Surname: Willoughby
Christian Names: Dale Anthony
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Sanctuary Point
Service: Army
Case Notes:

Dale Anthony Willoughby of Sanctuary Point, New South Wales is a liar, medal cheat and wannabe.


From the above photo you can see that Willoughby is wearing a number of medals which are from left
to right:

Australian Active Service Medal 1975 with clasps East Timor and Afghanistan (only entitled to Clasp
East Timor)

International Force East Timor Medal (Interfet) (entitled)

Afghanistan Medal (not entitled)

Defence Long Service Medal (not entitled did not serve the required time)

Australian Defence Medal (entitled)

Above the medals he is wearing a blue Unit Citation which is the United States Presidential Unit
Citation awarded to 3 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) for the battle of Kapyong in the
Korean War. The citation was formerly known as the “Distinguished Unit Citation” till it was renamed
in November 1966.

He is not entitled to wear that Unit Citation on civilian dress as he was never in that battle, only ex-serving members who were involved in that battle can wear it on civilian dress. Serving members of 3RAR wear the Unit Citation as part of their dress uniforms only whilst members of that battalion.


Infantry Combat Badge (not entitled as he did not meet the requirements for that Badge)
Here are some of the Claims Dale Willoughby has made:

1. As part of his post traumatic stress claim,  he has stated while serving in East Timor he saw a girl being raped. He had the offender in his sights but could not open fire due to the rules of
If this was true, what stopped him and the rest of his section from pulling the offender off the girl
and arresting him to hand over to the proper authorities to be dealt with.

2. He said he was in Iraq attached to the US 101st Airborne Division as a forward scout which is the reason he was not awarded the Iraq medal.

We can only assume the mighty US 101st Airborne Division was short of Forward Scouts and that
is why a lone Australian Private was attached to them.

3. He said he was attached to an Australian Special Air Service Troop in Afghanistan as a
Forward Scout where he saw a mate shot while standing next to him.

Again we can only assume again they did not have sufficient forward scouts.

4. He said he was in a helicopter crash whilst in Afghanistan and again claims he was next to a mate that was killed in the crash and when the helicopter blew up he was wounded and still
has shrapnel in him that cannot be removed.


One member in the group photo was in the Navy when a helicopter crashed on Bass Strait oil rigs
back in the 1980’s, so we can leave it to you imagination where he made that story up from.

We know that he has made other false claims about his service to other people. Should you
be one of these persons and wish to let us know about these claims, you can contact us through
our web site and we can update his case.

Dale Willoughby was contacted by us and denied making any such claims. When asked about the medals, his reply was;

“I had a friend who was sick in hospital and he asked me to wear his medals on ANZAC Day.”

He shot himself in the foot with that excuse as the photo was not taken on ANZAC Day
2012 but later in the year at another service.

We have managed to collect some information about his service through various informants to
know he only served approximately 11 years in the army and a lot of that was in non-infantry units. We
also know that he only did operational service in East Timor and that was for a short period.

Dale Anthony Willoughby,  for your fairy tale war stories, wearing of awards you are not entitled to, 
you obviously lack honesty, integrity and most of all,  respect for the ex-servicemen and
women that have served in these operations.

You have earned the right to join others like you 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.

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