Date of Entry: 27/10/2020
Surname: Parlett
Christian Names: Raymond
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Newcastle
Service #: 222507
Service: Army
Commencement of service: 03 October 1972
Completion of service: 1 August 1974
Case Notes:


Raymond Parlett was born on 22 November 1954 in NSW. According to the medals he was wearing on ANZAC Day 2020, during his Army service, he served for more than 181 days in the Vietnam War. In fact he was never deployed to Vietnam during his service

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Here are the medals he wears, none of which he has an entitlement:

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Australian Active Service Medal
Vietnam Medal
Australian Defence Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Raymond Parlett was contacted, and advised a researcher as follows.

"I was sent to Vietnam with a Company of 5 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR) in 1973 to do a clean up, and return equipment to Australia"

Parlett did serve in the Australian Army, but did not make the journey to Vietnam. He joined the Army in October 1972 at the age of 18 years. Before being posted to an operational area, he would have needed at least six months training and be 19 years old. He did not turn 19 years until 22 Nov 1973. Apart from an Embassy guard, two Army Colonels, one Army Captain and numerous RAAF personnel, there were no Defence personnel operating in Vietnam during 1973.

HMAS Sydney's last departure from Vung Tau in Vietnam was on 24 November 1972, after delivering an aid cargo, it then sailed to Hong Kong. HMAS Sydney did not carry cargo to Australia 1973.

No elements of 5RAR returned to Vietnam in 1973. The last 5RAR presence of a 5RAR soldier, was on the twelfth of November 1970 after a prestigious and harrowing second tour.

"At the conclusion of its second tour, the 5th Battalion again handed over to the 7th Battalion. By the time it returned home in February 1970, the Battalion had carried out some 18 operations during its twelve-month operational tour and suffered 25 men killed or died of wounds, and 202 wounded in action.[7] During its two operational tours in South Vietnam, the Battalion received 45 honours and awards, including two Distinguished Service Orders, two Distinguished Conduct Medals, six Military Crosses, one Medal for Gallantry, five Military Medals, and 29 Mentions in Dispatches".

Parlett is a proven liar and wannabe. He was photographed wearing Vietnam medals at his house on 25 April 2020. He then directly told an investigator, that he is a Vietnam Veteran who served in Vietnam in 1973, and that his name is not on the Department of Veterans Affairs Nominal Roll.

Parflett has committed two offences that should be prosecuted. The offences, are against the Defence Act 1903, Part VII sections 80A and 80B

80A. Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or airman
80B. Improper use of service decorations

Both these offences have maximum penalties of a $3,300 fine or six months imprisonment or both.

Parlett also makes heart rending comments about his "war service" on social media.

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Because Parlett falsely claims to have served with 5RAR in Vietnam in 1973, he can now claim full membership to the Battalion of fakes and wannabes who make up the ranks of ANZMI clients.

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