present the make believe military history of Christopher
Dwyer, and the real military history of Christopher
Dwyer. Neither bears any resemblance to the other.
Dwyer likes to play” dress ups” and will wear anything to
prove the outrageous stories of his life as a soldier.
Despite the above photographs, Dwyer was never a
Commissioned Officer, or an officer of any kind, he was
a Signalman (Private Soldier) fixing communications
machines under supervision during his entire service. We
hold a copy of a letter written by his Commanding
Officer dated the 5th June 1974 which says in part:
“Since being posted to 5 Sig Regt in Dec 73. Sig Dwyer
has proved himself to be inefficient, lazy and negligent
in the performance of his duties. He has also proved to
be an administrative liability through continuous minor
acts which require unit administrative attention”.
final paragraph of the letter said.
is considered that the actions of Sig Dwyer since Dec 73
have not been the actions of a dedicated soldier and it
is strongly recommended that action be taken to
administratively discharge him in accordance with AMR
176 (1) (a) as soon as possible”
was discharged on the 2nd August 1974 with the reason
given as “Retention in the Military Forces not being in
the interest of those forces”. A copy of the discharge
certificate is shown below:
served in South Vietnam, with 104 Signal Sqn from
September 1970 to October 1971 and served in Singapore
from February 1973 to December 1973.
This is the military history of Christopher Dwyer
according to Christopher Dwyer.
Attended the Army Apprentices School where he qualified
as an Electrical Engineer
in Vietnam with 3 Squadron, Special Air Service Regiment
(SASR), from 15th June 1966 to 18th Feb 1967 and again
in 1971 – 1972. He also served with 104 Signal Squadron
in 1970 – 1971. For his claimed SASR service in 1966 –
1967 he has stolen the service and valour of a genuine
and much admired SASR Sergeant, with the same surname
and initials i.e. C J Dwyer, however the Christian names
“Parachute Jump Instructor”. Note in the photo above he
wears Parachute Wings
helicopter and fixed wing pilot. He wears Pilot’s wings.
a qualified Sniper with twenty two confirmed kills. That
role included “Black Ops” with assassinations of North
Vietnam high ranking Officers and leaders. He also
boasts to have shot and killed a Vietnamese mother and
her baby with one shot.
Liaison Officer, and personal security officer to the
Governor General in Canberra
Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, as senior adviser to the
local Army Reserve unit.
Provided security for Bill Clinton during his Cairns
wounded in action in Vietnam.
with the CIA and Montagnards in Vietnam.
Conducted a mercy killing of an Australian soldier who
was strapped inside a burning helicopter.
entitlement to medals and badges he has never earned.
Notice in the first photo he is wearing the badges of a
Pilot, a Parachutist, an Infantry Combat Badge, a Unit
Citation that was issued to 2 Sqn RAAF, 8th Battalion
Royal Australian Regiment and the elite Australian Army
Training Team, and an Army Individual Readiness (AIRN)
badge. He is wearing eight medals when his entitlement
Dwyer’s military history according to his Record of
never at the Army Apprentices School, Balcombe, Victoria
and in any case that institution did not train
as a Private soldier in the Army Reserve from 20th
June 1967 to 27th Feb 1969.
Enlisted in Australian Regular Army (ARA) on 23rd
Apr 1969 sacked on 2nd Aug 1974.
Qualified as a Technician Signals on the 6th
Qualified as Telegraphic Technician on the 20th
Re-enlisted in Army Reserve on 28th Jan 1975
after being sacked from ARA.
from Army Reserve on 14 Dec 1976 after being placed on
non effective list.
Dwyer’s Army trade training was completed at the School
of Signals which was co-located at Balcombe in Victoria
with the Army Apprentices School until 1970. They were
entirely different units.
may have been at the School of
Signals at Balcombe during 1969 1970 but was never at
the Army Apprentices School Balcombe at any time. The
Army School of Signals moved progressively from Balcombe
Victoria, to Watsonia Victoria, during 1969 - 1970
has spread his lies all around the Far North Queensland
region. One of his favourite haunts was the Mount
Carbine Hotel, North between Cairns and Cooktown. He
would camp in the area and frequent the Hotel wearing
camouflage military clothing and sporting lethal
weapons. On one occasion he pulled and displayed a
silenced .25 Beretta pistol whilst in the bar. The photo below shows
Dwyer at a camp site in the Mt Carbine area and he is
displaying his silenced pistol and a rifle. Notice also
the bottle of Rum on the table, it is well known that
Rum and firearms are a lethal combination, but of course
this "Black Ops" high ranking killing machine, would
thumb his nose at such wisdom.
that Dwyer is in Camouflage military clothing and is
wearing epaulets, which we are reliably advised showed
the rank of Major. He also donated “his”
SAS beret and other items of military kit to the Mt
Carbine Hotel, we assume to “prove” his false military
history. Here is a photo of the SAS Beret at the pub.
We imagine there are SASR blokes around that would not
appreciate Dwyer fooling with their Beret.
is now persona non grata at Mt Carbine, because he
displayed his pistol in the bar and at another time shot
and killed the dog of a resident who had been admitted
to hospital. The dog needed someone to care for it
during the absence of the owner, however Dwyer took it
upon himself to go to man’s house and shoot his dog. On
release from hospital the dog’s owner was barking mad.
well as holding Statutory Declarations and photographs
we have read Dwyer’s complete Service Record, and note
as part of his persona as an "inefficient, lazy and
negligent administrative liability" he was charged with
twelve military offences during his short military
career. The stories that Dwyer tells and the photographs
he produces bear no resemblance to the real military
history of Christopher John Dwyer which in the eyes of
most veterans would be viewed as squalid.
has committed criminal firearms offences as well as
offences against the Defence Act 1903 because he is
wearing medals and badges to which he is not entitled to
Regarding Dwyer’s claim to have executed an Australian
soldier who was strapped inside a burning helicopter we
all know that he refers to Lance Corporal John Francis
Gillespie whose remains were recently returned home. To
understand the depth of depravity reached by Dwyer we
close this exposure with details of this event as
described by Dwyer and recorded on a Statutory
military history of Lance Corporal Gillespie is an
emotional issue for Vietnam Veterans, to understand why,
unconscionable for Dwyer the liar, thief, fraud and
wannabe to use Lance Corporal Gillespie’s military
history to enhance his false military history, in the
same way he has used the other CJ Dwyer to “prove” his
service with 3 Sqn SASR in Vietnam
offends all Veterans, he offends the memory of Lance
Corporal John Francis Gillespie; he offends the ex SASR
Sergeant who bears the same name and initials; he
offends those units whose Citation he has stolen; he
offends those who earned the right to wear the Infantry
Combat Badge; he offends those who legitimately achieved
high rank in the Defence Force; he offends those
genuinely qualified to wear Parachute and Pilot wings
and the AIRN Badge; and most of all he offends the
honour of all those who did not return.
10th Jul 2010
Update Christopher James Dwyer the Liar
a result of our exposure, Dwyer has featured on the
front page of his local newspaper, the Cairns
Post. Dwyer has vehemently asserted that our claims
are false. The problem is, that he has told his
stories and shown his false photographs to a lot of
people in the Cairns area. He knows, that we know,
that he is a fraud, liar and wannabe and he can
never prove anything, other than, that he was a
Signalman (Private Soldier) who served in Vietnam
and Singapore carrying out the duties of a very
junior soldier and always under supervision.
is a copy of the newspaper report:
are reliably advised that as a result of the Cairns
Post exposure, Dwyer has made death threats, and of
course the usual threats of legal action to those
who spoke to the newspaper.
correctly claims that the medals he is holding in front
of his face in the newspaper article are his, however,
the medals he is shown to be wearing in our initial
exposure are different and four of them are fake, along
with the Parachute Wings, Pilots Wings, Infantry Combat
Badge, AIRN Badge, Unit Citation Badge and the rank of
Further events will unfold about Dwyer over the
coming weeks and we will make appropriate updates.
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