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Surname: Moon
Christian Names: Philip
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Bundaberg
Case Notes:

Philip Moon at 19 I was asked while I was there to pretend I was a tourist and check out Butterworth Base outside perimeter security from a different perspective and not just from the military side of things.


After bagging a brace of Malaysian insurgents on this mission, his first laconic words, after the gun smoke had cleared were

 “so I got angry having somebody shooting at me”

We think Clint Eastwood would like to purchase that phrase and use it in his next movie.

Moon now resides in Bundaberg Queensland and is a persistent malingerer and wannabe.  His current clandestine mission is to "con" the Department of Veterans Affairs into giving him a nice pension, he is rated five stars as a malingerer, and a persistent dunce of a wannabe and con man.

In 1971 Philip Moon was granted an indulgence flight to Butterworth Malaysia, which was a free RAAF flight available to RAAF and other service personnel to travel to holiday destinations.

Philip distributed his own version of his exciting indulgence passage (mission) to Malaysia. This is a story of cool calm action under fire. He has presented it on two occasions and also defended, in writing what he has said. Read on

From: Phillip Moon

To: 'Allen J Petersen'

Sent: Saturday, 29 March 2008 3:43 PM

Subject: Message from Phillip Moon

 Hi Allen and everyone,

 You may have seen a number of reports, statements, motivational advice remarks etc that I have made over a long time, yet you don’t really know who I am. Basically I would like you all to know some basics about me. Please look at my website as I may be able to help not only yourselves but your family as well?

I joined the Air Force on the 20thFebruary 1970 as an Equipment Clerk, I underwent all the same training as everyone else, to prepare to go to Vietnam. After rookies and being spat on, pies thrown at me, drinks poured over me and bashed up, we were instructed by the Officer Commanding RAAF Base Edinburgh to not wear our uniforms outside of the base and to wear hats, so that we wouldn’t attract attention.

 That shitted me off right from the start, here we were (me especially as I was an Adult volunteer, who walked into the Brisbane Recruitment Office to proudly join up and to defend this country on the encroaching enemy from the North), then to be treated this way by the people we were supposed to be protecting, really hit all of us recruits hard.

 I was posted to RSTT Wagga at Forest Hill and began my training as an Equipment Clerk, which I completed at the end of the year. My first posting was to RAAF Base Central Store at Williamtown near Newcastle, where I had ex-Vietnam veterans, suffering from PTSD, plus injuries working beside me. I wanted to go over to participate, like my Dad did during the Korean War in the R.A.N. and my Uncles did in WWII, who were both killed.

My luck wasn’t with me at all, I was told to get ready to go over, go down to medical and get my booster shots and pack up my cabin trunk and duffle bag, as I was leaving within three days. On the day before, I was told that I wasn’t going over anymore as another chap with additional qualifications was going over instead. That really upset me, so I applied for an Indulgence passage to Butterworth, which came through in 1971.

 In the three weeks I was there I was asked to go on a covert mission and one day the opportunity was there, so I went with the Malaysian Army convoy inland from Butterworth, to check out the safety zones for the base. About thirty kilometres from the base we came under fire from communists (we had two jeeps up front, an APC, then two jeeps in the rear. I was in the rear jeep and a round hit the car about an inch from my head. However the young bloke in the front as the passenger froze and I quickly grabbed his SLR and saw a bloke run behind a coconut palm and then noticed another chap do the same behind the same tree.

 I didn’t have to wait long before one put his head around to see if the coast was clear, so I fired and he went down, so the second one panicked and as he started to run, I fired again and he went down, then behind a pile of fallen trees, I didn’t see a third bloke until he jumped up and ran, so I fired hitting him in below the left shoulder blade and down he went.

 As the firing finished the Officer came up to us and asked if we were ok and I said I was ok, while the others were also talking. Just then an army chap called out that three communists were over on my side of the jeep about thirty yards away and two had been shot in their heads and one through the heart also through his back. I just sat there very quiet and said that this bloke in the front was a great shot, but that lie didn’t last long, as the officer looked at me and said, this is his first trip out here and he couldn’t hit a barn if the barrel was leaning against it, so all eyes focused on me. So I said, so I got angry having somebody shooting at me!

 Of course when I came back to Australia I told the Squadron Leader who asked me to go on a mission in the first place, but nothing is written down about it, accept my old passport, which has my arrival and departure dates. I had been warned that it was still dangerous up there in 1971 and to watch out all the time. Mirages were still taking off and dropping bombs on communist sites only a hundred kilometres away from Butterworth at that time.

I decided that just sitting behind a desk writing supply demands and arrivals, was a bit boring so I remustered to the Air Defence Mustering and was posted to No 1 CRU at Brookvale, then after the training, to No 2 CRU at Lee Point near Darwin. In November 1973 Gough brought in the amnesty and I decided to get out and do a Flight Service Officers course in Melbourne for DCA in those days.

 I waited for seventeen months without an answer, so I re-enlisted on the 10th April 1975 as a Supplier (Stores person) and was posted to No 2 Stores Depot, Regents Park in Western Sydney. Upon arrival I was asked to be transferred to the Ground Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Villawood. I remained in those two areas until I was posted to Base Squadron Central Store Amberley Queensland.

 However during my stay at Regents Park, I attended the Granville Train Crash on the 18th January 1977, as a party of a small convoy of trucks to remove all the body bags to Lidcombe or Parramatta hospital. After only one trip to Lidcombe morgue, we carried four adult bodies and a young girl who had been cut in half, which affected both of us so much that we drove straight back to base and handed the truck over. We were then told to go straight back to work, not to go to medical for any counselling like they do today. All I did was sit on a seat all day at the back of the store listening to a concrete pipe breakage testing unit as it went on and on banging and crashing through pipes to see what pressure they could withstand.

Within three days I went into a 29 year memory loss period and have only cam out of it about a year ago. I am now hoping that a claim I put in for PTSD is approved, due to the constant nightmares and daydreams I have almost every night!

 As a Supplier I began handling chemicals in 1975 and never stopped handling them until I got out of the Air Force on the 9th April 1987. Not once in those years was I presented with a pair of gloves, protective coveralls, facial safety equipment, side splash units for safety head wear, nor even a pair of over shoe protectors. So now I suffer numerous conditions, plus my wife suffers conditions as well, due to her handling my work clothes and the chemicals staying in the washing machine ready to contaminate any other clothes that went in.

 Ok I have explained all about that so you have an idea about me, so if you do want to pass on the names of chemicals you used in the service or civy Street, cosmetics your wives or girlfriends use, which includes your daughters, to see if they are putting poisons on themselves, please feel free to contact me on my website, as that’s all I can do now, after handling the SR51 sealant for the F-111’s at Amberley, so by offering to look up sites and passing information on to people free of charge, I still feel as if I am doing something to help people.

 We were never able to have any children, thanks to the SR51, but the Air Force don’t care about us, even admitting that they were fully liable for poisoning us, accepting the full health study and stating we were going to receive compensation after Christmas 2004, not one cent has arrived yet.

 But hopefully the new Government may be able to change things around for us all?

 Right everyone cheers for now and don’t be afraid to pass on Chemical names for me to place on my site please?

 Cheers for now,

 Phillip Moon –

Version number two written ten months after the first version.

 From: Plillip Moon

To: 'Allen J Petersen'

Sent: Saturday, 3 January 2009 1:58 PM


Hi Syd, I once made a comment about my Indulgence Passage to Butterworth in July 1971 and before leaving Australia, I was told to be very careful because of Communist Insurgents still occasionally causing problems not far from Butterworth and Penang. At 19 I was asked while I was there to pretend I was a tourist and check out Butterworth Base outside perimeter security from a different perspective and not just from the military side of things. Basically due to the increase of the locals moving closer and closer to the back of the bases perimeter, I was asked to see how safe it was and pay particular attention to mortar shells being lobbed into the base, so the distance was important

On the day in question when I had to go over to Butterworth Base to get Salt Tablets

from Medical, I noticed an Malaysian Army patrol getting ready to out on one of their local patrols, so I asked if I could come along as a tourist, although I was waiting for a phone call, which was again advised to watch out for while I was up there, by the Squadron Leader. After persuading the Officer said seeing we were only going on patrol for a few hours and I wasn’t going to be picked up until 5pm, I could come along.

Basically I won’t go through the whole matter again, because the same chaps who were there in the 60’s will all come out of the woodwork again and accuse me of making it all up. But we came under attack, I killed three but the entire sixteen were killed. Now for those blokes who even said there were no mirages up there at the time, I will tell you something that should shut your mouths instantly, so back off!

I have four witnesses including a 9 Squadron helicopter pilot, a person working on the far end at the back of the base at the time and heard gunfire going off in the distance, a Malaysian SNCO who also had to put in a report or our trip, without any mention of me going, as it wasn’t allowed as you know, plus one of the men of the group who took me up there had to be attended to, not for being wounded but for running into a stump of a tree hurting his leg. Now for the non believers that no mirage aircraft were there while I was at Penang. I was staying with Woff Cliff Woollard and his wife, Anne and three other children almost across the road at Tanjong Bungah from the International School.

Now for those who totally disagreed that I ever went there or I was telling untruths, if you know of Woff Woollard, he happened to be the W.O.D. of 75 Squadron, which happened to be the Mirage Squadron I was telling you about, yet you wouldn’t believe me, so that may silence a few of you and by the way a mate of mine was posted to 75 Squadron only three weeks after I left Butterworth returning home to Williamtown in August. His name is Ian Winkle and his job was to wash down the Mirages, that you people said that we’re not there!

Before I even left Williamtown to go to Butterworth, I was sent to Medical to have booster shots and told to pack as if I was going to Vietnam, because I was single and could be flown over on the regular flights from Butterworth to Vietnam in those days as Vietnam was still going in 1971. I had to have all my belongings packed into my cabin trunk and the items coming up to Butterworth with me, kept separate. So when I arrived in Singapore first, we stopped off at the R.A.F. Base that had the barriers come down to close the road, while we crossed to the Air Movements area, then we proceeded to Butterworth about an hour later, after letting off about fourteen Singaporean Officers. I also told you that I was told to be very careful as there were still activities going on in very small skirmishes around the Penang area.

One last thing is that I was told if I was to receive a phone call saying I was going to Vietnam from Butterworth, then my cabin trunk would be loaded on a Herc and sent to Nam. I also had to watch any red flags blowing in the breeze on the hills in the Tanjong Bungah cleared land areas and not to go over to them, because they were traps set with bags of lollies for any unsuspected person to walk over to and pick up the bag, as it was a triggering device for explosives underneath the site and all children were warned not to go near them.

Which is what was verified by a women School Teacher from the International School to me  while I walked around there one day.

So for all you non believers who all had a go at me the first time, I will tell you again, I don’t have to answer to any of you, it happened to me, you were not there at the same time as I was and you didn’t see the huge number of your photos, including your family photos, that I saw when I went into a shop to buy something one day, but when the owner saw me, it was too late and I saw them and him throw them under the counter. Which I reported to the Local Police, so as I said the first time, I felt you were very lucky as they knew exactly what you and your family looked like and wonder to yourselves, why did they want to know in the first place, all I can say is that you were lucky, maybe the local Police went straight around and saw him?

To those who still don’t believe me, then tough and I will not answer questions as If I am facing a court martial, I was there, you weren’t with me when this event occurred, but my witnesses know. I am not after medals or anything I just wanted to tell you about what happened. So you can either believe me or just let it go I won’t lose any sleep as I am already dying from being poisoned by handling SR51 for the F-111’s at Amberley, along with my wife.

Sorry Syd for going on a bit there, but I just wanted those people to know that I wasn’t telling any untruths!

Cheers, Phil

Moon says some truly stupid things. “I am not after medals or anything”.  Yes you are, you are after a bigger DVA pension, personal fame and sympathy. Your stage props of the wheel chair and walker are real good the only thing missing is an electric scooter.

He further says:”I am already dying from being poisoned by handling SR51 for the F-111's at Amberley, along with my wife”. We will consider the assertion that he is dying because of handling his wife is poor phraseology

Moon your witnesses at the back of the Butterworth base must have had good ears to have heard the barking of your rifle because you said you were thirty kilometers away from the base when you were ambushed?

Believe it or not, Moon is serious about what he has written and as recent as 21 Feb 09 we had another bit of Philip Moon trash passed to us.

FirstLastName = Phillip Moon

Email = phillip.moon@optusnet.com.au

Message =

After reading reports from a so called XXXXXXXX, then Nifty Blue, and many others who still call me a liar. I would like to add some additional information that certainly may change your hard hitting, spot on images as if you were all journalists working for the Australian. To answer the big statement made that many of you and other have all commented about, when I stated that their were Mirages at Butterworth when I arrived there (as per my old passport, stamped as a Social Visit Pass) on the 13th July 1971, now wait for this and learn something! You were never told where I was staying at Penang at the time and nobody even asked me, all many of you have done is criticize my statement of what happened. Well for all of you, my girlfriend at the time was named Anne Woollard, does anyone's mind suddenly say UH-OH, well they should, because her father was the W.O.D. of 75 Squadron and they were the Mirage Squadron there, from 05/67-08/83. I lived with the Woollard family almost across the road from the International School at Tanjung Bungah. Now you are probably going to still say I was stretching the truth about the action I saw while I was there. Well Cliff (Woff Woollard had to go to the base and I had to go over to medical to get salt tablets, which is why spent the day at the base and couldn't leave on my own accord to travel back on the Ferry and back to where they lived. It may seem stupid to those disbelievers but I didn't know my way home for starters, so I had to wait for the Woff to finish work, which is why I began to wander over to see what the convoy of vehicles were doing. Now I don't have to continue on as you have read what I have already written before. I have three witnesses who know of the small attack I went through that day, one was a 9 Squadron helicopter pilot, only two 9 Squadron helicopters were based in Butterworth. The crew member remembered that one skirmish took place, the other two, one was a member of our group who had a slight leg injury while diving for cover and the third was a person from the base who found out about the skirmish upon our return. In addition to all of this, if those people still don't believe me about the Mirages being up there, firstly why was I allowed to travel on an Indulgence flight to Butterworth in the first place if I didn't have any special reason to go and the second area to look at is that only three weeks after I left Malaysia to come home, a friend of mine was working on the Mirages cleaning them and falling off them during refueling and having to stand on the wings during the tropical downpours. We still keep in touch today and he can't believe that many of you have any doubts about what I have said is true, because he made one statement, which if you think about it long enough, is proof enough that it was still not safe in Penang during 1971. He stated that hillsides had red flags on them with tiny bags of lollies in them, to entice children to go up to them and then stand on a mine! I was not only told to watch out for myself prior to leaving as things were still a little shaky up there, but upon arrival at Butterworth I was again told to be careful and there was a curfew on at night, especially around our area of Tanjong Bungah. Enough is enough, 38 years have passed, I am not after any medals, or certificates, you were not with me, so those who know the truth and have come forward to assist me with explaining everything, I thank and for the rest of you, the past is the past just live the rest of your days out and stop pretending that you are the number one detective in a Television Show. I really feel sorry for you blokes, for continually living in the past and not wanting to look into the future, what a shame. Please remember I am not after anything out of this at all, but I won't be called a liar by people who have never even met me or were there with me on that occasion, so good day to you all

Phillip Moon doesn’t wear medals he has not earned, but he is a liar and a wannabe whose stories are so stupid you would think they would not fool anybody, however it is sad to report that he does have fans who have castigated none believers.

Ms Jenny Bell is a cantankerous women who is not a veteran and not even an ex servicewoman, she has lots of silly things to say about veterans:

From: Jenny Bell [mailto:queenbee1@bigpond.com]

To: Allen J Petersen

Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 9:03 AM

Subject: TO MR xxxxxxxxx & MR xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Did I miss something here Mr xxxx & Mr xxxxxxx ?

 What amazing personage was it, who died and left either, or both of you, in charge of what we should read & believe ?

 As both of you would be very well aware, the history of 2nd D&E, (As just one example ) which both of you so scathingly dismissed, a few short weeks ago, has now in fact, been accepted by the AWM, and acknowledged as having happened , in SPITE of the fact that there was seemingly NO written history, in official accounts!

 Official accounts have been discredited before today, & some will continue to be shown to be non factual, in some cases .

 Why then, speak so scathingly, of the personal accounts of Vets, when you were NOT PRESENT, to be able to say otherwise ? And  could you Please, tell me WHY ....you BOTH seem to think, that someone has died, and made you the God almighty authority, on what we should read, and /or what Vets should write about ?

Phillip Moon & Noel Muller, have written from their OWN personal experience ...not your experience gentlemen....but THEIRS!

 If you were both not so full of yourselves, you would know that there are experiences in this world, (besides your own ), that need telling, and just because YOU were not there & it isn't written up by the army/navy/air force history, does by no stretch of the imagination, mean it didn't happen!!!

So Back Off Gentlemen!! And allow others their own personal right, to relay what happened during their service, as they see it. You have the right to use your forefinger & hit the delete button if you so choose ...but DONT dismiss, and /or , denigrate the personal memoirs of others, unless you were THERE, and don't presume to tell others what YOU think we should believe !!!!

Have a nice day!

Jenny Bell

Moon being a persistent fraudster  wrote another long and boring email about his “troubles” on the 28 Feb 09. In this one he alludes to being too well "cammed up" to be found by the police and he puts this down to “having had training for Vietnam”.

From: Plillip Moon

To: 'Allen J Petersen'

Sent: Saturday, 28 February 2009 12:59 AM


Dear readers and especially xxxxxxxx,

I just want to not only agree with xxxxxx, but to also plead with the true Australian and not just the pretend Australian who just cares about their job with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Although the Government has changed, the same people are continuing to undertake the same amount of delay tactics, withholding of granting TPI pensions, coming up with pitiful excuses to stop people being granted the medial condition PTSD, when these civilian workers, have never seen a rifle or firearm in their lives.

Why is it that all the Ministers and Prime Ministers children have never served in forces and actually gone to the front lines? Please answer that question as thousands of ex-service personnel from all services would like to know the answers. After studying PTSD for many years by results put out by numerous Universities, Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Medical Institutions all over the world, PTSD can be caused by any number of situations, including a person seeing even one body or having it caused by having numerous medical conditions to deal with!

Xxxxxx  is spot on in regards that ALL THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS STAFF, from the lowest level to the Director Generals of all Offices throughout Australia, should have to explain to an investigator, exactly why claims have never been settled, why claims have been purposely hidden for months or years, why Officers are unable to claim their own medical conditions, due to them having to wait many years before their own medical files are released?

The biggest problem with the Department of Veterans Affairs, is the fact that it has a huge percentage of workers, that have no military experience and just because we had an election, they continue on with what they were doing during the Howard Government. Enough is enough if investigators find these workers have purposely being delaying the outcomes of claims, through delays the placing of files onto desks belonging to a pregnant women who has gone on maternity leave, thinking that it is now out of their hands for about twelve months, then they should answer to the courts, not just a member of the Department of Veterans Affairs!

If they started to go to jail and Alan Griffin MP decides to transfer the Department of Veterans Affairs to be part of the military portfolio and have all staff replaced with an equal number of military personnel from the three services, (that would be charged if they didn’t do the job properly), then you would find more respect shown towards the Department of Veterans Affairs. The absolute poor excuses I personally have had thrown at me, has been nothing but atrocious. The moving of the Department of Veterans Affairs to become part of the Military Portfolio, doesn’t mean that Alan Griffin MP has to be transferred at all, he should remain as the Minister for that Department, because we have finally after decades, have a Minister that is truly concerned in our individual issues.

Here in Australia the Government is yet to study a condition that effects numerous numbers of ex-personnel and is called ‘MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY’, which has already been accepted in Germany, America, Canada and the U.K. and we all know, thousands of us ex-members of all three services have handled multiple chemicals during our work in the services. This also causes PTSD and yet Doctors in New Zealand and Australia are either too scared to admit that this exists or can't read the Internet yet! Well Normie I am totally behind you mate and I too am sick to death of people who have never seen any action or disasters and live their lives every day, just thinking of what movie they will go out to see tonight, or where they will go for their holidays or on the weekend, say they know what we have gone through.

Until the Government or a Government has the balls to stand up to the people and admit that our forces are at a critical level, plus all the personnel now overseas will in the future become sick due to Depleted Uranium or other chemicals and they will also be in our shoes, then Australia is in a lot of trouble. We have to bring in compulsory cadets at all Colleges and Schools, plus compulsory time after leaving Schools to go into the Reserves then immediately into the mainstream National Service, because we ex-service personnel know that it takes eighteen months to train a civilian to become a trained member of the service of their choice.

However to continue to hide your heads in the sand when it comes to treating people who already have PTSD acknowledged and for those poor bastards who constantly sit on the 100% pension suffering everyday with PTSD, that the Department of Veterans Affairs will not approve due to their members coming up with pathetic, idiotic and just plain damn disgraceful excuses that force us to go in front of a VRB and then be treated like idiots, that is just plain stupid. I bet things would change in a hell of hurry if the Federal Police stepped in to check all the Department of Veterans Affairs workers out and find out exactly what they are doing, which is what is needed now or else the public won't join the services at all.

I realise I carried on a bit Normie, but I am sick and tired of suffering PTSD, yet nobody at the Department of Veterans Affairs will accept it, even though I just walked out into a sugar cane field on a wet day and hid. The Police drove past me twenty-three times and couldn’t see me, due to my Vietnam training. I was only picked up when I changed my mind after finding an illegal dumping ground for many things near the Burnett River, so I told the police, who were really great and drove me home and treated me very well, they could have just shot me! My main reason for the walk was to just keep walking into the Burnett River so these Nightmares and Daydreams I have will go away! That’s my fourth time and my Psychiatrist is really upset that I haven’t been classed as having PTSD, like other’s.

To end mate, just a couple of words now I fully agree with you all the way, Phil


Philip has wormed his way into international fame by appearing on a web site relating to global poisoning. He even has his own page titled “Philip’s story”, read this heart wrenching account here:   http://www.mcs-global.org/Stories/Phillips_Story.htm  Then if you can stomach it, have a look at his other little story here:   http://poisoned.homestead.com/    

Simply put Philip Moon is a liar, a wannabe and a malingerer. His attempts to elevate himself to the category of hero are ham fisted, lack credibility and are somewhat comical.  Moon has failed to get under the DVA radar in the same way  others like Hammal and Brain have done.

All of the evidence condemning Moon as a Wannabe a liar and a fraud has been provided by Moon himself, he is a pathological liar and should not be accepted or tolerated in the veteran community. Although Moon has condemned himself by his own hand, we will include here contents of an email received refuting much of what Moon has said. This information is from a retired RAAF Officer with much experience at Butterworth.

"I was at Butterworth on my second tour from 1969 to 1972.  NO MORTARS were ever fired onto RAAF Butterworth at any time in history.  There were two squadrons of Mirages there at this time but they were NEVER armed with other than practice weapons and therefore never used against communist insurgents.

Indulgence passengers would have had no official contact with any patrols around the Base which never happened with my knowledge, nor would Base officials have any reason to contact indulgence passengers who were holidaying at Penang.  Salt tablets!!!!!!!! Never during my tours of Malaysia and Thailand form1961-1963 and again 1969-1973 and during staff visits in 1982,83 and 84 were salt tablets issued at Butterworth.

International School!!!!!!!!!!  RAAF School Penang was the Australian Armed Forces school built at Penang in 1961/62. British armed forces children were not enrolled at the school.  Australians only.

Moon knew somebody whose job it was to wash down Mirage aircraft????????????  This would be a very rare event.  Maybe happened just before a C or D sevicing, which was done at Butterworth in an area far removed from my workplace.  If this was done it would be done by Local laborers and maybe the odd airframe fitter supervising.

Bless Moon and his dreams." 

Moon is a persistent scammer, who lacks the ability to see his actions through. We can only surmise that he believes he is gradually wearing the Department of Veterans Affairs down – let us hope not.


6th Oct 2009

Update Phillip Moon

To this day Phillip Moon maintains his Malaysian escapade is true blue, and would you believe that he has ex service people out there who support him and encourage him.

Succinctly put, Phillip Moon is a liar, and his supporters are just "suckers".

We received this information from another RAAF person who was serving at Butterworth when Moon committed his “acts of cool courage”.

  ----- Original Message -----

From: xxxxxxxxxxxx

To: guestbook@anzmi.net

Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 3:13 PM

Subject: Form posted from Windows Internet Explorer. 

Phillip Moon is over the moon. I served at Butterworth 1970 to1973 in the communications centre and we were aware to most things going on around the base. If these so called incidents were happening, there would have been communications regarding these. We operated links to Vietnam, had contact with 75 and 77 sqn mirages for SAR duties and also 9 sqn. As an operator in the encrypting and decrypting room we were cleared to secret communications and nothing ever happened re the base being shelled or communists being in the area. I lived on Penang Island,

which was safe both day and night. 9 sqn were doing observation flights up to the Thai border and at times on weekends we went with them as loadies but these were purely training flights for the crew. This guy is an out and out liar.

In another attempt to weasel a pension from the Department of Veterans Affairs Moon has also claimed to have given heroic service at a train crash that occurred near his RAAF base in Sydney.  Of course the RAAF “expunged” all records of that incident in the same way they did regarding his Malaysian adventure. 

Moon is a career liar and we expect to be placing more reports on our web site as his career of stupidity progresses.

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: Moore
Christian Names: Richard
Country: Australia
State or Province: Western Australia
City or Town: Esperance
Service #: Unknown
Service: Unknown
Branch: Unknown
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:



Senior Sergeant Richard Moore is a member of the Western Australia Police and the OIC of Esperance Police Station since 2014. He has an important position of trust in the community of Esperance, and must at all times act in a diligent and ethical manner in execution of his duty as a sworn officer of the law.


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The above photograph was taken at the 2016 Esperance ANZAC Day service. It is one of many taken at various commemorations where Moore has sported his medals or medal ribbons.

Here he can be seen wearing the following:

  1. National Police Service Medal (NPSM).
  2. National Medal.
  3. Australian Defence Medal (ADM).
  4. WA Police Diligent and Ethical Service Medal.
  5. Citizens Military Force Commemorative (Junk medal).
  6. Regular Forces Commemorative (Junk Medal).


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The National Police Service Medal (NPSM) is a special service award within the Australian honours system to provide "recognition for the unique contribution and significant commitment of those persons who have given ethical and diligent service as a sworn member of an Australian police service".

The NPSM is awarded for "15 years 'ethical and diligent service' on or after 14 February 1975, or for a lesser period if that service was terminated due to the member's death, or to an impairment related to the discharge of their duties as a Constable of Police".

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The West Australia Police Diligent and Ethical Service Medal is awarded to serving, and former serving sworn members, who have completed ten years of diligent and ethical service.

This medal is a State award and Federal protocol dictates that they are to be worn on the right breast. The WA Police Commissioner has provided written (albeit incorrect) approval for members to wear both State and Federal medals on the left breast. In this regard, Richard can justifiably claim the defence that he was just following orders!

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It is the last two medals that cause offence to current and former Defence members. These so-called ‘medals’ are nothing more than junk, usually purchased by those wishing to build up not only their medal rack, but their ego as well.

In response to enquiries to West Australia Police (WAPOL), regarding the incorrect wearing of service medals, the following was received from the Ethical Standards Branch:


Thank you for your email received by WA Police Media & Public Affairs on Wednesday, 22 March 2017.  The matter has since been forwarded to WA Police Professional Standards and brought to my attention.

As a result of the concerns you expressed about Senior Sergeant Richard Moore’s wearing the Citizens Military Force Commemorative Medal and Regular Forces Commemorative Medal I have made inquiries with both, WA Police Honours & Awards and Senior Sergeant Moore.  I have established as these particular medals are from an external body permission must be obtained for them to be worn with WA Police Uniform.  Senior Sergeant Moore states he was not aware of this requirement and advised me he will immediately desist wearing the medals and ribbon bar until he receives the necessary authority to wear them.   I am informed once WA Police Honours and Awards receives his request to wear these medals they will base their decision upon relevant legislation and WA Police Policies.    

In summary I am satisfied Senior Sergeant Moore’s actions in wearing of the medals was not meant to offend and note he has been quick to remedy the situation at his own direction, once the oversight was brought to his attention.  Consequently determination as to his entitlement to wear these medals in the future will rest with WA Police Honours & Awards and I will not be taking further action on the matter from the perspective of Professional Standards.

Once again I appreciate you bringing this matter to the attention of WA Police and hope my response has addressed your concerns.  Should you be dissatisfied with this course of action, you can report misconduct to the Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC), who have legislative oversight over WA Police misconduct matters.  The CCC will assess your report and may conduct a review of the matter at their discretion.




Kim Johnson  | Senior Sergeant 7164 | Ethical Standards Divsion| Level 10, 256 Adelaide Terrace Perth  WA  6000 | Western Australia Police

A look at the electronic media will show a number of WAPOL members, right up to the rank of Commissioner, wearing commemorative medals and State medals mixed with those awarded by the Commonwealth. Obviously they have been ill-advised by their own Honours and Awards section.

May we provide the following advice to WAPOL Honours and Awards, as sourced from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, concerning the wearing of “Tin” medals:


Ex-service organisations sometimes commission their own unofficial medals to mark participation in particular military campaigns, periods of service or types of service that have not been recognised through the Australian honours system. Awards made by foreign governments which have not been approved by the Governor-General for acceptance and wear are also "unofficial". There are no restrictions to wearing such medals in appropriate private settings, such as a meeting of the relevant ex-service association, or a reception hosted by the relevant foreign government. Ideally, unofficial medals should not be worn at public ceremonial and commemorative events, but if they are worn as the occasion requests, the convention is that they are worn on the right breast.

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The above photograph was taken at the 2017 Esperance ANZAC Day ceremony, where Moore had a key role in the service.

Again, Moore is wearing the same medals, although this time their order has been adjusted for whatever reason.

This leaves some unanswered questions, such as, has Moore chosen to ignore the advice of Professional Standards, or has, once again, the West Australian Police Force decided it is a law unto itself when it comes to medal protocol?

Until WAPOL changes official policy, it will only further damage the expectations that veterans have regarding the behaviour of police members.

Senior Sergeant Richard Moore, you have been awarded both State and Federal medals recognising your Police service, particularly in the areas of diligence and ethical behaviour.

By wearing worthless medals, you have deceived the community you serve in to believing you are a decorated Veteran. Your actions are far from ethical and show your lack of respect towards your fellow police officers and the veteran community in general.

You now have a record, complete with mugshot, on the ANZMI site for all to see.

Surname: Moran
Christian Names: Dennis Michael John
Country: Australia
State or Province: Unknown
City or Town: Unknown
Service #: 279827 (incomplete)
Service: Army National Service
Branch: Transport. Royal Australian Army Service Corps
Commencement of service: 01 Oct 71
Case Notes:




Dennis Moran was born about 1951. He was conscripted into the Australian Army on the 1 October, 1971 as a National Serviceman. He completed his three months training at Singleton 3 Recruit Training Battalion (RTB) and was posted to a RAASC unit. He had no overseas service. He is currently a member of the National Servicemen’s Association, New South Wales.

The above photograph shows Moran wearing at least four medals on his left side. The first one is hidden behind his lapel but it would be the Australian Defence Medal. (ADM) The second medal is the Anniversary of National Service 1951 to 1972 medal. (NSM)

The last two medals are tin purchased trinkets that mean nothing.

The second last medal is a United Kingdom (UK) National Defence Service Medal and can be purchased on the internet for about A$100.00. Below is an example of this medal.

The last medal is a UK Volunteer Service Medal. This medal can also be purchased on the internet for about the same price. Below is an example of this medal.

Both of these medals are commemorative medals and should be worn on the right side, if worn at all, and not mixed with genuinely awarded medals. He has had them Court Mounted next to his genuine two medals to make them look official.

Moran is a Medal Cheat and a wannabee.

He wears United Kingdom tin medals for his Australian Army Service. That makes Moran a "Moron".

As compulsory National Service in Australia was terminated by the Whitlam Government during 1972, it is doubtful that Moran would have completed his two years service, yet he wears four medals. Even if he volunteered to continue serving until his two year term expired in October, 1973, he is only entitled to the ADM and the NSM.

We have exposed numerous National Service Association personnel who increase their genuine medals entitlement with rubbish on this website recently. There are many more in the pipeline.

Our advice to Dennis Moran is remove them immediately and be satisfied with what you have genuinely been awarded.

The National Servicemen’s Association of Australia need to take a stronger stance on this issue and de-register and ban medal cheats in their midst.

Surname: Morgan aka Rodrigue
Christian Names: Michael David aka Miguel
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Brisbane
Service #: Nil
Service: Claims Royal Australian Navy
Branch: Claims Clerance Diver
Commencement of service: Nil
Completion of service: Nil
Case Notes:


A high percentage of Australian and New Zealand military imposters falsely pretend that they were a member of an elite fighting force. Army Special Air Service Regiment, Fighter pilots or Navy Clearance Divers in active war zones, come to mind.

Michael Morgan, also known as Migz Rodriguez has been falsely claiming to be a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Clearance Diver for many years.


Morgan is a Tattooist, and was employed by a Tattoo Parlour in Brisbane. He told his employers as well as patrons, that he had been a member of the RAN Clearance Diving Team (RANCDT) with active service in Afghanistan. He also boasted his RANCDT service to members of Australian Sons SMC, a motor cycle club he was a member of.


In the above photograph, Morgan is wearing the following.

1. The Australian Active Service Medal with clasp. Not entitled
2. Afghanistan Medal. Not entitled.
3. Australian Overseas Service Medal – Greater Middle East. Not Entitled.
4. Australian Defence Medal. Not entitled.

Above his un-entitled medal rack he is wearing what appears to be a RAN Principal Warfare Officer Badge. (PWO) - Not entitled.

He also wears an Australian Army polyester shirt with the rising sun patch on his left shoulder. - Not entitled.

Morgan was not awarded any of the medals or PWO Badge. He was never a member of the Australian Defence Force. (ADF). He is projecting a façade that he was or is, a member of the ADF with Afghanistan active service. He has committed offences against the Defence Act 1903, Sections 80A and 80B.

Falsely representing himself to being a returned soldier, sailor or airman, and also wearing service decorations and medals that have not been awarded to him. Defence Act 1903 Sections 80A and 80B.- $3,300 dollar fine and/or 6 months imprisonment, each offence.

Morgan also placed posts on Facebook that indicated that he was a member of the RANCDT 1/TAG (e) Division. That information is also false.

He also posted the below medals on Facebook claiming that they were awarded to him. They are out of proper sequence, however he received quite a few likes and a multitude of ANZAC Day congratulations for that one !!

Morgan was reported to ANZMI by concerned former RANCDT personnel and others, who have had enough of these imposters stealing their honour. The RANCDT is equal to the SASR and their New Zealand counterparts, with unique service to their respective countries. It takes a lot of skill and courage to be accepted into these specialised Units. Morgan has neither.

Morgan aka Rodriguez should publicly apologise for his fraudulent behavior.

The ANZMI site has numerous military imposters claiming former Clearance Diver service. The below link will take you to another classic fraud - Kurt Ronald Southam. He has featured on our site for some time and will continue to do so. These clowns just keep turning up, and in this particular case, when exposed as liars and valour thieves, threaten legal action.


Surname: Morse
Christian Names: Ronald Leslie
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Tweed Valley
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Case Notes:
Ronald Leslie Morse

After Recruit and Corps Training Morse was posted to  4RAR in Australia from 13 Dec 1967 until 16 May 1968, he departed 4RAR at the same time 4RAR departed for Vietnam. He had every opportunity to complete a full tour of Vietnam with 4RAR because he did not complete his National Service obligation until 11 Jul 1969. Morse now pretends to be a Vietnam Veteran in doing so he dishonours himself and veterans everywhere.

Morse is entitled to two medals these are The Anniversary of National Service 1951 – 1972 Medal (ANSM) and the Australian Defence Medal (ADM), the other four are either stolen or purchased plastic rubbish.

He tells a very convincing story about how he went to Vietnam but only spent thirty three days in country and had to return to Australia on compassionate grounds.  He has told some that he served with 3RAR in Vietnam and others that he served with 4RAR in Vietnam.

Below are documents from his Service File that show he never served in South Vietnam.



Morse was born in the area where he now lives and sports his bogus medals as he did on the occasion of receiving funding for his National Servicemen's Sub Branch as shown was in the local newspaper. By way of his photo appearing in a local newspaper all would believe him to be a "local boy" who did his bit in an Infantry Battalion in Vietnam. Morse enforces this impression with his rack of Vietnam Medals, but impressions do not count and ANZMI will make him account for his stupid actions that make him a miserable thief of honour. 

Morse is  another wannabe who has insinuated himself into high office in an Ex Service Organisation (ESO) he is President of the Tweed Valley Murwillumbah Sub Branch of the National Servicemen's Association.  People like Morse deliberately seek high profile positions to exhibit their fake honour and fake medals in a bid to receive perverse accolades for their "heroic service"

Morse has clearly broken the law, he has been photographed wearing medals to which he has no entitlement. Under the Defence Act 1903 the penalties for the improper use of Service decorations and for impersonating Service personnel include a fine of up to $3,300, six months imprisonment, or both.  

For many years ANZMI and its predecessors have be imploring law enforcement authorities, particularly the Australian Federal Police to take decisive action against offenders however Australian Veterans continue to be frustrated by the lack of action against those who steal their honour.


28th Aug 2009

Update Ronald Leslie Morse

Morse’s local newspaper has got hold of the Morse saga and given him a bit of space.



Morse had the audacity to say when interviewed by the newspaper that he just borrowed the medals he is wearing for a photo shoot.  He has made no mention of his false claims to have served in Vietnam; however he does threaten legal action against ANZMI for stating he is a fraud and an imposter, well cop this Morse:

You are a sad sack, fraud, imposter and wannabe, you are also a liar and a dishonourable person.

Please pass the above to your legal representatives so that he is clear about what we have said.

You claim to be a Vietnam Veteran and you are not.

You falsely wear Vietnam Medals to portray yourself as a Vietnam Veteran. 

You claim other National Servicemen are attacking you because of sour grapes over internal National Servicemen’s Association politics.  Wrong Morse. You are under attack from every Veteran who served in Vietnam, whether he be an ex National Serviceman or a regular Soldier, Sailor or Airman. 

You have on many occasions stated that you are a Vietnam Veteran and you have on many occasions worn Vietnam Military Medals.

We look forward to the results of the National Servicemen’s Associations investigation into your activities. When they are available we will publish them as another update.

Morse you have been caught fair and square, now show some moral fibre, apologise to all veterans, confess to your wife that you have lied to her for many years and get on with your life without having to look over your shoulder, twenty four hours a day.


4th Jul 2010

Ronald Leslie Morse - Update

We have been officially advised that Ronald Leslie Morse the former President of the National Servicemen’s Association of Tweed Valley Murwillumbah Sub Branch is no longer a member of the National Servicemen’s Association (NSA) of NSW. Although, we note that the association has failed to amend their web site.  As at the 3 July 2010 Ron Morse is still wrongly listed as President of the Tweed Valley Murwillumbah Sub Branch.

Following our exposure, Morse continued to proclaim his innocence and pretend he was a returned Veteran, however the evidence we produced was accurate and damning and has lead to his departure from the NSA.

Morse is not alone as an ESO executive who has been exposed as a fake, many other Ex Service Organisation executives and Cadets Leaders have been caught out as liars, cheats and wannabes.

Below are some others from our web site, but not all:

Morse – Chapman – Fenton – Woollet –Young – Hammall – Bees – Kirkman – McCarthy – Bain – Crase – DiTullio – Doran – Keaton – Newton – Schmidt – Day – Wright and many more. 

It is well known that Wannabes push themselves into senior positions in Ex Service Organisations (ESOs) because acquiring executive status goes a long way in falsely raising their credibility.

This web site has raised the awareness of genuine Veterans, ex Servicemen and the general public Australia wide of the infiltration by wannabes and military impostors into ESOs. We will investigate all reports that are sent through this web site.

Morse has gone and he will not be missed, nor will he ever be removed from our web site.


9th Jul 2012

Ronald Leslie Morse - Update

Ronald Leslie Morse is the epitome of a recidivist liar, fraud and wannabe. He is still saying that he served in the Australian Army in Vietnam. Morse is another “King Rat” who has convinced his wife that he is a Vietnam Veteran. The Department of Defence, ANZMI, the National Servicemen’s Association, and Veterans everywhere know that Morse is a liar and a fraud.  




We are reliably advised that the newspaper article is not quite accurate, as the NSW Branch of the National Servicemen’s Association did not defy orders from National Headquarters of the Association; it was in fact a mate of Morse who dishonestly slipped Morse’s membership through the Branch Office. As soon as the executive became aware of the situation Morse was given the “boot"

Let there be no doubt – Leslie Ronald Morse is not a Vietnam Veteran, but he is a liar and wannabe


This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.

Surname: Moselen
Christian Names: Don
Country: New Zealand
State or Province: North Island
City or Town: Otaki
Service: Nil
Case Notes:

Don Moselen President of Otaki New Zealand (NZ) Returned Services Association (RSA) was described as a “slight bespectacled man whose tiny stature was offset by a booming voice and massive ego”.

There is nothing wrong with a massive ego as long as it is an honest ego. As shown in the newspaper clippings below Moselen had a long history of dishonesty.

Moselen picked the wrong people to try to fool when he posed before New Zealand Veterans with a rack of Medals he had not earned.  Moselen’s overnight demise from a strutting rooster to feather duster was well documented in the NZ media.

Here is “Rooster” Moselen                                           




 Here is “Feather Duster” Moselen



Moselen is caught and charged



First visit to court






History of criminal activity



Veterans call for apology



Community consequences


Don Moselen is a short, egotistical and loud man with a lengthy criminal history, we are seeing more and more con men pushing their way into Ex Service Organisations. Moselen eventually got his “comeuppance” , but he should never have been voted into the position of President of the Otaki RSA in the first place. ANZMI is dedicated to keeping the Veteran community clean and we urge all Veterans to be vigilant, because right now there are frauds and liars planning and plotting their moves to become executives in RSLs in Australia, and RSAs in New Zealand.

If you have any suspicions send us an email and we will respond.

Update Don Moselen 6 Aug 2012


 Don Moselen the final chapter

Anyone contemplating fraudulent activity in the Veteran communities of Australia or New Zealand should, as part of their decision making process, acquaint themselves to what happened to Don Moselen when he had his shot at deception.

Here is the final chapter about Moselen. After being fined for falsely wearing medals, he was fined for using New Zealand Returned Service Association funds to get a false medal mounted.

Go ahead make our day, give us something to write about, and something your family, your grandchildren and great grand children can read in the same way that Moselen’s heirs and successors will be able to do.

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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