Entries with Surname (Title)s starting with 'S'
Dennis Seage was born about 1954. He enlisted in the Australian Regular Army on the 1 September, 1971 as a 17 year old. Following Initial Entry Training, he was posted to B Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. In January, 1973, Seage took his discharge from the Australian Regular Army at his own request. His entire 16 months service was carried out in Australia without overseas deployment.
Seage is a Medal Cheat and a wannabee.
On Anzac Day, 2015, Dennis Seage, Councillor for Kiama Municipal Council and Secretary of the Kiama Jamberoo Returned and Services League (RSL) Sub Branch was photographed wearing a NSW Police Service Medal (ten years Police service) on his left side with the National Medal. (Fifteen years Police Service) The offending medal has the blue riband.
Not a hanging offence you might think, however, Governor General’s medal protocols stipulate that State Medals should be worn on the right side and not mixed with Australian Military or National awarded medals worn on the left.
The NSW Police Protocols Section also direct recipients of this award that it must be worn on the right side in accordance with the Police Commissioner’s Instructions.
On receipt of this photograph, ANZMI took the view that the breaching of protocol by Dennis Seage in this particular instance was at the lower end of the scale. As a consequence, he was forwarded a communication pointing out correct medal wearing procedures as defined by the Governor General’s Department and NSW Police Instructions.
On the 25 June, 2015 he replied “I take on board your advice to the correct procedures to wearing of medals.”
On the 26 June, 2015, he further responded, “I once again take on board your advice regarding the State Medal.”
He gave an assurance that the medal would not be worn again on the left side. That would have been the end of the matter as far as ANZMI was concerned.
On Anzac Day, 25 April, 2016, Seage was again brought to the notice of ANZMI following an inappropriate Anzac Day address at Kiama, where he is the Kiama Jamberoo RSL Sub Branch Secretary.
The crowd in attendance were there to commemorate and pay homage to our heroic men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in all wars and who died for our country.
Seage took this opportunity on this solemn occasion to politicise the most commemorative day in Australian history for his own selfish interests.
As a Kiama Councillor, he included in this address to the crowd, his anti merger views in respect to the Kiama Council with another Council. This went on for some time.
This is a local issue and point of contention for rate payers and has absolutely nothing to do with our proud Anzac heritage.
What a disgrace.
Seage should be immediately sacked by the Kiama Municipal Council and RSL NSW State Branch from his Secretarial role for his ignorance and his arrogance.
On this 2016 Anzac Day, Seage was again photographed wearing the State awarded NSW Police Service Medal on his left side with the National Police Service Medal and the National Medal. In this photograph, Seage has added the National Police Service Medal.(white, red, blue and yellow)
He has had the three medals "court mounted" which indicates that he has no intention of wearing the State awarded Police Service Medal on the right hand side.
Seage did not serve long enough in the Australian Army to be awarded the Australian Defence Medal. The most basic medal awarded for military service.
Yet on his curriculum vitae for the Kiama Council, he states that -;
As a retired Detective Sergeant in the NSW Police Force I possess a good understanding of law and also have a military background that commenced when I left school.
His military background was 16 months. He decided to leave after that time. He had had enough.
So much for his military background.
Following his disgraceful Anzac Day address, which received overwhelming negative media responses, his Kiama supporters made comment in the local Illawarra Newspaper as follows -;
And, on the “Kiama Remembers” page, Bob Collett said: “He fought for the right to our free speech and sounds like he is still fighting for it.”
But Tim Allan called for calm, saying: “Without that bloke’s efforts there wouldn't be a dawn service, it was an error in judgment but he is passionate man, one who wants the best for his community.”
Likewise, Craig Keller said Kiama residents were “lucky we live in a democracy where people are entitled and enabled to have a choice”. “These rights and privileges are in part available to us because of the sacrifices our forebears have made,” he said.
What a joke.
We remind our readers that Seage had no operational service whatsoever and left the Army because he could not hack the military life. He signed up for six years and resigned after sixteen months. Not a great deal of time spent to fight for our right to free speech. Ho hum.
The Australian Army is a tough life for those not up to it.
His political supporters and followers should be aware of these facts and not be impressed by aggrandisement and the self interests of Seage. Particularly on Anzac Day of all days.
Seage is similar to another grandstanding Councillor who appears on this website.
Alexander Robert Fullarton, a popinjay from the Carnarvon Council, Western Australia, foolishly wore medals he had purchased, in an attempt to “big note” himself in front of his constituents on Anzac Day 2014 at Carnarvon.
See here, ANZMI.net Alexander Robert Fullarton.
Dennis Seage, it is time to call it a day on your less than illustrious Kiama Municipal Council and Kiama Jamberoo RSL Sub Branch positions. It is time to go.
Seage, like Alexander Robert Fullarton, you will remain on this site for evermore for your bellicose behaviour and immoral self interests.
Some people just do not get what Anzac Day is all about.
Servicenumber A120806 LAC Christopher James SEED, DOB 25/12/1944, originally enlisted into the RAAF on 23 February 1970 and was discharged "At Own Request" on 26 October 1973 with the rank of Leading Aircraftsman (LAC). He subsequently re-enlisted into the RAAF on 1 December 1976 and was discharged "Medically Unfit for Further Service" on 16 December 1980 with the rank of LAC. Seed had Nil Operational Service, Nil Overseas Service and Nil Honours and Awards. His total service amounts to some 7 years and 8 months. His musterings' in his service were Engine Fitter and Engine Mechanic.
SEED came to the attention of CPMH after joining a Viet Nam Veterans Ex-Service Organisation masquerading as a Viet Nam Veteran. A number of Viet Nam Veterans' became suspicious of his stories about his so called Viet Nam service and experience. SEED is a typical example of how a wannabee can infiltrate a Veterans' organisation if proper screening of applicants does not take place.
SEED did serve in the Military, however he has never had any overseas operational service. He is a Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) serviceperson but has no qualifying service. His injury is related to peacetime service only and yet SEED saw fit to steal the honour and valour of Viet Nam Veterans by claiming he had done his time in Viet Nam.
His Record of Service is very basic. However, SEED saw fit to embellish this service by resorting to claims of being a Viet Nam War Veteran. This is an example of one that has not been satisfied with his own service history but has resorted to the Wannabee Syndrome. His service information is shown below:
Name : Christopher James SEED
1. Trainee Category 2B 23-02-1970
Leading Aircraftsman SEED started his career with the Royal Australian Air Force on the 23 February 1970 and served at the following units:
Leading Aircraftsman SEED dischargedon the 26th of October 1973, Reason "At Own Request"
Leading Aircraftsman SEED re-enlistedin the RAAF on the 1st December 1976 and served at the following units:
Leading Aircraftsman SEED dischargedon the 16th December 1980 'Medically Unfit for Further Service'
Operational Service: nil
Overseas Service: nil
Honours and Awards:nil
SEED has been caught out early by members of this ESO and therefore there are no photographs of him displaying medals or decorations. However, this does not mean that he has not made claims over preceding years or for that matter, not worn false medals or decorations. Any information relating to these issues can be directed to CPMH from this site.
Some of Seed's claims are as follows:
He claimed service from 1967 to 1980. The additional three years from 1967 to 1970 happened to be during the Viet Nam War.
He claimed serving with SECRET organisations here in Australia referring to places such as Pine Gap. Refer to his service record and you will see this claim is false.
He claimed to have done SECRET airborne operations and missions in Viet Nam. More bogus claims.
He claimed the unit in Viet Nam was DCA but could not relate what the acronym DCA meant except to say it was a SECRET organisation that did missions in Viet Nam. No such unit served in Viet Nam.
He claimed he knew how a highly decorated Viet Nam Veteran felt when discussion was centred around that Veteran's PTSD problems. SEED's TPI pension is for back injury and not PTSD.
He drives his vehicle displaying a sticker with the Viet Nam ribbons AASM, VN and VCM shown and the words Mandurah Murray Viet Nam Veterans Group. Vehicle identification shown below
SEED got caught out because he did not talk the talk or walk the walk. He got into deep water by being a wannabee and any respect he may have gained by being an injured peacetime serviceperson has now been lost on those that took him into their trust.
There is no doubt that SEED would have made other false claims if he had not been caught out early by Viet Nam Veterans. As expressed earlier, ESO's check your membership, check each and every application and in particular check operational service claims. There are plenty of avenues open to check qualifying service. Most Nominal Rolls for the major conflicts are available.
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.
Phillip Stanley Selwood.
A pretend Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Vietnam Veteran who was caught being a pretend State Policeman.
Phillip Stanley Selwood told a Gold Coast Magistrate that he was a “Traumatised Vietnam Veteran” as a defence to charges of impersonating a Police Officer at Surfers Paradise. Selwood told the Magistrate that he suffered war caused Post Traumatic Disorder and was sexually assaulted by five men during his RAN service. He fronted the Magistrates court wearing Vietnam medal ribbands, a Returned Servicemen’s League Badge a Totally and Permanently Incapacitated ex Servicemen’s (TPI) Badge and a Returned from Active Service Badge. The Gold Coast news recorded the Court appearance as shown below:
Selwood may be a legitimate member of the RSL and we know that he has been granted TPI status by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many ex Servicemen who have never served in operational areas or had war service can be granted TPI status under the Veterans Entitlement Act. He has no entitlement to wear Vietnam medals or a Returned from Active Service Badge. Selwood spent three years and seven months in the Royal Australian Navy before being discharged on 2 Sep 1973 as being “Unsuitable”; he never went to an operational area and certainly never served in Vietnam. Below is a page from his official RAN Service file detailing where he served from the time he enlisted until the day he was discharged.
We are not sure of Selwood’s current location, but he is most likely still “hamming” it up at an RSL. We request that RSLs in the Gold Coast area of both New South Wales and Queensland check their membership and if necessary rid this unsavory person from their ranks. It is in the interest of the Veteran community that Selwood’s current whereabouts be known, therefore we would appreciate any further information about Selwood.
Law enforcement are very quick to prosecute a person pretending to be a member of the Police Force, but for many years both Federal and State police have ignored the provisions of the Defence Act 1903 that demands that people like Selwood, pretending to be a Veteran and or wearing medals they are not entitled to, be prosecuted, and if proven guilty be fined up to $3.300 or six months imprisonment or both.
25th Jun 2012
Phillip Stanley Selwood Update
An ANZMI reader and well know Army Veteran has crossed paths with Selwood and has given us the following information about Selwood.
I must congratulate you for finally exposing Sellwood. He's been peddling his BS for years. I first heard about him from the guys at the xxxxxxxxxxxxx Centre in 2008 then had the misfortune to run into him at xxxxxxxx (a hospital).
Can this guy tell a story!
Mr Selwood claims amongst many things that he was seconded from the navy as a 17 year old to join a Tri Service Platoon to work behind "enemy lines". Apart from being a martial artist he was picked for this platoon because of his other "special skills" which of course he cannot talk about. You might be interested to know that he is the only surviving member of this platoon. When questioned about the location of this “Tri Service Platoon” he could only answer Vung Tau. They were attached to A.T.F. Vung Tau. There is of course no record of this platoon because it was all ''hush hush!''
He was in xxxxxxxxx (hospital) when I was admitted in xxxxx. This guy does have a Gold Card with TPI on it and there was a rumour circulating amongst the staff that his doctor wasn't sure he was who he claimed to be. I'm tipping he is who he claims to be, was in the Navy, but didn't do Vietnam Service. Last Friday week he told the blokes in "Shrapnel Corner" that the charges against him (as shown in our original report) had been dropped. He then proceeded to tell anyone who cared to listen that he could get them automatic weapons or anything else they wanted because of his "connections". This was reported to the staff.
I got out soon after and went back the following week for an outpatient's appointment. I was told he'd been ''kicked out'' and had attempted on the advice of his lawyer to get re-admitted, This didn't occur. What I don't understand is why the police didn't take him back to court for re sentencing once his lies about being a traumatized veteran were exposed, like the bloke in Cairns.(This is a reference to the Redfern case). See here:
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.
Joe Serre was born on the 27 August, 1947. He joined the Royal Australian Navy on the 21 September, 1964 for 9 years. Following training, and a number of Shore Base postings, he was deployed to HMAS Melbourne on the 11 January, 1965. He served on and off the ship for the following 7 months. Although he signed for 9 years, he was discharged on application after 5 years, for personal reasons in 1969.
Serre is a lily gilder, an attention seeker, and a glory hunter.
The above photograph, from the Cairns Post, shows a solemn Joe Serre posing for the camera, whilst reflecting back on his Vietnam service on HMAS Melbourne. This photograph was taken at the Cairns Esplanade Cenotaph on Vietnam Veterans Day.
HMAS Melbourne was a Royal Australian Navy Aircraft Carrier that conducted a number of good will tours around the Far East in the period Serre was a member of the crew. It also conducted South East Asia Treaty Organisation exercises and was a member of the Far East Strategic Reserve. (FESR.)
During February and May, 1965, Melbourne served in the Malay Peninsula area and Singapore.
In late May, 1965, whilst in the Singapore area, Melbourne joined company with HMAS Sydney. Sydney was a former Aircraft Carrier, but later converted into a troop and transport ship for purposes of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. At this time, Sydney was en route to Vung Tau, South Vietnam, with troops and supplies for the Australian War effort.
Melbourne accompanied the Sydney to a safe area just outside Vietnam territorial waters. Melbourne stayed in this safe haven for a period of about four days. It was never deployed into the prescribed war zone theatre, or anywhere near land.
FROM RAN RECORDS. – HMAS MELBOURNE.
On 27 March she contributed to Exercise SHOWPIECE off Singapore designed to impress upon the political and military leaders of the region the continued strength and readiness of the British Far East Fleet. She joined HMAS Sydney (III)’s escort force for four days during the troop carrier’s voyage to Vietnam in early June, and arrived back home in Sydney later in the month
However, although not assigned to the theatre, years down the track, and as a result of multiple submissions by Naval Associations, the crew of Melbourne were later accredited with 23 days active service for this escort voyage by Department of Defence. This period included from the date they sailed from the previous port (Singapore) until they reached the next one, which was Sydney, Australia.
Following the representations, in 1993 the crew were entitled to the new award of the Vietnam Logistic Support Medal for the Sydney escort voyage in May, 1965.
In 1997 the crew were entitled to the new award of Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975, and Return from Active Service Badge for the same escort voyage.
In 1995, the crew were entitled to apply for Australian Service Medal and clasp, for their time in the Malaysian Peninsula and Singapore. Prior to that, the General Service Medal was awarded for that conflict.
Following the commemoration of Vietnam Veterans Day at Cairns, in Northern Queensland, the below mentioned story with his photograph appeared in the The Cairns Post.
Serre was quoted in this article headed as follows -;
VIETNAM VETS STAND TALL TO ATTEND A CEREMONY AT THE CAIRNS ESPLANADE CENOTAPH
Joe Serre served in the Royal Australian Navy during the conflict and was one of the first troops to be involved in the struggle in 1965.
“It took me 30 years before I finally took pride in our country and of what we did, and learnt not to be ashamed of it,” he said.
“We were called a lot of bad things when we got back, but the main thing to remember is we live in a great country and we should be proud.”
In this article Serre claims he was one of the first troops to be involved in the struggle in 1965. Serre did not go anywhere near the coastline and it is doubtful he would have seen anything of a war like nature. He states that he“was called a lot of bad things when we got back”
When Serre returned to Sydney onboard Melbourne on the 22 June, 1965, the crew were not officially publicaly recognised as having served in the South Vietnam war zone for that 4 day escort voyage. They were also not eligible for any medals for that trip. That came later in 1993, when they were awarded 23 days active service for the 4 days outside South Vietnam territorial waters.
No one would have known whether Serre, or the Melbourne went anywhere near the vicinity of South Vietnam when he returned home.
Serre seized an opportunity for the above photograph and his war story to be placed in his local Cairns paper for his own self serving purposes. His story of being called "a lot of bad things when we got back is rubbish."
There were no anti war protests in 1965, and the majority of the Australian population were supportive of our military commitment to the problems facing the Government of South Vietnam at the time. The first Australian anti Vietnam war moratoriums did not take place until May, 1970. Serre was discharged early from the Navy in November, 1969. At that time, his Vietnam medals, (AASM and VLSM) had not been proclaimed.
Serre spent 4 days on a tropical voyage without facing any danger, and he expects us all to believe that he is some sort of trail blazer who was subjected to ridicule for his minimal service.
We get dozens of emails from former Australian soldiers who roughed it “in country”in Vietnam, and Australian sailors who served on the gun line for 6 months, who are disgusted with individuals who seek notoriety and public recognition for very basic service. In this case 4 days in a safe area outside the Territorial waters of the Republic of South Vietnam.
There is an old saying that those who saw the least tend to spruik the most. Serre falls into that category.
ANZMI are here to put things into their proper perspective.
We hope Joe Serre finally remembers his true military service, and leaves the glory to others who are far more qualified to speak about their Vietnam service to Journalists.
Danny Robert Shakespeare aka Michael Paggett
It is unsure if this con man was caught because of the link that was on these pages, but it makes no difference in the long run. He has finally been caught and another SAS bogus veteran is in the hands of the law.
The link has been removed, he is captured and we now await the results of his trial. They will be displayed here as soon as known.
Danny Shakespeare has been sentenced and the Newspaper report is below.
Shakespeare Danny Robert - Wannabe, professional criminal, con man and “Love Rat”
In March 2005 we exposed Danny Robert Shakespeare who was posing as an ex Special Air Services Regiment (SASR) Trooper as part of his criminal activities to con vulnerable women out of their assets. We don’t usually use adjectives to describe wannabes, but have no doubt that Danny Shakespeare is a Scumbag extraordinaire, a professional criminal, and a person who falsely claims to have served in the Australian Defence Force. Below is a befitting photograph of Shakespeare, in handcuffs, and being lead by his captors to his deserved incarceration.
According to the newspaper report shown below, Shakespeare is wanted in South Australia, Victoria and Queensland and he may be in "male only" company for the next few years. Those he has stolen from, don’t get their money back, but at least he will be out of circulation and in the place he belongs.
We have numerous “Love Rats” on our web site who have, without conscience, conned vulnerable people for emotional or financial gain using the false ploy of being ex Special Forces Defence people. These people are ultimate cowards who have never served and never will.
“Scumbags” is a befitting term to describe Wannabe “Love Rats”
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.
8091392 Shane Christopher Sharply - Airlie Beach RSL Vice President
Sharply is placing his hand over "his" six medals as a mark of respect to those who have paid the supreme sacrifice. The gesture was introduced following WW1 to indicate that the medals the person was wearing, meant nothing compared to the sacrifice of those who were Killed in Action.
Sharply is in fact, offering the supreme insult, because only one of the six medals he is wearing was earned by him, the others are all fake. In addition, below his medal rack he is wearing a fake Unit Citation for Gallantry. Here are the medals he is wearing.
Sharply is a classic wannabe, who conned the Returned and Services League (RSL) at Airlie Beach in Northern Queensland. He claimed to be an ex Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Clearance Diver. Clearance Divers are the Special Forces of the Navy, and to have served as a Clearance Diver is the equivalent of serving in the Army's Special Air Services Regiment (SASR).
We are reliably advised that Officers of the Airlie Beach RSL were told that Sharply was a fraud in 2012 and did nothing. Even though he was known to be a fraud, the RSL elevated him to the position of Vice President of the Airlie Beach RSL.
When a senior member of the RSL executive was reminded by another member, that Sharply was a fraud he said "It's nothing really, everybody does it".
All from the Arlie Beach RSL, who knew that Sharply was a fraud, and did nothing, should be expelled as they have disparaged the organisation in a manner similar to Sharply covering his medals on the Commemorative occasion.
It took a letter from the RSL National Headquarters to induce the Airlie Beach RSL to take care of the situation.
Even when they acknowledged that Sharply was a fraud their actions are hard to comprehend. Instead of exposing Sharply, and expelling him from the RSL, they determined that Sharply had psychological problems and investigated this hypotheses, at RSL expense, by sending him to a Psychologist in Townsville. They rationalised their action by saying they thought Sharply may be a suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
It is difficult to comprehend the stupidity of the Airlie Beach RSL in dealing with Sharply, but being stupid is not an uncommon trait with RSL executives.
We draw attention to:
The RSL at Lismore, New South Wales (NSW) where ex Major Andrew Phillip Alexander Johnstone a liar and wannabe is protected by the NSW RSL Far North District Council President, Retired Wing Commander Robert Mowle.
The Southport RSL quite happily support Secretary Mark Tull and Treasurer Sydney "Slim" Boese who both wear "Tin" medals with alacrity.
The Chairman of the Currumbin RSL Ronald Workman, wears self presented medals.
It took a lot of work to convince the Glenroy RSL In Victoria that Lance Smith, their President was a complete fake.
At Leongatha, also in Victoria, RSL President Dr David Edwards was exposed as a fake Veteran, as was a previous President of that RSL.
The RSL at all levels, have so watered down their membership criterion that executives are either blithely ignorant, through lack of experience, or simply don't give a damn. Perhaps they are more interested in the glory of their high position than taking care of integrity and honour.
The leadership of the Arlie Beach RSL knew of the accusations against Sharply, but did nothing except promote him to Vice President, then when they received a letter from RSL National Headquarters in Canberra, they referred Sharply to their Welfare Section who treated Sharply as a welfare case and sent him to a Psychologist in Townsville.
Perhaps Sharply told the Psychologist how he was a damaged person because he failed the Clearance Divers Course in 1992 and his service consisted of being a Leading Seaman Radio Operator.
Most ex Leading Seamen Radio Operators, are proud of their position and service and have not need to add five shiny medals and a Unit Citation to their chest and falsely boast of being a Clearance Diver.
There is no place for Sharply and his ilk in the Veteran Community. If he is still a member of the Airlie Beach RSL we suggest that he be expelled with ignominy, and that those from that RSL who have nurtured and encouraged Sharply through his deceit also be expelled.
Sharply sought fame in society by wearing five false medals and claimed within the community of Airlie Beach to be an ex elite Navy Clearance Diver
He has now achieved fame world wide on our web site, as a lying fraud and a wannabe.
Welcome aboard ex Leading Seaman Radio Operator Shane Christopher Sharply