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

Surname: Hajek
Christian Names: Adam
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Port Kembla
Service #: None
Service: None
Branch: Nil
Commencement of service: Nil
Completion of service: Nil
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Here we have another cur of a "Love Rat". Adam Hajek had convinced a vulnerable lady that he was a serving member of the Australian Army, who held the rank of Lieutenant and was a Sniper who was flitting back and forth from the Middle East on Missions. He also claimed to be attached to 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR) as well as studying at Sandhurst Military College in the United Kingdom. He claimed to have served in the Australian Army for more than 20 years.

This human detritus has spent a "lot of time" on international flights, to and from the Middle East, London, Syria and to countries on secret sniping missions. This "Battle hardened criminal" is also undergoing constant surgery to have shrapnel removed from his body. Sometimes he phones from his mobile phone claiming to be "In action" on the "Front Line"

In between missions he claims to live in Barracks and is allowed no visitors. We don't know his current address, but we tracked him to a previous address where he resided early this year. It is a low cost Boarding House in the Port Kembla area. Whilst he was at that address he was employed full time as a Roofing Labourer in the building industry, and was not flitting around Battle Fields as he claimed.

This disgusting behaviour is becoming prevalent, and those involved are no more than cowardly curs who take advantage of vulnerable Ladies. Here is a list of others in this category who have falsely claimed heroic military service to ingratiate themselves into mainly single parent families:

Loveridge
Jenkins
Stoove
Gwilliams
Bennetts
Montgomery

All of these people have grossly insulted the Veteran community by falsely claiming to be Returned Veterans, and even worse, claiming to be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as an excuse for their appalling behaviour whilst domiciled in other peoples houses.

Hajek is falsely claiming to be a Returned Veteran. That is an offence against the Defence Act 1903, Part VII Section 80A. Unfortunately New South Wales and Western Australia State Police deign not to prosecute, whilst Queensland Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory have successfully prosecuted many offenders. We will continue to lobby until all States and Territories carry out their duty to preserve the integrity of Veterans.

We ask that those from the Port Kembla area keep watch for Hajek and report his whereabouts so that we can pass the information to State Police.

Hajek and his ilk are the lowest of the low and we are pleased that we are able to expose him on this web site.

Surname: Hale
Christian Names: Robin Hale
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Unknown
Service: Citizen Military Forces
Case Notes:

Robin Alan Hale, born St Albans Hertfordshire United Kingdom 2 February 1946

It's not often we have such a powerful photo to comprehensively exhibit a wannabe. Here is Robin Alan Hale of Melbourne, aka Count Robin Graf Von Halle in all his glory.  An ex member of The Legion of Frontiersmen.  Hale is a true wannabe,  he never went anywhere and never experienced operational service., however, if you look at this geek with all of his paraphernalia in place you would think he was a "hot shot" General who has done it all.

 

 

Considering his  list of occupations,  we decided to keep it simple and provide irrefutable evidence that he wears defence medals that he is not entitled to. We have no concern about what the Legion of Frontiersmen wear to their meetings as long as they do not fraudulently wear Australian or other nation's defence medals. We know  the current executive of The Legion of Frontiersmen Australian Division require that their members comply with Honours and Awards protocol.  Some anecdotes relating to his Frontiersman's activities have been included along with irrefutable facts.

What Robin says -  Policeman in Sarawak - 1960s

 At age 19 years Robin was a "policeman" in the British Sarawak Police Force, where he was Mentioned in Despatches MID for his police work during Confrontation with Indonesia. If you look really hard, you can see his General Service Medal complete with Oak Leaf (second medal from the left) for this campaign, alongside that medal, on the right, he wears another for his service in Sarawak, we believe this is the Pingat Khidmet Berbakti  (PKB) that was issued to British Commonwealth personnel who were seconded to Malaysian forces. 

 

 

What is the truth - Police Service in British Sarawak 1960s 

Hale's claim of serving as a nineteen year old policeman in Sarawak during the years of Confrontation with Indonesia, and his award of the  imperial General Service Medal (GSM) with a Mentioned in Dispatches Oak Leaf ( MID), in addition to the Pingat Khidmet Berbakti is just plain fraud.  Hale is an imposter, a fraud and a liar, he was not in Malaysia or anywhere else overseas in the mid 1960s.   Hale has been accepted as a member of the Victorian Branch of the Malaya Borneo Veterans Association Australia, (MBVAA) another instance of an Ex Services Organisation bereft of due diligence when vetting applications for membership.    Hale was able to use his membership to this association as further false evidence that he is a "genuine veteran".   On the 3rd march 1964  aged eighteen years and one month Hale enlisted in the Australian Citizens Military Forces, at 33 Company,  Royal Australian Army Service Corps (RAASC) in Melbourne.  At the time of enlistment he wrote on a Personal Data Sheet that he was in the third year of a four year hairdressers apprenticeship, therefore, we know what he  was doing from 1961 to his enlistment date.  Following his enlistment in  March 1964, all of his time is accounted for well beyond the time frame when he could have been awarded  a GSM  for service in Sarawak.   He was never there.  Below is a crop from his Personal Data Sheet completed in 1964, and a sheet from his record of service that accounts for his time from 1964 until 1968.

 

What Robin Hale says -  Served in South  Vietnam

Hale claims to have served in South Vietnam as an Army Reserve Officer selected for a short term tour in South Vietnam.

What is the truth about Hale's Service in South Vietnam

Army Reserve Officers involved in short term trips to South Vietnam subsequently became eligible for the Vietnam Logistics and Support Medal (VLSM), but (completely out of character) Hale claimed he did not apply for the medal because he had too many bad memories about his time in South Vietnam . In addition the cad claims to have fathered a daughter whilst in country, but had lost contact with her since the communists took control.  In relating this story Hale has been seen shedding tears of sorrow.  What a lot of codswallop, this blokes deceit has no boundaries.  He never set foot in South Vietnam during that war, any conception that took place would have been truly immaculate.

What Robin says -  Freedom fighter in Afghanistan - 1979

In 1979 Robin Hale "slipped" off to Afghanistan on a covert mission to work with the  Mujahideen  freedom fighters and joined in their war against the Soviet Union.  Hale parachuted  into the province of Badakhshan on a clandestine intelligence gathering mission and earned the title of Sadar of Badakhshan. (Sadar is a Hindu word that  means Chief, therefore we have "Chief of Badakhshan") For this service Hale was given an honorary commission in the Afghanistan Army and awarded an important Afghanistan  medal supposedly called  "The Crown of Ammanullah".  The medal is the one with the dark ribbon, (it is actually a deep emerald colour)  first in line on his left hand side next to the Malaysian GSM.  Hale and some of his friends have a photograph of himself and a co-conspirator, bearded, wearing rugged knee boots,  heavy sweaters and beanies, Hale claims it was taken during his "mission" into Afghanistan.

What is the truth about his military service with the Mujahideen  in Afghanistan in the 1979

The citation and the commission were coordinated by a UK Frontiersman known as (don't ask why) the late  "His Serene Highness Prince Jamie Craik of Assington" who at the time was secretary to His Royal Highness the King of Jordan whilst  HRH was in the UK.  HRH the King of Jordan is the nephew of the old King of Afghanistan - Zahir Shah.   The "covert raid" is no more than a despicable conspiracy hatched up and facilitated by the late  "His Serene Highness Prince Jamie Craik of Assington" , Hale and others to raise themselves  to hero status and to be able to fraudulently wear another medal.  The old King of Afghanistan - Zahir Shah  was living in Browns Hotel in London at the time.  Craik was working for the old kings nephew, HRH the King of Jordan and was able to get his hands on all kinds of blank documents  The fake commission is known to have been signed with the name "Hussein", but people who have seen it believe it is a forgery signed by Hale himself  - don't  know what they do to people in Jordan who forge the Kings signature - you probably would lose an appendage or two.     Hale, a medal dealer, designed, commissioned and borrowed the money to manufacture  the "The Crown of Ammanullah" for himself and others. Some other Australians who also received "The Crown of Ammanullah"  for make believe service in Afghanistan, chose not to wear it.

Hale was never in Afghanistan during 1979 the photo of himself and another supposedly taken in Afghanistan whilst on the "mission" was taken in a co-conspirators back yard in the leafy suburb of Eltham in  Melbourne.  

 We have an interesting explanation of how genuine Afghanistan awards were made during this time from an international expert on Afghanistan affairs.

It is known that the exiled Zahir Shah instituted and widely awarded a couple of decorations while he was enjoying his exile in London and Rome during the republic and socialist period. These were -- as this example suggests -- not "normal" Afghan awards and were entirely newly invented "dynasty-in-exile" awards (and he may still be awarding them even after his return to Afghanistan). While they were usually awarded for financial contributions that were nominally in support of the résistance, it has never been proved that the funds ever reached them  How one views these unofficial "dynastic" awards that one could earn simply if their cheque didn't bounce may raise touchy issues with some.

It seems that whilst the old king was selling his medals, so was his nephew's secretary the late "His Serene Highness Jamie Craik of Assington".

What Robin says - Awarded a Reserve Forces Decoration (RFD)

Robin wears a Reserve Forces Decoration, awarded to him for fifteen years of efficient service as an officer in the part time ranks of the Australian Army Reserve. This medal allows the use of the post nominal, "RFD".

What is the truth about the Reserve Forces Decoration (RFD) and Sword of Honour

Hale joined the CMF in March 1964. He attended an officer qualifying course from 4 February 1969 until Dec 1970, when he was commissioned as a second lieutenant.  To be eligible for the Reserve Forces Decoration he would have to serve efficiently, until at least the 4 February  1990. We believe Hale resigned his commission well before February 1990 and has no entitlement to the RFD.   In relation to the officer qualifying course attended by Hale in 1969/1970, he claims to have won the Sword of Honour for achieving first place on the course. Dream on Robin.

What Robin says - Queen Elizabeth 2nd Coronation Medal

In 1953, Robin, a seven year old Cub Scout was selected as a car door opener for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth during her coronation ceremonies. For this service Hale was awarded a coronation medal which he has proudly worn on his Army Reserve Officers uniform.

What is the truth about the Coronation Medal

In March 1980 Hale is reported as wearing the Coronation Medal together with his only legitimate medal, the Australian National Medal  and the fake Afghanistan medal.(He may also have a  claim to the  recently issued Australian  Defence Medal (ADM)). At this point in time we will leave you to decide whether HRH really gave Robin Hale this medal or is it just another example of Hale's deceit.  In due course we will receive official word from the UK National Archives, and then update this entry.

What Robin says -  A Count, a General, a Knight

Robin Hale  wears  the military rank of General. When in his regalia he also wears lots of  medals, badges and baubles to show that he is a Knight Templar.  For Robin Hale playing a Knight and General is chicken feed, because he  hails  from German aristocratic stock, on occasion he becomes Robin Von Graf Halle (which means Robin Prince Count Halle).  People have suggested that he is well described when called a Count, and we agree.  Despite his claimed  aristocratic German lineage he was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom on the 2 Feb 1946. We bet his family were not broadcasting their so called German lineage in the United Kingdom at that time in History.

Another of Hale's Mates - "Bonny Prince Michael"

Mick Lafosse born in Belgium and living in Scotland decided he was heir to the Royal Stuart family of Scotland and became "HRH Prince Michael of Albany" he was also a good mate of Robin Hale. Lafosse created  lots of royal baubles like Lorraine and Templar crosses and Knights things - for sale of course -  and we are reliably advised that Hale got some of his badges and dangling things from the "Bonny  Prince".  Where is the prince now?  He was thoroughly discredited as a fraud, the last we heard was that in 2004 he was running as an independent in an election in the Czech Republic - and still claiming to be a royal prince.

 

 

There are none lower than Robin Alan Hale.  He was an Australian Army Commissioned Officer, a position that commands respect from Australian soldiers and the community in general. By wearing fake medals Hale has brought disgrace upon himself and lowers the traditional high standards practised by Australian Army Reserve Officers.

Hale is a worthless bag of wind, so full of lies and deceit that he probably believes his own rhetoric.  He steals the honour of genuine veterans whilst flouncing around in a clown suit wearing high rank, covered in baubles, badges, and medals to which he is not entitled . We are also reliably advised that this cretin even wears counterfeit Legion of Frontiersmen medals.    We are confident that the Australian Division of Frontiersmen will be equally disgusted at the disclosure of the antics of this ex Frontiersman, they, like us,  do not tolerate members fraudulently  pretending to be Australian veterans with honourable operational service.

Hale steals the honour of genuine veterans.

Hale has  committed serious offences against the Defence Act 1903, namely section 80A, Falsely representing to be a returned servicemen and section 80B, Improper Use of Service Decorations.  Each one of these offences carries a penalty of a fine of $3300.00 and/or 6 months imprisonment.

This legislation is a toothless tiger that was set up by politicians to influence the veteran vote.  Politicians, the Department of Public Prosecutions, the Federal Police and State Police will not pursue offenders under this legislation - Veterans are disgusted with this inaction  and demand prosecution of offenders without fear or favour.

This failed Army Reserve officer has offended veterans everywhere.  He is a disgrace to his peers, he should be marked as being not welcome in every ex service establishment in the British Commonwealth. We are reliably advised  the Victorian Branch of the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association Australia  (NMBVAA) have sent Hale on his way. 

    Ex service organisations who through lack of care allow wannabes into their organisations legitimise imposters by giving credence to their lies.   It has been shown over and over again that when wannabes get into ex service organisation  they bring in their mates and jeopardise the integrity of the veteran community.

 

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: Halim
Christian Names: Asim (Sam)
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Healesville
Service: RAAF
Branch: Clerk
Case Notes:
 

 

Asim Halim - The Case of the Cunning Linguist

 

Since the late 1980s Halim's ability with Arabic languages had been of value to the Department of Defence and he had on occasion been deployed as an interpreter.

Asim (Sam) Halim the recently sacked President from the Healesville RSL is a master of innuendo a conman and wannabe. Sam Halim was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Clerk who held the rank of Flight Sergeant on retirement. Because of his Egyptian heritage he was occasionally  employed as an Interpreter. Unfortunately his interpretation of the truth of his service is somewhat sullied by lies, and of a lesser quality than his Arabic interpreting skills. In addition last ANZAC day he was found to be wearing medals he is not entitled to.

                                            

Between 21 August 1990 and 14 December 1990 he worked as an interpreter aboard HMAS Darwin in the Persian Gulf

 

From 13 Jan 1992 to 30 Nov 1994 and again from 15 May 1995 to 14 May 1997 he was granted Leave Without Pay (LWOP) from the RAAF to work as a consultant at the Joint Technical Language School, Fiddlers Lane, Cheltenham in the United Kingdom where he was a linguist and a consultant on Middle East culture.  This organisation is part of the British Communications Headquarters which is part of the British Intelligence community. And is described here:

 

 BCHQ Cheltenham

BCHQ is a Civil Service Department under the Ministerial responsibility of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. BCHQ provides Government Departments and Military Commands with signals intelligence (Sigint) in accordance with requirements laid upon it by the JIC (as for SIS) in support of HMG's security, defence, foreign and economic policies.                               

 

From 24 February 1998 to 10 April 1998 he worked as an interpreter  for an Army Major on a liaison mission to Kuwait, as support staff for the Australian Embassy Office Kuwait.

 

During the Kosovo refugee crisis in 1999 Halim was used as an interpreter to assist refugees to settle into temporary accommodation at Puckapunyal in Victoria. Note in the following newspaper article it mentions "As one of the few Defence Force Arabic speakers he is asked to put aside clerical duties and help out in exotic places"   That sentence defines Halim's RAAF duties he was a Clerk who was deployed as an Arabic speaking interpreter from time to time.

 

 

 

Halim claims 23 years RAAF service, and mentions in his various "blurbs" and flyers only his interpreting deployments and hints that this was all "spook" oriented, however, his service really looks like this:

 

1.  Four years secondment on Leave Without Pay from the RAAF to the Joint Technical

     Languages School (JTLS) at Cheltenham in the United Kingdom as a linguist and 

     instructor in Arabic language and culture.

 

2.  Four months deployment aboard HMAS Darwin as an interpreter during the Gulf War.

 

3.  Seven weeks deployment as interpreter for an Army Major in Kuwait.

 

4.  A short deployment in Victoria helping Kosovo refugees to settle in at Puckapunyal.

 

5.  Eighteen years as an RAAF Clerk.

 

In total his clerical duties would have involved eighteen of his twenty three years service, then four years as a language and cultural instructor at JTLS in the United Kingdom and six to seven months deployed as an interpreter  

 

Halim advertises his illustrious career as being in the murky world of espionage and intelligence. Here are some of his efforts:

 

RSL Committee nomination 

                                                   

 

                                                                 

 Local election

 

 

 

 

                                                    How to vote:                                                      

                         

                                                                   

 

 

One of his claims  is  true - he did serve in the Gulf War in 1990 - but all the others are sly innuendo designed to enhance his public profile and gain benefit from being elected to important community positions. Halim infers in his "blurbs" that he was a highly decorated intelligence operative who worked with - in - or at :

 

ASIO

British Intelligence

High Commission London

British Intelligence General Headquarters

Persian Gulf

Bosnia

Kosovo

East Timor

Kuwait with SAS

Iraq

Was a soldier and Officer

Diplomat

Worked with United Nations

Was recommended to work with Richard Butler in Iraq.

 

Now have a look at the photo below and see the medals that reflect the above service:

 

 

 

 

 

Until ANZAC day 2007 Halim claimed he had no medals, but he is entitled to some because of his service as an interpreter on the Royal Australian Naval Ship HMAS Darwin whilst on service in the Persian Gulf during August to December 1990. Several members decided that as Club President he should wear his medals on ANZAC Day 2007 and after reading his "blurbs" and considerable discussion with him, decided to purchase from the local medal shop his "entitlement" of the rack shown in the photo.

 

The invoice for the medals is shown below:

 

 

 

 The workings of the RSL are none of our business, however it is relevant to this case to say that Halim was the President of the Healesville, Victoria, R&SL Club and at that establishment chaos reigned.

A report to the R&SL State Headquarters was put together by a member of that sub branch, the gist of the report is shown below

Halim had been questioned by several RSL members about not wearing medals. He claimed various reasons like "they represent killing" and "he moved about so much he and the medals were never at the same place at the same time".

Halim was challenged for wearing the East Timor medal and was reminded that he claimed "involvement " in East Timor on several documents and flyers, his response was "involved does not mean I was there". This prompted an RSL member to do an analysis of the terms he used on the various documents and flyers. A report was then forwarded to the RSL State Branch. The report refers to other matters outside our wannabe charter so only extracts of the analysis are shown below.

Extracts from report
"Involved. His nomination for committee states " involved in: Gulf war, Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor crises. My interpretation of the manner he has presented these "involved" areas is in the same context as we know without doubt, the Gulf war. It was reasonable then to conclude he was involved in other areas in the same manner. The inference is there.


The last paragraph of the local paper profile when a candidate for shire council refers to "and served in the Gulf War, Bosnia/Kosovo, East Timor, Kuwait and Iraq"

It is reasonable so far to be of the view his use of involved and served mean the same.

His how to vote card for shire elections states "I was deployed to Iraq and Kuwait" and again uses the term involved, " and was involved in Bosnia/Kosovo and East Timor" The term deployed can be rightly interpreted that he was in position.

It is now reasonable to conclude the words involved, served with and deployed are used in the same context.

His nomination for president profile advises the reader " I was involved in the Gulf War, Iraq, Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo and East Timor" and "I was deployed with the Australian Navy, Army, SAS, Police, ASIO and British Intelligence"

It is now quite obvious the use of the terms involved, deployed, served with are used in the same context. To that end I advised four medals but probably entitled to more. The Sub-Branch xxxxxxx, Mr. xxxxxxxxxxx then made the arrangements for the duplicate set be made up.

I would remind the Tribunal that the only military forces deployed into Iraq was immediately on cessation of hostilities of the Gulf War. That deployment was to the Kurdish northern Iraq areas as a United Nations deployment known as Operation Habitat. The DVA nominal roll lists by name and service 72 army personnel and 3 RAAF. Mr. Halims name is not on that roll."



xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx Signed

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Recently he was brought before an R&SL State Tribunal where he was found guilty on three charges with penalties awarded as shown below

Halim has been found guilty by the RSL on several charges including "The wearing of medals to which he was not entitled",  " Claimed to  be a highly decorated returned serviceman from the first Gulf War" which he was not, and "making false claims against the Victorian State President" He was awarded punishments including banishment up to 5 years.

Mr. Halim has appealed to RSL National HQ. That appeal is yet to be heard.

 

There are numerous accusations, reports and counter reports not included in this report that led to the decisions made by the R&SL Tribunals findings. We have not included these because they are not wannabe material - suffice to say that chaos did indeed reign at Healesville.

 

Sorting out the "wheat from the chaff" in relation to Halim's service and medals was an intricate affair, but all wannabes leave trails and we were able to sort out Halim's spore.

 

As stated in the letter from a member of the Healesville R&SL to their Headquarters, Halim's statements of his service history ranges between "drawing a very long bow" to downright lies and as previously stated he is a master of innuendo - probably in two languages. His statements are sorted out as follows.

 

ASIO - Never worked for ASIO except perhaps as an interpreter and is not known to them as an employee.

 

British Intelligence General Headquarters - He worked at the JTLS Languages School as a Linguist.  During this time he was on Leave Without Pay from the RAAF and was acting as a consultant. He also produced some written briefs on the Middle East culture for the School and the Head of the Language School commended his work.

 

High Commission London - We believe that this was in relation to his work at the Languages School.

 

Persian Gulf - Halim served as an interpreter on HMAS Darwin between the 21 August 1990 and 14 Dec 1990.   HMAS Darwin's Captain commended his work.

 

Bosnia - Halim never served in Bosnia.

 

Kosovo - Halim never served in Kosovo, the extent of his involvement in Kosovo was as an interpreter in settling Kosovo temporary refugees into accommodation at Puckapunyal Army camp in Victoria.

 

East Timor - Never served in East Timor

 

Kuwait with SAS - Because of his interpreting skills Halim was detached to work with an Australian Officer to facilitate the involvement of Australian troops in Kuwait as part of a United States led coalition. The detachment was from the 24 February 1998 to 10 April 1998.  The Australian Officer happened to be an SAS Officer. Halim was not posted to the SAS in Kuwait. See more about this detachment further down.

 

Iraq - Never served in Iraq.

 

Was a soldier and Officer - Halim was never a soldier or a commissioned officer in the Australian Defence Force. Whilst he was working as an interpreter in Kuwait, to increase the prestige of the Australian presence in Kuwait, sometimes it was necessary to "Dress Up" Halim as an RAAF Officer so that he would be more presentable than a RAAF Sergeant when interpreting during meetings between Kuwait officials and the Australian officer - The Australian Embassy office even went as far as issuing an official document to say he was a Flight Lieutenant (See below). That is what Halim refers to when he says he was an "Officer".  The SAS officer commended Halim for his interpreting skills during this detachment. In one of his electoral posters he also says   "British Intelligence as a soldier, an Officer". He was never a soldier and never an officer with British Intelligence. 

 

 

 

 

Diplomat - This again refers to his duties as a Sergeant interpreter in Kuwait - he was never a diplomat he was an interpreter for an Australian Army Major who was attached to the Kuwait Embassy Office. The office was established as an adjunct to the Australian Embassy in Riyadh

 

Worked with the United Nations - Never worked with the United Nations.

 

Was recommended to work with Richard Butler in Iraq - We asked Richard Butler and he said he had never heard of Halim, however there is truth in this statement, because whilst he was at the JTLS School in the United Kingdom the Head of the Language School recommended him as "suitable for employment on United Nations Inspection Missions to Baghdad"

 

As an RAAF Sergeant, Halim had two roles, he was a Clerk and an interpreter.  When Arabic interpreting skills were needed he was detached for short periods of time from his everyday job as a clerk. His time at JTLS was at his own request, but it also suited the RAAF to release him on Leave Without Pay. He does not mention in his "blurbs" about being a clerk, which was his role for most of his Twenty-Three years service. Below is a copy of a RAAF document that explains his secondment to JTLS and clearly shows he was employed as a clerk.  

 

We had previously looked at Asim Halim, but at that stage he had not worn medals to which he was not entitled. We decided not to publish then, because it was noted as iterated here that wherever Halim carried out interpreting work he was commended for his excellent work, however, he was not "a highly decorated soldier for the first UN sanctioned Gulf War in 1991" as is stated in one of his election posters.  He was an RAAF Sergeant clerk who was used by the Department of Defence from time to time as an interpreter because of his Egyptian heritage. In addition at that stage he had not worn a rack of medals to which he is not entitled.

 

Asim Halim rewrote his service history and by innuendo and lies gilded the lily to the extent that any reasonable veteran would see through the smoke screen he had created. Perhaps he started to believe his own lies because, he was running the R&SL club as if he owned it, his actions and behaviour at that venue caused people to look into his amazing resume where very little truth prevails.

 

As an ex RAAF Sergeant with twenty-three years service Halim could not be so dumb as to not know exactly what his medal entitlements were. Members of the R&SL Club wanted their President to look the part on ANZAC Day so they in good faith arranged medals for him in accordance with his stated service, because his service was a sham he was not entitled to wear the medals provided and he has been exposed as a wannabe.

 

A reputation built on lies and innuendo is a "House of cards", Halim built a "House of Cards" which eventually all came tumbling down. His stupidity has seen him expelled from the R&SL club and made to be a fool in his hometown.

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: Hall
Christian Names: Thomas Eyre
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Hornsby
Service: CMF/Army Reserve
Branch: Infantry/Armour
Case Notes:

Updated 5 Sep 2013

Thomas Eyre HALL, born 07 October 1933 of Hornsby New South Wales, did a short visit of 15 days to Vietnam as a Citizen Military Force (CMF) officer. However, he wears both the Vietnam medals pretending to be a Vietnam Veteran that completed a full tour.

 

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You will notice in the photo that the medals have not been mounted by a professional as the ribbons are of varying lengths and look quite untidy.

In the photo above, which is not that clear and taken a while back, you will see that he appears to be wearing the following medals;

Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 clasp Vietnam (entitled)

Vietnam Medal (not entitled only entitled to the Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal VLSM)

Reserve Forces Decoration with one clasp (entitled)

National Medal with clasp (entitled) medal and first clasp awarded 30 Aug 2000

QE2 1953 Coronation Medal (not entitled, he was only 19 years old in July 1953)

Efficiency Decoration with bar Australia and first clasp (entitled) medal awarded 1967 clasp 1973

National Service 1951-1972 Medal (not entitled as this is an unofficial tin medal purchased)

South Vietnam Campaign Medal (not entitled, did only 15 days not the 181 days required)

He also appears to be wearing the Infantry Combat Badge just above his medals which he is not entitled to.

During our investigation we received a photo of Hall’s updated medals. Appears he is still wearing the same jumper and jacket. You will notice the medals have been re-arranged and additional medals appear, one of which replaces the tin medal he is wearing in the original photo received.

 

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The 2nd photo was taken either 2007 or 2009.

In this photo he is still pretending to be a Vietnam Veteran who has completed a full tour. The medals are;

Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 (the parachute lapel badge should not be worn on that medal)

Vietnam Logistic Support Medal (with the Vietnam Ribbon)

QE2 1953 Coronation Medal (not entitled)

Defence Force Service Medal (not entitled) new

Reserve Forces Decoration with two clasps (entitled)

National Medal with 1 clasp (entitled)

Australian Defence Force Medal (entitled) new (15 tears service Regular Army or 12 years and 3 years in the Reserves)

Efficiency Decoration with bar Australia and first clasp (entitled)

Anniversary of National Service 1951-1972 Medal (entitled, replaced the tin medal) new

South Vietnam Campaign Medal (not entitled minimum time 181 days in country)

HALL is only entitled to the Australian Active service Medal (AASM 1945-75) which was approved in 1997 for one reason only and that is when the VLSM was instituted in 1993. So prior to those medals being approved he was not entitled to any medals for Vietnam until 1993.

 This is the medal he is entitled to wear.

 

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 This is the Vietnam Medal.

 

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You will notice he is wearing the VLSM medal with the Vietnam Medal ribbon. The difference between the two medals besides the ribbon colour is where the medal and ribbon are joined. How many others out there are doing the same thing?

The following information is from the gazettes pertaining to the medals.

The AASM

(iv) the Medal may be awarded to a member of the Australian Defence

Force who rendered service as such a member for a period of 30

days, or for periods amounting in the aggregate to 30 days, for

official visits, inspections or other occurrences of a temporary

nature in connection with the military contribution in the

prescribed operation;

HALL did not complete 30 days service.

(vii) the Medal may be awarded to a person who, as a member of the

Defence Force, qualified for the Vietnam Logistic and Support

Medal in accordance with the conditions for that award set out in

Regulations and Letters Patent dated 24 February 1993; and

The Vietnam Medal

The conditions of award of the Medal shall be common to members of the

three Services and shall be:

(i) service of twenty-eight days, continuous or aggregated, in ships or craft

employed in operations on inland waters or off the coast of Vietnam;

(ii) service of one day or more on the posted strength of a unit or formation

on land in Vietnam;

(iii) one operational sortie over Vietnam or Vietnamese waters by aircrew on

the posted strength of a unit allocated for direct support of operations in

Vietnam; or

(iv) service of thirty days, continuous or aggregated, for official visits,

inspections or, other occurrences of a temporary nature on duty in

Vietnam, or in ships_ or craft engaged in operations off the Vietnamese

coast.

HALL did not complete 30 days service and he was not on the posted strength of a unit namely 6 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) but attached for a two week CMF visit to get eyes on experience on the layout of the Task Force base at Nui Dat and how operations were carried out and visiting units within the base. He would not have completed the required training to go out on operations with any units.

 

VlETNAM LOGISTIC AND SUPPORT MEDAL REGULATIONS

Conditions for the award of the Medal

4. (1) The Medal may be awarded for service of one day or more in the area of

operations of Vietnam during the relevant period:

(a) as a member of the crew of a ship or aircraft operating in support of the

Australian Armed Forces;

(b) while attached to a unit or organisation operating in support of the Australian

Armed Forces;

(c) while attached to, or serving with, a unit of the Australian Armed Forces or

allied forces as an observer

Hall is entitled to the VLSM as mentioned in 4. (1) and (b) or (c). Notice the word attached not posted.

 

The Queen Elizabeth II 1953 Coronation Medal.

As mentioned before HALL was only 19 years old so why would he be awarded that medal.

As it happens we managed to locate on a web site a copy of the Sydney Morning Herald dated Tuesday 2 June 1953 which states that 11,500 medals were awarded and lists the names of the persons awarded the medal. Thomas Eyre HALL is not one of them.

We managed to copy the names mentioned in the paper which you can see below or you can go to the website and view the list yourself. The medal he is wearing either belongs to someone else or he has purchased it.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/18371227

 

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Anniversary of National Service 1951-1972 Medal

This medal was not introduced till 2001 so HALL like others purchased an unofficial tin medal to show they did National Service duty until he eventually applied for the official medal.

Our first search for the service file for Thomas Hall was in three sections altogether over 8 inches in density. He served as a National Serviceman (NS) in the 1950’s with the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers with the service number 270362, where he reached the rank of Corporal. Hall transferred from national service to the Citizen Military Forces (CMF) when he was allocated a new service number 2234018 and reverted to the rank of Private on 05 January 1957. On 07 December 1957 he was appointed to the Commissioned Officer rank of Lieutenant. One of the CMF units he served in was 1 Commando Company.

His records show he was an officer in the Royal Australian Infantry (RAINF) and the Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC) during his time in service. As some documents were missing we are not aware if he spent time in the Australian Regular Army.

The majority of paperwork relates to two “Redress of Wrongs”, when he was adversely reported on by his superiors in 1966 and 1967 and again in 1973-74.

Ultimately he wrote two Ministerial letters to the Minister of Army and earned himself the title of vexatious litigant. He was adversely reported on for his dress and bearing, attitude, conduct unbecoming as a Major, treating his underlings with disdain and ignoring any commands given by superiors.

As mentioned above, Hall now a Major during the Vietnam War was able to do a short visit of 15 days on Full Time Duty (FTD) as per the regulations at the time and was attached “not posted on strength” to 6 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) from 04/02/1970 to 18/02/1970.

After carrying out his short visit, Hall wrote a submission that he shouldn’t have to pay tax for the period in South Vietnam (in reality a fortnightly CMF camp period). Again reams of paperwork resulted from this submission which included the Australian Tax office and the Minister for Army.

 

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Our second search for his service record revealed the rest of his service record which may have been filed under his National Service file.

 

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The service records are not complete as no discharge date is given, but going by an interview he gave to the Sydney Morning Herald on 27 August 1994, titled “The Heroes Who Disappeared” written by Philip Cornford, Hall stated he retired at 53 years of age which would mean he retired from what was then called the Army Reserves not the CMF around 1986.

They were the days of large newspapers and we failed to find the article on line, but State libraries do keep copies of newspapers on record so a section of the article was photographed as seen below.

 

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Now according to Hall he joined the Regular Army as a Captain in October 1963. The truth is he was still a CMF officer who went on Full Time Duty. He did not resign from the CMF and enlist in the Regular Army. The dates of his full time service were 4 Oct 1963 to 11 February 1966 as can be seen in his service record and he remained in the CMF till he retired

 

 

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Having read the article, it would appear Hall only went full time in the army to try and get access to files that were still classified in regard to Special Operations Australia, a top secret covert unit based on the British Special Operations Executive. These files would be classified till 30 years after the war.

He needed access to these files to uncover what happened on the Rimau mission, the second raid on Singapore Harbour which unfortunately failed and the men never heard from again.

 

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After Hall returned to the CMF, he continued to get access to the files and as Hall stated in the article he was told by a Brigadier, Commander of the Fifth Task Force, a CMF Unit, that he had better stop making a nuisance of himself. Hall ignored the warning and a year later was summoned to Victoria Barracks in Sydney and confronted by a General Officer Commanding Eastern Command, a Major General, a Brigadier and a full Colonel and ordered to top asking questions about Rimau or face a Court Martial. Hall as quoted in the article said, “Go for your bloody life, General.”

This may explain his bad report at the start of the case.

Hall also stated in the article that he went to Vietnam as a CMF Observer and was wounded twice in 24 hours forcing his early retirement at 53 years of age.

 

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When you look at his service record there is no mention of him being wounded or injured whilst on his CMF visit with 6 Battalion RAR. All that is recorded is he flew from Sydney to Saigon via Darwin and flew back to Sydney at the end of his visit.

Now he may have tripped over in a drunken stupor and bruised or scratched himself, but there are no records of him being wounded in Vietnam.

If you check the following site you will also find he is not listed there.

http://www.thecasualtylist.com/

Thomas Eyre HALL as an officer, you are a disgrace to the Officer Corps by pretending to be a Vietnam Veteran, lying about being wounded, wearing the Vietnam medals and wearing the Coronation Medal you are not entitled to, not to mention the tin medal.

You have shown that you are a man that shows no respect to the Vietnam Veterans that earned those medals, especially those that never made it back. You also show that you are a man of no integrity and most of all, no honour or honesty or respect for your superiors whilst a serving member of the Australian Defence Force.

It is no wonder the comments we received when your case first went up, makes it quite plain the men that served under you had no respect for you. A good leader always leads by example and you have shown yourself to be a very poor leader.

You can only be described as a very arrogant man who deserves to be on our website.

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: Halstead
Christian Names: William
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Mitcham
Case Notes:

 

William "Lieutenant Colonel" Halstead

CPMH was notified by the VVAA Melbourne that contact had been made by the Lions Club in Mitcham, Victoria, complaining about the antics of one of their number - a Bill HALSTEAD who regaled the members with tales of singular heroism as a Colonel with the famed Australian SAS in Viet Nam.

"Colonel" Bill had held the position of Treasurer in his tenure with the Lions, and took great pleasure in spruiking of his wartime exploits - of being captured by the Viet Cong and suspended from a tree in a bamboo cage, of being wounded no less than seven times, of having seven centimetres of his spine surgically removed due to bullet wounds, of being waist deep in snow on patrol in South Viet Nam, and lastly of being "desensitised" of his phobia by having the Army fly helicopters overhead in Collins Street. Melbourne, to stabilise his health.

The Melbourne Herald/Sun journalist Russell ROBINSON was contacted by our operative and he then interviewed and photographed "Colonel Bill" - it was at this interview that Bill threw himself on his sword and admitted that he was actually serving time in prison for rape when he was supposedly ducking bullets in Viet Nam - read the relevant news article here 

When confronted with the facts Bill had no option but to write to the Victorian CPMH co-ordinator explaining why he was impersonating a Veteran.   His reply in the form of an apology and several photos proves that he at least has a modicum of conscience.  Then again - when cornered what are his alternatives?

"Colonel"  Bill Halstead's feeble attempt at an apology to the Veterans he was impersonating has been rejected.  His lies about unbelievable service as stated above, again brings disrepute to the SAS when the shame should be his for raping a young woman and being jailed for it.  If he had the intestinal fortitude to admit to what he had done in the first instance, instead of fabricating Military service, it would most likely have been forgotten by now, but his lies have brought him undone.

So another rogue is added to our gallery - a self confessed rapist who for over 30 years has walked in the blood of our brothers.  Do NOT for one minute feel sorry for this man - a jury of 12 citizens ultimately sent him to jail for a monstrous crime - the age of the female raped is unknown.  There are many thousands of veterans alive and gone before us who have daughters and as any rape victim knows, you can never forget.

Bill HALSTEAD - welcome to CPMH. You are embedded in these pages. However should you feel the need to voluntarily  hand yourself in to the Federal Police to be charged under the Defence Act 1903 Section 80, for impersonating a Serviceperson, consideration may be given to your removal off these pages for the sake of your grandchildren........after we receive the results of your conviction.  You may download your admission of guilt from the area below, or use the carbon copy you made.  We will return the page you inadvertantly left on the letter you mailed us for this purpose.

As they say Colonel Bill....."Never run from a sniper.  You will only die tired."  Turn yourself in to the Federal Police and face the music and the result may see you removed off here.  Other than that you remain here forever for the world to see.

 

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: Hamilton
Christian Names: Harold
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Melbourne
Service: Citizen Military Forces
Branch: Artillery
Case Notes:

 

 

Harold Hamilton

Hamilton was doing OK as a model citizen until, apparently believing that Military history was something he could toy with, chose to steal the honour of veterans by claiming to be a veteran of the Korean war and having been wounded in the leg during his Korea service.

Hamilton is one of the somewhat “Showy” 1950s Nasho’s who have reared up and become active in ex service organizations and events since being allowed full RSL membership and  given a couple of gongs by the Government  to flash around.  Another one of these coves who appears on this site is Schmidt of Kingaroy in Queensland who also thought he had gone to Korea and even started to wear the Korea Service Medal which he claims in a sensational local newspaper story that he found in a rubbish bin.  In reality it is believed he stole the Medal from the Kingaroy RSL when he held the office of President.

It is also notable that in a speech recorded in Hansard on the 7 Sep 2006 to the Federal Parliament, Lindsay Tanner extols Hamilton’s virtues as follows. 

Lindsay Tanner(Melbourne, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for Finance) Link to this| Hansard source

As the representative of the inner suburbs of Melbourne, I am blessed with many longstanding, dedicated community activists in my electorate—people such as (Names deleted), to name just a few. These are people who, often on relatively low incomes, manage to dedicate their lives to the interests of people in the area and participate very actively in the community. But tonight I want to pay tribute especially to one such person who qualifies to be mentioned in that esteemed category—that is, Harold Hamilton.

In earlier days, Harold Hamilton served actively in the Australian Army in the Korean War. He has also been active in the Collingwood RSL and the Australian Legion of Ex-Service Men and Women. Harold was awarded the national service medal and also, a few years ago, received the Centenary Medal.

As well as these noted achievements of contribution to our community, of service in wartime and as a general citizen on whom others depend, Harold is also something of a poet.

Notice that Hamilton’s “active” Australian Army Service in the Korean War is specifically mentioned by Mr Lindsay Tanner.

Lindsay Tanner like most decent citizens would have taken what Hamilton said on face value not knowing that Hamilton is liar and a thief of veterans honour. Hamilton, like a fox, has used his false veteran status to enhance his reputation in the Collingwood community. 

What the hell was the RSL doing in allowing this fraud to claim to be Veteran when they and his fellows from the National Service Association must have known Hamilton was lying. We have pointed out time and again that wannabes seek notoriety in ESO’s and other members seem more interested in numbers than integrity.  We say that without this web site, frauds and wannabes would be in plague proportion and in many cases, in control of ESOs which seems to be the goal of wannabes, as gaining ESO office gives credence to their false claims.

Hamilton really put his foot in his mouth when he participated in a community History Video about interesting people from the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood, he clearly states in this Video that he served in the Australian Army Overseas and was shot in the leg.

Hamilton’s Service Record has been accessed, it is complete and concise in the fact that he did not serve overseas with the Australian Defence Force at any time in his life whereas he said in the Collingwood History Video.

" . . . . . I did my national service time then went into the regular army and was posted overseas, come (sic) back home after being shot in the leg and things were basically the same, I was still in Collingwood and Collingwood was still in me . . . .  '

The full Video can be viewed here   http://www.yum.vic.edu.au/cstories/harold.htm

Well may he say in the video that Collingwood is still in him, as it is sure and certain that he was never in Korea during his Army Service and there was never a bullet in his leg as he has claimed.  Most of the rest of it is drivel about how poor he was as a child. As he is a proven liar regarding his military service who knows what else he has lied about during his much “admired” public service.

Hamilton’s very sparse Military Service Record has been studied and his service history is summed up here:

1. Enlisted as a National Serviceman in January 1952 and Taken on Strength of 14 NS Trg Battalion, Puckapunyal.

2. Served 98 days at 14 NS Trg Battalion.

3. Taken on Strength of 2 Fd Regt Royal Australian Artillery (RAA) on the 7 April 1952.

4. Transferred to Inactive list 2 Fd Regt RAA, on the 10 June 1954.

5. Discharged 1 March 1957.

 

During his 5 years service he spent only 140 days training and 98 of those were during his initial recruit training.

Below is a copy of his Attestation Form.

 

  

Below is a document from his file that shows he was in Australia during the whole period of the Korean War and that during his Army service he turned up for only 140 days, during his 5 years National Service commitment.

 

 

In claiming to be a Returned Serviceman Hamilton has clearly committed an offence against the Defence Act 1903 (as amended) and he has left a trail of irrefutable evidence for use by the Federal Police.  It is a federal offence to falsely claim to be a returned soldier, sailor or airman and subject to six months' imprisonment and a fine of up to $3300.

Hamilton is not a veteran he is an ex serviceman having served as a National Serviceman in Australia for a 98 days, followed by a further five years part time during which he served only 42 days.  He was never in the Australian Regular Army, has never served in a war and was never wounded in action. 

Australian Veterans deserve an apology from Hamilton.  Lindsay Tanner the politician also deserves an apology for the embarrassment of being mislead by Hamilton.

Hamilton is a liar and a fraud and will  feature on our web site for the rest of his days, he has enjoyed the kudos associated with being a war veteran now he can suffer the ignominy of being a fraud and a liar.

31st Aug 2010

Update Harold Hamilton - Collingwood, Victoria

We are pleased to announce that Harold Hamilton has been expelled from the Victoria Branch of the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia for falsely claiming to have served in Korea as a National Serviceman.  This positive action by an Ex Servicemen’s Association (ESO) is applauded and indicative of the growing awareness within ESOs of the necessity to maintain integrity by not allowing scurrilous wannabes infesting and distorting organisations.

Well done Victoria Branch. We are always prepared to apply our expertise to assist ESOs. Simply send an email to information@anzmi.net for assistance.

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.

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