Surname: Anderson
Christian Names: Kelvin Douglas
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoia
City or Town: Ballarat
Service: Army
Branch: Military Police
Commencement of service: 8th Nov 1966
Completion of service: 27th Sept 1968
Case Notes:

Kelvin Douglas Anderson is a very unexciting and average wannabe, but a wannabe no less, and a dud is a dud.   He is also a convincing and persistent liar.  He claims to have served twice in Vietnam as a Military Policeman. Anderson has spread about, a false military history for himself.  The purpose of this presentation is to detail his correct military history.




False History as described by Kelvin Douglas Anderson

He joined the Army in 1966, completed recruit training at Kapooka in New South Wales, after recruit training was allocated direct to the Royal Australian Provost Corp (Military Police (MPs)).  He was allocated direct to the Military Police from recruit training because of his “Special experience” in investigating and security work as a civilian. He completed his Military Police Corps training at a special course at Watsonia in Melbourne. Normally, Military Police receive Corps training at South Head in Sydney, but because of the extra numbers another course was conducted at Watsonia. Following his Corps training he did a stint at the Military Corrective Establishment in Sydney and was then posted to the Military Police unit in St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

He was then posted twice to Vietnam between 1968 and 1970, where he served at Nui Dat, Vung Tau, Saigon and Bien Hoa. During his service in Vietnam he did “Special work”, investigation reports and some clerical work in the Provost Marshall’s Office.  On returning to Australia after his first tour in Vietnam he was sent back almost straight away for a second tour of duty.

Anderson threw away his medals because his kids didn’t want them.  He will not have anything to do with the Military, Vietnam Veterans, or anything else.

The real history of Kelvin Douglas Anderson

Kelvin Douglas Anderson was born at Midland Junction in Western Australia on the 24 October 1948. He enlisted into the Australian Regular Army for a period of six years on the 8th November 1966 aged Eighteen years. He was sent to Kapooka to complete Recruit Training. Up to this point he tells the truth, however from this point he is very careless with the truth.

On enlistment he stated his civilian occupation was an Apprentice Electrical Fitter not an investigator with “Special experience”.

Following Recruit Training he was allocated to the Royal Australian Corps of Signals and sent to Watsonia in Melbourne, where he completed an Elementary Technicians course on the 22nd June 1967. After a stint in Military hospitals he failed an Intermediate Technicians course at Watsonia on the 29th September 1967. On the 22 November 1967 he was transferred to 2 Signals Regt that was also located at Watsonia.

He was discharged from the Army as being medically unfit on the 27th September 1968. His total effective service, one year and three hundred and twenty five days. The documents below shows his enlistment and postings up to Nov 1967




No Military Police. No Vietnam service. The documents below are direct from Anderson’s service file and show his date of enlistment, date of discharge and rank of Signalman on discharge.



Anderson tries to dazzle his “friends” with his false military history and alludes to “Special Duties” in Vietnam, when he was a very ordinary and very inexperience soldier who lasted for less than two years.  Anderson was able to spin a good yarn as he served during the Vietnam era and knows all the “talk”. Genuine Veterans are seldom fooled by wannabes and their lies.

We are very pleased for the opportunity to correct and rewrite the true Military history of Kelvin Douglas Anderson of Ballarat. Victoria

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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