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

Surname: Le'Raye
Christian Names: Ian Francis
Country: Australia
State or Province: SA
City or Town: Parafields Gardens
Service: RAN
Case Notes:

In 1966 Ian Francis Dean Le`Raye of Parafields Gardens in South Australia spent 45 hours and 35 minutes in Vung Tau Harbour in Vietnam and now disgusts Veterans with his lies about his Vietnam Service and the role he alleges HMAS Vampire had in that war.

 

Here is what he had to say:

 

 

 

In the Newspaper article Le`Raye said that HMAS Vampire bombarded the Vietnamese coastline and that they could have hit an orphanage. Le`Raye also says he completed “one tour of Vietnam”, lies about HMAS Vampire’s role, and pontificates about the Vietnam war in general.  In fact, Le`Raye spent  less than 2 days in Vung Tau Harbour and most likely never set foot on Vietnamese soil.  Below is the relevant page from the Report of Proceedings (RoPs) for HMAS Vampire during the month of May 1966.   Vampire’s activities in Vietnam in May 1966 are detailed.

 

RoPs show that HMAS Vampire escorted HMAS Sydney into Vung Tau Harbour and tied up at 0825 hrs on Wednesday 4th May 1966, then weighed anchor at 0600 hrs Friday 6th May 1966, and departed to provide a departure screen for HMAS Sydney. Following that task, Vampire proceeded to Hong Kong.  At no time after departing Vung Tau did HMAS Vampire fire shots, nor did Vampire fire shots in Vietnam waters at any time during the whole period of the Vietnam War.. 

Here is a paragraph about the history of HMAS Vampire:

“Commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in 1959, Vampire served in Fleet Tours and Naval exercises in the 1960s as part of the Commonwealth Strategic Reserve with SEATO (South East Asia treaty Organisation). It took part in exercises off Singapore during the Indonesian Confrontation with Malaysia in 1965 and made troop escort runs to Vietnam in 1965-1967 and again in 1969. She was never directly involved in any action.”

You will notice in the photograph that Le`Raye has added two self purchased “Tin Medals” to his rack of authorized medals. It is against protocol of The Department of Defence Honours and Awards Section and the South Australian Returned and Services League to wear “Tin Medals” on the left breast mixed with authorized medals.

Honours and Awards policy for unofficial medals is:

“unofficial medals should not be worn at public ceremonial and commemorative events, but if they are worn as the occasion demands, the convention is that they are worn on the right breast.”

South Australia Returned Services League (RSL) Policy is:

WEARING OF NON-OFFICIAL MEDALS

The RSL actively discourages the wearing of non official medals at RSL and other ceremonial or commemorative functions. 

“If Commemorative Medals are worn, they should be positioned on the right breast and not mixed with Service Medals or Decorations”.

 As Le`Raye was speaking as a representative of the Vietnam Veterans Association Australia (VVAA) of South Australia, Northern Suburbs Branch, we enquired to that organization regarding  Le`Raye. We received a fast and threatening response from the Public Officer of that organization, all written in capitals to emphasize that they mean business.  

 ---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: VVAASA_Assoc <vietvetsa@chariot.net.au>

Date: 23 August 2011 10:53

Subject: ian leraye

To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

 DEAR xxxx

OUR INVESTIGATIONS REVEAL MR IAN LERAYE IS NOT WEARING ANY MEDALS HE IS NOT ENTITLED TO DVA RECORDS SHOW SERVICE IN MALAYSIA MALAYA AND VIETNAM THE NEWSPAPER ARTICLE WAS A BROAD STATEMENT INDICATING THE NAVY WAS NOT AWARE OF THEIR TARGETS IMPORTANCE IN MOST CASES FURTHURMORE IF MR LERAYE IS MADE AWARE OF ALLEGATIONS LITAGATION  MAYBE

POSSIBLE

PAUL COPPOCK

PUBLIC OFFICER VVAA

In a response to the threat from Coppock we said (in part):

“Your threat of litigation is most unseemly, and in any case the first defence to that kind of litigation is the truth. We will present the truth, whilst Le'Raye has lied.”

Le`Raye is wearing two self purchased, unofficial “Tin Medals” on his left breast, they are; 

Australian Logistic Support Forces Medal.

This unauthorized medal duplicates the official Vietnam Logistic Support Medal that Le`Raye is also wearing

Far East Strategic Reserve Medal.

Le`Raye is wearing a clasp FESR to his Australian Army Service Medal that officially reflects his FESR service. The “Tin” FESR Medal is a meaningless trinket.

Both of the above medals are “double up” silly trinkets, designed to make the medals rack a little bigger, maybe with sailors, size does matter.

The Government Department of Honours and Awards and the RSL clearly state that wearing “Tin” medals with legitimate racks is against protocol. Navy Veterans are the most common offenders, and it is obvious that Mr Coppock and the VVAA of South Australia also support the wearing of “Tin”.

To Summarize:

Le`Raye falsely states that HMAS Vampire bombarded the Vietnam Coast from about 8 km off shore.

Le`Raye falsely states that “Army Spotters” and RAN ships were cavalier and careless enough to bombard Orphanages.

Le`Raye has grossly exaggerated his role in the Vietnam war considering that his total experience was 45 hours and 35 minutes in Vung Tau Harbour on board a war ship.

Le`Raye said “he had served in conflicts in Malaysia and the Far East but said Vietnam left different scars. It was not a nice war.”

Le`Raye also falsely enhances his Navy Service by wearing unauthorized “Tin” medals.

Ian Francis Dean Le`Raye for all of the things above, welcome to our web site.

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: Lecher
Christian Names: Geoffrey Russell
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Narooma
Service: CMF/Army Reserve
Case Notes:

Geoffrey Russell Lecher, Narooma Medal Cheat

 

 

Lecher has been big noting himself around Narooma for years with innuendo of Vietnam Service and problems with the Department of Veterans Affairs mishandling his compensation “claims’.  Here is a photograph of Lecher taken at Narooma, he is wearing four medals.

 

 

He has no entitlement to wear the most important medal, the Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 with clasp Malaya (first on the left) The second and third medals are legitimate and awarded for time served in the Citizens Military Forces.  The fourth is the National Service Commemorative medal. The guidelines for this medal have become very confused and  Defence Honours and Awards now adjudicates on individuals bona fides .  Lecher was never a National Serviceman but may be eligible by special dispensation because of his CMF service; in any case his main offence is falsely wearing the prestigious Australian Active Service Medal.

 

We have Lecher’s full Service Record and include an example below for the period 28 September 1960 to 15 July 1965.  He was discharged at “His own request” on 28 July 1966, and then re-enlisted in the Army Reserve on 6 Sep 1972. He then served on until 29 August 1988.

 

 

For those good citizens of Narooma who have been harassed and lied to by Geoffrey Russell Lecher please be advised that you have the last laugh because;

1.      Lecher has never been involved in operational or war service.

2.      He did not serve in Vietnam.

3.      He has never served in Malaya and has no entitlement to wear the Australian Active Service medal with clasp Malaya.

4.      Although he has a file with Department of Veterans Affairs he has no accepted disabilities resulting from any active military service.

Lecher had plenty of opportunity to serve in operational areas, all he had to do was enlist in the Australian Regular Army during the 1960s and request service in Vietnam, and he didn’t do it and chose to be discharged from the CMF [Citizens Military Force] during the Vietnam war and not re-enlist until it was all over.  Cheats like Lecher believe their lies will be concealed by elapsed time.  He is wrong, as are all frauds liars, cheats and wannabes who infest the Veteran community.

ANZMI has every genuine Veteran keeping a vigil on the integrity of the Veteran community in honour of those who gave their lives or their health during their service

 

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: Levesque
Christian Names: Richard Malcolm
Country: Australia
State or Province: Canberra
City or Town: Theodore
Service: Infantry
Branch: Army
Case Notes:

Richard Malcolm Levesque – Extraordinary soldier and “Recipient” of the Gallantry Medal”.

 

Levesque resides in the suburb of Theodore, Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). He served in the Australian Defence force during 2004 and 2005. There are two versions of Richard Levesque’s military career.

 

Levesque’s Version

His version has been carefully documented on various Statutory Declarations and submitted by those who have been so much in awe of his achievements, that they felt it their duty to tell us about this “hero”.  According to Levesque, his military career included the following:

Was the youngest person to have served with 2 Commando Regt (2 CDO) having joined at the age of sixteen years and eight months

Had multiple “back to back” tours of Afghanistan with 2 CDO.

Was also deployed to Somalia and Operation Desert Storm in Iraq.

In Afghanistan worked under cover in market places to gain intelligence (obviously it didn’t work as he appears to have none)

Watched whilst fifty Taliban were bulldozed into a mass grave.

Has shot and killed Taliban.

Suffers from Post Traumatic Stress disorder resulting from his war service.

Claims to be the recipient of a Department of Veterans Affairs Pension.

Was awarded Gallantry Medal for his courageous service

He wore medals on ANZAC Day 2012 to the Calwell Club, Calwell ACT. On a more recent social occasion Levesque advised his “mates” that he had been “awarded” the Gallantry Medal and arranged an official dinner to celebrate the occasion.

Levesque’s version of his service is one of being a much deployed gallant, hardened “Fighting Veteran” who, for his bravery in action, was awarded a much deserved Gallantry Medal.

 

A more accurate version of his service

We are reliably advised that the truth of Levesque’s Defence Service varies from what he claims; in fact there are no similarities whatsoever.

He was enlisted into the Army in March 2004

He was discharged in November 2005 for the reason that “Retention was not in the interest of the Service.

During his whole service he was classified as a “Recruit” or a “Trainee”

He failed all of the training he attempted

He was never deployed to any operational area

Earned no medals whatsoever.

Levesque, in reality, is a contemptible liar, cheat and wannabe who has committed serious criminal offences against the Defence Act 1903 Section 7 Parts 80A and 80B

 

80A. Falsely representing to be a returned soldier.

 

80B. Improper use of service decorations.

 

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

Levesque obviously has the Walter Mitty syndrome and is grossly and offensively exaggerating his military service.

He will no longer be able to “blow his trumpet” about his military service, because we know, and you know, and he knows, that as a soldier, he was a complete dud and as a civilian he is a liar, cheat and wannabe.

From now on any person who types the name “Levesque” into a computer search engine will be led to this exposure.

Welcome to our web site Levesque you have well earned the dishonour.

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: Liddelow
Christian Names: Dennis Raymond
Country: Australia
State or Province: West Australia
City or Town: Balga
Service #: 5717037
Service: Army
Branch: Rifleman/Steward
Commencement of service: 1st October 1969
Completion of service: 30th September 1971
Case Notes:

NOW DECEASED

 

Surname: Limebeer
Christian Names: Peter
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Sydney
Service: Citizen Military Forces
Branch: Infantry
Case Notes:

Servicenumber 216579  Pte Peter Limebeer,  DOB 18/5/1943, originally enlisted into the CMF on  24 November1962 and was assigned to 33 Port Squadron  in NSW.   He was subsequently transferred into the [CMF] Royal New South Wales Regiment [RNSWR] Army Commando Reserve Unit, as a Privateand was discharged on 8/5/1968.

On 4 April 1964 he qualified for his Green Beret.   This was to distinguish him as having qualified his recruit training only. On 5 May 1964 he was upgraded from Recruit to Private. On 3 November 1965 he was transferred into the RNSWR a CMF [Army Reserve] unit.

On 24 November 1965 Pte Limebeer re-enlistedwith the RNSWR.

 It was on the 9 March 1966 where Private Limebeer first came to light as a Military Impostor.    Whilst at Crows Nest on 23 February 1966 he was found to be wearing a Parachutist's badge for which he had never qualified to wear.   He was charged, found GUILTY and  FINED.

Subsequent investigations reveal that Limebeer has in fact never qualifiedfor any significant skill except a basic Demolitions Courseon which he passed 14th out of a class of 16.

On 8 May 1968 Private Limebeer was discharged from the RNSWR under Australian Military Regulation 176 for being AWOL. [Absent Without Leave]

CPMH has had Limebeer complaints arriving for several years from a variety of  areas. It appears that he enjoys the tales he tells and the infamy he receives. The Wannabee Syndrome has many indications however Limebeer has been telling his tales for so long he now firmly believes them himself.

His complete military record is only but a few pages. However to enhance his paltry Military service achievements he has resorted to the Wannabee Syndrome in that he has invented some great Rambo type stories and has related these to all and sundry, who would believe them. His posting information is shown here.


Limebeer a declared drug addict and alcoholic has recently been undertaking an Addict Recovery Course at Albion St, Surry Hills NSW with the Salvation Army and has been residing there for a number of months. 

Some of Limebeer's claims are as follows:

He was a Major in the Commandos.
He is a Personal mate of General Peter Cosgrove.
He is/was the highest ranking officer in the Commandos.
Served as a RAAF Pilot in South Vietnam.
He was the most decorated Pilot in South Vietnam.
He served in Malaysia and Borneo as a Commando Reservist with the SAS.
He was decorated by the US for his part in saving a Submarine in Malaysia/Borneo.
He was a Pilot flying for Qantas.
He was a covert operator for ASIO operating in and out of South East Asia.

This is an amazing array of claims to fame by just one single Army Private with not quite six years service and in particular no operational or overseas service.

Limebeer applied to join the Balgowlah RSL in 1989.  His application to join the RSL, showed no overseas service, no decorations, no Medals and no awards.

The only Limebeer recorded as receiving a commission as an Officer in the Australian Army was in WW2, there is not and has never been, another Limebeer in the Australian Army.

There are no records in the Governor General's Department of any Limebeer as being an Officer in the Australian Armed forces during the years 1960-80.

There is no Limebeer listed on the Australian Vietnam Nominal Roll.

There is no record of a Peter Limebeer with RAAF service in South Vietnam.

 There is no record of a Peter Limebeer with RAN service in South Vietnam, Borneo or Malaysia.

There is no record of a Peter Limebeer having received any foreign decorations or any awards from the United States.

There is no record of a Peter Limebeer applying to the Prime Minister's and Governor General’s office, for permission to wear any foreign decorations or awards.

There is no record of any US Submarine being ‘saved’ or having been in ‘trouble’ in Malaysia or Borneo waters 1960-1970.

Dept of Veteran Affairs has no record of a Peter Limebeer.

The Australian War Memorial gives a different name as the ‘Most Highly Decorated Australian Pilot’ in South Vietnam.

Limebeer has resorted to blatant lies and misrepresentation by preying upon the Honour of those who did serve their country.  He is a parasite who has conned his friends and associates.   He has cheated them of the truth.  He has endeavoured to enhance the lies that he has told so often that he now believes them himself having told them so often.

We will never know exactly how many doors have been opened to this parasitic liar but from the many informants reports it is substantial.  It seems that this lying con artist who has been addicted to hard drugs and alcohol, has left the Surry Hills Hostel and is now living elsewhere.

No doubt he will again surface and most likely we will hear about him from someone who has been conned or lied to by Limebeer.  We will bring new updates about him as they come to hand.

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: Littlefield
Christian Names: Colin
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Ballina
Service #: None Known
Service: None Known
Branch: None Known
Commencement of service: None Known
Completion of service: None Known
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Colin Littlefield is a genuine fake Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Officer.

This photograph was taken prior to September 2015 at the Ballina, Cherry Street, Sports Club.

Can you imagine what an Admiral's exclamation would be if he sighted Littlefield loitering anywhere near his Fleet.  Believe there would be an "Ahoy there who the what the  hell are you".  This next photograph was taken on Remembrance Day 2015 in Ballina.

We were unable to find any sign of a retired Navy Officer named Littlefield and therefore decided to enquire direct to Littlefield:

 

We received the following rambling responses:

We don't know whether the writer was Littlefield or Mrs Hicks.  Littlefield was quite "chipper" on Remembrance Day 2015. In light of our long experience with such matters it appears that Littlefield has suddenly developed a cache of chronic diseases to play the sympathy card.  This report relates to what we know he has done up to November 2015. Any health issues he may have developed since that time are not cogent to the situation.

Littlefield has:

Falsely claimed to have served as a Commissioned Royal Australian Navy Officer.

Falsely represented to be a returned Navy Officer

Improperly used service decoration

Brought contempt on the RAN uniform

He deserves to be charged for each of those offences. 

Australian and New Zealand Veterans  are unlucky, and Littlefield is lucky as he resides in New South Wales which is the only Eastern State that is too lazy to charge those who offend against the Defence Act.  Should he reside in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia or Tasmania he would be quickly dealt with by State Police.

We will make sure that the people of Ballina New South Wales are well aware of Littlefield's outrageous, criminal behaviour and treat him with the lack of respect that he deserves.

Welcome aboard Littlefield

 

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