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

Surname: Townley
Christian Names: Barry John
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Swan Hill
Service #: R62600
Service: Navy
Branch: Not Known
Commencement of service: Not Known
Completion of service: Not Known
Case Notes:



Barry John Townley is the President of the Swan Hill RSL Sub-Branch, a position, that in itself dictates the example to be set by that office bearer as one of the utmost integrity and honesty.

Townley has been very proactive in promoting the RSL within the local community, building up membership and increasing public awareness of the sacrifices of our veterans, through numerous public ceremonies, presentations at various schools and involvement with sporting clubs.

He has spoken passionately about re-instilling the ANZAC spirit in the community, quoted from a school students’ essay, - his role is, “Continuing to teach the importance of the tradition to the community, especially in schools, and involving different ages into the ceremony has enabled us to remember and honour the fighting spirit and soldiers who gave their lives for the freedom of our country”.

However, for all his good work, Barry Townley appears to have dishonoured his fellow ex-servicemen and women, by failing to follow the principles of honour, honesty and integrity, the foundation values of the ANZAC spirit.


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The above photographs were taken at various public commemorations and presentations during 2014 and 2015. Barry can be seen wearing an apparently impressive set of medals, namely:

1. Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 (clasp VIETNAM)

2. General Service Medal 1962 (clasps BORNEO and MALAYA)

3. Vietnam Medal

4. Australian Service Medal 1945-75 (clasp FESR)

5. Australian Defence Medal

6. Far East Strategic Reserve (FESR) Commemorative Medal (unofficial ‘tin’ medal)

7. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

8. Pingat Malaysia Medal (not entitled)

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The FESR Commemorative Medal is best described as ‘an abomination’, being nothing more than an insult to those who have genuinely earned Service medals awarded by their country. This medal can be purchased like a trinket from a market stall, and is just as worthless, not belonging beside official medals.

Townley had considerable sea service during the ‘Malaysian Crisis’ onboard HMAS Vendetta, as part of the Far East Strategic Reserve (FESR) and during the Vietnam war, seeing action on the ‘gun line’ onboard HMAS Hobart. For this service, Barry was awarded six medals, along with a number of clasps to those medals and should be proud of that recognition.

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The Pingat Jasa Malaysia (PJM) is a special medal of service to eligible Australian Service personnel who served from Independence until the end of Confrontation in the security of Malaysia, with the Commonwealth Far East Strategic Reserve,

during the period 31 August 1957 and 31 December 1966 inclusive.

Like all medals, there are set qualifying periods, and in the case of the PJM, there is a requirement to serve an aggregate of 90 days assigned to the operational area. Publicly available records from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) set out the dates of when ships and units were in the qualifying areas. This is also supported, in the case of HMA Ships, by the availability of the Ships Record of Proceedings (ROPs), being available online from the Australian War Memorial (AWM). Naval Personnel records, up until 1970, are available for public access on the National Archives of Australia (NAA).

Having consulted the records from DVA, AWM and NAA, it can be determined that whilst Townley was posted to the HMAS Vendetta, he was part of the crew for the following ‘qualifying’ deployments:

-       17 Aug 64 to 25 Sep 64 (39 days)

-       12 Oct 64 to 02 Nov 64 (21 days)

-       19 Nov 64 to 10 Dec 64 (21 days)

The above adds up to 81 days, meaning Townley was 9 days short of being eligible for the PJM.

He appears not to have been satisfied with six medals, happy to add another two to make it look much more impressive.

Barry Townley, President of the Swan Hill RSL Sub-Branch, welcome to the long list of fraudulent former and current RSL Executives, who appear on this site, and who have flaunted medal wearing protocols for their own gain and attention.



Surname: Townsend
Christian Names: Shane William
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Wavell Heights
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Case Notes:

Shane William Townsend - “Lieutenant Colonel, DCM”

A psychopathic liar has no conscience, no feelings of guilt or remorse, and he cares not afig for the well being of friends or family members he betrays.

He does not struggle with shame no matter what kind of harmful or immoral lies he tells. Friends of ANZMI stumbled onto such a person whilst “surfing” the Internet. We welcome Shane William Townsend, born in New Zealand on the 9th May 1967 who now resides in the Wavell Heights Queensland area.  Townsend is a liar, fraud and wannabe who has convinced those who trust him that he is a decorated, returned Special Forces Army Veteran, a man of academic achievement, and according to information on other web sites, a gifted Psychic.

Contrary to what is shown in the resume Townsend’s official military history was four years service in Australia with 5/7 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (5/7 RAR) as a Private Soldier, followed by part time service, with Army Cadets in the Brisbane area as a Corporal. In 2007 he aligned with an unofficial Army Cadets Unit and was able to make himself a Lieutenant Colonel, as shown in the photograph below. His actual formal Military qualifications are:

Infantry Rifleman.

Armoured Personnel Carrier Driver

Unit band Bass Drummer.



In the two photos above he “struts” his stuff as a Cadets Unit, Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Officer, wearing an,

Infantry Combat Badge (ICB).

Awarded to Royal Australian Army Infantry Corps Soldiers, who have served in Combat.  Despite what he claims and the medals he wears, Townsend has never served in any war or operational area.  

Parachute wings.

Issued to qualified Army parachutists. Townsend has no such qualification.

Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)

The DCM is a high Imperial award for bravery and very few Australian Veterans have had the honour of receiving it.  In a “sorry” email from Townsend he said this about his “DCM”.

"the medal that you state is not the DCM it is a US medal that was given to me on the army tattoo from two sergeants from the USMC after pushing them out of the way of a falling scaffold. the medal is called USMC good conduct medal.  i went in to get my US medal mounted and the guy at  Everton hills medals  informed me that i could were (sic) the medal and that i might be entitled to others that were coming out , when i got the medal back he informed me that he couldn't get the correct rib for the US medal at the moment so he had gotten one that was very close thus the DCM ribbon, he had also put a RSM medal on it and a ASM on it, my mistake as i was informed to were (sic) medals for a picture for the local paper for our unit birthday, it was to promote the good work that we had done the youth in the area, i also was pushed in to wearing one more time"

A gaggle of other medals he has not earned.  As far as we can tell these are:

Australian Service Medal 1975 with incorrect Clasps attached

Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

United Nations Observer  (Mission Uganda/Rwanda)

Unable to identify.

We believe that Townsend is entitled to one medal only and that is the Australian Defence Medal for completing his four year contract with 5/7 RAR

An Australian Army Individual Readiness - AIRN badge.

This is the Badge on his right breast and denotes the wearer is currently ready and able to be deployed overseas on operations. It is only ever worn by serving members.

The truth is, in matters of military medals and badges; Townsend does not know his elbow from his nether end.

We hold Statutory Declarations detailing Townsend’s lies of heroic service in the elite Special Air Service Regiment (SASR). He tells heart wrenching tales of death and destruction and gripping tales of service in Cambodia, Iraq, Afghanistan and of SASR mates dying in his arms. He claims to have worked with USA Navy Sea Air and Land (SEAL) teams and was “awarded a USA Military Medal” for work in Afghanistan. He has told his stories to his family, his friends and to adolescent Army Cadets.  All of these claims are lies.

Townsend lists on his Resume and on a Facebook page, high academic achievement with a Masters Degrees in Information Technology (IT) and a Masters Degree in Science (Robotics) from Griffith University, Queensland. A cursory check through the Griffith University web site indicated he had no qualifications at all from that University.

Townsend is wearing Parachute wings on his right arm. One would assume they would be pretend SASR Wings, however they are not. He is wearing pretend 3 Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) Parachute wings, which is a silly thing for an SASR wannabe to do. He does however, in his confusion, provide documentary evidence to his entitlement to wear 3 RAR Parachute wings in the form of a forged Certificate of Training see below:


School Cadets gave Townsend the opportunity to “Strike a pose” with medals and badges that lifted him from the mundane to a heroic veteran in the eyes of his youthful admirers and their parents.

We have “roused” a few frauds and liars found lurking among the ranks of School Cadets.  Wannabes like Townsend and his ilk can be “Big Men” among juveniles, unfortunately their lack of experience and knowledge imprints a false image on the developing minds of youthful Cadets of how a senior Defence Force Officer may behave. Other wannabes from Cadet Units on our site are:  McArthy,  Keaton, Bain, Crase, Snow and Mee. Townsend andall of these people would have corruptly influenced juvenile members of Cadet Units.

As a further insight into the personality of Townsend, he claims in media reports and on web sites to be a Psychic Medium and claims to have been tested at the University of Canberra and the ABC Testing unit for gifted children. His claims of being a gifted Psychic are for those gullible people silly enough to believe him, we do however know that he is a gifted liar. Townsend has:

Lied about having served with SASR

Lied about serving in Cambodia, Iraq and Afghanistan

Lied about being a decorated soldier

Lied about his academic qualifications

Lied about serving with USA Navy SEALs

Lied about serving in the RAN

Falsely worn a DCM

Falsely worn 3RAR Parachute wings

Falsely worn and Infantry Combat Badge

Falsely worn other medals that have not been awarded to him.

Produced numerous false military documents,  

Lied to ANZMI in his “apologetic” explanation.

Here, in part, is what Townsend said about his SASR involvement

“were (sic) the SASR and medals come into it was from a dining in night were (sic) a female from the organisation  stated to other members that i was in the SASR , i was then court (sic) up in a lie that has haunted me for the last 6 years as i said i have full respect for all members of the defence force and i am deeply sorry.”

The truth of the matter is, that when Townsend joined the Cadet Unit, well before the Dining In Night statement was made, he presented to the Cadet Unit a group of forged “Certificates of Training”. One has been shown above and now another of the Certificates is shown below.

The “Anti Bomb Tactical Course” certificate conducted by “SAS Training Group” is forged; you will notice that Townsend has promoted himself to “Lieutenant”. Townsend’s assertion that “a female at a Dining In Night” instigated his involvement with SASR is a lie, he started the subterfuge with the false certificate when he first joined the Cadet unit.

Because Townsend presented the Certificate to the Cadet unit on joining, the Certificate preceded the Dining In Night Statement.  The “Female from the organization” would have seen the certificate and used that information as the basis for her statement. The Certificate plus statements from Statutory Declarations that we hold, proves that Townsend deliberately planned and orchestrated the notion that he had served with SASR.

Falsely claiming to be a returned Veteran is a dastardly act, but falsely wearing a DCM puts Townsend into the wannabe category of a criminal as wearing medals that were not conferred on him, especially high bravery awards, and falsely claiming to be a returned veteran are offences against the Defence Act 1903 Section VII parts 80A and 80B. Maximum penalty for each of these offences is a fine of $3,300 or six months jail or both.

“Lieutenant Colonel” Townsend’s explanation that he was wearing fake medals because he saved the life of two USA Marines and then had to wear medals for the good of his Cadet unit is a  load of Claptrap.

Also note that Townsend’s spelling does not give evidence of his claimed high academic achievements.

Townsend’s responses emphasize that none of offences are his fault, and that he is the victim of circumstances. Our investigations indicate that he deliberately wove a web of lies and deceit to increase his standing in the community by adopting a career of a decorated Special Forces soldier who had been through the hell of numerous wars.

In a bizarre twist, Townsend also claims to be the illegitimate son of a high ranking Australian Army Officer and the reason for his successful “Special Forces” career was that he was “helped and “pushed along” by his “father”.

In reality Townsend is a psychopathic liar and a wimpish wannabe who falsely gained all of his “qualifications” and false respect by carefully executing a planned path of deceit and deception.

Few Veterans will ever again welcome Townsend into their trust, but we welcome him to our web site where he will stay to be viewed by those he has deceived and his posterity.

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: Trapp
Christian Names: Neill Edward
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: RedLands
Service: RAN
Case Notes:

Neill Edward Trapp – Another Sailor with trinkets.


Neill Trapp had three quick visits to SVN on HMAS Sydney. (Affectionately known as the Vung Tau Ferry.) HMAS Sydney was used to transport Army Units and equipment to and from Australia to Vietnam during the war. Trapp spent a total of Eighteen hours and Fifteen minutes on the ship in Vung Tau, Vietnam Harbour, and never went ashore. For that very ordinary service he wears six medals.



The last two medals on the right hand side are self purchased unofficial “Tin” trinkets that are significant, only because those who wear them are buffoon “lily gilders”. The medals are the unofficial Logistic Support Force Medal and the HMAS Sydney Medal. These two medals are commonly worn by Sailors and the sooner they realise how stupid they look, the sooner they will take them down and cast them asunder. Trapp also has a gaudy sparkling device attached to his medal rack that would be more appropriate in a trinket box in ladies boudoir .


For those with mathematical leanings, Trapp’s medals calculate to one medal for every three hours spent in Vietnam. An Infantry Soldier who spent Eight Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty hours (One year) on the ground in Vietnam, under perilous circumstances wears four medals which equates to one medal every Two Thousand One Hundred and Ninety hours – Considering that Trapp has added two fake medals to his very easily earned genuine medals indicates a person of little consequence who “sports” an enlarged ego.  

Trapp further pushes his ego by filling executive positions in ex Service Organisations (ESOs). He was Vice President of the Redlands, Queensland, RSL Sub Branch from 2005 to 2006 and President of the Redlands, Vietnam Veterans Group until 2011. It is difficult to imagine how other Royal Australian Navy Veterans and ESO members generally, allow people like Trapp to bring their service and status into disrepute.

Offending “Tin Medals”


                                                    Logistic Support Force Medal                                      



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.


Surname: Treanor
Christian Names: T P J (John)
Country: New Zealand
State or Province: North Island
City or Town: Rotorua
Service: Army
Case Notes:
T P J (John) Treanor- President of Rotorua New Zealand  Returned Service Association (RSA)

It has become obvious that a more than desirable number of New Zealand (NZ) Veterans have an “Anything goes” attitude when it comes to medals protocol.


 It is not an offence against the Law for genuine veterans to wear fake medals with their Defence Medals, but it is against NZ Government protocol and is very much against tradition.

Treanor is an example; he has genuine Defence medals but has tacked on self purchased trinkets to lift his medals count from the six he has earned to nine. In addition he takes it upon himself to wear an Australian Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) The ICB has stringent conditions regarding entitlement to wear, and is issued only to soldiers who served in deployed combat infantry roles, in the Australian Defence Force.

What is even more concerning is that many high-profile NZ Veterans consider it OK to wear whatever is available, to make them look “a bit more of a warrior”.

In 1998 Treanor wore three genuine medals and one “trinket”.  It Appears he has since been issued a further three genuine medals and has added another three trinkets for a total of nine.

An ANZMI investigator phoned Treanor and requested an explanation for wearing the fake medals, he refused to give any creditable argument and insisted that ANZMI send the Police to his house and he would speak with them. It is not a Police matter, it is a matter of the integrity of NZ ex Servicemen and Women.

Below is a photo of Treanor taken in 1998.


We believe the nine medals Treanor is wearing are

Operational Service Medal          

Vietnam medal ·       

General Service Medal        

Army Long Service Good Conduct         

Defence Service Medal with bar       

Vietnam Campaign Medal        

2001 Year of the Volunteer with 2011 bar - Tin trinket       

Army 150th Annivery Medal – Tin Trinket

Regular Forces Cadets Medal – Tin Trinket

Here is the official NZ Department of Honours and Awards document reference, relating to wearing non issued medals.

“Order of Wear, Orders, Decorations and Medal in New Zealand, dated 1 April 2008 and signed by the Governor General”

“Section 11 Part I Awards issued by public and private organisations, other than those of the Order of St John and the Royal Humane Society of New Zealand, may not be worn, either with, below or on the  right side, with official Orders, Decorations and Medals.

Section 11 Part II Awards produced on a commercial basis may not be worn, either with, below or on the right side, with official Orders Decorations and Medals”.

An enquiry to NZ Government was answered as shown below:

“NZ Government policy is that NO commemorative medals may be worn on any official NZ Government uniform. That is as far as they can limit them. Once a person retires from the Services and is a 'civilian' in theory the same restriction applies, but is widely flouted by many ex-service personnel, and there is not much anyone can do about it.

Having said that, the conservative view of most veterans is that only "posers" wear these medals and they do not add to the regard of any wearer.

Within Govt agencies, Defence and Police for example, there are directions that no unofficial medals are to be worn and this is complied with and checked. None of the unofficial medals you cite have any NZ Govt approval.”


Treanor is wearing three unofficial non issued Commemorative medals as well as an ICB that was not issued to him

Official NZ Government policy is that Commemorative medals are not to be worn at all when wearing Defence Medals. 

Conservative Veterans believe that those who wear Commemorative medals are “Posers”  

In recent times we have conducted a campaign to clean out “Posers” from the Australian Veteran Community and as of now, New Zealand Veterans should be aware that from this day on, we are actively listing Kiwi “Posers” on our web site as well.

Treanor is the President of a Major NZ RSA, and certainly others who see Treanor wearing his trinkets will follow his lead and add trash to their Defence racks.

We ask those interested, to keep a good watch so that this narcissistic behaviour can eliminated from the Australian and New Zealand Veteran Communities.

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: Truloff
Christian Names: Robert Lee
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Sydney
Service #: 8241823
Service: Army
Branch: RAInf
Commencement of service: 07 Dec 99
Completion of service: 26 Oct 00
Case Notes:




Former Private Robert TRULOFF, like many before him has written a book which he has been trying flog on Facebook.   Let us hope the book is not the autobiography of his life in the Army because his story would not fill the back of a postage stamp.

TRULOFF claims to have served as an Infantry soldier from 1999 until 2005.   This is only partly correct, he enlisted in 1999 and was discharged from the Army in August 2000.   He passed his recruit training, but that was it.   He failed everything else.

Not wanting to let his lack of experience stand in the way of his commercial pursuits, TRULOFF has decided to wear a rack of medals to show he is the ‘real deal’.  

He is photographed here wearing a group of medals which just don’t make sense, simply because he has failed to wear the correct medals.   Basically, if you are going to cheat, at least try to get the basic right!


The medals being worn are:

Medal for Gallantry (Absolutely No entitlement)

Afghanistan Campaign Medal (No Entitlement)

INTERFET Medal (No Entitlement)

Timor Leste Solidarity Medal (No Entitlement)

He is also wearing the Army Readiness Badge which is not intended to be worn in civilian attire, and he has no entitlement to wear the badge anyway.

The astute reader will immediately recognise that TRULOFF is missing some essential medals in order to make his rack somewhat believable, namely; The Australian Active Service Medal (AASM – with clasp Afghanistan), The Australian Service Medal (ASM – with clasp Timor Leste) and of course the Australian Defence Medal (ADM).    Let us hope that his book has more research than he put into his fake medal rack.

Robert TRULOFF is a liar and a wannabe.   He has lied about his military service in order to promote a book he has written.

Robert TRULOFF is a medals cheat and has been caught out wearing medals he has no entitlement to wear.    Worse he has self-awarded the Medal for Gallantry, an award for which this piece of work has no right to claim.  He is not worthy to be mentioned in the same breath as the true and worthy recipients, who have won that award through their personal bravery under fire from the enemy. 

Current and former service personnel view nufti’s such as TRULOFF with disdain, but there is something simply offensive about wearing a medal such as the Medal for Gallantry when the best you achieved in your service life was a pass for initial training, and that’s it.

TRULOFF has committed and offence against Sections 80A and 80B of the Defence Act 1903, in that he:


Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or airman

(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a) The person represents himself or herself to be a returned  soldier, sailor or airman; and

(b) The representation is false.

Penalty: 30 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.


Improper use of  service decorations

(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a) The person wears a servive decoration; and

(b) The person is not the person on whom the decoration was conferred.

Penalty: 30 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

Robert TRULOFF fits the bill for both offences and we can only hope that the proper authorities take note of his actions and pursue a prosecution against him.

He should not be allowed to prosper from his actions so let us also hope his book is treated with the same disdain he deserves.

Welcome to our website Robert TRULOFF.


Surname: Tull
Christian Names: Mark
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Unknown
Case Notes:

Updated 03 Nov 2013

Mark TULL of Southport RSL, Queensland, is wearing three medals-;  the Australian Defence Medal, which he is entitled to wear, and two other medals he is not entitled to wear.  These are the fake Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal and the New South Wales Police Medal. He served only 8 years and not the 10 years required by the NSW Police.

Fake QE2 Golden Jubilee Medal

Official QE2 Golden Jubilee Medal


28th Mar 2013

Thanks to one of our readers, a retired New South Wales Police Officer, we have received further information about the NSW Police Service Medal that Tull is wearing on the wrong side that he is no entitlement to wear.

Mark TULL is wearing a device that is worn on three higher medals in the NSW Police. The highest of the three is the Commissioner’s Commendation for Courage.

The NSW Police Service Medal only has a bar on it. All NSW Police medals are State awards and should be worn on the right breast.

On the right breast we assume that TULL is wearing deceased Next of Kin medals from two World Wars, but above those medals he is wearing the New Zealand Compulsory Military Training Medal 1949-58 Commemorative Medal.

Mark TULL,  again you show no respect to either the police officers you served with by placing a device on a medal that you are not entitled to, but on higher awards which in some cases are awarded posthumously to police officers who have died in the line of duty.

Further, you discredit the servicemen who earned those medals in two World Wars by placing an unofficial TIN medal above the recipients of those medals who fought to keep the world free and bring peace to the world. We suggest you remove that medal completely, or if you wish to wear it,  place it where it belongs below those medals.  We also suggest you read up on the protocols of wearing medals.

Update 3 Nov 2013

Over the last few years there have been ructions in Queensland, Returned Services League (RSL). Perhaps this is a harbinger of things to come, as non Veterans, Associates and Affiliates jostle for  control of  RSLs.  Tull has no concept of medals protocol and blithely admits to wearing whatever he wishes, whenever he wishes. When he wrote his ridiculous response to ANZMI (see below) he was a "jostler" seeking high positions in the Southport RSL. He has since been appointed Secretary, of the Southport RSL Sub Branch.

Stupidity succeeds when ignorance and malaise is allowed to prevail. God help the Queensland RSL.

Here is what Tull has to say about featuring on this web site:







We condemn the membership of the Southport RSL for allowing this medals cheat to be elected to a leadership position. Medals protocol was promulgated by the Queensland RSL during 2012, as follows:

Qld RSL republished a feature in the “Qld RSL News” from the South Australian RSL booklet “The Signal”, written by Keith Harrison, see excerpt below:

“Ideally, unofficial medals should not be worn. However if they are worn as the occasion demands, they may be worn on the right breast.

Here is the official policy from the Department of Honours and Awards, Canberra.

“Unofficial medals:

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

Q14. How do I wear my state awards?

A14. State awards are worn on the right breast because only national awards in the
Order of Wearing Australian Honours and Awards  are worn on the left breast.”

Despite written policies and protocols, Tull has the audacity to admit, the NSW State Police medal he wears was not awarded to him, and also states that one of the medals he is wearing on his right hand side is a tin medal that belonged to his wife's, mothers New Zealand husband.

Tull is obviously a person who dearly wants to be seen as a much decorated returned Veteran and so wears lots of false bling to give that impression to the unsuspecting public.

Another member of that RSL was appointed as Treasurer and he also appears on our website.


ANZMI is a messenger, we have no affiliation with any ex Service, or any other organisation, and we proceed without fear or favour to expose those who thumb their noses at ANZAC traditions that have been put in place by those who have actually gone to war on behalf of this Nation.

In recent times, as ex Service organisations lose their core membership of Veterans,  they also lose their traditions and values, because of people like Tull who thrive on wearing and flaunting unearned "bling".

It behoves the upper echelons of ex Service organizations to ensure that ANZAC traditions and protocols are carefully preserved.

Tull is a self confessed medals cheat, who thumbs his nose at protocols and traditions. He  now holds a senior executive position at the Southport RSL. Although the RSL's integrity is diminishing, ours never will.  Wherever Popinjays like Tull appear,  we will expose them for what they are.



It seems that since our initial exposure of Mark TULL wearing medals that he has no entitlement to, things have happened at the Southport RSL Sub Branch, as explained on their website.

19th March - The elected Secretary Mark Tull resigned from his role as Honorary Secretary after 12 months in the job, and as a Board Member. He has been asked to continue to hold the roles of Membership Officer and Editor of the website and the quarterly newsletter and general volunteer.


Let us hope that as the Membership Secretary, TULL displays the appropriate level of due diligence, but given his past record as a medal cheat, we can only wonder what will happen. At the very least, one Sub Branch Executive position has been cleared of a medal cheat.

His verbal verbosity knows no bounds it seems, nor will he let the truth stand in the way of a good story. Rather than simply admit he was wrong, TULL decided to launch into an attack on ANZMI via his website in the desperate hope that all of his followers would be hoodwinked into believing his version of the truth.

Since he appeared on our site, Mark TULL has generated considerable correspondence from serving and former Police Officers who have collectively shot holes in his defence as he recorded on his website:


It is important that the truth be aired, and clearly Mark TULL is not prepared to do it so we have examined his justification for his actions and the responses by former and serving police officers and no doubt the reader will not be left wondering where the truth really lies.

TULL States:

Now on the left, as they say, ADM is fine, the Queens Golden Jubilee is my commemorative, but I don’t wear it with my dead relations on the right. I was a JP in NSW for 25 years, Ex Copper, NSW Firey, SES, SES, Qld Firey, Coast Guard and Hon. Ranger since I guarded the Queen on her Silver Jubilee visit to Sydney in 1977 when I was a Police Cadet. Love her and respect her. Big deal medal boys….


Police Cadets DID NOT guard the Queen in 1977 (or ever). Cadets joined the NSW Police between the ages of 15 and 18 years. They were not sworn officers, they were not armed, they had no power of arrest and were merely secretarial staff, learning short hand. They were sometimes allowed to work the switchboard while they practiced their shorthand to achieve speeds of 100 to 120 words a minute. On special occasions they were allowed to work school foot crossings.

Being a JP (Justice of the Peace)in NSW for 25 years is not in itself a significant achievement. What is more concerning is that as a resident of QLD, he should no longer be using his NSW JP status in any way, shape or form. To do so is illegal, so let us hope that the JP title was dropped when he became a resident in Qld.

TULL States:

Now the Police Medal is My dead best mate Paul Quinn, murdered at the Easter Bike races in Bathurst in 1985 and I helped bury him. I bought a copy and wore it (on the left) which they should be on the right, if they are yours because it’s a state issued medal. Quinny was promoted Sergeant posthumously from Con 1/c at his death, and he never made his 10 years, but I reckoned he deserved it. This medal is going to be placed at the National Police Remembrance Wall this year (2013) on the plaque that has Quinny’s name on it when I attend with the Wall to Wall ride with about 1200 other serving and ex coppers. PS, I spent a fair bit of effort with a mate on Sydney radio and the state government a few years ago ensuring the murdering bastard that killed Paul stayed behind bars and was not paroled.


Of all his verbal diarrhora, this is perhaps the most offensive and insensitive of the comments made by TULL. The fact is that Constable 1/C Quinn was murdered in 1986, not 1985 as stated by TULL. He was not murdered at the Easter Bike races. The correct circumstances of Constable Quinn’s murder are:

‘…Late in the afternoon of 30 March 1986 Constable 1st Class Quinn was involved in the high speed pursuit of a vehicle from South Bathurst towards Perthville. At Perthville the offender Horan lost control of the vehicle and collided with the approach railing of a bridge at the intersection of Bridge Street. The offender then leapt from the vehicle with a .303 rifle and began to fire at the Police who had been chasing him. Constable Quinn was hit in the neck and killed instantly whilst Constable Ian Borland was also seriously wounded in the incident. The offender was shot several times by Police and was later charged with a number of serious offences. Fortunately Constable Borland recovered from his injuries. Constable Quinn was posthumously promoted to Sergeant 3rd Class…’

TULL has used this tragic event to his own ends. Not only has he incorrectly reported the date and circumstances of the incident, he has tried to suggest that he is some sort of ‘white knight’ regarding the NSW Police Medal.

If as he says, he purchased the NSW Police Medal to be "placed at the National Police Remembrance Wall this year (2013) on the plaque that has Quinny’s name on it when I attend with the Wall to Wall ride with about 1200 other serving and ex coppers", WHY, Mr. TULL, DID YOU GET THAT MEDAL COURT MOUNTED WITH YOUR FAKE QE2 MEDAL AND YOUR ADM?

The simple truth is that TULL has been caught out and has tried to use the death of a police hero to cover his tracks. This makes him much more than a medal cheat, he has stolen the valour bestowed upon his ‘best mate’. There is no excuse for this.

The fact is that the late Constable Quinn served for 9 years before his death. While 10 years is the minimum period of service to qualify for the award of the NSW Police Medal, all that would be required for his next of kin to request the issue of the medal. If TULL was such a close friend, perhaps he could have done this on behalf of the family, rather than purchasing a replica medal and wearing it himself.

Furthermore, his comment ‘I spent a fair bit of effort with a mate on Sydney radio and the state government a few years ago ensuring the murdering bastard that killed Paul stayed behind bars and was not paroled’ Well that didn't go well did it Mr. TULL, because Pat Horan the killer was paroled from Long Bay in January 2004 and that was more than a few years ago.

TULL States:

The Eagle device is mine. I just put it on Quinny’s medal with a little bit of thread as it looks funny by itself. I actually did get a commendation when I was in the job, but they didn’t give out eagles or ribbons then. So, this is the story of Mark Tull’s Medals. Pity an anonymous site has now relegated itself to political support in the RSL and for dragging some bloody good men online in a negative way, and with absolutely no way of either rebutting or defending themselves. Never claimed to be anything I am not. Just an Ex Ares type that has been doing his bit in the RSL as a worker for 33 years now.


Again, TULL has demonstrated his complete lack of understanding of medals and his own entitlement. As was clearly explained in our original exposure, the ‘Eagle Device’ forms part of the current NSW Police Honours & Awards system. He has no entitlement to purchase a replica and place it on a medal it is not intended to be worn on. In fact, if TULL does have a Commissioners Commendation awarded prior to the medallic award being created, all he need do is apply to the NSW Police for the issue of the award after supplying evidence that he did in fact receive a Commissioners Commendation. If however, his ‘commendation’ was awarded by anyone less that the Police Commissioner then he has no right to wear any sort of device, as only those commendations awarded by the Commissioner attract a decoration.

TULL may well believe that his exposure was part of some infighting in the RSL but he is wrong. He came to our attention as a medal cheat, plain and simple.

TULL States:

The badges I wear are all mine, and I am entitled to the National Medal, just never asked a service to nominate me, as I didn’t do 15 years in total with any of them. Might try to bump into the NSW Police Commissioner on the ride to this year and ask him if he could do me a little favour and get the Job to nominate me, as you can’t request it yourself. Probably a hanging offence to wear one you are entitled to but haven’t been presented with…


No Mr TULL, it is not a hanging offence, but if stupidity was, you might have some explaining to do. We are surprised at the flippant manner in which he dismisses the National Medal, because, in all probability he is entitled to this award given the number of organisations he says he has been involved in. Most of these organisations would qualify a member with aggregate service for the National Medal. TULL’s problem is that he just has not bothered to follow it up - nobodies fault but his own. So Mr. TULL, rather than big noting yourself by trying to bump into the Police Commissioner, why not simply ask the Queensland SES, Fire Brigade or Coast Guard to put your nomination through. All you need do is provide evidence of your aggregate service it’s as simple as that.

Mark TULL is a medal cheat who was caught out and fell on his sword by resigning from the position of Secretary of the Southport RSL Sub Branch. However, he continues to enjoy membership of the RSL and retains some position of importance in the sub branch.

Rather than admitting his mistake and removing the offending medals, TULL has chosen like many cornered ‘wanabees' to come out fighting. In doing so he has demonstrated that our initial exposure was completely correct.

Furthermore, by trying to link his current predicament to the death of a police officer, he has gone to a new low.

His defence on his website does him no credit, it is offensive to serving and retired police officers and should be removed immediately

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