this did not stop him serving with the Australian
SAS, ASIO, Israeli Mossad, National Intelligence
Security and carrying out covert operations.
We hold a number of sworn Statutory Declarations as
to the claims made by Carleton Thomas. Further
reliable information has been received that he is
still making these claims, wearing the beret and the
number of medals has increased.
Carleton Thomas said in my presence, that while
serving with the Australian SAS he was involved with
covert operations in Cambodia. He also served in the
Philippines and dived onto a submarine and entered
the sub via the escape hatch. He also said at one
time in his SAS service he was under the Commanding
Officer by the name of Jeffery.
Carleton had an SAS Beret with a cloth SAS Badge
which he got a friend of mine to “bash” for him. He
now has an SAS beret with a metal badge.
He also showed me a photograph of a group of SAS men
which I believe was taken was on ANZAC Day 2008 on
the steps of King George Square, Brisbane.
There were three rows of SAS Troopers standing in a
tiered formation facing half right. There were
approximately thirty in the photo all wearing suits
with their Sandy berets on. The photo was taken from
the right hand end of the group putting them in left
profile. There was no banner or anyone sitting or
Carleton was standing in the middle row third from
the right (not positive) and can be identified by
the grin with prominent teeth wearing a single medal
which I could not identify.
I have tried to get a copy of the photograph, but
have not been able to do so.
Carleton is now using that photo to substantiate his
claim of being a member of the SAS.
He has also told me he has a Law Degree.
For the readers not familiar with the term “Bash”,
it means to soak the beret in water and shape it to
your head so it keeps a permanent shape with the
beret following the contour of your head and not
looking like a helicopter pad.
The Commanding officer of the SAS Regiment 7th
January 1976 to 22nd October 1977 was
Lieutenant Colonel P. M. (Mike) Jeffery MC, who
later became the Governor of Western Australia and
Governor General of Australia.
Carleton Thomas did intimate verbally to me that he,
at such time previously; had been involved with the
Israeli Mossad, Australian ASIO, and National
Intelligence Security Agencies as a covert
He also stated during his military service, he was a
member of the elite Australian Army Special Air
Service and during that period he did participate in
“Black Operations” in Northern Ireland, El Salvador,
Colombia (South America) and the South Pole.
He further claims that under the Secrecy and Crimes
Act, he is prohibited from discussing or elaborating
upon the said confidential and restricted operations
Carleton Thomas stated to me that he was a former
member of the Australian SAS Regiment. He further
stated the while serving with the RAAF, he was
purportedly detached from his unit to participate in
covert operations with the SAS.
I stayed with Carleton Thomas at his residence in
Rochdale South for a few weeks some years back. He
told me on numerous occasions that he had served
with the SAS on covert operations in Cambodia.
The alarm bells began ringing when he gave me an SAS
beret and asked me to “bash” it for him. This beret
had a cloth badge which only the UK and New Zealand
As can be seen from Carleton Thomas’s Certificate of
Service there is no way he could have served with
the Australian Special Air Service or any secret
service organization especially when he was
discharged as being incompatible with service life.
We have not got a current photograph of Carleton
Thomas or the group photograph in question. If any
of our readers has a current photograph of Thomas or
a copy of the group photograph we would appreciate
it if you could contact us so you can send us the
photograph/s to put up on this site.
It is most likely that he is a member of or has
visited RSL branches in Queensland and we would like
to hear from you.
Why or for how long Thomas has been telling these
lies of a life of fantasy, no one knows. One thing
is for certain, because of these lies he will grace
our web site for the rest of his life.
We would like to thank a reader of our web site for
reading the story of Carleton David Thomas. The
person was kind enough to forward a photograph
of Thomas and it has been confirmed that it is
The photograph shows Thomas wearing the SAS beret
and clearly shows he needs some instruction on how a
beret should be worn. As the photograph is of poor
quality it is difficult to properly identify the
United Nations medal he is wearing. After comparing
the medal with all UN medals issued it appears to be
the Cyprus UN Medal which was issued to all
Australian Police Officers that served in Cyprus.
Enquiries were carried out with the informants and
they have advised us that Thomas never served in
Cyprus. Australia only provided police and not
troops at the time of the crisis.
A search on the above web site reveals that Thomas
has not been awarded any medals.
You will also notice that above the medal Thomas
appears to be wearing qualification badge which
appear to be Parachute Instructors Wings. As the
service record of Thomas clearly shows he only
served in the RAAF from 13 April 1977 to 24 February
1978. He certainly did not serve long enough in the
RAAF to earn any sort of qualification
It is also difficult to identify the other badges
that Thomas is wearing on his lapel. It would be
appreciated if anyone has seen this photo of Thomas
who can identify the badges to contact us and
we will do a further update.
4th Feb 2011
Carleton David Thomas
Thanks to some readers of our web site whom
supplied more information and photos of Carleton
David Thomas we can now update the information
This is a photograph of Thomas before he had
work done on his teeth.
This is how he looks today.
In our original story you will see that Thomas
had managed to get a photo of him posing with
the Queensland Branch of the Australian SAS
Association on ANZAC Day 2008. We now have that
photo. How he was not noticed by the other
members is unknown.
Another source from out original story was that
Thomas claimed to have a Law Degree. We now have
a photo of his business card and the fact that
he received his Law Degree at Nottingham
University. We know that Thomas has a poor grasp
of grammar and spelling. We are in possession of
a couple of letters he arranged for someone to
proof read and correct his letters and given
back to him to sign. We will not publish the
letters, but on his Title at the end of each
Further research into this uncovered that Thomas
has a Skype address and also has his details on
LinkedIn. You will notice at the bottom of the
page he received his qualification from
Nottingham University between 1998 and 2007.
In the Skype address you will notice he states
his qualifications as LLB, LLD, Hons Law to
stand against Corruption.
Thomas is not registered as a barrister of
Lawyer in Queensland and he may have redesigned
his business card using and of the following
examples. He does target Veterans as well as
civilians with his false degree in law.
29th May 2011
For those following the case on Carleton Thomas
the following newspaper articles say it all. As
for As to the quote by Thomas in the first
newspaper article “There is more to my
records, believe it or not than these people
We have this to say to him. We have your
complete service record. The Defence Department
could not find any record of you serving in the army
or the SAS Regiment.
As for his solicitor Paul Donnelly of NSW who
Thomas worked for, we could not find anything in
the Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952
which states he could not comment on the service
record of Thomas.
In the second article Donnelly states Thomas
worked for him as a clerk and insisted Thomas
had a Law Degree. Yet the couple in the second
article state they could not find a record of Thomas
being admitted to practice law in any Australian
jurisdiction or held a certificate as either a
solicitor or barrister. It would appear Donnelly
has been duped by false documents produced by
Thomas as we know he cannot even put a sentence