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

Surname: Roman
Christian Names: Marco D
Country: Australia
State or Province: WA
City or Town: Dawesville
Case Notes:

 

UPDATE: ROMAN aka David Mark SCOTT etc etc

 

Mark Anthony ROMAN aka Mark D'Roman aka Mark Western aka John Heil aka

Mark Reid aka Mark Lahey aka Montgomery Mark Moore, aka Montgomery Weir and now he is known as David Mark Scott.

Roman aka Reid etc etc now known as David Mark Scott holds a Western Australia (WA) Driving Licence under that name:

 

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We don't know how a person with so many names manages to get a WA Government Driving Licence. Perhaps David Mark Scott is his real name, but when he was Mark Reid he held a driving licence under that name. When he was known as Mark Anthony Roman he was driving a Porsche car so would have had a driving licence under that name.

Roman aka Scott etc etc is a recidivist con man without any talent for his chosen criminal activities as we have been able to keep a trace on him for six years.

There are Veterans throughout Australia monitoring this man for what he has done and will keep a watch on him.

How he came to be a citizen or resident of Australia we don't know, because he spent time in prison in the UK for serious crime and at the time of his departure from the UK was being investigated for another serious crime.

In a recent resume, he claims that between May 2017 and August 2017 to have returned to the UK, and worked in Bradford UK which meant travel to and from the UK. It is doubted that he was ever there, but if he was, he claims to have worked under the name of David Scott.   Who knows what name he would have travelled under?

 

In one of his many resumes under different names, he claims to have been in Australia since 2006.

Roman aka Scott etc etc has well been recognized by Australian Veterans and by those from whom he seeks jobs as a liar and fraud.

We believe it would be better for him and for Australia to leave our shores and peddle his piddling and contemptuous fraud somewhere else.

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Updated 07 Nov 2013

Marco D Roman aka Montgomery Mark Moore, Montgomery Weir of Dawesville, Mandurah, Western Australia is a liar, fraud and cheat who uses numerous other names including that of people he knows or have been in contact with him.

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Marco Roman first appeared on the Walter Mitty website in the United Kingdom, see link below

http://waltermittyhunt.com/index.php/report-a-walt/viewgroup/114-marco-d-roman-sas-walter-mitty

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We were made aware of Roman some time back when we were sent images from his Facebook page as he has been seen marching on ANZAC Day 2012 and 2013 in Perth, Western Australia on his own claiming to be a member of the British SAS. You will notice in the first photograph from his Facebook page it was taken at the Dawn Service at Kings Park in Perth 2012. He has most likely attended other ex-service commemorations as can be seen from his Facebook pages.

Due to other ongoing investigations by a certain department we have waited till now to expose him.

What we know of his military history is that he did join the British Army and went to the Parachute Regiment till he was kicked out as he did not meet the requirements to belong to such an Elite Regiment.

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He was sent to the Green Jackets, but his time there was short lived after being charged with Manslaughter and spent time in an establishment at the Her Majesty’s pleasure. He left the United Kingdom to come to Australia before British Police could speak to him regarding a Grievous Bodily Harm and Fraud enquiries.

We know that he has committed a number of frauds in Western Australia, worked as a FIFO (fly in fly out) worker in the Northwest of Western Australia and claimed to be ex British, 16 Air Assault Brigade, Parachute Regiment as well as making a claim he was ex Australian SAS. Another claim he made was that he had his front teeth knocked out by the Irish republican Army (IRA) by being somewhere he wasn’t supposed to be.

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You will also notice that he has marched claiming to be ex British SAS, but he is wearing the Australian SAS Beret and Badge. The two different ties he wears are Australian SAS Association ties as well as a blazer badge which he cannot seem to decide what side it should be worn. It is worn on the left of a jacket pocket as can be seen on any ANZAC Day from Associations that wear a blazer badge on their jackets.

These SAS items can be seen in any place around Australia being worn on ANZAC Day by real members of the SAS Association. Some items can be purchased on eBay from time to time or Military Disposal Stores.

In one photo he is wearing a lapel badge which was identified on eBay as being the 50th anniversary badge of the Australian SAS back in 2007.

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The correct beret and badge for the British SAS can be seen below.

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Marco Roman or whatever you want to call yourself, you would have to be one of the dumbest wannabe’s claiming to be ex SAS and to place those photos on Facebook proves it.

You may pose as a member of an Elite Army Unit, but you do not have the calibre to be one. For your lack of respect to these men of those units who carry out dangerous missions some of whom have not returned, you have earned your place on our website as well as in the United Kingdom for eternity.

Updated 24 Sep 2013

New information has come to our attention regarding this person.

His official documents (most likely fraudulent) have his name listed as Antonio Marco D'Roman as he has a history of forging documents which include qualifications and identity papers. Every time he changes his name, there is a story about using his birth parents' surname.

He is know by more than 20 pseudonyms some of which are:

Mark D'Roman

Mark Western

John Heil

Mark Reid

Mark Lahey

It is anyones guess as to what name he will use next and companies need to keep a watch out for this person who appears to have no morals.

Updated 07 Nov 2013

We have received a copy of a resume Marco D'Roman left on a computer, only a small portion of that is being put up to protect names of companies and indivduals he has named in the resume. The main part is about referring to his service in the British forces from 1999 to 2007 in which he states;

"Unable to disclose information on curriculm vitae due to service confidentiality".

If this was true, why did he parade on ANZAC Day trying to make out he served with the UK SAS. All members of the British Armed Forces can request a copy of their service record which would show units served in and what qualifications and rank they have obtained during their service. The only thing they would not be able to mention is any covert operations they took part that are classified as Secret.

So we have more lies told by him to cover up his poor less than desirable service record.

 

 

RESUME

 


NAME:              Mark Reid

 

ADDRESS:        1/13 Breakwater Parade, Mandurah, Perth, WA, 6210

 

D.O.B:              03 / 03 / 1973

 

TELEPHONE:    M1 0401 741 417 H 08 9582 3561

 

E-MAIL:           [email protected]

 

OBJECTIVES:       

 

To apply and further develop my natural abilities and acquired skills in endeavours that are both challenging and fulfilling.  To improve my skills and  enhance my experience in all facets of human development by utilising my communication skills and experiences.  To work in a environment that allows me to interact with people to facilitate the development of new skills to assist others.

 

March 1991 - April 2007, Her Majesty’s British Armed Forces, Army, United Nations and Rest of the World.

 

Unable to disclose information on curriculum vitae due to service confidentiality.

 

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: Ronay
Christian Names: Jimmy
Country: Australia
State or Province: SA
City or Town: Marion
Case Notes:

Jimmy Ronay –Submariner - Special Air Service operative and  hedge clipper
 
Jimmy Ronay is that smiling almost invisible man that you may see toiling away at the Glandore Community Centre in the City of Marion in the Adelaide region. But beware, according to Jimmy there lurks the hidden past of a mighty warrior


 


  Jimmy claims in the document below to have served with the British Navy then immigrated to Australia, joined the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) and was well decorated during seven tours of duty in Vietnam. 

See the report below:
 


Ronay has told a Veteran. 

"Ronay served three years with the British Royal Navy and claims to have qualified as a carpenter and then claims to have been employed on Submarines.  Following his Royal Navy service and his migration to Australia, letters were sent from the British Government to the Australian Government saying that Ronay would be of great use to the Australian Defence Force.  A letter was sent to his residence in Mount Gambier in South Australia telling him to report for Military Duty at Puckapunyal in Victoria.  During his seven tours of Vietnam and because of his "Submarine" experience Ronay was seconded to the United States of America Navy (USN) where he was a “Spotter” for USN Ship Missouri. For this work he used glasses that turned green when he sighted the target, and they sent a signal to the Missouri for fire missions they were dead accurate. At other times in Vietnam, Ronay was  a “Spotter for B52's, a  Dog Handler a Tunnel rat and did totally secret missions for the Government who will not release details of his missions. The Government will however release his details if he signs a document requesting them to. He refuses to sign".

Australian Veterans are spread to every corner of Australia and are quick to recognize and report  liars and wannabes. In the Glandore Community Centre “blurb” it says of Jimmy:
 
“Jimmy epitomises the very best in volunteering and is a wonderful role model to others in the community” 

If the Glandore Community Centre believes that being a liar and a wannabe is an ideal role model we can’t really blame them because who would disbelieve such a “lovely” old con man.  Wannabes come in all shapes and sizes and ages. Jimmy Ronay is a senior citizen and a community volunteer but that does not give him the right to steal the honour of veterans.
 
We instigated a search for a Defence file for Ronay and received the following answer
 
Dear Mrs XXXXXXXXXX, 

Thank you for your query about the service records relating to the following servicemen: James RONAY

Post-WWII Army records are held by the Central Army Records Office (CARO). They have advised us that they were unable to locate a Post 1947 Army Service record for this individual. We provided them with the following information: 

Name:                           James RONAY

Date & place of birth:       Scotland

CARO Reference Officer Access & Communications

In addition Ronay is not included on the official Department of Veterans Affairs Nominal Roll, where all those who served with any of the three squadrons of Special Air Services are listed. We wrote a polite request to Jimmy Ronay seeking confirmation from him of his “Seven Tours of Vietnam”.  Jimmy failed to respond.   

We also contacted the Manager of the Glandore Community Centre and suggested that Jimmy may have been misquoted, however we are assured that what was written was what Jimmy said – “Seven Tours of Vietnam with Australian Special Air Services”

Jimmy Ronay has never served with the elite Special Air Service Regiment and has never served in Vietnam with the Australian Defence Force. He is not just a silly old bugger.  He is a liar and a 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: Rosen
Christian Names: Kevin George
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Tweed Heads
Service: Navy
Case Notes:

Live: 26 Nov 2013

R53650 Kevin George "Popeye" Rosen, of Tweed Heads, is another Navy Medals Cheat.

Here he is wearing six genuine medals and two "Tin" abominations.

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His six official medals from left to right are:

Australian Active service Medal 1945-75 Clasp Vietnam

Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal 1945-75

Australian Service Medal with clasp

Defence Force Service Medal

National Medal

Australian Defence Medal

The two offending medals are those on the right hand side of his medals rack. They are the -:

(i)    Australian Logistic Support Forces Medal (un-official commemorative tin medal)
(ii)    Sydney Medal (un-official tin medal).


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In fact, Rosen would have spent only a few hours in Vung Tau Harbour during his two visits ferrying troops and equipment to Vietnam and it is most unlikely that he ever went ashore.

To commemorate those few hours in Port, he wears four medals. Two were genuinely presented to those who served on HMAS Sydney by the Australian Government and the other two are self-purchased   "Tin".

The "Tin" medals were originally cast by ex Navy personnel, because they had received no recognition for their contribution to the Vietnam War, then, after much lobbying, in 1994 the Australian Government approved the issue of the Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) and the Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal (VLSM) twenty two years after Australia's involvement in the war ended.

Prior to 1994 many Navy veterans were wearing the "Tin" medals as a protest against their non recognition, however, as soon as approval was given to wear the AASM and the VLSM for their Vietnam service, the "Tin" should have been taken off and cast asunder. Unfortunately, many like Rosen have decided that they look much more "war like" with eight medals rather than six.

Ex Royal Australian Navy personnel are by far the worst offenders for wearing "Tin" medals, and the Gold Coast/Tweed Heads region of Australia contains a host of offenders, most of whom are Returned and Services League (RSL) Sub Branch committee members. "Popeye" Rosen is on the committee of the Coolangatta Tweed Heads RSL Sub Branch.

His behaviour is a disgrace to the Royal Australian Navy and an embarrassment to Veterans everywhere.

"Popeye" Rosen is on our web site where he belongs, and be assured that the absurd number of medals cheats residing in the Gold Coast Region of Australia will eventually join Rosen.

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: Ross
Christian Names: Stuart Alban
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Brisbane
Service #: Not Known
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: Not Known
Completion of service: Not Known
Case Notes:

 

 

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The above photo of Ross was taken at the Cannon Hill RSL 2016 Dawn Service, with his campaign medals proudly displayed.

Ross joined the Australian Army as a volunteer and served a significant amount of time in Vietnam, 594 days in fact. This is an impressive period of service, and for that service he can be justifiably proud, just like the many others who saw active service.

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Ross, however, cannot be proud of the fact he has attached a commemorative, or as commonly known, a ‘tin medal’, to his Service medals. Doing such may impress those that do not know, however, you do not fool your fellow veterans.

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The Front Line Service Medal was issued by the 2/12 Battalion Association to identify those who took part in World War Two front line actions with the Infantry, differentiating them from other units.

Defence Honours and Awards has this to say about such medals:

“A relatively recent phenomenon medal world is the appearance of a wide variety of non-official medals, generally referred to as ‘private commemoratives’ but also called ‘tinnies’. A non-official medal is any medal that is not listed in the Order of Wearing of Australian Honours and Awards, which was published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette Special No. S.101 of 4 April 2002.

Medals not listed in the order of wear may be worn officially, on an unrestricted basis, only with the express permission of the Governor-General. As a general rule, such permission is extended only to official awards of foreign governments. It has never been extended to private commemorative medals. Those medals should not be worn at all, and certainly never on the left hand side and mounted with officially issued medals”.

Over the years this policy has appeared to relax a little, with commemorative medals being worn on the right hand side of civilian clothing, and if Ross were to wear this thing, that is where it should be.

Ross has deliberately flouted Government policy in order to give himself just that little more recognition and set himself apart from other Veterans. What he does not seem to understand is that he does not need that piece of ‘tin’ to show his ‘front line’ service as that has been adequately recognised by the Infantry Combat Badge he also wears on his suit.

Stuart Alban Ross, your Vietnam service has earned you the medals that you can be proud to wear, however, by adding a worthless commemorative medal, you have earned yourself a place on the ever-increasing parade numbers on the ANZMI site.

 

Surname: Rumble
Christian Names: Robert S
Country: New Zealand
State or Province: Auckland
City or Town: Takani
Service: Army
Branch: Engineers
Case Notes:

Robert S Rumble of Takanini, Auckland New Zealand claims to have been almost skewered by a hot metal rod that sliced a very neat round hole in his ceiling and scorched through his bed clothes millimeters from his head after smashing roof tiles. In subsequent newspaper articles Rumbled claimed to be unperturbed about the experience because he was, after all, an ex Trooper of the Australian Special Air Service Regiment (SASR)

 

 

 

Notice in the photo above his head is the very neat round hole in the ceiling that the projectile is supposed to have sliced through.

 

Rumble had some interesting comments to give to the reporter:

 

 

We believe that Rumble’s statement about his near death experience is as dodgy as the Military service he claims. We can’t prove he staged his “near death experience” but we can prove that he has lied about, and grossly exaggerated his military service.

Robert S Rumble:

Has never served with the Australian Special Air Service Regiment (SASR).

Has never fought in five wars.

Has never been shot at and wounded whilst on military service.

He did serve in the Australian Army as a National Serviceman from Sep 1965 to October 1967, then enlisted into the Regular Army on 5 Oct 1967 then after some serious offences both military and civil was discharged at his own request on 21 Apr 1969.  After initial training he was allocated to The Corp of Royal Australian Engineers and posted to 22 Construction Squadron, Perth WA as a Carpenter and Joiner.  From Jun 1966 until Dec 1966 he was posted overseas to Borneo with 17 Construction Squadron who were deployed with the FAR Eastern Land Forces (FARELF) British Command Force as a Plant Operator. On return to Australia he was employed as a Field Engineer and then a Driver prior to his discharge.

Rumble has a history of lying about his Military service going back for twenty years at that time he was trying out as an observer aboard the NZ Coastguard Helicopter Patrol, the pilot happened to be a Vietnam Veteran and after seeing the newspaper article has advised as follows:

“started to give him the standard crew brief when he reached into the briefcase

he was carrying and pulled out a wooden box. He opened it and inside was a

medal rack comprising a mix of Borneo, SVN and Aust service medals and separate

from that a Military Medal in an envelope. He asked me if I knew what they

were. I said 'tell me'.

He went on to relate how he served in Borneo with the Royal Aust Engineers (and he seemed to know a bit about Borneo) and also in SVN where he said he was the driver for the Comd of AUSTFORCE Vietnam based in Saigon before he was seconded to the Aust Army Training Team Vietnam. He then went on to relate how he had been awarded the Military Medal (can't remember whether he said for an action in Borneo or Vietnam) but that he only received it only a few weeks ago when it arrived by post. By this time I had had enough and called the rest of the crew together and did the afternoon flight. If I recall we made it back to Ardmore low level following the Clevedon River with all its twists and turns just so I could observe our super hero in action. He was white knuckle most of the time. I never saw him again. It transpired that one of my crew had told him my background and this may of contributed to his sudden departure”.

We believe that Rumble orchestrated the events leading to the newspaper article that allowed him to “spruik” about his false military history. “The rod smashed through his roof shattering nine tiles then through the ceiling and then straight through his bed scorching the bed clothes as it went”.  What a load of codswallop.

We don’t know for sure whether the metal rod incident was dreamed up and stage managed by Rumble but we do know that he has comprehensively lied about his military history on more than one occasion and that makes him a liar, fraud and a wannabe.

Robert S Rumble 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: Russell
Christian Names: Terrance Ernest (Terry)
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Cairns
Service #: Nil
Service: Nil
Branch: Nil
Commencement of service: N/A
Completion of service: N/A
Case Notes:

 

 

 

"He who lets the sea lull him into a sense of security is in very grave danger."
-Hammond Ines

Here is the story of ‘Captain’ Terrance Ernest Russell, JP of the Cairns Region in North Queensland. The good captain cuts a fine figure and looks all the world like at distinguished Officer in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). This nautical nincompoop is nothing more than a desperate wannabe who improperly wears the uniform of a Naval Officer, and claims to have war service with the Royal Navy (RN) and sea service with the RAN.

The astute reader will note that Russell is wearing the summer uniform with the rank of Captain, upon closer examination you may note a silver ‘Australia’ on the first ring of his shoulder board. Hard to see, yes, but for those in the know it should be readily recognisable. This small and seemingly obscure ‘device’ is critical in this case as will be detailed in the following paragraphs.

Just who is Terrance Ernest Russell?

The real Terrance Ernest Russell is originally from the United Kingdom where he worked for the cruise ship company P&O. During his tenure with P&O he reached the company rank of Staff Captain, in naval parlance that means Executive Officer or 2IC. We are reliably informed that Russell’s employment with P&O was terminated in the mid 1980’s and he left under less than favourable terms.

At no time during his time with P&O did he command a ship at sea, other than to perform routine bridge duty.


Russell did serve as an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) where he reached the rank of Lieutenant Commander (LCDR).

Russell first makes an appearance in Australia not long after his departure from P&O and began ingratiating himself with the naval community in Cairns. Initially taken at his word, it soon became apparent that things were not quite right with the good captain, particularly when he opened his Marriage Celebrate business and plastered the website with images of himself wearing RAN Captains uniform.

Russell was challenged about his use of the term ‘Captain’, and wearing the RAN uniform. His reply was as follows:

‘…My service was with the P&O Company for 30 years and as you would probably know Queen Victoria gave the P&O the same insignia as the Navy.

I served with the Royal Navy for many years as a reservist but only got called up once by Thatcher to go to the Falklands in 1982. By the time I got there it was virtually done.

I have had the privilege (sic) of serving both with the RAN and the USN (COMDESRON 37) during my time.

Hope this is of interest to your enquirer

Best wishes

Captain Terry Russell, FAIM AFNI MLAANZ RNR (Ret'd) JP"…’

Note he signs of as ‘Captain Terry Russell, RNR’. We know this is a fabrication as he did not attain the rank of Captain in the RNR. We also know that he has never served in any capacity with the RAN or US Navy (USN).

He notes in his reply that Queen Victoria no less gave P&O the same uniform as the navy. Looking at the images printed above, we are sure the reader can tell the difference between a RAN Officer and a P&O Ships Officer.

Indeed, the Royal Naval Association in the UK advises us:

‘…although P&O Officers wear a similar uniform and cap as a Royal Naval officer, the cap badge and rank & shoulder-board stripes are different. At a glance they are similar enough to look the same. Queen Victoria did not give them the same insignia.’

Russell’s experience in the Falkland’s War is sketchy at best. He mentions that ‘I served with the Royal Navy for many years as a reservist but only got called up once by Thatcher to go to the Falklands in 1982. By the time I got there it was virtually done’.

We know he did not serve onboard SS Canberra as he does not appear on the civilian or service nominal roll. He wears no medals or other devises which might suggest war service. Given the time line and history available to us, it is doubtful he served in the Falklands War in any capacity.

We are advised that the actions of Russell have been brought to the attention of the Navy and the Australian Federal Police. It would appear that Russell was spoken too and has agreed to remove the images of himself in the uniform of a RAN Captain from his website, LinkedIn and Facebook sites. In return, it appears no further formal action is to be taken against him. This is indeed a shame as he is committing a number of offences by impersonating a government official.

Terrence Russell is also a qualified Justice of the Peace in Queensland. Given that he has in the past deceived everyone by wearing the uniform of a RAN Captain, and using the rank of Captain in correspondence, it must be asked, is Terrence Russell a fit and proper person to retain his JP status?

Terrence Russell would've been fully aware that what he was doing is wrong but such is his arrogance he thought he could get away with it. Had he not been caught out and his stories tested and found wanting, he would have continued to pretend to be a Captain, and a RAN Captain at that! He is nothing more than a fraud and a despicable wannabe and deserving of a place on this website.

 

Terrance Ernest Russell - Update 28 March 2015

There is an old saying that involves leopards and spots which is eminently suitable for the continuing antics of ‘Captain’ Terry Russell. Following his unmasking by ANZMI, Russell removed images of himself in an RAN Captain’s uniform from his own website, as well as both his Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. And we naturally assumed that he had mended his ways and we could move on.

Unfortunately, ‘Captain’ Russell is at it again! This time, once again looking like an extra from ‘South Pacific’, he pops up on the website of the curiously named organisation, the National Academy of Etiquette which it seems Russell has established. www.nationalacademyofetiquette.com.au/about.html And flying proudly at its masthead is Terry Russell once again in the guise of an RAN Captain.

One of the definitions of ‘etiquette’ is “the customs or rules governing behaviour regarded as correct or acceptable in social or official life”. Seems as if ‘Captain’ Terry himself might need to take one of the courses offered on his own website! Then again, he would struggle to pass the course.

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