Stolen Valour

Stolen Valour

Surname: Bass
Christian Names: Andrew
Country: USA
State or Province: Texas
City or Town: Dallas/Fort Worth
Service #: Nil
Service: NIL
Branch: NIL
Commencement of service: NIL
Completion of service: NIL
Case Notes:

 

 

UPDATE -  Andrew BASS aka Major Sir Andrew BASS

Ex patriot Australian fraudster, Andrew Bass, is still deep in the heart of Texas and still cringe worthy.  Since he was originally exposed by ANZMI in 2014, Bass continues to tell people of his service as a Major in the Australian elite  Special Air Services Regiment (SASR).  Here is a recent photograph:

 

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In this photograph Bass is wearing an SASR Badge on an Australian Slouch Hat.  He knows nothing about Slouch hats because he has the chin strap buckle in the wrong place.  He also wears "Dog Tags" in a cavalier fashion around his neck  and we are reliably told he wears the rank of an Australian Major, on his epaulettes slides.

He says he "is an Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran, was decorated  for valour and has made 1000 parachute jumps".

Bass has taken no heed of our original exposure and continues his despicable lies.  He seems to have a delusional addiction to be a war hero.  Unfortunately that honour is hard won and people of his intelligence and stature would never make the grade.

As long as Bass continues to offend Veteran Communities of the USA, Australia and New Zealand we will continue to report his activities

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CASE NOTES 

Major Sir Andrew Bass is an ex patriot Australian who resides in the Lone Star State of Texas, in the United States of America.

His use of the rank Major, is as fictitious as his Knighthood, although he publicly advertises both on social media. He is often seen at functions wearing Australian Military uniforms. Here is an example:


Notice how "Daggy" he looks in the uniform. It is hardly the way an ex Australian Major would want to present an Australian uniform.

Here is where Bass makes his claims in writing:

The above can be found on this web site:

army.togetherweserved.com/army/servlet/t...ype=Person&ID=113243.

TXARNG is an acronym for Texas Army National Guard, where it appears Bass served as a Private Soldier during 2003 and 2005. He clearly states that he was a Major in the Australian Army.

A thorough search of Australian National Archives failed to find any information about a person named Andrew Bass as ever serving in the Australian Defence Force.

Bass also insults the people of Texas by using the Title "Sir Andrew" inferring that he has been dubbed as a Knight of the Realm of the British Empire. This act makes Australians cringe at his audacity. When we asked Bass about his Knighthood he answered as follows;

"From: Andrew Bass
ANZMI

I hold the title of Sir Andrew because I hold the rank of Knight's Bachelor with the order of Saint John the Hospitaller, Knight of Malta (USA Division). I was invited to join the Order in 2004."


The Knights of Saint John the Hospitaller, Knight of Malta (USA Division) have no authority to dub any person with a Knighthood except perhaps in the confines of their "Club" when they are playing dress ups. Publicly using the title of "Sir" as a result of such a "Knighthood" is the epitome of audacious and dishonest representation.

Despite requesting information from him about his Australian Army Service as a commissioned officer on three occasions, Bass failed to respond. The reason for this is that he was never a Major in the Australian Army, and we doubt that he has had any service at all in Australia,

We direct Bass to stop insulting Australian and New Zealand Veterans by pretending to be something he is not. We are pleased to note that people from Texas were easily able to detect and report his deceit.

We are pleased to advise that Major Sir Andrew Bass has left the building, and now we welcome plain old Private Mr Andrew Bass, formerly of the TXARNG to our web site

Surname: Joyce
Christian Names: Michael John
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Redcliffe
Service #: A118447
Service: Royal Austtralian Air Force
Branch: Catering
Case Notes:

 

Michael John Joyce served with RAAF Number 1 Operational Support Unit in Vung Tau Vietnam for 91 days from 16 April 1970 until 15 July 1970 as a Cook. Here is a photograph of Joyce:


Michael Joyce




Notice that Joyce is wearing four medals these are:

Australian Active Service Medal
Vietnam Medal
Australian Defence Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) - NOT ENTITLED

Joyce has made the mistake of being a cheat involved with the media and had his photograph published in a newspaper. As a result of his need for media fame it has been established that Joyce is not entitled to wear the RVCM because he did not meet the criteria of 181 days service in Vietnam and was not evacuated to Australia as a Battle Casualty. He served for 91 days only.


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Here is the offending medal



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Here is the official criterion for being awarded the medal.


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Here is what Joyce said about the matter:

Dear xxx,
Yes i did not spend the required time in Vietnam And as you know there has at times been eligibility question I was Medivaced home. And subsequently was awarded The medal in question, this would be shown in the appropriate Records that are available to the public. I have previously Discussed this with fellow veterans, and the consensus was That if it was officially awarded then that would be that.

Yours Truly
Mick Joyce.

Wearing the medal on the basis of a consensus of fellow veterans was insufficient authority to attach the medal to his rack.

Like Joyce, most of those caught wearing this medal say "It was issued to them" In most cases that is baloney and it has been purchased by the wearer. Joyce wears four medals, he is entitled to three.

Returned Veterans will not tolerate those who cheat with medals. Being a returned veteran is a status hard won and the awards they receive are sacrosanct.

Herbert Alec Mason, President of a Victorian RSL Sub Branch, was another non battle casualty from Vietnam, who falsely claimed that he was issued with the VCM.

www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/medal-cheats/638-mason 

We thank the genuine veterans and the many others throughout Australia, who through their diligence and observation are striving to preserve our medals protocols and heritage.

Joyce is welcomed to the website for being a medal cheat.

 

Surname: Paynting
Christian Names: Barry
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Gulgong
Service: Citizens Military Forces (CMF) Army
Branch: Catering Corps
Case Notes:

 

Barry Paynting purports to be a chaste man, having served with the Salvation Army for many years. He was also a chased man because he decided to falsely claim to be a Returned Veteran with six months or more service in the former Republic of South Vietnam.


Barry Paynting



Paynting is wearing:

Australian Active Service Medal
Vietnam Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Australian Defence Medal

All of the above are false. It would have taken planning and expenditure to purchase, mount, and wear the fake medals, therefore it was not "a spur of the moment" event.

Paynting wore the Vietnam medals on ANZAC Day 2018 at the Gulgong Returned and Services League Club (RSL). Although Paynting is a Director of the Gulgong RSL Memorial Club, he is not a member of the Gulgong RSL Sub Branch. One would think that in a small town like Gulgong, Paynting, as a Director of the memorial Club, would be enthusiastic to join and support the Gulgong RSL Sub Branch. Perhaps, he knows that he would have to provide proof of his military service and medallic entitlements. A requirement that he would be unable to comply with.

On his Facebook, he shows that he served as a "Sgnt Cook 3RAR" (Sergeant Cook 3 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment). Any person who has served as a Sergeant in the Army knows well that the abbreviation is "Sgt" and not "Sgnt", and no, it is not a “typo”.

Barry Paynting



Paynting never served in South Vietnam, never served with 3RAR and was never a "Sgnt". When asked about the Facebook entry, this chaste man said blithely that his Facebook had been "hacked". Not so, according to our witnesses, who saw him wearing the medals on Anzac Day 2018.

Paynting has participated in the religious segments of commemorative events at the Gulgong RSL, espousing righteousness and morality to all and sundry.

He has now well and truly "blotted his copy book" and should be drummed out of that establishment.

Chaste Salvation Army men should not tell lies about their military service, otherwise they will be chased by genuine Veterans.

As Paynting is a person of religion he may be forgiven by the powers that be, however the Returned Veteran Community are unforgiving and he will stay on public display as a liar, cheat and wannabe for a very long time.

Surname: Tereva
Christian Names: Tui (aka) Malcohm
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Brisbane
Service #: Nil
Service: Nil
Branch: Nil
Case Notes:

 

Mr "Maj" Tui Tereva also known as Malcolm Wiki is from the Cook Islands in the Pacific and now resides in Queensland Australia.  He is a "Love Rat" fraud who takes advantage of vulnerable ladies by claiming to be a very busy SASR operative who is constantly deployed on "missions".

 

Tereva

 

Perhaps he learned his trade from these two disgraceful human beings who already grace this web site for similar behaviour.

 

Jenkins - https://www.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/436-jenkins

Gwilliam   -  http://mail.anzmi.net/index.php/cheats-thieves/valour-thieves/149-gwilliam

 

Tereva claims to be of the rank of "Major" in Army Engineers involved “In Special Activities”. 

 

Tereva2

 

He claims to be trained in hand to hand combat and will demonstrate by revealing  his concealed knife which is part of his belt buckle.  He "proves" his bona fides by giving his victims SASR “Coins” like this one below:

 

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He also claims to have been trained by the SAS in the United Kingdom and the French Foreign Legion.  Like all liars and wannabes of this genre he claims to be “riddled” with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and suffers severe night terrors and states he "should not be approached when in the grips of an attack".

 

From January 2018 until July 2018 Tereva maintained a  charade of being deployed in Afghanistan. In fact, he was never in the Australian Army, never served with SASR and was never deployed to any war zone.  Since July he has disappeared, and we are sure he will reappear to further attempt his poorly researched deception. 

Surname: Shortis
Christian Names: Christopher Neil
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Melbourne
Service #: Nil
Service: Nil
Case Notes:

 

Christopher Shortis is an extremist politician with a bent for “Hitler” like rants at public rallies. It appears that Shortis likes to identify himself as "warrior". In a political party he was known as "Lieutenant" and wears medals on his right breast.

 

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At rallies there is quite a bit of clanging as the rack of medals on his right breast jostle about.

 

Shortis

 

It is assumed that the medals are those of a direct deceased relative.   Protocol for wearing medals as a descendant of the original recipient is as follows:

 

"Allowance is made for family members of a deceased recipient to wear that person's medals on commemorative occasions such as Anzac Day. When worn by others, the usual protocol recommended is that the medals are worn on the right side to show that the wearer is not the original recipient".

Note that protocol directs that relative’s medals may be worn on commemorative occasions. Extremist political rallies are not such occasions and Shortis is grossly insulting traditions and protocols.

Shortis spruiks lots of fighting words in his tirades, but he has never served in the Defence Force. Here is an example of his aggressive rhetoric:

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Perhaps Shortis wears the medals to give evidence, to the unwary public that he not only talks about his sweat blood and tears, but is the relative of a sweater, bleeder and weeper.

Fortunately for the Australian public this firebrand has been deprived of his weapons of close destruction, which thankfully leaves him with only mean rhetoric in his armoury.

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This entry is a bit out of the ordinary, however we believe that Shortis has well earned a position on this web site for his abuse of protocol and tradition in the wearing of Australian military medals

Surname: Astridge
Christian Names: Peter
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Gladesville
Service: Army (Citizens Military Forces)
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: 1957
Case Notes:

 

Peter Astridge is the Secretary/Vice President of the Gladesville Returned and Services League (RSL) Sub Branch.

 

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Notice that Astridge wears relatives medals on his right breast, a red sash over his left shoulder, a Commando Beret and Badge, and two medals on his left breast. Sometimes he wears the red sash on his right shoulder.

 

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Astridge spent some time as a part time soldier in the Citizens Military Forces and served with Commandos, for which he may have been awarded an Australian Defence Medal (ADM) and the Commando Beret and Badge. The second medal on his left breast is a New South Wales unofficial State Emergency Services Medal and should not be worn at all. The "Tin" medal and the red sash are just "bling", perhaps to enhance the perception of his military service.

 

Traditionally, a red sash is worn in the Australian Army by serving Royal Australian Infantry Corps Sergeants and Warrant Officers on ceremonial parades. It was a tradition adopted from the British Army where the sash and its colour derived from it being used to drag wounded soldiers out of the battle line and to the rear, when fighting was at close quarters..

 

An RSL executive has no duties that may require the application of the red sash.

 

We suggest to Astridge that he gets rid of the sash, and the medal.

 

RSLs' are places where Veterans and the members remember the sacrifices of those who have served in the Australian Defence Force. It is not a place where people like Astridge can don fancy dress to massage their ego and their public persona.

 

Welcome to the website Peter Astridge.

 

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