According to Whale during his Military service he was
awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
for "conspicuous bravery in battle" during a stint
with the UK SAS in North Africa. As well as mixing with
the military elite, Whale claims to have been an airline
pilot, a Tuscany chef, a Wimbledon tennis player and a
The Distinguished Conduct Medal is a military
decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army and
other services, and formerly also to personnel of other
Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for
conspicuous bravery in battle on land.
can't find any evidence that Whale is a DCM recipient,
we think that maybe he awarded it to himself – perhaps
it's a Distinguished Cooking Medal for cooking pizzas
Perhaps Whale does have a military background as he
hides behind a shield of strategies that he thinks will
protect his deceit. Oops, sorry David, perhaps you don't
realise that CPMH has friends all over the world and
particularly in the UK. You should know that we
colonials have ties with the UK SAS. CPMH is such a
diverse group that some of our members have
served at Hereford in the UK. When it comes to the
British and Australian SAS it is a small small world.
David you must have been truly a man of mystery, because
no one in the SAS family has heard of you or your
exploits. Below is the kind of response we got wherever
questions were posed regarding Whale:
Contacted the xxxxxxxxxx in London and spoke to the
David Edward John Whale. A David Whale does not exist
on their register.
Plus the xxxxxxxx was at Hereford at the same time as
the 'Embassy Siege'
in the 80's and he said a guy with this name did not
It appears that D E J Whale is a fraud.
some icing to his cake Whale claims to have reached
the rank of Captain during his service with SAS . A
Captain in SAS is an elite soldier of the highest
quality and like we said Whale aims for quality lies and
to mention it David Whale, but the guys at Hereford are
not too happy about people fraudulently claiming to be a
Captain in their tight circle, but I can assure you
that hell hath no fury like an SAS veteran who has had
his honour stolen by a foppish bore with a penchant for
Edward John Whale, born in England 18 January 1955 tells
his tales of international intrigue at the Hampton
Returned Services League Club in Melbourne, but he only
talks to the point where he gets a hard question then he
invokes the "Sorry old boy, The Official Secrets Act
wears UK medals, one would assume that he would be an
ordinary member of the Hampton RSL but instead he
remains a social member, because, if he changes to
ordinary membership he has to reveal his regimental
details and my goodness, nations across the world would
have to go on red alert if David Whale came in from the
claims to have been one of the heroic UK SAS members
who stormed and neutralized terrorists at the Iranian
Embassy London where terrorists were holding twenty-four
hostages, this happened in April 1980. He has a
photo of a soldier dressed in SAS paraphernalia
including a gas mask that makes identification
impossible, however, he says, the photo is of him on
the roof of the Iranian Embassy after having suffered a
gun shot wound . Now read the two Reports of
Operation Nimrod. The second reference has an
interesting video that you can play.
Please bookmark us before going to
these links as they will take you away from the CPMH
soldiers were shot on the roof of the Iranian Embassy,
during operation Nimrod
fact the terrorists fired no shots whilst the soldiers
were on the roof.
were no SAS casualties at all during the raid. All of
the soldiers that were located on the roof – two groups
of four - all rappelled down, and got on with the job,
if Whale did some rappelling, after suffering a gun shot
wound, he is truly a man of steel and qualified to boast
problem with the photo, is the gas mask, you can see
that it is a soldier, but he is totally unrecognisable
and it could be Captain Ahab for all it is worth.
addition to the gunshot wound whilst on the roof Whale
also tells of being wounded whilst serving in North
would think that someone, twice wounded under
operational conditions, would suffer some after effects,
a twinge here or an itch there, that would be worthy of
compensation or a pension of some kind. The UK Ministry
of Defence, War Disablement Department told us:
"Thank you for your email. I have checked our War
Disablement Pension records and we have no trace of this
sent Whale a letter requesting that he explain his SAS
and other military exploits. Whale chose to ignore our
Whale you are a clever fraud in the way you set yourself
a security screen against detection, but you were wrong
to think that us colonials are dumb enough to swallow
the bilge you utter during your moments of ecstatic
reminiscence of fanciful heroic exploits.
Whale you have been harpooned and flensed
, stop your nonsense, go to the people you have lied to
and apologise, maybe they will forgive you, but we
exposure is presented in the public interest so
the public can be aware that should they cross paths
with people spruiking tales of heroic Military exploits
and hiding behind the "Official Secrets Act" it is
probably the ravings of a Wannabe.
CPMH has friends world wide
and particularly in the UK. Every day that passes we get
information that increases our knowledge.
Knowledge, and our individual experiences form our
strength. We warn all Wannabes out there,
that your days are numbered. If your self-esteem is so
low that you have to steal the honour of one of our veterans, seek immediate help
from a psychology professional. If you don't, we will
get you, and be assured your self esteem would never
be the same. Suggest you ask Mr Whale about
23 Apr 2009
Warning – Be a wannabe at your own Peril
When David Edward J Whale was “outed” as a wannabe,
he loudly protested his innocence and reported our
actions to the police. The police “harrumphed” and
requested by email that we attend their premises.
Whale was following the traits of most wannabes.
When they are caught they yell “blue murder” and
threaten legal action. Some retain their arrogance
and never admit their guilt, however David Edward J
Whale has learnt that stealing the honour of
veterans is not good for the soul. After being “lit
up” in Oct 2005 it has taken him until now to admit
wrote this email on 26 March 2009.
David Whale <firstname.lastname@example.org>
dateThu, Mar 26, 2009 at 8:19 AM
hide details Mar 26 (4 days ago) Reply
write to offer my apologies for my shameful
won't go into details but I have had a mental health
problem and this is also now having treatment.
health has now deteriorated and I can no longer live
what is left of my life with the shame and worry.
therefore apologise unreservedly to anyone whom I
might have offended.
has indeed cost me dearly as I now have no home and
live in caravan.
ask for no sympathy but only a chance to live the
rest of my life in peace.
David E J Whale
Whilst it is appreciated that after four years Whale
has found the courage to unreservedly apologise to
veterans, we will not remove him from our web site.
He carefully and deliberately planned and created a
false past to have people believe he had served as a
UK Special Air Services (SAS) commissioned officer
who had been wounded in action and awarded medals
do thank Whale for his apology, but it is too little
and too late.
Wannabes should learn from Whale’s email that the
toll for fifteen minutes of false fame can be high.
Veterans will not tolerate the theft of their
honour, they owe at least that much to those who did