We hold Statutory Declarations from numerous
veterans who have declared that Pedlow told them
that he was a Vietnam Veteran who had been
wounded in action. We have other statements from
reliable sources detailing that Pedlow said he
was receiving a pension of $2,000 a fortnight
following a lump sum payment of $75,000 from the
Department of Veterans Affairs.
Pedlow served in the Australian Regular Army for
a period of three years from 25 May 1966 to 26
June 1969 during that service he was employed as
a driver in Royal Australian Engineer Units and
he never left Australia.
He enlisted on 25 May 1966 as shown in this
He was posted to Royal Australian Engineer units
- in Australia only, as shown below.
He was discharged on the 26 June 1969. On
discharge he elected to be placed on the
Australian Regular Army Reserve, Eastern Command
for five years. This was an inactive list of
discharged soldiers who could be recalled in an
Pedlow did not serve in South Vietnam, nor was
he wounded in action, nor does he receive a
pension relating to service in South Vietnam.
From the number of reports we have received he
is in the habit of claiming to be a returned
veteran, unfortunately for him his lies have now
caught up with him and he is one of the chosen
few who now grace our web site.
Veterans will not tolerate Wannabes who steal
their honour. Unfortunately, despite presenting
sufficient evidence, to at least set law
enforcement agencies on the right path, they
have no interest in the hurt perpetrated on
veterans by Wannabes. In the United States
Wannabes are investigated by the FBI and harshly
dealt with by the courts. Australian Veterans
live in the hope that one day law enforcement
agencies, particularly Australian Federal Police
will enforce the provisions of the Defence Act
1903 where Wannabes are eligible for up to six
months jail and a fine of $3,300 or both.
Pedlow, like all suspected wannabes, was given
the opportunity to explain his behaviour,
however he failed to respond to our letter.
Whilst Wannabes may not be actively pursued by
law enforcement agencies ANZMI is determined to
rid the Veteran community of this scourge.
Veterans everywhere are urged to remain vigilant
and report suspects to ANZMI.
Wannabes, just like Napoleon Bonaparte, will
meet their Waterloo and details of their crime
will be broadcast to the world on our web site.