Entries with Surname (Title)s starting with 'T'

Surname: Tait
Christian Names: Raymond James
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Sydney
Case Notes:

Raymond James Tait, a resident of Liverpool, an outer Sydney suburb, is a genuine former soldier. Although in the age bracket that could have seen him enlist and serve in Viet Nam he did not. Raymond Tait enlisted into the Australian Regular Army in 1972, the year the final combat troops left Viet Nam and returned to Australia. The Corps he enlisted into was the Royal Australian Engineers (RAE). Tait remained in the Army until 1978 and remained the rank of Sapper, the Engineer equivalent of a private soldier. He did not serve outside Australia although he wears the following medals and awards and the rank of Corporal as shown in the photograph

  • The 8 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment's, The Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation,

  • The Infantry Combat Badge [ICB], 

  • The AASM and 

  • The Viet Nam medals (both Australian and Vietnamese). 

He also claims he was wounded in action and when he woke up [in a US hospital] a United States issue  Purple Heart was pinned to his chest. He says he felt guilty about accepting this award and handed it back prior to leaving the hospital but, as the story goes, years down the track his "buddies" told him he was entitled to it so he applied for and was sent a new one. This award is proudly displayed in his house and it doesn't take too much prompting for him to tell you the story about how he earned it.

Ray Tait has been telling his lies of being wounded in the field and being a member of 8 RAR (8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment) and the Australian Army Training Team Viet Nam (AATTV) to anyone who would listen since the early 1970's. 

His stories seemed convincing enough that genuine diggers didn't question him until such time as he began to elaborate on his stories and included the time he was with the AATTV and was required to clear the Viet Cong Tunnels in the Long Hai hills and under SAS Hill in the Australian base camp. His story here states that he was sent to Viet Nam with 1 Field Squadron RAE as a "tunnel rat" where he was a "Number 2 Searcher" and eventually worked his way up to being a "Number One Searcher" who was then posted to Charlie Company, 8 Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment and from there to the AATTV.

Who knows what movies he has watched to gain this information but it is obvious that he, like many wannabes, did not research his story fully enough and genuine veterans became suspicious about his stories of Viet Cong tunnels in the Australian base camp area. 

As a bogus veteran he had people convinced for years that he was real, but like most, he wanted to enhance and embellish himself and his esteem within the veteran community so he concocted bigger and better stories about his bogus service. This was his downfall as he failed to further research his material properly and this was soon picked up by those who had "been there and done that".

In one of his stories of being a tunnel rat he states he  "Would go down the hole and just far enough in to be out of sight and stop there and smoke for a while and then come out and report there was nothing there". 

A genuine tunnel rat would never jeopardise the lives of his mates by not penetrating the full extent of a tunnel and making sure that it was secure, irrespective of the danger to his own life. 

Information on his possible bogus status was sent to CPMH by several who doubted his authenticity and an investigation into his military service was conducted.   Although he was enlisted into the regular army which his service number indicates, he has now shown an interest in purchasing the National Service medal to add to his collection. In his mind he believes that he was also a National Serviceman and can produce a set of dog tags to supposedly verify this fact, even though there are not enough numbers on them for national service status. 

His "real" dog tags, or at least the ones he states were his "Viet Nam" dog tags, are red. Colour coded for Viet Nam so he will tell you. In total he has three sets of dog tags he proudly displays beside his Purple Heart and soon, possibly his National Service medal. Perhaps the third set is for Army Reserve service? Who knows. One would also hope that the organisation dispatching the National Service commemorative medals (there is no "official" National Service medal) would also check on his entitlement before sending him this medal.

It is also known that Raymond James Tait is on a 90% disability pension. The question must be asked, as to whether this disability is being paid for war-caused injuries or injuries that were sustained through his legitimate service (remember he says he was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart)?

CPMH have confirmed through Army Records, the 8 RAR association and the AATTV association that Tait
did not serve outside Australia on active service and has never served in either of the above units. He is a fraud contravening a federal law by impersonating a returned serviceperson and wearing medals and awards not lawfully bestowed upon him. 

A check of R&SL records in the state of NSW shows  that in 1996 Tait applied for and became a member of the Liverpool R&SL. On his application to join the R&SL he has given false information in relation to his dates of enlistment, service in Viet Nam, medal entitlement and his actual date of birth. CPMH does not deny him the chance to be a member of the R&SL due to his genuine service in the Australian Regular Army and in fact would encourage to do so, however his membership status as a veteran is not valid.



 

With all this information Tait was contacted by CPMH investigators and asked to explain his actions and medals. Tait replied confessing that he had been waiting for years to be exposed as a bogus veteran. He forwarded to CPMH a handwritten, signed letter explaining his whole bogus nature, his medals, the 8 RAR citation (fake medals) and his VVAA badge. It should be noted here that he was NOT a member of the VVAA NSW but had applied for and been accepted as a member of the Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia (Granville) a completely separate body to the VVAA. After receiving his badge he failed to renew his membership the following year. Why? Tait states in his letter that he purchased all of his replica medals from Christies, in Sydney and this can clearly be seen on their reverse. CPMH is of the firm belief that any organisation that sells replica or commemorative medals should confirm the entitlement to those medals of the purchaser or a bona-fide medal collector. 

Raymond James Tait further expressed his sorrow in his letter to CPMH stating that this is causing him deep emotional problems and could affect his family life now that he has been exposed and has asked that the matter now be forgotten. 

Unfortunately many within our ranks have had psychological problems and worse created by our service in Viet Nam and we now live with these disorders in our civilian life and unfortunately they have caused many heartaches within our family structure which has led to divorce and far worse in many cases. Tait, and others like him may consider that they are now some part way to being the veteran they wanted to be, as the problems many say they now have were created in the relative safety of civilian life and will remind them of Viet Nam for the rest of their lives.

Perhaps now they will feel some of the problems that beset many genuine veterans. The pain and suffering of an impostor is by no means comparable to that of the families of over 500 veterans who laid down their lives in Viet Nam, nor the veterans who returned psychologically, mentally and physically ruined for the remainder of their lives. 

We veterans are more than mates who fought together. We are a brotherhood of veterans still fighting and remaining together and to quote the motto of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia; Remember the dead and fight like hell for the living.

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: Tanaka
Christian Names: Cody
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Narre Warren South
Service: Nil
Case Notes:

Cody TANAKA, Alias BRYDEN, 36 years old of NARRE WARREN SOUTH, Victoria was caught out impersonating an army officer when he attended at the Narre Warren Police Station.

 

With his 15 years old son facing alleged car theft charges at Narre Warren Police Station through the front door marched his father - Cody TANAKA fully rigged out in Service Dress with the rank of Lieutenant, Sam Browne belt and a chest full of medal ribbons. What Unit badges did he wear I hear you ask - why none other than those of the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) of course.

 

In the past two years the SAS Special Forces fighting in Afghanistan have been awarded two Victoria Crosses for Australia and countless other bravery medals - TANAKA proudly strutted his stuff into the police station and to the knowledgeable military observer he wore a Gallantry and Bravery ribbon as well as other ribbons depicting service in Iraq, Mozambique and East Timor.

The medals from left to right which were seized from his house are;

  1. Star of Gallantry

  2. Bravery Medal

  3. Australian Active Service Medal 1975, clasps ICAT, East Timor

  4. Iraq Medal

  5. Australian Service Medal 1975 clasp unknown

  6. Australian Defence Medal

  7. United Nations Medal Mozambique ONUMOZ

  8. United Nations Medal East Timor, UNAMET/UNTAET

  9. Timor Leste Solidarity Medal

ICAT stands for (International Coalition Against terrorism)

Whilst poncing around the police station an observant policeman clocked TANAKA and alarm bells rang inside his head...here was a known offender from the neighbourhood who had spent time in prison for offences involving dishonesty - what the Hell was he doing all trussed up like Audie MURPHY in his police station? 

The long arm of the law grabbed TANAKA and what unfolded from that moment has become the stuff of legendary proportions. With a search warrant the boys in blue invited themselves into TANAKA's home and confiscated uniforms, medals and no doubt other items of interest from burglaries in his local area including illegal firearms- it follows that the police communicated with the Defence department and it came as no surprise that the only uniforms their suspect ever wore were a school uniform and prison denim blue.

As can be seen in the photograph from the newspaper article, uniforms, medals, a Slouch hat, SAS beret and other military items were seized. On the slouch hat he is wearing the colour patch of the 1st Commando Regiment with the SAS badge, on his service dress jacket he is not wearing the SAS parachute wings, but the standard parachute wings normally issued to those completing a basic course and not to special units with their own design parachute wings. He is also wearing the wrong coloured lanyard and on the wrong side.

 

Charges of impersonating a Commonwealth public official, unauthorised use of defence emblems, improper use of defence service decorations, and impersonating a returned soldier were laid as stated in the article and he made his first Court appearance in November 2011.

TANAKA appeared again before the Dandenong Court in August 2012 and pleaded guilty to a number of burglaries, firearms offences, impersonating a Military officer and wearing military uniforms, insignias and decorations. He was subsequently sentenced to do 150 hours community work and ordered to seek assessment for treatment for alcohol, drug and mental health issues.

At his most recent court appearance TANAKA played the "sick card" and did all but swoon with fear because of his charges.

A Vietnam veteran with many years in the Victoria police (now retired) attended the court cases and in his expert opinion states that TANAKA will re-offend - the thrill of posing for photos at the Shrine of Remembrance whilst mockered-up is too tempting for him.

Tanaka has impersonated a Special Forces soldier which serving and ex serving members of Special Forces Units would find offensive and disrespectful to those who have served in those units. This would be even more offensive to relatives of Special Forces members who have died both in training and in action.

Cody TANAKA aka BRYDEN - you are a disgraceful recalcitrant who has earned perpetual placing on our wall of shame - sadly you are not alone and join the ranks of hundreds of others who would steal the honour of those who had the intestinal fortitude to do what you can only fantasise about.

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: Taylor
Christian Names: Anthony Robert
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Cardiff
Service: Citizen Military Forces
Branch: Craftsman
Commencement of service: 12 Apr 1961
Completion of service: 30 Mar 1965
Case Notes:

2116373, Anthony Robert Taylor of Valentine, near Cardiff, New South Wales, is a “forgetful” Fraud and a “wishful” Wannabee.

It appears that he has not only coloured his hair, but he has also coloured his military service.

According to his military records below, Taylor served with the Australian Citizens Military Forces, (CMF) from April, 1961 to July, 1963.  He then served for a further four months from November 1964 until March, 1965.  He served as a Craftsman in 5 Field Squadron, 1 Division Provost Company and 103 Infantry Brigade Workshop.

In December, 2012, Taylor attended Cardiff RSL Sub Branch and applied to join as a former Returned Active Service member of the Australian Army.  Initially, he claimed that he was a member of 5 Field Squadron, 1st Field Engineers.  He claimed in his application that he enlisted in the Australian Army Reserves in 1961 and was discharged in 1968.  He stated that -;

“I served in Vung Tau, Vietnam in 1964 or 1965 with “1 Div. Provost Unit.”   

He was unable to provide a Discharge Certificate, a Returned from Active Service Badge or Campaign medals.

Interestingly, Taylor stated, -; “ that as a CMF Private attached to 1 Div. Provost Unit,  I was suddenly sent to Vietnam covertly, to observe and photograph United States Forces placing drugs in body bags to be shipped back to the States.”

When further questioned, he could not remember who he messed with, (i.e. who provided him with quarters and rations) other than to say that -;

“I messed with any Australian Battalion that I could.  I was told by a Sergeant in Australia before deployment that my service would never be recognized.”

There is no doubt about that.                

There were no Australian Battalions in Vietnam in 1964.  1 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment arrived in Vietnam in June, 1965, and was based at Bien Hoa, north of Saigon. 1 Div. Provost Unit arrived in June, 1966.

Cardiff RSL Sub Branch committee refused Taylor’s application on the basis of their suspicions as detailed above and sent him a letter advising him of their decision. On receipt of the refusal letter, Taylor returned to the Sub Branch and has now stated that -;

“I want to alter my dates of Active Service to 1968.”

His memory must have deteriorated so much so, that he cannot recall what year he served in Vietnam or who he messed with. He was informed that the refusal decision still remains. 

Can you imagine an Australian Private being sent on a covert mission to Vietnam to photograph US Troops placing dope in body bags.

The only dope in this story, is Anthony Robert Taylor.  

There is no mention of Taylor on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs nominal roll of Vietnam veterans. He has no record of Active Service at Central Army Records Office. He is a cunning liar and a complete buffoon, who is obviously intent on manipulating the system to his own advantage. 

He will try again, but no doubt with another RSL Sub Branch. All Sub Branches should be aware of this wannabee.

Cardiff RSL Sub Branch Committee is to be congratulated for their due diligence in exposing this fraud.

Taylor has committed an offence under the Defence Act 1903, Section 80A by representing himself to be a returned serviceman.

Anthony Robert Taylor, you have earned a place on our web site forever, for your shocking memory, your lies and your stupidity.

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: Taylor
Christian Names: Paul Gary
Country: Australia
State or Province: SA
City or Town: Kangaroo Island
Service: RAN
Case Notes:

Paul Gary Taylor born in Lithgow NSW, 10 January 1952, enlisted RAN, 22nd Intake, 3 January 1968.  Discharged 20 September 1971.  Served 3 years 8 ½ months.

Resides Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA where he is known as “Nutcase” aka “Squizzy” and Udon Thani, Thailand, where he has reportedly lived for around 3 years, still there in Sept 08 and visited Australia a few months earlier.

                                                             

                            Aug-Sep 2008                                    Jan 1968                          Sept 1968

Using his Navy number for a sig, in 2006 he wrote to an online message board for former RAN personnel.

« Reply #3 on Oct 27, 2006, 2:15am »

“I live in Thailand....(caustic comments deleted)

R96612” 

Also,  http://www.udonmap.com/udonthaniforum/license-plates-for-big-bikes-t7213.html

Username: Paul Taylor

Location: Romyen Village,Udon Thani-Kangaroo island,South Australia (now moved within Udon Thani)

Occupation: retired

Interests: guitar,singing,reading,motorcycles,computers,music,cricket

Joined: December 15, 2006, 9:19 am

Signature:  udonfarang52 

PG Taylor lives in Udon, Farang is Thai for foreigner of european ancecestry, born 1952, used to teach guitar in SA.

 

Kangaroo Island ex-R.A.N. Sailor PG Taylor and the Udon Thani Army Sgt wannabe PG Taylor are the same person, without a shadow of doubt. 

His claims, according to written reports and his medals collection.

1.....Two years Army service.

2.....Army Sergeant, Infantry.

3.....Six months in Vietnam.

4.....Served with the “Reinforcement Battalion”

5.....Lost part of a finger during a mortar attack on this unit while on guard duty.

6.....Sniper, crossbow.

7.....Knew the jungles of Vietnam very well, better than most.

8.....Has war caused PTSD, which accounts for his behaviour.

9.....Receives a dollar amount from DVA equivalent to that of a TPI in receipt of the Service Pension.

10...Served a minimum 30 years RN Reserve.

Denials:

“Two years Army service” Definitely not.

“Army Sergeant” Within two years? Definitely not.

“Six months in Vietnam”  “Just long enough to get his medals”, he says.  The Vietnam Medal he displays was awarded to qualified personnel for as little as a 1 day posting or a 30 day visit, he obviously didn’t know that.  The RVN Campaign Medal he displays must be what he was referring to.

“Reinforcement Battalion” Did not exist. The Infantry reinforcement unit at 1ATF, Nui Dat, was the only such unit, it bore a much different designation and ceased to exist in September 1971.

“Lost part of a finger”  The tip of his right middle finger is indeed missing.  He shoves this shortened digit under people’s noses as proof positive that he was wounded in action................but it was missing when he enlisted in the R.A.N at age 16.

“Sniper” The Australian Army did not employ snipers as such, the US Military did.

“Crossbow”  A quite popular weapon of choice amongst the wannabe brigade.

“Mortar attack” The actual unit did receive incoming mortar bombs, once, on 17 August 1966 when PG Taylor was 14 old.

“Guard duty”  Sgts did not stand guard duty, very few Soldiers in Vietnam did.

“Jungles of Vietnam” There was no “Jungle” in the Australian Area of Operations.

“PTSD”  Many veterans have this and some use it as an excuse for aggressive and abusive behaviour, be they afflicted with the disorder or not.  His PTSD is supposedly caused by war experiences, ie,  the dangers inherent in crawling through the jungles of Vietnam picking off the enemy with his crossbow.

“TPI and Service Pension”  More than likely.

“RN Reserve”  See his medals below. 

His legally obtained service records reveal time spent in cells at HMAS PENGUIN, an ill-disciplined person.

It has been reported that he now spends his days selling trinkets on ebay, advising other veterans on how to rort the DVA system, carrying on with his wildly false tales of  war service and attempting to intimidate others with his expertise as a trained killer. 

According to his purchased medals, which do not reflect his true service or age:

Served in FESR.

Posted to land based units or formations in Vietnam or to ships/craft in its waters.

Served 15 years as a PO or Rating in the R.N. Reserve prior to 1958.

Served a further 15 years as a Commissioned Officer in the R.N. Reserve prior to 1957.  

His recorded war service:

PG Taylors medals photographed in Thailand.  They are purchased reproductions, no name or number on the five that should have them.  This array is totally false. He is not entitled to wear 5 of them and the only one he is entitled to, he has corrupted with a non-entitled clasp.

 

                                                9 Sept 08

He freely exhibits this collection in Thailand as proof of his war service and heroics.  Once, reportedly, as a form of intimidation directed towards a Thai national.

1....AASM 1945-75  The clasp FESR doesn’t belong on this ribbon...on the ASM ribbon only. (not entitled to the FESR clasp or the ASM)

2....Vietnam Medal. (not entitled)

3....ADM. (not entitled, he did not complete 4 years of his initial enlistment)

4 - 5... RN Reserve medals.  (obviously not entitled)

6.... Vietnamese Campaign Medal, without required 1960~ device.  (not entitled)

Enlisted R.A.N January 1968, his actual entitlements are,

AASM 1945-75 w/clasp Vietnam,  VLSM.

http://www.aattv.iinet.net.au/vietmedals.htm

Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975 (AASM) - Awarded to those who qualified for either the General Service Medal with Clasp  Vietnam, the Vietnam Medal or the Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal for service in South Vietnam between 24 December 1962 and 27 January 1973.

Vietnam Medal- Awarded for the following service in Vietnam between 29 May 1964 and 27 January 1973:
(I)     28 days in ships or craft on inland waters or off the coast of Vietnam.
(II)    one day or more on posted strength of a unit or formation on land.
(III)   one operational sortie over Vietnam or Vietnamese waters by aircrew on the posted  strength of a unit.
(IV)   official visit of 30 days.

Vietnamese Campaign Medal- Instituted by the Government of the Republic of Vietnam and awarded to Australians with the Queen's permission, for 181 days "Special Service" in Vietnam or adjacent waters between 31 July 1962 and 27 January 1973. Service of a lesser period also qualified if  brought to an end by death due to enemy action or by being wounded in action i.e. classified as a Battle Casualty. Lesser service terminated by "medical" evacuation to Australia (sickness etc.) did not qualify.

http://www.britishmedals.info/royal_naval_reserve_decoration.html

      

3rd from right.....ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE DECORATION, with 2nd Type Ribbon 

Date Instituted: 1908.

Description: Royal cipher of the reigning monarch surrounded by a rope the ends of which are tied together in a reef knot. The decoration is surmounted by a crown on top of which is a ring used for the ribbon suspension.

Metal: Silver and silver-gilt.

Size: 54mm high and 33mm wide.

Bars: Bars are granted for additional 15 years service.

Naming: Issued un-named.

Post-Nominal Letters:RD.

Comments: Awarded to commissioned officers of the Royal Naval Reserve for 15 years service. Wartime service counted as double.

This decoration was replaced by the Volunteers Reserves Service Medal in 2000.  (Instituted 1999)

http://www.britishmedals.info/royal_naval_reserve_long_service_and_good_conduct_medal.html

2nd from right....ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, with 2nd Type Ribbon.

Date Instituted: 1908.

Description: The obverse of this medal bears the head of the reigning monarch while the reverse depicts a battleship with the inscription 'DIUTERNE FIDELIS'.

Metal: Silver.

Size: 36mm.

Bars: Bars were authorized for additional 15 years service.

Ribbon:

1st Type Ribbon

 

 

 

 

2nd Type Ribbon

 

 

 

 

3rd Type Ribbon

Naming: Impressed capital letters.

Comments: Awarded to petty officers and ratings of the Royal Naval Reserve for 15 years service. Wartime service counted as double.

This medal was replaced by the Volunteer Reserves Service Medal in 2000. 

The blue edged 3rd Type Ribbon introduced in 1958.  If he enlisted at age 15 and served the required 15, non-war service years, he had to be born no later than 1927 for entitlement to the 2nd Type Ribbon.  Put simply, PG Taylor would have to be at least 81 years old in 2008 to be sporting this ribbon.

 

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: Thomas
Christian Names: Carleton David
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Rochdale South
Service: RAAF
Branch: Aircraftsman
Commencement of service: 13/04/1977
Completion of service: 24/02/1978
Case Notes:

A125356 Aircraftman Carleton David THOMAS DOB 22/07/1958 of Rochdale South, Queensland enlisted in the RAAF on the 13th April 1977 and was discharged at his own request on the 24th February 1978 as he was incompatible with service life.

But this did not stop him serving with the Australian SAS, ASIO, Israeli Mossad, National Intelligence Security and carrying out covert operations.

We hold a number of sworn Statutory Declarations as to the claims made by Carleton Thomas. Further reliable information has been received that he is still making these claims, wearing the beret and the number of medals has increased.

Source One

Carleton Thomas said in my presence, that while serving with the Australian SAS he was involved with covert operations in Cambodia. He also served in the Philippines and dived onto a submarine and entered the sub via the escape hatch. He also said at one time in his SAS service he was under the Commanding Officer by the name of Jeffery.

Carleton had an SAS Beret with a cloth SAS Badge which he got a friend of mine to “bash” for him. He now has an SAS beret with a metal badge.

He also showed me a photograph of a group of SAS men which I believe was taken was on ANZAC Day 2008 on the steps of King George Square, Brisbane.  

There were three rows of SAS Troopers standing in a tiered formation facing half right. There were approximately thirty in the photo all wearing suits with their Sandy berets on. The photo was taken from the right hand end of the group putting them in left profile. There was no banner or anyone sitting or kneeling.

Carleton was standing in the middle row third from the right (not positive) and can be identified by the grin with prominent teeth wearing a single medal which I could not identify.

I have tried to get a copy of the photograph, but have not been able to do so.

Carleton is now using that photo to substantiate his claim of being a member of the SAS.

He has also told me he has a Law Degree.

For the readers not familiar with the term “Bash”, it means to soak the beret in water and shape it to your head so it keeps a permanent shape with the beret following the contour of your head and not looking like a helicopter pad.

The Commanding officer of the SAS Regiment 7th January 1976 to 22nd October 1977 was Lieutenant Colonel P. M. (Mike) Jeffery MC, who later became the Governor of Western Australia and Governor General of Australia.

Source Two

Carleton Thomas did intimate verbally to me that he, at such time previously; had been involved with the Israeli Mossad, Australian ASIO, and National Intelligence Security Agencies as a covert operative.

He also stated during his military service, he was a member of the elite Australian Army Special Air Service and during that period he did participate in “Black Operations” in Northern Ireland, El Salvador, Colombia (South America) and the South Pole.

He further claims that under the Secrecy and Crimes Act, he is prohibited from discussing or elaborating upon the said confidential and restricted operations to anyone.

Source Three

Carleton Thomas stated to me that he was a former member of the Australian SAS Regiment. He further stated the while serving with the RAAF, he was purportedly detached from his unit to participate in covert operations with the SAS.

Source Four

I stayed with Carleton Thomas at his residence in Rochdale South for a few weeks some years back. He told me on numerous occasions that he had served with the SAS on covert operations in Cambodia.

The alarm bells began ringing when he gave me an SAS beret and asked me to “bash” it for him. This beret had a cloth badge which only the UK and New Zealand SAS wear.

As can be seen from Carleton Thomas’s Certificate of Service there is no way he could have served with the Australian Special Air Service or any secret service organization especially when he was discharged as being incompatible with service life.

We have not got a current photograph of Carleton Thomas or the group photograph in question. If any of our readers has a current photograph of Thomas or a copy of the group photograph we would appreciate it if you could contact us so you can send us the photograph/s to put up on this site.

It is most likely that he is a member of or has visited RSL branches in Queensland and we would like to hear from you.

Why or for how long Thomas has been telling these lies of a life of fantasy, no one knows. One thing is for certain, because of these lies he will grace our web site for the rest of his life.

13th Jul 2010

We would like to thank a reader of our web site  for  reading the story of Carleton David Thomas. The person was kind enough to forward a photograph of Thomas and it has been confirmed that it is Thomas.

The photograph shows Thomas wearing the SAS beret and clearly shows he needs some instruction on how a beret should be worn. As the photograph is of poor quality it is difficult to properly identify the United Nations medal he is wearing. After comparing the medal with all UN medals issued it appears to be the Cyprus UN Medal which was issued to all Australian Police Officers that served in Cyprus.

Enquiries were carried out with the informants and they have advised us that Thomas never served in Cyprus. Australia only provided police and not troops at the time of the crisis.

http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?breif=true&page=1&search_type=simple

A search on the above web site reveals that Thomas has not been awarded any medals.

You will also notice that above the medal Thomas appears to be wearing qualification badge which appear to be Parachute Instructors Wings. As the service record of Thomas clearly shows he only served in the RAAF from 13 April 1977 to 24 February 1978. He certainly did not serve long enough in the RAAF to earn any sort  of qualification badge.

It is also difficult to identify the other badges that Thomas is wearing on his lapel. It would be appreciated if anyone has seen this photo of Thomas who can identify the badges  to contact us and we will do a further update.

4th Feb 2011

Carleton David Thomas

Thanks to some readers of our web site whom supplied more information and photos of Carleton David Thomas we can now update the information on him.

This is a photograph of Thomas before he had work done on his teeth.

This is how he looks today.

In our original story you will see that Thomas had managed to get a photo of him posing with the Queensland Branch of the Australian SAS Association on ANZAC Day 2008. We now have that photo. How he was not noticed by the other members is unknown.

Another source from out original story was that Thomas claimed to have a Law Degree. We now have a photo of his business card and the fact that he received his Law Degree at Nottingham University. We know that Thomas has a poor grasp of grammar and spelling. We are in possession of a couple of letters he arranged for someone to proof read and correct his letters and given back to him to sign. We will not publish the letters, but on his Title at the end of each letter

 

 

Further research into this uncovered that Thomas has a Skype address and also has his details on LinkedIn. You will notice at the bottom of the page he received his qualification from Nottingham University between 1998 and 2007.

In the Skype address you will notice he states his qualifications as LLB, LLD, Hons Law to stand against Corruption.

Thomas is not registered as a barrister of Lawyer in Queensland and he may have redesigned his business card using and of the following examples. He does target Veterans as well as civilians with his false degree in law.

 

 

 

 

29th May 2011

For those following the case on Carleton Thomas the following newspaper articles say it all. As for As to the quote by Thomas in the first newspaper article “There is more to my records, believe it or not than these people allegedly obtained.”

We have this to say to him. We have your complete service record. The Defence Department could not find any record of you serving in the army or the SAS Regiment.

As for his solicitor Paul Donnelly of NSW who Thomas worked for, we could not find anything in the Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952 which states he could not comment on the service record of Thomas.

In the second article Donnelly states Thomas worked for him as a clerk and insisted Thomas had a Law Degree. Yet the couple in the second article state they could not find a record of Thomas being admitted to practice law in any Australian jurisdiction or held a certificate as either a solicitor or barrister. It would appear Donnelly has been duped by false documents produced by Thomas as we know he cannot even put a sentence together.

 

 

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Surname: Thompson
Christian Names: Ralph George
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Surfers Paradise
Case Notes:

Ralph George THOMPSON 38506 joined the Australian Army and did one tour with 5 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment. On the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Vietnam Nominal Roll he is not marked as being a National Servicemen that is because he did National Service in the 1950’s.

The year the photo was taken Thompson was the Vice President of the Surfers Paradise RSL: Sub-Branch. He is now a committee member.

Ralph Thompson is entitled to the Commemorative Anniversary of National Service Medal which he wears with his other official awards. The last medal he should not be wearing is the un-official bought National Service Medal which we refer to as Tin Medals.

This is the official Anniversary National Service Medal

The un-official National service Medal that he should not be wearing.

Like others that appear on this page, Thompson shows a lack of respect to other veterans by wearing an un-official medal. You could get the impression that these ex-servicemen that wear all these un-official medals are trying to make themselves look like heroes by the number of medals they wear.

The younger veterans are awake to the number of older ex-servicemen that are wearing tin medals and are disgusted by it.

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.

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