Stolen Valour

Stolen Valour

Surname: Showler
Christian Names: Jeffery
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Woodend
Service #: N/A
Service: N/A
Branch: N/A
Commencement of service: N/A
Completion of service: N/A
Case Notes:


Jeffrey Showler is about 50 years of age. He is a dreamer. At least that is what some of his associates have told us. Showler likes to publicise the fact that he is a highly intelligent former Royal Military College Duntroon Graduate, who has specialist skills as an Encryptologist and a Marksman Sniper to boot. He is a man of many hats., including a highly skilled Intelligence Analyst at the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. (ASIO)

Showler runs a Face Book page where he has identified his unique talents for the world to see. It is a very impressive curriculum vitae (cv), in particular, to those in the outside world.

Showler Face Book page.
• Security Analyst at ASIO
• Infantry at Australian Defence Force
• Former As Per Above at Australian Army
• Former Cryptologist Specialist - Rifleman - Specialist Marksman Sniper - Infantry at Ex - Australian Defence Force "Army"
• Former Forestry Management at Department Conservation and Environment
• Studied Major: Bachelor of Information Technology (I.T. Security) at Deakin University
• Studied Cryptography at Broadmeadows Kangan Institue of TAFE
• Studied Forestry at Bendigo TAFE
• Went to Kyneton Secondary College

Showler joined a Dating Website, where he identified himself as an Infantry Soldier, and who was awarded a Graduate Degree at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. He claims that his interests include “meeting people, flirting and romance”.

We assume that Showler is out to gain favour with members of the opposite sex and not his own. With credentials and romantic interests of that calibre, what lady could resist the temptation of contacting him for the opportunity of appeal and intrigue.

Showler’s claims are inconsistent with reality. He claims that he was a specialist Marksman Sniper. Infantry Snipers usually hold the rank of Private, Rifleman. They are never Royal Military College Duntroon graduates, who on graduation, would be Commissioned to the rank of Lieutenant.

Showler claims military service in the Australian Army in the following periods –

Australian Defence Force

Infantry • 1989 to present
• Ex - Australian Defence Force "Army"
Cryptologist Specialist - Rifleman - Specialist Marksman Sniper - Infantry • October 1986 to January 2006
Service History (1986-89) - (1993-97) - (2004-06)
• Ex - Australian Defence Force "Army"
Cryptologist Specialist - Rifleman - Specialist Marksman Sniper - Infantry • October 1986 to January 2006

As well, he also discloses his Duntroon graduate and Infantry claims on his Dating Site Friends-4-Life entry.
Also amongst his skills, Showler states the following -;

Professional Skills
Army snipers • Australian Army • Australian Department of Defence • Australian Infantry Regiment

Not having any idea of Military terms or protocol, Showler states “Army snipers” as a Professional skill. That is a ridiculous comment made by someone who has obviously never experienced Army life. He also claims Australian Infantry Regiment. If he was genuine, he would state, “Infantry, Royal Australian Regiment.” , or RAR.

Showler claims Australian Army service until 2006. Another problem for him though, is that the Australian Defence Force has never heard of him.

ANZMI also contacted ASIO regarding Showler. A spokesperson for that organisation stated that he could not confirm or deny that Showler was an Intelligence Analyst working at ASIO.

He did comment however, that a person employed by that organisation, in particular as an Intelligence Analyst, would not publicise those personal details on public social media.

To ANZMI, that makes sense. He could certainly draw the attention from all the nut cases out there who have an axe to grind with our top Intelligence Organisation.

Showler likes to dress up in Army Cams (camouflage uniform) and pose for the camera.

We tried to contact Showler and ask him some details about his alleged remarkable military career and his undercover ASIO activities. He was not too keen to respond to ANZMI’s inquiries. Probably because it is all hush hush, and he can only talk about it to impress gullible ladies seeking flirtation and romance on the Dating Site.

Welcome to the real world, Jeffrey Showler.

Surname: Camper
Christian Names: Kevin Patrick
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Mollymook Beach
Service #: Nil
Service: Nil
Branch: Nil
Case Notes:


Kevin Patrick Camper has been walking the walk and talking the talk about his former Royal Australian Navy Reserve (RANR) service for the past thirty years. He currently resides in Mollymook Beach on the south coast of NSW and is a member of the Milton Rural Fire Service.

Over the years, Camper has made claims to colleagues that in the 1970s, he attended HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay, for Officer Training RANR. He states that In just six weeks, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the RANR, allotted to the RAN Marine Engineering Branch as a Mechanical Draftsman, progressing to Commander and Captain, before discharging in the 1990s. He has claimed service as a RANR Commissioned Officer on HMAS Advance, a Royal Australian Navy Attack Class patrol boat, assigned for training to the RANR, Sydney Port Division, in February, 1982. He also claims service on Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) vessels during his service as well as sea time on HMAS Perth.





In the above photographs, Camper is wearing a black beret with two hat badges. We are unaware of the significance of the black beret, other than it being a showpiece to attract attention.

Hat badges -;

1. Royal Australian Naval Reserve badge. Not entitled.
2. Naval Association of Australia (NAA) members badge.


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In the above photograph, Camper wears another NAA members badge on his left side lapel. Under his name tag, he wears a Royal Australian Navy "Lieutenants collar badge." He is not entitled to wear this badge.

On his left breast pocket, he wears the below displayed RAN Commissioned Officer’s metal badge. He has no entitlement to wear this accoutrement.


He does not wear the Australian Defence Medal. (ADM) on his left breast, which would signify at least four years in the Australian Defence Force, including the RANR. If he was a genuine RANR Commissioned Officer, he would be wearing this medal.



On the right hand side of his jacket, he correctly wears World War 2 ribbons that were possibly awarded to a relative.

His badges, beret, and relative’s ribbons, would indicate to general members of the Anzac Day viewing public, that he was a genuine former member of the Australian Defence Force. Sadly, he is not.

Members of the local veteran community have concerns regarding the Defence Force claims of Camper.

National Archives of Australia indicated that there is no record of a Kevin Patrick Camper ever serving in the Royal Australian Navy as a full time member, a Naval National Serviceman or the Royal Australian Navy Reserves.

ANZMI ascertained that Camper was a member of Training Ship (TS) Sirius, Australian Sea Cadet Corps in the 1970s. In 1973 it became the Australian Naval Cadets. Camper was the Executive Officer, Lieutenant, of Sirius in the 1980s. His Cadet Officer rank has no standing in the Australian Defence Force or in Veterans Associations recognition, and protocols dictate that he should not be claiming that it does.

TS Sirius was a Cadet Unit at Oatley in Sydney before moving premises to Arncliffe, and then to Rockdale. It caters for young boys and girls in their early teens, who may desire a Naval career when they are older.

ANZMI contacted the current Administrator of the TS Sirius Facebook site, to ascertain a contact number for Kevin Patrick Camper, to invite Camper to respond to the allegations. The Administrator failed to assist and abused ANZMI for trying to contact one of their former members and threatened police action. Those threats do not concern ANZMI as we take care in only revealing the truth. We take his ridiculous response as a closure of ranks and a cover up.

Camper was eligible to join the Naval Association of Australia due to his apparent Sea Cadet service at T.S Sirius..

He has embellished his modest Sea Cadet service and promoted himself to a former Captain in the Royal Australian Navy Reserves.

For that promotion, he has earned the right to appear on this site.

Surname: Ogden
Christian Names: Simon J.
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Melbourne
Service #: 141552
Service: Royal Australian Navy
Case Notes:


Simon Ogden served on board HMAS Sydney during the 1990 - 1991 Gulf War action, he was one of the 1581 Australian Navy personnel to serve in that theatre of conflict.

Ogden is wearing a Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB), a Meritorious Unit Citation (MUC) and five medals. The RASB and the MUC are legitimate but he should be wearing only four medals. Here is a close up of his medal rack.

Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB

Meritorious Unit Citation (MUC)

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)
Australian Service Medal (ASM)
Australian Defence Medal (ADM)
Liberation of Kuwait Medal (LKM)
Kuwait Liberation Medal Not entitled

The last medal is not authorised to be worn and must not be mixed with genuine medals.

Here are details of the offending medal.

The non approved medal is often seen being worn by former Australian RAN personnel. It degrades protocol and tradition to wear it attached to genuine issued medals.

For his lapse in judgement we welcome Gulf War Veteran Simon J Ogden to our website.

Surname: Beeson
Christian Names: Philip Thor
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Barmah
Service #: 3814098
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry Corps
Commencement of service: 17 July 2001
Completion of service: 30 April 2006
Case Notes:


Philip Thor Beeson attended an ANZAC Day ceremony at the small town of Barmah on the New South Wales side of the Murray River. Unfortunately for Beeson, in every corner of Australia there are people interested in the integrity, tradition and protocols for Returned Defence Veterans,

Beeson was rigged out as a Returned Veteran complete with medals, a Commando green beret with a Commando (Cdo) badge.

The medals he wore were:

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) Not entitled
Afghanistan Medal Not entitled
Australian Defence Medal (ADM)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal with Clasp (ISAF) Not entitled

Beeson served as a Reservist Soldier (part time) from July 2001 until April 2006. He held the rank of private soldier in 2 Cdo Company, which was part of 1 Cdo Regiment,. This service entitles him to wear the green beret, Cdo badge and perhaps the Australian Defence Medal.

He was never deployed to Afghanistan, or to any other operational areas .

During his service from 2001 to 2006, his Army Reserve Unit did not deploy to Afghanistan. Here is the official history of his Unit's first deployment to Afghanistan in 2008

As well as serving part time for Her Majesty in the Australian Defence Force it is also known that he has served full time at Her Majesty's pleasure in less salubrious surroundings.

Beeson blames the mental stress of his defence service in Afghanistan for his incarceration, which in his case is entirely a false excuse for committing criminal acts.

Beeson has committed offences against the Defence Act 1903 for:

Falsely representing to be a returned soldier.
Improper use of service medals,.

Each of these offences carry a maximum penalty of a fine for $3,300 or six months imprisonment or both.

Beeson should disregard his pretense of being a mentally scarred returned veteran or he could once again be a guest in one of Her Majesties establishments.

Falsely blaming military service for committing criminal acts can lead to further prosecutions for perverting the course of justice.

Beeson is not welcome in the Defence veteran community but is very welcome to this website

Surname: Macura
Christian Names: David Branko Pierre
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Sydney
Service #: 259?10
Service: Army (Claimed)
Branch: Signals & Aviation
Case Notes:


David Branko Pierre Macura is a liar who advertises his false Army service to assist with selling vintage military vehicles. He is currently spruiking that he has for sale, a 1962 United States of America (USA) Army Jeep that belonged to USA General William Westmoreland, that was shipped back to Australia on a Military Ship.

Macura tells how very disappointed he is that the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) will not accept his claim for illness caused by spraying Agent Orange in Vietnam in 1971 - 1972. Whether he has a genuine illness, we don't know, however we do know that he never sprayed a drop of Agent Orange in Vietnam and did not serve with the Australian Defence Force in Vietnam.

He is not listed in any Defence records as serving in Australia or anywhere overseas. He explains, his missing records by claiming it was secret operations with USA 173rd Airborne Brigade.

As part of his sales pitch he displays memorabilia from his "Vietnam service" on the Jeep bonnet. Here is a photograph of him in uniform as a Vietnam veteran.

His trousers are not Australian issue and his hat badge is of foreign origin. At the bottom of the photograph a note detailing his service is written and certified correct:

Below is another photograph with details shown at the bottom:

Macura also shows evidence of his service by attaching a small webbing pouch to his Jeep. It describes him as a Sig (short of Signalman) with a regimental number of 259410.

Macura may fool civilians, but any Vietnam Veteran will recognize his lies at a glimpse of his photographs, and the ridiculous stories that emanate from his gob.

We assume that Macura was seeking a bit of kudos for his secret Vietnam operations, however, instead, he has achieved derision for being a fool.

When contacted by a researcher Macura detailed his "agent orange spraying" in Vietnam, and when told he was a fraud and a liar he sprayed the researcher with an earful of invective that would embarrass an Infantry Sergeant.

And by the way for those who may be interested here is "General Westmoreland's Jeep" with provenance as phony as Macura

We welcome Macura to our website and trust that for his lies about Vietnam service, this entry will stop him spraying lies that are offensive to returned veterans.

Surname: Whitney
Christian Names: Trevor Mark
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Condobolin
Service #: 2251736
Service: Army Reserve
Branch: Royal Australian Artillery
Commencement of service: 7 April 1981
Completion of service: 14 October 1981
Case Notes:


Trevor Whitney served as a part time Army Reservist for six months. Because it was part time service his actual time wearing a uniform would be measured in a few weekends rather than months.

Here is an extract from Whitney's Certificate of Service.

To indulge his own ego he purchased and wore two medals that he had not earned. Here is what he said about the medals:

"when the medal entitlement came out i did apply for them, but was told that my service fell short of the time allocated. i was disjointed and fort (sic) hard for them, no success, they did how ever tell me i could wear the two replicas on conditions,

1- that i always informed the correct people what they were and that i remove them at any time if some one would be up set by me wearing them.

i always inform the marshals on Anzac days and even if they asked me to remove them i would. i have always followed, the conditions, i will never disrespect the wearing of medals due to my grandfathers and farther (sic"

The medals are:

The Australian Defence Medal (ADM)

Six months part time service is insufficient time to qualify for this medal

The Anniversary of National Service Medal

As Whitney was born in 23 April 1961 he would have been eleven years old in 1972 when the medal ceased to be issued.

Part of his commemorative regalia includes a National Servicemen's Association Blazer complete with pocket motif.

Whitney could not possibly fill the criterion for membership to the National Servicemen's Association.

It should be noted that when these issues were brought to his attention, Whitney was very honest and cooperative.

Although the medals do not represent operational service, Whitney has worn two medals he did not earn, it is dishonest ego boosting behaviour for him to wear them. Being mentioned in despatches on this web site is ego deflating and will offset the kudos he got from wearing false medals.

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