Elwin Evans is British and now resides in Manitoba, Canada. He claims to have been attached to the Australian Army and fought in Vietnam. See what he said in the caption under this photograph.
Although Evans is a long way from home his lies and dishonour have not escaped the world wide web of Veterans.
Evans did not serve in Vietnam with Australian 2 Squadron, Special Air Service (2 SAS Sqn)
2 SAS Sqn were never involved in a pitched battle with 1600 enemy soldiers.
Here are the real facts about SAS operations in Vietnam:
SAS Operations - South Vietnam
580 SAS soldiers served in South Vietnam. There were 298 contacts with the enemy, inflicting 492 kills, 106 possible kills, 47 wounded, 10 possibly wounded and 11 taken as prisoners. 5366 enemy were sighted in 801 separate sightings. The Australia and New Zealand casualties were one(1) killed in action, one(1) died of wounds, one(1) killed in a grenade accident, two(2) accidentally shot on patrol, one(1) missing on a hot rope extraction and one(1) died of illness.
Australian SAS are an elite unit, consisting of expertly trained soldiers, who since 1957 have achieved outstanding results in all that they have done.
Notice in this photograph, that the first medal Evans is wearing is a Military Cross (MC). It is, like everything else about Evans, a fake. At the time he would have been awarded that medal, it was only awarded to Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers. In addition, had it ever been awarded it would be promulgated in the London Gazette. He is not listed in that definitive publication.
Evans will not be strutting his war hero persona for quite a while. Since the newspaper article appeared he has been sentence to six years imprisonment, for manufacturing automatic weapons for Canadian Organised Crime. See the reports here:
Here is another photograph where Evans mixes with other genuine uniformed people:
Many who read the newspaper report about Evans being a Vietnam war hero would have believed it. He is no more than a disgusting fraud, liar and wannabe and now a convicted criminal who should be shunned by society and particularly ex service organisations.
A Canadian friend of ANZMI has described him as follows:
"This dude is filthy lying sack of $#** who has worn a pseudo-uniform adorned with bull$#** insignia and spews tales of his adventures in SE Asia for a most appreciative but gullible audience!"
Our world wide readership will now be aware that, no matter where they are, any person making false claims about Australian service will be exposed and spend the rest of time on our web site, in the same manner as Elwin Evans.