One of the Statutory Declarations comes
from an ex SAS member who lives in the area and he
stated that he has received reports over a ten year
period from various sources that Nemtsas had made claims
that he served with the SAS in Vietnam.
had spoken to Nemtsas about this in the past and Nemtsas
denied making such claims. He recently was contacted by
a Vietnam Veteran who advised him that Nemtsas had
repeated this claim to another person who's name we have and more
recently to some members of the Mildura Pistol Club.
also states that when he attended a recent RSL funeral
service conducted by Nemtsas, Stan used terms when
speaking of Veterans as "we, us, etc" in such a manner
that anyone, who did not know he was not a Veteran,
would believe he was a war veteran.
his CV for election to the RSL committee, he
refers to having trained with the SAS In an apparent
endeavour to associate his name with SAS service.
Any soldier who trained in the ADF while
the SAS existed could make this claim, but would not, as
they would know what such a statement implied.
Another person provided a Statutory Declaration
stating that a few years back Nemtsas had boasted about
receiving a Certificate of Appreciation for his service
in Vietnam, Nemtsas then went on to tell him that:
couldn't talk too much about what he had done during the
war as he had served over there with the SAS and that a
lot of what he had done was "hush, hush", secret
business." Nemtsas has made mention of being SAS a number
of times since then and I have come to learn that he
only served with the CMF and
even as someone who never served in the Military, I feel
that this is a disgrace and is a blight upon the memory
of those who truly did their duty and did their country
Nemtsas even tried to make a claim for a DVA Pension
stating that he had done Active Service with the SAS.
Statutory Declaration from a Pension Officer at the
Sunraysia Regional Veteran's Centre states that Nemtsas
during the last 3-4 months of 1997 approached the above
office requesting assistance with a pension from the
Department of Veteran's Affairs.
When questioned about his service, Nemtsas stated that
he served in South Vietnam with the SAS . His
pension application was handed to another Pension
Officer and it was registered at the centre as claim
became suspicious of his service and through
investigations conducted, we learnt that Nemtsas did not
serve in the Regular Army with the SAS, nor did he go to
South Vietnam. He only served with the then CMF (ARES)
for approximately 30 years.
another occasion Stan Nemtsas was involved in running a
Bingo Raffle on a Saturday night at the Mildura RSL.
There are two Statutory Declarations from this person
who stated Nemtsas asked this person to change chairs
with him and when this person asked why? Nemtsas stated
that he cannot stand people behind him and that he had
been to Heidelberg Repat on several occasions for
treatment for his war caused injuries.
This person also received a threatening
phone call from an unknown male person on the 28 Mar 05
stating "If you sign that affidavit you are f**king
Nemtsas joined the CMF on the 12th of
July, 1965, he filled out two forms.
Application for enlistment and Personal
Data Sheet and on both forms he indicated "No" to any
previous Military Service. These forms are shown
He submitted a resume to the Mildura RSL
in January 2005 for re-election in the February
Elections at that Branch. That resume is shown
That is the end of the resume, now to cover the claims
Nemtsas has made in that resume . Due to the 30 year limit a copy of his
Record of Service only covers up to 1974.
Nemtsas was never called up for National Service as is
proved by his Record of
service and his own admission on his Enlistment Form, but he wears the medal which
he is not entitled to. He is a member of the National
Servicemen's Association Mallee sub-branch Mildura,
which was formed in October 1993.
the time of this investigation, the Office Bearers were:
President: Reg Perry
Vice President: Peter Whitfield
Secretary: Jim Petter
Asst Secretary: Lionel Ling
Treasurer: Thomas Elliott
1951, during the Korean War, National Service was
introduced. All Australian males aged 18 years
had to register for 176 (later 140) days of training. In
1957 the system was changed to emphasize skill rather
than numbers. The system was ended in 1959.
Nowhere in his Record of Service does it indicate that
Nemtsas was posted to or did a course with 1 and 2
Commando Companies or the SAS.
may have been personnel from both Commando Companies and
the SAS on a course he was on or he may have
participated in an exercise involving soldiers from
Parachute Course, 9th May 69 to 6th
Nemtsas did do a Basic Parachute course. They were
conducted for 1 and 2 Commando Coy personnel and if
there were any vacancies left on these courses, they
were made open to other CMF units. As can be seen
below Nemtsas at the time of his parachute course was in
Separate courses were held for Regular Defence Force
Underwater Demolition Course
is no record of Nemtsas on any of his service documents
available to indicate having done such a course. Before a person can do an Under Water Demolition Course
in the Commando Companies or the SAS, they first have to
qualify as a Small Craft Handler, then complete a
Shallow Water Assault Swimmers Course (Shallow Water
Trained as a Sniper.
were no sniper courses done in the Australian Army till
around the late 1970's as the army was still carrying
out trials on which sniper rifle they were going to
purchase for soldiers trained as snipers.
to purchasing a sniper rifle the army only had the .303
Lee Enfield rifles with 1918 telescopic sights and
ammunition made in 1942.
rifle had long been replaced by the 7.62 mm Self
Loading Rifle better known as the SLR when Nemtsas
served in the CMF.
Joined the Mildura RSL in 1964
Stanley Demetrious NEMTSAS, State Branch Membership
Number 1072252 first joined the RSL 22
Jun 77, Unit of Service shown on his form, 2 Royal
Victorian Regiment (2RVR).
would think that the Mildura RSL would have carried out
some proper checks especially after receiving his resume
with so much false information. Maybe this will be a
wake up call for them to conduct proper checks of its
the time of investigation the Committee members for 2005
President Allan Wilson
Vice President Stanley
Vice President Les Dean
Treasurer Helen Jack
Firearm Safety Training Officer training the Mildura
Police and the Department of Justice.
reliable source from the Victorian Police Force stated
that all Police Officers are trained by qualified Police
Firearms Instructors of which two are stationed at
for the Department of Justice, Nemtsas must mean the
Department of Corrections according to the police source
and they don't have firearms.
Army Association of Victoria
Enquiries revealed there is an organization by that name
registered with the Victorian Consumer Affairs number
A0031820U on 8 Aug 95 and
the public officer on the registration form is
James William Walter PETTER
who happens to be the Secretary of the National
Servicemen's Association Mallee sub-branch.
is no mention of Nemtsas on the form. Nemtsas does get
a mention as the contact person for that organization
under the Mildura Council web site for the
Survivor Mildura Masters in which Nemtsas conducts
adventure training in compass and map reading at $10.00
President of the National Servicemen's Association.
Checks with a past President of the main Branch of the
National Servicemen's Association turned up a negative
result. They had never heard of him. It appears that the
Queensland Branch is the only one that only accepts
National Servicemen, the others accept anyone.
Enquiries with the Mallee sub-branch received the
To whom it may concern:
I do not like people telling me not to pass this on to
As far as the Association is concerned Stan is an ex
Nasho and proud of it.
I will support him in any way possible in this matter
and furthermore it
will be tabled at our next General Meeting next month
for our Sub-Branch to take any action required.
Furthermore this email will be given to Stan Nemtsas at
convenience, in fact I will email it to him with this
It would be interesting to know if the
Secretary Jim PETTER a friend of Stan Nemtsas actually
followed through by tabling the information at that
General Meeting and if so. What action was taken. It is
also obvious that no proper checks were carried out by
was a Youth Training Officer with the Sporting Shooters
Association of Australia and did teach Scouts and other
youth groups in the area.
would wonder what tall stories have been told and it
would be interesting to hear from these persons that
were taught certain skills by Nemtsas.
have received information that Nemtsas used to wear
Vietnam Medals but stopped once it became obvious that
he was not a Vietnam Veteran. It is an offence under
Federal Law to wear medals when you are not entitled to
them and that includes the National Service Medal.
anyone has a photograph of Nemtsas wearing the Vietnam
Medals you can contact us at
email@example.com and the matter will be followed up
with further action.
In conclusion I will say that I have been
advised that there are a number of people in the Mildura
area that can give further evidence as to the lies
Nemtsas has told over the years regarding Active Service
with the Australian SAS in South Vietnam and I urge you
to do so out of respect for the real Veteran's both
living and those that lost their lives.
evidence collected it is quite obvious that Nemtsas was
never called up for National Service nor had he ever
served with the SAS or been to South Vietnam on
Nemtsas you are quite entitled to wear your Reserve
Forces Medal and the National Medal but you have no
right to wear the National Service Medal or the Vietnam
I now go
back to two points in his resume:
Holds a very high value to the Mildura
As a past Senior Vice President I can see
myself carrying on as to the good of the RSL and its
Nemtsas I have this to say after all the evidence I have
in my possession.
You have no values and you have misled a
large number of people by your lies and deceit for your
own personal gain and gratification.
yourself, your family and people who trusted you.
deserve anything that comes your way when the real
Veteran's learn of your shameful lies and deceit.
21 Feb 2006
31st Aug 2010
Update Stanley Demetrious Nemtsas Ė Mildura,
with pleasure that we announce that Nemtsas has been
expelled from the Victoria Branch of the National
Servicemenís Association of Australia for falsely
claiming to have served as a National Serviceman. This
positive action by an Ex Servicemenís Association (ESO)
is applauded and indicative of the growing awareness
within ESOs of the necessity to maintain integrity by
not allowing scurrilous wannabes infesting and
Well done Victoria Branch. We are always prepared to
apply our expertise to assist ESOs. Simply send an
firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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 the
private citizens are supported by statement of fact and