Stolen Valour

Stolen Valour

Surname: Halim
Christian Names: Asim (Sam)
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Healesville
Service: RAAF
Branch: Clerk
Case Notes:
 

 

Asim Halim - The Case of the Cunning Linguist

Since the late 1980s Halim's ability with Arabic languages had been of value to the Department of Defence and he had on occasion been deployed as an interpreter.

Asim (Sam) Halim the recently sacked President from the Healesville RSL is a master of innuendo a conman and wannabe. Sam Halim was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Clerk who held the rank of Flight Sergeant on retirement. Because of his Egyptian heritage he was occasionally  employed as an Interpreter. Unfortunately his interpretation of the truth of his service is somewhat sullied by lies, and of a lesser quality than his Arabic interpreting skills. In addition last ANZAC day he was found to be wearing medals he is not entitled to.

                                            

Between 21 August 1990 and 14 December 1990 he worked as an interpreter aboard HMAS Darwin in the Persian Gulf

From 13 Jan 1992 to 30 Nov 1994 and again from 15 May 1995 to 14 May 1997 he was granted Leave Without Pay (LWOP) from the RAAF to work as a consultant at the Joint Technical Language School, Fiddlers Lane, Cheltenham in the United Kingdom where he was a linguist and a consultant on Middle East culture.  This organisation is part of the British Communications Headquarters which is part of the British Intelligence community. And is described here:

 

 BCHQ Cheltenham

BCHQ is a Civil Service Department under the Ministerial responsibility of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. BCHQ provides Government Departments and Military Commands with signals intelligence (Sigint) in accordance with requirements laid upon it by the JIC (as for SIS) in support of HMG's security, defence, foreign and economic policies.                               

From 24 February 1998 to 10 April 1998 he worked as an interpreter  for an Army Major on a liaison mission to Kuwait, as support staff for the Australian Embassy Office Kuwait.

During the Kosovo refugee crisis in 1999 Halim was used as an interpreter to assist refugees to settle into temporary accommodation at Puckapunyal in Victoria. Note in the following newspaper article it mentions "As one of the few Defence Force Arabic speakers he is asked to put aside clerical duties and help out in exotic places"   That sentence defines Halim's RAAF duties he was a Clerk who was deployed as an Arabic speaking interpreter from time to time.

 

 

Halim claims 23 years RAAF service, and mentions in his various "blurbs" and flyers only his interpreting deployments and hints that this was all "spook" oriented, however, his service really looks like this:

1.  Four years secondment on Leave Without Pay from the RAAF to the Joint Technical

     Languages School (JTLS) at Cheltenham in the United Kingdom as a linguist and 

     instructor in Arabic language and culture.

2.  Four months deployment aboard HMAS Darwin as an interpreter during the Gulf War.

3.  Seven weeks deployment as interpreter for an Army Major in Kuwait.

4.  A short deployment in Victoria helping Kosovo refugees to settle in at Puckapunyal.

5.  Eighteen years as an RAAF Clerk.

In total his clerical duties would have involved eighteen of his twenty three years service, then four years as a language and cultural instructor at JTLS in the United Kingdom and six to seven months deployed as an interpreter  

Halim advertises his illustrious career as being in the murky world of espionage and intelligence. Here are some of his efforts:

RSL Committee nomination 

                                                   

 

                                                                 

 Local election

 

 

                                                    How to vote:                                                      

                         

                                                                   

 

One of his claims  is  true - he did serve in the Gulf War in 1990 - but all the others are sly innuendo designed to enhance his public profile and gain benefit from being elected to important community positions. Halim infers in his "blurbs" that he was a highly decorated intelligence operative who worked with - in - or at :

ASIO

British Intelligence

High Commission London

British Intelligence General Headquarters

Persian Gulf

Bosnia

Kosovo

East Timor

Kuwait with SAS

Iraq

Was a soldier and Officer

Diplomat

Worked with United Nations

Was recommended to work with Richard Butler in Iraq.

Now have a look at the photo below and see the medals that reflect the above service:

 

 

Until ANZAC day 2007 Halim claimed he had no medals, but he is entitled to some because of his service as an interpreter on the Royal Australian Naval Ship HMAS Darwin whilst on service in the Persian Gulf during August to December 1990. Several members decided that as Club President he should wear his medals on ANZAC Day 2007 and after reading his "blurbs" and considerable discussion with him, decided to purchase from the local medal shop his "entitlement" of the rack shown in the photo.

The invoice for the medals is shown below:

 

 The workings of the RSL are none of our business, however it is relevant to this case to say that Halim was the President of the Healesville, Victoria, R&SL Club and at that establishment chaos reigned.

A report to the R&SL State Headquarters was put together by a member of that sub branch, the gist of the report is shown below

Halim had been questioned by several RSL members about not wearing medals. He claimed various reasons like "they represent killing" and "he moved about so much he and the medals were never at the same place at the same time".

Halim was challenged for wearing the East Timor medal and was reminded that he claimed "involvement " in East Timor on several documents and flyers, his response was "involved does not mean I was there". This prompted an RSL member to do an analysis of the terms he used on the various documents and flyers. A report was then forwarded to the RSL State Branch. The report refers to other matters outside our wannabe charter so only extracts of the analysis are shown below.

Extracts from report
"Involved. His nomination for committee states " involved in: Gulf war, Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor crises. My interpretation of the manner he has presented these "involved" areas is in the same context as we know without doubt, the Gulf war. It was reasonable then to conclude he was involved in other areas in the same manner. The inference is there.


The last paragraph of the local paper profile when a candidate for shire council refers to "and served in the Gulf War, Bosnia/Kosovo, East Timor, Kuwait and Iraq"

It is reasonable so far to be of the view his use of involved and served mean the same.

His how to vote card for shire elections states "I was deployed to Iraq and Kuwait" and again uses the term involved, " and was involved in Bosnia/Kosovo and East Timor" The term deployed can be rightly interpreted that he was in position.

It is now reasonable to conclude the words involved, served with and deployed are used in the same context.

His nomination for president profile advises the reader " I was involved in the Gulf War, Iraq, Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo and East Timor" and "I was deployed with the Australian Navy, Army, SAS, Police, ASIO and British Intelligence"

It is now quite obvious the use of the terms involved, deployed, served with are used in the same context. To that end I advised four medals but probably entitled to more. The Sub-Branch xxxxxxx, Mr. xxxxxxxxxxx then made the arrangements for the duplicate set be made up.

I would remind the Tribunal that the only military forces deployed into Iraq was immediately on cessation of hostilities of the Gulf War. That deployment was to the Kurdish northern Iraq areas as a United Nations deployment known as Operation Habitat. The DVA nominal roll lists by name and service 72 army personnel and 3 RAAF. Mr. Halims name is not on that roll."



xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx Signed

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Recently he was brought before an R&SL State Tribunal where he was found guilty on three charges with penalties awarded as shown below

Halim has been found guilty by the RSL on several charges including "The wearing of medals to which he was not entitled",  " Claimed to  be a highly decorated returned serviceman from the first Gulf War" which he was not, and "making false claims against the Victorian State President" He was awarded punishments including banishment up to 5 years.

Mr. Halim has appealed to RSL National HQ. That appeal is yet to be heard.

There are numerous accusations, reports and counter reports not included in this report that led to the decisions made by the R&SL Tribunals findings. We have not included these because they are not wannabe material - suffice to say that chaos did indeed reign at Healesville.

Sorting out the "wheat from the chaff" in relation to Halim's service and medals was an intricate affair, but all wannabes leave trails and we were able to sort out Halim's spore.

As stated in the letter from a member of the Healesville R&SL to their Headquarters, Halim's statements of his service history ranges between "drawing a very long bow" to downright lies and as previously stated he is a master of innuendo - probably in two languages. His statements are sorted out as follows.

ASIO - Never worked for ASIO except perhaps as an interpreter and is not known to them as an employee.

British Intelligence General Headquarters - He worked at the JTLS Languages School as a Linguist.  During this time he was on Leave Without Pay from the RAAF and was acting as a consultant. He also produced some written briefs on the Middle East culture for the School and the Head of the Language School commended his work.

High Commission London - We believe that this was in relation to his work at the Languages School.

Persian Gulf - Halim served as an interpreter on HMAS Darwin between the 21 August 1990 and 14 Dec 1990.   HMAS Darwin's Captain commended his work.

Bosnia - Halim never served in Bosnia.

Kosovo - Halim never served in Kosovo, the extent of his involvement in Kosovo was as an interpreter in settling Kosovo temporary refugees into accommodation at Puckapunyal Army camp in Victoria.

East Timor - Never served in East Timor

Kuwait with SAS - Because of his interpreting skills Halim was detached to work with an Australian Officer to facilitate the involvement of Australian troops in Kuwait as part of a United States led coalition. The detachment was from the 24 February 1998 to 10 April 1998.  The Australian Officer happened to be an SAS Officer. Halim was not posted to the SAS in Kuwait. See more about this detachment further down.

Iraq - Never served in Iraq.

Was a soldier and Officer - Halim was never a soldier or a commissioned officer in the Australian Defence Force. Whilst he was working as an interpreter in Kuwait, to increase the prestige of the Australian presence in Kuwait, sometimes it was necessary to "Dress Up" Halim as an RAAF Officer so that he would be more presentable than a RAAF Sergeant when interpreting during meetings between Kuwait officials and the Australian officer - The Australian Embassy office even went as far as issuing an official document to say he was a Flight Lieutenant (See below). That is what Halim refers to when he says he was an "Officer".  The SAS officer commended Halim for his interpreting skills during this detachment. In one of his electoral posters he also says   "British Intelligence as a soldier, an Officer". He was never a soldier and never an officer with British Intelligence. 

 

 

 

Diplomat - This again refers to his duties as a Sergeant interpreter in Kuwait - he was never a diplomat he was an interpreter for an Australian Army Major who was attached to the Kuwait Embassy Office. The office was established as an adjunct to the Australian Embassy in Riyadh

Worked with the United Nations - Never worked with the United Nations.

Was recommended to work with Richard Butler in Iraq - We asked Richard Butler and he said he had never heard of Halim, however there is truth in this statement, because whilst he was at the JTLS School in the United Kingdom the Head of the Language School recommended him as "suitable for employment on United Nations Inspection Missions to Baghdad"

As an RAAF Sergeant, Halim had two roles, he was a Clerk and an interpreter.  When Arabic interpreting skills were needed he was detached for short periods of time from his everyday job as a clerk. His time at JTLS was at his own request, but it also suited the RAAF to release him on Leave Without Pay. He does not mention in his "blurbs" about being a clerk, which was his role for most of his Twenty-Three years service. Below is a copy of a RAAF document that explains his secondment to JTLS and clearly shows he was employed as a clerk.  

 

We had previously looked at Asim Halim, but at that stage he had not worn medals to which he was not entitled. We decided not to publish then, because it was noted as iterated here that wherever Halim carried out interpreting work he was commended for his excellent work, however, he was not "a highly decorated soldier for the first UN sanctioned Gulf War in 1991" as is stated in one of his election posters.  He was an RAAF Sergeant clerk who was used by the Department of Defence from time to time as an interpreter because of his Egyptian heritage. In addition at that stage he had not worn a rack of medals to which he is not entitled.

Asim Halim rewrote his service history and by innuendo and lies gilded the lily to the extent that any reasonable veteran would see through the smoke screen he had created. Perhaps he started to believe his own lies because, he was running the R&SL club as if he owned it, his actions and behaviour at that venue caused people to look into his amazing resume where very little truth prevails.

As an ex RAAF Sergeant with twenty-three years service Halim could not be so dumb as to not know exactly what his medal entitlements were. Members of the R&SL Club wanted their President to look the part on ANZAC Day so they in good faith arranged medals for him in accordance with his stated service, because his service was a sham he was not entitled to wear the medals provided and he has been exposed as a wannabe.

A reputation built on lies and innuendo is a "House of cards", Halim built a "House of Cards" which eventually all came tumbling down. His stupidity has seen him expelled from the R&SL club and made to be a fool in his hometown.

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: Hajek
Christian Names: Adam
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Port Kembla
Service #: None
Service: None
Branch: Nil
Commencement of service: Nil
Completion of service: Nil
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Here we have another cur of a "Love Rat". Adam Hajek had convinced a vulnerable lady that he was a serving member of the Australian Army, who held the rank of Lieutenant and was a Sniper who was flitting back and forth from the Middle East on Missions. He also claimed to be attached to 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR) as well as studying at Sandhurst Military College in the United Kingdom. He claimed to have served in the Australian Army for more than 20 years.

This human detritus has spent a "lot of time" on international flights, to and from the Middle East, London, Syria and to countries on secret sniping missions. This "Battle hardened criminal" is also undergoing constant surgery to have shrapnel removed from his body. Sometimes he phones from his mobile phone claiming to be "In action" on the "Front Line"

In between missions he claims to live in Barracks and is allowed no visitors. We don't know his current address, but we tracked him to a previous address where he resided early this year. It is a low cost Boarding House in the Port Kembla area. Whilst he was at that address he was employed full time as a Roofing Labourer in the building industry, and was not flitting around Battle Fields as he claimed.

This disgusting behaviour is becoming prevalent, and those involved are no more than cowardly curs who take advantage of vulnerable Ladies. Here is a list of others in this category who have falsely claimed heroic military service to ingratiate themselves into mainly single parent families:

Loveridge
Jenkins
Stoove
Gwilliams
Bennetts
Montgomery

All of these people have grossly insulted the Veteran community by falsely claiming to be Returned Veterans, and even worse, claiming to be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as an excuse for their appalling behaviour whilst domiciled in other peoples houses.

Hajek is falsely claiming to be a Returned Veteran. That is an offence against the Defence Act 1903, Part VII Section 80A. Unfortunately New South Wales and Western Australia State Police deign not to prosecute, whilst Queensland Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory have successfully prosecuted many offenders. We will continue to lobby until all States and Territories carry out their duty to preserve the integrity of Veterans.

We ask that those from the Port Kembla area keep watch for Hajek and report his whereabouts so that we can pass the information to State Police.

Hajek and his ilk are the lowest of the low and we are pleased that we are able to expose him on this web site.

Surname: STOBBS
Christian Names: Aaron Craig
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Newcastle
Case Notes:

 

Aaron STOBBS from Newcastle, NSW is the definitive Wannabe, he first came to the notice of genuine Veterans when he joined a online mental health course. As is the ‘norm’ for such people, he claimed to be a traumatised member of the SAS who is in the process of discharging from the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

In order to demonstrate his ‘ADF credentials’, STOBBS posted a number of images of himself on a social media platform, wearing a selection of uniforms.

It is clear from the image below, that STOBBS is a bit confused about which arm of the ADF the Special Air Service belongs. Here we see our hero posing for a ‘selfie’ wearing part Army, part RAAF uniform. The hat badge of the Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) affixed to the belt is a nice touch we think. There is no point going into too much detail about the Honours and Awards being worn, but yes we did notice that he has two Australian Defence Medals (ADM), and two Australian Service Medals (ASM).

Stobbs 1

STOBBS has access to quiet a collection of uniforms. Here, he is a RAAF Warrant Officer or perhaps a Flight Sergeant. Perhaps he was wearing his aviator sunglasses when he was deciding what rank he would be on the day the photo was taken.

Stobbs 2

He even has the ability to be a Corporal in the SAS.

Stobbs 3

To be fair to Mr STOBBS, not all photographs of him inappropriately wearing uniforms of the ADF were taken in his bedroom. On one occasion he ventured out side for that ‘tactical look’. Unfortunately, he still managed to get it wrong. Note the embellishments being worn on his Disruptive Camouflage Pattern Uniform (DCPU).

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The truth is Aaron STOBBS is a military wannabe. A fraud and a fake who would like people to believe he is a damaged Veteran and there can be no lower act than doing that. Genuine Veterans took less than 30 seconds to spot this fraud.

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In real life, Aaron STOBBS is a civilian Chef, working at a prestigious location in the Hunter Valley. In this field he has excelled, however by purporting to be a Veteran, and wearing uniforms bearing hard won honours and awards is an insult to the Veterans Community and he should hang his head in shame.

Surname: GRAHAM
Christian Names: Robert Ernest
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Sapphire & Wowan
Service #: 2791084
Service: Army
Commencement of service: October 1968
Completion of service: October 1970
Case Notes:

 

Every now and again a lifetime wannabee is uprooted from his hole by genuine Australian and New Zealand Veterans.

On this occasion, this imposter has broken the trust of all his genuine veteran colleagues in the small Queensland township of Sapphire.

The below photograph is Wannabee, Valour Thief and Medal Cheat, Robert Ernest Graham.

Graham 1

 

Graham was born on the 17 February, 1948. For many years he has claimed to many people” that he is a Vietnam Veteran, having served with 1 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment ( 1RAR) at the Battles of Coral and Balmoral, South Vietnam in May, 1968”.

The above edited photograph depicts Graham at the Gemfields R.S.L Sub Branch Club, Sapphire, Queensland. The original photograph shows him adopting the most prominent position in the group, with genuine veterans standing to his left and right sides.

We are reliably informed that he is wearing the following awards -;

Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975. AASM. Not entitled.
Vietnam Medal. VM. Not entitled.
Australian Defence Medal. ADM Entitled.
Anniversary of National Service Medal. NSM Entitled.
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. RVCM Not entitled.
On his right breast he wears the Meritorious Unit Citation. Battle of Coral-Balmoral Not entitled.

His name does not appear on the Vietnam Nominal Roll.

He also placed a Vietnam Veteran decal sticker on his motor vehicle.

Graham 3

 

In 2018, due to his fraudulent claims, Graham gained the position of Assistant Treasurer and Committee member of the Gemfields RSL Sub Branch. He was also appointed as the Caretaker of the Gemfields Veterans Retreat for a 3 year period. During this time, he claimed that he was a 1 RAR Infantry soldier to many veterans, who were accommodated at the Retreat.

Things started go awry for Graham, when genuine veterans started to question his long claimed Vietnam service. It is always difficult to defend a statement that you were at Fire Support Base Coral in May, 1968, and under attack, when you in fact commenced National Service Training in the Australian Army five months later in October, 1968.

In November, 2020, Graham was sent a letter by his Sub Branch asking for clarification of his Army Vietnam service.

His response is below -;

Graham 2

 

Graham expresses his sorrow in this letter, but it is plain that had his service not been questioned at this point in time, his deceit would have continued.

Graham has now been booted out of the Gemfields RSL Sub Branch, however, he is still a member of the Bribie Island, Queensland RSL Sub Branch - member number 2351035. The Queensland RSL State Branch need to take action against this wannabee, before he creates more embarrassment to that Organisation.

Graham has committed offences against the Defence Act 1903, Section 80A and 80B, by claiming

DEFENCE ACT 1903 - SECT 80A
Falsely representing to be returned soldier, sailor or airman
(1) A person commits an offence if:
(a) the person represents himself or herself to be a returned soldier, sailor or airman; and
(b) the representation is false.
Penalty: 30 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

DEFENCE ACT 1903 - SECT 80B
Improper use of service decorations
(1) A person commits an offence if:
(a) the person wears a service decoration; and
(b) the person is not the person on whom the decoration was conferred.
Penalty: 30 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

Graham has earned a lifetime of respect and kudos due to his fraudulent military service claims. He has now earned the right to appear on ANZMI where he correctly belongs.

Surname: Blanch aka Thompson
Christian Names: Jaydon P also uses initials A.
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Cambden
Service #: N/A
Service: N/A
Branch: N/A
Commencement of service: N/A
Completion of service: N/A
Case Notes:

 

 UPDATE - DECEMBER 2020

It must be difficult for a man like Blanch, aka Thompson aka Haig, to remember what name to use. We published Blanch aka Thompson, under the name of "Blanch" in 2017 when he was falsely claiming to be a Lieutenant Colonel, serving in the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR). We have now learned that his real name is James Haig.

Blanch1 2017 04 08


We are adjusting out indexing system, so that when any of his names are entered, his true history will show.

BEWARE. Haig aka Blanch aka Thompson has a history of deception and deceit

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The worst kind of wannabes are those who claim Special Forces heroic service. They also blame their bad social behaviour on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) resulting from their "operational war service". Jaydon P Blanch also known as A.C Blanch and Jaydon Thompson is such a person.

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Notice in the left hand photograph Blanch is wearing a Medal Riband Bar on his lapel. The Riband Bar is for the Australian Afghanistan Medal - Operation Slipper. The second photograph is also of Blanch but he has named himself Jay Thompson.

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We have Statutory Declarations from people who have stated:

"Jaydon said he was in the Australian Forces and:

Was often away overseas for long periods of time on tours. In 2013 he claimed to have completed six tours in Afghanistan and in more recent times claims nine tours

He said he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) .

He claims he had previously served as a Pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) until his eyesight became bad and moved to SASR as a Sniper, where he stayed for Eighteen years.

He said he suffered badly from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and was shot twice in Afghanistan

Was discharged in 2013 and is waiting for a large payout".

Below is an excerpt from his Facebook page where he uses the name Jay Thompson.

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Notice he tells about his "tours in combat" and he is thinking of his friends who fell along the way.

We phoned Blanch on the 3rd February 2017 and he denied ever having mentioned to any person that he had served in Afghanistan with SASR. He said he served in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for a very short time during 1993 and 1994. In the above insert he say his father served in Vietnam. He was asked what his father's name was, and he said William HAIG. No person with that name served in Vietnam.

Blanch explained the Facebook entry (shown above) by saying that someone had hacked his account and written the lies about his service history.

He is currently operating a model train business using the name of Jay Thompson.

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We can find no trace of Jaydon Blanch or Jay Thompson ever having served in the Australian Defence Force. He may have served for a very short time in the RAN, but by his own admission never served in the RAAF or the Army with SASR.

Regarding his false claims of expecting a "large payout" for his Army service. He has "conned" people for loans, using the non existent expected "Large Payout" as collateral.

Blanch was advised to complete a Statutory Declaration denying what others have said in Statutory Declarations. He was advised that his Statutory Declaration would be sent to Federal Police with the view of establishing whether he has made a false declaration. He has not responded.

In his house he has an engraved glass plaque from "his unit" SASR, commemorating his Eighteen years of service. His rank engraved on the plaque is "Lt Colonel". We have spoken to the proprietor of the shop that supplied the plaque, and established that the plaque was ordered, purchased and paid for by Jaydon P Blanch.

Like all "PTSD wracked" lying wannabes, Blanch uses his false service to charm vulnerable people and con them into providing him with money.

Blanch is a pathological liar who now joins many of his ilk on our website. We will also report his deceit to NSW State Police. We welcome him to our Hall of Shame where he will stay for many years so that any person typing his name into an Internet Search Engines will be aware of his true nature.

Surname: BURNS
Christian Names: Luke
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Ballarat
Service: Army Reserve
Case Notes:

 

 

Luke Burns of Ballarat Victoria, is a pathological liar, who can "spruik" false evidence to all and sundry about his fantastic Special Forces Army service.

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Notice that Luke wears a Commando "T" shirt and a bold rising sun tattoo on his breast, to convince the naive, that he is a hardened veteran of the Special Forces genre

We hold Statutory Declarations, detailing that Burns has made the following statements.

"He was deployed to Afghanistan as part of a Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) team, that was commanded by an SASR, Victoria Cross (VC) winner". Burns is now roaming free from the Army, as, "his SASR team is under investigation for alleged war crimes."

He also claims, "he did three tours of Afghanistan and got shot twice". One of his favourite stories is: "They were under fire, and he blacked out through anger/adrenalin, didn't feel getting shot in the leg, and managed to get one of his mates to safety before collapsing".

In reality the only military service that Burns has had, is in the Australian Army Reserve, and he has never been deployed overseas.

Luke Burns who also uses the Christian name of "Luc" and has a face book account advertising his fanciful military service, as per below:

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Burns, at every opportunity, tells of his being a Special Forces Trooper, who served tours of duty in Afghanistan. In fact, he is liar, with no overseas Defence Service, and the most dangerous military action he has seen, is at an Army Reserve Military Rifle Range in Townsville Australia.

SASR Troopers, who have served in Afghanistan have done the very hard yards. Burns, with his tattoos, T shirts, and lies, has saved himself the trouble of actually being there, and just basks in the admiration from those who believe his lies.

For his past "basking" he is now welcome to the precipitous slopes of Mount ANZMI, where he can "bask" in shame, whilst receiving the ire of Australian and New Zealand Veterans.

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