Entries with Surname (Title)s starting with 'R'
Patricia Margaret Rice in her home town of Cessnock, New South Wales is known as Patrice Rhyce. she has added a bit of "Class" to her name and in the same way added a bit of "Class" to her medals rack. Below is a photograph of Rice on Anzac Day 2015 wearing lots of medals, badges, trinkets and a Peacekeepers Beret.
Here is another photograph of Rice on ANZAC Day 2014 wearing most of the false medals and badges she was wearing in 2015. We are reliably advised that she has been parading her false medals for many years.
The only medal that Rice would have, is the Australian Defence Medal. She served in the RAAF as a light transport Driver from April 1958 until June 1967. She is reported as being a competent Servicewoman who was promoted to Corporal during her service.
Here is a photograph of Rice on the day she enlisted:
Here is a letter from the Air Board who wrote her a letter of appreciation for her service after discharge.
We have been able to identify some of the medals and trinkets she is wearing. On the left Breast she is wearing four very prestigious awards, they are:
Royal Red Cross Medal - For exceptional service in Military Nursing.
Member of the Order of the British Empire. - For outstanding achievement or Service in the Community
Royal Red Cross medal - Same as above
Member of the Order of Australia (OAM) - For service worthy of particular recognition.
She also wears the:
Australian Defence Medal - For completing period of service in the Australian Defence Force.
Beneath the first row of medals there are Numerous United Nations Medals. We believe these to be:
1. U.N.T.S.O. (Truce Supervision Palestine/Israel, June 1948-Present)
2. U.N.E.F. II (Suez Canal and Sinai 1973-1979)
3. Golan Heights Medal
4. U.N.I.F.I.L. (Southern Lebanon 1978-Present
5. For service in the United Nations Headquarters
6. United Nations Korean War Medal
7. UNTSO medal again
8. Multinational force and observers medal.
9. UNTSO medal again
The Badges on the left lapel appear to be:
Caduceus Medical Pin.
Number two unsure
RAF Wings Sterling Silver Sweetheart Pin (with Kings Crown)
Army Parachute Wings
United Nations Button Badge
We will not detail what she is wearing on her right breast, however we do note a Presidential Citation.
On her head she wears the Powder Blue Peacekeepers Beret with the International Peacekeepers Badge.
Rice is not listed on the Australian Government Nominal Rolls as having been awarded an OAM, nor is she entitled to wear any of the other medals, except for the Australian Defence Medal which is awarded to all people who complete their engagement in the Defence Force.
We are reliably advised that the Cessnock Returned Services League, (RSL) Sub Branch and the New South Wales (NSW) State Branch have been aware of Rice's behaviour for numerous years and have chosen to do nothing.
The NSW State Branch behaved similarly in relation to other fraudsters from NSW.
Major Andrew Philip Johnstone from Lismore was protected (unsuccessfully) by ex senior Defence officers and members of the RSL. See here:
RSL executive and long term imposter who appears to have escaped censure from the Cronulla RSL Sub Branch and the NSW State RSL for his multiple false claims of Vietnam RAN service is Kenneth Edward English from the Cronulla RSL Sub Branch (Sydney)
We don't know what motivates Rice to behave so badly and insult Veterans and ex Service persons who had to work hard to earn medals and awards. We condemn her as a shameless fraud, liar and wannabe and we also condemn the NSW RSL for knowingly allowing her to fraudulent present herself as a highly decorated Veteran.
UPDATE Rice aka Rhyce 16 Jan 16
Ms Rice cannot believe that ANZMI would try to "bring down" her good name and would love to take us to court. She said this on 11 Nov 2015 at a Remembrance Day Commemoration Service in Cessnock NSW. Here is a photograph taken on that day.
Despite our initial exposure, Ms Rice is still decked out in lots of bling and it is interesting to note that she is not horsing around as she has added the Companion of the Order of Australia to her stable.
When questioned about the Order she said "it was presented to my Mother".
When asked about the Presidential Citation on her right shoulder, she said "it was personally presented to my father by the President of the United States".
She said about the parachute wings and the United Nations (UN) medals that she was given them after she left the RAAF, as she was there as a nurse to the UN. She also said that "she was not allowed to talk about her UN service".
This woman is clearly breaking the law and should be prosecuted by New South Wales (NSW) State Police, however NSW and Western Australia (WA) Police will not prosecute these offences. Every other State and Territory of Australia would take action, but NSW and WA cannot be bothered. Should those in positions of authority in those States earned genuine Defence Medals the hard way, then perhaps there would be a change of attitude.
Richard Wayne Rickard of the Sunshine, Melbourne RSL, Victoria.
Richard Wayne Rickard was a National Serviceman who served in Vietnam with 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. As is the case with most Infantry soldiers who served in Vietnam, he was a “Front Line” soldier. On ANZAC Day, 25 April 1969 he was “wounded in action” by a land mine. On that day, Australians were remembering the legends of all our past veterans and Rickard was adding to the legend on the front line of a war.
We are not happy to include Rickard on our web site but, he has chosen to add to his medals rack, a piece of self-purchased “Tin Junk”, known as the Front Line Medal.
Rickard is wearing the coveted and legitimate Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) which is all that is needed to indicate that he was a “front line” soldier.
We recognize Rickard as a true front line soldier, but condemn him for breaking tradition and protocols, by wearing the abominable medal as if it had honour and meaning.
Here is the offending Medal known as the "Frontline Medal" from the World War 2 era and Rickard’s offending rack.
We repeat the advice that we have given before – ONLY PROPERLY AWARDED OR APPROVED DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE MEDALS ARE WORN ON THE LEFT SIDE.
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.
Wannabes are not always retired ex-servicemen and women or nufti’s with no service at all. As our pages have shown, a small number of current serving members of the ADF think they can get away with embellishing their service or adding the odd medal or two to their rack to make themselves appear what they are not. Recent cases of this behaviour can be found by following the links provided:
With the above list containing both Officers and Other Ranks, it should come as no surprise that now we have a Warrant Officer fabricating his service. This is perhaps more disappointing because this Senior Sailor has during his career been responsible for training junior ranks in leadership, as well as a being a member of Sea Training Group where Warrant Officer Ritchie was the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on everything, including Navy values!
Peter Ritchie was photographed wearing:
Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) (No Entitlement)
Australian Service medal (ASM) (No Entitlement)
Defence Long Service Medal (DLSM) (Entitled)
Australian Defence Medal (ADM) (Entitled)
Unknown – Possibly UN Medal (No Entitlement)
Liberation of Kuwait Medal (No Entitlement)
Warrant Officer Ritchie has no entitlement to the AASM, ASM, Liberation of Kuwait Medal or the other one. These medals imply he has deployed to Middle East Area of Operations during the first Iraq war and also that he has also deployed on peacekeeping operations. None of it is true. Warrant Officer Ritchie did not deploy and has no entitlement to wear those medals.
If the fact that a Warrant Officer, the most senior non-commissioned rank in the Navy would embellish his medal entitlement is bad enough but Peter Ritchie is also a Military Policeman, and senior Australian Defence Force Investigative Service (ADFIS) investigator.
What chance do we have when the fox is put in charge of the chicken coop?
We at ANZMI are advised that Ritchie was reported to his superiors and at this time, all investigations and administrative action is complete. The final outcome was a CO's warning, and hopefully the loss of his credibility amongst fellow Service Police.
Whilst this matter has been dealt with internally by the Navy, let us not forget that Ritchie committed offences under the Commonwealth Defence Act (1903), not just internal Navy regulations. He improperly wore medals and decorations contrary to S80A of that Act and could have been subject to a maximum 6 months imprisonment. Sometimes a CO’s warning looks pretty good!
Precedents have been set with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) with Lieutenant Commander Brian Ferrie and Leading Seaman Fane Cokanauto, that if you wish to wear military medals/ribands that you are not entitled to wear, it doesn't really matter, because nothing is going to happen in a disciplinary sense to affect your military career.
This charlatan was traced and confronted by members of the AATTV (Australian Army Training Team, Vietnam) Queensland Division at a house in Ellen Street, Woody Point, a suburb north of the City of Brisbane. He stated that he borrowed the medals as a joke that turned sour. A "stupid joke" that had got out of hand.
His military experience was in 1959 when compulsory National Service required him to complete three (3) months basic training at 11 National Service Battalion situated at Wacol on the western outskirts of Brisbane.
He conned everyone he associated with claiming that he was employed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and working from the Australian Army's base at Enoggera, Brisbane.
His decorations, awards and medals claims include:
Alick Frank Robinson of Coolum Queensland was almost a Cook or a Steward in the Australian Army, however, he was discharged after only five months service. He must have had a yearning to be a Special Air Service (SAS) soldier as he likes to “Dress up” and tell people that he served in the elite Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) for six years.
The photo depicts Robinson boldly wearing the much coveted SASR Beret with SASR Badge and camouflage clothing. On his right breast he exhibits an Infantry Combat Badge, and Efficiency Badge and indistinguishable collar tags. An ex SASR or Infantry soldier would never wear an Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) on the wrong side. Robinson has it on his right breast, whereas it is always worn on the left breast above medals or ribbons.
In a recent exchange on a “Facebook” website, Robinson said the following”
20 June 2008 at 9:20pm – From Alick Robinson
“hi xxxxx long time no see been a long time since i live (sic) at little spence street, use (sic) to go to your place and play cricket. Havent heard from Gary XXXX since he was in the navy when i was in army. me now am retired and living at the beach as they say a beach bum. but done my hard work now relaxing hope to catch up with everyone (sic) at the reunion if I not back in usa chat to you again alick”
24 June 2008 at 9:39pm – From Alick Robinson
“Hi xxxxx, join the army in 1982 as a grunt (inf). Was a grunt for 3 years then went into SAS for 6 years. When I did my 9 years I left still have larmy reunion every year with my fellow grunts and SAS guys. Alick”
25 June 2008 at 3:25pm – From Alick Robinson
“Small World did my basic ar (sic) 1RTB then to grunt training was station (sic) at Townsville 1RAR at lav barrack after 18 mth applied for SAS fail first attempt (sic) but got in on my second go went oversea (sic. Do miss it a bit but now just taking it easy and enjoying life. Alick”
Robinson claims nine years service, three years as an Infantry Soldier, and six years with the elite SASR, including "overseas service" with the SASR.
The real Military History of Alick Frank Robinson is somewhat different and much briefer than what he claims it can be written in three brief sentences:
181562 Private Alick Frank ROBINSON, born 27 Feb 61.
Enlisted Australian Regular Army, 16 Aug 82 and discharged 25 Jan 83.
He was Australian Army Catering Corps (AACC), and is unlikely that he actually got to a unit after Recruit Training and AACC training.
In summary he was in the Army for five months, during that time he completed Recruit Training, and was then trained as a Cook or a Steward in the Army Catering Corps, and most likely, before even being posted to an operational unit was discharged.
Nothing exciting – No SASR. Just a basic Cook or Steward who was discharged before even commencing work.
Ex Service Organisations in the Coolum, Queensland area should keep an eye out for Alick Robinson and brief their members to brook no nonsense from this wannabe ex Cook/Steward drop out, who thought he served as an Infantry soldier for three years and for six years with the elite Special Air Service Regiment.
His wearing of the coveted SASR Beret and Infantry Combat Badge and his claims to be a war veteran who served “overseas” is an affront to all who have served.
It is with pleasure that we expose to the world, Alick Frank Robinson, born on 27th February 1961 in Cairns, Queensland and now residing in Coolum, Queensland.
By the smile on his face in the photo, Robinson has enjoyed his charade, now he can enjoy his exposure as a fraud and a military 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.
Robert Arthur Robinson – Navy Tin Man
Robinson has been awarded four medals for service in the Royal Australian Navy but has chosen to sweeten his pie by adding another two medals to his rack
Robinson is wearing the following legitimate medals, from left to right.
Active Service Medal with clasp FESR
Defence Force Service Medal 1st clasp
Australian Defence Medal
He is also wearing two unauthorized “Tin” Commemorative Medals that are no more than sparkly trinkets.
FESR Commemorative Medal
Both these commemorative medals are abominations and should be cast asunder with ignominy.
Robinson may have added these medals to boost his image in society. Maybe kids in the street will stare in awe at his six medals but Veterans everywhere, laugh and shake their heads.
Welcome to the web site Robert Robinson, you can choose to throw away the two trinkets or keep them on, but be assured you will never be removed from this page that has been broadcast to the world.
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.