Blair

Date of Entry: 21/06/2020
Surname: Blair
Christian Names: Ian Douglas
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Narrabri
Case Notes:

 

It is unusual for a person to have survived as a fake Vietnam Veteran for forty years. Ian Douglas Blair, has maintained that charade in the town of Narrabri, in regional NSW for that long. The longer the charade, the harder the fall, and forty years ensures a very loud "thud", when the six thousand people of Narrabri learn of his deceit


There were twenty nine people from Narrabri who served in the war in Vietnam. All are listed on the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) website, Ian Blair is not listed.


In any case, he was born 2 February 1954, and no Australian Army personnel, below the age of nineteen years served in Vietnam.

There were no Australian Army units in Vietnam after February 1973, when Blair would have been nineteen years old. Of course Blair has addressed this anomaly by stating he lied about his age to the Army, on enlistment.

We hold Statutory Declaration, with details of Blair's antics over the years.

Blair has said he served with 10th Royal Australian Regiment (10 RAR). No such unit ever served in Vietnam during the war.

He avowed never to have anything to do with DVA, or the Returned and Services League (RSL), however, he does attend ANZAC day commemorations, and has wept over the memories of his "service". "Crocodile tears" for "crocodile service". He has said that it is "too hard to talk about his Vietnam service".

He also declares that he was awarded a Victoria Cross (VC) and a United States Purple Heart medal for his Vietnam service. He never wears medals, as like many on this website, claims he "threw them overboard on the sea journey back to Australia".

We are pleased to relieve Blair of the stress and anxiety of wondering when he would be exposed as a liar and a wannabe. He can now live without weeping on Anzac day, and will no longer have to remember what lies he has told.

Should he desire to apologize to those from Narrabri who actually served in the Vietnam war, we will be happy to furnish him with the names of the twenty two Soldiers, four Sailors, and three Airmen from Narrabri who did serve the hard yards in Vietnam.

Like Blair, those who falsely claim to be returned veterans will eventually experience the shame of exposure, and learn that the kudos of their false service, is surpassed by public shame, particularly in small regional towns like Narrabri.

Welcome aboard Ian Blair and throwing medals overboard on HMAS ANZMI is frowned upon

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