Surname: Skelton
Christian Names: Kenneth John
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Grenfell
Service: Army
Branch: Trainee
Case Notes:

Kennith John Skelton was the President of the Grenfell NSW Returned Services League for eighteen years.

 Skelton gulled the Grenfell RSL members and the Grenfell general community into believing that he was a returned Veteran, and to prove it, he wore an Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) and a General Service Medal (GSM) indicating overseas operational Service.




Here are details of entitlement to the ICB and the GSM




The Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) is awarded to a member of the Australian Army for service as an Infantryman in warlike operations. Skelton was never even a Trained Infantry Soldier, and was never involved in any warlike operations and therefore has no entitlement to wear the ICB or the GSM.


On formal RSL and Cadet Forces occasions Skelton wore an array of other medals. The Grenfell RSL and Cadet Unit must be an inept mob to have allowed Skelton to cheat for so long.  The poor quality of the photographs shown below precludes identification of the medals but we can identify the GSM, and maybe an Australian Cadet Forces Medal, the others would be self purchased commemorative tin medals.




Skelton was never a fully trained soldier; he spent only ten months in the Army and was posted to Training Strength (T/S), 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR) at the time of his discharge from the Army. Below are his Record of Service and his Interim Discharge Certificate.


We contacted Skelton to get his slant on his behaviour. He denied he had ever done anything wrong or ever worn medals he should not have worn. He went on to say “if that is all the thanks I get for 18 years of work well they can all go and get stuffed”

Being exposed as a fraud, liar and a wannabe has no time limitation. Obviously Skelton duped the people of Grenfell for a lot of years. Now is the time for retribution in the form of being named and shamed on our web site.

Most of those we expose have involvement with Ex Service Organisations (ESOs). The RSL continually produces frauds and liars who hold, or have held senior executive positions. Frauds and wannabes are destroying the fabric of the RSL. These RSL frauds push their way into executive positions so they can live their false military history and publically wear their false medals and trinkets whilst stealing the honour of true veterans.

We will continue to expose frauds, liars and wannabes and we will continue to mention the inability of senior echelons of ESOs to distinguish the difference between the honourable and those who steal their honour. 

Kenneth John Skelton is a thief of honour and his true military history will remain on this web site for ever more.

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.

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