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

Surname: Barrett
Christian Names: Anthony Joseph
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Tamworth
Service #: 222263
Service: Army
Branch: Royal Australian Infantry
Commencement of service: 18 Jul 1972
Completion of service: 8 sep 1976
Case Notes:

 

 

There were Soldiers who were posted to the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) in Swanbourne, Western Australia as Support Staff. Anthony Joseph Barrett was one of them, he was a Driver. He was never an SASR Trooper who did the "Hard Yards" to qualify for that elite job. For many years Barrett has told a different story.

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Notice he has an SASR Dagger symbol tattooed on his shoulder. His motor car regularly seen around Tamworth is emblazoned with an SASR badge, but that's not all, he wears an SASR Signet Ring. The photograph below is of Barret's right hand. He uses the tattoo and the Signet Ring to illustrate that he was a genuine SASR Trooper.

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He also has confabulations to support his accoutrements. We have Statutory Declarations stating that Barrett claims:

"He was a Major in the SASR and served in Vietnam

Has combat experience in Vietnam and Cambodia

Was awarded the Medal for Gallantry"

Barrett spent all of his Defence Service in Australia, he was never deployed overseas and was never awarded a Medal for Gallantry.

He was born on 11 December 1952. His Discharge Certificate shows he enlisted as a Private Soldier on the 18 July 1972 and was discharged as a Private Soldier on 8 September 1976 for being "Medically Unfit". Unfortunately for Barrett, four years’ service is not enough to have started off as a Private Soldier and been promoted to the rank of Major. In addition had he been a genuine Major or SASR Trooper that would have been shown on his Discharge Certificate.

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An Association of genuine ex SASR personnel have become aware of Barrett and here is what they have to say.

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Barrett is the ultimate "Lily gilder" who relates to anyone who will listen that he was an active member of the SAS Regiment. He displays SASR paraphernalia to "give proof" that he was an SASR Trooper. He has been questioned many times in his home town of Tamworth in NSW, and most ex Service people are aware of his deception, but when away from home, and has an audience, he will give them the sad lies.

We welcome Anthony Barrett and hope that our exposure will stop his lies and deceit and get him back into the world of reality. Barrett can now look forward to years of infamy as a participant on our website

Surname: Barrett
Christian Names: Neville Charles
Country: Australia
State or Province: Tasmania
City or Town: Launceston
Service #: 6708907
Service: Army
Branch: Royal Australian Infantry Corps
Case Notes:

 

Neville Barrett did a lot of hard work during the 375 days he served with the 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment in Vietnam

 

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For his service he earned five medals and a Badge.  He wears five medals, but one is a fake, one is missing, one is a fake and an Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) is missing.

 

Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) - (Missing from his rack)

Vietnam Medal (VM)

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Out of order should be last medal

Anniversary of National Service Medal (ANSM) (Out of order should be second last medal on rack)

Front Line Medal (FLM) - (Self purchased vanity medal must not be worn)

Australian Defence Medal (ADM) (worn out of order should precede the ANSM and RVCM)

Infantry Combat Badge (ICB)- (Missing)

 

The offending medal is the FLM that is a self purchased, meaningless piece of junk that has no place mixed with genuine medals on the left breast. He is not wearing an AASM which should precede all his other medals.

 

The FLM medal is sold by Medal Dealers for $60.

 

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Instead of the FLM, Barrett is entitled to wear the prestigious Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) which is the official badge that differentiates those who served as Infantrymen on combat duties.

 

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Rather than wear the prestigious ICB, Barrett has chosen to wear a worthless self purchased trashy $60 FLM.

 

Although Neville Barrett did "the hard yards" in Vietnam he has earned a place on this web site for blatant disrespect to medals protocols

 

 

Surname: Bartels
Christian Names: Alexander James
Country: Australia
State or Province: TAS
City or Town: Exeter
Service #: 8237880
Service: Army
Branch: RAEME
Commencement of service: 23 May 2002
Completion of service: 01 May 2008
Case Notes:

 

 

 

Alexander James Bartels was an Armourer in the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, a position that is highly regarded in all three services of the Australian Defence Force.

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Mr Bartels is not a valour thief, he’s not a medals cheat, he’s not even a wannabe. But he IS a fraud.

Bartels served just short of six years in RAEME as a Fitter Armament (Armourer). During which time his service was underwhelming at best. In fact, on 1st April 2008, Bartels was discharged from the Army as his Retention was not in the Service’s Interest. In other words, his attitude towards service life was so bad his superiors had no other choice but to get rid of him.

During Bartels’ mundane service he never left Australia and he definitely did not serve on operations overseas. Bartels’ life only became interesting once he was discharged from the Army.

On the 2nd of November 2015 Bartels fronted the Supreme Court of Tasmania and was convicted for Unlawful Trafficking in Firearms and related summary offences. According to information provided to ANZMI Bartels told the court he spent 10 years in the Army with the 5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR). During this supposed service, he claimed to have been deployed on operations to East Timor and Iraq.

As already stated, Bartels’ only served six years in the Army and not 10, he was never posted to 5RAR and was never deployed to East Timor or Iraq.

The Supreme Court of Tasmania sentenced Bartels to 10 months imprisonment (wholly suspended for two years), 198 hours of Community Service and fined $9,000. It is understood that Bartels’ sentence was wholly suspended because of his claims to the Court he was suffering from PTSD, which he apparently developed as a result of his bogus war service.

Prior to Bartels’ appearance in the Supreme Court, is also understood that he has previously been charged with similar firearm offences. In 2010 Bartels was fined $800 for firearms offences, and in 2011 Bartels was convicted on more firearms offences, for which the sentence was wholly suspended.

Since learning about Bartels’ lies to the Supreme Court of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Department of Public Prosecutions have begun an investigation into Bartels’ false claims of operational service and suffering from PTSD and, in due course, will apply to have his sentence reviewed.

This should serve as a warning to anyone who thinks they can bluff the judicial system with fabricated claims of operational service with the intent of deceiving the Courts and receiving a reduced sentence.

If you try it, you will be caught.

Welcome Alexander James Bartels to our website for all the world to see.

Surname: Bass
Christian Names: Andrew
Country: USA
State or Province: Texas
City or Town: Dallas/Fort Worth
Service #: Nil
Service: NIL
Branch: NIL
Commencement of service: NIL
Completion of service: NIL
Case Notes:

 

 

UPDATE -  Andrew BASS aka Major Sir Andrew BASS

Ex patriot Australian fraudster, Andrew Bass, is still deep in the heart of Texas and still cringe worthy.  Since he was originally exposed by ANZMI in 2014, Bass continues to tell people of his service as a Major in the Australian elite  Special Air Services Regiment (SASR).  Here is a recent photograph:

 

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In this photograph Bass is wearing an SASR Badge on an Australian Slouch Hat.  He knows nothing about Slouch hats because he has the chin strap buckle in the wrong place.  He also wears "Dog Tags" in a cavalier fashion around his neck  and we are reliably told he wears the rank of an Australian Major, on his epaulettes slides.

He says he "is an Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran, was decorated  for valour and has made 1000 parachute jumps".

Bass has taken no heed of our original exposure and continues his despicable lies.  He seems to have a delusional addiction to be a war hero.  Unfortunately that honour is hard won and people of his intelligence and stature would never make the grade.

As long as Bass continues to offend Veteran Communities of the USA, Australia and New Zealand we will continue to report his activities

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CASE NOTES 

Major Sir Andrew Bass is an ex patriot Australian who resides in the Lone Star State of Texas, in the United States of America.

His use of the rank Major, is as fictitious as his Knighthood, although he publicly advertises both on social media. He is often seen at functions wearing Australian Military uniforms. Here is an example:


Notice how "Daggy" he looks in the uniform. It is hardly the way an ex Australian Major would want to present an Australian uniform.

Here is where Bass makes his claims in writing:

The above can be found on this web site:

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TXARNG is an acronym for Texas Army National Guard, where it appears Bass served as a Private Soldier during 2003 and 2005. He clearly states that he was a Major in the Australian Army.

A thorough search of Australian National Archives failed to find any information about a person named Andrew Bass as ever serving in the Australian Defence Force.

Bass also insults the people of Texas by using the Title "Sir Andrew" inferring that he has been dubbed as a Knight of the Realm of the British Empire. This act makes Australians cringe at his audacity. When we asked Bass about his Knighthood he answered as follows;

"From: Andrew Bass
ANZMI

I hold the title of Sir Andrew because I hold the rank of Knight's Bachelor with the order of Saint John the Hospitaller, Knight of Malta (USA Division). I was invited to join the Order in 2004."


The Knights of Saint John the Hospitaller, Knight of Malta (USA Division) have no authority to dub any person with a Knighthood except perhaps in the confines of their "Club" when they are playing dress ups. Publicly using the title of "Sir" as a result of such a "Knighthood" is the epitome of audacious and dishonest representation.

Despite requesting information from him about his Australian Army Service as a commissioned officer on three occasions, Bass failed to respond. The reason for this is that he was never a Major in the Australian Army, and we doubt that he has had any service at all in Australia,

We direct Bass to stop insulting Australian and New Zealand Veterans by pretending to be something he is not. We are pleased to note that people from Texas were easily able to detect and report his deceit.

We are pleased to advise that Major Sir Andrew Bass has left the building, and now we welcome plain old Private Mr Andrew Bass, formerly of the TXARNG to our web site

Surname: Bateman
Christian Names: Geoff
Country: New Zealand
State or Province: South Island
City or Town: Invercargill
NZ -Which Island:
  • South Island
Service: NZ Army
Case Notes:

Geoff Bateman of Invercargill, New Zealand lied about his military history and gets his comeuppance from irate local Veterans.

 

 This case has been comprehensively explained in the following newspaper article.

 

 

Bateman is a “shifty” individual who like many we have on our web site has lied to everyone including the ones they love about their military history.  With the help of Veterans all over Australia and New Zealand, ANZMI keeps on slogging along weeding out liars, frauds and wannabes from the Veteran community

Welcome to our web site Geoff Bateman of Invercargill NZ

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: Bateman
Christian Names: Toby
Country: Australia
State or Province: New South Wales
City or Town: Shoalhaven
Service: Claims Navy Reserve, USA Navy and Army
Branch: Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
Commencement of service: Claims 1972
Completion of service: Claims 1980
Case Notes:

 

We know this man resides in the Shoalhaven/Nowra region of New South Wales, however despite many hours of research we have been unable to track him down.

We ask our readers, particularly those from Shoalhaven/Nowra, if they are able to identify a man named, Toby Bateman. Bateman is a particularly skilled deceiver. however, like all liars, he makes mistakes in the detail.

All of his offending has been on social media.

Toby Bateman has ridiculed and threatened, those who question his Vietnam Service. He threatened two people, who questioned his service, on social media:

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Over many years we have learned that wannabes first defence, is to threaten those who expose them. Genuine veteran may get a bit "stroppy" but are always proud to provide their bona fides. It is so easy to simply provide evidence of service.

Bateman claims to have transferred from Royal Australian Navy Reserve, to full time service with the United States Navy, in 1972. He has said a lot about his "service", and is knowledgeable, but makes many mistakes in the detail. Here is his "service" as advertised on social media:

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Claims to have served at Fort Bragg in USA, but wrongly spells "Bragg" with only one "g". It is correctly spelled Fort Bragg. Named after General Braxton Bragg.

He is also a Motor Bike enthusiast. and wrote the following about a motor bike track.

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Notice the motif in the top left corner, is the same as those relating to his US Navy service. Anyone who knows the identity of this person should please contact us

What do we know about Bateman?:

He was born in Sydney in 1953, making him now 67 years of age.
Now resides in Nowra/Shoalhaven area of NSW.
He is a motorbike enthusiast, associated with "Triumph" motorbikes. He is Regional Representative for a Triumph Motor bike club as shown below.

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He claims to be both ex Australian Navy Reservist and a USA Navy, Vietnam veteran.
Claims to have served in Da Nang Vietnam in 1975. Spells Da Nang as "Dar Nang"
Here is the official history of US Navy presence in Da Nang Vietnam. All departed by 1973.

Camp Tien Sha, a.k.a. Naval Support Activity Da Nang was established in 1964 and disestablished in April 1972. On 29 March 1973 the last American units left Da Nang. On 25 Aug 14973, the USA Congress passed the "Case Church Amendment" which forbade any further USA Military involvement in Vietnam.

Claims to have Joined RAN (R) in 1972 aged 19 years. National Australian Archives have no record of him ever serving.

He claims he was presented with the USA medals shown below for his Vietnam and USA Navy service.

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First row:
Claims these USA medals for his Vietnam service, they are out of precedence order.

Bronze Star Medal.
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Vietnam Service Medal.
National Defence Service Medal.

Second row
Bronze Star Ribbon.
Fleet Marine Force Ribbon (can't be positive of the colour).
Vietnam Service Medal.
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm.

The third row.
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm.

The fourth row.
National Defense Service Medal.
Combat Action Ribbon (it is upside down).
Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon.

Claims his USN Vietnam service was acknowledged by Australian Honours and Awards and was awarded an Australian Active service Medal (AASM) and an Australian Service Medal (ASM). This did not occur.

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Has photographs from a helicopter of his service in Vietnam in 1975. Photograph was proven to have been taken by, and belonging to, a person from Kansas USA who knows nothing of Bateman being in that helicopter, and advises that the photograph was not taken in 1975

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Claims there were still Australian troops in Vietnam in 1975. See details in above insert.

Claims Australian troops departed Vietnam by chartered QANTAS flight on 25 April 1975. In fact the last QANTAS charter to carry Australian troops, was in 1972. QANTAS had "Baby rescue flights from Saigon in 1975, but no Troops were aboard

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Claims his US Navy unit was USN 5 Platoon Air Mobile Combat Ordnance disposal, which is incorrect. For example US Navy, uses the term "EOD Mobile Unit Eleven" . EOD Stands for "Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

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Like the "Scarlet Pimpernel" Toby Bateman is hard to pin down, however, we now hope that with your help, we may be able to receive a photograph of him, and also ask him directectly about his US Navy service in Vietnam.

It would be a great pleasure to receive from him definitive proof of his service.

Initially, Bateman was communicating with returned veterans on a social media website, and those returned veterans, like us, know full well that Bateman is a liar and a wannabe.

At the moment, Bateman is in the ANZMI remand section, and when information is received, we look forward to promoting him to full time service with ANZMI.

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