Serving as a Sergeant with the Special Air Service
Being a Sniper in 1st Battalion Royal
Australian Regiment (1RAR),
a Sergeant Drill Instructor at three different major
Served in operational rolls in Iraq and Somalia.
Was attached to a United States Marines unit for
nine months in Iraq on active service.
The photographs below show Tilley as he is today,
and as he was during Australian Army Recruit
like all pathological liars, adds tantalizing detail to
his false “stories”, to gain sympathy for the tragic
emotional and physical damage done to him by his
"service". Among his claims are:
He was with the initial group of rescuers to arrive
at the scene of the SASR Blackhawk disaster at
Townsville on the 12 June 1996.
He was injured whilst participating in a night
parachute jump over Sydney with 3rd Battalion
Royal Australian Regiment. (3RAR)
Whilst a Sniper in Somalia he shot and killed a
young male who was concealed behind a large drum and
thought to be armed.
His “Spotter” assisting him in the above incident
later committed suicide.
Has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder as a result of his service and is under the
care of the Vietnam Veterans counseling Service.
Claims he is eligible for a Totally and Permanently
Incapacitated (TPI) pension from Department of Veterans
Affairs but refuses to contact them.
Claims he has numerous service medals
Has produced photographs purporting to be of him in
camouflage clothing during operations in Somalia One of
these photographs has been identified as Photograph
1735.372 which is an exhibit at the Australian War
Memorial. Although they cannot be identified in the
photograph, all of the soldiers are named. Tilley’s
name is not shown.
details of the photograph can be found here: http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/P01735.372
hold three full pages of detailed information on
Statutory Declarations from people with a lot of
Military experience who heard the above claims directly
investigator from ANZMI contacted Tilley and asked him
about his service, he told the investigator that he had
served in the Australian Army, but only for a short time
during Recruit Training and later at Townsville,
Queensland, and had never been deployed overseas. When
questioned about his claims of overseas service, he said
he believed he knows where the allegations may come
Tilley's true military history is nothing like the
verbal garbage he relates to polite listeners. All
of those who listen to him are not gullible, and see him
for what he is, and so, with the help of the non
gullible Veteran community we are pleased be able to
ensure that Tilley's correct military history is known
to the world. We are also pleased to be able to expose
this con man early in his career in the hope that he
sees the error of his ways and ceases and desists from
his obnoxious behaviour.
Dale Ian Tilley, has well earned his place on our web
site as a con man, liar, fraud and a wannabe. He will
remain on our web site for ever more
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Veteran Community. All information presented here is
fact and the truth. Reports from private citizens are
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