Entries with Surname (Title)s starting with 'H'

Surname: Haydon
Christian Names: Barry Francis
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Kingaroy
Case Notes:

Live: 05 Nov 2013

Barry Francis Haydon of Kingaroy, Queensland, would have you believe that he was an extraordinary, Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Ordinary Seaman.

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Haydon has put himself in the category of the "courageous" characters, who are also located on this web site. See Noel Patrick “Molly” Muller and Alistair Ross Hardy, who, as Navy Seamen were also "involved" in heroic clandestine operations in the jungles of South East Asia.

For more than twenty years, Haydon has told tales of his extraordinary service with the RAN and a United States Navy Sea Air Land (SEAL) unit. We hold statutory declarations relating to the ridiculous claims made by Haydon and we will show that he is a liar and a wannabe.

It is hard to believe that the United States Navy SEALs would recruit an unspectacular Australian Ordinary Seaman, who after nineteen months service of a nine year enlistment period, was discharged from the RAN as being "Unsuitable", as indicated below on his official RAN file.

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According to Haydon, the SEALs recruited him as soon as he left the RAN and sent him "back up country" (To Vietnam).

Haydon joined the RAN on 22 August 1970 and departed on 27 March 1972.
During his short stay in the Navy he served on HMAS Brisbane in Vietnam from March 1971 to October 1971 as a nineteen year old Ordinary Seaman. His service was ordinary, as was just about every other Sailor, Soldier and Airman who served in Vietnam.

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As shown above, Haydon was employed as an Ordinary Seaman, Underwater Weapons. (Under training). When asked about his job involving Underwater Weapons he said,

"No, that should be Diver as "Underwater Weapons" means a "Diver"

RAN Clearance Divers are a Special Forces elite group. They have never heard of Haydon. RAN personnel who served in Vietnam as Divers, are clearly shown on the Vietnam Nominal Roll as "Clearance Divers".

After being snapped up by US Navy SEALs and returned to Vietnam. He tells of his mission to extract Australian Secret Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) Officers from the Australian Embassy in Saigon. He says -;

"We had to remove all identification and of course wear 'civvies' we made a high speed dash up the river to a pick up point. We got them, as it was pretty crowded, we did a hot extraction".

Then in a secret RAN unit he did operations in Australia:

"We had to come up river to the New Farm area of Brisbane in the 1970s. Removed all identification and wear civilian clothes because if we were caught we were on our own. The mission was to remove documents from an office on the river bank, then do a high speed extraction down the river"

Whilst serving on HMAS Hobart

"He became inebriated in Singapore. His ship left without him. He had to ‘hitch hike’ to Vietnam to try to catch his unit. On the way he was caught up in a battle, but was rescued by the Green Berets"

On another occasion -;

“You know how these things happen. I recall that when I was up country, I heard some movement one night. I let off a full ‘mag’ and then I realised what I had shot was a bird”.

In a recent incident, a very high profile, highly decorated Veteran visited Kingaroy and Haydon had the audacity to invent a story about how the visitor had rescued his father during a battle in Korea.

In April 1972, after his removal from the RAN, Haydon joined the Australian Citizens Military Forces (ACMF) (Part time) as a Private soldier. One would think he would have acquired an elevation in rank after his "Secret Service".

He was discharged from the ACMF in 1974. He then re-enlisted into the Army Reserve (Part Time) in March 1979, where he qualified as a Cook at the rank of Private, until he was discharged at his own request on the 26 May 1980.

Ex-Service persons from the Kingaroy area are exasperated with Haydon's ridiculous stories that are not told in jest, but in a manner to enhance his persona as a returned RAN Veteran, who did much more than was ever expected of an RAN Ordinary Seaman.

Most Veterans are content with their true military history and have no desire to grossly exaggerate and lie about it. Haydon does not realise that those he tells his tales to, know immediately that he is a liar, a wannabe, and a person who has earned the disrespect of the Veteran Community everywhere.

He has well earned his position on our web site and unlike the RAN we find him most suitable to serve on our web site.

This is published in the public interest, veterans of all conflicts, in particular 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.

Persons appearing on our site that are now deceased will not be removed, but the case will have the word "Deceased" placed next to their name when we are advised.

Surname: Hayes
Christian Names: Robert Wayne
Country: Australia
State or Province: Western Australia
City or Town: Kalamunda
Service #: 5714696
Service: Army
Branch: Australian Army Catering Corps
Case Notes:

 

Most of those who appear on this website are cheats and liars, some like Robert Hayes are just dills who flaunt protocol and tradition. Hayes on numerous remembrance day occasions has worn the jacket of his father who served in the Royal Australia Artillery for thirty seven years.

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Hayes has committed a plethora of breaches of protocol by wearing the jacket which has his father's medal ribbons on the left breast and nineteen miniature medals on the right breast. He also wears numerous badges including an Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) and Warrant Officer badges of rank. To "jazz" things up a bit, he has attached his own set of miniature medals to the left breast under his father's medal ribbons.

Notice that under the jacket, he also wears a shirt with a Special Air Service Regiment Logo. (SASR) This is the shirt of an excellent ex Service Organisation established in Western Australia known as Warrior Racing. That organization has approval from SAS associated organizations to wear and sell the shirts for charity. Warriors Racing is associated with the following:

Warrior Racing supports the following charity organisations:

Defence Care / RSL
Commando Welfare Trust
Soldier On
Legacy
Special Air Service Historical Foundation
Wandering Warriors
Overwatch Australia

Hayes served for two years as a National Serviceman in the Australian Army Catering Corps. During which time he served for one hundred and ninety eight days at Headquarters 26 Company RAASC in Vietnam.

ANZMI tries hard to stem the flow of "dills" wearing whatever they like in contravention to our heritage and established protocols and traditions.

Be assured that we will not falter in the quest to maintain the dignity of our tradition, heritage and protocols in the Australian and New Zealand Veteran and ex Service communities.

It is difficult to imagine why Hayes wears his father's jacket covered in medals and ribbons. He should be proud his own service and be satisfied with his own five medals.

The general public, proudly attending ANZAC Day marches and services, would have little idea of medals protocols, and would conclude that Hayes is a bemedalled war hero. Hayes would be well aware of the protocols that have existed for over 100 years in regards to wearing the medals/ribbons of direct family members.

Hayes is welcomed to this web site for his lack of respect to the ex service community.

 

Surname: Heberle
Christian Names: Ian John
Country: Australia
State or Province: Western Australia
City or Town: Geraldton
Service #: 5717190
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Case Notes:

 

UPDATE Ian HEBERLE MAY 2021

After being exposed as a medals cheat in 2018, here are details from the Geraldton Guardian newspaper, dated October 2020.

 

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On ANZAC Day 2020 he was again photographed wearing the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) and an Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) neither of which he has earned.

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 It is also reported in the Geraldton Guardian Newspaper that Herberle was returned to Australia from Vietnam after being wounded in action. That information is not true, and such a statement gives false credence to his wearing of the RVCM and the ICB. If he had been returned to Australia after having been wounded in action he would be entitled to wear the medal and also the ICB.

Ian Heberle is an ex President of the Geraldton Western Australia Returned and Services League (RSL) and is obviously a luminary of that institution.

Heberle may be a doyen, but he does not overrule the Australian Governor General, or, The Australian Honours and Awards Secretariat, Government House, or Directorate of Honours and Awards, Department of Defence.

To preserve the honour of our awards system, he, like all veterans must following traditions and protocols.

It is suggested that the Western Australia RSL Headquarters, take action against the Geraldton RSL and Ian Heberle, for flouting medals rules and protocols.

Herbele's mates, and all others, who wear the medal and badge, had to serve in Vietnam 181 days for the RVCM, and 90 days with an Infantry Battalion for the ICB. What Herbele is doing is falsely claiming to have been WIA in Vietnam.

 

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Ian Heberle wears five medals and six badges.   He did not earn one of the medals and one of the badges

 

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He wears:

 

Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) - Not entitled

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)

Vietnam Medal (VM)

Australian Defence Medal (ADM)

Anniversary of National Service Medal (ANSM)

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) - Not entitled

 

Heberle served in Vietnam for 87 days as a Private Infantry Soldier.   Entitlement to wear the RVCM requires service of 181 days.

 

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Those who were classified as Battle Casualties and returned to Australia before completing 181 days are also entitled to wear the medal. Heberle did some hard work in Vietnam but was never classified as a Battle Casualty.

 

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Above his medal ribbons he is wearing the prestigious ICB.

 

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Entitlement for this badge is:

 

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As he served in Vietnam for only 87 days he is not entitled to wear the ICB.

 

Heberle is from a family with military history as he wears on his right breast World War 2 medals that were earned by a direct relative.

 

Heberle, like many other Returned Veterans has chosen to purchase and wear a medal and a badge that he did not earn.

 

A nation wide audit of photographs from commemorative occasions is under way resulting in many exposures of Veterans wearing medals they did not earn.  

 

Heberle has been caught and placed on this website, where he will remain for a very long time.

 

 

Surname: Heinze
Christian Names: Frederick Richard
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Unknown
Case Notes:

It is difficult to record the story of a 'real life war hero' who has no military experience whatsoever. Many of the infamous fake warriors that are exposed on these pages have some service to embellish and in many cases years of service that is simply embellished to enhance a career, gain access to taxpayers' money, or impress a partner or mates.

 Not so in this case. Frederick Richard Heinze was born on the Twenty-First of September 1946; he is a Virgo-Libra cusp child. That is where he has been every since, a wandering adolescent claiming dubious military service. Of course Fred travelled the predictable path all wannabes follow. He claims to be a member of Australia's Special Forces, the Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment, and during his obligatory tour of duty in Vietnam he was a helicopter pilot. As you will read below, he was not an officer flying helicopters in Vietnam as he was commissioned some ten years after the war.

So confident of the Walter Mitty life he built for himself that he included these claims in his résumé. 

It was only when he made application to join a gun club was his military questioned and during an interview he defiantly refused to answer questions saying that his "CV" was correct and he stood by that document authenticity. Of course the "CV" was a fraudulent document, as he has no military service. He had laid his integrity and honest open for verification so the gun club requested specific information from the army records section. The committee has the responsibility to be satisfied of every applicant's character for suitability for membership. 

The army did conduct a full search of its records and they advised the gun club that no Frederick Richard HEIZE, born 21 September 1946, had ever served in the Australian Army.

Fred Heinze resides in Victoria and has been, maybe still is, a member of the Australian Clay Target Association joining that group in 1968. Our gun-toting hero states that his military service was from 1966 to 1974, five years as a SAS soldier (1966-71), then an officer from 1982-87. Of course anyone who has experience in these matters could and would quickly confront him and expose him as a fraud, conman and shyster.

If you are live in the Wonthaggi and Dandenong district of Victoria you may well know Frederick Richard Heinze. If that is the case, next time you meet with him look him in the eye and tell him that you know all about the would-be hero status he boasts about. While doing that you might as well tell him he has made the Internet pages of shamed exposing military wannabes. Tell him to contact CPMH by email; they would appreciate a recent photograph to update his file.

The aim of CPMH, and this web site, is to bring these wannabe misfits, with the Fred Heinze fantasy, to the public's notice.

All Heinze's claims are false.

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: Henderson
Christian Names: David
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Gulgong
Service #: 218959
Service: Army
Branch: Infantry
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: 1970
Case Notes:

 

HENDERSON UPDATE 27/2/2020.

Since the ANZMI publication of the David Henderson matter, dozens of emails have been received that condemn Henderson’s offensive behaviour.

Below is an email received from the former owners of Lone Pine Medals, Mudgee, who are most concerned that their good name and reputation has been dragged through the mud by Henderson for his own selfish benefit.

“In relation to your latest fraudulent wearing of medals case: David Henderson

I am one of the “un named ladies”, who apparently told him he was entitled to wear the medals. . I state categorically that this statement is false.

Some background for you. - My wife and I were Gulgong RSL Sub Branch affiliate members (as ex police officers), and owners of a medal mounting and framing business.

Mr Henderson already had the US Army Commendation medal in his possession and asked should he have it on his rack. We advised him that if he was entitled to the medal, that he could wear it as it was approved for wear.

He then asked us to mount it on his rack.

Later he asked if we could mount his Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. We had been advised by him earlier that he was filling out forms for this medal as he was entitled to it, and had been approved....thus the medal to be added to his rack.

As medal mounters, we can only do what a client requests. We are not required to prove their entitlement, and can only do what we are advised.

We were in possession of the book which you show a page from, and noting that his name wasn't in it, confronted him. He said it must be outdated.

He also stated to us at one time that being shot in the arse he should be entitled to the Purple Heart as well, and how can he get that.

We have always done everything we can to find out a clients eligibility. One example was a WWI set in which the soldier enlisted in 1916. thus only entitled to the BWM and Victory medal. We thoroughly researched the soldier through records, the AWM, and National Archives and confirmed his two medal entitlement. The client refused to believe his grandfather didn't get the trio, and we refused to supply him with same due to it being wrong.

We would never allow any person to wear medals not of their entitlement, as with David Henderson...we can only go on what he claimed as Vietnam entitlements are much harder to confirm.

Finally, we took our job very seriously, and had recommendations from many current serving members, and past members. We mounted sets for troops on deployment...for entire Ships companies....we prided ourselves on our work.

We may have moved to Canada, and sold the business to another party...but we do not like our work being dragged through the mud by a man who should know better.”


The above email is published with the expressed approval of the authors.

If the Secretary of the Gulgong RSL Sub Branch -;.
John Fielding RFD, JP
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd)
Secretary Gulgong RSL sub-Branch,

had taken his responsibilities seriously, and contacted the former Medal Shop owners, instead of defending the fraudulent behaviour of his President to ANZMI, he may have taken a different view. We will never know.

Henderson has been reported to the RSL NSW State Branch. An update will be published in the future regarding the action taken by that governing body.

The ANZMI site is riddled with military imposters, medal cheats and valour thieves, who hold or have held executive positions in Ex Service Organisations.

The message should be very clear to these false pretenders. You will appear on this site if you belong to one or more of the above three categories.

 

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David Henderson was born in the United Kingdom on the 3 September, 1945. He enlisted in the Australian Regular Army and was subsequently posted to the Republic of South Vietnam on the 6 August 1969. On the 19 November, 1969, he was posted to 8 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment ( 8RAR) where he served as a Private in that Infantry Battalion until the 20 April, 1970. He then returned to Australia.


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In the above photograph, Henderson is wearing the following medals.

1. Australian Active Service medal clasp Vietnam. (AASM) Entitled.
2. Vietnam Medal. Entitled.
3. Australian Defence Medal. (ADM) Entitled.
4. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) Entitled.
5. United States Army Commendation Medal for heroism or meritorious achievement.. Not entitled.
6. Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. Not entitled.

Henderson is the President of the Gulgong Returned and Services League (R&SL) Sub Branch in mid-west New South Wales. A respectable position.

Henderson, though is a medal cheat, a valour thief and a big noter.

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He is not entitled to wear the US Army Commendation Medal. He has purchased and awarded this medal to himself.

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Criteria: The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States other than General Officers who, while serving in any capacity with the Army after 6 December 1941, distinguished himself by heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service. Award may be made to a member of the Armed Forces of a friendly foreign nation who, after 1 June 1962, distinguishes himself by an act of heroism, extraordinary achievement, or meritorious service which has been of mutual benefit to a friendly nation and the United States.

Henderson is not entitled to wear the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. He has also purchased this medal and awarded it to himself.

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Degrees

The Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross was awarded in four degrees, with a basic medal followed by higher degrees which were the equivalent of personal citations on an organizational level (also known as having been "Mentioned in dispatches").

The degrees of the Gallantry Cross are as follows:
Gallantry Cross with Palm: cited at the Armed Forces level
• Gallantry Cross with Gold Star: cited at the Corps level
• Gallantry Cross with Silver Star: cited at the Division level
• Gallantry Cross with Bronze Star: cited at the Regiment or Brigade level.

You will notice that Henderson claims that he was awarded the highest degree of this gallantry medal by the former Republic of Vietnam Government. (bolded).

Henderson served in 8RAR in Vietnam from November, 1969 until April, 1970 when he returned to Australia. During that time, the Battalion was engaged in heavy fighting with the enemy at the Long Hai Hills during Operation Hammersley. The Vietnam Government bestowed the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation for their actions in that battle, that occurred between the 10 February and the 9 March, 1970.

One 8RAR soldier was awarded the Vietnam Gallantry Cross Medal with Palm during their deployment. It was not Private David Henderson. In the below comprehensive official list, he does not get a mention in the Battalions honours for that tour of duty.

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Henderson is entitled to wear the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit citation, but not the individual Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Medal with Palm. There is a distinguished difference between the two. Citation depicted below -;

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He has been warned by former colleagues of the 8RAR Association on several occasions, and also the Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia, that he has no entitlement to the two offending medals in question, and that he should remove them from his rack. He has told some former 8 RAR colleagues, that he was awarded the medals when he was with 9 Battalion RAR, prior to his posting to 8 Battalion RAR in November, 1969. That statement is false. He was never awarded either medal at any time by any official source. He has defied the advice of former 8RAR colleagues to get the medals off, with total disrespect to all Australian soldiers, who have been officially awarded both medals.

Arrogance perhaps, vanity, or both!

Henderson has been the President of the Gulgong RSL Sub Branch for the past 26 years. He should lead by example and not wear medals that he has purchased and awarded to himself.

Henderson was contacted by a Researcher and given an opportunity to provide an explanation to wearing purchased medals. The Secretary, on his behalf, replied and stated in writing inter alia -;

“Please be advised that the wearing of these medals was done in good faith by Mr Henderson having previously been given false guidance by professional individuals.

He has subsequently realised that he is not entitled to the two medals you have mentioned and has removed them from his rack. He is embarrassed and upset that this has occurred.

He has proudly served as President of the Gulgong RSL sub-Branch for 26 consecutive years and was only led to believe he was entitled to wear those medals in recent years”.


When questioned by one former 8RAR member, Henderson stated that local medal experts told him he was entitled to the two medals. They were allegedly two Sub Branch ladies. Henderson then filled out the required forms, the ladies sent them away and presto, the two medals arrived in the mail and were court mounted with his genuine medals. The ladies, according to Henderson, cannot be contacted now, as they both moved to Canada.

Henderson would know as well as every other former Australian Army Vietnam veteran, that you do not receive a U.S Government heroism medal and a Vietnam Government Gallantry Medal by sending away for them. He purchased them at a Medal Dealers Shop or on ebay.

Henderson is a fraud and he knows it. He has been told to remove them on at least two occasions, he ignored that advice, and now that ANZMI is making inquiries, he produces the “false guidance” excuse.

As a false pretender, he should resign or be kicked out of the NSW RSL immediately. The NSW RSL has enough ongoing problems at the moment without medal cheats and valour thieves like Henderson holding the Executive position of Sub Branch President, within the organisation.

ANZMI has not been provided any evidence that Henderson has removed the offending medals.

There is no excuse Mr Henderson, get rid of the un-awarded medals and resign your post.

Surname: HENDERSON
Christian Names: Matthew David (Hendo)
Country: Australia
State or Province: Western Australia
City or Town: Perth
Service: NONE
Case Notes:

 

Matthew David Henderson now resides in Perth WA, before that, he lived in Brisbane Queensland. He is the epitome of a lying valour thief. According to "his" stated military history he served as a Combat Engineer with lots of front line action. In reality he has never served with the Australian Defence Force.

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The unentitled badge and medals he wears are:

Australian Army Combat Badge (ACB)
Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) Clasps ICAT and East Timor
Afghanistan Medal (AM)
Iraq Medal (IM)
Australian Defence Medal (ADM)
NATO Medal. Clasps possibly ISAF or Iraq

Henderson has put a lot of effort into convincing people that he is a battle hardened veteran of:

Iraq
Afghanistan
East Timor
Solomon Islands

Henderson is not wearing an Australian Service Medal (ASM), which he should be wearing for service in the Solomon Islands. As he has never served, no record of "his service" exists, and like his ACB, he has made a mess of "his medals".

Here is an example of an ASM which he has omitted to include in his fake rack of medals.

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To further assert his derring do false military service, he has had many photographs taken with high profile citizens, whilst wearing false medals and an upside down ACB badge. False veterans like Henderson always make mistakes, and here is an example.

Notice in the main photograph, Henderson is wearing an Army Combat Badge (ACB) which is issued, to non Royal Australian Infantry soldiers, who have been involved in front line combat duties. Below to the left, is an official photograph of an ACB. To the right, is the ACB as worn by Henderson.

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A careful look will disclose that Henderson is wearing the badge upside down. It is hard to imagine, a genuine retired Combat Engineer making such a stupid mistake.

Liars and wannabes, should not seek publicity, as media reports and photographs, are sure to expose their lies and deception. Media reports are read by veterans all over Australia, and, as is the case with Henderson, his stupid mistakes are easy to discern..

In 2018 Henderson was involved in a civil, real life and death situation, when he was rescued from certain demise during a diving incident. When commenting to The Western Australian Newspaper, he had to add spice to the story by saying.

“I’ve served in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor. “I’ve had a lot of near death situations, but nothing came close to being as scary as this".

See the report here: thewest.com.au/news/wa/quick-thinking-pe...-drama-ng-b88849643z

Henderson has also spread the word of his service through social media, here are some examples.

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It is truly pathetic to read Henderson's lament, about the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Australian Government. He also has the temerity to offer genuine veterans advice.

Henderson was contacted on a confirmed mobile phone number, and as soon as a veteran researcher was mentioned, he vehemently denied that the person answering the phone was Matthew Henderson, and within two hours all his social media writings and photographs disappeared from social media publication.

We hold a Statutory Declaration detailing what he has said about his "Army service".

"He served in the Army from 1998 to 2010 and was deployed to iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor and the Solomon Islands.
Whilst in Afghanistan it was his job to dig up Land Mines and he got stabbed in the shoulder, because he would not follow orders, and shoot a women. As a result he was stood down for promotion for two years"

Matthew Henderson is a valour thief of the highest order, who has never served in any Defence Force, and knows nothing of the phenomenal bond between those who have served. He will however, now understand the fury of the ex service community, against those who steal their hard earned reputation and dignity.

To appease his desire for fame we have issued a "Scurrilous Valour Thief Medal (SVTM)" to him, and we hope he wears it with the same alacrity he wore the false medals and the upside down badge.

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