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

Surname: Bennett
Christian Names: Raymond Walter
Country: Australia
State or Province: Unknown
City or Town: Unknown
Service: Army
Branch: Artillery
Case Notes:

BENNETT R W Long Tan Veteran.....Not

 a Gunner morphed into a Grunt

In August 1993 a group of Vietnam veterans returned to Phuoc Tuy Province to commemorate the battle of Long Tan at the commemorative "Long Tan Cross".  One of the veterans - Raymond Walter BENNETT who served with the Royal Australian Artillery (Detachment 131 Divisional Locating Battery from Sept 1968 to Jan 1969) was photographed wearing numerous medal ribbons and citations/awards and his behaviour caused suspicion amongst the other veterans.

ANZMI holds two statutory declarations (see attached) to the effect that whilst at the military museum of Long Phuoc BENNETT signed the visitors book dishonestly claiming service with the Sixth Battalion Royal Australian Regiment 1966/1967 (indicating he was a veteran of that famous battle), additionally he signed 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment 1968/1969 - knowing full well that these written entries were false. 

During that tour a remembrance service was held at the Long Tan Cross on the 18th of August and BENNETT had one of the fellow veterans read aloud tributes to his "mates who died that day"  BENNETT became visibly emotional and cried as these tributes were read out - and to a man all there were sympathetic to a fellow veteran in distress - a genuine veteran who through guile and rat cunning had stolen the valor of those 17 members of 6 RAR who made the ultimate sacrifice all those years before.

One of the veterans accompanying the tour asked BENNETT if he could recognize his old unit locations on a tour of the old Task Force area in Phuoc Tuy Province and BENNETT replied "I can't remember where my old lines were" - this stuck a chord of suspicion as he supposedly served two years in the area!!

Acting on his own suspicions, one of the veterans returned to Australia and some years later requested through the National Archives the entire military history of BENNETT's service - it was then that the realization hit him like a thunderbolt - all in attendance that day had been duped - BENNETT had no involvement with any Infantry battalion actions in Vietnam....

As fate would have it - our informant had been handed a photograph of BENNETT at the Long Tan Cross (see photo) and his medal entitlements were false - as were his other accoutrements worn.  Looking at the attached photo we will educate our readers just how inane BENNETT's display was on 18th August 1993:

On his right breast he wears the (US) Meritorious Unit Citation - No Entitlement

Left Breast:  Infantry Combat Badge - No Entitlement

General Service Medal Ribbon - No Entitlement

Vietnam Medal - Entitled

Defence Force Service Medal - No Entitlement

Long Service and Good Conduct Medal - No Entitlement

Vietnamese Campaign Medal - No Entitlement

Beret badge of Australian Commando Company - No Entitlement.


BENNETT was contacted by ANZMI and given the opportunity to explain his fraudulent behavior - accompanying the letter was a copy of the recent bogus 6 RAR Long Tan dreamer TISDALE's exposure in the Sydney media - BENNETT capitulated and offered full apologies to ANZMI - his unit of Det 131 Div Loc Bty - all Vietnam veterans and veterans of all conflicts (see reply) He appeared most contrite and requested forgiveness.


From: Ray Bennett <>
Date: 28 September 2010 14:42
Subject: ray
To: enquiries@anzmi.net

rodney  i recieved your letter dated 10/9 after returning from sydney .. sorry for the delay in responding by the date reqested .
my only medal entitlement are
vietnam medal
active service medal
australian service medal
during 1993a small group decided to visit vietnam aug 1993.before leaving i purchased some ribbons and a i c b that i was not
the ribbons were
vietnam campain medal
good conduct [maron and white in color]
a ribbon for effective service[blue and yellow]
a red and gold ribbon
i c b
i wore these ribbons at the long tan memorial service 1993
during 2002 i was confronted about my military service and the incident in 1993
i indecated that as part of my military service earlier had service with 6RAR and also had worked with 4RAR  during op TOAN THANG II
when131  was  at  FSB lion  i think it was in AO CURTIN  and during nov 68 we were then moved to the horseshoe.
i have continuosly regreted the hurt i have caused to veterans and their families and many good friends i have lost due to my misleading and lying to them.
for years i have been living with the guilt and dishonesty of saying what i did and at near 70 i wish i could  understand why i did those things.i raised my son to be a good honest person and to respect others
in 1993 i done the complete oppisite trying to impress others and trying to gain friends i have let a lot of people down having been in a civilian career of trust and someone people relied on to help them
i appologise sincerly for having lied and misled the veteran community and their families and especially to all members of 6RAR and 4RAR
could you please give me time to respond to any emails you send or do you have a
PO BOX  iam still trying to learn about the computer  and how to do emails    
during my service in the army i was posted to 131 div loc bty ..during1993 i let the unit down with my inapropriate actions and portraying that i was someone i was not .
in august 1993 i  returned to vietnam with a small group and  at the long tan memorial service iwore ribbons and i c b which i was not entitled i was with 131 div loc bty from 16 sept 1968 to 14 jan 1969
iappologise to all members and there families of 131div loc bty and to the personell from radar  lp s  bhq when we were tgether there
ray bennett

Again the question must be asked - why would a genuine Vietnam veteran behave in such a disgraceful and disgusting manner?

It is bad enough when those exposed have not pulled a boot on in defence of our country - but why would a genuine veteran feel the need to magnify his service?

ANZMI congratulate the veteran who finally approached us with his research and evidence, it took him some years to steel himself to what do must be done.  There will be those who take the attitude of: "This happened 17 years ago, why not let it go?" - Our reply is simple, 17 members of Delta Company 6 RAR paid the supreme sacrifice at Long Tan 44 years ago - time holds no pardon for those who would walk in the blood of our brothers.  One of ANZMI's investigators lost a very close mate in that horrific battle and cannot forget those brave fellows and their actions on that day so many years ago.

Another photo taken at the Long Tan Cross, Bennett is on the right

Raymond Walter BENNETT will remain on this website for eternity.


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: Bennett
Christian Names: Peter
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Werribee
Case Notes:


Peter Bennett aged 54 certainly did not look the epitome of your usual Warrant Officer Class One, but he certainly fooled them when he conned his way onto  "Operation Acolyte", the Australian Defence Force security team as part of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games and his way onto RAAF Bases Williams and Point Cook .


As seen by the photo above this sorry individual dresses himself up bemedalled with an Infantry Combat Badge, a Unit citation and the Australian Active Service Medal 1945 - 75, a General Service Medal 1962 - 66, Vietnam Medal which appears to include an MID, National Medal, and Vietnam Campaign Medal. WE wont mention the ill fitting manner he wears Her Majesty's uniform, as this might assist other wannabes who try to impersonate a serviceperson, but suffice to say, it would make any soldier cringe in disgust would be mild to start with.

Somehow he managed to work his way into obtaining a security pass and then was issued with an ADF ID card and further ingratiated himself into an invite to a 90th anniversary at the Sgt's Mess where he rubbed shoulders with dignitaries, such as, the Chief of Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Geoffrey Sheppard.

Bennett was eventually found out and charged with impersonating a Commonwealth Public Official and for making a false declaration. He pleaded guilty to the charges and awaits sentencing. he told the magistrate, after admitting to similar offences in the 1960's and 1970's, that he had volunteered for National Service but was rejected as medically unfit.

Outside the court, Bennett told reporters, " I have not hurt anyone, not stole anything, acted for money, or planned anything sinister. Wrong. Bennett your are a convicted armed robber, you stole then under arms and now you have stolen the honour corps, rank and medals of genuine veterans, when you played your dress up game, and in doing so have offended the memory of every serviceman who didn't make it home.

His dress and bearing whilst in uniform can only be described as porcine. Not content with depicting himself as being an Infantry Warrant Officer, he is wearing medals that could make him a veteran of Malaysia and Vietnam with MID (Mentioned in Despatches) clasp attached and has added to these a National Medal and a set of wings to indicate he is a qualified military parachutist.

Bennett laments, "ANZAC Day, won't be good this year!!"

"If the Army had accepted me all those years ago, I probably wouldn't have ended in the trouble I have, he said".  Peter Bennett, you never made the grade then and didn't again. It was only by lax security you bluffed your way in.

Your above statements indicate you have no remorse for your actions.

Bennett is not a veteran and has never served in any military force anywhere anytime and as such you will live the rest of your life on this webpage.

Full reports are shown in the newspaper clippings below.


Veterans everywhere loathe lying scoundrels of Peter Bennett's ilk, veteran and serviceman are urged to keep watch for Peter Bennett and report him to the Federal Police if he is seen in the vicinity of a Defence establishment.

If you are a follower of ANZMI you may notice a trend that wannabe's are getting bolder by the day, have a look at some wannabe's on our cases pages;



The effort these wannabes have undertaken astounds genuine veterans, not only have they dressed up but also have once again managed to gain entry into so called secure area's of the Australian Defence Force. Is this further evidence that resources are not being directed in securing offences under the Defence Act. As you will note from the attached newspaper articles, Bennett was not charged with two very appropriate offences under the Defence Act 1903, each of which carry a penalty of $3,300.00 fine and 6 months imprisonment.  Those offences are Section 80A, Falsely representing to be a returned soldier, sailor or airman: and Section 80B, Improper Use of Service Decoration.  This moron is guilty of both offences and could, quite properly, be sentenced to a fine of $6, 600.00 and imprisonment for a period of 12 months.

ANZMI extends a big thank you to all the veterans, serving members and media personnel who alerted us to the exposure of this miscreant.  Please keep us advised of the end result once this fool has finished in the courts. 

ANZMI also find it ironic that when the Defence Department are embarrassed by the likes of Bennett's and Nicholson, they are charged and front court, but when the general veteran population catch out the wannabes and request they be charged the only thing that happens is they appear on our pages.  If Bennett's and Nicholson can cause embarrassment and concern for the Government then why wont they prosecute those the veterans expose?   After all we were your servants, we did our job and now all we want is this Service and our Honour protected from the likes of those mentioned above.   We invite you to comment to us via this address.  enquiries@anzmi.net   We know you read our pages on a regular basis.

19 May 2007

We gather that 80 hours of community service is considered by the courts to be a sufficient punishment for this fool.   Its a pity that the judge did not also apply the appropriate fine for wearing service decorations and Military uniform as well.  We can only think that still we are not in the public interest so an appropriate fine and possible jail sentence is still out of the question.  One will not go on to even consider that this bloke made it inside Defence, got an issued ID card and socialised with our Defence heads.   If he can do it then could a terrorist with more sinister ideas do the same?   What is it going to take for the law makers/enforcers to impose an appropriate punishment to stop these people?  It seems clear that "admiration and respect" for real veterans was not a consideration of the courts when handing out this punishment of 80 hours community service.....or is that community service to be done in a veteran's hospital so that Bennett's can see the effects of real service on real veterans.   We think not.

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: Bennetts
Christian Names: Bryan David
Country: South Africa
State or Province: Unknown
City or Town: Unknown
Case Notes:

Bryan David Bennetts




Bennetts is a charming "man" with a penchant to "woo"  ladies on the internet and then beat them up, this "grub" has invented a history of heroic service with the United States military and mercenary groups to "worm" his way into Ex Service Organisations and to charm unsuspecting females.   Bennetts actual service in the United States Army - was from 13 Nov 1995 to Aug 1996,  less than nine months.

This nasty human being is currently in Australia and true to his character is behaving badly.

BENNETTS was brought to our attention by our friends from the United States, they have provided the following report.

VeriSEAL Group
The Original SEAL Verification Project
One of our Grade A scumbags of the highest order, tracked for six years, pattern never changes.
[Go here for VeriSeal's full information on Bennetts]
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent (former SEAL) in Phoenix finally chased him out of the US. They paid him a visit and he soiled himself. We had reduced him to living in his car before he called it quits here. His VeriSEAL profile haunted his every move. He has a meltdown every year about this time and some poor woman is usually on the receiving end. Like clockwork.
We are in contact with the victim in Maitland. Will advise as more info becomes available. See what you can learn through your sources. He's mucking about in your backyard now. Australian Immigration need to look into why he desperately avoids returning to South Africa......and then deport him there. After his jail time in NSW, of course. We wouldn't want him to miss any of that, would we?

"He falsely claims service with US Navy SEALS - US Army Special Forces (3rd SFG) - US Army Rangers.  He has a criminal history as follows:

Sought by Canadian authorities in relation to threats of violence against a female in St Johns Canada.

Police at Lower Wakefield, United States currently hold an outstanding warrant for Bennetts arrest in relation to theft from a Air Force Base of uniform items, Base Pass, vehicle decals and personal property.

Apprehended attempting to penetrate US Base using US Army ID Card.

Adult abuse, stalking a female - sentenced to probation.

Phoenix Arizona - 2002 charged with battery,  2003 charged with battery.

2003 Arrested and jailed on domestic violence charges. Allegations of psychological abuse of minor child."

Other information

Bennetts also claims prior service with mercenary outfits - Executive Outcomes and Sandline and also claims numerous affiliations with United States and other country Special Forces groups. - There is no substance to these claims.


Bennetts, true to his character has allegedly bashed a women in Maitland near Sydney Australia. See the report below:


"19/12/06 Maitland, Australia (Sydney) - Assault, arms charges. What started out as a quest to find love has ended in a bloody night of violence for a Rutherford woman whose internet lover allegedly beat her and threatened to kill her and other members of her family...

In custody awaiting arraignment 5 Feb 2007. Bail denied. Australian  Customs and Immigration involved."


Bennetts has a clear history of stealing the honour of genuine servicemen as well as beating and harrassing women . Bennetts is a cowardly cur who is not welcome in this country. Our friends in South Africa are also well aware of Bennetts behaviour in both the United States and Australia. Bennetts has no where to hide in Australia, United States or South Africa. We will continue to monitor this "hero" and would appreciate any Australian Ex Service Organisations, or anyone else, who may have interacted with Bennetts contacting us at information@anzmi.net.


23 May 2007   

Bryan David Bennetts, fake US Navy SEAL, and now convicted wife basher and gun smuggler, faced the Maitland (NSW) Local Court on Thursday 26 April 2007, and admitted to assault causing bodily harm to his wife, Angelia Bennetts. He also was found guilty of attempting to smuggle a pistol into Australia and being illegally in possession of ammunition.

He was sentenced to be jailed for six months, fined $12000, and will be deported on completion of his sentence.

Australia is well rid of Bennetts. Read the reports from the Newcastle Herald and the Maitland Mercury newspapers below.   We will be advising our South African counterparts when he is jetting back their way.


  7 Aug 07

Bennetts currently resides in Villawood Immigration Centre, New South Wales, where he is seeking refuge status so he can stay in Australia despite the judiciary ordering his deportation.   Bennett's wants to stay with us because if he returns to South Africa he fears for his life.  Apparently four years ago he holidayed in South Africa, got married and had no problems so why should his life now be threatened. 

We are told he applied to join the Australian Army in his effort to stay. Sorry Bennetts the Australian Army does not enlist criminals.  He has also applied to go to Israel, but they have told him to nick off.   We urge the Immigration Department to close the books on this woman bashing, criminal and wannabe and get him onto a flight back from whence he came.


All these machinations are costing the Australian Tax payer money as he gets free accommodation at Villawood and is now onto his fourth Legal Aide solicitor and of course we will foot the bill for his plane ride to wherever he ends up.

Australia will be a better place after Bennetts is deported.  Be assured we will monitor him until he sits down in an Airbus heading out of Australia.

  3 Jun 2009

Update Bryan David Bennetts


Wannabes are liars with severe personality problems. There are a select few Wannabes who as well as being liars are out and out mongrels, one such person is Bryan David Bennetts whose disgraceful conduct is well documented in our original report.  He has been deported to his home country of South Africa where he now resides. This mongrel has not learned from his past mistakes and continues to live the life of a Wannabe a bludger a mongrel and a moron.

See the latest report from one of our agents in South Africa.

“----- Original Message -----

From: xxxxxxx  xxxxxxxxx

To: information@anzmi.net

Sent: Monday, May 25, 2009 6:37 PM

Subject: BENNETTS Bryan David

Greetings all, it seems like your “mate” is up to his old tricks again……surprise…..

He managed to swindle his way into the home of the xxxxxxx family in xxxxxxxxx, South Africa for a while.

He made contact via the internet with the promise of assisting in the training of youngsters in a “boot camp” concept for the local school rugby team.

Upon arrival he said that he had been ‘robbed’ of all his worldly belonging except for a duffle-bag which according to him he had to defend with his life. According to my sources, he apparently had no identification documents or references or anything noteworthy to confirm his legitimacy of previous employment with him.  He was accepted on face-value as being a truthful and honest citizen that had fallen prey to an unfortunate mishap and put up at no cost for several months by the xxxxxxx Family. It soon became evident that he had no prior knowledge of training youngsters but did have some “survival skills’ which were less than plausible.

For several months he disappeared into the night on reconnaissance he said, some clandestine assignment he was assigned by a taskforce…..what a croc.

I was contacted to have him removed.

I personally made sure he got on the bus headed for Durban…….. on the 16 of April 2009.

He clung to his rucksack and refused anyone to even touch it, I had no back-up at that time to restrain and investigate further.

Keep me posted if you need me to trace him again.”

Bennetts is human excrement and has offended in Canada the United States, Australia and South Africa. He will not get back into Australia and will not get back into the United States. He is genetically evil and a person who will one day explode and cause anguish and injury to others.

8th Nov 2009


Bryan Bennetts Update

Bennetts is still located in South Africa and as he was deported from our shores he will not get back into Australia and we believe the same applies for the USA

We are pleased with the international watch on Bryan Bennetts that allows us to update the vulnerable public to his disgraceful exploits.  The latest report details Bennetts “Facebook” activities, where he portrays himself as an “Independent Professional Training & Coaching Professional”  The title is all part of the façade he puts forward to mask the fact that he is a wannabe and a bullying conman. We are confident that he spins some good yarns to those who choose to contact him through the "Facebook" Web Site. After all we have said, Bennetts has the audacity to show a photo in "Facebook" of him wearing a US Navy SEAL motif on his T Shirt.



It is noted that he also belongs to a Hereford UK Facebook group – Well that is no coincidence because Hereford is the home of the Special Air Service unit in the United Kingdom and Bennetts alluding to an affiliation with Hereford is all part of his false persona.

Public beware -

Take no chances with this man he is a low life, woman beating thug and lying, military wannabe of the worst kind.

Recent Report

--- Original Message -----




Sent:Friday, November 06, 2009 11:13 PM

Subject:small amount of info on Bryan Bennetts 


 I've been reading ANZMI with interest. One particular case has peaked my interest - that of Bryan David Bennetts because he really appears to be a thoroughly loathsome individual.

 I've done some idle searching and found that he has a Facebook page, at 


Looks as if he is in Durban. This is confirmed by another service- Linkedin, which is a sort of social network for business people. That site lists him as an 'Independent Professional Training & Coaching Professional'.


Bizarrely, he is a member of a Facebook group entitled 'Hereford - west midlands' (http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Hereford-West-Midlands/100000458358516), a group that you can join if you like or have some connection to that area. Far be it from me to point out how odd it is that he should 'like' Hereford, of all places - while it is a beautiful place, there is little there to interest your average South African. Of course, he isn't an average South African, and there is something *very* interesting in Hereford to people who are military imposters

We would appreciate advice from those who come into contact with Bennetts

31st Jan 2010

                                           Bryan David Bennetts Update

This rotten apple keeps appearing, and each report we receives gives evidence of the continuation of his activities as a pathological liar, wannabe and a cowardly woman beating con man.

He has moved from one address in Petermaritzburg South Africa to another.  We are happy to provide the address to any person seeking Bennett.

We are reliably advised that he is living rent free with a kindly woman who has taken him in, and been taken in, by his lies. He has convinced her that he is the victim of a smear campaign and blames infidelity for beating up the ladies mentioned in our web site entry.

We ask that a volunteer from Petermaritzburg, South Africa bring to the attention of his current lady friend the truth of the matter by referring her to our web site entry.

Email us at info@anzmi.net and we will advise the current address.

The lady in Petermaritzburg is in danger of physical harm.  We are also reliably informed that the lady may have already been harmed by this psychopath.



6th Dec 2010


 Bryan David Bennetts


The despicable Bryan David Bennetts, now of South Africa after being deported from Australia to his country of birth, has chosen to exhibit the twisted foulness of his mind in an email to us dated 25 November 2010.


Our consultant in abnormal and forensic psychology having read this email rant described it as -


“A chain of puerile, vitriolic clichés - from the cowardly thug, misfit and ne'er-do-well. He suggested that being a multinational liar and military imposter seems the least of Bennetts' dysfunctionality.”


He also suggests that:  “In the unlikely event that Bennetts possesses the necessary maturity, courage, honesty and capacity for personal insight, he would be well advised to read this - http://www.mentalhealth.com/dis/p20-pe04.html - and to seek a further psychiatric assessment before he acts out any more of his vile, misogynistic fantasies”.


The terminology and words written by Bennetts are not for the faint hearted.  If you are offended by bad language you may choose to read no further. 

Email received from Bryan Bennetts on the 25 November 2010

From   Bryan Bennetts <eliterugby@hotmail.com>

To        enquiries@anzmi.net,




Date      25 November 2010 22:30

Subject   fuck-knows, ...bald man on a trampoline 

yo, numbnuts...no wonder the gooks (and everybody else in sundry) has kicked your sorry penal colony asses, so, while you and your bitches are incoherently moping around la-la-land, busy doing your hair and nails, and ego-stroking each other's putrid little sheep-shagging bits n pieces, why don't you go have a fucking cry while you're about it, ya fucking maggot dogs. 9/11 was just a warm-up for what's coming to y'all. Y'all are going from "hero (in your feeble minds) to zero" in no time at all. UNSAT! I've got chunks in my shit that are harder than you. While you're busy stroking kangaroo cock around your pretty little campfire, talking your usual random shit about people or things with actual brains, don't be too afraid of the shadows or the sounds of the real world that are about to crawl up your asses. It's okay, cos sooner or later, you're going to have to sleep anyway. Don't bother running either, cos you'll just die tired. Anyway, it has been a most memorable occasion busy dignifying your pathetic blue falcon bullshit here with an even weaker response, but, due to my apparently incredible psychopathic tendancies, (according to highly qualified experts of such judgements and statements, such as yourselves), I urgently have to go beat up a bunch of poor defenseless female victims in order to fill my annual quotas, because I have nothing better to do with my time, energy, or money, than to deal with druggy slags who prosititute themselves out to scumbags and douchebags such as yourselves, and myself. It's always everybody else, right?! You cumdumpsters are giving me a major hard-on. The only notoriety you dogs will ever have on this planet, is to talk shit about people, because you simply do not have a very enjoyable or productive life, other than to live in the past of what never was. (obviously!). I also have a "very reliably advised" weapon of mass destruction in my pants for you, for whenever you are in the neighbourhood!!! The more, the merrier. (gonna need extra bags, I reckon). You are simply not trained well enough to know any better, or to handle your business effectively. Fucking amateurs. Not that it matters, but your ignorance and blatant psychopathologically limited IQ does not permit you to comprehend that there are much higher levels of attainment and clearances in military and government, (and life in general, for that matter), than what one has been accused of apparently/allegedly "misrepresenting" on your gay website. Ask for your elementary school tuition back, seeing that you have so much spare time on your well-manicured hands. Grow the fuck up, zip it, shape up, or ship out......and seriously, get a life of your own! Thank fuck for Wikileaks, you dodgy cunts, cos it's about time that somebody took out the real trash. (ie. you, ya putrid cunts!!!). Now, go have another tantrum, enjoy the shitstorm to follow, and see how cool it feels to have somebody talk a bunch of crap about you real soon. Anybody can state or post anything on the internet, but not everything secure is posted on the internet.  Allahu Akbar, motherfuckers!!!

ps:- Larry W. Bailey knows what was said. (running down from Alexandria (VA) to sunny coastal NC aint gonna save his sorry ass either!)

Perhaps the South African Police Service (SAPS) may be interested in the contents of Bennetts email?

Updated 24th Aug 2013

Bryan David Bennetts


This disgusting man has now changed his name from:


Bryan David Bennetts to  Bryan David Jakins.


With this entry he hope to ensure that when the name Jakins is typed into “Google” his sullied past will appear.


An ex Serviceman who is now a Police Officer has advised us of Bennetts’s name change. We hope that this will alert vulnerable women from falling under his spell and ending up bashed, battered and bruised in the same way he has left other women he has conned into believing he has a military background.


Unfortunately his name change has not in anyway changed his nasty, deceitful personality.  We are reliably advised Bennetts is still the miserable disgusting man that he has been since we first reported him.


Had Bennetts changed his name in an attempt to change his ways, we would leave him in peace, however, we know that under the name Jakins he is still the brutish, foul mouthed, woman bashing human being that got him sent packing from both the United States and Australia.


Beware of Bryan David Jakin previously known as Bryan David Bennetts.

This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the  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: benSerai
Christian Names: Richard
Country: Australia
State or Province: QLD
City or Town: Cairns
Case Notes:

Nothing wrong with such a statement, in fact being able to make it in our wonderful society is one of the reasons we have gone to war. The problem is Richard benSerai is a wannabe of monumental proportions and is wearing Defence Force medals that he is not entitled to wear.







benSerai is wearing the following Australian medals:


1.  Australian Active Service Medal 1945 – 1975 with a clasp

2.  Vietnam Medal

3.  Australian Service Medal 1945 – 1975 with a clasp

4.  Defence Force Service Medal with 1st and 2nd clasp. (Signifying 25 years service)

5.  Vietnam Campaign Medal (signifying he spent more than six months in Vietnam)


Now read the whole article that appeared in the Cairns Post



According to Richard benSerai his Service File has been expunged or hidden because his service was secret and conducted as an Australian serving with the United States Forces. Serai’s file is so well hidden that the Defence Department, The National Australia Archives, the Royal Australian Navy, and the Australian Naval Association have never heard of him. Surely someone would know him because he wears the Defence Force Service Medal with two clasps, this signifies that he spent at least twenty five years in the Australian Defence Force.


The benSerai household was contacted at Clifton Beach, a suburb of Cairns and his wife was very careful in what she said. It went like this


“Yes Richard did serve as an Officer in the Australian Navy but he cannot talk about it because it was secret and he was working with the United States. There are no records because all his files have been removed”


The good lady was probably telling the truth - as she knows it – but we know differently. Although he looks like a jaunty ex Navy Officer with his rack of medals Richard benSerai is a low life, no good lying wannabe. For him to publicly stand up with false medals jingling and making suggestions of how veterans should change their ANZAC Day ceremony is the very peak of vexatious arrogance.


By wearing those medals and claiming to be a returned veteran benSerai has committed an offence against the Defence Act 1903 which allows for a fine of up to $3,300 and jail for six months or both. We are reliably advised that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) having been made aware of Richard benSerai have said they do not have the resources to pursue such people.


Australian Veterans believe the AFP attitude is downright wrong, and believe if it were the AFP's honour that was being stolen they would jump into action and have this bloke before a Magistrate in a flash. ANZMI urges veterans to bring this state of affairs to the attention of their politicians. 

Richard benSerai of Clifton Beach in Far North Queensland made a big splash in his local newspaper with false information about himself; we have now corrected that information and extended his fifteen minutes of infamy by exposing him as an imposter and a wannabe

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: Beren
Christian Names: Arthur Black
Country: New Zealand
State or Province: North Island
City or Town: Kerikeri
NZ -Which Island:
  • North Island
Service #: R63055
Service: RAN
Branch: Electrical
Commencement of service: 08 mar 64
Completion of service: Unknown
Case Notes:



Arthur Black Beren (formerly known as Arthur Taiono) was born in the Cook Islands, spending his early years there before moving to Australia, where in 1964, he joined the Royal Australian Navy.

Postings included HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Duchess and HMAS Yarra, involving operational service as part of the Far East Strategic Reserve, and later off Vietnam.




The above photograph appeared in several online articles, both in the United States and New Zealand in 2014 and 2015. Arthur can be seen wearing the following medals:

1.       Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 (entitled)

2.       Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal (entitled)

3.       Australian Service Medal 1945-1975 (entitled)

4.       Regular Forces Service Medal (unofficial ‘tin’ medal)




The Regular Forces Service Medal is a commemorative item, more aptly described as ‘junk’. Protocol dictates that such items are never to be worn with official medals and if they are to be worn (though never at an official function), it is on the right breast.

Arthur eventually retired from the RAN and moved to New Zealand, where he is the Honourary Welfare Treasurer of the Kerikeri Returned Services Association (RSA). The wearing of this offensive medal surely denigrates his own service history and his position within the RSA Executive.

The issue here, although seemingly minor, is that Arthur, along with so many others who grace the ANZMI site, have seen fit to add a piece of ‘junk’ to their medal rack to look just that little more impressive and important.

Arthur, if you feel so strongly that you need another medal, ditch that worthless piece of tin. Instead, write to Defence Honours and Awards to receive your Australian Defence Medal, for which you are very much entitled to for your service to Australia.

In the meantime, welcome to the ANZMI site.

Surname: Bergin
Christian Names: David
Country: Australia
State or Province: NT
City or Town: Darwin
Service: Nil
Case Notes:

David BERGIN claims to have served in a US Navy Special Forces group named Sea Air and Land (SEALs), but in fact he is all blubber and no SEAL. 

According to Bergin he was serving in the Australian Army when, with help from “above” he was transferred to the US Navy to fly Apache helicopters, where he attained the rank of Colonel. As well as flying helicopters, Bergin became an elite US Navy SEAL. Read more here.


David Bergin, an Australian born citizen, who resides in Darwin Northern Territory, Australia, had the audacity to wear a United States, Navy Trident Insignia, US Navy Cross and a number of United States medals that indicated he had served with the elite Sea, Air and Land (SEAL) section of the USA Navy.

The occasion was a “March out Parade” at the Australian Army Recruit Training Battalion at Kapooka, near Wagga Wagga in New South Wales.  As seen in the above photo.

The above photo shows Bergin as a “Cool Dude” complete with sunnies and medals. Obviously he is “not too bright” because one does not steal the honour of US Navy SEALS or falsely wear the SEAL Trident, and US  medals without expecting a landslide of angst from former and current serving SEALS and Veterans everywhere.

Bergin must be seriously lacking in common sense, if he thought he could get away with his deception at a Military event attended by Senior Defence Service Personnel, and ex Service Men and Women.

You can read up on the general history of the US Navy SEAL Teams here;


David Bergin has been claiming to be a SEAL for a number of years as well as making numerous preposterous claims some of which we will list.

We have received a number of reports over a period of time regarding BERGIN and are in possession of Statutory Declarations. We now have a photograph of BERGIN with his false medals to seal the investigation and confirm that he is NOT and never was with the US Navy SEALS.

He has also claimed that he was awarded the US Medal of Honour but lost it, the highest award that can be presented to anyone serving in the US military.

Thanks to one of our readers, we have made a slight correction in the paragraph relating to the Victoria Cross for Australia.

We have also received further information regarding SEAL 7 which you can play at the following link


The Medal of Honour is presented to the awardee only by the President of the United States at a special ceremony which is well covered by the media similar to the way the ceremony is carried out here for recipients of the Australian Victoria Cross.

Above the medals he is wearing the US Navy SEAL Trident Insignia.

To earn this insignia a US Navy Sailor must first successfully complete the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Training program and then complete a follow on secondary training program sequence which is compiled in the SEAL database.


The lone medal above the others is;

US Navy Cross, the second highest military decoration for Valour that may be awarded to a member of the US Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard for extraordinary heroism in combat. It is equal to the Army “Distinguished Service Cross” and “Air Force Cross”

Below that he is wearing seven medals the top three being;

US Silver Star (3rd highest military decoration)

US Bronze Star (4th highest combat decoration and 9th US Military award in order of precedence)

Purple Heart(awarded to those killed or wounded in action, the next highest being the Bronze Star)

The four medals below them are;

US Afghanistan Campaign Medal


US Navy Expert Rifleman Medal

US Navy Expert Pistol Medal

As you can see David Bergin has made himself out to be a real blood and guts hero stealing the valour of real veterans, a number of which have paid the ultimate sacrifice. You can’t get any lower than that.

A check of databases in the US listing the recipients of the highest decorations awarded some of which include the citations reveal that David Bergin was never awarded the Medal of Honour, US Navy Cross, Silver Star nor does his name come up on any other databases

His excuse for not wearing the Medal of Honour is that he lost it and could not get a replacement because all records of such events were sealed in his record and personally burnt by the US President to protect him.

The real reason he cannot purchase a Medal of Honour is listed below as the medal cannot be manufactured, sold, bartered or traded by law.

The Stolen Valor Act of 2005, signed into lawby President George W. Bushon December 20, 2006,[1] was a U.S. law that broadened the provisions of previous U.S. lawaddressing the unauthorized wear, manufacture, or sale of any military decorations and medals.

He has obviously purchased medals belonging to someone else over the internet the same as he would have purchased the SEAL Trident Insignia.

Some of the other claims he has made.

He served in the Australian Regular Army and wanted to become an Apache Helicopter pilot. He was friends with someone high up who put in a good word for him and got him transferred to the US Navy and became a SEAL serving with SEAL Team 7 in Afghanistan.

Because of an intelligence blunder his SEAL Team ambushed a vehicle filled with Australian soldiers.

Claimed he was in possession of missile launch codes in a room at the US Consulate in Sydney and was capable of launching nuclear missiles.

As part of his military service, he was an Apache pilot with the rank of Colonel.

Flew his helicopter to the White House and landed it in front of the President.

Because of his knowledge within the US Military he is followed by CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) Agents.

He has flown Air Force One.

He also has a large tattoo of the US Navy SEAL Trident which he proudly shows off to everyone.

They are just some of the claims Bergin has made to people in Australia.

Bergin was never a US Navy Seal. We have contacts around the world with people who have served in many units who can easily confirm if a person is what he says he is.

As our contact stated there is no record of a David BERGIN completing the SEAL Training. He is not now or ever was a Navy SEAL, Navy Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) “Frogman”, a member of any Naval Combat Demolition Unit (NCDU), or a member of the Naval Amphibious Scouts and Raiders (S&R).

He added, there are records of every man who qualified for the title of “SEAL”; there have been and will continue to be secret missions, but there are NO secret SEALS.

Now David Bergin was contacted by phone by us to answer some questions to confirm his status of being an ex US Navy SEAL which are totally UNCLASSIFIED and every real SEAL will gladly provide to confirm his claim of being a US Navy SEAL.

David BERGIN’s response was;

“He served with the US Navy SEAL’s but, he could not have anything published nor could he talk about it”.

This seemed to be a strange answer considering he tells anyone who is willing to listen when he brags about his exploits as a US Navy SEAL.

David Bergin also has a problem as to what military service he served in considering he flew Air Force One, was an Apache helicopter pilot with the rank of Colonel, a rank which does not exist in the US Navy as seen at the website below.


David Bergin, you are an outright liar of the highest order, who has either seen too many movies or live in a world of fantasy. By telling those lies you have earned a place on our website so that current and ex-service veterans can look down on you like the scum that you are for stealing

28th Mar 2013

Thanks to a reader of our website we received the following email sent to us by an eye witness both at the recruiting centre and the march out parade advising us about David BERGIN”s lies about his military service and the medals he wore. We applaud the person for sending us the email. Should anyone come across BERGIN in their travels and he continues to brag about his false military history you can contact us on our website www.anmzi.netand we will update his story. Nothing in the email has been altered except the name of the person has been removed.

On 26 January 2013 15:34, xxxxx xxxx <xxxxxx@hotmail.com> wrote:

My name is xxxxx xxxx and my brother was a member of the marching out parade from kapooka in august 2011 in which David Bergins wife was also a member. when searching through your site on Australia day 2013 i immediantly recognized the image of David bergin and the decorations he wrongfully was wearing that day. This action compelled me to write this email in the hope of it being published on your website as to add an eyewitness account to your profile. The recount begins with the march out of 33rd Platoon Delta Company 1RTB multiple witnesses including my brother,father and myself. Engaged in conversation with others who had recently conversed with Mr Bergin and also upon overhearing him conversing which he did claimed to have:

1. Be an former active duty navy seal of seal team 7 serving in Afghanistan and Iraq

2.a former apache helicopter gunship pilot whom was a veteran of Afghanistan

3.and to have been awarded the navy cross

Upon closer analysis of his stories all members present recognized the stories to be greatly exaggerated and indeed falsified due to numerous inconsistencies. Upon recognizing the distinctive US navy cross i conducted my own research in which i also found no evidence to back his claims.

I greatly applaud your exposition of this fraudster stealing the credit from true soldiers such as my brother and the legitimate US navy seals who have paid the ultimate sacrifice

Ps this is also not bergins first attempt to deliberately mislead others about his former military service three months earlier during a enlistment ceremony at Defense force recruiting at parramatta. Bergin did indeed claim to have been an US SEAL and former apache pilot with combat tours of Iraq and Afghanistan and to have been personally decorated by the united states president.

I ask you add my account to his profile but however edit my name from publication

I again thank you
xxxxx xxxx

Sent from my iPhone

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