Date of Entry: 01/11/2019
Surname: Betteridge
Christian Names: Clyde
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Caboolture
Case Notes:


Clyde Betteridge and his wife Christine appeared on the SBS TV show "Insight", on the 6 August 2019. The show was about Clyde Betteridge and his wife who married after being estranged for forty seven years.

During the Vietnam war, Clyde was courting Christine and was ready to marry his sweetheart, who was expecting a child, however, his sweetheart's father was not impressed with Clyde, and because Clyde claimed he was to be conscripted into the Army and sent to Vietnam the relationship ended. Christine said "Clyde bravely strode up my front steps ready to ask my Dad for my hand in marriage. But poor thing didn't make it in the house - Dad flew out screaming and chased Clyde off down the street. Never come near my daughter again! he yelled"[/b]

Nine minutes and 16 seconds into the TV show the presenter says to Clyde Betteridge

"You went off to Vietnam", to which Clyde Betteridge replies "Yep". "

"What was that like" asks the presenter, "Were you thinking about Christine and the son and what had happened, or were you just in another experience altogether?"

Betteridge responds "Another experience altogether, because all you want to think about is staying alive. You want to come home."

All who saw the show believe that Clyde Betteridge is a veteran of the Vietnam war. Clyde may have been conscripted, but he never served in Vietnam and therefore his concern about "staying alive" and "wanting to come home" was a lie.

Although the circumstances of this story are somewhat different from the usual malfeasance of frauds and wannabes Clyde fits the profile for falsely claiming to be a Vietnam veteran on a national TV show.

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