Stolen Valour

Stolen Valour

Surname: Pool
Christian Names: Peter James
Country: Australia
State or Province: New south Wales
City or Town: Bundeena
Service #: 2244138
Service: (ARes) Australian Army Reserve
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: 23 July 1966
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

Peter James Pool Update May, 2019.

Peter James Pool continues to snub his nose at the Australian Veteran Community. Although he has now removed the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, he refuses to remove the Anniversary of National Service Medal from his rack of medals, that he is not entitled to wear.

 




Pool now wears another medal on his rack. Depicted below.



This medal is an Australian Commando Association commemorative medal that should not be worn with genuine Australian Military medals worn on the left. It should be worn on the right side, in accordance with Australian Governor General’s medal wearing protocols.

Pool is a grandstander and a medal cheat.

He is entitled to wear the first three medals on his rack. That is all. He should be proud to wear those and not embellish his service by adding purchased commemorative medals or un-awarded Australian Military medals.

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Peter James POOL Update. – June 2018.

Following our recent exposure of Peter James Pool, he resigned his membership of the NSW RSL State Branch and the Bundeena RSL Sub Branch, Sydney, on the 19 February, 2018. He admitted that he was not entitled to wear the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Pool was the Senior Vice President of the Bundeena RSL Sub Branch and was next in line for the position of President of that Branch. A position he was keen to be appointed.


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Pool states in his letter of resignation to NSW RSL State Branch that -;

"Following recent publications on my non entitlement to wear the Sth Vietnam/Republic medal and ribbon, I accept that this should not have been worn due (to) requirements of days (just falling short) and apologise for the oversight when all medals were mounted".

Pool just does not get it. He continues to lie even when he is caught out. Pool has been accredited with 44 days active service in Vietnam waters. He knows that. The requirement for the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) is 181 days. It always has been. Pool knows that as well. Pool is 137 days short of qualifying for this medal.

He also claims "it was an oversight when all the medals were mounted". Pool would have been very aware of the requirements for his entitlement to the RVCM. He was never awarded it. He purchased it on e bay or at a Medal Dealers shop and had it court mounted. That was no "oversight".

Pool is a false pretender and a medal cheat.

Pool puts himself out there in his LInkedin profile as -;

Peter James POOL.
-CAPTAIN AND CHIEF MARINE ENG.-
ASDE ,/ PJP COMMERCIAL MARINE.


Peter Pool



He lacks credibility and he has no place in the veteran community. Welcome to the website, Peter James Pool.

 

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CASE NOTES

Peter James Pool was born on the 15 December, 1947. He enlisted in 1 Commando Company in the part time Australian Army Reserves (Ares) on the 23 July, 1966. Records indicate that he was with 1 Commando Company until 23 December, 1968. He later transferred over to full time Reserves, Australia Regular Army. (ARA)

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As a Private soldier, Peter James Pool was subsequently posted to the Australian Army ship, the “John Monash”. The John Monash was a 1400 ton Cargo ship. Photograph below -;

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Service history

John Monash was built for the Associated Steamships Co. and was completed in 1955. She was purchased by the Australian Army in 1965 to provide a means of transporting cargo which was unsuitable for the Army's four Landing Ship Medium and was assigned to the 32nd Small Ship Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers. She was also used as a training ship and to supply Army units deployed in South Vietnam. In the later role she completed eleven voyages to South Vietnam between 1965 and 1972.The ship was sold in 1975 to a foreign company
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Source Wikepedia.

Between the 25 October, 1969 and the 7 December, 1969, John Monash sailed from Australia to South Vietnam with vital cargo for the Australian war effort. According to the Vietnam Nominal Roll, Peter Pool was a member of the crew. The ship returned to Australia on the 7 December, 1969, 44 days later..

In the recent photograph above, Peter James Pool is wearing the following medals.
1. Australian Active Service medal. Entitled.
2. Vietnam Medal. (28 days or more Vietnam waters) Entitled.
3. Australian Defence Medal. Entitled.
4. Anniversary of National Service Medal. Purchased. Not entitled.
5. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. RVCM (181 days in Vietnam) Purchased. Not entitled.


Usually, the ship on arrival in South Vietnam, unloaded stores within a day or two, and then returned directly to Australia. It was called the “Shuttle Run” by those associated with her.

Operational service for all crew members on these voyages is calculated from the time the ship departed the last Australian port, until it returned to the next Australian port.

In the case of Peter Pool, 44 days.

Below is a copy of his Vietnam War Service from the Vietnam Nominal Roll -;

Vietnam War Service

Veteran Details

Name POOL, Peter James
Service Australian Army
Service Number 2244138
Date of Birth 15 Dec 1947
Place of Birth SYDNEY NSW AUSTRALIA
Rank Private
National Service No
Corps Royal Australian Infantry Corps
Honours None for display
________________________________________
Unit History
Unit Name Start Date End Date
32 Small Ship Squadron (AS 3051 John Monash) 25 Oct 1969 07 Dec 1969 44 DAYS


Peter Pool is not entitled to wear the following medals. He has not been officially awarded them. He has purchased them, paid to have them court mounted, and added them to his genuine 3 medals illegally.

1. Anniversary of National Service Medal.

 

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The Anniversary of National Service 1951–1972 Medal is a commemorative medal awarded to Australians for their service in post-war national service schemes. Wikipedia.

Pool was not an Australian National Serviceman.

2. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

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The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal was awarded to Australian military personnel for service in South Vietnam during the period 31 July 1962 to 28 March 1973. The requirements for the award are: at least 181 days service, either continuous or aggregated, unless killed on active service (KIA); or wounded in action (includes psychological injury) and evacuated (medically evacuated other than being wounded does not meet requirement for medal); or captured and later released or escaped. Wikipedia.

Pool did not service in the qualifying area for the required 181 days.

ANZMI sent Peter Pool an email to his current email address, and invited him to respond to the fact that he wears the two un-awarded military medals.

He failed to respond.

Peter James Pool is a Medal cheat and an imposter. He has no right to wear them.

Pool is a Director and owner of Australian Specialised Defence Equipment (ASDE), Sydney. This Company has provided equipment, under contract, to the Australian Defence Force. Pool should have more sense than to wear medals that he has not earned.  

He should remove the un-awarded medals immediately, and apologise to the President, Committee, and all his fellow members at the Bundeena RSL Sub Branch in Sydney, for his lack of respect for the Australian Honours System and Defence Force protocols.

 

 

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

 

Matthew James SARDON - UPDATE JULY 2019


Matthew James Sardon is a recidivist liar and wannabe who has moved from Western Australia to now reside Edithvale, Melbourne Victoria.

Sardon still has the guile of a snake and the morals of an ally cat, he strikes wherever he can find a vulnerable target. He then extols his disgraceful lies about his less than auspicious military service as described in our original exposure.

A soldier's record is now referred to as his PMKeys file. Each soldier is allocated a unique PMKeys number that identifies him throughout his career. Sardon has created a false PMKeys military document falsely and unscrupulously reflecting exceptional accomplishments as an elite Special Air Services Regiment (SASR) Corporal.

Here are excerpts from the fake document:

 

 

 

 



Once again we offer a warning, that although Sardon is debonair, handsome and claims to be a war damaged veteran, he is nothing like that. In reality he is a failed soldier, a wannabe, valour thief and medals cheat, whose intentions are dishonest and immoral.

As long as Sardon spreads is vile false persona, we will record his movements and his actions.

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

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

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

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

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



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

Above his medals he is wearing the -;

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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

Surname: Storer
Christian Names: Bernard James
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Unknown
Service: Army
Branch: Provost
Commencement of service: 1966
Completion of service: 1968
Case Notes:

 

BERNARD JAMES STORER UPDATE APRIL, 2019.

On each occasion, we view a photograph of Bernard Storer, former Australian Army Military Police Corporal, 1966 – 1968, he is wearing an additional medal.

In this photograph, he also poses before a United States Army Poster, portraying the image that he is either a former U.S. Army Serviceman or an Australian who served in the U.S. Army. We are not sure why he thinks that is necessary.

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Storer continues to wear the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm that he purchased on ebay or a Medal Dealer and presented it to himself. He also now wears the Victoria Police Service medal for ethical and diligent behaviour. This is the last medal on his current rack. The medal and riband are shown below.


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This is a State issued internal Victoria Police Medal. Commonwealth Governor General’s protocols dictate that State medals should be worn on the right hand side and not added to or mixed with Federal issued medals worn on the left. Storer would be well aware of these protocols, but has added the State medal to embellish his rack.

Storer now rightly wears the National Medal for 15 years service in the Victoria Police Force. He is also entitled to one clasp for a further 10 years service. However, he has taken the liberty of awarding himself an extra second clasp, which indicates at least a 35 year career in that office.

Its an Honour, Canberra, indicates that Storer was issued the National Medal in May, 1987 and one clasp in September, 1990, the year he left the Police Force.

Further updates on Storer will be published periodically on ANZMI, as his medal rack continues to grow.

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3785919 Bernard James Storer was conscripted into the Australian Army in 1966.  Following completion of his Recruit Training, he was posted to Southern Command, Royal Australian Army Provost Corps, Melbourne.  He then completed his Corps Training and was promoted to the rank of Corporal.

On the 21 June, 1967, Storer was posted to 1 Divisional Provost Company, Vietnam.  For the following 9 months he served at Vung Tau, Nui Dat and Saigon as a Military Police Non Commissioned Officer.

His duties consisted of normal Military Police duties in those three locations and his service would not be regarded as out of the ordinary or exceptional.
Storer returned to Australia in March 1968 and returned to his former employment.

In the above photograph taken recently, Storer is wearing the following medals -:

1.      Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75  clasp Vietnam              Entitled

2.      Australian Vietnam Medal                                                          Entitled

3.      Australian Defence Medal                                                          Entitled

4.      National Service Medal                                                              Entitled

5.      Gallantry Cross with Palm (Republic of Vietnam Medal)                Not Entitled

6.      Vietnam Campaign Medal                                                          Entitled.

There seems to be a growing propensity of former Vietnam Veterans to wear this Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm.  If it has not been awarded officially by the former Republic of Vietnam Government and it is not recorded on your service records, you are not entitled to wear it.  It is as simple as that. 

The Medal can be purchased on the Internet for about $20.00 and this is what Storer and all the other medal cheats have done to improve their rack.


If you wear medals that you are not entitled to wear, then you can expect to be photographed and placed on the ANZMI site.  Our operatives are dispersed throughout Australia and New Zealand and the veteran community are sickened by the amount of genuine veterans adding non earned medals to their genuine rack for no other reason than to inflate their own ego and glorify their service.

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

Surname: Goss
Christian Names: Roger David
Country: Australia
State or Province: Unknown
City or Town: Unknown
Service: Nil
Case Notes:

Roger David Goss  aka “Rod” Goss

Roger “Rod” David Goss is an Australian who has resided in the Otaki region of New Zealand (NZ) for the past ten years. Since arriving in NZ he has created the false persona of a pain racked wounded Vietnam Veteran.

 He uses his fictitious “Vietnam wounding” to elevate himself to local hero status and has published details of his “Vietnam wounding” and his ongoing chronic pain in two health brochures, in addition, he has set up a web site to help others who suffer chronic pain  He also blames his tobacco addiction to his “Army” service.

 

We have included extracts from the two Health brochures where Goss purports to have been an Australian soldier who was shot and wounded in Vietnam. Here is the first pamphlet:

In the Quite smoking brochure Goss went on the say

"The challenge of quitting was compounded by the chronic and serious pain Rod’s suffered since being shot when the bullet nicked his colon. He had believed smoking helped the pain but research has convinced him smoking interferes with the pain relief and that everything he believed about smoking was “brainwashing.”

If a bullet nicked Goss’s Colon it meant that he was “gut shot” The Colon is the large bowel, see the diagram below:

 

Officers handing cigarettes to wounded soldiers is only something that you may see in a John Wayne movie, it did not happen in Vietnam.  Furthermore Australian soldiers were not given two packets of "Marlborough" cigarettes a day as described by Goss.  Goss must have been a bit of a hero because he reckons “The Yanks gave me cigarettes for keeping them out of trouble”.  Simply put Goss is a liar.

Goss does not appear on either of the two Australian Department of Veterans Affairs Vietnam Nominal Rolls.  We also checked the New Zealand Veterans Affairs Nominal Roll and he does not get a mention.  Goss’s “gut shot” wounding would have been a high profile event, details would not be missing from the very accurate and comprehensive Web site “The Casualty List” that lists all Australian and New Zealand Casualties from the Vietnam war.  He is not listed.   

We have been officially notified that National Archives are unable to locate an Army Service Record for Roger David Goss.

Service record inquiry -  [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Dear Ms xxxxxxx

CARO could not identify a service record for Goss, Roger David.

xxxxxx

Reference & Information Services
National Archives of Australia, Melbourne
PO Box 8005 Burwood Heights Vic 3151

We are also reliably advised by people who knew Goss at the time of the Vietnam War that he never served in the Australian Defence Force.

The second health pamphlet is about pain management and Goss again claimed to have been wounded in Vietnam and as a result suffers residual pain. See an extract below.

 

 

 Goss has created a false military history, then used the false military history as a “lynch pin” to be a minor celebrity in his community.  He even set up his own web site as a consultant on Chronic Pain management. Of course, the cause of his chronic pain was being “gut shot” in Vietnam.   Details from the web site are shown below and it can be found at:   http://www.finda.co.nz/business/listing/1c21/chronic-pain-support-foundation/

Chronic Pain Support Foundation

6/34 Kirk Street

We provide support for ALL pain sufferers. On line Newsletter. Meetings. Assessments. News about new treatments. ACC Advocacy. Why suffer pain alone? Contact Rod today, for full, no obligation details. We are endorsed by Mid Central Health Pain Unit, and have access to information even your Doctor may not know. WE WILL ALSO SUPPORT YOUR LOVED ONES with friendly advice, contacts, and regular Newsletters. We have meetings, fun days, and help you make new friends who genuinely share your pain issues. WHY BE ALONE - WE ARE HERE FOR YOU. All information is strictly confidential. You have nothing to lose but your pain. Membership is just $5.00 per year. Check our our Web Site at http://cpsf.iws.co.nz/ REMEMBER WE SUFFER CHRONIC PAIN TOO, SO WE KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH. WE CAN HELP. TRY US! I PROMISE WE WON'T LET YOU DOWN.
National Coordinator - Rod Goss. B.SIA. Dip.N (Psych)

Business Hours

Open 24 hours a day                    

Parking   provided

Payment Options

Cash

Personal Cheque

Business Cheque

Online Payments

Brands

Our Own

 

5 - 49 Employees

Products/Services

Regular Newsletter

Medical Information

Assessment Service

ACC Advocacy

Meetings

Drug Information

New Contacts

Pain Relief

Notice how Goss uses the qualifications of B.SIA and Dip N (Psych). Whether they are as "genuine" as his military service we don’t know?

The good citizens from Otaki in New Zealand should now be aware that Goss has never served in any Army in Vietnam, and therefore was never wounded in Vietnam.

Goss may suffer from pain and have been a tobacco addict but it had nothing to do with war service and it is obvious that whilst he may or may not  be  a chronic pain sufferer he is definitely a chronic fraud, liar and wannabe.

Goss has enjoyed his New Zealand fantasy for ten years.  The general public and Australian and New Zealand Veterans will now see Goss in a different light knowing that he is a con man.

Roger David Goss is hereby presented on our web site so that his posterity will know his true military history, which is an empty book.

 

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: Francis
Christian Names: Michael James
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Emerald
Service: Army (Claimed)
Branch: Infantry and Armoured Corps
Commencement of service: Claims 1998
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

Michael James Francis claims to be a Returned Veteran, and wears numerous medals and accoutrements to prove it. In fact Francis is the epitome of a cheat, Liar, fraud and wannabe



Notice that Francis wears:

An Armoured Corps beret and hat badge
An Infantry Combat Badge. (ICB)
A red sash worn by Infantry Sergeants on ceremonial occasions

Nine medals including a:

Commendation for Gallantry (CG)
Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)
The remaining seven medals are difficult to discern, but appear to include service in Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq.

The CG is a very prestigious award and only a very disreputable person would wear it without having earned it.



Francis says that all of the medals he wears are replicas, because his genuine medals are ensconced in a family safe.

Francis was contacted and requested to provided proof of his service. He produced no documentary evidence but provided a slick commentary. Here is what he said.

"Michael Francis
Wed, May 29, 12:07 PM (6 days ago) to me

"Hi xxxx

I Enlisted December 1998 after completing basic training I completed further training at the school of infantry in Singleton. I was then posted to 5th Battalion for 3 years. After my time there I served 2 years with the 6th Battalion based at Enoggera and a vacancy came up to transfer to armoured Corp this was were (sic) I always wanted to serve. So I went down to the school of Armour in Puckapunyal. After I completed my training I was posted to the 2/14 LHR. For three years. After my three years. I got the lucky card and got a overseas posting in America on a exchange program. Great learning experience. When I returned to Australia I took a posting with 2Cav. I then returned to puckapunal as a instructor at the school of Armour. After my time there transferred to reserves 51 FNQR 42 Battalion so I could start my adult apprenticeship as a Truck Mechanic and still serve".


We have been unable to substantiate any of the service he has described above. He also sent the names and telephone numbers of three referees. Two of them know Francis but know nothing of his service. The third does not answer his phone. Francis was asked to provide a Statutory Declaration detailing his service, instead he sent us a photograph of a $25 self purchased Children's Deployment medal that he said belonged to his daughter. He included this paragraph in an explanation "My daughter sent me some photos of her medal thought you might like to see it it’s given to the children when there parents are deployed have a great weekend talk soon Mick"



Francis has been given every opportunity to prove his service. In addition we have taken due diligence in checking his stated service and have no doubt that he is a fraud who took a chance of being seen as a hero in a small Queensland country town on ANZAC Day 2019.

In every corner of Australia there are now people who deplore those who steal the honour of our Defence service people.

The false kudos from being a fake hero will be well surpassed by the dishonour of being exposed to the world as a cheat, liar and wannabe.

Welcome Michael James Francis to your self inflicted and dishonourable time on this website.

Surname: Schafer
Christian Names: Robert Neville
Country: Australia
State or Province: Unknown
City or Town: Unknown
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Case Notes:

 

Robert Neville Schafer - Phantom of the Jungle??

Robert Schafer served as a Driver with an Infantry Battalion in Vietnam from 28th  Dec 1967 to 6th Aug 1968.

He enlisted as a National Serviceman on the 29 Sep 1965 and was discharged 29 Sep 1968. He obviously committed himself to an extra year to serve in Vietnam, which is very commendable.  It is unfortunate that Schafer has foolishly navigated himself onto the Wannabe reef.

 

 

Schafer is another, who claims to have been a Phantom of the Jungle having served with the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) in Vietnam, but of course cannot speak about it because of the Official secrets Act.  Like all wannabes though, it is no good being a hero if you cannot talk about it, so bit by bit he dropped little pieces of his SASR service to both individuals and to groups.

At hospital group meetings he has blamed his SASR Vietnam Service for his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He has said he was involved in ambushes deep in the jungle away from the Australian Base and was part of a group assigned to kill Viet Cong leaders around Hanoi. Schafer also claims to have been Wounded in Action in Vietnam.

Here are the two cards that make up Schafer’s record of service, they show that his service was routine and as follows:

29 Sep 1965  Enlisted  -  Recruit Training

8   Dec 1965  Posted to 3rd Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment (3 RAR) as a Rifleman

28 Jun  1966  Changed employment to Driver still at 3 RAR.

29 Sep 1967  Re-engaged for a further twelve months.

27 Dec 1967  Departed Adelaide

28 Dec 1967 Arrived Vietnam serving with 3RAR

6  Aug  1968 Departed Vietnam

29 Sep 1968 Discharged from the Army.

Below is an extract from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Nominal Roll showing that during his whole service in Vietnam Schafer was a Private soldier with 3 RAR. We are reliably advised that he served with Administration Company in the role of Driver Employment Code Number (ECN) 302

 

 

Claims of service with elite units is in epidemic proportions Army SASR and Tunnel Rat, Engineer Units are popular as well as Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers. We have never had a Wannabe who was a Clerk or a Cook or one of the hundreds of other mundane, but essential jobs that support front line troops. They all want to be heroes.

We have cases stacked up waiting to be processed, and we warn Wannabes that they could be next into the breech and about to be named and shamed on our web site. If you have been claiming false service, we suggest you contact those you have been fooling, apologise and hope we don’t know about you.

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.

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