Photo shows Boye` wearing a Vietnam Campaign Medal (VCM).
Boye` spent twenty years in the Royal Australian Air
Force as an Administrative Clerk, so there is no doubt
that he would be aware of the criteria to wear the VCM.
VVAA’s own web site says the following about the VCM:
“This award was issued by the South Vietnamese
Government for six months service in South Vietnam.
Approximately 50,000 were issued to Australian and New
Zealand service personnel.”
Not included on the VVAA web site is the
following added stipulations:
“Six months service is not required for individuals who
were wounded by hostile forces; killed in action or
otherwise in line of duty; or captured by hostile
“Note that medical evacuation from the area of
operations for any reasons other than wounds received in
action does not constitute an exemption from meeting the
minimum qualifying period”.
is an extract from the Department of Veterans Affairs
(DVA) nominal roll showing Boye`’s service in Vietnam:
Boye`’s RAAF Service File also confirms the period of
his Vietnam Service in this document:
is a variation of one day between the DVA nominal roll
and information from his personal file however, the
difference of one day has no bearing on his eligibility
to wear the VCM.
was returned to Australia from Vietnam because of
personal reasons that will not be described here.
is a liar and a wannabe because he has purchased, had
mounted, and is wearing a Vietnam Campaign Medal that he
did not earn.
Service Organisation has again been careless in checking
the bona fides of those who hold high office. As long
as they are careless, wannabes will infiltrate their
ranks and we will continue to weed them out. The VCM is
an easy medal to “fudge” and Veterans are
continually being caught, in recent times we have
exposed an ex Navy RSL President illegally wearing a VCM.
Perhaps it is a good time to warn the Vietnam Veterans
Motorcycle Association that they have quite a few VCM
cheats in their ranks who may soon suffer the ultimate
embarrassment of shaming and naming,
medal cheat at your own peril. Veterans and the general
public everywhere are more aware of ANZMI’s roll and if
you cheat you will most likely be snared, named and
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