SASR is based in the sandy suburbs of Perth and many ex
SASR members have made Perth their home. This lesson was
learned by Graeme Caddy of Mandurah Western Australia.
illustrated in the photograph, initially Caddy was a bit
camera shy and hid behind a styrene cup, but an feisty
ex SASR member managed to get some other photos showing
Caddy’s full countenance.
hold Statutory Declarations regarding claims made by
Caddy, as follows:
“Initially Caddy was heard “mouthing off” about his SASR
experience in a Car Dealers premises. He claims to have
served in the Royal Australian Airforce and spent
thirteen years on Special Operations with the SASR.”
again from a different source:
“Before Christmas a friend, and Vietnam Veteran and I
were in a motorcycle shop in Victoria Park here in WA,
when a chap started up a conversation with my mate.
During the conversation this Mr Caddy learned my mate
was a Vietnam Vet, so he then stated in front of me that
although he was officially in the RAAF, he actually
spent 13 years "On Special Ops with the SAS"!!! Now, my
ears pricked up and I asked him exactly what did he do
whilst on these special ops, and he replied he was a
photographer. I immediately knew he was a fraud because
firstly, I didn't know him and believe me, I am, or was
well known around the traps in SAS.
Caddy told me the SAS often took he and another chap out
on operations. When I asked him where, he would not say.”
are some excerpts from the Statutory Declarations
being photographed it must have dawned on Caddy that he
had been describing his Special Operations service to
the wrong people and here is a report of his squirming:
mid-day today I received a call on my mobile from this
Graeme Caddy, suggesting I have "Misunderstood" him!!!
Please believe me, he categorically stated he had been
in the RAAF, but had spent thirteen years "On Special
Operations with the SAS" as a....wait for it....a
photographer. I have a witness who I am sure would
corroborate my statement and I'm prepared to sign a
sworn affidavit if need be.
truth of the matter as I told Mr Caddy earlier, he has
been big mouthing himself and he has been caught out and
he is a fraud. I have also laid a complaint against him
with the AFP today”
Whether Caddy ever served in the RAAF we don’t know, the
point is we do know that he never served on any
operations with the SASR.
the wannabes who claimed to have served with the SASR
had actually served it would have been the largest unit
ever formed in Australia.
Caddy’s claim of having participated in Special
Operations puts him in the category of claiming to be a
returned Veteran, when he is not. Making that claim is
sufficient for him to be charged under the Defence Act
1903 Section VII, Part 80A “Falsely claiming to be a
returned airman”. This offence attracts a penalty of
$3,300 fine, or six months imprisonment or both. Caddy
has been reported to the Federal Police. Those involved
should also be aware that State Police can prosecute
under the Defence Act.
is a fraud a liar and a wannabe who will remain on our
web site until the day he expires.
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