An Airman of
such standing and integrity, someone young Airmen &
women could look up to and to aspire to become, a role
model for the young officers to emulate, someone who's
leadership they could epitomize.
A WO(D) is
the equivalent of a Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) in
the Army and above we have described some of the attributes
that can/should be expected from such a person.
Officers' are often charged with the duty of Guardian,
preserving and enshrining the traditions and history of
their Unit and Service. Such a person only receives this
appointment because he was held in high esteem. One
would think that after taking the uniform off he would
have maintained such dignity.
Not so for
Peter Stanley Hawkins, it is alleged that on occasions,
he has embellished his service with stories that are far
fetched but, as these cannot be substantiated we will
not go into details, unless of course a reader of this
can confirm and substantiate any such stories.
He claims to
have served in South Vietnam as seen on an application
to transfer from one RSL Sub Branch to another below.
Hawkins, you have been caught out wearing the Vietnam
Medal and AASM with clasps Vietnam which, you are not
entitled to. You have been caught wearing what appears
to be Tin at the end of your medals rack as well. If you
must wear tin to enhance your service then the
appropriate area to wear them would be on the right
breast and well below any NOK medals you may be able to
Why would a
man with such an exemplary career would resort to
embellishing and tarnishing his long service is
something we here at ANZMI cannot fathom. It is the
actions of a fool, one who needs help. If you need
to dress yourself up to be something you are not after a
35 year career it possibly indicates a low esteem and
dissatisfaction within yourself.
have been proud to wear the Australian Active Service
Medal with clasp Thailand, the Defence Force Service
Medal with 20, 25, 30, & 35 year clasps and the National
Medal. There should be no reason to embellish your
career as those medals speak for themselves.
Stanley Hawkins, you once were a leading example of
integrity, a founding member of the Blue Eagles where
you are held in high regard. You have let your peers
down and you have insulted veterans who do not need to
Defence Act 1903 you were appointed to the rank of
Warrant Officer and to carefully and diligently
discharge your duty as required by Military Law and to
conduct yourself in a manner to ensure respect for
lawful authority and to uphold the honourable tradition
of the rank, "Warrant Officer".
Defence Act, something you would have advised on and
were required to administer, it is an offence to wear
medals one is not entitled to. By wearing these medals
you are not entitled to, you have shown contempt and
disregard to all your former peers and fellow veterans
and dishonoured yourself. Remove these medals from your
rack before you perpetuate your dishonour.
Peter Stanley Hawkins was sent a letter
from ANZMI asking him to prove his entitlement to wear
these medals. He was also given an opportunity to repent
and apologise to the veteran community. He did neither
instead he chose to ignore the letter.
resides here and the "war service" he claims is now
available to the world.
29th May 2011
We have managed to identify the un-official tin
medal that Peter Stanley Hawkins is wearing as well
as other RAAF personnel who also wear it. The medal
is known as the Ubon Medal, a worthless medal
obliviously struck up by ex RAAF persons that served
at the RAAF Base Ubon Thailand during the Vietnam
Whoever designed the medal should have chosen a
different ribbon for two reasons; the first is that
the colours chosen are that of the Thai National
Flag. Using the colours of a National flag to make
up worthless piece of junk for these glory hunters
to make them selves look like they are some kind of
heroes by wearing extra medals they are not entitled
to, is an insult to service personnel who have
earned their official medals.
The second and this is just as insulting more so to
the Thai people is the ribbon had been used for an
official Thai medal in 1933 named “The Safeguarding
the Constitution Medal” and was awarded to those who
assisted in suppression of the 1933 rebellion
against the constitution and the newly formed
constitutional monarchy of 1932.
On the observe is a radiant two-tiered pedestal
bearing the Constitution within a floreate wreath.
On the Reverse is the deity Pra Siam Taewathirat
(Lord Protector of Siam).
The top bar is inscribed in Thai “Sacrificing Your
Life” and on the suspension “For The Country”
Our recommendation to these ex RAAF personnel, who
wear the medal, is to remove it as it is highly
offensive to the people of Thailand. It should also
not be worn with official awarded medals.
You will see in the photograph taken in 2007 in
Perth other ex RAAF personnel wearing the same tin
medal and one member has it mounted in front of an
official medal. Obviously some ex RAAF personnel
have no knowledge re the protocol of the wearing
medals which does not say much for their pride or
This is published in the
public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam
Veteran Community. All information presented here is
fact and the truth obtained from Service records.