Medal Cheats

Medal Cheats

Surname: Koch
Christian Names: Timothy Robert
Country: Australia
State or Province: SA
City or Town: Port Lincoln
Service #: 8540902
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: Mar 08
Completion of service: Jun 10
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Timothy Robert Koch of Port Lincoln enlisted into the Australian Regular Amy in March 2008 and was sacked in June 2010. The reason for his departure is shown as "Retention not in the Service Interest".


Koch appeared in the Port Lincoln Times following this years Remembrance Day service. He was wearing four medals and one badge. These were:

Australian Active Service Medal
Afghanistan Medal
Australian Defence Medal
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Medal
Infantry Combat Badge


Koch is a classic wannabe, fraud and liar, he has earned none of the medals or the coveted Infantry Combat Badge.

Before being sacked Koch spent all of his twenty seven months of Army Service in Australia. After recruit training he was posted to the 5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR). An element of 5RAR were posted to Afghanistan in 2008 but Koch was not with them, and he had been discharged from the Army before the Battalion was deployed to Afghanistan in September 2010.

We have reported this matter to the South Australia Police and have received information that they are actively investigating offences under the "Defence Act 1903 Part VII Sections 80A and 80B"

80A. Falsely representing to be returned soldier
80B. Improper use of service decorations  

Both these offences carry maximum penalties of $3,300 fine of six months imprisonment or both. Koch is a Corrections Officer at Port Lincoln and for these offences he may get the opportunity to see the other side of his work. At the very least he is not a fit and proper person to be a Prison Officer.

Koch has "sported" his false medals in a Retuned and Services League Bar at Port Lincoln. He also wears the medal ribbands on his Correction Officer uniform. His blasé approach indicates he confidently believed that he would not be caught. Koch was wrong, ANZMI have thousands of Veterans and ex Servicemen all over Australia watching for wannabes.

Koch has been comprehensively caught and will now be able to "sport" his false medals for all time on our web site and with a bit of luck may get to wear them on an inmate uniform.

 

UPDATE KOCH  December 2015

South Australian Wannabes beware as those who falsely claim to be returned veterans or wear medals they have not earned are very likely to be charged and put before a Magistrate.

For the first time in our twenty years of operation South Australia State Police have successfully charged a wannabe.  It is disappointing to Veterans that there are still two States who will not prosecute offenders, they are New South Wales and Western Australia. 

Below is the media report that updates and finalizes the Koch affair:

 

Surname: Kent
Christian Names: Lance Kenneth Kyle
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Toorbul
Case Notes:

Live: 12 Nov 2013

Lance Kenneth Kyle KENT, of Toorbul in Queensland is a member of the Toorbul RSL Sub Branch.  We are reliably informed that Toorbul Sub Branch is a spin off Sub Branch of the Bribie Island RSL Sub Branch nearby.  Kent and a colleague are responsible for the administration of Toorbul RSL Sub Branch Chapter and we believe that they are the only two members.

Kent is a Tin Medal hero and a wannabee.  He is the First Officer for the Toorbul Rural Fire Service but wears three tin medals on his left breast that have been purchased by him as indicated below -;

 

 

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In the photograph above, Kent is wearing from left to right,

Australian Service Medal 1945-75.  (Entitled)

National Medal with first clasp.  (Entitled)

Regular Forces Medal. (Not entitled, purchased)

Citizens Military Forces Medal.  (Not entitled, purchased)

Emergency Services Medal. (Not entitled purchased)

These are the self-purchased medals -;

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Kent-3

 

Kent-4

Our investigations reveal that Kent served with the Citizens Military Forces/Australian Reserve Forces for a long period in a number of units.  This included a period on full time duty (FTD) with the Australian Regular Army.  He served in Papua New Guinea for some time and attained the rank of Sergeant.  

He is also entitled to wear the National Medal with first clasp for his services to the Rural Fire Service. For the period of his military service, he is entitled to wear the Defence Force Medal, but for some reason he is not wearing that award.

His official medal entitlement is:

Australian Service Medal 1945-75 clasp PNG.

National Medal with first clasp.

Australian Defence Medal.

Kent has no doubt served his country and local community well.  Why he would want to embellish his military history by wearing three cheap tin medals with his official medals is a mystery that only he can answer.

It can only be to impress all those around him. The general public would not know they were tin, but genuine servicemen and veterans everywhere can identify bought medals at a glance.

These tin medals can be purchased in Medal Shops or over the internet for about twenty dollars.  They do not mean a thing if they have not been awarded officially.

 
Our advice to Kent is to remove them completely.  If he has an irresistible compulsive urge to wear unofficial  tin medals, then they should be worn on the right breast below any next of kin medals.  

This is published in the public interest, veterans of all conflicts, in particular 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.

Persons appearing on our site that are now deceased will not be removed, but the case will have the word "Deceased" placed next to their name when we are advised.

 

UPDATE 23 JUN 15

It is a special kind of wannabe indeed that fails to realise when his goose is cooked and Lance KENT definitely fits the bill.

Our initial exposure of KENT in November 2013 highlighted this Tin Medal Hero as a peacock in the Toorbul Fire Brigade in Queensland while we also revealed that he is also a member of the Toorbul RSL Sub Branch.

Since our exposure of KENT who was photographed wearing a mixture of tin rubbish and official medals, we find that our hero has obtained his Australian Defence Medal (ADM) and has gone to the trouble to have a ribbon bar made up.

Of course, our man knows nothing of the correct order of wearing his legitimate entitlement and appears in the photograph with his ribbon bar upside down.

Now, if this was his only indiscretion we at ANZMI would not have wasted time with this peacock’s story, but thankfully for us, and the wider veteran’s community, there are good people out there willing to report idiots like KENT.

It can be clearly seen in the photograph that KENT is wearing two rows of ribbons.   The first, with three ribbons is his correct entitlement, albeit upside down, meaning they are in the wrong order.   The top row of four contains nothing but tin rubbish that has no place anywhere near official medals.   The ribbons are those of the three tin medals we identified in our original exposure, the last is a tin commemorative Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee medal. 

On his right side, KENT can be seen wearing the Queensland Citation awarded following the floods of 2011-12.   We can only assume he has an entitlement to that award and that he has not ‘self-awarded’ himself something else he has no entitlement to wear.

Note, we use the term manufactured and not ‘struck’ when referring to tin medals.   That is because they are nothing more that mass produced trinkets, whereas official medals awarded by State and Federal Governments are struck under Royal Warrant and treated with the dignity befitting our Honours and Awards.

Mixing tin rubbish with official awards, simply to make oneself look like a veteran with extensive operational experience is not only snubbing a nose at our Honours and Awards system, but is also offensive to the veterans community.   It is even more offensive when someone who should know better does it.   Tin medals are purchased by the individual and self-awarded.   They have no place being worn with official awards.

Let us hope that KENT does not have a training role in the Toorbul Fire Brigade where he could influence young firefighters who would believe him to be a more experienced veteran rather than the fraud he really is.

Let us also hope that the members of the Toorbul Fire Brigade and the Toorbul RSL Sub Branch read this exposure and take appropriate action against this peacock.

Stick to what you do best Mr Kent, selling raffle tickets and while you are at it, sell a few to raise money for veterans who earned their medals the hard way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surname: Jordan
Christian Names: Antony Francis
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Melbourne
Service: Citizen Military Forces
Case Notes:
 

 

Antony "Tony" Francis Jordan.

1: CMF 1960's

2: Current Vice President VVAA Phillip Island (Museum Branch)

3: Convicted bogus Vietnam veteran.

4: Unsuccessful DVA  veteran's Disability Pension applicant

5: AATTV association scourge   

6: Expelled from US Special Operations Association.......

Like to read more on this poor excuse for a soldier?

To simplify this entire saga of fraudulent representation one first needs to read the following two newspaper reports dated 16th and 19th of October 1980

 

 

 

ANZMI was approached by numerous veterans with complaints and protests regarding JORDAN.  Members of the VVAA were at odds as to why a convicted bogus veteran would hold the Executive position of Vice President of the Museum Branch at Phillip Island - accompanying his bogus veteran charges were offences of theft of ammunition and other Quatermaster Store items - for which he was also found guilty - and now he has access to donated memorabilia at the museum ....... this does not sit well with some veterans.

ANZMI were advised JORDAN has applied for a disability pension for injuries and illnesses he relates to his "war service" - again an involvement which has rankled many genuine veterans.  How could a part time soldier be considered for veteran status when he was never posted (allocated for duty) to Vietnam under the legal military process?  Checks and balances have shown JORDAN made his own way to Vietnam and once discovered by the Australian Army was immediately taken into custody and returned to Australia - the embarrassment and potential for an "international incident" had he been KIA (killed in action) would have been devastating for the government in power at the time.

With the above information/intelligence at hand ANZMI wrote to JORDAN giving him 17 days to reply.

As with most bogus veterans, JORDAN opted to ignore replying, and instead we received an email from a Level 4 Advocate.

-----Original Message-----
From: jme96768@bigpond.net.au [mailto:jme96768@bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 16 August 2006 10:44 AM
To: information@anzmi.net
Subject: Your unsigned letter to Mr Tony Jordon

From: John Methven OAM
          Level 4 Advocate
          Member RSL, VVAA and Legacy
          RSO 7 Bn RAR 1967 / 1968

To Whoever,

As Mr Jordon's advocate, I have investigated the circumstances relating to his service and am completely satisfied that he is entitled to pursue a claim to be accepted by DVA as a Vietnam Veteran.

I am aware of his conviction in the Broadmeadows Magistrates court.

I am prepared to provide full information regarding Mr Jordon's background to any legitimate person in your "organisation" who cares to contact me and identifies themselves, by this email address.


John Methven
03 XXXX XXXX
 

The policy of ANZMI is not to reply to Advocates/advisers/representatives of ESO's.

By not complying with the request for answering our letter, JORDAN has now been posted to the world wide web for the information of all the genuine veterans of the world.

There are more reports of JORDAN's questionable behaviour ANZMI has gathered.

In March of 1996 the Special Operations Association of Las Vegas Nevada expelled him from membership due to his "submitting fraudulent information and misrepresenting his credentials for membership"  ANZMI holds copies of said correspondence.

ANZMI hold further correspondence relating to JORDAN's involvement with the Military Vehicle Association of Victoria - whereby his actions led to his sacking.

 The AATTV - (Australian Army Training Team Vietnam), the most decorated unit from that conflict who boast four Victoria Crosses have been embarrassed and offended by JORDAN's claims of serving with them during his short unauthorised visit to Vietnam, this austere band of warriors will immediately distance themselves from any suggestion of "comradeship" inferred by the man.

So there you have it - undoubtedly there will be those who have been taken in by this charlatan following many years of him associating with veterans groups - ANZMI would appreciate any comments from veterans who have been "burnt" over the years.

Of particular interest would be any photographs post 1980 of military functions/ceremonies where JORDAN has worn medals and paraphernalia.  These items can be scanned and emailed to the address on the introduction page to this website.

3 May 07
 

The best compliment we could offer Jordan is to say he is "rat cunning", however he has been "hoist on his own petard" as the saying goes.   
Following our initial report, Jordan went to the Melbourne Sun Herald newspaper, to stir up a sympathy vote, see the article that appeared on Monday 19th March 2007.
 
Notice how Mr John Methven, stepped up to the mark and said that we were victimising Jordan and how he and Jordan "put across" the story that Jordan is "just a bit of a larrikin who went on an adventure" and he should be entitled to the benefits available to genuine veterans.
Methven, the misguided president  of the Museum Branch of the Vietnam Veterans  Association Australia (VVAA) is solely to blame for all the angst and energy spent in dealing with this issue.  It is another example of an Ex Service Organization dealing carelessly with the honour of genuine veterans

On 28 April 2007 at the VVAA, Victoria Branch, State Council meeting in Castlemaine, it was announced that Jordan had resigned from the VVAA  (he should never have been a member) and  therefore the issue never became an agenda item. This meant  the main supporter of Jordon, the president of the Museum Branch of the VVAA, was not required to explain his misguided and questionable ethics  in supporting Jordan, a convicted bogus veteran.

We ask Mr Methven:

1.  Has Jordan told you about his fraudulent enrolment in the prestigious United States Special Operations Association (USSOA)?

2.  Has he revealed to you the lies he told the USSOA?

3.  Has he shown you the letter of his expulsion from the USSOA?

We now invite all veterans to consider evidence not previously released by us.  After studying this evidence most reasonable people will agree that Jordan should be placed among the more virulent of those featured on our web site, for he is a liar, cheat, fraud and a dedicated wannabe.

Jordan does not in anyway qualify to be a member of the USSOA, but submitted an application to join containing  outrageous claims of service with the Australian Army.  Membership of USSOA organisation helped Jordan to "prove" his bona fides as a  Special Forces all round "Rambo".  Jordan in his own hand has fraudulently claimed to be a hero of dangerous and clandestine missions all over Asia. The first document, is his formal, signed application to join the USSOA. The second is a letter written and signed by Jordan detailing his "service".

These are the claims that he has made in his own hand writing:

1.  Served Malaya 1955 - 56.  Lies, he was not there

2.   Served South East Asia 1960.  Lies, he was not there

3.  Served Confrontation Indonesia 1966. Lies, he was not there

4.  Served South Vietnam 1967, 1968, 1970 and 1971.  Lies. He was a civilian in Vietnam from December 1970 until late January early February 1971 a total of seven to eight weeks  when he was arrested and deported by Australian troops.

5.  Was part of covert Phoenix operations in South Vietnam.  Lies, was not part of this operation, in fact he can't even spell it correctly. (see his letter and application)

6.  Was a member of the elite Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV). Lies, was never posted to or worked with AATTV.

7.  Served in Biet Dong Quan Special Force Operations. Lies, was never posted as a soldier to  these operations.

8.  Claimed service with the Long Range Reconnaissance United States Ranger unit.  Lies was never a Ranger, nor ever a member of AATTV attached to the Rangers.

9.  Used the names of genuine AATTV members as  references.  More lies. Unfortunately the USSOA did not check the references.

10.  Claimed to be still serving in the Defence Force in 1995.  Lies, was only ever in the Citizens Military Forces (CMF) and was discharge on return to Australia after being arrested and escorted back on 12 February 1971.

11. Fraudulently enlisted into the United States Special Operations Association. Used most of the lies shown above to gain entry.

12. Claimed clandestine service in Israel - Lies he never served there.

Here is a second letter, again full of lies and innuendo to ingratiate himself into the company of real veterans.

ANZMI has long tentacles with many overseas connections. The fraud perpetrated against the USSOA  was not difficult to uncover, because genuine veterans world wide value their status and will not tolerate wannabes. Jordan's lies were discovered by the USSOA around nine months after he had fraudulently joined, he was expelled from the Association on 20 March 1996.

Jordan had a genuine high profile veteran Advocate assisting him with his claim for formal recognition by the Department of Veterans Affairs for his supposed Vietnam service.   It is difficult to understand how a genuine veteran could put his reputation on the line by supporting this known liar and wannabe.

The advocate said "Jordan is not in the same category as men who were never soldiers, or those who said they had qualifying service when they didn't". 

You are correct Mr Methven, Jordan is not in the same league as an ordinary wannabe he is a king size liar, fraud, impostor and wannabe who has ingratiated himself into the company of careless executives of an Ex Services Organisation.  Why you were trying to have him pollute the veteran community is somewhat puzzling.

The veteran community deserve an explanation as to why you protected and supported this pretender. We trust that you and Jordan will go back to the Herald Sun newspaper and share the new evidence we have put forward here.

ANZMI never reveals all evidence we hold against impostors, this fresh batch of evidence has been released to counter the one-sided newspaper article orchestrated by JORDAN and Co.  As most of us know, real veterans always carry a reserve of spare ammunition.  This reserve is held until finally the government takes action against all of the frauds we display on these pages and then the information will be forwarded to them to secure prosecution.

Antony Francis Jordan is not a veteran and will never be accepted as one. 
 
ANZMI would appreciate a current photograph of Mr Jordan so that all readers can identify with this person.
 
 
   13 JUN 07

As requested in our May update, recent photos of Jordan have been supplied. Surprise, surprise the photos are of Tony Jordan once again displaying himself as a hardened Veteran, with twenty years service in the Australian Regular Army, including twelve months in Vietnam.

 

Jordan again insinuated himself into the limelight by giving a "Veteran's" story to an unsuspecting reporter from the Melbourne "Hume Weekly" newspaper. We warn all journalists that Jordan is an impostor a fraud and a liar.  As a "tip" for journalists it is very easy to tell when Jordan is lying – it is when his lips are moving.   Here is the ANZAC Day eve story of our hero featured in all of his glory.

 

 

 

We apologise to a Mr Anstell who is featured with Jordan in the Hume Weekly report, however we remind him of the old saying' "If you lay down with dogs you  wake up with fleas"

Notice Jordan's deliberate lies where he says,  "When shot in the backside after twelve months service", meaning he served in Vietnam for more than twelve months and was Wounded in Action.  It is true that he was in Vietnam 1970 - 1971, but it was from December 1970 to late January, early February 1971 a period of seven to eight weeks. He was never wounded "by being shot in the backside" he did have a medical problem as detailed in this document:

 

What the medical report says is this:

 5 Jan '71  Cellulitis of lateral portion of thenar aspect of hand with lymphangitis.  No pus present.  Started Procaine peni 2.4 mill units.  Immobilisation.  Return in 24 hours.

6 Jan '71  Lymphangitis improved.  Area still indurated but no fluctuance.  Continue antibiotics.  Return 2 days. 

This is what the medical report means.

"5 Jan '71 - Rash caused by deep muscle infection of outside portion of thumb aspect of hand with lymph gland infection.  No pus apparent.  Started penicillin 2.4 million units with novocaine (local anaesthetic) as pain relief.  Come back tomorrow."

"6 Jan 71 - Lymph glands not so infected/swollen.  The muscle infection/rash is still infected but no pus is apparent. Continue with the antibiotics and come back in two days 

He never suffered a gunshot wound - he had a rash on his hand.

Jordan says he served with the 287th Battalion, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit -  We don't really know what he did in Vietnam during his 7 weeks sojourn, however the 287th EOD unit did not exist and is just another tick to add to Jordan's "list of lies".

Jordan is a pathetic man desperately wanting to be accepted into the veteran community and is prepared to lie and cheat his way into that status. We demand of Jordan that he cease and desist.  His seven weeks in South Vietnam as a civilian in no way associated with the Australian Defence Force or any other allied defence force do not make him an Australian veteran.   Apart from his self arranged Vietnam service, he has, over the years lied about his service by claiming in writing to be a hardened Australian Regular Army Soldier with twenty years full time service . – Jordan is a seasoned liar, who served only as a part time Army Reserve Soldier and was never posted outside of Australia.

Before he "resigned" as Vice President from the Vietnam Veterans Association Australia (VVAA) Museum Sub-Branch he had convinced the gullible few of his bona fides to the extent, where he held senior appointments in that organisation. This included being part of the VVAA Education Team, speaking to our school children about his "service". Jordan is audacious in his lies and fraud.

We hope that the Hume Weekly can follow up their ANZAC eve story so that school children and teachers lectured to by Jordan can reassess their opinion of him and reject any of the "war stories" he may have passed on.  The veterans' education "Team" must feel somewhat disparaged after knowing one of their number is a proven wannabe, a fraud and a liar - Jordan is a psychopathic liar with no consideration for those he deceives  

 

 

Notice another nice photo of Jordan clearly extolling his "Regular Army Service 1955-1975"

We are reliably informed that Jordan is a member of Victoria Headquarters, Returned Services League (RSL) sub branch - ANZAC House, 4 Collins Street, Melbourne.  He is entitled to membership on the basis of his Army Reserve Service, however, we call on ANZAC House to show  leadership and sweep this person from their ranks.  His fraudulent actions bring discredit to the RSL and to the world wide veteran community. 

 

As long as genuine individual veterans and Ex Service Organisations are prepared to give this fool credence he will continue his charade . We urge veterans and veteran organisations to close ranks and treat this man with the contempt he deserves before he drags you or your organisation into his fantasy world that is  mired by lies and deceit.

 

Update – 24 Aug 15

Antony Jordon recently said in a media release:

"ANZMI and others were tough on me in the beginning but now they have left me alone" 

Jordon is wrong we have not, and will not leave him alone as long as he continues his quest to be recognised as an Australian War Veteran, which he is not.

Aided and abetted by members of the National Vietnam Veterans Museum on Phillip Island, Victoria he has wasted tax payers money by appealing to the Australian Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to pervert the truth of his service by rewriting history.  Details of the Tribunal hearing can be found here:

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/AATA/2015/209.html

Here is  media report of the Tribunal finding:

Jordon created false documentation and by deception travelled to Vietnam. Whilst in Vietnam he was not serving with the Australian Army, his status would have been that of an Australian Citizen foolishly visiting a very dangerous war zone.

The only standing that Jordon has in the Veteran Community is that he is a fake.

 

Surname: English
Christian Names: Kenneth Edward
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Cronulla, Sydney
Service #: R95543
Service: RAN
Branch: Stores Assistant
Commencement of service: 09 Jul 66
Completion of service: 08 Jul 78
Case Notes:

 

Kenneth Edward ENGLISH Update 19 Dec 16

English has now departed from the Sub Branch committee and the RSL Memorial Club Board of Directors.

In 2016, English was directed by NSW RSL State Branch to resign all positions he held at the Sub Branch, and to never stand again within the RSL movement in any capacity. He subsequently resigned as Junior Vice President.

As a consequence of this decision, members of the Cronulla RSL Memorial Club, where English held the position of Senior Vice President, then put the Executive Directors on notice that they wished to hold an Extraordinary General meeting for English to explain his lies about his claimed Vietnam service to members.

When English was notified of this discontent, he resigned the position forthwith.

He is still an ordinary member of the RSL Memorial Club and Sub Branch.

Warren Thomas, close friend of English, and the President of the Cronulla RSL Sub Branch, tried to cover this matter up for a number of years. Thomas was reprimanded by NSW RSL State Branch, for the attempted cover up and inaction. Thomas continues in that role for the present time.

Both Thomas and English should hang their heads in shame for allowing this matter to continue for so long without notifying NSW RSL State Branch, the membership of the Sub Branch or the Memorial Club.

 

KENNETH EDWARD ENGLISH UPDATE.  17 June, 2016.


We exposed Kenneth Edward English, Senior Vice President, Cronulla RSL Memorial Club and Junior Vice President, Cronulla RSL Sub Branch, as a Vietnam Veteran imposter to the world in 2014. Over many years he persisted with his deceitful, immoral and illegal behaviour. On six known occasions, he claimed that he was a Vietnam veteran who had returned from active service in January, 1968.

In fact, he had not one day of active service, in Vietnam or anywhere else.

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His abhorrent and disgraceful behaviour was overlooked and covered up by his close friend Warren Thomas, the current President of the Cronulla RSL Sub Branch. Thomas is also a Director of Cronulla RSL Memorial Club Ltd.

English was duly reported to the senior executive of the New South Wales Returned and Services League of Australia, State Branch, Sydney as an imposter by the Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia. (VVFA) and others.

English finally resigned his membership of the Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia, Granville in 2015, due to their concerns regarding his fraudulent claims, and our last exposure where we provided conclusive evidence that he was, and is, a Vietnam veteran fraud who had joined that organisation by telling lies about his Royal Australian Navy Vietnam service. He also removed the three VVFA medal riband decal stickers that he had purchased and placed on his motor vehicle.

Following the report to the RSL NSW State Branch, an investigation concluded that English had falsely claimed Vietnam operational service in the Royal Australian Navy.

This was in contravention of the Defence Act 1903 Section 80A. (Falsely representing himself to be a returned sailor, soldier or airman)

As a consequence, English was summoned to RSL NSW State Branch, Sydney, on the 22 February, 2016. He was then directed by the State Branch Executive to, resign his Junior Vice President position of Cronulla RSL Sub Branch, and any other Sub Branch positions immediately, in lieu of such determination being enforced by State RSL. 

This was on the basis that his false claims will bring further discredit upon the League and Cronulla RSL Sub Branch. He has been further instructed that "this is to be a permanent termination and he is to never again stand for any position within the RSL organisation".

His President and friend Warren Thomas, who attempted to cover this matter up for years has also received official notification of this direction.

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Thomas, photo above, was officially reprimanded by RSL NSW State Branch for his part in the cover up, as was one other Committeeman. However, Thomas continues as President of the Cronulla RSL Sub Branch and Director of the Cronulla RSL Memorial Club Ltd.

Thomas has no credibility and should also resign his positions for knowing that whilst English was holding an executive position on the Sub Branch committee, and Senior Vice President of the Cronulla RSL Memorial Club Ltd., he was a Vietnam veteran imposter. Thomas did nothing about it. He then supported English and protected him for years after English was originally exposed as a fraud and a liar.

Like most imposters and their supporters, Thomas has threatened to sue ANZMI for our factual disclosures.

Sometimes the truth is difficult to accept.

Following his resignation from the VVFA Granville, English finally resigned from all positions on the Cronulla RSL Sub Branch committee on the 15 March, 2016 in accordance with the RSL NSW State Branch direction.

He still remains an ordinary RSL Sub Branch member, and incredibly Vice President of the Cronulla RSL Memorial Club, a different entity,for the moment.

As the current Memorial Club Vice President, he still receives a generous yearly cash honorarium , free trips away, free meals, free drinks and other benefits. Benefits that ordinary members do not receive.

English was elected to the Memorial Club Board on the false premise that he was a "former Royal Australian Navy (RAN) rating, with active and emergency service". This false information was included in his resume for election to the Memorial Club Board. We have a copy. Just more lies.

The Cronulla RSL Memorial Club President and committee members should demand the resignation of English from their Board immediately, to save further embarrassment by bringing the Memorial Club into disrepute as well.

He is still the Secretary of the The Sutherland Shire Naval Association, Sydney. That body should also demand his resignation for his lies.

The new executive of RSL NSW State Branch have made an emphatic statement to those who desire to join that organisation and seek executive Sub Branch office by claiming false military service. If you falsify your service, you will be caught out, disciplined and/or expelled.

Mr Rod White, President of the RSL NSW State Branch and Mr Glenn Kolomeitz, CEO, RSL NSW State Branch have made it abundantly clear in their mission statement that core values of integrity and honour will be strictly adhered to.

These values will hopefully encourage younger veterans from Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan, the fourth wave of veterans, to join their local RSL Sub Branches and participate in continuing the proud traditions of the RSL organisation.

It is their future and their families future as well.

We will gladly support Mr Rod White and Mr Glenn Kolomeitz in continuing with these ideals by weeding out imposters and their supporters at executive level or otherwise, who are detected within the League or other ex service organisations.

ENGLISH UPDATE - 17 Apr 15

Since our recent disclosure of imposter Kenneth Edward English, the Cronulla (Sydney) RSL Club Sub Branch Junior Vice President and RSL Memorial Club Senior Vice President, he surprisingly continues to hold both of these senior executive positions, even though he has been proven to be a Vietnam Veteran fraud.

We have received notification that members of the Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia are amazed that English still retains both executive positions after records disclosed that he is an imposter. He has not contacted the VVFA and apologised for his lies or resigned his Vietnam veteran membership.

English not only lied about his Vietnam active service to the then Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia, but also on his Cronulla RSL Sub Branch resume, to a local St George Leader newspaper Reporter, several other places including RSL Sub Branch members, but we have since been sent his original resume for the Cronulla RSL Memorial Club by concerned RSL Memorial Club members, where he holds the executive position of Senior Vice President and obtains substantial monetary benefits.

In this document, where RSL Memorial Club members are informed of the committee person's credentials, and vote accordingly, English again claims that he had "12 years RAN (Royal Australian Navy) with, "Active (service) and emergency reserve (service) capacities."

We remind the reader that English had no active service whatsoever.

Not one day.


He has deceitfully claimed active (operational) service again to enhance his standing within the membership and community to gain positions on both committees and attract votes to acquire generous benefits. His deceit has happened on at least six occasions that we know of, and have been mentioned above.

English is cunning.

Now that he is entrenched in his positions for another three years, he has altered his false Cronulla RSL Memorial Club resume and deleted the words "active and emergency reserve (service)capacities",following suspicions from RSL Memorial Club members and committee members. He has also altered his Cronulla RSL Sub Branch resume where he told blatant lies about his "active service in the Far East and New Guinea" whilst he was in the Australian Navy.

Frauds like English use every means to get themselves voted on RSL Club committees, but quickly remove any tell tale signs of deception once they are elected and established in their positions, where they then seek further advancement to an executive role and increased benefits.

Like English, they even stand for President.

When caught out, they just shrug their shoulders and hope life goes on just as before because of the support they gain along the way.

We have also been notified that English has continued to lie about his RAN Vietnam service since he was originally discovered as a fraud in 2011.

Following our original disclosure in 2014, he was subsequently reported to the Cronulla RSL Sub Branch President in writing by a highly respected local resident, that he falsely claimed to him that he went to Vietnam on the HMAS Sydney. This was three years after he had been originally reported for telling Sub Branch members lies about his false Vietnam service and bringing his RSL Sub Branch into disrepute.

We have received further reports from Memorial Club members of how he told them that he was a crew member of HMAS Sydney when it went to Vietnam, however he was "put off at Brisbane due to illness".

English is an incorrigible liar and has been for years. Medical experts may classify his condition as "mythomania or pseudoligia fantastica", a psychiatric condition where the person loses personal judgement and distorts reality. He considers himself a tall poppy.

Others might say he is just an imposter and a glory hunter chasing further recognition.

Members of all Ex Service Organisations (ESO's) expect their committee representatives to be scrupulously honest.

English is a proven imposter, yet he maintains his prestigious rewarded positions with support from his President and a few of his Sub Branch committee mates.

English has not been ordered to resign by his friend, the President of the Cronulla RSL Sub Branch committee Mr. Warren Thomas.

Our advice to Thomas is that if you protect an imposter, you can consider yourself an imposter. You are just one step away.

Thomas in an e mail he sent to Anzmi stated -;

"We at Cronulla share your concerns about anyone obtaining benefit or kudos by purporting service in our armed forces that is untrue."

This edict must only apply to others, but somehow not for his mate English.

Thomas should also resign for his double standards and lies. He lacks leadership. He has threatened ANZMI with legal action, but he knows that what ANZMI have published is the truth and is supported by documentation. That is difficult to get over. We welcome any legal action that he or English are willing to pay for. They know how to contact us.

We do not usually get involved in Club politics but when RSL Presidents defend blatant imposters and then threaten us with legal action, it behoves us to get the truth out there.

Particularly when they are disrespectful of other genuine Vietnam veterans as indicated below.

Another Executive Cronulla RSL Sub Branch Committee member, again defending English, recently sent an offensive e mail to Mr. Bill Hobson, of ANZMI regarding Bill Hobson stating, "all he did was cook baked beans on the Vampire." and denigrating his Naval Vietnam service.

"*Your Name:*
Kerry Cattell
*Email Address:*
k.cattell@optusnet.com.au
*Phone:*
*Subject:*
Bill Hobson

*Your Message:*
Is it true that Bill Hobson claims to be a Vietnam Vet but all he did was cook Baked Beans on the Vampire"

Also, in 2014, Cattell posted the following message on a website called "Cav's Blog".

Cattell, oblivious to the fact that Bill Hobson is a pseudonym, lambasted him in another e mail posted on the internet, in that,

"This little pr-ck Bill Hobson was a Cook on the (HMAS) Vampire and spent 16 days in the South China Sea. Think he got a medal. Wounded by baked beans".


"Kerry Cattell May 3, 2014 at 1:51 PM

I agree wannabees need to be outed but ANZMI outs brothers. I wrote to Hobson about outing Keith Joyce. Now Joyce wears some medals incorrectly but this guy was THERE. MM and Army commendation Medal (US) for valour. This little prick, Bill Hobson, was a cook on the VAMPIRE and spent 16 days in the South China Sea. Think he got a medal , Wounded by Baked Beans.He would understand that some brothers have PTSD and if they want to wear a Sheriff's tin star with their medals it doesn't worry me."

Denigrating Royal Australian Navy Cooks on widely read social media is not a very smart comment to make from an RSL Executive Committee member. You could make a lot of enemies with that attitude.

There is a William Hobson who was a "Royal Australian Navy Cook" on the Vietnam Nominal Roll, and who served honorably on the HMAS Vampire, but we can assure you that it is not Bill Hobson Anzmi.

Importantly, William Hobson the Navy Cook went to Vietnam. English, who Thomas and Cattell are defending did not. English claims to have gone, but decided to go on holidays instead, knowing the ship was leaving for Vietnam in a few days. English is the imposter here. William Hobson, Royal Australian Navy Cook, HMAS Vampire IS NOT.

He is a genuine Vietnam veteran, who does not need the disrespect of Cattell denigrating his Naval active service on at least two occasions that we know of.

We are certain that every RAN cook who ever served in Vietnam waters or elsewhere, and was accredited with active service or not, would not be very impressed with Cattell's comments. When censured by ANZMI for these highly offensive remarks, Cattell later recanted and stated that "someone must have used his e mail address (to send these messages) without his knowledge". That excuse is like "The dog ate my homework."

We here at ANZMI respect all genuine servicemen and women who have contributed to this Nation. We do not discriminate as to what Branch of the Services or positions they hold or held in their honorable service. They all support each other.

We do however, have a problem with wannabees, frauds and all those who defend them. Cattell denigrates the Vietnam service of others to protect his mate.

Cattell also mentions, " If some brothers have PTSD and want to wear a Sheriff's tin star with their medals, it doesn't worry me". Cattell adopts the position that you can wear what you like and say what you like about your alleged military service. If Cattell ever becomes in charge of an RSL Branch, it will be open slather. All the imposters and wannabees will love him.

We get dozens of e mails from young Afghanistan, Iraq and Timor veterans who inform us that they decline to join the RSL movement due to wannabees holding controlling positions within the organisation. This situation is not helped by the likes of RSL Presidents and others we have exposed as imposters recently, who have gained their positions by deception.

See: ANZMI.

Lance Mailer Smith, President, Glenroy RSL Victoria,
David Hugh Edwards, President, Leongatha RSL, Victoria,
John Malcolm Griffiths, President, Essendon RSL., Victoria,
Geoffrey Phillip Lyles, President, Kyneton RSL, Victoria,
Douglas Craig OLoughlan, President, Bright RSL Victoria,
Alexander Robert Fullarton, Former President/Secretary, Carnarvon RSL, Western Australia,
Graeme Rex Caesar, Interim National President, Submarines Association of Australia, Queensland,
and of course -;
Mr Kenneth Edward English, Vice President, Cronulla RSL, NSW.

However, in spite of what ANZMI does in exposing RSL and other ESO frauds, we encourage those younger veterans to join the respected RSL organisation, participate, stand for committees, and continue the fight against wannabees and medal cheats and report them to ANZMI, to safeguard the legacy of what has been handed down by genuine returned RSL veterans over decades.

Whilst they are out there, and whilst we have your support, we will continue our exposures and provide regular updates of all imposters who continue to hold ESO committee positions and those who defend them.

The truth is our ally

Being exposed by Anzmi as a military fraud and a wannabee has no time limitations. Some of the imposters we have placed on site here have lived the lie for years.

We try and correct that by exposing the truth. The truth is our aim and the truth is our motive.

We continually remind Ex Service Organisations and in particular RSL Clubs to monitor and regularly audit their members for claimed military service and medals entitlements. Without these protocols, an anything goes situation prevails.

One organisation that regularly audit their records and require stringent documentary proof of military service of applicants who apply to join their organisation is the Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia. (VVFA)

Kenneth English is another example of how imposters get themselves elected into executive positions on Returned Services League (RSL) Club committees and enjoy the fruits of their deceit for years until they are caught out.

R95543 Kenneth Edward English, Born on the 9 October, 1950, joined the Royal Australian Navy on the 9 July 1966. He enlisted for 12 years as a junior recruit.

Following his training, he became an Ordinary Seaman, (Stores Assistant). He eventually served on HMAS Sydney from 29 June, 1967 to 10 December, 1967, when he took leave and was then posted to HMAS Moresby, following completion of his leave on the 1st January, 1968.

These dates are significant as you read on.

He is currently the Senior Vice President of the Cronulla Returned Services League Memorial Club (RSL), and the Junior Vice President of the Cronulla RSL Sub Branch located in Sydney. He is currently the Secretary of the Sutherland Shire Naval Association. He considers himself a "tall poppy".

English has claimed Vietnam Naval active service on the HMAS Sydney in December, 1967, but in fact he had none.

The integrity of Kenneth Edward English has come to the attention of ANZMI investigators that confirm that he is a long time imposter and fraud.

Members of the Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia, (VVFA), formerly Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia, (VVAA), and others, are concerned that English is not who he claims to be.

On the 22 May, 2008, English completed details on an application form for membership of that organisation falsely claiming to be a Vietnam Veteran with Royal Australian Navy (RAN) service on the HMAS Sydney, on dates between the 29/6/67 to 2/1/1968.

This application was accepted on the basis that the information he provided was the truth. The Vietnam Nominal Roll was checked and his name appeared on it.

His application was approved on that basis.

He was then granted membership as a Vietnam Veteran of that organisation and as such, he applied for and purchased Vietnam War Ribands bumper bar stickers for his vehicle, and the Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia Lapel badge.

A copy of his VVFA record disclosing the information he provided is shown below.

The document below is the erroneous Vietnam Nominal Roll entry from the Australian War Memorial records, that his application was checked against and approved.

The executive and members are not too impressed when imposters fraudulently misrepresent themselves to join their great long standing organisation and claim the honour of Vietnam veterans to gain benefits when in fact, they had no Vietnam service at all.

A spokesperson told us that -;

"When we came home from Vietnam a lot of military personnel would not even admit to being a Vietnam veteran because of the way we were treated. Now people falsely misrepresent themselves and cash in on it to get benefits and courtesies that they don't deserve and steal our honour. He slipped through the system somehow by telling lies."

His records at the VVFA still have him registered as a Vietnam veteran with HMAS Sydney, Royal Australian Naval Service as indicated above.

At the time English joined the VVFA in 2008, his name had been included on the Australian War Memorial, (AWM) Vietnam Nominal Roll, Canberra, in error since 1997.

He was aware at the time he joined the VVFA that his name had been placed on the Roll in error. He did nothing to correct the mistake. For years he then delicately tip toed and in fact crossed the line of ethics and integrity in respect to his alleged Royal Australian Navy “active service”, knowing his chances of being caught out were minimal.

Over the years, he managed to build up a false image that he is a Vietnam Veteran, including joining the VVFA. He has then used that misinformation to gain key positions on committees to gain undeserved financial benefits and increased standing in the community.

During his naval service, Ordinary Seaman Kenneth English served in the Far East Strategic Reserve in a non combatant peacetime capacity and also in New Guinea as a Stores Assistant. At the time English served, these areas were non war like and not classified as active duty.

In June, 1967, English was a crew member of HMAS Sydney.

HMAS Sydney was a retired Naval Aircraft Carrier, but due to Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, the ship had been re-commissioned in 1962 as a troop and transport ship. From May, 1965, the ship was engaged in the highly important role of transporting troops, supplies, ammunitions, vehicles and other war time necessities from Sydney to Vung Tau Harbour, Vietnam. It was affectionately known as the Vung Tau ferry.

On the 11 December, 1967, whilst a crew member of HMAS Sydney, Ordinary Seaman Kenneth English availed himself of 21 days annual leave. His leave record is shown below.

A few days later, HMAS Sydney commenced its voyage from Sydney via Fremantle, Western Australia, to Vung Tau, Vietnam with its necessary provisions for the war effort.

This was the HMAS Sydney’s 8th voyage to Vietnam.

English at this time was enjoying his annual leave, whilst his shipmates were training and readying themselves for whatever lay in front of them on active service in Vietnam waters.

The Ship's records indicate that on this particular voyage, HMAS Sydney was accredited with 15 days active service from the 20 December, 1967 to the 3 January, 1968. The ship transported 3 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment to Vietnam.

Every Naval crew member posted on the ship at the time was accredited with the equivalent active service days, and this was accrued from when the ship left the last Australian port of Fremantle to when it returned to Fremantle 15 days later.

In 1997, the records of all Australian servicemen and women, Army, Navy and Air Force, who had served in the Republic of Vietnam or Vietnam waters, were posted on the Australian War Memorial (AWM) Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans web site for public viewing.

In a massive task undertaken, some errors were made.

One particular error was the inclusion of naval rating R95543 Kenneth Edward English, Ordinary seaman, stores assistant, who was credited with 15 days active service on the HMAS Sydney from 20 December, 1967 to the 3 January, 1968 when the ship departed Fremantle for Vung Tau, Vietnam and returned to Fremantle.

He was in fact on annual leave during this time.

English became aware of this glaring error, but as stated, did nothing to correct it. In fact, some years later, he used the incorrect information to his own advantage when applying for positions on RSL Club executive positions.

Positions that reward him with cash honorariums, meals, drinks and trips away. Benefits that other normal members do not have access to.

In the document above , his Curriculum Vitae (C.V) for election at his local Cronulla RSL club indicated that he saw “active service” with the “Far East Strategic Reserve and P.N.G.”

The Far East Strategic Reserve was only classified by the Australian Government as “active service” if, in the case of the Royal Australian Navy, the ship had qualifying service in prescribed war like areas. His description would indicate to the reader/member that he had served in a war zone. The only prescribed war zone at the time English served in the Navy was Vietnam. He certainly did not go there.

He was on holidays!

As for performing "Active Service" in Papua New Guinea in the 1960's, no further comment is required. He would have known that, due to the fact that he would have been entitled to be awarded with the Australian Active Service Medal (AASM).


 

The above document is an extract of an article that appeared in the local Newspaper. In his role of Sub Branch Vice president, English was a Master of Ceremonies at Munro Park Memorial, Cronulla, in regards to the commemoration of the death of an Australian Soldier, who had been killed in action in Afghanistan. When interviewed, English told the reporter that he (English) was in fact a Vietnam War veteran. This was included in the local newspaper write up.

A Newspaper spokesperson has been contacted by ANZMI, who confirmed that the reporter would not have accredited English with being a Vietnam War veteran unless the reporter was told by English himself.

We were told, "How else would our Journalist know, you just don't fabricate things like that."


 

The above photograph is English wearing the Vietnam Veterans lapel badge he purchased from the VVFA.

English also placed the VVFA bumper bar "Vietnam war riband" sticker on his personal vehicle disclosing to all that he was a Vietnam veteran with active service.

He would have known that when the VVFA made inquiries to confirm the legitimacy of his claimed Vietnam service with the Australian War Memorial, they would have located his name on the Vietnam Nominal Roll. He knew that his particulars had been placed there in error, therefore, he had nothing to fear and he did nothing to correct it.

We have also ascertained that English directly told some Cronulla RSL Sub Branch members that he went to Vietnam on the HMAS Sydney in December, 1967.

ANZMI recently contacted the Cronulla RSL Sub Branch President to ascertain the outcome of a reported investigation initiated by concerned members that English was not who he purported to be and was not a Vietnam veteran at all.

However, the President, Warren Thomas reported in writing that the matter was finalised.

Thomas stated that "Some time ago it was reported that Mr English appeared incorrectly on the nominal roll of Vietnam Veterans along with some other "hear say" about his Vietnam service" Thomas stated that they are aware of the matter, but the investigation has been finalised. In other words, no further action. Thomas further responded in writing that,

"We at Cronulla share your concerns about anyone obtaining benefit or kudos by purporting service in our armed forces that is untrue."

If that is the case Mr. Warren Thomas, why did you allow English to carry on in executive positions within the RSL Memorial Club and Sub Branch after it had been brought to your attention and proven that English was an imposter claiming Vietnam service when he had none. Why would you do that?

By concealing the facts, Thomas is treating his fellow Memorial Club and as far as we know Sub Branch committee members with complete disrespect, arrogance and contempt.

Our inquiries have revealed that the New South Wales R.S.L. State Headquarters has not been notified by Thomas of any investigation into the fraudulent activities of English.

As a consequence, English continues to hold positions and gain benefits at Senior Executive level at both the Memorial Club and the Sub Branch as though nothing has happened. Recently, he was re-appointed as the Senior Vice President of the Cronulla RSL Memorial Club for another three years. He had previously stood for President but was defeated.

He has never been reprimanded. We have been assured that he and Thomas have never revealed his deceptions or apologized to the RSL Memorial Club Committee and members or, as far as we know, the Sub Branch Committee and members. They are all unaware of his unethical behaviour and his “wannabee” status.

We recently contacted English. He stated that he apologised to the Sub Branch members who he told he was a Vietnam veteran, however after several requests, he refused to provide us with the names of these members and we are unable to confirm the truth of his statement. Why won't he tell us? You can make your own mind up about that.

Our investigation has revealed that as a result of him being reported to the Sub Branch President Thomas as an imposter , he finally organised the removal of his name from the Vietnam Nominal Roll, after he knew it was incorrectly listed there for 17 years.!!!

However, no one at either Club is the wiser and he still obtains the benefits.

When asked for any further conditions imposed upon him, both English and Thomas declined to respond.

English stated however, that "This is clearly a tall poppy syndrome attack and a witch hunt based on hearsay."

Well we do not consider English to be a "tall poppy" and we certainly do not think it is"hearsay". Far from it. He has acquired his so called "tall poppy" positions at the RSL Club by producing misleading documentation on his c.v. regarding his "active service" , untruths to members and deceit. He has also misled voting members who placed their trust in him by his behaviour. "That is not hearsay"

He lied to the Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia in May 2008 by claiming false Vietnam Royal Australian Navy service when he had none. "That is not hearsay either."

English had every opportunity to travel to Vietnam on the HMAS Sydney. However, he took annual leave instead for his own reasons, knowing that the ship was leaving in a few days time. He subsequently became aware of the administrative error at the AWM and used this error to his own advantage to claim Vietnam active service for many years.

He has used the honour of his genuine shipmates who left for Vietnam on the HMAS Sydney in December 1967 and Vietnam Veterans in general, to enhance his own status in the community to gain undeserved substantial financial benefits and rewards for years.

He should write to the Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia immediately and apologise for his deceitful conduct and resign his membership.

There was no misunderstanding. English claimed to that organisation that he was a Vietnam War Veteran with RAN service on the HMAS Sydney on the dates indicated when he applied for membership, and then purchased the war ribands sticker for his car and VVFA badge.

The Memorial and Sub Branch committees should also take action against wannabees lurking in their midst and not conceal the facts from their members.

English should resign from all his self described "tall poppy" positions at the Club immediately. If he does not, then he should be shown the door. He should also publicly apologise to all Vietnam veterans for stealing their honour.

It is an offence under the Defence Act 1903 to claim to be a returned soldier, sailor or airman.

DEFENCE ACT 1903 - SECT 80A - 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.

(2) For the purposes of this section:

(a) returned soldier means a person who has served abroad during any war as a member of any Military Force raised in Australia or in any other part of the British Empire, or as a member of the Military Forces of any Ally of Great Britain.

The President who made the poor decision to cover up for English in this fiasco, knowing full well that he is a Vietnam veteran imposter, should also resign from his positions for the integrity of the Cronulla RSL Memorial Club, the Sub Branch and the NSW State RSL Headquarters.

Genuine Vietnam veterans have struggled with mental issues and other major disorders for years because of what they endured.

Those who steal their honour are not fit for executive office in the RSL organisation.

 

 

Surname: Wright
Christian Names: Peter Carey
Country: Australia
State or Province: NT
City or Town: Darwin
Service #: Not Known
Service: Not Known
Branch: Not Known
Commencement of service: Not Known
Completion of service: Not Known
Case Notes:

 

 

 

The Salvation Army are not very forgiving about being exposed as medals cheats. ANZMI only exposes those who thwart the traditions and protocols developed in the memory of Australian and New Zealand Veterans for more than a hundred years.  The Salvation Army in their bid to appear like Returned Veterans, and contrary to traditions, are happy to wear whatever they want, whenever they want. Below is a photograph from a Christmas Card that appeared Christmas 2015. The person in the photograph is Salvation Army Major (Retired) Peter Cary Wright

The medals that Wright wears are:

Salvation Army Long Service Medal

Order of Australia Medal

National Medal

Australian Defence Medal

Northern Territory(NT)  Tri Service Medal

The two offending medals are:

Salvation Army Long Service Medal. This is for Twenty Five years service with a gold star for each subsequent five years

NT Tri service medal.

Peter Carey and perhaps the Salvation Army  believes that his Salvation Army Long Service Award is more prestigious than the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) and the National Medal, as he wears the Salvation Army Medal  in the primary position. 

The two medals should be worn on the right breast and not mixed with Federal Medals

We work without fear of favour to report people who take it upon themselves to disrespect medals protocols.  

In recent times we have exposed other Salvation Army personnel who gave no regard to medals protocol, they are:

Nancarrow

Applebee

Ken and Jo Delamore

We know that the Salvos do good work in the Defence Force and in the community but we do not have credit and debit columns.  Those who wear more medals on their left breast than they have earned will be exposed and will remain on our web site.

The head "Honcho" of the Salvos is spending donated monies to shut us up and remove their offending members from our web site. Here is the top third of a letter from their Solicitors.

They also coerced a Deputy Secretary of the Department of Defence to support their legal action.  We are sure that the bureaucrat occupying the chair of  Deputy Director has never had to earn a medal the hard way, had that person done so, perhaps the attitude may be different.

If the Salvation Army want to wear medals on their left breasts, they must comply with traditions and protocols. Salvation Army people do not, and will not get special dispensation from ANZMI. Thousand of Australians have had to do unpleasant duty to qualify to wear medals. The vast majority comply with medals protocols, those who don't will earn the wrath of the Veteran Community by way of  ANZMI.

 

Hence we welcome Peter Carey Wright to our web site who also represents the recalcitrance of the Salvation Army.

 

Surname: Woolley
Christian Names: Edward John
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Winmalee
Service #: 22083127
Service: Claims British Army service in Palestine and Germa
Branch: Claims Commando Parachute Regt
Commencement of service: 01 Nov 47
Completion of service: 10 Jun 50
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Edward John Woolley or John Woolley as he likes to be referred to, claims military service in the British Army as well as Australia.

He wears seven medals on his left chest but is only entitled to wear three. The fourth – the NSW State Corrective Services Long Service medal award should be worn on the right side and not mixed with National awards worn on the left. The remaining three are tin purchased medals.

The below photograph is John Woolley at a local remembrance day service wearing his seven medals.

In the photograph above Woolley is wearing the following medals.

1. General Service Medal 1918 – 1962 with Clasp Palestine.
2. National Medal.
3. Australian Defence Medal.
4. NSW Corrective Services Long Service Medal.
5. United Kingdom (UK) National Service Medal.
6. British Forces Germany Medal
7. 2002 Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal.

He also wears parachute wings above his medal rack and on his necktie. He has previously worn 2 Commando Regiment lapel badges.

Woolley is currently a committeeman of the Vietnam Veterans Association, Blue Mountains Branch, New South Wales.

Woolley came to our attention from members of his local community and others, who were quite rightly concerned about his claimed medal entitlements.

As a consequence we commenced our own inquiries.

1. General Service Medal. 1918-1962. (GSM) Clasp Palestine 1948-1949.
He informed us that he was awarded the GSM whilst he was a member of the British Forces in Palestine. As British military records are difficult to verify, we will take him for his word on that one.

2. National Medal
The second medal he wears is the National Medal (Australia) awarded for a minimum of 15 years service by operational members of specified organisations, and in the case of Corrective Services, it is restricted to custodial duties. He is not listed on “Its an Honour” for this medal. (Probably entitled.)

3. Australian Defence Force Medal.
For service in the Australian Defence Force for a prescribed period. (Unable to verify his entitlement to this medal.)

4. The NSW Corrective Service Long Service Medal.
Awarded for 15 years service. (State award. Should be worn on the right side.)

5. United Kingdom National Service Medal
Purchased un-awarded tin medal from a UK medal dealer or on the internet. (Tin trinket)

6. British Forces Germany Medal.
Purchased un-awarded medal from a UK medal dealer or on the internet. (Tin trinket)

7. 2002 Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal.
Purchased un-awarded medal from a UK medal dealer or on the internet. (Tin trinket)

Woolley was contacted and stated that he was awarded the GSM for British military Army service in Palestine. He also said that he was awarded two medals for his time in the NSW Corrective Services Department and that he was entitled to a UK National Service Medal.

In the above photograph Woolley has decreased his medal rack and has removed the tin British Forces Germany medal and the tin Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee medal.
Woolley is another former British Serviceman who likes to wear tin medals purchased on the internet to make himself look more important. We have similar cases on site with -;

John Malcolm Griffiths, President Essendon RSL Sub Branch
Dennis Michael Moran. Current location unknown.
Neal Longden, Goodna, Queensland.

Perhaps our site listed former British Servicemen may think that they can escape the scrutiny of genuine Australian veterans and servicemen/women by wearing tin UK medals. The internet is not only a means to purchase tin medals, it is also an outstanding resource to ascertain if a medal rack is genuine, or just purchased un-awarded trinkets.

Our advice to Edward John Woolley is discard the tin and show more respect to your colleagues. Welcome to the site Edward John Woolley, medal cheat and wannabee.

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