Stolen Valour

Stolen Valour

Surname: Wilkinson
Christian Names: Ian Robert
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Lithgow
Service #: R103588
Service: Navy
Branch: Cook
Commencement of service: 1968
Completion of service: 1972
Case Notes:

 

UPDATE - IAN WILKINSON AUGUST 2018

In our original entry, ANZMI quoted a newspaper article dated May 2017, that stated Ian Wilkinson had previously been the President and Treasurer of the Lithgow Returned and Services League (RSL)

The Lithgow RSL Sub Branch has requested that we advise as follows:

"The Lithgow RSL Sub-Branch have been alerted about a new addition to the website, one Ian Robert Wilkinson RAN R103588. It mentions that he was a previous President and Treasurer of the Lithgow RSL Sub-Branch. Could you please make it known somehow, that Ian Wilkinson has not been a member of the RSL since 2009 and that the Lithgow RSL Sub-Branch does not condone nor appreciates his actions and that on several occasions, some of our members have pointed out to him that he should not be wearing those 'trinkets' where they were, without any success of his removing them"

It is obvious that the Lithgow RSL Sub Branch is an establishment that appreciates protocols and traditions.

ANZMI thank the Management team of Lithgow RSL Sub Branch for providing the additional information.

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Ian Wilkinson was formerly the President and Treasurer of the Lithgow NSW Returned and Services League (RSL). He wears six medals, three are for Defence Service, one is for civilian service and the other two are self awarded  "trinkets". 

 

Wilkinson 1

 

Notice he wears uppermost on his left breast the two non official "Trinkets". 

 

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These medals are:

 

HMAS Sydney Medal.

Vietnam Logistic Support Medal.

 

Below the "trinkets"  he wears a rack of four legitimate medals consisting of;

 

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) - For Vietnam service

Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal (VLSM) - For Vietnam service

National Medal (NM) - For civilian work

Australian Defence Medal (ADFM) - For Serving in Defence Force

 

Here are two paragraphs from  a media quote about Wilkinson.

 

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He is quoted as saying he did "twelve and-a-half trips to Vietnam" during his service.  The Department of Veterans Affairs Nominal Roll shows, he served in Vietnam for ninety four days, this relates to 2,256 hours.  Despite what he says and despite what the Nominal Roll shows Wilkinson spent less than three days in Vietnam, in fact, he was on board HMAS Sydney in Vung Tau harbour for an all up total of 59 hours which is 2,159 less that what the RAN recorded.  He actually did only four trips to Vietnam not twelve and a half.  Each of his four visits were for an average of less than seventeen hours.

 

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The RAN in their mysterious administrative ways, counted time for all RAN who visited Vietnam from the time they left Australia until they returned to Australia.  Army personnel were only credited with the days they had their feet on the ground.

 

An example of the RAN maladministration is that of a monumental blunder that has been uncovered by an official Government Tribunal, whereby thousands of RAN personnel were wrongly awarded the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM)    

 

See paragraph 22 of this reference.

 

https://defence-honours-tribunal.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/AF17314681.pdf

 

Apart from exaggerating his time in Vietnam, Wilkinson's offence is wearing the two "tin" medals on his left breast. 

 

It is iterated, that despite the inference of ninety four days "at war", his time in Vietnam was all spent  in the safe Vung Tau Harbour on board the huge RAN ship, HMAS Sydney and his total time in Vietnam was for fifty nine hours only.

 

Wilkinson should be happy for his  service with the Defence Force during the Vietnam conflict and should not need to exaggerate his medal entitlement or his time in Vietnam.

 

Wilkinson can now sail on board the HMAS ANZMI ,where instead of being an officers' Cook aboard HMAS Sydney,  he can be an example to others who bolster their medals with "tin" fakes and exaggerate their time in war zones.

 

Surname: Meiers
Christian Names: William John
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Wondai
Service #: 3174783
Service: CMF
Branch: Artillery
Commencement of service: 26/01/1965
Completion of service: 01/10/1971
Case Notes:

 

UPDATE  June 2018

Since publishing the report about William John Meiers of Wondai Queensland, we have received further information about his false claims to be a returned veteran.  Here is a clearer picture of him on ANZAC day 2018.

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More of his disgraceful lies have come to light.

 

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His stupidity is evidenced by his use of the term "Nam" instead of "Vietnam".  Genuine veterans never us the term "Nam".  He also claims to have been at Fire Support Base Coral,  where he fired at the enemy over "open sights at 100 yards". He was not there.

From a Facebook entry, Meiers talks about number  ‘6’ gun of 12 Field Regiment that featured in the Battle of Coral in Vietnam.  Meiers claims to have been there, but he wasn't.  He has written the word "books" in the second sentence, we assume he meant to write "gooks" which is another term never used in Vietnam. 

 

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Here is a shocker.  Meiers gives adoration to the Australian flag because he fought under it and his mates died under it.  He is lying sham of a man.

 

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Finally with great confidence in his deceit, he led the Wondai RSL Sub Branch in their ANZAC Day march. 

 

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Since publishing our first report we have heard nothing from Meiers.  He appears to be hiding, perhaps using the skills he learned in the jungles of Vietnam.  Be assured that glorying in the kudos of being a "Returned Soldier" may expand the ego,  but Australian and New Zealand Veterans will not tolerate the stealing of their honour. 

Those who do, and are caught out, will appear on this website, which has a tendency to deflate the largest of egos.

 

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CASE NOTES: 

William John Meiers was born on 14 April 1946 and is a "Life Subscriber" member of the Returned and Service League (RSL) in Wondai Qld. He transferred from Jimboomba Qld in 2010. On the transfer certificate, his Army Unit is listed as 15 Fd Regt (15 Field Regiment) and his Regimental number 3174782.



William Meiers

 

William Meiers



Meiers is wearing lots of buttons and badges as well as Vietnam service medals. His array is somewhat askew, as the medals are not in their proper order. In the photograph he has:

1. Australian Active Service Medal
2. Vietnam Medal
3. Commemoration of National Service Medal
4. Australian Defence Medal.

Medals 3 and 4 are in the wrong order. This is a bungle no genuine Returned Veteran would make. It is however, a blunder that a conniving Wannabe and Medal Cheat would do.

Because wannabes lack the experience of genuine Returned Veterans, they believe they can fool all the people all the time. Being photographed wearing false medals is not a good strategy, and it is a major factor in bringing these caitiffs to the justice of the Returned Veterans communities.

Fortunately, there are observant Returned Veterans at the Wondai RSL, who picked up on aspects of Meiers’ behaviour and his medals rack, indicating that he was not the full package.

Obviously Wondai has not succumbed to the general malaise throughout the RSL, where numbers seem to take precedence over integrity. The RSL membership requirements are being gradually eroded whereby inexperienced people are monitoring membership criterion. This decrepitude starts at the very top, where the National President of the RSL is not a Returned Veteran.

On 13th April 2018, Meiers sent an email to a genuine veteran detailing his involvement in the famous Vietnam Battle of Fire Support Base Coral on the 13th May 1968. Here is what he said:

Forwarded message

From: Bill Meiers <bill.meiers@y7mail.com>;
Date: Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 12:00 AM
Subject: Latest RSL News
To:

G'day xxxxxxxxx

Just got my RSL news and came across the story of Coral. Well, the first attack on Coral. It's not a long article, but it is the most accurate story of what happened that I have ever read. It is written by a bloke who was a junior officer at the time and was there at the front. We deployed on May 12, and were attacked at about 0215 - 0230 hrs on the 13th. I was the number 2 on number 4 gun.

I've read a number of stories about Coral, but they all have some problems when it comes to accuracy. It's great that a story is written by someone who was right there where it was happening. Read it if you get the chance.

See you on 25th.
Bill


Meiers is a liar. He was not “number 2 on number 4 gun”, he was not at Fire Support Base Coral, in Vietnam on the 13th May 1968 when 12 Field Regiment t fought gallantly against overwhelming odds and sustained casualties.

Meiers was approached and requested to show proof of his service. Here is his response:

Bill Meiers <bill.meiers@y7mail.com>
Sat, May 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Obviously, you haven't spoken to too many Vets suffering PTSD. These blokes, some of them, are still up in the trees, and many will never come down. Many have died up there. Don't fucking tell me that Vets have no problems telling you their bona fides.

Why am I wasting my time even responding to you? I have a good idea of who or what you are, but you haven't had the decency to let me in on the secret. Well xxxxxxxx, you go and do all your investigation and fucking leave me alone.

Bill


On 20 May he included his number name, rank and unit in an email to a researcher

“3174783
Meiers, WJ Bdr
15 Fd Regt, R Bty, RAA

You call yourself a researcher??? And you didn't even know that. Perhaps you did, and you are only trying to sucker me in. And yes, the PTSD is very real and has been for many years. And it is never going away. I live on my happy pills”.

Bill


The unit in which he claimed that he served, 15 Field Regiment was a Citizens Military Forces unit formed in Dandenong, Victoria, in 1962. The Unit then amalgamated with the 2 Fd Regt in 1975 and was redesignated as 2/15 Fd Regt. It was never deployed to Vietnam.

Notice in his reply, he infers that he is a Returned Veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) because of his service. Playing that false card is disgraceful behaviour. Perhaps he has falsely convinced his friends and family of his "Vietnam caused PTSD".

The first stop in an investigation of this nature is the Department of Veterans Affairs, Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans. It is ninety nine percent accurate. Those not listed have requested that their names be removed. It is, however, easy to procure evidence of service through various Unit Associations and other historical documents. The reason for Meiers' non-listing is that he never served in Vietnam.


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We then sought information from 12 Field Regiment Association, the Artillery Unit that was actually present at Coral. Here is their response:
“The 12 Field Regiment maintains a Nominal Roll of all of our blokes who were on the ground at Coral. This includes all sub-units and attached units.
In the past, this roll has proven to be very accurate and has settled a lot of disputes, however I cannot categorically state that there are no omissions.
That said, there is no-one by the name of William Meiers (or any other reasonable version of this spelling) included on the Roll and I reckon it’s a 99% bet that he wasn’t at Coral with 12 Field Regiment and its attached units.”


On 22 May 2018 almost one month after his appearance at the Wondai RSL wearing false medals Meiers said the following –;


"From Bill Meiers
To: XX
I've thought long and hard about this and have delayed answering you as I've been to see my head doctor this morning, prearranged, nothing to do with our conversation.
My mental health is more important than anything else, and I have to control my anger and aggressiveness, along with my desire to fight everything. I'm sure you took note of my aggro in some of my responses.
So I am not prepared to go any further with this matter for those reasons and also I am not prepared to divulge private information. It is just not worth it.

So, Mr Ed, I will retire my jacket and medals to the wardrobe. I will not cause Wondai RSL, or any other RSL, any further consternation. Further, I will not darken their doorstep again, so avoiding any embarrassment to parties concerned.

I hope this is acceptable and the matter can rest.

Regards
Bill Meiers"



Although Meiers maintains his claim of being a Returned Veteran, there is no doubt he is a fraud. He never served with any unit in Vietnam and served only in Dandenong, Victoria with 15 Fd Regt. We believe this matter can be decided by a Magistrate and have taken steps to ensure that Meiers has an appointment at his local Court House.
We suggest that Meiers be told to pack his goods and chattels and “nick off” from Wondai RSL and any other RSL. However, we will award him full membership with honours on this website.

For every day he has pretended to be a Vietnam Veteran he will serve Ten years on this website

Surname: Harding aka Hynes
Christian Names: John Wayne
Country: New Zealand
State or Province: Manawtu, Wanganui
City or Town: Palmerston North
NZ -Which Island:
  • North Island
Service #: None
Service: Claims NZ Army with secondment to USA
Branch: SAS, SEALS
Case Notes:

 

UPDATE - June, 2018

John Wayne HARDING aka HYNES

We were unable to identify the second medal worn by Harding next to the Purple Heart.

It has now been recognised as the United States of America (USA) Distinguished Service Cross (DSC).

 

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The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army, for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force.

It is a gross insult for a "grubby" dishonest poser  like Harding to be wearing the US DSC.

Harding  is an example of the worst kind of liar, cheat and wannabe.

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If academic degrees were given for mendacious, perfidious, deceitful prevarication, John Wayne Harding born 1 October 1947 aka Hynes would have a PhD.

He has to be a brilliant man to be able to keep up the dishonest charade that has baffled and entertained people in New Zealand (NZ) for many years. The problem for Harding is that any genuine veteran can pick him as a fake very quickly, because of what he says, what he wears and what he does. It is a wonder of NZ, why other veterans and ex service persons have not picked up his subterfuge over the many years he has been a fraud.

 

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Notice he is wearing the USA Purple Heart Medal which is presented to USA defence personnel,  who were wounded in action.  He also wears another unidentifiable US medal and ribbon.  On his left sleeve is the insignia of a US Air Borne Special Forces Ranger.  Then on his head he wears (badly) the maroon beret of  a US Ranger.  He also wears the rank of a USA Colonel and another unidentifiable badge on his epaulets.

 

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Here is the USA Colonel badge of rank he is wearing:

 

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According to Harding:

He joined the NZ Army, and he along with three other soldiers were seconded

to serve in the  USA Defence Force. 

He was employed in the USA Army in a drug detection unit with a dog named "Max".

He served in Vietnam with the "NZ Special Air Service (SAS) under Frank Rennie".   That must  have been between 1965 and December 1972.   (Frank Rennie was a famous NZ Soldier and does not deserve to be associated with Harding see here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Rennie)   

He was seconded as a body guard to President Reagan and " took a bullet"

for Reagan.   (That must have been in March 1981.)

Reagan gave him permission to become a US Navy SEAL  as a reward for "taking a bullet for him”. The Reagan shooting was on 30 March 1981.

He retired from the US Army with the rank of Colonel (Col) and uses that rank in his communications.  Here is an example where has written about his drug dog "Max"  He signed his name "Col John Wayne Harding US Army ( retired)"  The word "Col" is an abbreviation for "Colonel"

 

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He spent a lot of time on a Navajo reservation and can speak Navajo Indian and 25 other languages. (On occasions US Army used the Navajo language during WW2 instead of code).

He has a Psychology degree,

He is a qualified Pastor with the American Bible College,

Since returning to NZ after Thirty years in the  USA has worked with Drug Dog

detection (the same dog named Max that he had in the US),

Had guns taken from him by the NZ Police and is not allowed a gun licence because he had been  a US Navy SEAL,

Has a Social Welfare vehicle from NZ Government because of recommendation from US President Bush,

Has not applied for  War Pension from NZ as he does not want NZ Government to know about the USA war pension he receives through an Auckland Lawyer,

 

Is in constant pain due to all the shrapnel left in his body,

 

Has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and has to smoke Marijuana to relieve the symptoms,

 

Suffers from the effects of "Agent Orange" from Vietnam  (No Agent Orange was sprayed in Vietnam after 1970.  On 16 October 1971 he was married in Motueka NZ and was not in the NZ Army when he was married.)

 

It is of no surprise that Harding is not listed on the official NZ  Nominal Roll of those who served in Vietnam.  In addition we received this email:

 

-------- Original message --------

From:  xxxxxxxx

 Date: 11/01/2017 2:55 p.m. (GMT+12:00

Subject: RE: [Website feedback] Name Search John Hynes or John Wayne Harding   - DOB 1 Oct 1947 - unclassified

 

Happy New Year,
We do not normally respond to blind queries like this without knowing who needs this information.
However, so the Vietnam War List can be verified, we can confirm that there are NO listings for this combination of name and/or alternate with this DOB in the NZDF system.
As far as we can establish on the information provided, this man did not serve at any time in Vietnam with the New Zealand Armed Forces.

Cheers
xxxxxxxxx

 

It is on public records that:

He was married in NZ in 1971.

He was on the Western Hut Electoral Roll from 1979 to 1983.

Was Bankrupt in 1999 and again in 2004 also using name John Wayne Hynes.

He now resides in a NZ Government welfare house.  We hope his "Defence Service" and "PTSD" were not taken into account when allocating him this taxpayer subsidised house.

It is also well known that the US Defence Department do not "pluck" soldiers from New Zealand  and give them a career that included being a Secret Service Presidential body guard,  a Navy SEAL and being promoted to the rank of Colonel.

We have traced Harding back to 1971 when he was married aged 24.  According to his "stories" he would have been a serving soldier at that time, unfortunately his haircut does not match his vocation.

 

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Be careful  if you approach Harding because he is not averse to threats of violence, which he does to display his false "tough guy" past.  Harding  is not a tough guy, but just a bully, a lying fraud and wannabe.

ANZMI has exposed numerous NZ "Veteran" fakes, most have been taken to court for falsely claiming to be returned veterans and wearing false medals.  Harding is a fake and a liar and should be given the benefit of having a Magistrate decide his fate.

We welcome "Colonel" (Retired) John Wayne Harding to the fame of  his exposure on this website.

 

Surname: Blackwood
Christian Names: Barry Gregory
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Cairns
Service #: R95816
Service: RAN
Branch: Junior Seaman
Commencement of service: 03 Jan 67
Completion of service: 21 Nov 68
Case Notes:

 

 

Barry Gregory Blackwood received succour from the Judge who heard his criminal charges in the Cairns District Court. The Judge obviously believed that Blackwood suffers from the distress of "fighting in Vietnam".

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Here is the media report.

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Notice the comments made by the Judge Morzone about Blackwood being a damaged war veteran. The Judge obviously understands the problems that are often faced by genuine Veterans who have served in war zones. Blackwood has dishonestly misled the Court regarding his "trip" to Vietnam to the point we believe he has Perverted the Course of Justice.

The Judge's words would have one believe that Blackwood was a damaged "Battle hardened" Veteran of the Vietnam War. The truth is that Blackwood spent only six hours at anchor in the peaceful Vung Tau Harbour aboard HMAS Parramatta. HMAS Parramatta dropped anchor at 0700 hours on the 9 April 1968 and weighed anchor at 1300 hours on the same day. Like most other days, there was no war like activity, in or around Vung Tau on the 9 April 1968.   Here are extracts from the ship's Report of Proceedings for that day.

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The full report dated 3rd May 1968 can be found here:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/awm78/

Blackwood had a less than illustrious Navy career. He joined as a Junior Seaman in 1967 and was discharged as being unsuitable in 1968. Here is an extract from his Navy Service Record

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The Vietnam Nominal Roll shows him as being in Vietnam from 5 April 1968 to 17 April 1968. Twelve days. That information is misleading and results from a system invented by the RAN at the time. It is actually the time departing Singapore until returning to Singapore.

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This system has resulted in hundreds of Navy personnel being wrongly awarded the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. That medal requires One Hundred and Eighty days in Vietnam waters. The ships that were on the Vietnam Gunline are listed as having been in Vietnam for that period, but none of them were, because every now and then they departed the Gunline and sailed off to other countries for leave or repairs. The whole issue is such a shemozzle that neither the RAN nor Honours and Awards are prepared to address the matter.

Blackwood is not a PTSD wracked veteran of the Vietnam war as depicted by the Judge who had obviously been misled. He spent Six hours in the Vung Tau Harbour with no enemy activity whatsoever and would have enjoyed the comforts of HMAS Parramatta.  

The Judge said "You saw and did things which, like so many others, has resulted in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and like so many others in your situation have turned to drinking to cope with the demons that endure from that experience"  In fact Blackwood saw nothing and endured nothing from the Vietnam war, he is a liar, fraud and should not have been given leniency for his behaviour.

Blackwood was an unsatisfactory sailor and, since his discharge, has been an unsatisfactory citizen, with a number of serious convictions. The Veteran community do not want him, and we urge the Cairns Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to charge him for 'Perverting the Course of Justice', with the hope of his serving the full 18 month prison sentence, that he was awarded.

Unfortunately we have not be able to locate a photograph of Blackwood and if any reader can help it will be much appreciated by Veterans of Australia and New Zealand.

In the meantime we sentence him to a place on our website where he will remain for a very long time.

Surname: Roman
Christian Names: Marco D
Country: Australia
State or Province: WA
City or Town: Dawesville
Case Notes:

 

UPDATE: ROMAN aka David Mark SCOTT etc etc

 

Mark Anthony ROMAN aka Mark D'Roman aka Mark Western aka John Heil aka

Mark Reid aka Mark Lahey aka Montgomery Mark Moore, aka Montgomery Weir and now he is known as David Mark Scott.

Roman aka Reid etc etc now known as David Mark Scott holds a Western Australia (WA) Driving Licence under that name:

 

 Roman

We don't know how a person with so many names manages to get a WA Government Driving Licence. Perhaps David Mark Scott is his real name, but when he was Mark Reid he held a driving licence under that name. When he was known as Mark Anthony Roman he was driving a Porsche car so would have had a driving licence under that name.

Roman aka Scott etc etc is a recidivist con man without any talent for his chosen criminal activities as we have been able to keep a trace on him for six years.

There are Veterans throughout Australia monitoring this man for what he has done and will keep a watch on him.

How he came to be a citizen or resident of Australia we don't know, because he spent time in prison in the UK for serious crime and at the time of his departure from the UK was being investigated for another serious crime.

In a recent resume, he claims that between May 2017 and August 2017 to have returned to the UK, and worked in Bradford UK which meant travel to and from the UK. It is doubted that he was ever there, but if he was, he claims to have worked under the name of David Scott.   Who knows what name he would have travelled under?

 

In one of his many resumes under different names, he claims to have been in Australia since 2006.

Roman aka Scott etc etc has well been recognized by Australian Veterans and by those from whom he seeks jobs as a liar and fraud.

We believe it would be better for him and for Australia to leave our shores and peddle his piddling and contemptuous fraud somewhere else.

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Updated 07 Nov 2013

Marco D Roman aka Montgomery Mark Moore, Montgomery Weir of Dawesville, Mandurah, Western Australia is a liar, fraud and cheat who uses numerous other names including that of people he knows or have been in contact with him.

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Marco Roman first appeared on the Walter Mitty website in the United Kingdom, see link below

http://waltermittyhunt.com/index.php/report-a-walt/viewgroup/114-marco-d-roman-sas-walter-mitty

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We were made aware of Roman some time back when we were sent images from his Facebook page as he has been seen marching on ANZAC Day 2012 and 2013 in Perth, Western Australia on his own claiming to be a member of the British SAS. You will notice in the first photograph from his Facebook page it was taken at the Dawn Service at Kings Park in Perth 2012. He has most likely attended other ex-service commemorations as can be seen from his Facebook pages.

Due to other ongoing investigations by a certain department we have waited till now to expose him.

What we know of his military history is that he did join the British Army and went to the Parachute Regiment till he was kicked out as he did not meet the requirements to belong to such an Elite Regiment.

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He was sent to the Green Jackets, but his time there was short lived after being charged with Manslaughter and spent time in an establishment at the Her Majesty’s pleasure. He left the United Kingdom to come to Australia before British Police could speak to him regarding a Grievous Bodily Harm and Fraud enquiries.

We know that he has committed a number of frauds in Western Australia, worked as a FIFO (fly in fly out) worker in the Northwest of Western Australia and claimed to be ex British, 16 Air Assault Brigade, Parachute Regiment as well as making a claim he was ex Australian SAS. Another claim he made was that he had his front teeth knocked out by the Irish republican Army (IRA) by being somewhere he wasn’t supposed to be.

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You will also notice that he has marched claiming to be ex British SAS, but he is wearing the Australian SAS Beret and Badge. The two different ties he wears are Australian SAS Association ties as well as a blazer badge which he cannot seem to decide what side it should be worn. It is worn on the left of a jacket pocket as can be seen on any ANZAC Day from Associations that wear a blazer badge on their jackets.

These SAS items can be seen in any place around Australia being worn on ANZAC Day by real members of the SAS Association. Some items can be purchased on eBay from time to time or Military Disposal Stores.

In one photo he is wearing a lapel badge which was identified on eBay as being the 50th anniversary badge of the Australian SAS back in 2007.

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The correct beret and badge for the British SAS can be seen below.

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Marco Roman or whatever you want to call yourself, you would have to be one of the dumbest wannabe’s claiming to be ex SAS and to place those photos on Facebook proves it.

You may pose as a member of an Elite Army Unit, but you do not have the calibre to be one. For your lack of respect to these men of those units who carry out dangerous missions some of whom have not returned, you have earned your place on our website as well as in the United Kingdom for eternity.

Updated 24 Sep 2013

New information has come to our attention regarding this person.

His official documents (most likely fraudulent) have his name listed as Antonio Marco D'Roman as he has a history of forging documents which include qualifications and identity papers. Every time he changes his name, there is a story about using his birth parents' surname.

He is know by more than 20 pseudonyms some of which are:

Mark D'Roman

Mark Western

John Heil

Mark Reid

Mark Lahey

It is anyones guess as to what name he will use next and companies need to keep a watch out for this person who appears to have no morals.

Updated 07 Nov 2013

We have received a copy of a resume Marco D'Roman left on a computer, only a small portion of that is being put up to protect names of companies and indivduals he has named in the resume. The main part is about referring to his service in the British forces from 1999 to 2007 in which he states;

"Unable to disclose information on curriculm vitae due to service confidentiality".

If this was true, why did he parade on ANZAC Day trying to make out he served with the UK SAS. All members of the British Armed Forces can request a copy of their service record which would show units served in and what qualifications and rank they have obtained during their service. The only thing they would not be able to mention is any covert operations they took part that are classified as Secret.

So we have more lies told by him to cover up his poor less than desirable service record.

 

 

RESUME

 


NAME:              Mark Reid

 

ADDRESS:        1/13 Breakwater Parade, Mandurah, Perth, WA, 6210

 

D.O.B:              03 / 03 / 1973

 

TELEPHONE:    M1 0401 741 417 H 08 9582 3561

 

E-MAIL:           [email protected]

 

OBJECTIVES:       

 

To apply and further develop my natural abilities and acquired skills in endeavours that are both challenging and fulfilling.  To improve my skills and  enhance my experience in all facets of human development by utilising my communication skills and experiences.  To work in a environment that allows me to interact with people to facilitate the development of new skills to assist others.

 

March 1991 - April 2007, Her Majesty’s British Armed Forces, Army, United Nations and Rest of the World.

 

Unable to disclose information on curriculum vitae due to service confidentiality.

 

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: Cowell
Christian Names: Peter William Glen
Country: Australia
State or Province: WA
City or Town: Perth
Service #: 2141953
Service: Army Reserve
Branch: Armoured Corps
Commencement of service: 1980
Completion of service: 1980
Case Notes:

 

 

UPDATE COWELL April, 2018.

Canberra beware! A new crook is in town. The less than "Admiral Peter Cowell", is still trying to convince people that he is a "mover and shaker" in the world wide intelligence network. Unfortunately it is not possible for him to succeed, for apart from the fantasies pervading his cranium, he possesses no intelligence whatsoever.

Here is the latest copy of his resume.

Originally enlisted in the Australian Army for 6 years where I served in Armored (sic) recon (Cavalry), undertaking many specialist courses including basic Intel which set to (sic) scene for my career post-Army I transferred to the Corps of Engineers. After some time I moved on to Law Enforcement within the area of Corrections and Internal Investigations. Due to my earlier service with the army. After a time I became involved with a Maritime aid agency (N.G.O.) where I became aware of new Technology of potential military threat and use against Terrorists. I brought that to the attention of senior military authorities (said technology now having been developed by the United States and in use today). This together with my Degree in Security, Terrorism & Counter-terrorism with a second major in Law Studies saw me move into the Intelligence Community. Today, as a retired IntSAR Admiral with experience in Intelligence which carries with it some potential for diplomatic fallout. I have 25 years in total in the services. In accordance with the official secrets act the remainder of my service is confidential due to its nature. Today I provide limited consultancy on Geopolitical Strategic Military matters. My most recent client was the Office of the United States Secretary of Defense (sic).

In the above resume, he claims to have earned academic degrees in Security, Intelligence and Counter-terrorism with a second major in Law Studies. On his LinkedIn page, he also claims to have earned from the Murdoch University in Perth degrees in -;

Security, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism. Further studies toward a Masters in Asymmetric Warfare, International Relations and National Security Studies

A search of Graduate Students from Murdoch University did not list a person named Peter William Glen COWELL as ever graduating with any qualifications. The Murdoch University advise that if a person is not on the publicly accessible Graduates list, he has no Murdoch University qualifications.

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His false claims that his twenty five years of service gives him experience, have connotations of the Officials Secrets Act and vast experience as an investigator. His twenty five years are all "Urine and Wind", as he served very little time as a Private Soldier in the Army Reserve and his Law Enforcement time was of short duration and spent as a Corrective Service Officer at the bottom of the promotions ladder. He never spent any time in the Navy and promoted himself to Admiral in an organization that was no more than a sham and a scam.

Here are photographs of Cowell as a Soldier and Corrections Officer:



Peter Cowell

Peter Cowell




On his Facebook page, Cowell recently claimed to be soon the Patron of a Veterans organization. He had his foot in the door, until the organization realised that he and his resume were nothing but lies and false pretences. They quickly sent him ashore, cancelled their "Ahoy shipmate" and bade him farewell.

Cowell is well represented in many places on the internet. Wherever he appears, he includes this photograph of his scruffy self as an "Admiral":


Peter Cowell



Ex Service organizations, the Defence Department and Citizens of Canberra beware of this Gilbert and Sullivan Admiral, who, by the way, has never served in the Queens Navy or sailed the deep blue or any other colour sea.

 

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Introducing Rear Admiral Peter Cowell, Retired (Rtd) of International Sea Air Rescue and Humanitarian Aid Service (IntSAR).

Note: This organisation should not be confused with "Thunderbirds are Go", the search and rescue organisation featuring Scott, Tracy, Virgil, Geoff , Lady Penelope and Parker the Chauffeur.

Although difficult to see, "Admiral" Cowell, has advised that the medals he wears are:

Note: Cowell is wearing only one legitimate medal the Australian Defence Medals (ADM). The others are all unmentionable junk. He claims entitlement to the ADM because he was discharged from the Army Reserve with Kidney Stones. Here is what he said about his military service:

Cowell's Defence File contains only two documents:

One is an Application to enlist in the Regular Army in 1979 but he did not show for processing. The other is an Enlistment Advice to join the Army Reserve in 1980 as a Private Soldier which was processed.

There are no other documents to show any activity after the enlistment.

What is this mysterious IntSAR of which Peter Cowell is an Admiral Rtd? Here in his own words is the answer:


Cowell had serious communications with Senior Politicians and also with Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Here is a letter head from a Western Australia Senator who apparently believed that Cowell was an Admiral. We have other letterheads from prominent politicians of the day.

Here is a letter that he claims to have written to ASIO.

 


Of particular note is this paragraph.

Cowell appears to have been afraid of foul play and in a slick move, threatens to tell all to the Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China. Below is the envelope ready for the "Drop Box" at the Chinese Embassy.

ENOUGH of the Bulldust - Threatening to pass "Secrets" to the Chinese Embassy, wearing a uniform of an Admiral with medal ribbons is evidence of his delusional state.

"Admiral" Peter Cowell is a fanciful Admiral from a fanciful organisation of no substance.

He now runs a small Courier business in Perth and should stick to that. Although his work garb is somewhat different from his IntSAR Admiral's uniform, they can both be described and "scruffy".

We suggest Cowell stop wearing a uniform that would be inestimably beyond his capacity to achieve. He exacerbates the consequences of his actions by wearing "Tin" medals and a genuine medal that was also beyond his capacity to achieve.

Because of his stupidity he has achieved the notoriety of being presented to the world as an idiot on this web site.

We welcome Peter Cowell, who is a Courier driver and not Carrier driver as he would have us believe.

 

 

 

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