (US) medals including a Silver Star (bravery medal), Bronze Star, Purple Heart (awarded by US for being wounded in action) and two other medals. A "Bar" worn on a bravery medal means that the medal has been awarded twice. In the Bees photo the "Bar", is the silver horizontal device about a third of the way up the ribbon above the actual medal. It is clearly visible in the photograph and by wearing it Tony  Bees is declaring that he has won the Military Medal for bravery on two occasions.




We urge Ex Service Organisations to take early decisive action against suspected wannabes, those unable to solve a wannabe problem have an open invitation to seek our help - 7 days a week 24 hours a day. Simply send advice to information@anzmi.net 

We wrote to Tony Bees and requested that he show evidence of having received the various bravery awards. Here is his reply


Original Message -----

From: Tony Bee

To: information@anzmi.net

Sent: Friday, September 07, 2007 9:14 AM

Subject: letter




Mr Bees joined the British regular Army in 1949 and trained as a Assault commando then went into a tank Regiment.


He served in Far East Land Forces in different countries and emergencies also in British Army Of the Rhine.


On the question of Medals in 1999 the then Executive of the Nambour RSL sub branch instigated an investigation on the same subject as you are doing now, and got the same results from the Ministry of defence.


Mr Bees however did get a reply from the war office on this issue,he then gave all the relevant documents to his Arbitrator at that time "RSM Frank Pallet  RAA OAM Retd" (since Deceased) to be passed on at that meeting, The executive were satisfied with this report and placed all the documents relating to this incident into thier (sic) Archives  by the branch Secretary.


Mr Bees does not receive any type of Pension from DVA nor any Benifits (sic) from DVA, that is why he has to do the job he does at his age to survive, He also states as it seems to be a problem for your faceless enquirers,He will never again wear any Medals to any ANZAC parade or reunion .


 Yours sincerely




The email appears to have been written by Anthony Bees himself his email address is sasqual@westnet.com.au The word "sasqual" of course alludes to him being qualified as an Special Air Service (SAS) soldier.


Bees did not know that we had the above photo when he answered our letter and he has failed to address the issue of the Bar to "his" Military Medal  and the United States bravery medals. The only medals mentioned in the RSL meeting referred to in his email  above related to wearing a Military Medal (MM) with no Bar.


We well know that the UK Ministry of Defence will not disclose information about British ex servicemen.  Service Records can be acquired with the consent of the ex soldier but for obvious  reasons  Bees will not give permission.  There are many other avenues to gain information about soldiers from the United Kingdom. This includes Ex Service Associations, and for bravery awards recipients The London Gazette


In his reply, Bees alludes to an investigation at a Queensland RSL where, with the assistance of "RSM Frank Pallett RAA OAM Retd"  (now deceased) he produced "conclusive" evidence to the RSL committee "proving" his credentials as a Special Forces hero who had been awarded a Military Medal.  What was that evidence?


1.  A letter purporting to have been written by Major Lowther, Bart

     "proving" Bees clandestine service in Kenya. (The post nominal

     "Bart" means Baronet).


2.  A Statutory Declaration signed by Bees and witnessed by Frank

     Pallett JP.


At the meeting where the above evidence was presented by Bees the following verbal information was also tendered ;  "Bees informed us that he had been awarded the Military Medal for a brave act in rescuing a farmer's wife and two children hiding under a veranda in Kenya, Africa.  This was during the Mau Mau uprising not Korea as mentioned in this original email." 


The RSL never scrutinised the letter from Major Lowther, Bart, it was only shown to the RSL President, who then wrote a note to the committee.  Here is the Letter written by the then President, and the Statutory Declaration presented to the committee by Bees and Frank Pallett







Here is what Anthony Bees declared on the "scribbly" Statutory Declaration:


"I do hereby declare that I wear the Military Medal Awarded to me by the British Government under circumstances which I am not allowed to disclose with great honour.  My no and rank on discharge 22276149 Tpr Bees.  I am fully aware of the Penalties for making a false statement as I am a Justice of the Peace Queensland"


Our UK Agent advises that there is not now, and never has been a "Major Lowther, Barts" of Special Forces, Thetford, England. The letter seen by the then President is a forgery and Bees is the most logical suspect to be the forger. The Statutory Declaration is false and as Bees has said on the declaration "I am fully aware of the penalties for making a false statement".   Anthony Bees has told lies on a Statutory Declaration to gain benefit and must be prosecuted by the law.



In his reply email, Bees has said:  Mr Bees does not receive any type of Pension from DVA nor any Benifits (sic) from DVA, that is why he has to do the job he does at his age to survive.


We have a short Bees resume, where he describes himself as a "Part time Coroner".

See below



 In this statement he is drawing a very long bow. The Queensland State Coroners office say they have no "Part Time Coroners", in fact Bees works in the morgue of a regional hospital. Claiming to be a "Part Time Coroner" is  akin to a Council Street Sweeper claiming to be "Part time Mayor". In relation to "DVA (Department of Veterans Affairs) benefits."  Bees has no entitlement to benefits from DVA, however we believe he is administered by DVA on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence, War Disablement Pension organisation and is in receipt of some benefits from that UK office. 

Anthony Bees claims to have been involved in clandestine military operations in Kenya that he is forbidden to speak about because of obligations under the Official Secrets Act of the United Kingdom. As well as the letter from the mysterious " Major Lowther, Barts" other evidence of this "secret work" is shown on his 1993 dated application to join the RSL. On the document signed by Bees on the 12 Oct 1993 - Shown below - Bees says his rank was from "Cpl - Major" and he claims service with the Army and "Other" in Korea, Malaysia and "Other". (Inferring secret service and secret destinations)


In the British Army there is a rank Corporal Major. If Bees was claiming to have been a Corporal Major he would have written "Cpl Major" on the RSL Application and not " Cpl - Major" indicating his rank went from Corporal to Major. A Corporal Major in the British Army is equivalent to a Warrant Officer - a Regimental Corporal Major being equivalent to a Warrant Officer First Class and a Squadron Corporal Major equivalent to a Warrant Officer Second Class. Bees Certificate of Discharge shows him as being a Trooper on discharge after twelve years service, that rank is equivalent to a Private soldier.

The above document shows his discharge date as 21 April 1966. The document he purports is his Certificate of Discharge shows his discharge date as 25 April 1961. The Certificate of Discharge further shows, that although his discharge date was 25 April 1961 it was signed on the 24 March 1961.  There are numerous suspicious  marks on the certificate that indicate it has been altered. See Below:  

We have further documentation from other sources to show Bees was never awarded an MM and Bar.  (For brevity we will not show the complete documents):

The British Commonwealth Ex-Services League, 48 Pall Mall London SWIY 7308 state:

"I have today had confirmation that the MM was not awarded to him for any operation whether covert or otherwise"
"you will wish to know we have checked all London Gazettes for the period from 1952 to 1962 which covers Kenya, Cyprus, Malaya, Suez, Korea, Trucial States, Aden and the Congo and no MM has ever been awarded to anyone called BEES.  These gazette issues include awards to all UK and Commonwealth Forces and locally enlisted forces such as the Aden Levies etc under British Command.  Unless it was awarded prior or after these dates then he is not entitled to wear this decoration" .

Google Search Engine

If you follow the instructions below there you have 90 pages of British Recipients of the Military Medal. Anthony Bees is not among them.
       Google Search    -    Military Medal
       Scroll to Military Medal Wikipedia
       Click and scroll down to Category: Recipients of the MM

There are numerous British soldiers listed who are shown as having received the award whilst serving with Special Air Service.
The Royal Armoured Corps War Memorial Benevolent Fund C/- Regimental Headquarters, Royal Tank Regiment, Stanley barracks, Bovington UK state:

"I have made enquiries with the Medals Office (Army) and the Military Secretaries branch 16, MOD. Both offices have no record of Mr Bees being awarded the Military Medal (MM)"

UK Ministry of Defence - Army Historical Branch, 3-5 Great Scotland Yard London advise: inter alia

"We have found no records to suggest that Mr Bees was awarded the Military medal"


The London Gazette:

The London Gazette promulgates all honours and awards and officer promotions. Bees is not listed anywhere in the London Gazette as he would have been, if he were awarded an MM or been commissioned as an Officer as shown on his RSL Application.  In addition the mysterious "Maj Lowther, Bart" does not appear anywhere in the London Gazette.

It is well known that persons receiving honours whilst serving with Special Forces, for security reasons may be  listed in the London Gazette under their "home" unit, meaning the unit in which they served before working with Special Forces. This means that even though a medal may have been awarded for work with Special Forces it is still promulgated in the London Gazette against their "home unit".  Bravery Awards for Special Forces personnel are not suppressed for security reasons, especially those supposedly awarded fifty years ago.

We have found no records in the London Gazette to suggest that Mr Bees was awarded the Military Medal in any unit in the United Kingdom.

Bees Korean unit The 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars know nothing of his MM and Bar. We received this email through an intermediary.

"I have spoken with the Regimental Secretary of the 8th Kings Irish Hussars.  They have a Bees who served in Korea, as a Corporal with the Recce Troop.  There are no Bees in the list of Honours and awards in connection with Korean Service to anyone of this name.  They have apparently had previous enquiries about him.  This chap obviously needs to be confronted and told that there is no record of him being awarded a Military Medal, and Bar, nor of any American Awards, and asked to produce the evidence.  He seems to be trying to make a name for himself in the Korean Veteran Community, the sooner it is cleared the better for all concerned.



From our United Kingdom ANZMI Agent

"There is no record of Tony Bees being awarded an MM in this campaign.

There was a small involvement by the SAS in Kenya but no MM's awarded.

From info provided Tony Bees is not entitled to wear the MM and definitely did not serve with Special Forces."

The report from the 8th Kings Irish Hussars states that Bees served as a Corporal, yet on his Certificate of Discharge and on his Statutory Declaration he is shown as "Trooper".  Because of the extent of Bees known lies, his reluctance to explain his true service and our inability to view Bees's UK Service file without his permission it is not possible to prove conclusively that Bees is even the same person shown as having served in Korea with the 8th Kings Irish Hussars.

You may also ask why he has shown his rank as Cpl - Major meaning "Corporal to Major" on his RSL Application. If he was a commissioned officer why would he say he was a trooper on his Statutory Declaration.  If he was a soldier of outstanding qualities and abilities who had been awarded two imperial and a US bravery medal and served with Special Forces under very secret conditions, can you imagine him only reaching the rank of "Trooper" after twelve years service. (A Trooper is equal to a Private soldier). Neither his written or verbal tales stands up to scrutiny. 

During this investigation we found no evidence to indicate that Tony Bees earned any of the USA awards that he "sported" on the occasion of the Bribie Island ceremony on the 27 July 2006. They are all fakes. This is the first known occasions that he has worn them, and a Bar to the Military Medal. Tony Bees laid a remembrance wreath at that event on behalf of the Sunshine Coast Korean Veterans Association Inc. On that occasion every genuine veteran attending must have found his rack of medals rather odd, however nothing was done by anybody attending. It is a gross insult to those being remembered to have the wreath laid by a scandalous, unrepentant pretender.

Bees is the President of the Korean Veterans Sunshine Coast Association Incorporated, in Queensland. Was his election to President assisted by his contemptuous acts of medal fraud?  Surely veterans from the Sunshine Coast could have figured out that Bees is a fraud, his array of medals is ludicrous. It has been stated by members of that organization that Bees is known to be a fraud, but "does such a good job as President they let him be" - How could genuine Korean veterans have such notions festering in their brains? Aiding and abetting wannabes and military frauds is equally offensive as the act it self.

Time and technology have caught up with older frauds like Tony Bees, who seem to think that migrating to the Antipodes shields them from scrutiny, however, ANZMI through the miracle of the Internet and their massive cumulative military experience can reach into filing cabinets in most countries of the world.

 Our ANZMI agent resident in the UK has been kept extremely busy these last few years - and looks forward to assisting us in any further investigations.

The act of falsely wearing bravery medals is an offence against the Defence act that carries a fine of $3,300 or imprisonment for six months or both. Despite our continued protestations the Australian Federal Police, State Police and Public Prosecutors continue to insult Australian veterans by ignoring those who offend.  For instance Reginald Bruce Newton (see his entry on our site) is a dishonest unrepentant fraud who continues to mesmerise his sycophants and continues to falsely claim he earned a Military Cross and Bar through acts of Cold War military bravery.  Newton was "outed" in March 2006 and has since been ignored by law enforcement agencies.

We iterate this is an insult to Australian veterans and their mates who paid the supreme sacrifice. We strongly urge action against Bees, Newton and all other offenders who are being deliberately ignored by our law enforcement agencies.
It is notable that many ex service organisations, both British and Australian involved with Bees were quick to assist in exposing Bees as a wannabe. We would hope that all ex service organisations expel Bees for his disgraceful behaviour, because, if  Ex Service Organisations don't take appropriate action, how can we expect the law enforcement agencies to become serious. It behoves Ex Service Organizations to lodge official complaints about wannabes to law enforcement authorities. We can't deport Bees back to the UK but we can at least send him to Coventry.
Tony Bees is a fraud who was confident enough to believe he could fool us Colonials into believing he is a British Korean war, and Kenyan Special Forces hero.  Well Tony Bees as long as we Colonials have breath in our bodies we will pursue and "out" fools like you. We have world wide contacts and we do our work diligently and honourably and will continue to do so until the last wannabe is comprehensively rounded up, roped and branded - as Bees has been. 
We recently received a photograph of Mr Bees miniature medals, a very impressive rack don't you think!

1)    Military Medal & Bar

2)    Korea Medal

3)    Korea United Nations Medal

4)   Africa General Service Medal with Kenya clasp (bronze issued 1952-1956 Mau Mau Rebellion)

5)   General Service Medal with Malaya Bar (UK)

6)   Silver Star (USA Gallantry in Action)

7)   Legion of Merit (USA Exceptionally meritorious conduct)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legion_of_Merit

8)   Purple Heart (USA)

9)   Croix de Guerre (French)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croix_de_Guerre

10) Commemorative Medal (trip Australia to Korea -by Korean Government)

11) Korean Service Medal  (USA 1950-1954) Bought one

12) Korean Commemorative Medal 50th Anniversary Medal

13  British National Service Commemorative Medal 1939-1960 (bought one)

This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the  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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