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Surname: Booth
Christian Names: Ian/Iain Mongomory
Country: Philippines
State or Province: Angeles City
City or Town: Angeles city
Service #: 02407
Service: Royal Australian Navy
Branch: Seaman
Commencement of service: 06 Mar 67
Completion of service: Jun 71
Case Notes:

Iain Booth was born on the 25 April, 1949. In 1967, he enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy as a Cadet Midshipman. In the following years he progressed to Sub Lieutenant. He is a Medals Cheat and a false pretender. Booth wears seven medals. He is entitled to wear four.

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In the above 2017 Remembrance Day photograph, taken at Angeles City, near Manilla, Phillipines, Booth is wearing the following medals.

1. The Australian Active Serve Medal - (AASM) Entitled.2. Vietnam Medal. (VM) Not entitled
3. Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal. – (VLSM) Entitled.
4. Australian Service Medal. (ASM) Entitled
5. Australian Defence Medal. (ADM)Entitled.
6. U.S Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, with a "Combat V clasp. Not entitled.
7. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. (RVCM) Not entitled.

Concerns were raised by individuals in Australia and the Phillippines, regarding Australian military medals worn by Booth. He also falsely claimed service on HMAS Hobart, a Royal Australian Navy Destroyer, in June, 1968. ANZMI are in possession of signed statements of fact in regards to lies told by Booth regarding Hobart service, at the time he claims. .

It appears that the medals he wears are not consistent with his actual RAN service. In particular, the VM and the VLSM cannot be worn together. You are issued with one or the other. He has been warned in writing several times by RSL Sub Branch Executives about not conforming with medals protocols and wearing medals he is not entitled to. Booth also made other comments to others about his alleged RAN service that are false.

ANZMI then researched the public records, regarding the Royal Australian Navy career of Ian Booth, as he was known then, and arrived at the same conclusion. He has since changed his first name to "Iain."

ANZMI then communicated with Mr Iain Booth and asked him for a summary of his Naval service and the medals that he wears. His response, inter alia, is below -;

I readily concede that there has been an error in my medal issue and that the VLSM cannot be issued with the Vietnam Medal, but the fact that my medals were all issued and named to me is not my error and I therefore feel that I am entitled to wear them. It would be less than prudent to knowingly wear medals that were supposedly not issued together (unless in error) as this would doubtlessly bring into question my entitlement.

Following that idiotic statement, we believe that Booth not only lives in another country, he lives on another planet.

We should all be glad that the Department of Defence did not send him a Victoria Cross in “error”. With Booth’s view on medals protocol, he would have had that medal court mounted and worn as well, claiming that he is entitled to wear it, as "it was not his error!"

The three medals that Booth and ANZMI know that he is not entitled to wear, are the Vietnam Medal (VM), the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. (RVCM) and the United States Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, with clasp.

1. The Vietnam Medal.


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Qualification requirement
Australia

Qualifying service for the Vietnam Medal includes:
• 28 days in ships or craft on inland waters or off the coast of Vietnam.
• One or more days on the posted strength of a unit or formation on land.
• One operational sortie over Vietnam or Vietnamese water by aircrew on the posted strength of a unit.
• Official visits either continuous or aggregate of 30 days.
• One day or more by members of accredited philanthropic organisations attached to Australian forces in an official capacity for full-time duty. between 29 May 1964 and 27 January 1973.


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2. The Republic of Vietnam Medal.

Australia

The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal was awarded to Australian military personnel for service in South Vietnam during the period 31 July 1962 to 28 March 1973. The requirements for the award are: at least 181 days service, either continuous or aggregated, unless killed on active service (KIA); or wounded in action (includes psychological injury)[9] and evacuated (medically evacuated other than being wounded does not meet requirement for medal); or captured and later released or escaped.

Booth blames the Department of Defence for “the error”. He knows that it is wrong, but he fraudulently had the medals court mounted, and wears them on official occasions illegally. If you believe his suspect story that the medals were sent to him "in error". why didn't he just return them.

ANZMI asked Booth if he did actually serve in Vietnam, what period he served, what ship or ships he was a crew member of, and what medals was he actually entitled to? He stated that he was unable to recall unless he looked through his records, that were in a garage somewhere in Australia. After two further requests, Booth did not give any specific details of his Vietnam service, other than to respond "that there are other ships I served on in the operational area."


The below Vietnam War Service Certificate issued, purportedly by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), indicates that Booth served in Vietnam Waters for 413 days. It lists the following ships that Booth allegedly served on in Vietnam during the qualifying period 1962 to 1973..
1. HMAS Sydney
2. HMAS Parramatta.
3. HMAS Yarra
4. HMAS Hobart
5. CINPAC. (Commander in Chief Pacific)


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The certificate is false. It is a forgery. Only one person could benefit from this forged document. The person who submitted it to the Angeles City RSL Sub Branch.

This certificate was with other documentation submitted to the Angeles City RSL Sub Branch, by Booth, when Booth applied to transfer his membership from Hornsby RSL Sub Branch, Sydney, in November, 2016.. We know that the information that appears on this certificate is false. His name does not appear on any of the published lists of crew members, for the three, 6 month deployments to Vietnam by Hobart.

We have signed statements from members of the Angeles City RSL Sub Branch and Hornsby RSL Sub Branch, detailing that Booth claims that he was on Hobart when it was damaged by 3 missiles from a U.S.A.F aircraft.

This incident occurred on the 17 June, 1968. Two crew members were killed and others injured. Extensive damage was sustained by Hobart and we can all be thankful that there was no greater loss of life to our young men.

Booth, according to his official Navy Record, was posted on Parramatta at that time, and was nowhere near Vietnam as he has claimed. Parramatta was in Singapore Harbour undergoing lengthy repairs, when Booth deceitfully claims he was part of Hobart's crew.


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Strangely, the only current Vietnam War Service Certificate for Booth on the DVA Website appears below. There is no mention of ships that Booth served on or dates served.

Vietnam War Service

Veteran Details
Name BOOTH, Ian Montgomery
Service Royal Australian Navy
Service Number O2407
Rank Sub-Lieutenant
Honours None for display


Something is amiss.

ANZMI then received another communication from Booth, where he stated that he served on the following ships on operational service in Vietnam.
-;

Might I suggest that you check my service in the following ships -

HMAS Sydney 1967, 1968
HMAS Parramatta 1968
HMAS Yarra 1969
USS Brinkley Bass 1970
HMAS Sydney 1970 -1971


He does not mention Hobart on this occasion. He also knows that he has been caught out in regards to serving 181 days on Hobart, when it was stationed on the Gun Line, to qualify for the VM and the VCM. He has now substituted Hobart with the USS Brinkley Bass, a United States Navy Destroyer, that served on and off in Vietnam waters for short periods in 1970. According to our research, Booth was never attached to that ship for any period of time. There are no records of him serving on that ship.

He also claims Vietnam service on HMAS Yarra 1969. Yarra did not have qualifying operational service in Vietnam in 1969. It escorted the Aircraft Carrier HMAS Sydney to Vung Tau, Vietnam in the last week of February, 1970. (Ships Record of Proceedings)

We know that Booth did not spend 413 days in the qualifying area of Vietnam, as indicated on his false certificate. He is not entitled to wear the Vietnam medal or the Vietnam Campaign Medal. (181 days or more) His Certificate of Vietnam Service, allegedly issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs is a lie, and Booth knows it.

His National Archives Australia Naval records, indicate that he was posted to the Sydney when it travelled to Vung Tau Harbour, Vietnam, on the 27 December, 1967. The ship arrived at 0700 hours that date and left at 1450hrs. A total of about 8 hours. However, qualifying time is accredited from the time the ship left the last Australian Port of Fremantle until its return to Australia 14 days later. His records disclose that he was also a crew member of Sydney when it sailed to Vietnam in late January, 1968 and spent 7 hours in Vung Tau Harbour on the 3 February, 1968.

Also Booths Naval Record indicates that he was on Parramatta between March and July, 1968. On 9 April, 1968. Parramatta visited Vung Tau Harbour for 9 hours escorting Sydney.

It appears then, that Booth deployed on Sydney in December 1967 and February. 1968, to Vung Tau Harbour and then on Parramatta in April, 1968. That being the case, he is entitled to wear the AASM, and the VLSM for those three trips and accumulated 24 hours in the port of Vung Tau..

He is not entitled to wear the Vietnam medal or the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.


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The above medal that he wears between the ADM and the VCM is the United States Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. Booth has added the "Combat V" clasp to the medal that he wears. The medal is awarded for -;

The (U.S) Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps (including foreign military personnel), distinguishes himself/herself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service. To merit this award, the acts or services must be accomplished or performed in a manner above that normally expected and sufficient to distinguish the individual above those performing similar services as set forth in the following -;

For Meritorious Achievement. Outstanding and worthy of special recognition,

For Meritorious Service. Outstanding and worthy of special recognition, but not to the degree required for the Bronze Star Medal or Air Medal when combat is involved or the Meritorious Service Medal or Air Medal when combat is not involved.

For Acts of Heroism. Worthy of special recognition, but not to the degree required for the Bronze Star Medal when combat is involved or the Navy and Marine Corps Medal when combat is not involved.

No records exist of Booth having been awarded the United States Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. Sadly, he has purchased this medal and awarded to himself..

ANZMI sent Booth an email inquiring about his claim to the United States Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal with the Combat V clasp. His response was that he was never awarded a Commendation Medal.

From Booth February 2018 -

"I'm a little confused regarding your statement about my being awarded a Commendation Medal. I have never been awarded one. Perhaps you can enlighten me as to the origin of this"..

We certainly agree with Booth, that "he has never been awarded the medal and clasp" in question. Memory failure perhaps? We think not.

We also have statements from RSL members that Booth has claimed that he was a crew member of the RAN Submarine HMAS Onslow. We know that he underwent Submarine Training, but he was never posted as a crew member to Onslow or any other RAN Submarine. Again, no records exist regarding this claim.


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For his accumulated 24 hours in Vung Tau Harbour, Vietnam, Booth wears 5 medals. He is entitled to 2. The Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) and the Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal (VLSM) He is also entitled to the Australian Service Medal (ASM) with clasp (FESR) for Far East Strategic Reserve Duty and the Australian Defence Medal. (ADM)

By his own admission, Booth is a Medal Cheat and a False Pretender. His membership for the Angeles City RSL Sub Branch should be cancelled. He also owes them an explanation and an apology. He is a fraud.

Surname: Boreham
Christian Names: Rick
Country: New Zealand
State or Province: North Island
City or Town: Auckland
Service: Army Reserve/RAAF
Branch: Signals
Commencement of service: Oct 1988
Completion of service: Nov 1995
Case Notes:

Rick Boreham - The gentleman wannabe.

 

Rick Boreham is a wannabe who decided to add a bit of “excitement” to his military history. He is however a gentleman wannabe, who when confronted fell on his sword by confessing his malfeasance.

 

Notice Boreham is wearing an Australian Service Medal (ASM) which has a SE Asia Clasp as well as the Australian Defence Medal. He has no entitlement to the ASM. 

Boreham started his career with a one year stint, from October 1989 to November 1990, in an Army Reserve, Royal Australian Corps of  Signals (RA Sigs) unit, hence the badge on his beret.  After discharge from the Army at “His own request”. He joined the RAAF and worked as an Assistant Cook until 1995.

Here is an “edited” written explanation and apology penned by Boreham.

“Thank you for allowing me a couple of days to get back to you. I appreciate the fact that you have contacted me in the courteous manner that you did.

I'm very sorry to say that unfortunately, your enquiries will not bring up anything positive about me.

My military career was an unmitigated disaster -  edited - leaving the RAAF in 1995 as an LAC Cooks Assistant (service number A63915).

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Edited - , I embellished and lied about my military service and took to wearing an award - the Australian Service Medal with SE Asia clasp - that I was not entitled to wear. I also told lies about the causes for my depression and PTSD claiming it to be from my service not from some harmful things that occurred –edited. It was easier for me to lie than to admit the painful truth. I am now taking medication for these conditions and will be seeking further treatment.

I regret my actions in ways that I struggle to find the words for. I come from a family with a long military history and I now have to live with the fact that not only have I bought shame upon myself, but also on the memory of those members of my family who came before me.

I apologise unreservedly for any offence that I have caused to genuine veterans and ask that you show me some mercy as I try to re-build my life and my career.

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Once again, I apologise for the stupidity of my actions and for the offence caused and understand that as a former member of the ADF, I should have known better.

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Thank you again for the courtesy of your approach.

Rick Boreham"

 

Boreham also penned a resume for himself detailing his RAAF career. The duties are somewhat different from that expected of a Leading Aircraftsman, Assistant Cook who would normally be peeling spuds.  See below:

 

“Time of service: October 1988 – November 1995 (7 years 2 months)

Duties undertaken during service:

•Security Operations providing protection to aircraft, personnel and infrastructure

•Manning of Observation Posts (OPs), Listening Posts (LPs) and standing patrols to detect and interdict enemy movement

•Quick Reaction Force (QRF) duties in response to identified threats

•Manning of crew served weapons

•Foot and vehicle patrolling

•Construction of field defences and obstacles such as weapon pits and bunkers, fences and vehicle check points (VCPs)

•Search and clearance operations

•Security for special events

•Specialised secure military communications

•Electronic data processing

•Manning mobile communications detachments

•Laying and maintenance of communications cables”

 

Boreham has exaggerated his Defence Service and worn a medal he did not earn, therefore he has earned a place on our web site. It is also noted that he exhibits courage by confessing and apologizing. Most of the criminals and medals cheats who appear here, when caught, immediately, deny, feign illness, threaten physical retribution or threaten devastating legal action.

Boreham did none of that and although we have named and shamed him we wish him well.

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: Boulter
Christian Names: William Charles aka Tony
Country: Australia
State or Province: NT
City or Town: Tennant Creek
Service #: Unknown
Service: Unknown
Branch: Claims Infantry
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

Boulter is one of the worst of the worst.  He is a "Big wheel” in the Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek.  He has been involved in local Government for

many years and has been admired as a Returned Veteran.

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These are the medals he is wearing:

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)Not entitled

Korea Medal Not entitled

United Nations Korea Service Medal Not entitled

General Service Medal (Clasp Malaysia) Not entitled and worn in the wrong place

Australian Service Medal (Clasp PNG) Not entitled

Australia Defence Medal - Unlikely to be entitled

Commemoration of National Service Medal - Unlikely to be entitled

Papua New Guinea Independence Medal 1975.  Entitlement unknown

Papua New Guinea Anniversary of Independence 1975 - 1985 - Entitlement unknown

Most of his medals are false.

We have a Statutory Declaration detailing what Boulter has said about his service:

"he has stood up stated his name number and rank with the Papua New Guinea Volunteer Rifles (PNGVR) Korea,"   He further said:

"no there were only 4 or 5 of us that volunteered and we made our way up to Malaysia and worked with the Australians. I asked who were you attached to? his reply was. We just joined in with the Australian units and then went to Korea. He states he was in the Battle of Kapyong, He wears Korean medals/Malayan and PNG medals, I asked who issued the Australian medals he straight away said the Australian Government. He is not listed on the Department of Veterans Affairs Nominal Roll as being a Korea Veteran. When asked about this he stated it's because he was PNGVR and not registered with the Australian Army."

Boulter was born in July 1935. He could not have been serving with Papua New Guinea Volunteer Rifles (PNGVR)   "before making his way to Malaysia" as he would have been only Fifteen years of age and could not have enlisted in PNGVR . In any case PNGVR was disbanded after WW2 and reformed in March 1951.  So at Fifteen years of age Boulter would have to joined PNGVR in March 1951, then did some fighting with Australian units in Malaysia before arriving in Korea to fight in the Battle of Kapyong in April 1951 one month later, aged Fifteen years.

 

He also said that "PNGVR personnel were not registered with the Australian Army"  PNGVR was, and until again disbanded in 1973, a unit of the Australian Citizens Military Forces (CMF) and very much part of the Australian Army, Order of Battle. . It was disbanded in 1973 as a lead up to PNG Independence in 1975.

What Boulter says is simply "hogwash" and deceitful lies, these cheats are always way behind Australian Veterans and ANZMI in splicing their lies into actual military facts and history.

The writer had the pleasure of speaking to Boulter on the phone on the 31 January 2017. 

Boulter was asked "what years he had served in PNGVR".  He hummed and hawed and then said "from late 1968 to 1972 when he returned to Australia".  He went back to PNG in 1975 when he claimed to again serve in PNGVR.  The problem is that PNGVR was disbanded in 1973.  What he said, completely disproves his service in Malaysia and Korea and proves the medals he wears are false.  We have been advised that Boulter is listed with the PNGVR Association as having served with PNGVR, however they were unable to advise dates of service.

Over the years he has received much kudos from the falsehood that he is a Returned  Serviceman who served in war zones in Malaysia and Korea and wears all the medals to prove it. Claiming to have been present at the famous Korea Battle of Kapyong  where the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment brought great credit to the ANZAC spirit through their tenacious fighting is indeed an immoral act. Here is an official Australian War Memorial excerpt:

"3 RAR lost 32 killed in action. Along with its Canadian, British, New Zealand and United States allies, 3 RAR managed to hold the advancing Chinese divisions in the Kapyong River valley for 24 hours, allowing United Nations forces further south to shore up a defensive line. It then successfully conducted a fighting withdrawal to extricate itself from encirclement and rejoin its parent brigade, exemplifying the discipline, courage and skill required to succeed in its mission. For their courageous actions, both 3 RAR and 2nd PPCLI were awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation by the United States Government."

He has his name on the Tennant Creek Returned Services League (RSL) Honour Board.  He is listed in the second row, fourth from the bottom.  We anticipate the Tennant Creek RSL  will remove him from their prestigious Honour Board.

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Boulter was never in Korea and his persona in Tennant Creek for the past 30 years has been a complete sham.  Because of his explanation of  "making his way to Malaysia and working with the Australians" it is a sure certainty that he never served anywhere near an Australian Army unit in  Malaysia or Korea.

There is a definitive Department of Veterans Affairs Nominal Roll that lists all servicemen who served with Australian units in Korea. Boulter is not listed.

A few years ago Tennant Creek, Northern Territory Police charged Mr Jooitson "Dutchy"  Van Asson for falsely wearing Defence medals.  He was found guilty and fined $1,000 and given a twenty  four month good behaviour bond. See here: https://www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/list/alpha/v

Boulter has committed the same offence of falsely claiming to be a returned serviceman and wearing false medals.  We have advised the Tennant Creek Police and will let events unfold.

See the Defence Act 1903 Section VII, Parts 80A and 80B.

PART VII--OFFENCES

     80A.    Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor orairman 
     80B.    Improper use of service decorations  
Boulter has had thirty years of false fame as a returned Serviceman.  Doubt that he will enjoy his richly deserved future days as his Resume has turned very sour.

Welcome to the Hall of Shame William Charles (Tony) Boulter, you have used your false military service to gain favour in the Tennant Creek community and deserve your infamy.

Surname: Boxshall
Christian Names: Geoffrey Ronald
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Maffra
Case Notes:

Geoffrey Ronald Boxshall is a wannabe and a liar from Maffra Victoria.  He fits into the category of wannabes who claim to be Vietnam Veterans to “con” sympathy and benefits from the ones they are supposed to love. Other examples of this behaviour is shown in the Stoove, Montague Elliott, Montgomery and Bennetts exposures.

 

 

Boxshall claims to be a damaged Vietnam Veteran, when in fact he has never served as a member of the Australian Defence Force as declared on a Statutory Declaration by a close associate who has known him for his whole life. We also hold a signed statements detailing the antics that Boxshall has exhibited in his pursuit of claiming to be a damaged Vietnam Veteran. Boxshall does not appear on the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Vietnam Nominal Roll.  

The most damning evidence against Boxshall is included in a signed statement from a reliable source”.  He has said about his “Vietnam Service” that “The things he has seen no one should have to live with”. For instance:

He had seen men, women and children tied up to hand grenades and blown up.

He was made a Sergeant during his time in “boot camp”

He was in Special Forces and parachuted behind enemy lines.

He had to crawl through swamps and sleep in pipe works, had to eat frogs  and anything they could catch to survive as their food chain was cut off.  Said he couldn’t cook the frogs as they might be caught and that the frogs tasted like chicken.

Has cried to his family, friends and neighbours that the things he had to do and had seen no one should have to live with.

He saw some of his men stand on land mines and were blown up.

One of his men raced forward and caught a bullet meant for him and then died in his arms.

Had seen villagers killed as the Army Platoons entered the villages.

Saw young girls raped and in fact one of his men did this, and they, (his men) took a vote, took him into the scrub, shot him, took his tags and said he was killed by enemy fire.

Says he no longer marches on commemorative occasions because he no longer believes in what he fought for.

Refused to take out a war veterans housing loan because he wanted nothing more to do with them. (the Army)

Claimed he buried his dog tags in a stream near Aberfeldy in Victoria

Walked out during the war movie "Saving Private Ryan" stating that the gunfire brought back memories and that the gunfire sounded exactly as he remembered it.

Any Veteran reading these silly statements will immediately know that they could not have originated from a genuine veteran

Below is an extract from a Statutory Declaration, detailing Boxshall’s modus operandi

 

 

We also hold a Resume made out by Boxshall in 2004 which includes  “Full time in the Army for 18 months between 1969 and 1971”

Boxshall has for many years pretended to be a damaged Vietnam Veteran and has blamed his bad behaviour on his “war experience”. He has often played the sympathy card and deceived those very close to him.

Boxshall has committed an offence against the Defence Act 1903 Part Vll Section 80A, shown below:

DEFENCE ACT 1903 - SECT 80A

Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or airman

             (1)  A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a)     the person represents himself or herself to be a returned soldier, sailor or airman; and

(b)    the representation is false. Penalty:  30 penalty units or imprisonment  for 6 months, or both.

             (2)  For the purposes of this section:

(a)     returned soldier means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Military Force raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire, or as a member of the Military Forces of any Ally of Great Britain;

(b)    returned sailor means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Naval Force raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire, or as a member of the Naval Forces of any Ally of Great Britain; and

(c)     returned airman means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Air Force, air service or flying corps raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire or as a member of the air forces of any Ally of Great Britain.

 

In recent times there have been examples of wannabes being arraigned before the Magistrates court and penalties handed out.  We live in hope that the State Police have the inclination to pursue Boxshall on behalf of all genuine returned veterans.

Boxshall has well earned his position on our web site where he will remain for the rest of his days.

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: Boyd
Christian Names: Michael David
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Toowoomba
Service #: R95822
Service: RAN
Branch: Writer
Commencement of service: 04 Jan 67
Completion of service: Jan 87
Case Notes:

 

 

Michael Boyd is presently assisting ex-service members as an Advocate with Veterans Services, RSL, Queensland Branch, based in Toowoomba.

Boyd has had a long career in public service, first, serving with the Royal Australian Navy from 1967 to 1987, and followed by several positions with the State and Federal Public Service.

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The above photograph was not taken at any ex-service commemoration or official function, but is however, available on the internet for all to see.

 It is said “A picture can paint a thousand words”, however, in this instance only one word springs to mind, namely “Peacock”!

 Boyd looks resplendent with 10 medals on that rack, along with the huge star on his lower breast, and a charming neck decoration.

The first five medals may be quite relevant to Boyd’s Naval service, the remaining five medals, along with the accoutrements, are purely for ‘dress-ups’ and should never be seen mixed with official Australian awards for service.

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The shiny trinkets relate to Boyd’s membership of The Most Honourable Order of Christian Knights of the Rose. Boyd has been invested as , no less than, a Knight Commander of the Rose.

The Most Honourable Order of Christian Knights of the Rose (KoR) was created at the beginning of the third millennium with the intent of upholding values that precede the second millennium. That is, Christian standards of conduct known simply as ‘chivalry’. A ‘Code of Chivalry’ was never really written down, but passed down through the ages. Old stories of Camelot, Charlemagne and Crusader Orders like the Knights Templar all added to its being. The KoR was created with the belief that the need for chivalry is as great today as is was in those older times in which these stories take place.

The above certificate also confers on Boyd the designation of ‘DSR’, for his public service to defence and Government. DSR is the abbreviation of ‘Dagger Sub-Rosa’.

Dagger Sub-Rosa; this is an insignia featuring a crusader's dagger set behind an heraldic rose. It may be worn or displayed on cards and stationery by those members who have a bona-fide service history involving intelligence or investigative work in a military, law enforcement, or church related role. Internally, the member may use the post nominal DSR to indicate their personal qualification within the Order.

The question to be asked is what is Boyd’s ‘bona-fide service history involving intelligence or investigative work’?

Boyd’s LinkedIn profile shows his employment history, starting with the Navy, where he was, apparently, quite a ‘Terror of the Seas’, but no mention of intelligence or investigation. This would be reasonable as he was a ‘Writer’ or administration clerk in civilian terminology.

 

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Nor does the rest of his employment history disclose any hint of relevant derring-do.

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Available records do not disclose any service by Boyd for the awarding of the Australian Service Medal 1945-75, or the Papua New Guinea Independence Medal. However, that does not discount his service as records beyond 1970 are not available in the public domain. Boyd was given the opportunity to confirm his entitlement to those service awards but chose not to respond.

The KoR Standard of Conduct, known simply as ‘Chivalry’, is the foundation of that organisation. Chivalry includes ‘honesty’ and parading around with pretend medals is far from honest behaviour, no matter what the time or place.

Michael David Boyd, you may now hold Court with fellow Princes’, Knights, Lords and Ladies, who grace the pages of ANZMI.

Surname: Boye
Christian Names: Carl William
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Unknown
Service: RAAF
Branch: Clerk
Case Notes:

Carl William Boye` -  Vietnam Campaign Medal cheat

Boye` served in Vietnam from 29th  April 1971 to 1st  June 1971. He is Queensland State Secretary and Public Officer for the Vietnam Veterans Association (VVAA) and Cadet Liaison Officer for his VVAA Sub Branch of Brisbane North

 

The Photo shows Boye` wearing a Vietnam Campaign Medal (VCM). Boye` spent twenty years in the Royal Australian Air Force as an Administrative Clerk, so there is no doubt that he would be aware of the criteria to wear the VCM.

The VVAA’s own web site says the following about the VCM:

Eligibility

“This award was issued by the South Vietnamese Government for six months service in South Vietnam.  Approximately 50,000 were issued to Australian and New Zealand service personnel.”

Not included on the VVAA web site is the following added stipulations:

“Six months service is not required for individuals who were wounded by hostile forces; killed in action or otherwise in line of duty; or captured by hostile forces”.

“Note that 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”.

Here is an extract from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) nominal roll showing Boye`’s service in Vietnam:

 

Boye`’s RAAF Service File also confirms the period of his Vietnam Service in this document:

 

 

There is a variation of one day between the DVA nominal roll and information from his personal file however, the difference of one day has no bearing on his eligibility to wear the VCM.

Boye` was returned to Australia from Vietnam because of personal reasons that will not be described here.

Boye` is a liar and a wannabe because he has purchased, had mounted, and is wearing a Vietnam Campaign Medal that he did not earn.

The ex Service Organisation has again been careless in checking the bona fides of those who hold high office.  As long as they are careless, wannabes will infiltrate their ranks and we will continue to weed them out.  The VCM is an easy medal to “fudge” and Veterans are continually being caught, in recent times we have exposed an ex Navy RSL President illegally wearing a VCM.

Perhaps it is a good time to warn the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Association that they have quite a few VCM cheats in their ranks who may soon suffer the ultimate embarrassment of shaming and naming,

Be a medal cheat at your own peril. Veterans and the general public everywhere are more aware of ANZMI’s roll and if you cheat you will most likely be snared, named and shamed.

 

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