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Surname: Andrews
Christian Names: Peter James
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Brisbane
Service #: 182270
Service: ARMY
Branch: Failed Recruit Training
Commencement of service: Jul 82
Completion of service: Apr 83
Case Notes:

 

 

 

182270 Peter James Andrews is a liar and a fraud who embellished his military service to help avoid a conviction of rioting and a possible gaol sentence.

On the 19th December, 2013, Andrews appeared before Mr John McGrath, Stipendiary Magistrate at the BrisbaneMagistrates Court in respect to a charge of rioting in the Broadbeach bikie brawl in September, 2013. He was then currently a member of the Bandidos bikie gang at the time of the riot and he pleaded guilty to the charge.

He had been clearly photographed at the riot by CCTV footage wearing a black Bandidos vest with a black shirt with letters 'SYLB" (Support your local Bandidos.)

In answer to the charge that the Magistrate later referred to as "a terrifying incident and chilling to watch the video", Andrews was represented by Solicitor Mr Domenic Keim of Guest Lawyers, Brisbane at the Court Hearing.

According to newspaper reports, Mr Keim, who was acting on instructions from Andrews, informed the Court that Andrews had served in the Australian Army for six years, was a former soldier of the SAS (Special Air Service Regiment), and had been on tours of duty with the Military with a stint in Somalia.

He also informed the Magistrate that Andrews had been part of the Rural Fire Brigade.

There were further submissions by Mr Keim of alleged hardship experienced by Andrews at the proceedings and the fact that he had only been a Bandido member for a few months.

These submissions would no doubt be taken into account when the Magistrate Mr John McGrath determined the appropriate action. In sentencing Andrews, Mr McGrath stated "that it defies logic why a person at Andrews stage in life - with his family responsibilities - would associate with the Bandidos. It is a disgraceful effort for those involved."

Notwithstanding the "terrifying incident", the "chilling" video and the appropriate strongly worded summation by the Magistrate, Andrews was sentenced to only 100 hours community service and no conviction recorded.

Andrews could certainly have counted himself lucky.

However, following the above publicity from the Brisbane Courier-Mail, the Ninemsn release and the Gold Coast Bulletin, we were contacted by a former soldier who knew Andrews when he enlisted and commenced Recruit Training at Kapooka, Wagga Wagga in July, 1982.

It seems that Andrews is not, and never was, the crack SASR Special Forces Somalia Veteran with multiple tours, that the Court was led to believe.

In fact, he did not finish Army Recruit Training.

Andrews is a polished con man. He tells lies whenever it suits him, and he does not mind who he tells them to.

It seems that Peter James Andrews enlisted in the Australian Army in July, 1982. He was discharged nine months later in April, 1983. The reason - He was not suited to be a soldier. He failed Recruit Training and was not suitable for any of the hundreds of jobs that the Army have on offer.

It was a parting of the ways and the Australian Army were the winners.

Andrews actions were aptly described by the Magistrate as a disgrace. In our summation he is more than a disgrace. He is a low life liar and a fraud. To try and take the glory of our elite Special Air Service Regiment and in particular our Somalia veterans is nothing short of treachery. Andrews would not have made lunch time of Day 1, SASR training. He could not even complete Recruit Training.

Members of the SASR would be horrified knowing that this idiot dressing and acting as a Bandido outlaw gang member, used their good name to extricate himself from the seriousness of the charge that he was facing at Court.

Andrews is not on the roll of Somalia veterans, he has never been a member of the Special Air Service Regiment, he was never a trooper and he certainly did not do any tours with the Military.

We wonder if the Magistrate would have been so lenient with Andrews if he knew he was being lied to in the submissions placed before him.

We wonder if Mr Keim, Solicitor , took any action to verify any of the baloney he was fed by Andrews before he made submissions to the Court.

On their website, Mr Keim was praised by Guest Lawyers Brisbane, his employers, as "obtaining an excellent result for his client, a former prospective member of the Bandidos involved in the so called Broadbeach brawl."

We wonder what measures are in place to prevent this type of occurrence continually happening in our Justice system. Andrews is not the first and certainly will not be the last to claim meritorious military service when in fact he had nothing of the sort.

Ian Crowden at www.anzmi.net is a Commanchero bikie listed on this site for almost identical circumstances of claiming false army service to have his sentence reduced.

We wonder who actually has responsibility for what evidence is placed before the Court in situations like this, to prevent a miscarriage of Justice. Surely Mr John McGrath Stipendiary Magistrate will feel a little let down.

Had Andrews been required to enter the witness box and swear an oath to tell the truth regarding his military service antecedents, he would have committed perjury. His claims had never been verified.

We wondered if this matter would ever be reviewed.

Well it has. We contacted the relevant authorities in Brisbane and expressed our disappointment that a fake SASR soldier convinced his legal representative and the Magistrates Court that his antecedents included false SASR service and voluntary Rural Fire Brigade Service.

We were unable to expose this matter before now, as the case was placed before the court again following Andrews being charged by the Queensland Police with "perverting the course of justice." The matter had become subjudice (before the courts consideration.)

The matter has now been finalised and we are able to publish the facts -;
 

The below mentioned extract is from the Gold Coast Bulletin dated the 3 September 2014.


The below mentioned article is an extract from the Queensland Central News dated the 3 September, 2014.


Man pays price after lying about SAS duty to magistrate

Adam Davies | 3rd Sep 2014 1:45 PM

A QUEENSLAND man who told a magistrate he was a former special air service soldier and rural firie has been jailed for 15 months after it was revealed nothing was further from the truth.

Peter James Andrews, 51, faced Brisbane Magistrates Court last December after becoming involved in the infamous bikie brawl on the Gold Coast.

Andrews, who was in fact a used car salesman, pleaded guilty to a charge of riot after admitting playing a minor role in the Broadbeach brawl on September 27 which sparked Queensland's bikie crackdown.

The court heard at the time he had been a probationary member of a criminal motorcycle gang for just a few months after the collapse of his marriage.
He has since cut all ties with the club.

It was submitted on his behalf that he was a former SAS solider who had completed tours in Somalia and Bougainville as well as being a member of the Queensland Rural Fire Service where he battled blazes near Tenterfield in Northern NSW.
He was subsequently sentenced to 100 hours community service and no convictions were recorded.

But it was all a ruse.

Andrews pleaded guilty today in the Brisbane District Court to attempting to pervert the course of justice and falsely representing to be a returned soldier.
Crown Prosecutor Michael Connolly told the court Andrews had deliberately misled the sentencing magistrate.

"This was deliberate. It was not an error or a mistake," he said.

"For what reason he did this still remains unknown."

Defence barrister Malcolm Harrison said the father-of-three had worked for the past three decades as a truck driver but had changed careers shortly before his arrest.

He said what affect Andrews' claims had on the sentencing magistrate remained unclear.

Judge Kieran Dorney sentenced Andrews to 15 months behind bars saying the offences were serious and struck at the heart of the judicial system.
"Army records show you enlisted but were discharged after being found not suitable to be a soldier," he said.

"You were a member of the rural fire service more than a decade ago."

Judge Dorney ordered the 224 days Andrews had served behind bars as time already served and ordered he be released on immediate parole.

As stated Stipendiary Magistrate John McGrath must feel a little let down after being told lies about Andrew's false antecedents. However, Judge Kieran Dorney has now handed Andrews an appropriate sentence that may deter Andrews from claiming false military service again the next time he is arrested.

Andrews is described as a "Trainee Car Salesman". (Courier-Mail)

Maybe you will get the opportunity to purchase a car from him one day. Make sure you check under the bonnet to verify that it has an engine in it!!

Peter James Andrews has well and truly earned his place on this site.

Surname: Anderson
Christian Names: Leonard James
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: StocktonFern bay
Service #: 2241239
Service: Army Reserve
Branch: Army
Commencement of service: 13 Feb 78
Completion of service: 09 Aug 84
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Leonard James Anderson, DOB 20/10/1950 is a legend in his home town of Stockton/Fern Bay, near Newcastle, NSW. He is currently the President of a Motor Cycle Club called the Sons of Anzacs in Newcastle. Leonard, or Lennie as he likes to be called has a fetish for military badges, patches and medals. As the years go by his military adornments increase remarkably on his motor cycle vest. As do the stories that go with them.

In the above photograph, Anderson is observed wearing the following adornments,

On his left chest he is wearing the Army Combat Badge which is issued to qualifying personnel for a continuous or accumulated period of 90 days unique service with an Arms Corps Unit within a war like area of operations.

Below his Sons of Anzac Patch, he is wearing an Order of Australia Riband/Medal which was awarded for his service to indigenous people. A civilian award. Next to that he is wearing the Australian Sports Riband/Medal which was awarded to him in 2000. Below that he is wearing an unofficial tin Australian Security Medal/Riband which can be purchased from the internet. Beside that is another possible tin security riband/medal that has yet to be identified.

On his right chest below the Australian Flag he is wearing a parachute badge and World War 2 ribands which we assume are that of a relative.

Below those ribands, he is wearing what looks at first glance to be a Special Air Services Regiment (SASR) patch with dagger and wings with the words "2nd Recon" . Besides that patch he wears a Sniper Patch.

Anderson has told colleagues over the past couple of years that he participated in SASR training only to fail in the last 6 candidates. He claims service in Army Intelligence. He claims that he did not go to Vietnam but he was involved in "Black Ops" in Cambodia where he was wounded twice and he shot and killed the enemy in firefights. He claims that he has the right to wear the Army Combat Badge due to his "Black Ops" service in combat where he was deployed with United States Rangers. He also claims to have been awarded the United States Rangers 1st Class parachute badge. He further claims that he was a Parachute Instructor in Darwin.

The above photo is not clear however it shows Anderson wearing a red Australian Army Parachute Display Team beret with what appears to be the UNSWR badge as well as his tin unofficial security medals on his right side.


In the above photos taken recently, Anderson is still wearing all of his regalia but has now added a United States Rangers 1st Class parachute badge above his ribands on his left chest. The United States Rangers badge can only be worn by citizens of the United States of America with qualifying military service.

We are also intrigued by the "2nd Recon Patch" (above) as we have never seen one previously. We have made some inquiries with individual Australian Army Unit officers and they have never seen it before either. It is obviously a home made designed patch that he has sewn onto his jacket himself to increase his importance and have people believe it has something akin with the Australian Special Air Service Regiment.

In addition to this we identified that the Order of Australia Medal/Riband that he wears on his left chest is the OAM (Military Division.) It can be distinguished from the OAM (General Division) due to the yellow bars embroided at both ends of the riband. The OAM (General Division) riband does not have the yellow bars. You can see in the attachment above the difference between the both ribands.

Anderson has purchased and mounted the incorrect riband deceitfully claiming and implying that it was awarded for honourable service in the Military Division.

We did some further research on Lennie and although all his patches, badges and ribands look impressive, we came to the conclusion that Lennie is a Military Fraud, an Imposter, a False Pretender, and I guess that you could also throw in a liar. The real story of the Sons of Anzac Motor Cycle Club President is a far cry from his postulations.

It is a very short story at that!!

Lennie enlisted in the Australian Army Reserves in February, 1978. He was discharged in August, 1984. He served part time during his six years attending monthly parades and the occasional two week camps within Australia. His only deployment outside Australia in his entire service was an exercise in Hawaii for about three weeks. He never completed any parachute course or sniper course. He has no qualifications in those areas.

We were contacted by some of Anderson's former Reserve colleagues who confirmed that Lennie had passed his initial subjects for promotion to 2nd Lieutenant. He was at that stage a Sergeant. He was due to be promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant when it was discovered that he had forged his Higher School Certificate. He was found guilty and reduced to the rank of Corporal. He then immediately left the Army Reserves in 1984.

His only military entitlement is the Australian Defence Medal. He is also entitled to the OAM (General Division)and the Australian Sports Medal.

He is not entitled to wear the OAM (Military Division)

He is also not entitled to wear the Army Combat Badge for all of his so called "black ops" in Cambodia, the U.S Rangers 1st Class badge, his red Parachute beret, his parachute patch or his sniper's patch. His tin unofficial security medals mean nothing and only add a bit more colour to his vest as does his "2nd Recon" home made patch.

Anderson is making himself out to be a war hero when in fact he was part time Reservist with no operational service whatsoever.

We at ANZMI have the utmost respect for civilians who volunteer and enlist in the Australian Army Reserves. Anderson however, is one of many former Reservists who feature on this site for embellishing their military service to gain notoriety and executive positions on committees in order to dominate those around them and seek ego driven recognition and respect.

Leonard Anderson, you have made your mark on the Sons Of Anzac Motor Cycle Club, Newcastle, and you have now made your mark on our website for evermore. You lack respect for genuine veterans and you lack credibility of any sort. You also lack total respect for any of your colleagues within the Motor Cycle club that you claim to represent as their President.

Our message to the The Sons of Anzac Motor Cycle Club committee, Newcastle, is get rid of this disgraceful imposter immediately before he does any more damage to the integrity of your organisation.

Organisations like the Sons of Anzac Motor Cycle Club and Patriots Motor Cycle Club do a good job for our current serving and former service personnel. But they need to screen applicants more judiciously and demand proven documentation before they accept people on face value.

This clown is a classic example of why organisations like this need to audit their members on a regular basis.

Due to his dishonesty, the Honours Secretariat at Government House, Canberra might also like to review their awarding of the OAM (General Division) to Anderson as well.

Surname: Allen
Christian Names: Graham Stanley
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Bowraville
Service #: R62950
Service: RAN
Branch: Not Known
Commencement of service: Mar 1964
Completion of service: Not Known
Case Notes:

 

 

Ah; a life on the ocean waves! Enough to tempt any young man to sign on and see the world and so it was for young Graham Stanley Allen. Perhaps Graham was full of pride and maybe a little 'piss and vinegar' as he entered naval service in March 1964. His service was long and we would presume, honourable, except for a small point. Graham Allen is a medal thief!

Allen lives in a beautiful part of NSW, the Nambucca, on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Here he is apparently enjoying his retirement years with some community involvement in a number of activities. These include being president of the local military museum, a similar position with Bowraville Bowling & Recreation Club, as well as membership of the local Sub-branch of the RSL. These activities are very laudable and Graham Allen is to be commended for his community service.

In the above photo, the medals worn by Allen suggest a man who has not only performed long and valuable service to his country but has also seen active duty in the waters of the then Republic of South Vietnam. Unfortunately, things are not what they seem. We believe the medals in the photograph are:

The Defence Service Medal (with one clasp): Entitled
Vietnam Logistic Support Medal: Not Entitled
(unidentified but possibly the Australian Active Service Medal): Not Entitled
The National Medal: Entitled
The Australian Defence Medal: Entitled.

For good measure Mr Allen also wears a Returned from Active Service Badge on his coat lapel. He is also not entitled to wear this badge. These can be purchased on-line for $12 (including postage).

So what is the evidence ANZMI can present in the case of Graham Stanley Allen? For a start, he is not listed on the Vietnam Nominal roll, which is considered very accurate www.vietnamroll.gov.au/ . From information we have it seems that the only ships Allen served aboard up until 1970 were HMAS Melbourne and Hobart. Our information indicates that Allen did not serve aboard HMAS Melbourne at any time when it was within SVN waters.

HMAS Hobart saw 3 tours of duty on the SVN gunline between 1967 and late 1970. However, Graham Allen's name does not appear on crew lists for the Hobart during those 3 tours. www.gunplot.net/main/content/crew-list-h...-1st-2nd-deploymentswww.gunplot.net/main/content/crew-list-h...obart-3rd-deployment

Once again we have the case of a former long-serving ADF member who has every right to be proud of his service, as well as his community activities but who chooses instead to wear medals that he is not entitled to. It is not only dishonest but is a slap in the face of all veterans who served their country. Shame Graham Allen, shame!

Surname: Allen
Christian Names: Rodney Michael
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Yorkeys Knob
Service: ARA
Branch: 6 RAR, Infantry
Commencement of service: Oct 06
Completion of service: Nov 11
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Rodney Michael Allen is 33 years old and resides near Cairns in Far North Queensland. His interests include being extensively tattooed and wearing military medals that he has not been awarded.

In the above photograph Allen is wearing the following medals -;

1. Australian Active Service Medal with clasp ICAT. (entitled)

2. Afghanistan Medal. (entitled)

3. Australian Service Medal with clasp Timor Leste. (not entitled)

4. Australian Defence Medal. (entitled)

5. NATO Medal with clasp ISAF (entitled)

6. Timor Leste Solidarity Medal. (not entitled.)

Following Australian Army Recruit Training in 2006, Allen was posted to 6 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) as a Private Rifleman. This was following the return of the Battalion from a deployment to East Timor. Allen served for 5 years in the Australian Regular Army, however, he never served in Timor.

In early 2010, the Battalion went to Afghanistan as part of the 1st Mentoring Task Force named Operation Slipper. The Battalion returned to Australia in late 2010 and Allen was discharged from the Army in 2011.

We have no reason to doubt that Allen carried out his duties as an Infantry Soldier in Afghanistan in a satisfactory manner. He has also been awarded the Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) and the Returned from Active Service Badge.

Allen has no entitlement to the Australian Service Medal with clasp Timor Leste or the Timor Lest Solidarity Medal.

Why a genuine Afghanistan veteran of the Australian Regular Army would blatantly embellish his service by wearing unearned medals is hard to comprehend.

To answer this question, Allen was contacted by Anzmi and his medal display in the above photograph was questioned.

He subsequently responded and stated that his genuine medals officially awarded are the AASM with clasp ICAT, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Australian Defence Medal and the NATO medal with ISAF clasp.

Allen then went on to say that ," Clearly this has come to your attention over me wearing one of my fellow 6 RAR mates replica set gongs (sic) with the Timor medal attached. The only one not awarded to me".

Allen continued by claiming inter alia, "that he was asked by some of his 6 RAR mates to come along and march to remember all the mates he lost." He stated, "that being late notice and as he had lost his medals, a mate gave him his old set to keep/wear as he is still serving, and has a new set from a further upgrading of medals. I have only worn this twice as they were both last minute decisions and as I hadn't ordered a new set at the time".

He then surprisingly claimed that, "The only tour we talk about, think about is Afghanistan 2010, no one I was with or spoke to, gave a shit about the unissued Timor gong. But apparently someone has taken offence to a piss ant trip like the little Timor gong that wasn't issued to me."

There are some noteable inconsistencies in Allen's versions of events. He states that the Timor Medal, (The Timor Leste Solidarity Medal) is the "only one not awarded to me" He conveniently forgets that he was also wearing the ASM with clasp Timor Leste. He also admits that he wore these medals on two occasions. You would think that he would know how many medals were on the rack that he had been "given" by his mate and more importantly, what the medals represented. Also the fact that he was not only entitled to wear two of the medals, he was not entitled to wear any of them. They were not his!

If you believe his version of events, then he should have more sense than to wear a rack of medals on two occasions that were not issued to him.

Allen demeans his fellow colleagues who served in Timor by stating that, "someone has taken offence to a piss ant trip like the little Timor gong that wasn't issued to me." We are certain that all Australian Military personnel who served in East Timor would not appreciate those disrespectful remarks. He obviously has no respect for Australian traditions and protocols.

We are aware that Allen has been wearing these unauthoried medals for some time. He has purchased them and placed them on his rack. We had previously been informed that Allen had been told on "numerous" occasions by colleagues to remove the two medals that he has not been awarded from his court mounted rack. That advice has obviously fallen on deaf ears and he has made the decision to continue to wear them.

For that strange decision he will remain on our website for evermore.

Surname: Pollard
Christian Names: Lawrence Vincent
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Southport
Service #: 146108
Service: Army
Branch: Transport?
Commencement of service: 15 Aug 66
Completion of service: 20 Jun 72
Case Notes:

 

 

 

It’s not often you come across someone of the calibre of Lawrence Vincent Pollard. According to him he was a valued member of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)! In fact, so much so, we’re apparently not even allowed to link him to his former employer for fear of imprisonment for up to 10 years.

To make matters worse, Pollard is the President of the Southport RSL Sub Branch. And to put icing on the cake, for his dedicated service to ASIO he was awarded an ASIO Medal AND a Certificate of Appreciation and Meritorious Service. Both of which he is very happy to show off to anyone who’s interested. However, if you doubt or question Pollard’s entitlement to wear this tin ‘ASIO’ medal on his left breast along with his two other legitimate medals, he will attempt to explain that it is totally and undisputedly genuine and he can prove it.

Mr Lawrence Vincent Pollard is a liar and a fraud.

When asked by ANZMI, this is what Pollard had to say about his ‘ASIO’ medal:

Good Day XXXX,

I have been half expecting an email from your group.

As you will see from the attached I am a former/retired member of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and the third medal I wear is an ASIO Medal although the scan does not show it very well the name of ASIO is spelled out in detail around the medal.

The ASIO medal is not yet part of Australia’s Honours and Awards system, although it is presently being progressed and the matter is in the hands of the Director General of ASIO Major General Duncan Lewis (RTD). Mr Lewis is also progressing ASIO being made an eligible Organisation for the National Medal. We are aware that it will take some time for Letters Patent to be issued/approved for the ASIO Medal whereas the Governor General has the authority to declare an Organisation eligible for the National Medal and ASIO certainly qualifies even in relation to hazardous duty as there are two Islamists presently in jail for planning to kill ASIO officers.

In the meantime in order to be correct in the wearing of this medal I discussed the matter with Mr Peter Rush, Assistant Secretary Prime Minister & Cabinet Honours and Awards and Territories Branch. Mr Rush advised that as this is an Official Commonwealth Medal AWARDED to me and not a franklin mint or corn flakes packet medal I am entitled to wear it with my military medals and it does not come under the ACT in relation to honours and awards..

I have attached the ASIO Certificate of Meritorious Service to prove my credentials however you need to note Section 92 (1) (a) of the ASIO Act makes it offence for anyone to publish my name so will need to keep this correspondence confidential and as your group is concerned with integrity issues ( a cause which I support) I trust that you will appreciate this point.

I trust that this explanation puts this issue at rest and please contact me should you require any further information.

Lawrie Pollard

If Pollard was half-expecting an email from ANZMI, then he must have half-expected to be exposed as a liar and a fraud!

The ASIO medal that Pollard wears doesn’t exist, therefore he has taken it upon himself to have one made. The ribbon he has chosen for his ASIO medal is the one already used on the Dutch War Service 50th Anniversary medal (itself a ‘tin’ medal). ASIO does not have, and are unlikely to ever have, an official medal. To claim that the Director General of ASIO is contemplating the creation of an ASIO medal is also far-fetched. We doubt very much that, during this current climate of the threat from terrorism, the Director General would even waste his valuable time on this subject.

Pollard clearly admits that this piece of tin he’s wearing is not (yet) a part of the Australian Honours and Awards system. Pollard claims to have been given permission to wear the medal on the left side by a MrPeter Rush, Assistant Secretary Prime Minister & Cabinet Honours and Awards and Territories Branch. Firstly, there is no Honours and Awards and Territories Branch within the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, it’s known as the Honours, Symbols and Territories Branch, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and they don’t deal with individual medals, they deal with honours and awards such as the Australian of the Year, etc. Regardless,Mr Rush gave no such permission for Pollard to wear the medal on the same side as his authorised military-issued medals. Here is an excerpt from the letter sent to Pollard regarding his request to wear the ASIO Medal:

‘Only official awards in the Australian honours system should be worn above the left breast. As the “ASIO Retired Officers Medallion” is not an official award in the Australian Honours system, it would not be appropriate to wear it on the left hand side. I note that, as a medallion rather than a medal, it is not designed to be worn.’

Best you put that so-called ‘ASIO Medal’ back in the cornflakes packet where you found it Mr Pollard!

As for the Certificate of Appreciation Pollard claims to have been awarded by ASIO….

The production of the certificate can be best described as amateurish. For starters; the word ‘Organization’ is spelled incorrectly. Australia ceased using the US dictionary method of spelling such words way before this certificate was signed in 1995. Furthermore, Pollard claims to have been employed with ASIO between 1968 and 1986. Yet this certificate was signed by the Director General Security in September 1995! Pollard had ceased working for ASIO over nine years earlier. Pollard also claims that this certificate is enough to prove his ‘credentials’. Of all people, Pollard should know that a piece of paper with your name printed on it doesn’t establish, confirm or prove your identity. Idiot!

With regard to Pollard’s rant about the ASIO Act 1979, Part V, section 92(1)(1a) protecting him from being publicly identified as a former employee of ASIO, what Pollard refers to in his email is quite correct. If someone publishes the name of a current or former employee or affiliate of the Organisation without prior authority, they will be committing an offence. Pollard must have thought he was being clever by quoting Section 92 (1) and (1a) of the ASIO Act 1979. He also must have thought that throwing a few references from the ASIO Act would frighten us enough to back off.

However…..

Under Section 92(1b) of the ASIO Act 1979 (2013 version), subsections (1) and (1a) do not apply in relation to the deliberate unauthorised publishing of the name of a former employee or affiliate of the Organisation if that person has caused or permitted the fact that the person is a former employee or affiliate of the Organisation to be made public. Mr Pollard openly states he is a former employee of ASIO, he openly allows anyone to see his fake Certificate of Appreciation and he wears a fake ‘ASIO Medal’ along with his RSL name tag which clearly links his name with his previous employer. Pollard ceased his employment with the Organisation almost 30 years ago, so it’s highly unlikely that he would put himself, his family or the general public in danger for openly stating who he used to work for.

ANZMI replied to Pollard’s email above by telling him we thought everything he has said so far is absolute bunkum! We then received his reply….

“On 16 June 2015 at 11:04, Sub Branch <subbranch@southportrsl.com.au> wrote:

Good Day XXXX,

When I attach for your information my ASIO Certificate of Meritorious Service what part of my email do you consider bunkum. Are you suggesting that I am impersonating a former Commonwealth Officer and if so you should report me to the Federal Police immediately.

If you are suggesting that I am wearing an ASIO medal to which I am not entitled then please report me to ASIO immediately their Brisbane telephone number is 3831 5980. They will then contact me and I will give my permission to talk with you.

If you do not desire to do that then you people cannot be as serious and of integrity as you purport.

Should you wish to discuss this matter with me my telephone No is 0414 239 855

Regards

Lawrie Pollard

We here at ANZMI are serious Mr Pollard, very serious. Furthermore, we don’t think you should be using the word ‘integrity’ as it is abundantly clear you don’t have any. We also reported Pollard to ASIO. It’s now up to them to decide what to do with him.

If Pollard is happy to give permission to ASIOs Brisbane office to answer our questions about him, then why is he hiding behind the ASIO Act 1979? Once again he has openly stated that he is a former employee of the Organisation, therefore enabling us to publish his name. We also did as he suggested and attempted to contact ASIOs Brisbane office. Unfortunately and unsurprisingly that number doesn’t exist. Is his ruse coming unstuck? Is his cover story falling apart? And then there was this….

 

From: Sub Branch <subbranch@southportrsl.com.au>
Date: 17 June 2015 at 10:57
Subject: ANZMI - Medals Lawrie POLLARD
To: XXXX <
XXXXXXXXXX>

Dear XXXX,

What you want to write about my medal is entirely up you, however I have been advised to send you the attached relevant section of the ASIO Act.

Should your Web Site contain any reference to my ASIO Service, then I will immediately file charges with the Australian Federal Police who as you know have the power to go behind your Gmail address.

If you are an Australian Citizen as you purport, and as you have been supplied with proof of my ASIO Service your actions would be indefensible.

I suggest you do more research on me and do not write me off as a nutter

Regards

Lawrie Pollard

We here at ANZMI conduct investigations without fear or favour. We are extremely thorough in our research and we ensure all of the information we collect during an investigation does not breach any state or federal laws. If Pollard decides to take legal action against ANZMI for publishing his name, it will be at his own expense and without the support of ASIO. The emails he has sent to ANZMI appear to be just a rant by some irrational and deluded ‘nutter’ who should be ‘written off’.

There’s also an “ASIO” trinket on the rack of medals on Pollard’s right breast, with the exception that this medal is bright and shiny! Pollard appears to be indicating he had/has a relative who was also an employee of ASIO.

Also, the beret Pollard is wearing in the first photograph is sporting an RAInf hat badge. On 15th August 1966 Pollard enlisted in the CMF and was posted to 1 Base Vehicle Workshop in Brisbane. It’s unlikely that Pollard was employed as an Infantry soldier in a vehicle workshop, so why is he wearing an Infantry Corps badge on his beret?

Pollard’s enlistment in the CMF in 1966 was soon after Australia committed troops to fight in Vietnam. It’s unknown what Corps Pollard was allocated to serve under upon completion of his basic training, but it would be safe to assume he was not RAInf as he would like you to believe.  Back then it was common for people to enlist in the CMF in order to avoid being conscripted and sent to the war in Vietnam, therefore ensuring they were never called up to complete a compulsory two year enlistment as a National Serviceman. Did Pollard enlist in the CMF to avoid his National Service obligation should his date of birth be selected? Only Pollard knows the answer to that question. On 20 June 1972 Pollard discharged from the CMF at his own request, which was (coincidentally) during the time Australian forces were being withdrawn from Vietnam.

And finally; Pollard recently sent a letter to Mr Terry Meehan, the (former) President, QLD State RSL:

 

“Mr Terry Meehan

Qld State President

RSL

 

Dear Terry,

1.     Several weeks ago Ian Ruxton, Deputy President of the Southport Sub Branch, acting on a Sub Branch Board request, asked you to provide a copy of the “Memorandum of Understanding”” signed between you as the Qld State President and the then CEO of QLD in relation to the use/operation of the Mates4Mates yacht. Mr Ruxton followed up this request with an SMS to you repeating this communication.

2.     As of this date we have not received any reply from you or even an acknowledgement of the email. We do not accept that this document could in any way be regarded as Confidential and we re- state our request for this document.

3.     We are also very concerned by a unofficial report we have received concerning  recent meetings of the Qld State  Board. The allegation which has been reported to us is that by a majority  the Board expressed a vote  of “No Confidence” in you as President on two separate occasions. As this matter is of direct interest to all Qld Sub Branch members particularly in the lead up to the AGM would you please as a matter of urgency advise:

(a) Is this allegation correct

(b) If so what action do you propose to take as a result

(c) I(c) If the allegation is correct what information do you propose to provide members in relation to your seeking re-election as President if  your fellow Board members have expressed no confidence in you.

4.     As concerned members of the RSL we ask that you treat this communication seriously and not ignore our right to information of relevance and importance.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lawrie Pollard

President

Southport R&SL Sub Branch

Pollard is questioning Terry Meehan’s integrity regarding a recent event that occurred at the QLD RSL State HQ. Pollard has no right whatsoever to question another person’s integrity, particularly when he has none himself.

Pollard is a disgrace. He has conned his way into the President’s position within the Southport RSL Sub Branch, a position which demands the utmost of integrity, honesty and leadership. He has acted in an official capacity, both as the Vice President and President of the Southport RSL Sub Branch, which can only be regarded as inappropriate and an act of deliberate deception. He has attached a piece of tin to his authorised military medals when he should have been content with the ones he already has. Pollard has tried to lie, cheat and threaten his way out of being exposed, yet all he’s successfully done is bring discredit upon himself, his family and the Southport RSL Sub Branch. This poor excuse of an ex-serviceman needs to be outed as soon as possible before he does more damage to the reputation of the Southport RSL Sub Branch, it’s Executive and it’s members. What’s most disturbing is Pollard has belittled the good name of a relative by sticking a piece of tin onto their rack as well.

Here is a current photo of Mr Pollard (minus the ‘ASIO Medal’)….

Welcome to our website Mr Lawrence Vincent Pollard. This is where you’ll remain for the world to see for the rest of eternity.

 

Lawrence Pollard

and

Southport RSL Sub Branch

UPDATE

 

20 September 2015

It seems not all is well in the Southport RSL Sub Branch. After ANZMI’s comprehensive investigation into Mr Pollard’s lies regarding his fake ASIO medal and transgressions between he and other ranking members of the QLD RSL, he has taken it upon himself to resign from his position as the President of the Southport RSL Sub Branch and from the RSL. Pollard chose the easy option and bolted rather than face the disciplinary action that RSL QLD was going to impose upon him for his less-than-honourable service.

 

While ANZMI’s investigations have identified Pollard as the miscreant that he is, in the past we’ve also had the opportunity to expose other members of the Southport RSL Sub Branch Executive Committee. These other cheats are Tull and Boese:

TULL

After ANZMI’s exposure of Tull he resigned from his role as Honorary Secretary after only 12 months in the job.  Tull is a medal cheat who was caught out and fell on his sword and resigned from the position of Secretary of the Southport RSL Sub Branch.

BOESE

In 2013 Boese was Treasurer of the Southport RSL Sub Branch. Boese is another member of the Southport RSL Sub Branch Executive Committee who was also exposed by ANZMI as a medal cheat. Further information that has come forward indicates that the members of the Sub Branch have elected him into the position of Vice President!

When will it stop?

In just over two years three members of the Southport RSL Sub Branch Executive Committee have been exposed as medal cheats and liars. They have damaged the good name of the RSL and have flouted the traditions of ANZAC Veterans and have also chosen to disregard the Honours and Traditions of the Australian and (in the case of Boese) New Zealand Defence Forces.

The only way to stop this from occurring is to ensure ALL current and potential committee members are subject to a comprehensive check of their service records. Those who have nothing to hide can take pride in what you have been elected to do. Others who are identified as liars or cheats should be outed immediately.

Finally, here is the latest photo taken of Pollard, Tull and Boese…..

 

 

 

 

Surname: Freeman
Christian Names: David Harold Gower
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Currumbin
Service #: Not Known
Service: Army
Branch: Army Legal Corps
Commencement of service: 1987
Completion of service: 2014
Case Notes:

 

 

David Freeman is a  Lieutenant Colonel retired from  the Australian Army Legal Corps.  He wears nine medals, seven are legitimate and two are illegal worthless junk.

 

The last two medals worn by Freeman are the offenders, they are medals from a bogus Order of St John and he does not have permission to wear them.

There are dozens of schisms of the Order of St John.  Department of Honours and Awards recognises only the Order of St John that is headed by our Sovereign Queen Elizabeth 11. It is named:

The most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem  

There are dozens of "copy cat" organisation, who for a range of reasons  create a Chivalrous hierarchy and bestow titles, medals and honours on themselves.  It really is just big kids playing dress up.

Freeman is a member of, and wears the medals of  a bogus group named:  Order of St John of Jerusalem  Knights Hospitaller .  Here is their logo:

 

Note their Grand Master HRH Prince Karl Vladimir Karadjordjevic of Yugoslavia CCSJ is a defunct Prince from a defunct  Yugoslavia monarchy

Freeman's second last medal is a White Maltese Cross which is the Knight Order of St Johns  with a red ribbon.  The legitimate Knight Orders of St John always have black ribbons and with permission from the Governor General, Knight Orders from the British based organisation can be worn as a Necklet or bow, not added to Federal medals.

Freeman will be one or the other of the bogus "Knights" listed below. Note the instructions for wearing the White Maltese Cross with red ribbon.

The last medal that Freeman is wearing is a 50th Anniversary of the defunct Yugoslavia Royal households involvement of  their bogus version of the Order of St John.

To exacerbate the situation Freeman is a member of the Board of the Currumbin RSL on the Gold Coast of Queensland.  It is also noted that the President of that RSL is Ron Workman who also appears on our web site for wearing unauthorised medals. See here:

http://www.anzmi.net/index.php/stolen-valour?pid=62&sid=370:Workman

The Gold Coast region is a "hotbed" for frauds, liars and wannabes and part of the reason is that many of them have been RSL Sub Branch executives.  

One would think that a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Army Legal Corp would have the "nous" to work out medals entitlement and protocols.

We have many completed cases where we have received threats from legal firms about people we have correctly exposed.  We live with the expectation of receiving such a threat from Lieutenant Colonel Freeman, however because we know that what we have said is true and correct Freeman will stay firmly lodged on our web site for a very long time,

 

UPDATE 4 MAY 2016

Ex Army Legal Officer Lieutenant Colonel (Rtd) David Freeman has chosen to defend the indefensible.

Here is the full report from the Gold Coast Bulletin:

www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/gold-c...4a8740da5d36f1f2b746

Here are excerpts, of what he said to the Gold Coast Bulletin Newspaper, on 21 April 2016, together with our responses:

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We iterate, that the last two medals, worn by Freeman, are "Dress up Junk".

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What a load of codswallop the Governor Generals Directive was not introduced in "March this year". It has been around for many years, and the current issue, was updated in Oct 2012. However, in the update there were no variations in policy from previous issues. See here:

www.gg.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/...ingForeignAwards.pdf

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The two medals are far from legitimate. They are "trash tin", presented by a defunct Yugoslavia monarch, Grand Master HRH Prince Karl Vladimir Karadjordjevic, of Yugoslavia CCSJ. The medals are not, and never will be, approved to be attached to an Australian medals rack. Freeman claims there were no clear protocols at the time. That is pure bovine excreta. As previously stated, the protocols have been in place for many years. The Gold Coast Bulletin trimmed the fake medals from their report.


Here, again, are the two medals attached to Freeman's rack:

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We encourage Freeman's legal team to report the matter, to the Queensland Police, detailing that Freeman is wearing medals, that were not conferred upon him, by the Governor General. Perhaps he has committed an offence under the Defence Act, Part VII, section 80B. However, the charges won't stick, because the "tin", he is wearing, were conferred by a defunct Yugoslav Prince and could not, under any circumstances, be defined as "Service Medals". The only service they would have seen, is the pseudo services and ceremonies, conducted by "grown ups" playing Knights and Dames, to a deceased foreign Prince.


He claims that he was directed, to wear the medals, by his superiors. No superiors, from the Australian Defence Force, would give such a direction. In the context, of wearing the medals on the Military Uniform of a Lieutenant Colonel, one can assume the mentioned "Superior" is an appropriate member of the Australian Defence Force.

As shown above, he appears to believe that he was given permission, to wear the medal, by a superior, named Colonel George Kearney (Rtd)

Colonel George Kearney (Rtd), is the Queensland Prior of the Yugoslav Order of St John. Kearney, was also an eminent Defence Medical Officer. However, he is not (yet) the Governor General, and cannot confer "tin" medals on his acolytes and minions. Below is a photograph of Prior Chevalier George Kearney AM GCSJ RFD ED, Prior of Queensland.

 

 

Photo TBA


Freeman introduces another medals fanangler, R&SL Currumbin, Sub-Branch President, Mr Ron Workman, to support his plea. Workman is a good ally for Freeman, also being a blatant medals cheat.
See here: www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/370-workman. We noticed, on ANZAC Day, this year, that Workman has removed the offending medals.

Despite Freeman's service, as a Legal officer he, apparently, knows three fifths of five eighths of very little, about traditions and protocols, or he chooses to 'enhance' his image, by ignoring those traditions and protocols. His arguments are shallow, inaccurate and without substance.

By reporting this matter to the public, in the Gold Coast Bulletin, Freeman has brought further discredit upon himself. Genuine Australian and New Zealand Veterans, will see him as a Retired Army Legal Officer, who was given his rank, because of his legal qualifications. He does not possess the honour and integrity, that is ingrained into the fibre of a career Officer, who has earned his rank through soldiering.

We would suggest that Freeman shut up and stop making a further fool of himself.

 

 

 

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