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Surname: Chant
Christian Names: Christopher Tony
Country: Australia
State or Province: VIC
City or Town: Wodonga
Service #: Unknown
Service: Claims Army Reserve
Branch: Claims RAAC, RAAOC and 8/13 VMR
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:




Christopher Tony Chant is 48 years of age and is the Superintendent in Charge of the St John Ambulance Service for the Southern Region of New South Wales, Albury, Australia.

He has also been a member of the New South Wales (NSW) State Emergency Service (SES) Murray Region, Albury since 2007.  


In the above photograph, Chant is wearing -;
1. The Officer of the Order of St John Medal.
2. The Australian Defence Force Medal.
3. The Service Medal of the Order of St John.

On the 26 January, 2014, Christopher Tony Chant was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for "Service to the community of Albury through a range of community organisations"

This also includes 10 years in the Scouting organisation, Rotary, he is also a Marriage Celebrant in the local area and a Justice of the Peace.

Chant, however is a liar and a false pretender. Chant has told colleagues that he was a Lieutenant in the Australian Army Reserves for a period. During his time in the Reserves he claims that - "He came across a serious motor vehicle accident where he saved the lives of a number of people by pulling them out of a car wreck that caught on fire." He then claims that as a result of his actions, a local Member of Parliament recommended him for a bravery award. Below are photographs of Chant wearing the court mounted commendation for brave conduct, in uniform with his Superintendent rank.

The commendation for brave conduct is a gold sprig of mimosa mounted on a blood-red backing ribbon. See photograph below.

The two photographs of Chant below clearly show him wearing the Commendation for Brave Conduct riband that he has never been awarded.

Chant is a fraud and he knows it. We have confirmed that he has never been awarded the commendation for brave conduct. He was never recommended for it. His name does not appear on "Its an Honour" for Australian Awards. His story of saving the lives of people from a burning car wreck is doubtful and has not been verified. Either by Chant or anyone else.

He has deceitfully tried to convince colleagues that he is someone who he is not by purchasing this award and wearing it on his uniform and then telling outright lies as to why he was awarded it.

He has stolen the valour of all the brave men and women who have previously been awarded this prestigious award.

Initially, he was reported to the General Manager of St John for wearing a bravery award that he had never been awarded. An investigation was then conducted. He was told to stop wearing the bravery commendation ribbon by his senior Officer.

However, we have been informed that due to his executive Superintendent position, the matter was covered up and no further action was taken against him due to the embarrassment it would have caused St John Ambulance if the truth was known to the general public.

Since this serious deception and cover up, he has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) on the 26 January 2014. This is with the complete knowledge of his superiors who covered up his disgraceful behaviour in wearing a bravery commendation that he was not awarded or entitled to wear.

Chant has claimed Australian Army Reserve Service in the Armoured Corps, Ordnance Corps and the 8/13 Victorian Rifles as a Lieutenant. He wears the Australian Defence Force Medal.

However, we can find no trace of former Lieutenant Christopher Tony Chant DOB 3/12/1967 in the National Archives for Army Reserve Service or Citizens Military Forces.

We contacted Chant twice in writing, requesting details of his Australian Army Reserve Service, service number, rank, dates of service, units etc. and his entitlement to wear the Australian Defence Force Medal and riband.

We also requested information from him regarding the award of the commendation for bravery. On each occasion, we received no response. Now you might think that if he had nothing to hide, he would answer our requests.

Chant is an imposter without credibility. He does not deserve to hold the senior executive positions within St John Ambulance or the SES. He should return his OAM as he is not a fit and proper person to be the recipient of this award.

The NSW Attorney General's Department should also take action regarding Chant being a fit and proper person to hold the office of Justice of the Peace in and for the State of New South Wales.

Imposters like Chant work their way up through organisations by deception and self aggrandisement. Unfortunately, when they gain executive positions and get found out as being imposters, they become an embarrassment to the organisation that promoted them. Hence the cover ups. He should resign his positions immediately and apologise in writing to all the personnel in the organisations that he is affiliated with.

Chant well deserves his place on the ANZMI website, together with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Flying Officer Graham John Slingsby who was also caught out and photographed wearing the same non earned bravery award on his RAAF uniform.


Christopher Tony Chant Update 10 MAY 15

Christopher Tony Chant of the Albury NSW Region has resigned from his position of Superintendent, St John Ambulance Service, Southern Region, New South Wales.

This high profile imposter lived the lie for some time of being a courageous member of the Australian Army Reserves, who rescued a number of people trapped in a burning car accident.

Recently, whilst he was a Superintendent of St John Ambulance Service, his claims of being awarded the Commendation for Brave Conduct in regards to this alleged incident were proven false by Anzmi.

St John Ambulance Service hierarchy had previously investigated this matter and had told Chant not to wear the Bravery Commendation again. They covered up the results of the investigation due to the embarrassment it would have caused the Service due to his high profile and rank.

He was even recommended for, and awarded the Order of Australia Medal following this cover up by St John Ambulance Service.

Incredibly, he was also being considered for the new rank of Assistant Commissioner of a Region in the new restructure of St John Ambulance Service. He was relieving at this rank when he was caught out as an imposter by Anzmi.

The following article is from the Border Mail 5 May, 2015 edition.

Chris Chant resigns, is not replaced
May 5, 2015, midnight


Chris Chant has resigned from St John Ambulance. The organisation says Mr Chant will not be replaced, with a restructure meaning all regional superintendent positions in NSW will be redundant.

ST John Ambulance NSW’s southern region superintendent Chris Chant has resigned from his post after revelations he falsely claimed a prestigious bravery award.
And the first aid service has confirmed he will not be replaced, as St John’s undergoes a restructure that will see all regional superintendent positions in NSW made redundant.

Mr Chant yesterday confirmed he had left the organisation but refused to go into detail, responding “no comment” to all questions.
The Border Mail reported in March that Mr Chant, 48, had been wearing a bravery award he was not entitled to alongside other military and St John’s service medals.

St John’s conducted an investigation into the Wodonga man last April, but did not disclose this publicly until The Border Mail began asking questions.

Yesterday, St John’s NSW general manager Rod O’Donnell confirmed Mr Chant had resigned but he would not provide any other information on when or why he had stood down.

“I can say Mr Chant is no longer with St John’s,” he said.

Asked when Mr Chant would be replaced, Mr O’Donnell revealed the organisation was undergoing a restructure and all regional superintendent positions were gone.
“Obviously with a restructure that takes a bit of time to bed down, but I can say the position as it was no longer exists,” he said.

Attention was drawn to Mr Chant’s claims after a website devoted to uncovering military imposters said he had claimed he earned a bravery commendation while serving in the Army Reserves after rescuing a number of people from a burning car wreck.

Mr Chant conceded at the time there were “elements of truth” to the allegations, but declined to comment any further.

“It’s a difficult issue ... there’s more to it than that,” he said in March.
“I don’t want to comment ... but there’s two sides to every story.”

Mr Chant’s name does not appear on the online honour roll It’s An Honour for any bravery commendations.

A spokesperson from Government House, which is responsible for all Australian awards, stated: “The Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General has no record of Mr Christopher Tony Chant receiving an Australian bravery decoration”.

Mr Chant was awarded the Order of Australia Medal last year for community work, including Rotary, Scouts Australia and work as a civil celebrant.

Just prior to this honour in January last year, he assisted a young woman at the scene of a crash on Wodonga’s Lincoln Causeway.

Our website is full of military and civilian imposters who misrepresent themselves by telling incredible lies to gain an advantage in the workplace over others, undeserved recognition in their social surroundings or gain positions on Ex Service Committees where they are rewarded with cash and other benefits.

Chant , like others, is an example of how far imposters will go to gain that advantage and reap the rewards for their lies.

We are currently in communication with the Governor General’s Office to have Chant’s Order of Australia Medal award revoked.

Hopefully, our next update will confirm this.


Surname: Chapman
Christian Names: Ian Edward
Country: Australia
State or Province: SA
City or Town: Unknown
Service: Army
Branch: infantry
Case Notes:

Ian Edward Chapman – Formerly of Cairns, Far North Queensland, now believed to reside in South Australia.
Ian Chapman is a classic wannabe, who on occasion wears a swag of medals and an Infantry Combat Badge (ICB). He claims quite correctly, to have been a National Serviceman, conscripted in 1971.  He then endeavours to deceive, by describing his posting to 1 Army Reinforcement Unit (1ARU) in Vietnam and his subsequent war service with 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR) until his return to Australia in December 1971.


The above photograph was taken at the Yorkys Knob Boat Club in Cairns, Far North Queensland, where Chapman spun his lies whilst slaking his insatiable thirst for Victoria Bitter Beer and Bundaberg Rum. Initially he told his fellow imbibers that he was a Vietnam Veteran and that his medals had been stolen during a burglary whilst residing in South Australia. Following that disclosure, he started attending commemorative occasions wearing Vietnam era medals and then added an Infantry Combat Badge.
Chapman did serve as a National Serviceman but was not conscripted until late September 1972 and was discharged in February 1973 after being on Leave Without Pay (LWOP) from December 1972. His effective service was around four months consisting of Recruit Training and one month of Infantry Corps training. The documents below are clear evidence of his actual service.



The photograph shown on his “Personal Particulars” page from his AAB 83 was taken on the day of his enlistment 27 September 1972.


The extract from his “Service Record” signifies Chapman was sent on LWOP on the 29 December 1972 and was discharged on 26 February 1973 on the grounds of “Exceptional hardship”.
We believe Chapman now resides in Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia. His wannabe antics reported here, were conducted in Cairns, Far North Queensland, however we have no doubt that he continues to continue his deception in South Australians.
Recent information indicates that Chapman is involved in marketing Security Alarm systems and other Security Paraphernalia in South Australia and Victoria. If you are unfortunate enough to meet Ian Edward Chapman ask him about his “Vietnam adventure”
Ian Edward Chapman is a fraud a liar and a medals cheat he is also an intelligent man who can be very convincing, he has an excellent memory and listens for interesting tales of service in Vietnam and will then iterate them as if they were his own.
Beware of this slick talking liar, fraud and wannabe. Should you have the misfortune to meet him please give us an update of his current activities
The above photograph clearly proves that Ian Edward Chapman is deserving of a prime position on our web site, where he will stay forever, as proof of his disgusting offence against the Veteran community.

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: Chapman
Christian Names: Trevor
Country: Australia
State or Province: SA
City or Town: Unknown
Service: UK Army
Branch: Artillery
Case Notes:

Trevor Chapman – RSL President

There are lots of RSL Presidents and senior executives who wear bogus “Tin” medals as if they were campaign medals. The South Australian Returned and Services League (RSL) have issued a policy regarding Tin Medals and we are reliably advised that the RSL is aware that the President of the Marion RSL Sub Branch, in South Australia, Trevor Chapman, wears self purchased Tin medals.

Here is another example of the RSL allowing wannabes to infest their ranks. RSL Presidents are considered to be among community leaders and theirbehaviourmust be beyond reproach. 

Here is a photo of Trevor Chapman officially representing the RSL on a commemorative occasion.

Notice that Chapman is wearing three medals on his left breast and together with all his buttons and badges he looks like a proper little veteran.  The three medals he is wearing are all self purchased United Kingdom Tin commemorative medals, they are

 1. General Service Cross Commemorative Medal.

 2. National Service Commemorative Medal.

 3. British Forces Germany Medal.

Trevor Chapman served in Germany in a British Army, Royal Artillery, and Anti Aircraft unit during the 1950s.  He was awarded no medals for his service. Obviously to make himself a more presentable in the prestigious position of RSL Sub Branch President he has been to a medal shop and purchased Tin trinkets.  

Chapman’sbehaviouris unacceptable and should he not take the hint and remove his “pretty self purchased trinkets” he should be treated with contempt by those Marion RSL members who have earned and wear genuine medals.  

Chapman is not the worst wannabe we have encountered but there is a steady increase in his kind infesting our RSLs. 

The government is very clear about the wearing of medals by serving and ex-service personal. The protocol for wearing of medals can be found at the following web site. This site also has information dealing with wearing of Unofficial medals as seen below.


Unofficial medals

Ex-serviceorganisationssometimes commission their own unofficial medals to mark participation in particular military campaigns, periods of service or types of service that have not beenrecognisedthrough the Australianhonourssystem. Awards made by foreign governments which have not been approved by the Governor-General for acceptance and wear are also "unofficial". There is no impediment to wearing such medals in appropriate private settings, such as a meeting of the relevant ex-service association, or a reception hosted by the relevant foreign government. Ideally, unofficial medals should not be worn at public ceremonial and commemorative events, but if they are worn as the occasion demands, the convention is that they are worn on the right breast.

The RSL South Australian Branch also has a web site regarding the wearing of medals


As the President of an RSL it is Chapman’s responsibility to comply with official protocol as published by the government and his own State RSL Branch. By failing to do so, he shows a lack of leadership and respect to serving and ex-service men and women by wearing his tin medals on his left breast. 

We will continue to name and shame RSL executives who wear inappropriate medals to boost their egos.

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: Charles
Christian Names: Bernard Colin
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Cotton Tree
Service #: A17401
Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Branch: Carpenter
Case Notes:


Bernard Charles wears six medals. He is entitled to wear five. He has not earned the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) but at some time during the last fifty years he decided to attach it to his medal rack:




Charles wears:


Australian Active Service Medal (AASM)- Entitled

Vietnam Medal (VM) - Entitled

Defence Service Medal (DSM) - Entitled

National Medal (NM) - Entitled

Anniversary of National Service Medal (ANSM) -   Entitled

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM) - Not Entitled


Eligibility wear the RVCM requires 181 days of service in Vietnam. Charles served for only 62 days:





Charles is a medals cheat who should have been well satisfied with his five legitimate medals.


There is currently a team of veterans scrutinizing media and finding many who are cheating with the RVCM.


If you do not meet the criterion for this medal do not wear it. It is a criminal offence to do so, with a maximum penalty of $3,300 fine or six months imprisonment or both.


Bernard Colin Charles created a false history regarding his medals entitlement and now we have corrected the falsehood.


Welcome to ANZMI Bernard Charles.


Surname: Chase
Christian Names: Paul
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Bundaberg
Service #: Claims 169221
Service: Australia Regular Army (ARA)
Branch: Claims Infantry
Commencement of service: 1979 & 2001
Completion of service: 1984 & 2005
Case Notes:

Australian citizens should be eternally grateful that we have heroic soldiers like Paul Chase secretly defending our freedom. Or so he would have you believe!

Paul Chase

Paul Chase, of Bundaberg Queensland, has never served in the Australian Defence Force in the Army, the part time Army Reserves or anywhere else.

Chase is a military fraud and a wannabee.

Paul Chase

Chase made application to join the Bundy Vets, a social "Drop in Centre" at Bundaberg, Queensland for military veterans and their families.

He produced the following Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia document as proof of his military service.


Chase claimed that he was a member of C Company - 9 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) from 1979 to 1982.

In 1973, 9 Battalion RAR combined with 8 Battalion RAR to form the new 8/9 Battalion RAR, which continued until it was disbanded in 1997. Chase should have researched his false claims more thoroughly, before declaring that he was a member of 9 Battalion in the years he stated. 9 Battalion RAR as such, did not exist.

The Regimental/service number he states as 169221 was never issued to him.

As there were a number of anomalies in the claims of Chase, he was subsequently requested to provide further details of his alleged military career.

He stated that he was a member of Delta Company 6 RAR, sniper – recon - when it was posted on active service in East Timor. He stated that he could not provide further details of his Timor service, including the year, due to the fact that his service was all “top secret”, and he was bound by the Official Secrets Act Section 21 C.

Although he claims to be bound by the “Official Secrets Act”, he has let slip to some Bundaberg locals that as a “recon sniper” in Delta Company 6 RAR, in East Timor, he was involved in "heavy close quarter fighting with the Timor Militia and came out on top."

It is interesting to note that when 6 RAR were deployed to East Timor in October 2003, this deployment was declared Non Warlike by the Australian Department of Defence. It was the final drawdown stage by the United Nations.


East Timor 2003

62. In October 2003, 6 RAR deployed on Op CITADEL to East Timor to relieve 1 RAR. Unlike the previous deployment during the build up of the United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNMISET) AUSBATT structure, this deployment coincided with the final drawdown phase of the UN mission and a corresponding WESTBATT structure. The Battalion deployed in a series of sub-unit rotations under the command of a reinforced BHQ.

63. In December 2003, Lieutenant Colonel S.F. Caughey assumed command of the Battalion in East Timor.

64. After nine months staggered deployment 6 RAR redeployed to Australia in May 2004 and the military component of the UNMISET effectively ceased.

Operation Citadel - East Timor was declared Non Warlike from 18 August 2003 and ongoing to the present day.

Chase claims active warlike service in 6 RAR as a “Recon sniper” from 2001 to 2005. 6 RAR did not deploy to East Timor in that period on warlike service. The Battalion did deploy on warlike service to East Timor in 2000 on Operation Tanager, however, Chase according to his own service claims, was not a member of the Australian Army at that time.

Chase has also told people in Bundaberg that he cannot remember his pm keys number. These are personal allocated Australian Defence Force service numbers that individual personnel do not forget. Ever.

When asked for further proof of his military service, he produced a photograph on his mobile phone that depicted a CD (Compact Disc) with his name on it. Of course he said that all the information on the disc was “top secret” and that he could not disclose the details to any person. Again, the Official Secrets Act was mentioned.

It is also of interest here to acknowledge that Australia does not have legislation titled the “Official Secrets Act” . There is a Commonwealth/Federal Crimes Act that deals with releasing Government top secret documents unlawfully.

Chase was also asked by residents of Bundaberg, why he was not wearing his medals on Anzac Day, 25 April, 2018. He stated that he left them at home in protest for all those who suffer PTSD. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.)

ANZMI contacted Chase and invited him to respond to allegations that his claim of top secret service in the Australian Army in East Timor and everywhere else is false. He decided not to respond to our request. Perhaps it is because he is still bound by the non-existent Official Secrets Act. Perhaps it is because he is a military fraud. The reader can be the judge of that.

If you live in Bundaberg, Queensland, and you see Paul Chase, ask to view his Australian Army Discharge Certificate. That document will disclose his overseas active service postings, medal and badge entitlements. It will be interesting to see his response.

Welcome to the ANZMI website, Paul Chase, a "Top Secret Imposter"


Surname: Clark
Christian Names: Robert John Davis
Country: New Zealand
State or Province: Auckland
City or Town: Kaukapakapa
NZ -Which Island:
  • North Island
Service #: Unknown
Service: NZ Army
Branch: Unknown
Commencement of service: Unknown
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:






Clark R 1 2017 05 07

There are liars, medal cheats, valour thieves, and then we have Robert John Clark, who has managed the trifecta!

Clark has been on our radar for some time, thanks to those in military circles suspicious of this clown, who has appeared over recent years at both his local RSA (Kaukapakapa) and at a school in Takapuna in Auckland, New Zealand.

We have established that Clark served in the NZ Army in the early 1990’s, having never left NZ shores during that short period of service.

This hasn’t stopped Clark taken to wearing 13+ medals, to ANZAC parades and services, over recent years. And if that wasn’t sufficient, he carries, or wears, the highly honoured SAS (Special Air Service) beret at these occasions. But even this was not enough glory for Clark, who also tacked on his right chest, the US citation presented to the NZSAS by President George Bush, although, being the fool he is, Clark wore his upside down, which is the ultimate insult to those who served and actually earned this acclaimed citation!

Finally, Clark wears an NZSAS tie.

Clark never earned any of these medals or accoutrements!

Clark R 3

Medals left to right:
8. NZ – GSM (IRAQ) – still a current mission
10. NZ – LS & GCM (ARMY) – NO BARS = service of between 15 and 29 years (Bar issued at 30yrs)
14. On THE right chest - US NAVY Presidential Unit Citation

By his own admission, Clark bought these medals online (NZ$700 according to him), and admits he made the citation in a drunken session with a friend. He claims to have been gifted his military SAS tie and beret.

Clark R 2 2017 05 07

Clark says “he had spent years allowing people to think he had service with the NZSAS.” This, despite admitting that, although serving in the NZ Army in the early 90’s, he never once left NZ shores, or saw active service.

When questioned on this disgusting deception, Clark claimed that this year’s ANZAC service was the first occasion he had worn the medals, beret, tie and citation. ANZMI has received complaints from ex-servicemen who have witnessed Clark wear “his” tin and bluster at many previous ANZAC services over recent years.

But instead of owning his deception, when caught, Clark still chose to lie about the reason he has deceived his friends, family, fellow RSA members, and those who would be deceived by this shabby man.

Clark"s excuse for this deception? He stated that he presented himself as an NZSAS soldier as part of a cunning scheme to expose what he called profiteering from the sale of medals and military equipment online.

To add insult to injury, Clark then claims he had eventually intended to write a book about his experience as a medal cheat and valour thief.

Rob Clark, we will save you the bother.

Clark even admits his “stupidity” in an article in the NZ Herald on 1 May 2017 - There is a video and full admission in that article.

NB. The act of wearing un-earned medals is a crime under the Military Decorations and Distinctive Badges Act 1918. The maximum $500 fine and/or up to one month in prison.

Clark will remain on this site in perpetuity as a reward as a medal cheat, valour thief, and liar.

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