Medal Cheats

Medal Cheats

Surname: Kennedy
Christian Names: Darryl Charles
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Sydney
Service #: 218783
Service: Army
Branch: Royal Australian Infantry Corps
Case Notes:

 

Darryl Charles KENNEDY served as a Private Soldier with Support Company 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) in Vietnam between 17 May 1970 and 1 June 1971. He did twelve months of creditable service. He went on to serve a further long term with the Defence Force and we understand he continues to serve as a Special Constable in the New South Wales Police Force.

 

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In the photograph he is wearing:

 

Infantry Combat Badge

Australian Active Service Medal

Vietnam Medal with Mention in Despatches (MiD) Oak leaf.   (Not Entitled)

Australian Service Medal

Defence Force Service Medal with Rosette for 20 - 24 years service

Australian Defence Medal

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

 

There is one problem with his medals and more problems with what he has said about his service:

 He falsely wears the MiD emblem (Mention In Despatches).   He claims it was awarded to him for the brave act of "storming a machine gun nest" in Vietnam. This is fake and has been self-purchased and self-awarded.

 The MiD, if genuinely awarded, would be recorded on Kennedy’s Defence records at the National Australian Archives or on his Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Vietnam Nominal Roll entry. It is not listed at either Department.

 

Kennedy

 

Many people do not understand the significance of the MiD, and do not realise that it is a prestigious award which is recorded as an ‘Honour’ on a persons Service Record and can be researched through the It’s ‘An Honour Website’ among others.

By placing the MiD on his Vietnam Medal, he is claiming recognition for an act of valour that he did not perform, or at the very least, was not considered worthy of recognition.

We have evidence that Kennedy has made numerous claims of service with the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) in Vietnam and other places. He falsely claims to have been wounded in action (WIA) in Vietnam by a phosphorus grenade during an enemy contact.   As with the MiD, there is no record of this occurring.   He cannot blame a glitch in the records, the Army has been recording WIA events for over 100 years.

For a man who has served his country in Vietnam with distinction and later as a member of the ADF, we can only wonder why he feels the need to embellish his service.   Like many wannabes on our website, Kennedy has made claims of daring do with the SASR such as being dropped off the coast of Darwin and paddled into estuaries dodging crocodiles.

Unfortunately for Mr Kennedy, the SASR has never heard of him.

We cannot imagine why a man of Kennedy's experience would want to cheat with a bravery award and falsely claim to have served with the SASR, but that is what he has done.   By his own actions, he has tarnished his genuine service history as well as his reputation.   By falsely claiming to have been awarded the MiD, Kennedy is committing offences under the Defence Act 1903:

DEFENCE ACT 1903 - SECT 80B

Improper use of service decorations

(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a) the person wears a service decoration; and

(b) the person is not the person on whom the decoration was conferred.

Penalty: 30 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

As a Special Constable, a position which demands honesty and integrity, Kennedy has let himself and his peers down.   Let us hope that the appropriate authorities in NSW recognise his actions for what they are and take action against him.

Surname: Boak
Christian Names: Nicholas George
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Airlie Beach
Service: Army (Reserve)
Branch: Royal Australian Infantry Corps
Commencement of service: 31 December 2003
Completion of service: 23 August 2017
Case Notes:

 

Nicholas George Boak is a man in the prime of life, he describes himself as an Accountant, Adventurer and serving Major in the Australian Army Reserve.

 

Boak

 

We hold a written declaration from Boak stating that he:

 

Was awarded a Victoria Cross (VC)

Is a serving Major in the Army Reserve.

Served with Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) .

Served in Army, Navy, Air Force and "other" (whatever that may be)

 

Served in these areas of Military Operations:

 

  1. Gulf War
  2. Solomon Islands
  3. Afghanistan
  4. East Timor
  5. Peacekeeping
  6. Korea
  7. Malayan Emergency
  8. Iraq

 

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In reality he was a Lieutenant in the Army Reserve who was terminated in August 2017. During his service he was deployed to Solomon Islands for Operation "Anode" and was awarded an Australian Service Medal. He was also awarded an Australian Defence Medal as shown in photograph below.

 

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He has a Linkedin Account and has stolen a media release showing "him" shaking hands with the Honourable Peter Dutton MP. Boak looks similar to the person in the photograph and has stolen his identity to indicate he has a chest full of medals.   He has changed the name in the heading and placed it on his Linkedin account.

 

Boak has a high profile in the Airlie Beach area. High profiles with media involvement and lying about military service are not recommended because communities all over Australia now include current and former Australian Defence Force personnel, who can recognize a cheat in the blink of an eye.

 

We are pleased to add Nicholas George Boak now of Airlie Beach to our website.

Surname: Melville
Christian Names: Brian James
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Nowra
Service #: R51789
Service: Royal Australian Navy (RAN)
Branch: Airman Aircraft Handler
Case Notes:

 

According to Brian Melville, he received a medal through the mail without notification or return address and chose to add it to his rack of seven medals.

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The medal is the last one on the right hand side. It is an unofficial commemorative medal commissioned by RAN Associations.

Initially RAN Sailors who visited Vietnam on war ships were not recognized with a medal, hence they struck their own. This medal was never authorized to be worn with genuine service medals

Melville

Subsequently the Government provided an official medal to cover the service of all servicemen who had short term visits and included sailors, soldiers, airmen and civilians, such as Qantas staff and entertainers .

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Melville did not qualify for this medal, as he earned two other medals signifying a posting of more that six months in Vietnam. Below are the two medals. The Vietnam Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

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He now wears three medals for his Vietnam Service, one is the dud commemorative medal.

Melville is a senior returned veteran, who served in the RAN for many years and has since served at the Nowra RSL for many years.

He wears an unauthorised medal and therefore has earned a place on this website.

Surname: Donohue
Christian Names: Neville McBryde
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Dandenong
Service: Army
Branch: Signals
Case Notes:

 

UPDATE - "Major General" Neville McBryde DONOHUE

Like Napoleon "Major General" Donohue has met his Waterloo. If he behaves himself will be receiving free board and lodgings in a Victoria prison for two years and nine months, if he misbehaves it will be for at least four years and five months.

It has taken six years to get him into prison. Had he fronted court on the first occasion he was charged by police, he would have received a small fine got on with his life. Below are the details of the final episode in the Donohue saga.

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UPDATE DONOHUE – April, 2018

Neville McBryde Donohue must now understand that Australian and New Zealand Veterans, ex Servicepersons and the long arm of the law are relentless.  It took five years of Donohue's nonsensical manoeuvres to get him squared away in jail.  He tried all the tricks of a seasoned con man.

He claimed to have terminal cancer and produced forged documents as proof, for which he copped further charges.  On another occasion he produced a Statutory Declaration declaring that he was required for  "special military duty" involving "secret work"

Here is the Statutory Declaration:

 

 Donohue

 

 

Of course he received more charges for the false declaration.

The Police appear to have delved deep into his past and presented Donohue with a raft of other charges as follows:

Use false document to prejudice other (3 counts),

Obtain property by deception (4 counts),

Attempt to obtain property by deception,

Fail to answer bail (3 counts),

Improper use of Defence Service decoration (2 counts),

Impersonate returned soldier (2 counts),

Drive whilst authorization suspended (3 counts),

Impersonate a public official (7 counts,)

Fail to notify employer of cancelled licence (2 counts),

Obtain financial advantage by deception,

Theft from shop.

As detailed in our previous update of April 2017, Donohue was found guilty and sentenced to a jail term.  Not satisfied with blocking the court system for four years with his frivolous and dishonest antics, he appealed the sentence and extended court procedures by another year.

On the date when the appeal was to be heard, Donohue abandoned his appeal and it was struck out.  He was immediately taken into custody and required to serve the remainder of his jail sentence. 

It took from ANZAC Day 2013 until 23 March 2018 for justice to be done.  The veteran and ex service community thank law enforcement and the Judiciary for their relentless actions.

 

 

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MAJOR GENERAL" DONAHUE - UPDATE - APR 17

Go to the very bottom of this page to see the latest update!

 

“Major General” Neville McBryde Donohue– Major General and Collingwood Supporter

Every now and then an incredibly stupid wannabe will bob his head up and be spotted by genuine Veterans.

  In this case the “head bobber” is “Major General” Neville Donohue from the picturesque Dandenong Ranges in Victoria.  Here is our man in all his “Generalship” glory:

 

 

Never before in the history of ANZMI have so many reports been sent, by so many, to so few (of us). Veteran forums and networks went viral and the above photograph taken at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on ANZAC Day 2013 was flashed all over Australia. The power of the internet prevailed and another and more interesting photograph arrived identifying Donohue.

 

 

In this photograph, Donohue is seen giving a stirring ANZAC Day 2013 speech at St Michaels Church, Kalorama in Victoria, before heading off to the MCG, ANZAC Day Football match, between Essendon and Collingwood, where he paraded his mighty haul of fake medals.

Who is Major General Donohue? Of course any person who barracks for Collingwood football club has to be a bit suspicious, but being a Collingwood Supporter and wearing a huge array of fake Military medals and claiming to be a Major General confirms that he is less than a balanced person.

We are reliably advised by ex members of the Royal Australian Corps of Signals (RA Sigs) that the “General” is in fact ex Serviceman313847 Corporal Neville McBryde Donohue from the Kilsyth area of Victoria. He served in the Australian Army between 1970 and 1976 and was never deployed to any Operational Areas. He has confessed that most of the medals are fakes but says his Vietnam Medals are genuine. That is a lie. He may be entitled to only one medal the Australian Defence Medal (ADM). Perhaps it is just as well, that we have exposed him, as we all know the case of a Corporal becoming a Fuhrer.

This case incited even more interest from the Australian Veteran Community than the Hines Brothers seen here:   http://www.anzmi.net/hines/hines.html   

Like the Hines Brothers case, State Police were quick to swoop on Donohue and lay appropriate charges.

The Australian and New Zealand Veteran community are more than ever before, sensitive to frauds, wannabes and medals cheats. Those who take liberties are gambling that they will not be caught and named and shamed on our web site. In this gamble the odds are well stacked in favour of ANZMI. So go ahead make our day.

Donohue will have his day in court.

We will track him and report his disposition.

 

MAJOR GENERAL" DONAHUE - UPDATE - APR 17

After four years of lies, deceit and denial Donohue has been found guilty in a Melbourne Magistrates Court and earned a little prison time.  Even so, the idiot has appealed his conviction:  Here is the Newspaper coverage:

 

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We can see that the Magistrate got it all correct.  It is unfortunate that Donohue is still exercising his initiative by lodging an appeal.  Let's hope that he is given a harsher sentence as a result of the appeal.

 

This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.

Surname: Jenkins
Christian Names: Peter Kevin
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland (Formerly SA)
City or Town: Maroochydore (Formerly Mackay)
Service #: Nil
Service: Nil
Branch: Nil
Commencement of service: N/A
Completion of service: N/A
Case Notes:

 

 UPDATE June 2018.

Peter Kevin JENKINS aka DOBSON aka Nathan CANE aka CAINE

Scruples are part of the fabric that hold our society together. Peter Kevin JENKINS has none, and the best place for him is his current residence at Casuarina Prison, Perth Western Australia. In his latest escapade this forty year old man has blamed his mother for his disgraceful criminal acts. Here is a newspaper report:


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We have been reporting this abominable man since 2014. During this time he has been in and out of prison, and has devoted his life to criminal self indulgence at the expense of vulnerable people. He does his dirty work on Internet Dating Websites.

He still .uses the ploy of heroic military service to win the confidence of susceptible, trusting ladies on dating sites. He has also claimed to be an Emergency Response Medical Doctor, an Australian Football League Team Doctor, and an Accountant.

Jenkins exhibits the traits of a pathological liar. He does not lie for self satisfaction alone, he lies to support his criminal activities. He is obviously a person of little intelligence as he is always caught out for his recidivist criminality. We believe that no amount of prison time will redeem this piece of canine excrement.

We are confident that after his current sojourn in Casuarina Prison, he will again succumb to the twisted traits of his personality, to be an ineffectual criminal, who has no qualms about destroying other peoples lives for his own selfish pursuits.

 

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CASE NOTES

We have on our web site numerous examples of men who make a career of "sponging" off vulnerable women. These pathetic examples of humanity always exhibit the symptoms of being pathological liars. Peter Kevin Jenkins of Maroochydore is such an excuse for a man.

National Australia Archives were unable to locate a Defence Service File for Peter Kevin Jenkins. We hold Statutory Declarations detailing Jenkins version of his military history.

Here is what Jenkins has to say:

He joined the Australian Army aged 18 years

Served in the Special Air Service (SAS)

Was shot four times and will show his scars to prove it

Served in Afghanistan, Timor and Papua New Guinea

Held suspected terrorists in a container terminal tortured them for 12 days then shot them in the back of the head.

Gets a War Pension of $2,800 a fortnight

He refuses to attend ANZAC day commemorations because although he served 18 years the Australian Defence Force did not care about him.

Around ANZAC Day in 2014 he was very depressed because of the things he had to do for his country.

Claims to possess "7 hand guns"

He has four war medals which he will readily exhibit and is booked to receive another at a medals presentation ceremony in Canberra in August 2014.


There are numerous examples of scurrilous dishonest wimps on this web site who seek free board and lodgings whilst claiming to be serving or ex serving Special Forces Servicemen, These mongrels falsely blame their tantrums and bad behaviour on the Psychological injuries received whilst involved in heroic Defence service, which is always of a secret nature, such as described by Jenkins when he "murdered prisoners of war".

We know that Jenkins has previously resided in the Mackay area of Queensland, and South Australia. We would appreciate information from others he has conned before moving to Maroochydore.

Peter Kevin Jenkins is the epitome of the exact opposite of how a genuine SAS Regiment soldier would act. He is without scruples, honour or human decency. From now on, whenever his name is typed into a search engine this truth about him will emerge.

We welcome Jenkins to our web site with the knowledge that this is the retribution wrought upon liars frauds and wannabes who infest the Australian and New Zealand Veteran Communities.

 

UPDATE Peter Kevin Jenkins aka Peter Kevin Cane

Since publishing our exposure of Jenkins we have received further information, including advice from a person who served with him during his military career. We now know that he did have a military career, although it was less than auspicious, very short, and served under his real name, which is Peter Kevin Cane born 9 March 1978.

5800672 Peter Kevin Cane aka Jenkins, enlisted into the Australian Regular Army on 4 September 1995 and was discharged 21 October 1995. The reason for his discharge was that he was "Not suited to be a soldier" Obviously the Enlistment Officer made an error when he approved Jenkins aka Cane's application to enlist.

There is no real shame in being discharged for the reason of being unsuitable, as not everybody is suited for the rigours of Army service. There is however monumental shame when a person falsely claims to have served heroically with the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR), when they failed Recruit Training, which is, in part, designed to cull out those who are not suited for military life.

Since our exposure of Jenkins he has written some murderous and lying emails. He fails to understand that he is the author of his current situation because of his lies and deceit. In the email below, he threatens the life of an ANZMI investigator and his family.

"Peter Jenkins 19 Jul 14

Hi xxxx,

I've lost my wife because of you, so i think it's only fitting that you lose something in return.
Now your website is only a vigilante website as i described before, so what is going to happen now i am and will take your life, weather (sic) it be by a slash to the throat or maybe i will take a valued member or your family, it seems to me that you seem it necessary to make assumptions in regards to members of the public with which you have no evidence against their affiliation in one way or another against the military. now i promise i will find you and i will make you pay, the only person i ever loved was my partner an you thought it was up too you to play god or whatever reason you thought that made you better then the rest of us humans.

Your time on this earth is coming to an end, in other words your life expectancy has narrowed.

I lost my wife because of you, so its only fitting you lose the same, Im not worried about the police, call me 0459438603, but your life expextency (sic) is very short"


The reason he "lost" his partner was because he had lied to her during the whole of their relationship. It is a common trait, for lying sponging "love rat" wannabes to live a life of complete fiction, with promises of riches to come, as long as their partners pay for everything.

Only pathological liars can get away with this behaviour and Jenkins aka Cane is a very model of an unrepentant Australian pathological liar.

Here is another example of his lying skills where he claims we have got it wrong:

We hold Statutory Declarations from people outside of his family who have provided evidence about his lies. He also states "If he done his homework he would have found my Service Record" We did our homework and no person with the name Jenkins had completed the Army service described by Jenkins aka Cane. He fails to mention that his Service Record is under a different name.

We have no doubt that Jenkins aka Cane will surface and re-offend in another location, perhaps under another name. We urge all persons concerned for the integrity of the Veterans and ex Service communities to keep watch for this disgusting individual

 

Update Peter Kevin Jenkins aka Peter Kevin Cane - 23 Oct 14

The rat has resurfaced and is still using his hackneyed modus operandi. He has departed Queensland and his area of operation is now Western Australia (WA). He appears to be working to the same script he used in Queensland. Here are reports from Perth WA about his latest activities.

Victim 1

"I was sucked into his lies about being in the special forces and his gun shot wounds stories. He told me so many lies and I felt totally degraded after I found out that he wasn't who he claimed to be. I met him off a dating site called Oasis and he had been to my house a few times. When we found out the truth he started threatening myself and my daughter. I reported him to the police and was considering a VRO but he backed off and hasn't contacted me in a while. I had him banned from Oasis as I emailed the site to tell them that he is a con man and fraud".

From family member of Victim 2

"He said he served at 3 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment then 2nd Commando Regiment then Special Air Service Regiment. He alleged he served for 17 years in the Army and went to Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), his father was military. His son is allegedly now at ADFA. He claims he did an exchange with US Army in Sacramento, California USA. He showed footage of a Channel Nine documentary he claims he appeared in, of course he could not be identified in the documentary. He mentioned he was shot four times, showed his wounds and he said he lost his mate, I believe the name to be Xxxx xxxxx. I couldn't find any such death. The date alleged was around 22 Sep 2012. His attitude seemed a bit too much bravado for an ex SASR soldier. He mentioned using a HKMP6, to which I couldn't find (hkmp5 and hkmp7 I could find) and claims it was a 9mm weapon. Used the names of places in Afghanistan, Tarin Kowt, Urozgan Province etc. Names of different aircraft used, and military vehicles. Yet some of the names used such as Bushmaster was referred to as Bushranger were a bit off.

Claims he started at ADFA as a lieutenant and reached rank of Captain. Dropped names, claims to know Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith. Offered to take me to the "kill house" in Swanbourne and observe the boys going through. Claims to own weapons and has a firearms licence."


ANZMI Investigators do not use profane language when writing up wannabes like Jenkins, but if we did, we would say that Jenkins is a Mongrel Bastard who has:

Threatened to kill an ANZMI Investigator and his family.
Threatened the family of one of his victims.
Threatened innocent people who have woken up to his lies and deceit.
Falsely claimed to have served as an elite soldier.
Falsely claimed to have been wounded in action.
Falsely claimed to be a Returned Veteran.

Jenkins has clearly committed a raft of offences. In particular against the Defence Act 1903, Part VII section 80A having falsely claimed to be a returned soldier. This offence is punishable by a maximum fine of $3.300 or six months imprisonment or both. The problem is, unlike other States, the WA Police will not even accept reports regarding this offence.'

Jenkins is the lowest of the low, he preys on vulnerable honest people who are genuinely looking for companionship. His swarthy appearance and his ability to lie without compunction make him a very dangerous and evil individual, who lacks the ability to attract a companion relying on his innate assets. He is a pathological liar, who when cornered will threaten violence.

We remind ex SASR members that Jenkins is sullying the impeccable reputation of the Regiment. We ask Veterans and ex Service persons all over Australia, and particularly in Western Australia to keep watch for Jenkins. Together we can keep up with his movements and "hound" him until he ceases his abominable behaviour.

Finally we say to Jenkins - "Go to hell because that is where you belong"
 
 

Update: Peter Kevin Jenkins aka Peter Kevin Cane – 22 Apr 15

 

Jenkins is back on duty in Brisbane.

His "mission" in Brisbane coincided with the latest Defence deployments to Iraq.  Jenkins told a very nice and genuine lady that he was resting before deployment to Iraq with Special Air Service Regiment (SASR).

His latest and disgusting heroic stories include being  shot four times in Afghanistan, resulting in the loss of one lung, and having a metal plate inserted into his chest.  His life was saved by the American Base Hospital in Germany where he was  recuperating for six months.

Despite his wounding and loss of body parts he is now  off to Iraq to fight against ISIS.

During his sojourn in Brisbane he stayed at a Brisbane Hotel and made it known that Defence was paying his account - Yeh and pigs can fly.

Jenkins arranges dates from Internet Dating Sites and being a naturally inadequate person has to adopt the persona of a battle hardened Army Veteran to charm a Lady.

In real life he is nothing but a frightened idiot who could not even cope with Army Recruit Training from which he was sacked after a couple of weeks for being "Not Suited to be a Soldier".

Before this latest "mission" he operated in Perth Western Australia and before that in the Sunshine Coast area of Queensland.

We will do all we can to have Police action taken against Jenkins for falsely claiming to be a Returned Veteran. 

Those who choose to use Internet Dating Sites should keep a watch for this liar, conman and pathological liar and let us know where he is operating

 

UPDATE 09 JULY 2015

BEWARE JENKINS IS NOW OPERATING UNDER THE NAME OF DOBSON.

Here is a new Facebook entry that he has created:

Since our last report he has been operating in the Eastern States.  It is believed he may have travelled  back to Western Australia, but at the moment could be anywhere.

Here is a recent report about him:

"From my understanding this creep pretends to be an ex-SASR soldier as well as a current St John's Ambulance MICA Paramedic so he can pray on young and vulnerable woman and girls. The latest information is that he is going by the name Peter Dobson, is residing in Queensland and is currently unemployed"

We previously detailed his activities in Brisbane and  can now report that prior to his arrival in Brisbane, he was in jail in Tamworth, New South Wales. Below is a Newspaper Report that shows Jenkins as being a small time criminal and a drunk rather than the debonair, swaggering Special Air Service Soldier that he would have people believe.

As detailed in the above newspaper report Jenkins has a criminal history in New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. Also in most Australian States he has trawled Dating Sites and told disgusting lies about himself.

Following our last update JENKINS (now known as DOBSON) wrote us another of his disgusting threatening emails:

We suggest that any person who has the displeasure of meeting or communicating with Jenkins aka Dobson report his presence to us and their nearest Police Station. We will continue to pursue him until he stops portraying himself as a returned wounded Veteran.  

 

UPDATE 11 NOV  2015 - JENKINS aka DOBSON aka NATHAN CANE

JENKINS IS STILL ON THE PROWL AND NOW USES THE NAME:  NATHAN CANE.

He is still "surfing" date websites seeking vulnerable ladies.

Have no doubt Jenkins  is a criminal, conman, liar and a wannabe.  He is back in Western Australia and continues trawling for "marks" on date websites.  Here are some of his latest false claims:

Notice that he says "Hate playing games??!!"  "Hate being told lies??!!"

They are interesting utterances, as Jenkins aka Cane is the king of games and deception and is a pathological liar.

He is not a "professional" does not have a "Bachelors Degree", does not speak Dutch

Beware of Jenkins aka Dobson aka Cane.

As a service to the community let us know if you have been, or currently are, a victim of Jenkins/Dobson/Cane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Surname: Caves
Christian Names: Denys
Country: New Zealand
State or Province: Hawkes Bay
City or Town: Wairoa
NZ -Which Island:
  • North Island
Service #: 354663
Service: Army
Branch: Territorials (part time)
Commencement of service: 1959
Completion of service: 1961
Case Notes:

 

UPDATE CAVES - August 2018

Denys Caves and his "mate" cannot accept that he is a medals cheat.

Caves belongs to the Wairoa Branch Royal New Zealand Returned Services Association (RSA). He is a local politician who is a "mate" of the President of the Wairoa RSA. He gains kudos from constituents who see he is a member of the Wairoa RSA and wears a medal on his left breast on ANZAC Day. Here is what the RSA President had to say:

"Name: Selwyn Lilley
Email: selroblil@hotmail.com
Where did you hear about us?: A Friend or colleague
Your message::
I am Selwyn Robert Lilley, President Wairoa Branch RNZRSA; with regard to the MISS REPORTING of Denys Caves, this man has every right to wear his medal as he did. The medal is a commemorative medal and as such can be worn on the right, or on the left, below official medals. Denys's service was short but however he has no official medals, campaign or service, so his wearing of the 150 year NZ Army commemorative medal was/is correct"

It is incongruous that an RSA President would support a person wearing an unofficial commemorative medal on the left breast on ANZAC Day,

Here is what the NZ RSA Headquarters said about the matter on 20 Jul 18.

"Team Administrator
Phone 04 384 7994
Anzac House, 181 Willis Street
PO Box 27248, Marion Square
Wellington 6141, New Zealand
www.rsa.org.nz

Short answer is NO.

The Left Breast is strictly for Medals awarded by the Government. Self purchased non official medals can only be warn on the right breast.

Check out medals.nzdf.mil.nz/

Cheers"

The RSA President Selwyn Robert Lilley served with the NZ Army in Vietnam but appears to be "blind" to a person like Caves who for photographic opportunities flaunts RSA and ANZAC traditions.

There is no place for medals cheats like Caves in an RSA and there is no place in the Veteran Community for RSA Presidents like Selwyn Robert Lilley.

The New Zealand Veteran community must not allow political aspirants or RSA Presidents to destroy protocol and tradition especially for self serving reasons.

 

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UPDATE CAVES  -  20 JULY 18

Denys Caves and his "mate" cannot accept that he is a medals cheat.

Caves belongs to the Wairoa Branch Royal New Zealand Returned Services Association (RSA).  He is a local politician who is a "mate" of the President of the Wairoa RSA.  He gains kudos from constituents who see  he is a member of the Wairoa RSA and wears a medal on his left breast on ANZAC Day.  Here is what the RSA President had to say:

 "Name: Selwyn Lilley

Email: selroblil@hotmail.com
Where did you hear about us?: A Friend or colleague
Your message:

I am Selwyn Robert Lilley, President Wairoa Branch RNZRSA; with regard to the MISS REPORTING of Denys Caves, this man has every right to wear his medal as he did. The medal is a commemorative medal and as such can be worn on the right, or on the left, below official medals. Denys's service was short but however he has no official medals, campaign or service, so his wearing of the 150 year NZ Army commemorative medal was/is correct"

It is incongruous that an RSA President would support a person wearing an unofficial commemorative medal on the left breast on ANZAC Day,

Here is what the NZ RSA Headquarters said about the matter:

"Team Administrator

Phone 04 384 7994

Anzac House, 181 Willis Street

PO Box 27248, Marion Square

Wellington 6141, New Zealand
www.rsa.org.nz

 

Short answer is NO.

The Left Breast is strictly for Medals awarded by the Government.  Self purchased non official medals can only be warn on the right breast

Check out http://medals.nzdf.mil.nz/

 Cheers"

 

The RSA President Selwyn Robert Lilley served with the NZ Army in Vietnam but appears to be "blind" to a person like Caves who for photographic opportunities flaunts RSA and ANZAC traditions.

There is no place for medals cheats like Caves in an RSA and there is no place in the Veteran Community for RSA Presidents like Selwyn Robert Lilley.

The New Zealand Veteran community must not allow political aspirants or RSA Presidents  to destroy protocol and tradition especially for self serving reasons.

 

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Denys Caves JP is a regional politician and well known in his area of New Zealand.  As a high profile person he should know not to do anything that can be adjudged as illegal, or not in keeping with protocols and heritage.

 

Denys Caves

 

Caves wears on his right breast medals of deceased relatives from both WW1 and WW2.   On his left breast contrary to tradition he wears a self purchased tin medal.  It is New Zealand Army 150th Anniversary Medal.   Here it is:

 

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It is this one:

 

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This is not an official medal and therefore must not be worn on the left breast, where it can be mistaken as a Medal for Defence Service.  Caves did serve in the NZ Defence Force but did not complete sufficient service to make him eligible for an award.

For whatever reason Caves wears the 150 Year Anniversary Medal it is a mistake in judgment.   Genuine Veterans do not appreciate those who claim false honour.

It is said that any publicity is good publicity, but we think in this case that is not so.  Denys Caves, welcome to our website.

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