Medal Cheats

Medal Cheats

Surname: Hentscher
Christian Names: Gunther
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Kingaroy
Service #: A117358
Service: RAAF
Branch: Dental
Commencement of service: 07/06/1967
Completion of service: 06/06/1979
Case Notes:

 

Gunther Henscher was a Board member of the Kingaroy Returned and Services League (RSL), where he often represented the President on ceremonial and social occasions around the District. He had his own office at the RSL and was the official Membership Officer. He wore five Medals of which four were fake.


Gunther Hentscher



Notice that Hentscher is wearing:

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) - Not entitled
Vietnam Medal (VM) - Not entitled
Australian Defence Medal (ADM) - Entitled
Commemoration of National Service Medal (CNSM) - Not entitled
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) - Not entitled

The only medal that Hentscher is entitled to is the ADM, awarded for completing four years of volunteer service in the Defence Force. In fact Henscher never served one day anywhere overseas in operational areas. He was never a National Serviceman and has no entitlement to wear the CNSM. The three most important medals that denote active service in Vietnam are complete shams. By wearing these medals he has committed offences against the Defence Act 1903 Part VII, Sections 80A and 80B.

The Kingaroy Police will have no difficulty in prosecuting Henscher as there are dozens of witnesses available at the RSL. This is a blatant case of enhancing ones status in a community by dishonouring Veterans everywhere. The maximum penalties for these offences are fines of $3,300 or six months imprisonment of both. This penalty applies for both offences of:

80A. Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or
airman
80B. Improper use of service decorations.

As well as claiming to be Returned Serviceman, he also claimed that he served in Vietnam in 1970 as Helicopter Pilot with the rank of Squadron Leader. As he was born on 31 October 1949, it would be not possible for him to have been a Squadron Leader at the age of Twenty One years. In fact he never rose above the rank of Corporal and was a Dental Hygienist.

Below is an extract from his Discharge Papers signed in June 1979.


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There is a long term inherent weakness in the Kingaroy RSL membership system. Despite an intricate system of checks that should have been done by the Kingaroy RSL, the RSL Regional Headquarters at Bundaberg Qld and the Qld RSL State Headquarters, fraudulent documents must be been "signed off" by senior RSL Officers at the three levels of management. The RSL should realize that there is more to being a senior RSL executive than the "perks" they receive.

As well as the offences against the Defence Act there is also the aspect of creating and signing fraudulent documentation Because of their fear of embarrassment, it is obvious that this matter has been covered up at all levels of the RSL. They need to demonstrate some integrity and formerly report this matter to the Police for action.

There have been three other major fraudsters uncovered from Kingaroy who were all "respected" members of the local veteran community, The are:

Colin William SCHMIDT of Kingaroy. (deceased). Schmidt was President of the RSL who Falsely claimed to have served in Korea.
www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/v...-thieves/256-schmidt

Ronald William MASTERS of Kingaroy. Wore fake medals including an unofficial Injured service persons medal. www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/v...-thieves/174-masters

Barry Francis HAYDON of Kingaroy. Falsely claims heroic "secret service" with Royal Australian Navy in Vietnam. We are advised that HAYDON is still making a fool of himself whenever he gets the opportunity.

Now, Gunther HENTSCHER a senior Board Member and Membership Officer is added to the sorry list.

The Kingaroy RSL knew full well that Hentscher had committed crimes against the Defence Act, and acts of fraud that were insults to all Veterans everywhere. Their motive for the non reporting could only be to cover up the incompetence of their administration at all levels.

Hentscher has well earned a place on this web site and we look forward to reading about charges proffered to the Kingaroy Police by the RSL.

 

Surname: Sardon
Christian Names: Mathew
Country: Australia
State or Province: Western Australia
City or Town: Perth
Service: Australian Regular Army
Branch: Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery
Commencement of service: 01/06/2012
Completion of service: 27/02/2015
Case Notes:

 

Mathew Sardon enlisted in the Australian Regular Army on the 1 June, 2012. Following initial training, he was posted to 4 Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery as an observer

Sardon is a classic military imposter. He is a wannabee, valour thief and medal cheat.

He is also a failed soldier who never deployed outside Australia during his 2 years and 8 months in the ARA. He subsequently transferred to the Australian Army part time Reserves, (ARes), where his services were terminated in June 2016.

Yet, to look at his impressive rack of medals, anyone would naturally conclude that he is/was a highly decorated member of the Australian Defence Force, who has been deployed on dangerous war like service.

In the below photographs, Sardon wears the following medals -;



Sardon

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1. Australian Active Service Medal with two clasps - Afghanistan and Iraq.
2. Afghanistan Medal
3. Iraq Medal.
4. Australian Defence Medal.
5. NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Medal. Operation Slipper, Afghanistan.

Above his medals he is wearing the -;

6. Australian Infantry Combat Badge. (ICB)
7. The Australian Returned from Active Service Badge. (RASB)

Sardon is not entitled to wear any of the medals or the two badges mentioned above.

He has purchased the entire lot to fraudulently represent himself to others that he is the real deal, a returned veteran with an impressive Australian Defence Force career. Nothing could be further from the truth.

In the below exchange, Sardon infers that he is deployed on warlike service with United States Marines. It seems that this imposter will resort to any means available to maintain a façade to others about his false military service.

 


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We have statements that Sardon did not complete one bush training exercise during his limited regular Army service, due to his unsuitability to Army life.

Not everyone is suited to the harsh realities of Australian Defence Force service, and ANZMI is not critical of Sardon’s inability to carry out his allotted field duties.

However, ANZMI is critical of Sardon’s poor decisions to embellish his service and create a false military history to gain benefits and undeserved recognition, by stealing the valour of others who have “done the hard yards”

Due to his dishonest and illegal behaviour, Mathew Sardon has now gained deserved recognition on this site.

Sardon has committed offences under the Defence Act 1903, Sections 80A and 80B.
(Falsely representing himself to be a returned soldier and improper use of service decorations.).

ANZMI will continue to ferret out these imposters for as long as they offend, and for as long as we have the support of the Australian and New Zealand veteran community and the general public.

Surname: Shelley
Christian Names: Tony
Country: Solomon Islands
State or Province: Guadalcanal
City or Town: Solomon Islands
Service: Australian Army
Branch: Royal Australian Army Ordanance Corps
Commencement of service: November 1995
Completion of service: January 2007
Case Notes:

 

According to Troy Shelley, he was a multi skilled Special Forces Sergeant participating in missions and deployments to far flung corners of the Earth.

 


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Here is what Shelley has committed to print about his military career.


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Notice that he has written "Royal Australian Army Intelligence Corps" If he had ever served in that Corps he would know that there is no "Royal" in that Corp name. It is "Australian Army Intelligence Corps" (AAIC). He was never in the AAIC and he was never a Sergeant of any kind in the Australian Army.

Here are the chilling and dangerous deployments where he infers to have “fought” .

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Shelley is not listed on any of the Nominal Rolls of various Army deployments. Of course, the "nature" of his "Special Operations and Intelligence work" could be the reason he has been ommitted from lists of those who served in Iraq, Somalia, Rwanda etc. The real reason is that he was never there.

The truth is, that Troy is a liar, cheat and wannabe of a very high calibre. His friends and acquaintances believe that they know a heroic ex Special Forces Sergeant with a cavalier personality. The truth is that he has deceived his friends and lives a “Walter Mitty” life.

Whilst Troy promotes himself as a tough veteran who has “been through the mill” many times over, the truth is that he did serve in the Headquarters of a Special Operations unit, however his duties were that of a Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps clerk and his duties were sedentary. He was an office worker.

We asked Shelley to prove his service and he responded with an image of a security pass. which he claimed proved his special operations service of multiple overseas deployments, but, in fact, all it proved was that he worked at a Headquarters in Australia. Usually, when departing a security establishment, these passes are handed back.

It appears that Shelley may have forgot. In any case, it is very handy for him to convince inexperienced "friends" of his dark past.

 


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We asked Shelley to provide evidence of his service. Three snippets of information were received from him.

Hi XX,
Sorry, as I do not know you and the work I did in the Military with Spec Ops and Intelligence. I am currently not willing to pass that information over.

Hi XX,
Yes I was in intelligence was highly cleared and served time with Head Quarters (sic) Special Operations (now Special Operations Command) May I ask why you are wanting to know my background?

I can also show a declassified version of my Soldier Medallion for Op Pollard for you need some more prove (sic)…. I hope the ID Card is all you need….. I understand and do not wish to have any problems with a fellow digger… Hope you understand.
(End)

Here are details about Operation Pollard:

Operation POLLARD

Australia: 15 Feb 1998 – 1 October 2001.

AO: All sea, airspace and land North and West from 5 deg 00 min S 68 deg 00 min E and encompassing the outer boundaries of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan and Kenya.
As tensions grew high between Saddam Hussein and American President Bill Clinton during the simmering Gulf Conflict, the Australian Government was requested to provide military assistance to the United States-led Coalition Force in the Middle East.

Deployed: 1 x B707 Air Refuellers and crews, SAS Squadron, one ADF liaison officer. Total approx 200.
Veterans’ Entitlements Determination dated 17 September 2001: Non-warlike Service.
Awards & Qualifying Periods: Australian Service Medal (ASM) with Clasp 'IRAQ'. Alloted 7 days/ Assigned 30 days.

Shelley may have, as a clerk, sorted some papers or did some typing about Operation Pollard, but he was never deployed to the Middle East or anywhere else at anytime during his service.

Being an Administration Clerk in the Army is a responsible and satisfying job. To be selected requires above average intelligence and an aptitude for that kind of work. Shelley should have been happy and proud of the job that he did in the Army, however it appears that his "Walter Mitty" gene kicked in, and he invented an entire new history for himself.

People who create an exaggerated false military history for themselves, will feel the wrath of the returned veteran community and also the acrimony from friends when they realise that they have been lied to.

Troy Shelley has enjoyed the kudos for many years of heroic false pretence. He can now endure criticism for his behaviour as he resides on this website in the company of hundreds of others of his ilk.

Welcome Troy.

Surname: Hayes
Christian Names: Robert Wayne
Country: Australia
State or Province: Western Australia
City or Town: Kalamunda
Service #: 5714696
Service: Army
Branch: Australian Army Catering Corps
Case Notes:

 

Most of those who appear on this website are cheats and liars, some like Robert Hayes are just dills who flaunt protocol and tradition. Hayes on numerous remembrance day occasions has worn the jacket of his father who served in the Royal Australia Artillery for thirty seven years.

Hayes


Hayes has committed a plethora of breaches of protocol by wearing the jacket which has his father's medal ribbons on the left breast and nineteen miniature medals on the right breast. He also wears numerous badges including an Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) and Warrant Officer badges of rank. To "jazz" things up a bit, he has attached his own set of miniature medals to the left breast under his father's medal ribbons.

Notice that under the jacket, he also wears a shirt with a Special Air Service Regiment Logo. (SASR) This is the shirt of an excellent ex Service Organisation established in Western Australia known as Warrior Racing. That organization has approval from SAS associated organizations to wear and sell the shirts for charity. Warriors Racing is associated with the following:

Warrior Racing supports the following charity organisations:

Defence Care / RSL
Commando Welfare Trust
Soldier On
Legacy
Special Air Service Historical Foundation
Wandering Warriors
Overwatch Australia

Hayes served for two years as a National Serviceman in the Australian Army Catering Corps. During which time he served for one hundred and ninety eight days at Headquarters 26 Company RAASC in Vietnam.

ANZMI tries hard to stem the flow of "dills" wearing whatever they like in contravention to our heritage and established protocols and traditions.

Be assured that we will not falter in the quest to maintain the dignity of our tradition, heritage and protocols in the Australian and New Zealand Veteran and ex Service communities.

It is difficult to imagine why Hayes wears his father's jacket covered in medals and ribbons. He should be proud his own service and be satisfied with his own five medals.

The general public, proudly attending ANZAC Day marches and services, would have little idea of medals protocols, and would conclude that Hayes is a bemedalled war hero. Hayes would be well aware of the protocols that have existed for over 100 years in regards to wearing the medals/ribbons of direct family members.

Hayes is welcomed to this web site for his lack of respect to the ex service community.

 

Surname: Sikhampheng
Christian Names: Anoulak
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Sydney
Service: Army
Branch: Communications/Signals
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: 03/04/2014
Case Notes:

 

This is Anoulak Sikhampheng, a former soldier who was medically discharged from service in 2014.

Anoulak Sikhampheng

 

 

Sikhampheng served as a Communications Operator and during his service completed Force Preparation Training for Operation ASTUTE (East Timor) but that is it, he has never deployed outside Australia.

Sikhampheng was photographed in Canberra on ANZAC Day 2018 wearing the following awards:

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) – No Entitlement

Afghanistan Medal – No Entitlement

Iraq Medal – No Entitlement

Australian Defence Medal (ADM) – Entitled

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Medal & Clasp – No Entitlement

He is also seen wearing the Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) but has no entitlement to this award either.

 

There is no doubt here, Sikhampheng is a medals cheat and valour thief.   Apart from the ADM, he has no entitlement to the service medals he is wearing.    He is committing the following offences:

DEFENCE ACT 1903 - SECT 80A

Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or airman

And

DEFENCE ACT 1903 - SECT 80B

Improper use of service decorations

ANZMI is aware that police agencies are taking a greater interest in the reports of ‘wannabes’ on our pages, particularly since the exposure of a number of high profile ‘wannabes’ and the incarceration of others.

Let us hope they take an interest in Anoulak Sikhampheng.

Surname: Jones
Christian Names: John Paul
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Bentleigh
Service #: R62275
Service: Royal Australian Navy
Branch: Musician
Commencement of service: 28/06/1963
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

John Paul Jones was a Navy Musician with a bent for the flute and the piano.  He joined the RAN for nine years  in 1963.  He served mostly on Shore establishments until1965.  He then deployed on two occasions to the former Republic of South Vietnam aboard HMAS Sydney, a converted aircraft carrier, aka The Vung Tau Ferry.

 

John Paul Jones

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs Nominal Roll shows that Jones served for sixty eight days in South Vietnam.  In fact, he was  in Vietnam waters for a total of only five days and stayed aboard HMAS Sydney the whole time.  Sixty eight days are shown,  because the Navy counted the time from departure from the last Australian port until the first port of return.

 

John Paul Jones

 

For those five days in the safe sheltered waters of Vung Tau Harbour, Jones wears five medals, two of which are unofficial "tin" vanity trinkets.  The last two medals are self purchased and must not be worn on the left breast with genuine Defence Medals.

 

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The two offensive medals are commemorative medals  commissioned by a Naval Association associated with HMAS Sydney.

Before the early 1990s there were no medals for RAN personnel who crewed the support ships serving Australians in Vietnam. This has since been rectified with the official Australian Active Service Medal and the Vietnam Logistic Support Medal which are the first and second medals being worn by Jones

 

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We have been lambasting RAN veterans for wearing these two, and other "Tin"  medals for many years, and still they are worn.  To exacerbate the situation,  John Paul Jones is an executive of the Bentleigh, Victoria Sub Branch,  of the Returned and Services League (RSL).    Obviously he has been wearing these abominations for many years and the Bentleigh Sub Branch has no regard for such matters.

If the President of this Sub Branch has no regard for Australian Governor General and Department of Defence medal wearing protocols, he should stand down and allow someone with more fortitude to take his place.

 

Jones spent around five days playing his flute in the Vietnam war and should have been overwhelmed by the his generous rack of the three medals he was officially presented with, but alas, he needed two more medals, perhaps to represent one medal for every day spent in Vietnam waters.

 

Should Australian Army and Air Force veterans adopt the same criterion,  most would have more that three hundred and sixty five medals.

 

Jones has well earned his place as a medals cheat on this website and he is in good company with many others of his ilk.

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