Surname: Robinson
Christian Names: Alick Frank
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Coolum
Case Notes:

Alick Frank Robinson of Coolum Queensland was almost a Cook or a Steward in the Australian Army, however, he was discharged after only five months service.  He must have had a yearning to be a Special Air Service (SAS) soldier as he likes to “Dress up” and tell people that he served in the elite Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) for six years.



The photo depicts Robinson boldly wearing the much coveted SASR Beret with SASR Badge and camouflage clothing. On his right breast he exhibits an Infantry Combat Badge, and Efficiency Badge and indistinguishable collar tags.  An ex SASR or Infantry soldier would never wear an Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) on the wrong side. Robinson has it on his right breast, whereas it is always worn on the left breast above medals or ribbons.  

In a recent exchange on a “Facebook” website, Robinson said the following”

20 June 2008 at 9:20pm – From Alick Robinson

“hi xxxxx long time no see been a long time since i live (sic) at little spence street, use (sic) to go to your place and play cricket.  Havent heard from Gary XXXX since he was in the navy when i was in army.  me now am retired and living at the beach as they say a beach bum.  but done my hard work now relaxing hope to catch up with everyone (sic) at the reunion if I not back in usa chat to you again alick”

24 June 2008 at 9:39pm – From Alick Robinson

“Hi xxxxx, join the army in 1982 as a grunt (inf). Was a grunt for 3 years then went into SAS for 6 years.  When I did my 9 years I left still have larmy reunion every year with my fellow grunts and SAS guys. Alick”

25 June 2008 at 3:25pm – From Alick Robinson

“Small World did my basic ar (sic) 1RTB then to grunt training was station (sic) at Townsville 1RAR at lav barrack after 18 mth applied for SAS fail first attempt (sic) but got in on my second go went oversea (sic. Do miss it a bit but now just taking it easy and enjoying life. Alick”

Robinson claims nine years service, three years as an Infantry Soldier, and six years with the elite SASR, including "overseas service" with the SASR.

The real Military History of Alick Frank Robinson is somewhat different and much briefer than what he claims it can be written in three brief sentences:

181562 Private Alick Frank ROBINSON, born 27 Feb 61.

Enlisted Australian Regular Army, 16 Aug 82 and discharged 25 Jan 83.

He was Australian Army Catering Corps (AACC), and is unlikely that he actually got to a unit after Recruit Training and AACC training.

In summary he was in the Army for five months, during that time he completed Recruit Training, and was then trained as a Cook or a Steward in the Army Catering Corps, and most likely, before even being posted to an operational unit was discharged.

Nothing exciting – No SASR.  Just a basic Cook or Steward who was discharged before even commencing work.

Ex Service Organisations in the Coolum, Queensland area should keep an eye out for Alick Robinson and brief their members to brook no nonsense from this wannabe ex Cook/Steward drop out, who thought he served as an Infantry soldier for three years and for six years with the elite Special Air Service Regiment.

His wearing of the coveted SASR Beret and Infantry Combat Badge and his claims to be a war veteran who served “overseas” is an affront to all who have served.

It is with pleasure that we expose to the world, Alick Frank Robinson, born on 27th February 1961 in Cairns, Queensland and now residing in Coolum, Queensland.

By the smile on his face in the photo, Robinson has enjoyed his charade, now he can enjoy his exposure as a fraud and a military wannabe.


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