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Patricia Iona Colquhoun is not Royalty, nor is she a Veteran. She is but a common thief. One of the variety that steals the honour of Veteran's and the title of a living, breathing, Duchess. Patricia Colquhoun claims to be the Duchess of Argyll on her web page here colquhoun\index.htm Trying to access all of this site via her links will fail as she has now pulled the site because of her exposure. However we managed, as usual, to capture the relevant parts of her site before she was able to close it down so we can show you, the people of the world, just another of the type that we are dealing with.
Go here and you will see the personal data that she displayed on her site colquhoun\personaldata.htm The absolute drivel is there for you all to see. The facts are that there are two Duchesses of Argyll at present. Eleanor, the current Duchess and Iona, the Dowager Duchess. There is no Patricia Iona, Duchess of Argyll, except in the mind of this impostor. CPMH have informed London Peerage of this impostor who in turn have contacted the real Duke of Argyll, so no doubt there will be a knock on the door of our lovely Patricia in the near future. Her home town of Canberra, our National Capital incidentally, is also the home town of the Australian Federal Police. A short trip around the block won't take them long when the formal complaint is lodged.
Our Patricia was very bold with her internet site and also had a chat session set up where she could tell all who cared to contact her just how good and "Royal" she was. It was unfortunate that several of those who began to chat with her were genuine Viet Nam Veterans and the plans for a well laid ambush were set.
An archival check of service records show that there was a person of her surname who served in Viet Nam, however that's where the similarity stops. She is no doubt an avid reader, this apparently being where she obtained all the information about the Duchess of Argyll and her stories about being a nurse in Viet Nam. Naturally CPMH checked with the Australian Army Nursing Corps and also with the Australian Civilian Nurses who were in Viet Nam to verify this persons service, but alas, she was never there.
She states that on her arrival in Viet Nam she drove to Vung Tau in the "pink Citroen we all used". Members of the Nursing Corps will be familiar with this vehicle, however to drive from Sai Gon, now Ho Chi Minh City, to Vung Tau in this vehicle in December 1969, unescorted, is absolute rubbish. Patricia also claims that she was a Private nurse, another mistake as all our nurses were of commissioned rank. Her knowledge of "things Viet Nam" asked of her by the Veterans could not be answered satisfactorily as she had obviously not read the right books and I can assure her that our seriously wounded brothers were not sent to civilian hospitals in-country to be cared for by the Red Cross. In response to another question posed to her about her service she responded with, "I only did my job and all the credit should go to those who were on the front line and that's why I never want my name in print in publications about Viet Nam." The fact here is she can't have her name in print as she wasn't there. This page is about as far as she is ever going to go with her claims of Veteran status and having her name in print.
Anzac Day in Canberra had former service persons searching the ranks for her so that they could go and have a chat. Surely someone that was as proud of her service, see here, would have been out and in the ranks with all the other proud nurses who marched on this day.
Not our Patricia, as she had been emailed by CPMH and was much more interested in changing the information on her web site to read as per here.
then hiding, instead of marching in the ranks. Panic was now setting in. She had been caught out. We know she read our email to her address here, firstname.lastname@example.org as we received both a delivery and read receipt......but no reply was forthcoming.
As stated there is no evidence or service record available under the 30 year act to show any service for Patricia. Through the "old boy" network that exists within the Australian Veterans and Military community it has been established by CPMH that Patricia did do some Army Reserve Service in the 1980's. This amount of service would equate to her learning enough to be able to tie up her boots and attend a evening's parade every now and then. This service was with a medical unit and perhaps this is where she gathered her Viet Nam experiences, standing at the bar at the completion of the nights training, listening intently to the stories of the senior cadre staff members.
PATRICIA IONA COLQUHOUN, DUCHESS OF ARGYLL, is a fraud on both counts. If there is one corps that deserves protection by all ex servicepersons it is our Nursing Corps. The dedication of the men and women of this corps is greatly appreciated by all troops, especially those who were wounded in action. Some of the front line troops that were CASEVAC'd back to the hospitals with wounds, died in the arms of these outstanding men and women. These are haunting memories for them to live with for the rest of their lives. No wonder they were up in arms about the stories put out by this bogus Veteran. When their representatives were contacted about Patricia, they in their own caring way, simply stated that she must be a very lonely person to concoct stories like this. Lonely she shall be no more. She is now a famous Veteran, albeit, bogus, on this her eternal page. This page is not easily removed from the internet like her own fictitious one.
To serve this country proudly in war is something only the genuine serviceperson can do. Those that claim it falsely WILL be exposed in the long term. We are but a small Defence or ex Defence community and word of mouth can always confirm if you served.
This entry is one of the growing number that will be forwarded to Federal Authorities for prosecution once the proposed new fines and sentences shown on our opening pages are in place.
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 the private citizens are supported by statement of fact and statutory declarations.
Live: 22 Nov 2013
Peter James Conyers - Aged 64 years of East Malvern, Victoria
Conyers likes a round of golf at the East Malvern Golf Course and as he swings his clubs he swings countless stories of his "war tour" in Vietnam.
As the years have rolled by, Conyers stories differ to the point where his audiences' became suspicious and requested our assistance.
Conyers gets misty eyed when he tells the story of his amazing rescue:
"He lay injured in a field and was rescued by an American Helicopter crew. A big black arm reached out and pulled him on board. He was then transported to a "MASH" hospital where he recovered from his wounds. He cannot talk about his wounds"
Conyers has his wars mixed up. Military Hospitals in Vietnam were not referred to as "MASH". That term belongs to the Korea era.
Conyers is known to march on Commemorative occasions but has only been seen wearing medals of a relative on his right breast. One would think that he would wear his own medals on such occasions.
Conyers is not listed on the Department of Veterans Affairs, Vietnam Veterans Nominal Roll.
National Archives of Australia have advised the following:
National Archives of Australia
National Reference Service
CARO - COULD NOT IDENTIFY
Thank you for your enquiry regarding PETER JAMES CONYERS.
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: PETER JAMES CONYERS
Date of birth: 25/9/1949
Period of service: 1968-1980
National Reference Service
We contacted Conyers by post to seek his advice. Conyers did not respond to our letter shown below:
We hold Statutory Declarations advising that Conyers often brags about "his Vietnam service". We are also reliably advised that he is another wannabe who has deceived his family into believing that he is a Vietnam Veteran.
Conyers has never served in the Australian Army at any time. He has expanded his life achievements with lies and deception by claiming to be a returned Vietnam Veteran.
Veterans’ world-wide will not accept this behaviour and condemn Conyers as a lying fraud, liar and wannabe.
The only place Veterans will ever welcome him, is here on this web site.
This is published in the public interest, veterans of all conflicts, in particular that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from the private citizens are supported by statement of fact and statutory declarations.
Persons appearing on our site that are now deceased will not be removed, but the case will have the word "Deceased" placed next to their name when we are advised.
Darryl John Cook - Burrill Lake, New South Wales
Daryll John Cook a Journalist of Burrill Lake, New South Wales (NSW) has been making a fool of himself around his patch for a lot of years
He likes a drink at the Shoalhaven NSW, Returned Services League and he likes to march on ANZAC Day and any other day of Commemoration, as well as making innuendo about his "service in Vietnam". The problem is that Cook has never served in the Australian Armed Forces.
We hold Statutory Declarations declaring that in the black and white photo one of the medals worn by Cook is the National Servicemen's Commemorative medal. One of the Statutory Declarations goes on to say that when Cook was asked about his entitlement to wear the medal he said "I will throw the f*****g thing in the river".
In the colour photo Cook is wearing a Centenary Medal, the Australian Sports Medal and the Australian Defence Medal (ADM) together with a Citizens Military Forces (CMF) Badge. We are reliably advised that Cook knows how to “blind side” politicians and have them scribble a signature on applications that enabled him to be awarded the Centenary and Sports Medals. Careless politicians are as much a nuisance as wannabes and there are a couple of red faced politicians in Cook's area.
To wear the ADM you must have actually served in the Defence Force and physically earned the medal. It is awarded tocurrent and former Australian Defence Force personnel who completed an initial enlistment period, or four years service, whichever was the lesser. Despite Cook’s wearing of the ADM and the CMF badge, he has never served in the Australian Defence Force. We requested a Defence File search and below is the answer:
Dear Ms xxxxxxxx
I submitted a request to CARO for a service record using the information below. Their response was that they could not identify a relevant service record.
Name: Daryll John Cook
Born 20/5/1944, served CMF NSW in early 1960s
For a definitive answer as to whether or not this person has a service record, please contact the Department of Defence directly.
Shown below is an application signed by Cook to join the National Servicemen’s Association in his area. Notice that he has stated that he served with the CMF from 1960 to 1962 with “4 RNSW Bat (sic) Infantry, Woodville Road NSW”. In addition he lists his Regimental number as “U/N” (unknown) and his birth date as 22 Nov 1944. No ex Serviceman ever forgets his Regimental number and if he joined the CMF in 1960, he was only 16 years old.
When Cook was advised that his claim to being a National Serviceman was being questioned by an executive and asked about the anomalies on his application to join the National Servicemen's Association he said “What’s he a f*****g detective, I resign”
The wearing of earned medals on appropriate occasions is a pleasurable experience, the psychology behind why people like Cook wear medals they have not earned is most likely found in the behaviour known as:
Pseudologia fantastica, mythomania, or pathological lying is one of several terms applied by psychiatrists to the behavior of habitual or compulsive lying. It was first described in the medical literature in 1891 by Anton Delbrueck. Although it is a controversial topic, one definition of pathological lying is the following: "Pathological lying is falsification entirely disproportionate to any discernible end in view, may be extensive and very complicated, and may manifest over a period of years or even a lifetime."
Daryll John Cook is a disgusting wannabe who indulges in Pseudologia fantastica. His attendance at commemorative Dawn Services and official marches claiming to be an ex Serviceman and wearing Military Medals is an insult to genuine veterans and ex Servicemen.
We ask that genuine Veterans from the Burrill Lakes area keep a good watch on Cook and if he further offends remind him of this web site entry and tell him to watch for an update.
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.
The above photo of Cook was taken at the Koroit RSL 2016 ANZAC Service, where he is laying a wreath at the Cenotaph.
Cook joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1952, serving for 12 years. During this time he spent considerable postings to sea aboard HMA Ships Shoalhaven, Cootamundra, Tobruk (I) and Vendetta.
For his service, Cook would have been entitled to the following medals:
1. Australian General Service Medal - Korea
2. United Nations Service Medal - Korea
3. Australian Service Medal (ASM) 1945-75 (clasp FESR)
4. Naval General Service Medal 1918-62 (clasp MALAYA)
5. Australian Defence Medal
6. Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal
In the above photograph, Cook can be seen wearing a total of 8 (not very well mounted) medals. From the picture, the seventh medal is unable to be identified, however, medal number eight, as circled, is a commemorative medal for service with the Far East Strategic Reserve (FESR).
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.”
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 also on many other Navy and Military association pages.
Kenneth Hugh Cook, your lengthy Naval service has earned you the medals that you can be proud to wear, however, by the dis-service displayed by wearing a worthless commemorative medal, you have earned yourself a place alongside the increasing number of Navy veterans on the ANZMI site.
- North Island
Coombe wears ten medals relating to three war zones,
These are the medals he is wearing;
1. NZ Operational Service Medal - Entitled
2. Korea Medal - Entitled
3. UN Korea Medal - Entitled
4. General Service Medal 1918-62 - Not entitled
5. Vietnam Medal - Not entitled
6. Vietnam Campaign Star -. Not entitled
7. Queens Coronation Medal 1952 - Not entitled
8. South Korea Campaign Medal - entitled. New Zealand ex Service persons have permission to wear.
9. Korean Veterans Medal -officially presented by South Korea to returning veterans or those veterans specially identified by the Ambassador. Not to be worn with official medals but is a recognised award.
10. Australian Regular Force Medal - Not entitled self purchased "Tin" Medal.
He is entitled to wear only four medals not ten medals
Coombe was born in New Zealand on 17th February 1935 and served in Korea as a very young man in 1952 with the Royal New Zealand Navy. He served in Korea waters on board HMNZS Hawea and HMNZS Rotoiti from August 1952 until March 1953. He then served on HMNZ ships Black Prince, Bollona and Lachlan until his discharge on 4 December 1956 for being "Below Navy Physical Standards". (This information was derived from a the New Zealand Korea Nominal Roll completed in 2013 by NZ historian Mr Howard Chamberlain.)
Coombe claims to have served in the New Zealand, United Kingdom and Australian Armed Forces. Whilst he did serve in the NZ Navy, it is very much doubted that he served with UK Forces and there is no record of Coombe ever having served in the Australian Defence Force. If he served in the UK Armed Forces it would be either as a youth of less than seventeen years of age or as a man who had been declared "Below NZ Navy Physical Standards"
Chronologically, his medals indicate that after Korea he claims to have served in Malaysia, as he is wearing the UK General Service Medal (GSM) 1918 - 1962 which is an Army award. If his Malaysia service was with Australian or UK Navy his entitlement would be Naval GSM 1915 - 1962.
After Malaysia he claims service in Vietnam. He did not serve in Vietnam with the Australian Defence Force. He has no Navy file in National Australia Archives (NAA) and he is not on the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs Vietnam Nominal Roll, nor is he listed on the New Zealand Vietnam Nominal Roll. The United Kingdom was not involved in the Vietnam war.
We contacted Coombe and requested details of his medals entitlement. He said
"He no longer had any interest in the matter has sold his medals and had nothing more to say".
Coombe has got away with being a fraud and a medals cheat for many years and has been seen "sporting" his pot potpourri of medals on many commemorative occasions
After his service in Korea he has added six false medals to his rack. He is not a young man but we do not discern when it comes to medals cheats. He has enjoyed many years of false kudos and in accordance with Newton's law third law he will now have an equal and opposite reaction of shame whilst he reposes on our web site.