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

Surname: Dann
Christian Names: Guy Luther
Country: Australia
State or Province: Tasmania
City or Town: Hobart
Service: Army
Branch: Cavalry Regiment
Case Notes:
Guy Luther Dann – Of Hobart Town – Liar, fraud and wannabe.

Dann has an image around Hobart of being a “Man about Town” who did some hard time on military deployments to far away places with strange sounding names. He also bleated to a TV News Channel about how tough it was in the Army, because others were mean towards him. That should not have concerned a battle hardened, often deployed Cavalry Trooper like Guy Luther  Dann, the problem is, that in reality, he is a fraud, liar and wannabe. 

 

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In the photo he is wearing:

1         Australian Active Service Medal 1975

2         Afghanistan Medal

3         Iraq Medal

4         NATO Medal with Clasp ISAF

 

According to people who served with Dann he spent from July 2007 until August 2010 in the Army.  After basic training he served with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment. Despite the rack of four medals he wears, former members from his unit advise that he earned no medals at all. In addition, during his interview with the TV News Channel he said "He was expecting to be, one day, deployed overseas to fight for his country", that expectation was never realised.  

 

During his mundane service he was an administrative burden who never fitted in, and spent time as a detainee at the Australian Defence Correctional Establishment in Holsworthy, New South Wales.

 

Soon after departing the Army he was known to get around Hobart wearing his old uniforms to town and to parties, and in the manner of most wannabes, he has told the big lie that:

 

“He knows confidential things and the Army has paid him out for his silence”

 

In fact Dann was an ill disciplined Trooper (the equivalent of a Private Soldier).  His work was ineffectual, and he could not work without close supervision. Can you imagine a person with those credentials “Knowing confidential things” and to suggest that the Army would pay a person to “Keep quiet” is laughable?

 

On ANZAC Day 2013 Dann may have cut a dashing figure wearing a suit, and four campaign medals and telling the lies necessary support his behaviour, but don’t be fooled.  Guy Luther Dann is an ex Serviceman, he is not a returned Veteran.

 

He is a liar, fraud and a wannabe who has committed offences against the Defence Act 1903 Part VII Sections 80A and 80B

 

80A  Falsely representing to be a returned soldier

80B  Improper use of service decorations

 

Both of these offences have a maximum penalty of a $3,300 fine or six months imprisonment or both.

Tasmanian State Police have been advised of Dann’s offences and we hope, like many other wannabes have been; he will be arraigned, before a Magistrate and penalized. If that doesn’t happen, at least he will remain exposed on this web site as liar, fraud and wannabe.

 

 

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.

 

Surname: Day
Christian Names: Brian Raymond
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Toowoomba
Service: Army
Case Notes:
 

 

 

NOW DECEASED

 

Brian Raymond Day. aka Sir Brian Day, aka Dr. Brian Day, aka Doris Day, aka Dolly Day. 

215849. Born 1942.

 


Photo from
"WAR Australia & Vietnam Edited by Kenneth Maddock and Barry Wright" (1987)ISBN: 0-06-312099-2

Another wannabe who is an executive member of an ex-services organisation. (ESO)

Day is the President of Toowoomba (QLD) RSL, it's Sub-Branch, and a life member of the VVAA NSWBranch Inc.

This individual who demands to be addressed as "Doctor Day", is also a Frontiersman, just like Ponting, Weatherall and Ryan who appear on our site.

Brian Day did serve with the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) from April 1971 to April 1972, his second tour.

Before it was removed due to being challenged by Veterans, Day's CV was posted on a Blue Mountains Vietnam Veteran's website and it clearly stated,

"1967 - Posted to HQ Australian Forces Vietnam - Australian Army Training Team, US Special Forces"

For all you Veterans who have ever heard Brian Day's war stories and wondered whyhis service history does not appear on the Vietnam Veteran's Nominal Rollas shown below.

 

Here's why, on his first tour he claims was with AATTV and US Special Forces, he was actually a Corporal Batman, ECN 175, for 8 months with HQ AFV (Saigon) and then an instructor at 1ARU, a Rifleman, ECN 757.     

He had been a Batman in Australia for quite some time as well. 

These details have been cut from his Army records.

 

"Unit.  now HQ AFV (Army Component) as Batman ECN 175  28 Jan 1967"

"Unit.   now 1 Aust Rft Unit  (Rft Str)=(Reinforcement Strength) 2 Oct 67"

A Batman? An Orderly, a Soldier who attended to mundane daily tasks for Officers.

1ARU? 1 Australian Reinforcement Unit, Nui Dat. He was a Corporal and Section Commander with this unit that trained newly arrived Infantry reinforcements. 

What we would like from you readers is your input into the Brian Day story. Have you heard his tall tales of war service and would like them confirmed or denied? Would you like to comment on any of his wild tales? Do you have any doubts about the badges and awards he wears?   The photo below depicts Day on the left sitting beside Barry Wright showing off Day's awards.  Both appear on our site pages. Both are worth reading.


This photo is from John Pilger's book, "A Secret Country"

Please contact us at  information@anzmi.net  with your comments and questions and we'll display them on the linked page. These should only relate to Day's Vietnam service, real or imagined.

Your name and contact details will not be displayed, we do however request that you supply your branch of service and also Corps if ex-Army.

Comments will be posted fairly quickly and questions answered after only a brief delay. 

You are able to view comments, questions and answers here

Day's CV as presented on the internet is held to be a faithful reproduction of information supplied by him. All answers to questions posed are supported by Military documents and statements from private citizens.

20 May 2006
 

At last, Brian Day admits that his first tour in Vietnam was not with the AATTV and attached to US Special Forces as he had told people over the past almost 40 years.
A snip from his bio as presented by the Blue Mountains Veterans Group.

1967 - Posted to HQ Australian Forces Vietnam - Australian Army Training Team Vietnam, US Special Forces.

A snip from the Toowoomba Chronicle article shown below.

"I've always been open about what I did that year," he said. "In 1967 I was posted to HQ AFV Saigon – I spent about eight months in administration and four months training reinforcements.

Now that the cat's out of the bag, Mr. Day confirms the information we originally presented as fact.

 
Toowoomba Chronicle Front Page - Dr Brian DAY, 11 May 2006. 
Read his news article response to our charges of him being one of the most outrageous wannabes who ever drew breath. ANZMI has received no communications from Day's legal advisors.

 
Note the opening statement and the capitalisation of the first two words.
"HE HAS faced the enemy over the front lines in Vietnam, but Brian Day is now fighting a bloody battle to save his reputation"
Where and when did you ever face the enemy Brian Day?

13th May 2010

Update - Dr Sir Brian Day

In case you were wondering as to the whereabouts of the bloke with the pseudo Doctorate and Knighthood.

“Dr” “Sir” Brian was snapped at a service in Bendigo Victoria on ANZAC Day 2010. Following our original exposure, Day moved from Toowoomba Queensland to Bendigo Victoria.  His attempts to snaffle position in the Bendigo RSL were thwarted perhaps by our exposure. It is a simple truth that Australian Veterans who exaggerate their service and also pose as “Doctors” and “Knights” are not welcome in the Veteran community; especially after receiving a Doctorate from a bogus university, and a Knighthood from a mob like the Frontiersmen who like to dress up and play act at being personages of importance.

Here is Brian Day on ANZAC Day 2010 at Bendigo Victoria.

 

 

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: Deacon
Christian Names: Graham Neville
Country: Australia
State or Province: Tasmania
City or Town: Penguin
Service #: R64441
Service: Royal Australian Navy
Branch: Sick Berth Attendant
Commencement of service: 1965
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

 

Graham Neville Deacon joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1965 as a Sick Berth Attendant, or a Navy Medical Sailor, in modern terminology. Deacon had a number of sea postings on HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Sydney.

For his service, Deacon was awarded the following official medals:

  1. Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75.
  2. Vietnam Logistic Support Medal
  3. Australian Service Medal 1945-75
  4. Australian Defence Medal

After leaving the Navy, Deacon returned to his hometown of Penguin, Tasmania, where he continued to serve his community through membership of various organisations. Deacon is also the President of the Penguin RSL Sub Branch.

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The above photograph was taken in 2012, the same year Deacon was elected as a Tasmania RSL State Executive Member. Here he can be seen wearing six medals, the last two being:

  • Australian Logistic Support Forces Commemorative
  • Far East Strategic Reserve Commemorative.

Both medals are, in reality, nothing more than tin junk, trinkets purchased from an ex-service organisation, but they certainly seem, to the unknowing, to add a little more importance to a medal rack.

Deacon was appropriately recognised for his service by the award of official medals for his service, why add on a couple more!

One would assume that RSL Sub Branches, and indeed, State RSL Headquarters across Australia, would have a well published protocol regarding the correct wearing of medals, particularly, in regard to State awards and commemorative medals. A search of respective State RSL websites provides almost no guidance.

Given the number of RSL executives that adorn the ANZMI pages, it is clear, that medal protocol is of not much importance, nor the respect that should be accorded to official honours and awards.

Deacon has been photographed several times since 2012, at ceremonies where he has represented his position as a member of the Tasmania RSL State Executive, or in his position as the President of the Penguin RSL Sub Branch.

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The above photograph was taken in 2016. The presentation of the Ted Howe OAM ANZAC Trophy, to the best Penguin footballer, was taking place. Mr Howe, a decorated WWII veteran, and 98 years of age, presented the trophy on that day.

That Deacon would be parading with his ‘tin’ medals on that day simply shows the disrespect he has for, not only Mr Howe, but towards all veterans.

Deacon currently holds the RSL State Executive position of, Vice President North West Division. In holding both his State and Sub Branch positions, deacon is subject to Tasmania RSL By-Laws.

By-Law 20: Code of Conduct – Elected Representatives

Of note:

  1. An elected representative of the State Branch or a Sub Branch must act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the League as a whole;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and:
  1. An elected representative should not engage in conduct likely to bring discredit upon the League.

Tasmania RSL State Executive needs to take action over this continuing disregard for our official medals system. Deacon should seriously evaluate his integrity to hold such positions.

Each time an elected representative of the RSL appears on these pages, it adds a little more tarnish to the good works of the League, along with a little more doubt as to the relevance of the organisation. Younger veterans can only wonder why RSL Executives are conducting themselves like some ‘Dad’s Army’, when it comes to the wearing of medals.

Graham Neville Deacon, RSL Executive member and medal cheat. Time and time again, different name but same circumstances, and respective RSL State Headquarters sitting on their hands and doing nothing, except perhaps polishing their pretty pieces of tin!

Surname: DeJager
Christian Names: Bartus Cornelius
Country: Australia
State or Province: WA
City or Town: Geraldton
Case Notes:

Bartus Cornelius (Ray) DeJager of Geraldton, Western Australia is a blustering bully who believes he can be part of the Veteran Community just by saying he is. Unfortunately for him he has said it whilst under oath in a Court of Law.

At this stage we have no photograph of DeJager and seek assistance from any person who may provide one.

We hold Statements declaring that DeJager claims to have served in Malaysia, Burma and Vietnam.

He has claimed that:
 

DeJager-1

DeJager was a key witness in a court case in Geraldton where he made ridiculous claims about his "Vietnam Service". Below is a relevant page from the Court proceedings where DeJager has taken an oath on a bible to tell the truth. His veracity is under scrutiny, and he lies to the court about why his honesty cannot be questioned.

DeJager-2

Note that he claims the bible is "very dear to him because one of them saved his life whilst serving in Vietnam”. According to DeJager, in Vietnam a bible he was carrying in his pocket, stopped a bullet and saved his life. All that he has said to defend his honour is a lie, and therefore, none of the evidence he gave in court should be accepted as the truth.

There is no record of DeJager ever having served with the Australian Defence Force and he was never in Vietnam. If he served in Malaysia or Burma it was not with the Australian Defence Force.

DeJager appears to have committed numerous criminal offences including:

Falsely claiming to be a returned veteran, and lying under oath. (perjury)

DeJager is a lying blustering fool and wannabe.  He is well qualified to feature on our 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.

Surname: Delaforce
Christian Names: Raymond Richard
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Emu Park
Service #: 1733581
Service: Army
Branch: RAE
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

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At any ANZAC Day service there is a press photographer looking for an opportunity to get a photo that adds atmosphere to the meaning of the day and those participating in it.  ANZAC Day 2016, at Emu Park in Queensland, provided just that opportunity. Raymond Richard Delaforce looks the epitome of the casual and humble attitude displayed by Veterans on such an important day.

Delaforce served 282 days in Vietnam as part of the 1st Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers, as the Vietnam War Service certificate, below, shows.

Delaforce 2

An extract of 1st SQN’s service history in Vietnam:

3 Field Troop of 1 FD SQN was deployed to the War in South Vietnam and arrived in Bien Hoa Province on 28 September 1965. When the Australian Task Force was established at Nui Dat in Phouc Tuy Province, the remainder of 1 FD SQN deployed and arrived at Nui Dat on 9 June 1966. The unit was expanded to include 21 Engineer Support Troop, a plant troop, HQ troop, and an expanded RAEME Workshop. In addition, the three combat engineer troops each had an establishment of two officers, a staff sergeant, a sergeant, three corporals, three lance corporals and Sappers to a strength of 65 all ranks. The unit was designated as ”1 FD SQN GP RAE”. The unit returned to Australia in 1972 as a part of the Australian withdrawal from the Vietnam War, and was re-located to Holsworthy.

In the above picture Delaforce is wearing his official medals, all awarded for his service as a ‘Sapper’ with the Royal Australian Engineers. On the left lapel, along with a number of badge-pins, is attached the ‘Front Line’ commemorative medal, not an official medal, in fact nothing more than a worthless trinket.

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Above, is a picture of the offending item. The Front Line Service Medal was issued by the 2/12 Infantry Battalion Association, based in Queensland, to identify those who took part in World War Two front line actions with the Infantry, differentiating them from other units. It was manufactured and sold by that Association as a funds raising exercise. They made a lot of money selling this tin trinket to gullible people, who had no association with the 2/12 Infantry Battalion whatsoever.

Defence Honours and Awards has this to say about such medals:

“Medals not listed in the order of wear may be worn officially, on an unrestricted basis, only with the express permission of the Governor-General. As a general rule, such permission is extended only to official awards of foreign governments. It has never been extended to private commemorative medals. Those medals should not be worn at all, and certainly never on the left hand side and mounted with officially issued medals”.

Now, reading the above, one could argue that Delaforce does not have the ‘tin’ medal mounted with his official medals. The thing appears on the left side of his jacket, with his official medals, and anyone not ‘in the know’ would not realise this.

There is also the glaring issue that Delaforce, who served in the Engineers, is wearing an item produced to commemorate service with the Infantry. What was he thinking when he pinned it on?

Raymond Delaforce, obviously the photographer thought it worthy to take that snap of you on that day, as a result of your folly, you are worthy to earn a permanent place on the ANZMI website.

 

Surname: Delamore
Christian Names: Kenneth Rex and Jo
Country: Australia
State or Province: ACT
City or Town: Canberra
Service #: 2817398
Service: Army
Branch: Chaplain Army Reserve - Now Red Shield Representat
Commencement of service: 7 Feb 01 - Aug 02
Completion of service: Still Serving
Case Notes:

 

 

 

We are reliably advised that Kenneth Rex Delamore served in the Australian Army Reserve as a Chaplain for 19 months and would have worn the uniform of an Army Chaplain during that time. He and his wife have now donned the quasi Army uniform of Salvation Army Red Shield workers and are employed at Royal Military College, Duntroon in Canberra, ACT. 

The Defence Force accepts that members of the Salvation Army Red Shield organization may wear Military Officers uniform without badges or military rank. Instead they wear the Salvation Army logo of the Red Shield. We note also that a Sam Browne is involved, this is the leather strap over the right shoulder which attaches to a leather waste belt. The Sam Browne is used to support a sword. We have no idea when a Salvation Army Red Shield representative might need to wield a sword.

The Delamores are both wearing medals, Kenneth Delamore is wearing:

NZ Defence Service Medal (NZDSM) with two bars - As we have no information about his NZ service, we will give him a free kick and assume he is entitled to the NZDSM

Australian Defence Medal (ADM)- He served for only 19 months as an Army Reserve Chaplain and therefore, at the time of publishing this report he is not entitled to the medal.

International Year of Volunteer Medal (IYVM) - Self purchased "Tin" medal, that is not worn on military uniform.

New Zealand Fire Brigade Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (NZFBLSGCM) with two bars - Not an authorised medal to wear on Australian military uniform.

Jo Delamore is wearing:

International year of Volunteer Medal - Self purchased "Tin" medal.

Old soldiers will also note that in both cases the chin strap buckle is in the wrong place. Tradition demands that the buckle must be level with the edge of the mouth.

We contacted the Chief Commissioner (National) of the Red Shield organisation. His comments are indicative that the problem with Philanthropic Organisations starts at the very top. In response to our notification to him about the Delamores, he chose to disparage the Defence Force and ANZMI.

He said this about RSMs

"Ken sort (sic) advice from his RSM at 2 RAR at the time and he took the advice in good faith. After investigating it further he realised that there may be more to it and remedied the situation by not wearing the other medals on his military uniform."

"I would challenge you to try and get any form of coherence from RSMs about honours and awards when it comes to philanthropic personnel and I guarantee you will get differing advice",


He also suggests that Red Shield workers should wear whatever medals they like. We previously exposed one of his colleagues Barry Nancarrow for mixing a Salvation Army Medal with his official Defence rack. See here: www.anzmi.net/index.php/component/sobipr...63&sid=336:Nancarrow

The commissioner said:

"As for Barry Nancarrow he is not a fraud and should not be on your website. Barry has earned every medal he wears your ridicule of him is a disgrace"

Religious medals have no place being mixed with Defence Medals. We suggest the Commissioner appraise himself of Defence Honours and Awards protocols and traditions and his duties as leader, so that his flock don't end up on this web site. Blaming RSMs for his lack of knowledge and the recalcitrance of his staff is the epitome of "Buck passing".

We point out to the Commissioner and the Delamores that medals are presented by the Sovereign to those who have earned them. Attaching whatever you fancy onto the left side of your shirt will fool some of the people some of the time, but Veterans and ex Servicemen who have earned their medals the hard way, see buffoons living in a world of pretence.

Australian and New Zealand Veterans have zero tolerance for medals cheats, therefore the Delamore's recalcitrance will be featured on this web site forever more.

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