Medal Cheats

Medal Cheats

Surname: Robinson
Christian Names: Robert Arthur
Country: Australia
State or Province: Unknown
City or Town: Unknown
Case Notes:

Robert Arthur Robinson – Navy Tin Man

Robinson has been awarded four medals for service in the Royal Australian Navy but has chosen to sweeten his pie by adding another two medals to his rack

 

 

Robinson is wearing the following legitimate medals, from left to right.

Active Service Medal with clasp FESR

Defence Force Service Medal 1st clasp

National Medal

Australian Defence Medal

He is also wearing two unauthorized “Tin” Commemorative Medals that are no more than sparkly trinkets.  

FESR Commemorative Medal

Simpson Medal

Both these commemorative medals are abominations and should be cast asunder with ignominy.

Robinson may have added these medals to boost his image in society. Maybe kids in the street will stare in awe at his six medals but Veterans everywhere, laugh and shake their heads.

Welcome to the web site Robert Robinson, you can choose to throw away the two trinkets or keep them on, but be assured you will never be removed from this page that has been broadcast to the world.

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: Kyne
Christian Names: Brett
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Rochester
Case Notes:

Brett Kyne and Mick Hassell – Rochester, Victoria Volunteer Fire Brigade

 

The Rochester Fire Brigade may have received bad advice on ANZAC day 2013, or perhaps their cavalier approach to medals protocol was a deliberate attempt to receive maximum kudos during one of the very few occasions when they get to wear their Fireman uniforms.

 

 

Both men are wearing World War Two (WW2) medals on their left breast; Hassell is wearing two sets of WW2 medals.  We hope the medals are those of their next of kin, if that is so, the medals must be worn on the right side. Only self earned Defence and Australian Federal Government medals are to be worn on the left side and only by the person who has earned them. 

It behooves, RSLs in country towns to brief ANZAC Day participants on medals protocols, it also behooves organizations who wear uniforms to be aware of what they may wear on uniforms.

The Rochester Fire Brigade wears medals as if they have earned them.  

For their actions, they are officially awarded space on this web site as pretentious medals cheats.

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: Hamilton
Christian Names: Terry
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Unknown
Case Notes:

Terry HAMILTON Vice President of the North West National Servicemen's Association saw him beaming at the Courier Mail press camera at the ANZAC Day 2013 march in Queensland whilst wearing on his left breast the commemoration Anniversary of National Service Medal 1951-72, the Australian Defence Medal and a purchased bit of scrap metal on sale from unscrupulous dealers denoting National Service. 

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/gallery-e6freoof-1226629239118?page=34

The third medal from the left is the point in issue, purchased for around $60 and making lots of money for some clever crook who holds absolutely no sense of honour and propriety.

Of great concern is the fact that a senior executive of the National Servicemen's Association (a Sub Branch Vice President) would so blatantly dishonour himself and his minions by wearing a purchased piece of tat by parading on this day of days in such a disrespectful manner - is it any wonder this organization has so many detractors?

Terry HAMILTON - welcome to the Tin Medals page.

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: Nancarrow
Christian Names: Barry
Country: Australia
State or Province: Unknown
City or Town: Unknown
Case Notes:
Major Barry Nancarrow (Retired) – Chief Commissioner Salvation Army Red Shield Defence Services

 

Dear lord, here we have a Salvo adding a bit of unauthorized weight to his rack. The position of his left hand, may also indicate that Nancarrow is a skilled billiards player.

 

 

Nancarrow has added a Salvation Army Long Service Order to his rack. It is the second last medal on the right.  It is not a Australian Defence Medal and therefore must not be worn on the left side with his issued Defence Medals.  Adding to the offence, Nancarrow has been unable to procure the correct ribbon for the medal and has purchased and added a bit of rag he has picked up from somewhere.

Note the colour of the ribbon on Nancarrow’s rack and then note the actual ribbon for this medal

 

 

                                                                         

 

When asked about the medal Nancarrow said “My RSM made me wear it” Of course a man of the cloth would never prevaricate and therefore there must be a misguided Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) on the loose.

We are reliably advised  there are other Red Shield operators wearing this medal as part of their rack. For instance below is a photograph of the medals of Henry May, a Salvation Army Red Shield Welfare Officer serving in South Australia, note the inclusion of the offending medal. It is a sad situation when the unit Henry May is serving with are unable to advise him on medals protocol - but then again, it may be that same renegade RSM who advised Nancarrow to "put it up".

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: 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                                      

 

HMAS SYDNEY 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: West
Christian Names: Allan Robert
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Unknown
Case Notes:
Major Allan Robert  West (Retired) of Far North Queensland

Allen West looks like an “Old War Horse” because he is an “Old War horse”. As a Warrant Officer he served with the elite Australian Army Training Team in Vietnam and before that, he served in Vietnam with 1 Field Squadron.  It’s unfortunate that this bloke is not blessed with a great deal of grey matter, and he shows no shame in wearing “Tin” with all his other hard earned medals. Notice the last medal on his rack is the frivolous “Front Line Medal”

 

 

West was a controversial figure whilst President of the Innisfail Queensland Returned and Services League (RSL) where he copped a five year ban after being found guilty of various “financial type” charges by the Queensland State Branch of the RSL. Much to the chagrin of the Qld RSL State Branch, West appealed to the National President of the RSL, who quashed the charges and re-instated West to the Innisfail RSL.  It should be noted that the National President at the time was also an ex Royal Australian Engineers Officer who new West very well.

 

 

West obviously unknowingly portrays himself as being “dopey” for wearing the Tin “Front line Medal”. He may have been an officer, but he falls short of being a gentleman.

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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