Entries with Surname (Title)s starting with 'J'

Surname: Jewell
Christian Names: Matina
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Melbourne
Service: Army
Branch: Transport
Case Notes:

Major Matina Jewell – Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veterans Association (APPVA) Ambassador.Whenever you look at the APPVA, you see anomalies in the higher echelons of the organization.

Their senior executives have said that “they have no interest in ex Service traditions when it comes to Honours and Awards protocols”. Major Matina Jewell is named as the APPVA Ambassador and she wears unapproved medals with her very adequate Defence rack.

Jewell is wearing six authorized Defence Force medals, as well as two unapproved foreign medals:

Australian Active Service Medal 1975 – with two clasps: Middle East and International Coalition Against Terrorism (ICAT)

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Australian Service Medal 1975 with two clasps: Solomon Islands I, Solomon Islands II

Australian Defence Long Service Medal

Australian Defence Service Medal

United Nations Medal – UNTSO with numeral 2

Unapproved foreign medals that should be worn on her right breast

Republic of Lebanon War Medal – Awarded for acts of bravery in war.

Republic of Lebanon Wounded in Combat Medal – Awarded to military personnel wounded in war.

Here are the two unapproved medals:

Jewell’s story is one of achievement and minor celebrity status, yet despite her success, she wears unapproved foreign medals spliced to her Defence rack. The foreign medals may have been hard earned but protocol demands she wear them on her right breast, and as an APPVA Ambassador, it behooves her to set an example and follow medals protocol.

The Governor Generals Department issues Gazettes detailing which foreign medals may be approved to be worn with Defence Force medals. Here are extracts from that Gazette.



Below is an extract from the Schedule of Foreign Awards from Lebanon that may be approved. The medals worn by Jewell are not on the list:

As a result of a previous President of the APPVA Mr Paul Copeland being exposed as a medals cheat, we have had a landslide of reports and photographs illustrating the Cavalier attitude of senior members of the APPVA and we will show them on this web site one by one.

The Rank and File members of the APPVA must consider the behaviour of the higher echelons of their organization who are trashing the traditions and protocols that ex Servicemen have followed for One Hundred years

This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.

Surname: Johns
Christian Names: Daryle Wayne
Country: Australia
State or Province: South Australia
City or Town: Port Pirie
Service #: 4720572
Service: Army
Branch: Australian Army Catering Corps
Case Notes:


Johns served as a Catering Corps Corporal who was assigned to Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC) units in Vietnam from 28 November 1969 until 19 November 1970.




Notice that Johns wears the regalia of the RAAC veteran, including Armoured Corps beret and hat badge. In addition he wears an Army Combat Badge attached to his Australian Active Service Medal.


Johns chooses to shun his Catering Corps heritage and wear the more prestigious trappings of an Armoured Corps veteran.


Non Armoured Corps soldiers posted to Armoured Corps combat units in Vietnam would have had some routine guard and patrol duties at the Nui Dat base, but were never deployed on combat operations.


In a newspaper article, Johns says the following:




The term "Tet" refers to the celebration of the 1968 Vietnamese New Year which became the bloodiest time of the war.


Johns did not participate in the "Tet Offensive". The "Tet Offensive" was officially named The General Offensive and Uprising of Tet Mau Than 1968, and was one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War. It commenced on 30 Jan 1968 and continued until February, that year. It was indeed a torrid time. In 1969 on the anniversary of the 1968 "Tet Offensive" there was increased activity from the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong, that period in 1969 has been accepted as a second Tet Offensive. There were no more Tet Offensives. Johns was in Nui Dat for a resurgence of activity in January 1970 and has claimed that time as being a Tet Offensive.


Army Combat Badge (ACB)


The Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC) Association advises that all non Corps personnel posted to Armoured Corps combat units in Vietnam were awarded the ACB.


"The purpose of the ACB is not to recognise combat duties but to recognise service with a combat element through formal force assignment and been physically deployed in the same geographical location as a Combat Team and have a primary role to directly support that Combat Team for a period of either a continuous or an aggregate of 90 days satisfactory service".

It must not be worn attached to an Australian Active Service Medal (AASM). Protocol directs that it is worn on the left breast above medals.

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Johns earned the medals that he wears.

He earned the right to wear an ACB, but not attached to his AASM.


He did not earn the right to wear the RAAC beret and badge.


He did not earn the right to have claimed to have served in Vietnam during the "Tet Offensive".


For his actions Daryle Johns has earned the right to be featured on this website.





Surname: Johnson
Christian Names: Jack
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Gulargambone
Service #: Nil (Possibly Cadets)
Service: Nil
Branch: Nil
Commencement of service: N/A
Completion of service: N/A
Case Notes:




Well, here we go again. Jack Johnson, yet another example of a ‘wannabe’ claiming to be something he is not. Johnson’s impressive array of medals suggests some extensive time overseas in a number of the World’s hot spots. The only problem is Jack Johnson is a fraud. He has no operational service, in fact he has no military service at all under the name Jack Johnson, yet he has the audacity to turn up to ANZAC Day 2014 at the NSW country town of Gulargambone wearing a chest full of medals he has no entitlement to wear. He has also the impertinence to claim to be ‘a disabled veteran’, an example of how low this individual will go to deceive the community.

If his objective was to have more medals than everyone else at the service, well he won that competition hands down but the trouble is, Johnson (if that is indeed his real name) is the worst kind of contemptible ‘wannabe’ because he didn’t even bother to research the medals he was wearing. If he did, he might have discovered that this ‘rack’ makes no sense whatsoever.

Yes, Jack Johnson certainly cuts a fine figure as the decorated veteran as he struts his stuff along the street, leading the fair dinkum Veterans of Gulargambone in the ANZAC Day March.

As you can see he wears an impressive array of Australian and United Nations awards, as well as the coveted Infantry Combat Badge (ICB).

What could possibly be wrong we hear you ask? Well, even a cursory glance at his ‘rack’ should have the alarm bells ringing.

He is wearing:

ICB (Infantry Combat badge) (No Entitlement)

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) with five or six clasps (No Entitlement)
INTERFET Medal (No Entitlement)
Timor Leste Solidarity Medal (TLSM) (No Entitlement)

What appear to be an array United Nations Medals, suggesting service with the UN in the following UN Missions, all of which he has no entitlement to:

UN ‘Sudan’
UN ‘Cambodia’
UN ‘Rwanda’
UN ‘Timor Leste’ (UNMIT)
UN ‘Special Service Medal’

The last medal he is wearing is the:

MFO Medal (Multi National Force and Observers (Sinai) (No Entitlement)

Irrespective of the order the medals appear, Jack Johnson has no entitlement to any of the medals he is wearing.

Now, if Jack had done even half of the things that his medal rack suggests, he would have had to be a member of the Army for quite a few years.

Note that his medal ‘rack’ is devoid of any Long Service Medals? Perhaps his subterfuge would be more believable if he displayed the Defence Force Service Medal (DFSM), Australian Defence Medal (ADM) or maybe even a National Medal? The quality of Court Mounting of the medals he wears also leaves a lot to be desired.

While we cannot find any evidence which supports Jack Johnson’s eligibility to wear any of the medals he claims, fortunately he has a mate named ‘mouse’ who was prepared to support him when Jack’s status as a veteran was challenged a while back on another website:

‘Mouse’ is a very hard person to track down, in fact we do not think he exists. In the context of the post concerning Johnson, it is clear that ‘Mouse’ is in fact yet another alias used by Jack Johnson.

Jack Johnson is a charlatan, a contemptible wannabe with no entitlement to wear either the ICB or medals he claims. Not only is he a medals cheat, he also steals the valour of the real ex-servicemen who do travel to Cambodia and clear mines. Jack Johnson is not, or has never been a member of the Vietnam Veterans Mine Clearing Team – Cambodia Inc. The exceptional work this group has done can be found on their website.

‘Bombers Story’ as ‘Mouse’ would like us to believe focused on Jack Johnson when in fact, the ABC’s Australian Story report was about Tony "Bomber" Bower-Miles, a true hero and genuine veteran. There was no mention of ‘Jack Johnson’ in that story. In fact, the group have never heard of him. Jack Johnson is a valour thief of the lowest type, stealing the honour due to the real heroes, the genuine members of the Vietnam Veterans Mine Clearing Team – Cambodia Inc.

The dilemma facing most wannabes is once the lie starts, how do you keep your story on track. That is the reason the movie industry engage continuity specialists.

Alas, Jack Johnson has lost track of his story, so much so that it just makes no sense at all.

How can Johnson expect anyone to take him seriously when he wears medals suggesting Defence Force service from the mid 1980’s onward, when he also tries to claim service around the time of the Vietnam conflict.

Here is a photograph of young Jack Johnson as posted by him on his Facebook page.

Here is Jack’s comment about the picture.

Note, (in his words) he says:

‘Not quiet eh, had to be 18 to vote last of the boy soldiers I joined at 16 and 9 months 3 months basic at trade school (infantry training centre Singleton) selected due to skills (I grew up in the bush and could track and hunt) and then got to play with the boys, 3-4 weeks before my 18th birthday here showing two rounds left and the follower just visible been at it all day, my first day in combat, on the chook going back to base, we done ok eh..took no casualties that day, a good to be a troop..40 years later..not so young eh.’

Now to try and explain Jack’s dilemma, particularly for those readers who may not be as familiar with the Defence Forces as an ex-serviceman would be.

The image depicts young Jack Johnson wearing a uniform that was worn by Australian soldiers in Vietnam, known as ‘jungle greens’ or just ‘greens’ they were phased out of the Army in 1986 when the current Disruptive Pattern Camouflage Uniform – DPCU was introduced. Johnson is clearly claiming to have been in combat so he can only be claiming service in Vietnam (his reference to 40 years later). By his own admission, he was born in 1957 and as we know to be fact, the last Australian combat troops came home from Vietnam in December 1972 and Australia's participation in the war was formally declared at an end when the Governor-General issued a proclamation on 11 January 1973. That would have made Jack Johnson 15 years old so clearly he is lying about having experienced combat, and could not have possibly served in Vietnam.

If the image he claims to be him, it is most likely taken as a member of a Cadet Unit, maybe even during his early years in the Army (assuming he served – but not as Jack Johnson) but it is definitely not a ‘combat’ shot as he clearly and unequivocally claims on his Facebook site.

Again, Jack Johnson of Gulargambone is a nothing more than a lying wannabe who has not only disgraced himself by pretending to be something he is not, a genuine veteran but he has also committed offences against the Commonwealth of Australia. By his actions, he has committed the following offences for which he should be prosecuted:

Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or airman
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the person represents himself or herself to be a returned soldier, sailor or airman; and
(b) the representation is false.
Penalty: 30 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

Improper use of service decorations
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the person wears a service decoration; and
(b) the person is not the person on whom the decoration was conferred.
Penalty: 30 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

Let us hope that the local police take an interest in this shameful wannabe and take the appropriate action to put him before the Court.

There is a bit more to the Jack Johnson Story, if indeed Jack Johnson is his real name.

The people of Gulargambone know ‘Jack’ as Jack Johnson, owner of the Gulargambone Axe and Knife Company. Indeed, Jack has established quiet a name for himself with this endeavour but there is also another side to Jack.

In a previous ‘life’ Jack was known as Jack Zedee. Resident of the Sydney suburb of Lakemba.

In the guise of Jack Zedee, our Jack Johnson was quiet an advocate for the anti-Muslim campaigners and member of the far-right Australian Protectionist Party (APP). Unfortunately it appears Jack’s views were too extreme for the APP and it is reported that he was ejected from that organisation.

The purpose here is not to comment on Jack Johnson’s (aka Zedee) political leanings. However a simple Google search of the name Jack Zedee will bring up a series of reports about his activities in Lakemba dating back to 2010. These reports simply serve to put more and more holes into Jack Johnson’s military service timeline.

Here is another interesting piece from his Facebook page. You will note that he is heavily involved in defending his particular political views, but the interesting post for us is the last one in which he claims service in East Timor.

We note that he wears the Timor Leste Solidarity Medal (TLSM) on his rack of medals, incorrectly mounted as third from the front when in fact it should be the last medal, but that is a minor point. The TLSM recognises service in Timor Leste from 1 May 2006 and is awarded with the Australian Service Medal (ASM). It is clear that Johnson is not wearing an ASM and his entitlement to the TLSM, let alone the ASM with clasp ‘Timor Leste’ is very doubtful. Further shooting holes on Jack’s timeline is his Facebook Page where he tells us he left the Army in 2005.

Jack Johnson of Gulargambone (aka Jack Zedee of Lakemba) is a very elusive person indeed. We made contact with Mr Johnson and in fairness to him, asked him to explain the medals he was photographed wearing on ANZAC Day.

We thought the question was simple enough, we asked him to provide us with any piece of information that might support his story of being a decorated veteran. We received nothing. After making contact with Mr Johnson and giving him the opportunity to explain his actual service, he decided to reply via no less than six emails, which were abusive, threatening and at best were full of complete rubbish. At no time, was Johnson prepared to provide any evidence which would support is outrageous claims of operational service. Here is an example of the eloquent replies we received from Johnson to our very simple question:

Jack Johnson (aka Jack Zedee) is a complete fraud and nothing more than a stupid wannabe. By his own admission, and substantiated by evidence we have found, Jack Johnson is not averse to changing his name when things get tough so it is very possible that Johnson may been in the Army under another name, he refuses to confirm this however we are in no doubt that if he did serve in the Defence Force, that service was significantly less impressive than the medals he wears suggests.

If the medals worn by Johnson were to be believed he would be among the most highly decorated soldiers in Australia and suggest he has served in every major mission or operation involving the Australian Defence Forces in the past thirty years. If this were true, you would think someone would know him, but alas like most wannabe’s, he is only a legend in his own mind.

UPDATE - JOHNSON 12 June 2014

It is not often we are wrong with an exposure, but when we are ANZMI is more than happy to correct the error.

In our recent exposure of ‘Jack’ Johnson (aka Jack Zedee), we referred to him as a ‘stupid wannabe’ but Jack Johnson is not stupid, he is a cunning, deceitful deserter who couldn’t cut it in the Army and whose lies know no bounds.

In our initial exposure we were unable to locate any form of service record for Jack Johnson, nor was he willing to offer any information to confirm he was a former soldier when we contacted him.

While the array of medals he was photographed wearing suggested he was some sort of ‘medal groupie’, we have since learnt the sinister side to the Jack Johnson story.

Jack Johnson is actually John Johnson, who served with 3RAR (4 Platoon, Number 2 Rifleman) in the 1980’s. While serving with 3RAR, Johnson was given the nickname, ‘TOTS’ (Teller of Tall Stories).

As suggested in our original exposure, Johnson’s service was less than distinguished. In fact, he didn’t stick around to finish his service in the Army and was reported Absent Without Leave (AWOL). After three months AWOL he was automatically discharged in absentia as an illegal absentee.

Johnson’s fraud committed on ANZAC Day 2014 at Gulargambone was not the first time he donned the medals he had no entitlement to, below is an image taken of Johnson participating in an earlier ANZAC Day March at Dapto, NSW.

Not only is he wearing his rack of fake medals, but has also worn the regimental tie for good measure.

We have evidence that clearly shows Johnson is nothing more than a contemptible wannabe. During his less than distinguished service, Johnson made a number of farfetched claims which included claiming to have gone to PNG during his BRL, (Annual Leave), to train West Papuan OPM rebels, and after he trained them he would supposedly lead them on ambushes of Indonesian forces. Obviously a complete lie.

Those who knew him in 3RAR describe him as an average soldier, but considered pathetic by most of the soldiers in the Battalion.

Now after all that, you would think that a deserter like Johnson would have kept a low profile. We have already explained how in the guise of Jack Zedee, our man took on the Muslim community but guess what, there is more.

Our John Johnson is the same person responsible for the release of a series of alleged nude photographs of Pauline Hanson in 2009. The actions of this idiot caused significant distress to Ms Hanson at the time and impacted upon her bid for election. The story was reported in the Daily Telegraph and many other publications and media outlets at the time:

The report also looked at Johnson’s supposed service in the Army, and as we know, every story he utters is a lie:

The full version of the story can be found at:


Thank you to the numerous readers of this website who contacted us about this charlatan, and to those who provided information about the medals being illegally worn by Johnson. We inadvertently identified the third medal as the Timor Leste Solidarity Medal (TLSM) and although the ribbon appears to be that of the TLSM, the medal definitely is not. Notwithstanding the identity of the medals, we know he has no entitlement to any of them.

We were contacted by John Johnson who offered to send us his fake medals, telling us that he will never wear them again. He was told, in no uncertain terms that we did not want his fake rack of replicas, but an apology was needed to be given to the entire Veteran community. Begrudgingly, the following email was received.

This is the story of Jack Johnson, aka John Johnson, aka Jack Zedee, a genuine medals cheat.

Surname: Johnson
Christian Names: Charles
Country: Australia
State or Province: Vic
City or Town: Melbourne
Service #: Unknown
Service: Claims NS
Branch: RAF
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:




Charles Johnson claims compulsory United Kingdom National Service in the Royal Air Force.

He was photographed at the 2014 Melbourne Anzac Day March wearing three medals.  His photograph was then used in an advertisement for the 2015 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli by a Tourist organisation called  "Public Holidays Australia" Melbourne.  Photo below.

Johnson wears his beret with the RAF hat badge.  He also wears the following medals -;

1.  The United Kingdom General Service Cross. Tin commemorative medal purchased.

2. The United Kingdom Conscripted Service Medal. Tin commemorative medal. Purchased.

3. The Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal 2002. Tin commemorative medal. Purchased.

The General Service Cross

The General Service Cross is a tin commemorative medal that is intended to signify those men and women who have given service to Britain and the British Commonwealth during hostilities and in Peacetime and whose service has gone unrecognised. The Medal Dealer site states "By not serving in a war zone and not serving long enough for a Long Service medal many serving members go unrecognised".

This medal can be purchased for 65 pounds sterling.

The UK Conscripted Service Medal

The National Service Medal is an unofficial commemorative medal sold by Award Productions Ltd. and co-sponsored by the Royal British Legion. The medal is intended to recognize those who served as National Service conscripts for the United Kingdom between 1939 and 1960. Some of the proceeds from sale of the medals goes to the poppy appeal. As it is not an official medal it should not be worn. (Wikipedia)

The Queen Elizabeth Jubilee medal 2002 below is a tin commemorative medal to signify any person who has served their country in any role during the reign of 50 years of Queen Elizabeth 11.  It can be purchased for 42 pounds sterling.

Johnson obviously has not been awarded any official medals.  Otherwise he would be wearing them on such an important day as Anzac Day 2014.   

We did not confirm his claimed RAF service.  His medals tell a story on their own.  They are all commemorative purchased tin that should not be worn on the left side.

It is unfortunate that the Melbourne Tourist organisation "Public Holidays Australia",  chose to photograph and publish a UK medal cheat to advertise the centenary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand Forces at Gallipoli.

They could have chosen a genuine World War 2 veteran or a child wearing his/her grandparents/great grandparents medals at the same march. 

We have had a lot of reports regarding this particular photo of Charles Johnson wearing unofficial medals at an Anzac Day march.   Genuine veterans can pick  a medals cheat out easily.  They stand out in a crowd.  Our advice to "Public Holidays Australia" is to get the photo of this imposter off your brochures and replace him with a genuine veteran or a child with ancestor's medals.

You have treated this most significant event with apathy and disrespect.  You should take more interest and care when dealing with important issues of this magnitude.

Surname: Johnstone
Christian Names: Andrew Philip
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Lismore
Case Notes:

Updated 6 Oct 2013

Major Andrew Philip Alexander Johnstone the “Golden Boy” of Lismore, New South Wales, is Chairman of the New South Wales Far North Coast, Young Veterans outreach group and Secretary of the Lismore RSL Sub Branch. He is also a liar, cheat and con man.


Johnstone featured in numerous regional newspaper articles and was photographed wearing ten medals. Two of these medals are self-purchased fakes. The articles also said that he was a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, which he is not.

The first Award, the ochre-red ribbon with the silver insignia on the bottom, is a Commendation for Distinguished Service, awarded for distinguished performance of duties in warlike operations.

He was never awarded this decoration. It is reported that he has a forged Certificate that adorns his wall at home to “authenticate” the award.




This decoration is similar to the Commendation for Gallantry which has a plain orange ribbon with a gold insignia at the bottom and awarded for acts of gallantry in action which are considered worthy of recognition as seen below.



By purchasing it, and wearing it, Johnstone is falsely claiming he has carried out his duties in a Distinguished manner and insulting all those who have earned this award the hard way.

The fourth medal from the left is the Iraq medal. He was never awarded this medal.


Iraq Medal

The Iraq Medal recognises service with the Australian Defence Force in specified operations in the Iraq region from 18 March 2003. Johnstone was never deployed to Iraq and has no entitlement to the medal which he has obviously purchased himself.


Although the photograph is blurred, we believe we have identified the following medals that Johnstone wears. They are from left to right.

Commendation for Distinguished Service - PHONEY (NOT ENTITLED)

Australian Active Service Medal 1975 clasp East Timor (entitled)

International Forces East Timor Medal (Interfet- entitled)


Australian Service Medal 1975 with clasps (entitled)

Defence Force Service Medal (entitled)

Australian Defence Medal (entitled)

UNAMET/UNTAET East Timor (entitled)

UNTSO (Israel/Lebanon area) (entitled)

Timor Leste Solidarity Medal (entitled)

Army Combat Badge (entitled)

Meritorious Unit Citation - 5 Aviation Regiment - East Timor 1999 to 2002 (Entitled)

RASB Returned from Active Service Badge (entitled)

Here are excerpts from newspaper articles where Johnstone is described as both an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran.





An Army Officer who attains the rank of Major, with approval, may retain that title after he has resigned his Commission, hence in the community; he is seen as a person of honour and integrity.

Johnstone deserves none of that respect or honour, because he has sullied his reputation and the reputation of all ex Defence Officers by awarding himself, and wearing two false medals. He has a genuine entitlement to eight medals. However having the mind of a fraudulent wannabe he desired a little bit extra with a bit of “Gallantry” to spice it up.

One would think that Johnstone’s career would have been satisfactory to most individuals.

Johnstone’s Military Service

After a thorough investigation we have ascertained that Johnstone was an officer with the Army Aviation Corps, did several deployments to East Timor and one deployment with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation in Israel known as Operation Paladin and resided in Tiberias not far from the UN Headquarters in Jerusalem.

He never carried out deployments to Iraq or Afghanistan.

We approached Johnstone and requested that he simply provide evidence of his claimed service   Instead of doing so, which would have satisfactorily ended our enquiries, he sent the following email.

“Dear Mr. XXXXX,

Thank you for your e-mail.
From my part this is indeed an unusual request.

Please pass on to the enquirer that I would be more than pleased to respond directly to any controversy regarding my honours and awards and military service.
I can be contacted on this e-mail, XXXXXXXXXXX, to arrange a meeting to discuss their enquiry, that way there is complete transparency and would alleviate any misunderstandings or privacy concerns from either party.

Best Wishes and Kind Regards,


In response we sent the following to him:

“Dear Andrew

Thank you for responding.

A face to face meeting is not possible.

As previously stated, asking you directly for the information is the easy way.

The hard way is not so difficult.

We will seek your comment when all information is gathered, which should be within a few days.


He chose not to reply, and another email was sent, again no reply was received.


We have irrefutable proof that you fraudulently wear the Iraq medal and you falsely wear a Commendation for Gallantry.

As you have chosen to not respond to our last email we will now expose you on our web site http://www.anzmi.net/

We are also aware that you display a forged certificate relating to the Commendation for Gallantry”.


Instead of simply sending proof, Johnstone claims to be taking legal action. If that is so, then he is simply putting on the bluff and bluster behaviour that we see with most cornered rats.

The major defence against defamation is that what is said is the truth. If Johnstone desires to pay legal fees for the purpose of bluff, well good luck to him, because during any legal action the truth of his service will prevail. Maybe the truth will be revealed by Law Enforcement?

Johnstone has committed a criminal act by wearing medals that he did not earn. State Police can lay a charge under the Defence Act 1903 Part VII, Section 80B

Improper use of Service Decorations

"Service Decoration" --Means any order, medal, badge, clasp, bar or other insignia that was or may be conferred for valour, distinguished conduct or service, long service, good conduct, devotion to duty, efficiency, participation in a campaign or other warlike operation or for any other reason on a member of the Defence Force or of any armed force of any part of the Queen's dominions or of any Power allied or associated with Australia in any war or warlike operations in which Australia is or has been engaged, and includes the ribbon of any such order, medal, badge, clasp or other decoration and any colourable imitation, representation or miniature of any such order, medal, badge, clasp or other decoration.
We have experienced anger from prominent Veterans from the Lismore area for the audacity of exposing their “Golden Boy”. We assert that any Veteran who protects a wannabe is equally a wannabe.
Johnstone is the author of his own demise and we are simply the messenger. We proceed without fear or favour, and will not kowtow to any ex senior Officers who deign to blindly believe liars and give them support.

This is a wakeup call to Johnstone to cease being a conman and get out of the ex-service community which he is polluting. It is also a wakeup call to ex Service organizations that do not properly check the bona fides of their members and blindly believe frauds and liars , and refuse to believe the truth when it is put under their noses.

Johnstone will remain a resident of our web site for ever more.

This is published in the public interest, veterans of all conflicts, in particular that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from the private citizens are supported by statement of fact and statutory declarations.

Persons appearing on our site that are now deceased will not be removed, but the case will have the word "Deceased" placed next to their name when we are advised.

Surname: Jokielehto
Christian Names: Moose aka Mooses and Moses And
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Shepparton
Service #: British 386136
Service: British Army
Branch: Infantry/Intelligence Corps
Commencement of service: Claims 1997
Completion of service: Claims 2009
Case Notes:



Our investigation of Moose Andrew JOKEILEHTO commenced on 19 Feb 2019 and he was exposed a few months later.

When exposed on this website, Victoria Police became interested and laid criminal charges against Jokielehto

On 18 February 2021, two years after the commencement of our investigation, he appeared
before the Shepparton, Victoria, Magistrates Court, where he was found guilty and fined $2,500

The persona and stories Moose created of himself is a saga, that was developed over many years. Until our investigation, he fooled all of the people all of the time, with his pathological lies and skilled forgeries. Moose, the fake UK Major, met his Waterloo when an erudite man sent details of Moose's story to ANZMI. After liaison with UK and Australian witnesses, piece by piece, the lies in his biography were revealed.

Here is Moose getting ready for a dangerous Operation. Below that photograph is Moose ready for a "night" raid.

Jokielehto ud1

Jokielehto ud2


Whilst residing in Australia on the false premise, that he is a retired UK Army Major, with a secret service background, Moose had been deployed overseas by private contractors on Australian Government business. Prior to that, he had operated security firms around the world related to international shipping.

We believe that Moose Jokielehto, may have given false evidence to Australian Immigration for residency in Australian and we will be pursuing that issue.

Jokielehto was admitted to membership of an RSL after he provided false credentials. He had also been admitted to the Freemasons Lodge for a short while.

Residents and defence veterans of Shepparton, Victoria, and Veterans of Australia and New Zealand, should now treat Jokielehto with the disrespect he deserves. Many would be happy to see Jokielehto return to a very cold moor, in the UK country side, where he can dress up and pretend to be a super soldier, without ANZMI interference.



Who is Major Moose Andrew Jokielehto? According to him, he is a UK Army Officer who works as an Intelligence Operative and claims involvement in the murky world of secret operations. Here is what he said to us:

"Served in the intelligence service under different identities which the UK authority's will never confirm or deny. My bona fides, work name and history are known to those close to me and involved in my work and employment. You asked my boss about China, indeed i did work there for a few years and learnt the language, i have operated and worked in the intelligence world and indeed with multiple Commando regiments and SF teams all over the globe and continue to do so today."


He claims to have earned six medals whilst serving as a UK Army Officer between 1997 and 2009. Here is what he wrote on an Application to join the RSL:


The medals he claims are:
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Multinational Force and Observers Medal (MFO)
Four medals for overseas service in:
Northern Ireland
Sierra Leone

Regarding the DSM. That medal was withdrawn from issue in 1993 and as Jokielehto claims to have served between 1997 and 2009 he could not have earned it


He has a South African Passport number 55080133368 dated 1 April 2009 under the name of Jokielehto. The Passport shows that he was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia in 1974. He also has UK Passport number 800782318.




He has a UK Army ID Card with his photograph and the name and regimental details of a different UK Army Major


The regimental number and name (now erased) shown on the ID Card can be found in the London Gazette, but do not refer to an officer named Jokielehto and the person named has been contacted.

Here is what the Major, whose name Jokielehto has been using said:

"I have passed all of this to the appropriate office in the MoD. (UK Ministry of Defence). This is an MoD and possibly Police matter now. As i understand it, it is a criminal offence in Australia to impersonate a military officer. That’s all I can really do for now. I’ll let you know if i hear anything, but i am sure the MoD will be in touch with you".

He has a UK Army Certificate of Service, that cannot be verified by the London Gazette.


According to the London Gazette there is no person with those regimental details or name listed as ever having served as an officer in the UK Army. The London Gazette is available for all to read and lists all occurrences, including awards, appointments and promotions, of all UK Military Officers. Using the details shown on his "Certificated of Service" no person with the name Jokielehto or the regimental number of 386136 is mentioned. In any case as Jokielehto states that he served under a different name, it does not make sense that he would have a Certificate of Service under the name of Jokielehto.

We have other documents showing his use of the name Jokielehto since 2011.


He has resided in Australia since 2012 - 13 under the name of Moose Andrew Jokielehto and has a bank account under that name.


Claims to have attended Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) in 1997 then served in the British Army until 2009. He has made this claim in various areas including a LinkedIn account. Here is an example of this claim


Have been advised by RMAS that he has never attended or graduated from that establishment.

"Dear Mr XXXXX,

Thank you for your e-mail.

We have no record of anyone named Jokielehto having passed through Sandhurst.

I hope this has been of some help.

Yours sincerely

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx DPS/ARM | Curator, Sandhurst Collection |

Claims to have been a forward intelligence operative working in small teams in Afghanistan, Iraq, Northern Ireland and in Africa, China and Russia, North Korea. Claims to have worked in intelligence in Whitehall London, and with Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) and 3rd Military Intelligence Regiment (3MIR).

Here are responses received from various Army Associations and Alumni from the UK.

"We have been in contact with the Intelligence Corps who can find no record of him".

"My initial inquires with the SAS Alumni on LinkedIn has the UK SRR alumni coming back saying they have never heard of either name and don’t have records of either person being involved with the unit. I’m still following up with the UK HQSF and other alumni’s in the UK."

'I have checked our trained database and there are no records for Moose Andrew Jokielehto".

Since 2009, when he claims to have departed the UK Army, he is known to have owned a private security company named Twenty Committee Risk Management, which was based in Helsinki, Finland. He moved the company to Malta and during that time is known to have worked in Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. He departed that Company in 2012 - 13 with accusations of fraudulent dealings.

He moved to Australia in 2012 - 13 where he currently resides in Shepparton, Victoria. He is a member of the Shepparton RSL, has marched on ANZAC Day and extols to his "Aussie" mates his murky "secret" work throughout the world.

He claims to have a UK Army reserve liability until 2029 and says he is returning to the UK next year as a UK Army Major to attend UK Army Staff College, which is an establishment that prepares UK Officers for higher rank.

Jokielehto was been contacted and asked to prove his bona fides as a retired British Army Major. He immediately became defensive and advised the following

"I told you from day one you would not get any where looking for a man called "Moose" for obvious reasons".

" other close ex service friends and loved ones know my work name, history and can vet and have done in under 5 minutes with the London Gazette and via proper channels.".

"I work and have worked in some of the most volatile and dangerous regions on the planet against some very nasty people over the years so forgive me for not wanting to spill my guts and life story to a complete stranger"

"For me, no matter, I'll simply change my handle from Moose to Badger, you can then waste your time and resources looking for him"

Although he purports his life to be that of a James Bond, he has no problem disclosing his secret service to those who will listen. He goes on drinking binges and acts badly, and, of course, blames Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for his bad behaviour.

He carries a Gerber Bear Grylls hidden stiletto blade on his belt, which he enjoys showing, along with his supposed training in hand to hand combat. He loves telling people how to knife an opponent. He is also an avid shooter and has a bolt action rifle at his house in Shepparton.

Jokielehto, to enhance his military background and Rhodesian lineage as shown in his Passport, makes the following claim about his father:


We have an information source from the Rhodesian Army Association (RAA) and in particular the Selous Scouts. Here are responses from Rhodesian Army Association and Military Trust. See here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selous_Scouts

"Ok my contact who has the full Rhodesian Army nominal roll, says that no one of that name ever served in the Rhodesian Army. The original Selous Scouts Armed Car unit was disbanded in 1963 at the break-up of the Rhodesia and Nyasaland federation. It was a Squadron in strength so it would never have had a Brigadier in charge. And the passport in question puts this fellow at 45 years old now, so his father would now be about 70-80. Even at 80 he would have been about 40 years old when Rhodesia became Zimbabwe – me-thinks a little young for a Brigadier in Selous Scouts. And if he was a Brigadier in the original Armed Car Selous Scouts he would have been 24 years old when the Squadron was disbanded. Say no more!"

"I served in the Rhodesian Army from January ’66 to April ’80, covering the full UDI period and I have never heard of any Officer, especially a Brigadier by the name of JOKIELEHTO"

We believe this man's name is Moose Andrew Jokielehto, who was born in Rhodesia and migrated to the UK in 1981, moved to Helsinki Finland, then to Malta and now resides in Australia, but everything about his UK Army service is false.

He did not attend RMAS in 1997.
He was never a Major in the UK Army.
Was never awarded the UK Distinguished Service Medal or the five other medals he claims.
Was never an Intelligence Officer in the UK Army.
Has never served in the UK SRR, 3MIR, SAS or Commandos.
Has never served with the UK Army in Afghanistan, Iraq, Northern Ireland and in Africa, China and Russia, North Korea.
Has never served as an Intelligence Officer in Whitehall London.
His father was never a Brigadier in the Rhodesian Army.
He has a false UK Army ID Card, and a false UK Army Certificate of Service.

If his real name is not Moose Andrew Jokielehto then he is in Australia under a false name, has a false passport, and operates a bank account under that false name. We are certain that one way or another Australian authorities will be interested in him.

If his name is really Moose Andrew Jokielehto then many people, and especially veterans in the UK and Australia will be very interested in him, in relation to his false claims of military service

Since we have commenced this investigation we have become aware of numerous people who are aggrieved and hurt at being duped by Jokielehto. Jokielehto is a con man of considerable skill. Wherever he goes he sows seeds of having a secret service life.

In Shepparton he went one bridge to far and was reported to us. We hope those of similar organizations to ours in the UK will read this and provide further information about this ultimate wannabe.

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