he was told that he was suspected of wearing medals
he was not entitled to wear, all he could gasp out
was how could anyone question him after all the work
he has done. Many wannabes are hard workers in Ex
Service Organisations (ESOs) because that is the way
they reinforce their deception, and give false proof
that they are genuine veterans or that they have
enhanced their service.
Here is Tony Woollett wearing his rack of medals.
Also there is a photo of Tony from his Service File
when he commenced his National Service obligation on
2 October 1968.
You will notice that Tony is wearing the following
Australian Service Medal
Australian Defence Medal
National Service Commemorative Medal
Unidentified self purchased Medal
Woollett is not entitled to wear the Australian
Service Medal. He stated on the telephone on the 26th
November 2009 that he was awarded that medal for a
detachment to Papua New Guinea (PNG) 1970 in
relation to a tsunami that had caused an emergency
in the Gona and Buna areas of PNG. He was sent as a
Rifleman guard for emergency relief workers. He said
at the time of his PNG service he was posted to
Headquarters 1st Division, (HQ 1Div)
Defence Company, located in Brisbane. Simply put
the PNG “emergency” never happened and Woollett’s
Service Record reflects that he never left Australia
during his National Service commitment between 2nd
October 1968 and 1st October 1970
fact for the whole of 1970 Woollett was recovering
after being hospitalised in Brisbane in June 1969.
In November 1969, he was transferred to Sydney for
further medical treatment and served the remainder
of his National Service commitment at the Eastern
Command Personnel Depot in Sydney, New South Wales.
can find no evidence of his entitlement to wear the
National Medal, he stated he got that for "his
government job" between 1972 and 1988, but was
unable to detail what the job was. The vast
majority of civilians awarded this medal are
detailed on the web site “Its an Honour”, see here
Anthony Charles Woollett is not listed.
Here is Woollett’s service record:
Had Woollett completed a detachment to PNG in 1970
it would be clearly noted on his Service Record,
there is no such entry. In addition he stated during
the telephone conversation on the 26th
November that his PNG service was during his HQ 1
Div service, he left HQ 1 Div in June 1969 after
being hospitalized, and never returned and was
certainly not there in 1970.
Wollett’s entitlement to medals does not include the
Australian Service Medal and it is unlikely that he
is entitled to wear the National Medal. He is also
wearing a unauthorized “Tin” self purchased medal.
Government protocol dictates that self purchased
“Tin” medals should not be worn on the left side
mixed with government issued medals.
a Director of an RSL it behoves Woollett to set an
example, however the Veteran community is full of
“Turkeys” like him who wear false medals. ANZMI is
now declaring war on RSL executives who wear “Tin”
medals and will display photographs of them and
their medal racks on this web site.
Woollett also has a penchant to show off his false
medals on ceremonial occasions and has been
photographed wearing them in the company of the
Minister for Veterans Affairs and the Governor of
New South Wales on Victory in the Pacific Day (VP)
this year where he was master of ceremonies and
proudly wore his false rack, which presented a
perfect photo opportunity
Unless evidence to the contrary is forthcoming we
contend that Woollett is entitled to only two of the
medals he is wearing, they are the:
Australian Defence Medal, and the
National Service Commemorative Medal
Woollett is not up there with the worst wannabe
offenders, but he is a wannabe non the less. We
assume he wears the false medals to enhance his
station in life by presenting himself as an
experienced veteran, when in fact he was a National
Serviceman who served only in Australia, and only
served effectively for a period of eight months, and
then served the remainder of his commitment
convalescing and doing general duties as an
unallotted soldier in a Personnel Depot in Sydney.
"We applaud those veterans
who have assisted us to expose this RSL
executive wearing medals to which he has no
entitlement and offer this warning to those in
ESO executive positions who wear false medals or
wear "Tin" medals."
Warning - We will expose you
22 Dec 2009
We have been advised that Tony Woollett resigned
from his position as President of the Canley
Heights, NSW, RSL Sub-Branch as soon as he was
aware that he had been caught and would be
exposed for falsely wearing medals.
At least Woollett was man enough to “fall on
his Sword” and show remorse by resigning.
We warn veterans who falsely wear medals or who
wear self purchased “Tin” medals that you are
very likely to be named and shamed, exactly like
Tony Woollett has been.
There are many frauds and wannabes who have been
exposed as Wannabes and despite overwhelming
evidence just won’t admit to their malfeasance.
Here are some of the unrepentant wannabes from
our web site.
Currently ANZMI is working on a project to show
the faces and “Tin” medals of those Veterans and
non Veterans who wear “Tin” medals. Then as
photographs come in, they will included on the