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

Surname: Cokanauto
Christian Names: Fane Stephanie
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Sydney
Service #: 8500737
Service: RAN
Branch: Communications
Commencement of service: 07 Mar 05
Completion of service: Still Serving
Case Notes:




Leading Seaman Fane Stephanie Cokanauto is currently serving in the Royal Australian Navy. Cokanauto enlisted in 2005 and has been posted to various Shore Establishments and Ships of the RAN.

In 2009, Cokanauto was awarded the Australian Defence Medal for her service.

In the above photograph, Cokanauto is wearing the Australian Active Service Medal, the Iraq Medal and the Australian Defence Medal.

The Australian Active Service Medal was authorised in 1988 to recognise prescribed service in warlike operations. Cokanauto is also wearing the Iraq Medal which denotes qualifying military service in that theatre. Leading Seaman Cokanauto claims that she was awarded these medals for her service on HMAS Ballarat.

However, we are reliably informed that Cokanauto was posted to that ship when it returned to Sydney from it's active service deployment in the Middle East on the 1 September, 2006. The ship had 6 months active service accredited from March, 2006 until 1 September, 2006. This completed the Navy's 36th individual Ship deployment to Middle East service since 1990. Cokanauto was not a crew member on that deployment.

Unfortunately for Cokanauto, she has not been officially awarded with either medal.

Her only entitlement is the Australian Defence Medal. The other two have been purchased at a Medals Shop or on the internet.

We do not get pleasure out of exposing current serving Australian Defence Force men and women on this site for blatantly wearing medals/ribands that they have not earned. It always amazes us at Anzmi as to how a current member of any of our services can expect to get away with wearing purchased medals/ribands that have not been earned and awarded to them.

You only have to view our site regarding Lieutenant Commander Brian Stanley Ferrie, who was a current Naval Commissioned Officer teaching Recruits at HMAS Cerberus, the Naval Recruiting Establishment in Melbourne, Victoria. Ferrie for some considerable time was fraudulently wearing the Australian Vietnam Medal Riband and the Vietnam Campaign Medal Riband that had not been awarded to him on his Commissioned Officer's uniform.

He survived our exposure, was reprimanded, fined a trivial amount and is still serving. The Royal Australian Navy has set a precedent with Lieutenant Commander Ferrie, so Leading Seaman Cokanauto should have no problems with this exposure due to that precedent.


We also have on site Flying Officer Graham Slingsby, currently of the Royal Australian Air Force who was exposed for fraudulently wearing a National Commendation for Brave Conduct on his Commissioned Officers uniform. We understand that this matter is still under investigation.


It is an offence to wear military decorations that have not been officially awarded to you and the fines can be severe.

If you have to buy it, you haven't earned it. Simple as that.

Surname: Coldicot aka Anderss
Christian Names: Paul Thomas
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Brisbane
Service #: Not Known
Service: Royal Marines UK
Branch: Not Known
Commencement of service: Not Known
Completion of service: Not Known
Case Notes:

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Thomas Andersson VC GCM GC MC DSO Bar DSC CGM Bar and 32 MiDs slipped away from life on the 30 November 2015 under an old Oak tree whilst contemplating his life as "James Bond" of the Royal Marines. We never place wannabes on this web site if they are deceased before the entry is published, however in this case we make an exception because although we have his Death Certificate we know that he did not die.

Here is a photograph of the very much alive Paul Thomas Andersson however his name is really Paul Thomas Coldicot born 20 February 1970. He is an Australian citizen who resides in Brisbane Queensland. According to Coldicot, Andersson had to be killed off by UK Secret Service for security reasons

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Here is Andersson's Death Certificate.


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What happened to Andersson aka Coldicot? Well here it is:

Late September 2015 - escaped from Russia, after a secret mission, basically dead and in a coma.

From then to early November he was in a medically induced coma.

Andersson aka Coldicott 'woke up' early November. Some time after this, his very good friend named Lawry was called to active duty in Syria and was killed by American friendly fire.

Andersson aka Coldicot went to the funeral (in a wheelchair), drank a lot or alcohol and found a tree to sit under where he said he was dying and happy for it to happen. This was in Gloucester, in a cemetery owned by General Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)
www.gchq.gov.uk/pages/homepage.aspx which is a UK secret government organization. (GCHQ don't own a cemetery in that area and no military funeral was conducted in the main cemetery at that time).

Andersson aka Coldicot was giving an online running commentary of his activities up to the point where he was sitting waiting to die.

An hour or two after expiring beneath the spreading Oak tree, a person named "Sergeant Kingsley" found his body and advised of Andersson's death to those on Andersson's aka Coldicot's Social media.

Notice Sergeant Kingsly's name appears on the Death Certificate.

As per our first paragraph it can be seen that "Andersson" was a much decorated soldier. Here are some of his self reported adventures:

Claims to be on first name terms with Queen Elizabeth after having done personal protection duty for her. He says she offered him a Knighthood which he turned down because he "was just a "dumb soldier" and it "wasn't him".

As part of his work with MI6 he says that he was tasked with gathering information and videos on British politicians who took part in sex/bondage parties in order to use the information as leverage to get things done behind the scenes

He had a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking device the size of a grain of rice in his shoulder.

In Afghanistan was hit by US shelling and copped shrapnel that tore his abdomen from rib cage to his belly button, intestines came out. He shoved them back in by stapling them himself and told his men he was fine. He then led them through hand to hand fighting through a cave system and then marched Forty kilometres back to an extraction point where he collapsed and was taken to hospital where he stayed for five months

He, with a team of three others were sent to clear bunkers in Iraq, they approached but then encountered six Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs). He told his men to take care of the APCs while he went and cleared the bunkers himself. He killed lots of people and was awarded the George Cross

Spent Eighteen months tracking down a South East Asian sex trafficking gang. Gradually killed off the key players and then waited for the well known Malaysian Property Developer, the head of the outfit in the lobby of a fancy hotel. The man had Two guards, one was ex Spetznatz (see here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spetsnaz) the other Israeli, he killed the two guards and then killed the leader in a marble bathroom in the foyer of the hotel. He escaped without detection and was out of the country within an hour

He went alone to see a man who knew where Two Hundred and Fifty kidnapped girls were being held. He had a retrieval team on standby. He tortured the man by removing a finger or toe every five minutes in order to extract information. He then hamstrung the man and took him outside and waited for Ravens to pick out an eye. The man gave up the location and Coldicot left him there to be "picked" to death. He forwarded the information to the retrieval team and the girls were rescued. The kidnappers were latter found hanging upside down in the trees with their genitals severed and shoved in their mouths. They had a multitude of cuts all over them and were left to die slow deaths

This is the "Mission" that lead to Andersson aka Coldicot being wheelchair bound and sitting beneath a spreading oak tree to expire

The target was in Eastern Russia in the middle of a very large Russian Training Ground. He was loaded into the bob tubes of a B2 Stealth Bomber and dropped into the target zone from One Hundred and Twenty Thousand feet in a heated suit. He walked Thirty Two kilometres to the shoot site only to find tanks as the chosen site, He found another site slightly worse but still around Two Thousand Five Hundred metres from the target. He took the shot and got a headshot and fired another for good measure which got the Marshal in the chest. Headshot was hollow point, second shot was fired before the first on hit and split the torso in half. Ran back towards the exit vehicle which was a Harrier Jet. Got within two kilometres when caught in an artillery barrage where a shell exploded above his head and to the right. His right eye was popped out of its socket which he pushed back in. He had a broken right shin and foot. He splinted the breaks with the barrel of his rifle and ran the remainder of the way to the Harrier. He was to be dropped out over the ocean to be picked up by a submarine. The Harrier pilot decided he was in no state so he flew at tree tops to get out of the "badlands" was refuelled twice in flight en route to the waiting hospital plane which took him direct to GCHQ hospital.

None of the above action should have in any way affected the mental health of Coldicot because he claims that he is not capable of experiencing PTSD, and disparages those who do. He said,

"His brain compartmentalises things and the psychs had told him he didn't have the type of brain that would be affected"

On the 28 December 2015 Coldicot wrote an email claiming to be recovering from his mission to Russia as Lt Col Andersson.

"As you likely guess from the email address, I have been moved to rehab and will hopefully soon be able to look after myself."

The address on the email was:

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He is claiming to be in "Rehab" in the UK when in fact he was on his computer in Brisbane. A check of the email address "veteranrehab.co.uk " clearly shows that Coldicot is the registered owner of the Domain.


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Coldicot was not in "rehab" in the UK in late December 2015 as he was photographed on the balcony of his Brisbane inner city appartment at 11:34 am on the 30 Dec 2015.


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Coldicot is a self appointed legend who has told his stories to more than one person.

In fact he is not a legend, he is a foolish buffoon who is now an enemy to all Australian, and New Zealand Veterans and ex Servicepersons. He is an enemy of the Royal Marine Association in both Australia and the UK. He is an enemy of the UK Secret Service (whoever they may be). He should also be an enemy to our readers world wide. He has gone from hero to zero and should disappear and shut up about his fanciful ideas of service with the Royal Marines.

We know that Coldicot injects himself with steroids that he claims are supplied by the UK "Secret Service". Perhaps the steroids that he in fact purchases have addled his brain and pushed him into his fanciful Walter Mitty existence. Whatever the reason he needs urgent psychiatric help.

We welcome Paul Thomas Coldicot to our web site and hope that our exposure will stop him from his ridiculous claims of "Secret Service" operations that are an insult to all who have served in the Armed Forces of the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Surname: Colledge
Christian Names: Anthony John
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Townsville
Service: Army
Branch: Engineers
Case Notes:
Anthony John Colledge –  Convicted thief and wannabe

We do have a newspaper clipping, reporting Colledge of giving a false statement of his Army service to a Townsville Judge.





Colledge was a member of the Royal Australian Engineers who served in Townsville.

We often get reports of ex Service persons giving false evidence of their service as either an excuse for their bad behaviour or as information to be taken into consideration in sentencing.

We had no involvement in Colledge’s case, but we have been involved in having people resentenced because of telling lies in court about their Defence Service.

Colledge’s lies put him in the category of a liar and a wannabe and for that reason he is included on this web site.

Colledge was exposed in the Townsville Queensland newspaper for that entire region to see; now he is reported on our web site for the world to see.

Be a wannabe at your own risk.

Note: If you have a photograph of Colledge we will be happy to include in this exposure.

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 the private citizens are supported by statement of fact and statutory declarations.

Surname: Collimore
Christian Names: Arthur
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Coogee
Service #: Nil
Service: Nil
Branch: N/A
Commencement of service: N/A
Completion of service: N/A
Case Notes:




On The ANZMI Website we have the following:

1. Current serving Defence Force members, who have embellished their service and added non  awarded medals to their rack.

2. Former serving Defence Force members, who have embellished their service and added non awarded medals to their rack.

3. Members of the community, who have had no military service whatsoever, who love to attend Anzac Days and other commemorative occasions, sporting military medals, ribbons and badges that they have not earned or been awarded.

Arthur Collimore from Arden Street, Coogee, is a member of the third group.

The below photograph was taken on Anzac Day, 2016 in Coogee, NSW.

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In the above photograph, Collimore is wearing the -;

1. Australian Active Service Medal, 1945 -1975.
2. Vietnam Medal.
3. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

He is also wearing the ribbons applicable for those awards. Above the ribbons and medals, he wears a crossed rifles badge, which is a World War 2 Marksman accoutrement. He also wears a beret with an Australian Army Infantry Corps hat badge. He is not entitled to wear any of them.

The below photograph shows a "hatless" Collimore saluting the Australian Flag at the 2016 Anzac Day ceremony at the Coogee Legion Club, Sydney following his laying of a wreath.

His salute is not the official Australian Army salute but something similar to a Royal Australian Navy salute.

As he is not wearing military uniform, he should not be saluting at all. He should stand back at attention and bow his head, and place his right hand over his medals, as has been the long held tradition.

He has no idea.


Our last photograph is the Anzac Day wreath with a self explanatory card. Collimore had convinced the Coogee Legion Club Sub Branch executive that he was a Korea and Vietnam War Veteran. Consequently, the commemoration card, which was composed from information that Collimore had given the executive staff, denotes that he is a Korea and Vietnam veteran. (Served both theatres)


Arthur Collimore is an imposter. He is a proven liar and a medal cheat. There is no record of any defence service for Arthur Collimore. His name also does not appear on the Nominal Roll of Korean Veterans, or the Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans.

He has been acting out his charade for many years at official commemorative ceremonies, and until recently, no one has ever questioned his decision or right to wear Korean War or Vietnam War campaign medals.

We know that Collimore does not march with Returned Korean or Vietnam Associations, but prefers to march with Second World War Associations, where his claims to Korean and Vietnam active service will not be questioned.

He attends the Coogee Legion Club in Sydney, where he continues his lies regarding his false military history. He has even claimed to colleagues at another club he frequents, that he was dishonourably discharged from the Australian Army due to him becoming a heroin addict in Vietnam.

On the Sunday prior to Anzac Day, 2016, following the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Club, Collimore was invited to join their struggling Sub Branch. He was informed that he was required to provide evidence of his service in the Australian Military Forces. Of course, none has been forthcoming, and none will be.

Collimore has committed offences against the Defence Act 1903 for many years, by wearing purchased replica campaign medals and claiming to be a Korea and Vietnam War veteran.

He is neither. He is a blatant fraud, who will grace the ANZMI website for many years to come.

Surname: Collison
Christian Names: Ben Adam Rohan
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Umina Beach
Service #: Not Known
Service: RAAF
Branch: Catering
Commencement of service: Not Known
Completion of service: Not Known
Case Notes:



Ben Collison is a rarity in the world of the wannabe. The reason for this is that he is one of the few who have been prosecuted for the offences committed by wearing medals when not entitled to do so. Hooray we here at ANZMI say, finally law enforcement in NSW have taken a leaf from the book of their Victorian and South Australian colleagues and taken the appropriate action by putting this peacock in front of the Courts to answer for his actions. Unfortunately as will be seen in the following paragraphs, it appears Collison failed to learn from the experience and appears to us here at ANZMI to be snubbing his nose at the justice system and the veteran community. Now we at ANZMI cannot claim to have exposed Collison, and the good work of the NSW Police must be acknowledged. However, as we know
when you scratch a sore you find much more to the story.
Here is the peacock in full plumage. The fact is, the only medal he is entitled to wear is the Australian Defence Medal (ADM). That is it, nothing more. It will be noted that in this photograph he is also wearing the Returned form Active Service badge (RASB) and the Army Combat Badge (ACB) for which he has no entitlement either.Collison’s actual service was somewhat less distinguished than he would have us believe. He served for 12 months or so in the Army Reserves before joining the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as a Cook. His service was average, nothing spectacular and after apparently suffering a knee injury, he was discharged in 2011.
Many in the ex-service community would be aware that Ben Collison was convicted for wearing medals he had not earned.

Not letting the truth stand in the way of a good story, Collison regaled himself with self-awarded medals and picked up a diagnosis of PTSD for good measure. He then ingratiated himself into the veteran community and even secured himself a job in the office of a local politician as some sort of advisor on veteran’s matters, attending functions and representing himself as a decorated returned veteran. Indeed, he even managed to be mentioned in a speech to the Queensland Parliament by his then boss, Michael Pucci, the Member for Logan. A full version of the speech is available on the web, but the relevant parts of that speech bellow:
In his Defence for his actions, Collison continues with the ruse of Defence Force related PTSD with the Court records noting:“He stated when he met the group he felt uncomfortable in telling the group his PSTD was not from overseas combat and did not correct people when asked,” the Facts read.

Is there anything worse than wearing medals you are not entitled to? In the case of Ben Collison, the answer is yes. He has claimed to be suffering from PTSD a condition which many genuine veterans suffer in silence. This conditions impacts on their wellbeing, family life and indeed their lives. It is not a condition to be treated with the contempt that Collison has displayed to genuine incapacitated veterans.He had the audacity to use his so called PTSD as a means to justify his actions to the Court.“The court heard he had joined the Army Reserve in 2005 before joining the air force in August 2007 where he served as a cook. He suffered a knee injury and was eventually discharged in October 2011 for physical and mental health reasons but never served overseas”

Note that Court Records indicate he was discharged for physical and mental health reasons, but it is important not to confuse ‘mental health reasons’ with PTSD. There are many forms of mental illness and to simply play the PTSD card is disgraceful, offensive and a plain and simple lie to the Court.How can we at ANZMI form the view that Collison was lying to the Court? Well with his own words he has hung himself. The following comment was found on his Facebook page, posted well after the Court case had been completed and he was relishing in the mediocre sentence he was awarded:
Now, if that comment wasn’t enough to demonstrate what sort of low life flea we are really dealing with here, we will let him again, in his own words show how contrite he is at wearing medals he is not entitled to and impersonating a genuine veteran:
Finally, his Facebook comment about his conviction and the circumstances surrounding his arrest:
And this final comment which just about sums this scumbag up. Please note his comment about PTSD:
Ben Collison’s mediocre effort at making light of his situation on his Facebook page simply reinforces the fact that mental illness, but not PTSD may well be an issue for him. Despite that, his contemptible behaviour before and after his arrest and conviction tell us a lot about this individual.It is in the best interests of Ex-Service Organisations to keep a close eye out for Ben Collison, he has shown no remorse for his actions and will no doubt re-offend. He is a contemptible nobody who has disgraced himself and simply belittled his genuine service. He has won for himself a permanent place on our website.For those who sometimes wonder why ANZMI does what it does, we suggest you look closely at this case and for those who would disparage our work exposing wannabes such as Ben Collison, ask yourself if you could turn a blind eye to his actions, particularly if you claim to support genuine Veterans and the genuine suffers of PTSD? 
Surname: Colquhoun
Christian Names: Patricia Iona
Country: Australia
State or Province: Unknown
City or Town: Unknown
Case Notes:

see update section below

Patricia Iona Colquhoun is not Royalty, nor is she a Veteran.  She is but a common thief.  One of the variety that steals the honour of Veteran's and the title of a living, breathing, Duchess.  Patricia Colquhoun claims to be the Duchess of Argyll on her web page here colquhoun\index.htm  Trying to access all of this site via her links will fail as she has now pulled the site because of her exposure.   However we managed, as usual, to capture the relevant parts of her site before she was able to close it down so we can show you, the people of the world, just another of the type that we are dealing with.

Go here and you will see the personal data that she displayed on her site colquhoun\personaldata.htm  The absolute drivel is there for you all to see.  The facts are that there are two Duchesses of Argyll at present.  Eleanor, the current Duchess and Iona, the Dowager Duchess.  There is no Patricia Iona, Duchess of Argyll, except in the mind of this impostor.  CPMH have informed London Peerage of this impostor who in turn have contacted the real Duke of Argyll, so no doubt there will be a knock on the door of our lovely Patricia in the near future.  Her home town of Canberra, our National Capital incidentally, is also the home town of the Australian Federal Police.  A short trip around the block won't take them long when the formal complaint is lodged.

Our Patricia was very bold with her internet site and also had a chat session set up where she could tell all who cared to contact her just how good and "Royal" she was.  It was unfortunate that several of those who began to chat with her were  genuine Viet Nam Veterans and the plans for a well laid ambush were set.

An archival check of service records show that there was a person of her surname who served in Viet Nam, however that's where the similarity stops.  She is no doubt an avid reader, this  apparently being where she obtained all the information about the Duchess of Argyll and her stories about being a nurse in Viet Nam.  Naturally CPMH checked with the Australian Army Nursing Corps and also with the Australian Civilian Nurses who were in Viet Nam to verify this persons service, but alas, she was never there.

She states that on her arrival in Viet Nam she drove to Vung Tau in the  "pink Citroen we all used".  Members of the Nursing Corps will be familiar with this vehicle, however to drive from Sai Gon, now Ho Chi Minh City, to Vung Tau in this vehicle in December 1969, unescorted, is absolute rubbish.   Patricia also claims that she was a Private nurse, another mistake as all our nurses were of commissioned rank.   Her knowledge of "things Viet Nam" asked of her by the Veterans could not be answered satisfactorily as she had obviously not read the right books and I can assure her that our seriously wounded brothers were not sent to civilian hospitals in-country to be cared for by the Red Cross.  In response to another question posed to her about her service she responded with, "I only did my job and all the credit should go to those who were on the front line and that's why I never want my name in print in publications about Viet Nam."  The fact here is she can't have her name in print as she wasn't there.  This page is about as far as she is ever going to go with her claims of Veteran status and having her name in print.

Anzac Day in Canberra had former service persons searching the ranks for her so that they could go and have a chat.  Surely someone that was as proud of her service, see here, would have been out and in the ranks with all the other proud nurses who marched on this day. 

Not our Patricia, as she had been emailed by CPMH and was much more interested in changing the information on her web site to read as per here.

then hiding, instead of marching in the ranks. Panic was now setting in.  She had been caught out.  We know she read our email to her address here, duchessofargyll@bigpond.com as we received both a delivery and read receipt......but no reply was forthcoming.

As stated  there is no evidence or service record available under the 30 year act to show any service for Patricia.  Through the "old boy" network that exists within the Australian Veterans and Military community it has been established by CPMH that Patricia did do some Army Reserve Service in the 1980's.  This amount of service would equate to her learning enough to be able to tie up her boots and attend a evening's parade every now and then.  This service was with a medical unit and perhaps this is where she gathered her Viet Nam experiences, standing at the bar at the completion of the nights training, listening intently to the stories of the senior cadre staff members.
  30 JUNE 2003.  It would seem that Patricia just cant help herself with her lies.  She has now changed her site and you will find the new one here.  http://users.bigpond.net.au/Duchess_of_Argyll/index.htm
Just in case Patricia realises we have caught her out again and tries to change her Military history, this is how her military history is, as she claims, on her new site shown above, as at 30 June 2003.

PATRICIA IONA COLQUHOUN, DUCHESS OF ARGYLL, is a fraud on both counts.  If there is one corps that deserves protection by all ex servicepersons it is our Nursing Corps.  The dedication of the men and women of this corps is greatly appreciated by all troops, especially those who were wounded in action.  Some of the front line troops that were CASEVAC'd back to the hospitals with wounds, died in the arms of these outstanding men and women.   These are haunting memories for them to live with for the rest of their lives.  No wonder they were up in arms about the stories put out by this bogus Veteran.  When their representatives were contacted about Patricia, they in their own caring way, simply stated that she must be a very lonely person to concoct stories like this.  Lonely she shall be no more.  She is now a famous Veteran, albeit, bogus, on this her eternal page.  This page is not easily removed from the internet like her own fictitious one. 

To serve this country proudly in war is something only the genuine serviceperson can do.  Those that claim it falsely WILL be exposed in the long term.  We are but a small Defence or ex Defence community and word of mouth can always confirm if you served. 

This entry is one of the growing number that will be forwarded to Federal Authorities for prosecution once the proposed new fines and sentences shown on our opening pages are in place.


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 the private citizens are supported by statement of fact and statutory declarations.


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