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Surname: Doyle
Christian Names: Harley Stewart
Country: Australia
State or Province: SA
City or Town: Adelaide
Service #: R58376
Service: RAN
Branch: Stores Victualling
Commencement of service: 25 Sep 1961
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

Harley Stewart Doyle JP, is the State Vice-President of the Vietnam Veterans of Australia, South Australia Branch. This is an important and well-respected organisation for ensuring support to Vietnam Veterans in times of need, lobbying Government, and other forms of advocacy.

Doyle should be commended for his years of faithful service to fellow Veterans.

Doyle, however, should be condemned, for perpetuating dishonesty over many years by wearing medals he has not been awarded.

 

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The above photograph appeared in a number of syndicated publications throughout Australia, commemorating Vietnam Veterans Day in 2014. Here, Doyle can be seen wearing the following medals:

1. Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) 1945-75 (2 clasps) – only entitled to one clasp for this medal.
2. General Service Medal (GSM) 1962 (1 clasp) – no entitlement.
3. Vietnam Logistic Support Medal (VLSM) – entitled.
4. Australian Service Medal (ASM) 1945-75 (1 clasp) – no entitlement.
5. Australian Defence Medal (ADM) – entitled.
6. Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal (PJM) – no entitlement.

Doyle joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1961 from the Adelaide Police Barracks, where he was a Probationary Constable, swapping one uniform for another.

 

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Pre-1970 Navy personnel records are publicly available from the National Australian Archives (NAA). Those records, in the case of a sailor, took the form of a “Ratings Record Card”. This item followed them throughout their career, until 1970, when this information was transferred to an electronic record.

 

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On the rear of the card is recorded all postings of the member. This information was recorded meticulously by administrative staff to ensure that every day was accounted for in regard to where the sailor was at that time.

Doyle’s first sea posting was to HMAS Duchess.

On 24 February 1964, just two weeks after the Voyager disaster, the Australian Government accepted the British offer of a replacement ship.

Duchess arrived in Sydney on 19 April 1964 with a combined RN/RAN ship’s company and a week later sailed for Williamstown Naval Dockyard for a much needed refit. She was commissioned into the RAN as HMAS Duchess (I) at Williamstown on 8 May with Commander Ian Burnside, RAN, in command.

The RN component of the crew returned to the UK leaving the ship completely in RAN hands for the first time. Duchess remained at Williamstown undergoing refit until 20 November 1964 when she departed for her homeport of Sydney. She arrived two days later and immediately began work-up in preparation for her first deployment on 19 January 1965.

Doyle served on the Duchess from 08 May 64 to 03 Jan 65.

The Australian War Memorial (AWM) keeps copies of the Report of Proceedings (ROPs) for HMA Ships, from both World Wars, the Korean War, and up until the end of the Vietnam War. Those documents are available online on the AWM website for public perusal.

An inspection of the ROPs for Duchess over the period Doyle was posted there, shows that the ship was in Australia undergoing refits and sea-trials. Duchess did not leave Australia on operational deployment until 19 Jan 65, as the extract of DVA records below discloses. Doyle posted off the ship 12 days before this deployment.

 

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Doyle was next posted to HMAS Sydney from 04 Jan 65 to 04 Apr 65. During this period Sydney did not leave Australian waters.

Doyle returned to Sydney on 28 Mar 67, completing three trips to Vietnam, as shown on the Vietnam Service Certificate below. These were the only operational deployments undertaken by Sydney in that year, spending from June to December alongside in Australia, undergoing refit.

 

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From the information provided so far, it can be seen that the three deployments to Vietnam were the only warlike, or non-warlike, service by Doyle. This becomes very relevant when Doyle’s entitlement to the medals he is wearing is scrutinised.

AASM 1945-1975: In the photograph Doyle can be seen to have two clasps to this medal. As his only warlike operational service was onboard HMAS Sydney, the medal should only have one clasp, namely ‘VIETNAM’.

GSM 1962: The GSM is an Imperial (UK) Award, instituted in 1964 to replace the Naval General Service Medal 1915-62, and the General Service Medal 1918-62. As is with all General Service Medals, it is issued with clasps, which define the operational service for which the award was made.

The clasps most commonly awarded to Australians are ‘MALAY PENINSULA’, ‘BORNEO’ and ‘SOUTH VIETNAM’, the latter awarded exclusively to Australian troops.

There are a number of qualifying criteria for the award of this medal. Doyle did not see any relevant operational service in those areas between 1962 and 1966 and is therefore not entitled to that medal.

VLSM: In 1993, the Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal was established to recognise those who had served in Vietnam during the time of the Vietnam War, for relatively short periods of time in support of Australian operations and who had not received any recognition for that service.

Doyle is entitled to the award of this medal for his deployments to Vietnam on HMAS Sydney.

ASM 1945-75: Doyle is also wearing this medal, to which is attached one clasp.

The ASM 1945-75 was approved in 1995, and may be awarded for service in, or in connection with, prescribed non-warlike operations during the period commencing on 3 September 1945 and ending on 16 September 1975.

For the time of Doyle’s service, the appropriate clasp would be ‘FESR’ for service with the Far East Strategic Reserve, between 02 July 1955 and 31 October 1971. However, Doyle did not see service in this area of operation. Doyle is not entitled to the medal or the clasp.

ADM: The ADM recognises ADF personnel who have efficiently completed either an initial enlistment period, or four years’ service, which ever is the lesser, and all of the relevant service was after 3 September 1945. Doyle is entitled to this medal.

PJM: In 2004, the Malaysian Government offered Australia the PJM medal to commemorate ADF personnel who served to uphold the sovereignty of Malaysia during the Malayan Emergency and the Indonesian Confrontation, between 31 August 1957 and 31 December 1966. The Australian government accepted the offer and has issued over 8,000 medals.

Once again, Doyle did not undertake qualifying service and is therefore not entitled to wear that medal.

Harley Stewart Doyle, you were appropriately awarded for your service in defence of our country, but chose to add a further three medals to your rack.

Harley Doyle was contacted by ANZMI. He was requested to provided an explanation as to his wearing of non awarded medals. He replied that in respect to the General Service Medal, he was on the HMAS Duchess when it sailed close to the qualifying area for the medal, so he thought that he would buy the medal and place it on his rack.

In respect to his purchasing and wearing the non-entitled second clasp on the Australian Active Service Medal, the non-entitled Australian Service Medal with one clasp and the non-entitled Pingjat Jasa Medal, he stated that it was "just something that he did at the time."

Harley Doyle, your actions have sullied all of your work with the VVAA and call into question your fitness to hold an executive position within that organisation and also fitness to remain as a Justice of the Peace. You are a Medals cheat and you should stand down immediately as the Vice President, South Australia State Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia.  You have no credibility.

You are now among good company on the ANZMI website.

Surname: Doyle
Christian Names: Murray Patrick
Country: Australia
State or Province: N/A
City or Town: N/A
Service: Merchant Marine
Case Notes:

 

Murray Doyle is an Australian Merchant Marine Captain who wears two medals:

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His medals are:

Australian Antarctic Medal (AAM)
Unknown Merchant Marine Medal

He was awarded the AAM by the Australian Government for outstanding service in support of Antarctic expeditions.

The second medal is a non official commemorative medal that must not be worn on the left breast with the official medal. If it is to be worn at all, it must be worn on the right breast.

The Australian Merchant Marine Association advise that they follow Australian Government and Returned and Services League protocols in relation to wearing medals.

Members of the Merchant Marine Association are aware of medals convention and like their Defence Force colleagues will not tolerate blatant disregard of traditions.

We welcome Murray Patrick Doyle aboard the good ship ANZMI. 

Surname: Duckworth
Christian Names: Aiden John
Country: Australia (ex NZ)
State or Province: WA
City or Town: Norseman (formerlyDunedin NZ)
Service #: (NZ) 43201 (Aust 265057)
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: 12 Nov 80 (Aust)
Completion of service: 25 Mar 85 (Aust)
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Aiden John Duckworth is an expatriate New Zealander who now resides in  the famous gold mining town of Norseman, Western Australia.  He has found  infamy by way of a media release about his life which included details of his military service which is false.

Duckworth claims to have served with the NZ Army in Vietnam during the war as well as serving in Malaysia.  According to Duckworth:

"For twelve months I was in the Vietnamese Highlands sending communications back to Na Trang, the 2nd Special Service group Headquarters. It was guerrilla warfare and we lived and fought with the Highland people mainly Montagnards in the mountains ".  

"My job was at the base running communications"

"The NZ Army had trained morse radio  operators which others didn't, so we became a valuable commodity"

He is a liar.  He was never deployed to Vietnam during his service in the NZ Army.

His Australian service is also exaggerated, he says. After a year is Sydney he missed the Military life and joined the Australian Army where he stayed for the next  twelve years.

Duckworth joined the Australian Army Reserve on 12 Nov 1980 and was discharged on 11 Nov 1985 for "Non Efficient" service.  He claims  to have served in the Australian Army for twelve years when in fact he served part time in the Australian Army Reserve for five years before being discharged for not rendering  efficient service.

Soon after the media release we contacted Duckworth at the Kalgoolie Hotel where he was working,  and asked if he had served in Vietnam, he confirmed that he had, and said that the media release was accurate.

Some weeks later we  tracked him  to  Norseman, where he answered the Returned and Service League's Mobile phone.  Following the phone call he sent a copy of his NZ Army Discharge Certificate as proof of his NZ  Army Vietnam service

Although the Certificate is badly damaged the notations of the "VEITNAM GENERAL MEDAL"  (sic) and the "VEITNAM STAR" (sic) are quite clear. Notice that both medals are incorrectly spelled and both incorrectly named. The medals are:

VIETNAMMEDAL

REPUBLICOF VIETNAMCAMPAIGN MEDAL

We have discovered that Duckworth did serve in the New Zealand Army, but did not serve in Vietnam.  You will not find his name on the New Zealand (NZ) Government Nominal Roll of those who served in Vietnam. See here:

http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/resources/veterans-roll?field_surname_value=&field_service_number_value=&field_unit_tid=All&page=20

New Zealandcontributed more than 3,000 Military and Civilian personnel to the Vietnam war, 37 died on Active Service and 187 wounded.  Two civilians from the NZ Surgical Team also lost their lives. 

Duckworth also claims "I stayed for 10 years (In the NZ Army)  and went to Malaya and Vietnam with the ANZAC Task Force"

As well as not going to Vietnam, Duckworth did not go the Malaya. New Zealand's involvement in Malaya ended in 1960 when Duckworth was 9 or 10 years old.

Duckworth is the epitome of a wannabe, fraud and liar. Like many others of his ilk he does not understand the extent of the Veteran Community network in Australia and New Zealand.

Veterans and ex Servicemen from  Kalgoorlie and the Goldfields region of Western Australia were convinced Duckworth was a Vietnam Veteran.  He has fooled and scammed everyone in that area for years.

We contacted the Editor and the journalist from the Kalgoorlie Miner Newspaper, who wrote the article shown above, and they refused to accept that Duckworth could be a fraud, and said the article was accurate. Perhaps the newspaper is not interested in the truth and are happy with fiction instead of fact.  We understand that journalists report what they are told, but they must always be prepared to advise their readers that an article was inaccurate because the interviewee had lied.

As the newspaper is located almost next door to the Pub where Duckworth was working,  and considering the response from the newspaper, perhaps the journalist and Duckworth could well be more than journalist and interviewee.

Duckworth's entire time in the NZ Army was on NZ soil. Following his NZ Army service he migrated to Australia and joined the Australian Army Reserve where he served for five years spending  the whole time on Australian soil.

For years Duckworth has fooled the people in the Kalgoorlie region, including, his family, the RSL  other ex Service organisations, the Kalgoorlie Miner newspaper and perhaps the Freemasons Lodge where he is a leader.  Notice in the final paragraph of the newspaper article he says "I love it (meaning the Lodge) because of the camaraderie and the fellowship the opportunity to project yourself"

He has been deceitful to those who have counted him as a friend. 

Having enjoyed the false kudos of being a fake returned Veteran of the Vietnam War he can now enjoy the equal and opposite effect by being a proven liar, fraud and wannabe.

Welcome to the website NZ fraud Aiden John Duckworth.

 

Surname: Dudley
Christian Names: Brian
Country: Australia
State or Province: Unknown
City or Town: Unknown
Service: NZ Army
Branch: Artillery
Case Notes:

“Sir” Brian Dudley the dud Knight of the realm

Lance Bombardier Brian D Dudley served in Vietnam with the New Zealand 161 Fd Bty. Brian D Dudley is now “Sir” Brian D Dudley MIDI and is a pathetic wannabe who has been jousting with the truth for a long time.

 As the patron of an Ex Service Organisation he has no right to publicly declare himself to be a Knight or to use the post nominal’s MIDI.

“Sir” Brian wears a medal of the Order of St John along with his New Zealand Army medals, together with a couple more self purchased tin medals. Dudley uses the title “Sir” on official documents and to the media.

 

Below is an Ex Service Organisation (ESO) submission to Senator John Faulkner Minister for Defence of the Australian Government.  The ESO consists of a group of New Zealanders who are based in Australia and call themselves the Vietnam Veterans Action Group (VVAG)  This group have appointed “Sir” Brian Dudley MIDI to be their Patron. It is not a very clever move for an Ex Service Organisation to have a dud wannabe signing submissions for them.  See the letter to Senator Faulkner below, much of the detail from the letter has been omitted as the content is not relevant, but "Sir" Brian's signature is very relevant.

 

 

Late last year “Sir” Brian also became internationally notorious as a dud investment guru.  See what was written about him on a Fraud Forum:

 

 

To read more about this material click on here:     http://insidetradellc.com/forum/fraud-protection/90-sir-brian-dudley-australia-london.html

What is the MIDI post nominal that Dudley uses?  Dudley says it stands for “Maison Intellectual De Internationale”(MIDI).  Wehaven’t been able to find anything on Google about MIDI however Dudley claims to also be Patron of that organization and that it includes, as members, Nobel Prize winners.  One thing for sure is that it is not a legitimate Australian or New Zealand post nominal. Having a Patron who is a phony Knight and uses a pretentious post nominal is a sure way to bring discredit to an ESO and to Australian and New Zealand Veterans. Dudley would have no credibility with any Veteran related government offices either in New Zealand or in Australia.

Below is the “waffle” of the organization that according to Dudley has declared him a Knight: 

 

 

Notice that the whole thing is under the “Royal Charter of a King and a Prince of Yugoslavia”  There are fake self styled Orders of St John all over the world and this is just another one, which makes Dudley a fake Knight in a fake order of St John.

We have Stat Decs that declare that Dudley has told the President of the VVAG that he is a partner in the worlds largest Merchant Bank, but won’t say which one. In addition he has stated that he and his American partner have recently purchased the latest Gulf Stream Jet aircraft.

There is no doubt that the President, the Committee and the Members of the VVAG have been duped by Dudley and that naivety  shows the VVAG as having no credibility.

It is also amusing to note that Dudley declares himself to be the Marquis of St Aibans (sic), An aristocratic title he claims to have inherited.

Dudley is a wannabe because he is the Patron of an ESO who grossly exaggerates his achievements by claiming to be a Knight.  Dudley’s behaviour does nothing but bring ridicule to himself and to the ESO to which he has been appointed Patron.

ESOs that allow wannabes or dud Knights into senior positions have failed in their duty of care to their members. The New Zealand VVAG is one such organization. Their decision to appoint "Sir" Brian Dudley as Patron is a gross error of judgement. The Veterans Affairs Ministers for Australia and New Zealand would find their submissions to be rather amusing and completely devoid of credibility

 

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: Duffey
Christian Names: Maxwell
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Cowra
Service #: Not Known
Service: Not Known
Branch: Not Known
Commencement of service: Not Known
Completion of service: Not Known
Case Notes:

 

 

Maxwell Duffey, is an active member of the Cowra community and, as a nasho, a member of the National Servicemen’s Association, Western Slopes Branch.

Duffey, no doubt, has undertaken good work within the community, as was displayed in the Cowra Guardian, in an article titled: “NASHOS Lead Age Care Anzac Service”, on April 27, 2015. However, the photograph, attached to this article, raises a question for Maxwell Duffey to answer:

Why do you need to wear a tin medal on your medal rack?

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As can be seen, in the photo, Duffey is wearing three medals:
1. Australian Defence Medal, to which he is entitled;
2. Anniversary of National Service Medal, to which he is entitled; and,
3. National Serviceman Medal, that is purchased tin, pure tin junk.

Why is there a need to wear tin, especially as it shows disrespect to genuine decorations? It also sets an unhealthy example, for other members of the National Servicemen’s Association, in the wearing of genuine decorations.

The wearing, of all decorations, should be in accordance with the Governor Generals medals protocols. Medal protocol is also detailed in: nashos.org.au.

If Maxwell Duffey feels the need to wear this piece of tin', then wear it on the right breast.

The correcting, of this indiscretion, should not be the end of this matter. What is happening, within the National Servicemen’s Association and, in particular, the Western Slopes Branch, for their members, and officials, not to bother to enforce medals protocols? The Association has a protocols officer, whose job it is to detect and prevent this type of behaviour. Numerous complaints have been received, over the years, regarding members adding non awarded, tin medals, to their rack. It was a problem back then and, obviously, still is. Something should be done about this situation, without delay.

Surname: Duncan
Christian Names: Kenneth
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Blacktown
Service #: Not Known
Service: Army
Branch: Reserves & Cadets
Commencement of service: Mar 1964
Completion of service: Still Serving
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Kenneth Duncan spent almost Thirty Five years as an Army Reserves soldier and since his discharge has spent many years as a Army Cadets Officer.

He is wearing:

Reserve Forces Medal

National Medal

Australian Defence Medal

Emergency Services Medal - Self Purchased civilian "Tin" medal

You would think that after that amount of service he has had he would have enough sense to wear only the medals that have been issued to him.   Unfortunately he has chosen to add a self purchased civilian "Tin" medal to his three genuine medals.

This is the offending medal:

The medal is an Emergency Services, self purchased unofficial medal.

During his Army Reserve service he attained the rank of Warrant Officer First Class, with a posting of Regimental Sergeant Major.  That position includes being guardian of ceremony, traditions and protocols.  He now holds a Cadet Officer's Commission, with the rank of Captain. The rank has no standing  outside of the Cadet's organisation.

To many tacking on an unauthorised medal  would be judged as too minor to be entered on our website, but as far as we are concerned if the medal was not issued to you by the Federal Government it must not be worn.  We will enter medals cheats whether they are wearing one false medal or ten.

As an ex Regimental Sergeant Major, Kenneth Duncan should have known better, but obviously his vanity got the better of him and he succumbed to adding a bit of "bling" to make his medal rack a little bit longer.

Welcome to the website Kenneth Duncan.

 

 

 

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