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#1 User is offline   Roderick 

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:35 PM

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AFP officer falsely wore Australian Defence force medals
IAN MCPHEDRAN DEFENCE WRITER
News Limited Network
July 31, 2013 12:00AM

A SERVING Australian Federal Police officer and a prominent member of a veteran's motorcycle club have been exposed for falsely wearing defence force medals.
AFP officer Kelly Wingkee Luk graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) but left the army before he had finished his officer training at the Royal Military College Duntroon.

According to the Australian New Zealand Military Imposters (ANZMI) website, Luk has no entitlement to wear any medals but it has posted images of him wearing numerous medals including the Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) with a clasp and the Australian Defence Medal (ADM).

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) confirmed that Luk was a serving member
The AFP, who referred the matter to their Professional Standards Unit (PRS) in 2010, declined to reveal what sanction was enforced.

The ANZMI website will today add Grant Sutton of the Brisbane-based Military Brotherhood Military Motorcycle Club (MBMMC) to their wall of shame for allegedlyof their organisation and that he had been disciplined for wearing inappropriate medals....

Government moving towards outlawing wearing of unauthorised service medals....

The ANZMI website will today add Grant Sutton of the Brisbane-based Military Brotherhood Military Motorcycle Club (MBMMC) to their wall of shame for allegedly wearing medals that he is not entitled to.

These include the Australian Active Service Medal, Afghanistan Medal, Iraq Medal, Australian Service Medal 1975 and Defence Long Service Medal....

ANZMI also accuses him [of] wrongfully wearing an Army Individual Readiness Badge, Infantry Combat Badge and Return from Active Service Badge (see photo).

According to ANZMI Mr Sutton was "another modern day wannabe claiming to have served on combat operations''....



Falsely wearing medals is an offence against the Defence Act 1903 Part VII Sections 80A and 80B carrying a maximum penalty of $3300 fine and six months imprisonment or both.''

Earlier this year the government announced that it would toughen the Defence Act to make it an offence for people to wear a service medal that has not been conferred on them.


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It's called 'wearing dead men's medals'.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 08:40 AM

What are the protocols for next of kin displaying medals of deceased veterans? Are they worn, carried on a cushion or both?
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 08:57 AM

View PostBam, on 04 August 2013 - 08:40 AM, said:

What are the protocols for next of kin displaying medals of deceased veterans? Are they worn, carried on a cushion or both?

Worn on the right breast and I have seen them carried on a cushion, but the latter only at funerals.

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