Johann JEPPE – Code name “SIMBA” – Fake South African SF Operator

Mr Jeppe had been on our radar for quite some time after he claimed to have been a highly decorated reconnaissance commando – a member of ”the RECCES”. However, it took the assistance of a former South African Army Paratrooper and a SF Operator to join the dots for us and put SVC in contact with the SASF Association. The association have published a letter refuting his commando claims and posted him up on their website Wall of Shame – March 2020.

http://www.recce.co.za/bogus-individuals
It’s amazing to the lengths that individuals will go in order to create a military persona. Imagine, (1) creating a bogus email account / website to communicate with with individuals / organizations.  The bogus account is hosted by fastdomains in Burlington, Massachusetts. Now, why would a South African Special Forces unit need to use a US based web host? http://1recce.com/index.htm


(2) send an email from the bogus account stating that the individual is a highly decorated SF operator, AND (3)  providing a number and code name that only a legitimate operator would know as confirmation of their service…  Nice try “Simba”! 

Did this fella actually make the trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro or, did he just make it as far as the park entrance for a photo op?

Jeppe’s claim to be a recipient of the Honoris Crux (Silver) / Cross of Honour (Silver), a military decoration which was awarded to members of the South African Defence Force for exceptional bravery in great danger. 


Every recipient is known and their names are listed on-line, Jeppe isn’t on the list!

This fake has more nerve than a toothache, pretending to be a South African recce commando. Obviously, he figured that no one in Calgary would question his claims of military service on the other side of the world…

Here’s a news flash Jeppe, there’s an international movement to stop individuals like you from standing in blood of the wounded and fallen. 

It’s long past time for you to surrender the bogus uniform, medals and insignia and apologize for you actions. 

The Great Imposter of Vernon Cadet Camp – Major (Ret’d) Steven A. MARTENS CD

Major (Ret’d) Steven A. MARTENS CD

CADET INSTRUCTOR CADRE

The GREAT IMPOSTER of VERNON ARMY CADET CAMP!

While serving as a Senior Officer with Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific) and during employment at Vernon Army Cadet Camp, he wore the following medals and insignia without lawful authority.

  • The Order of St John,
  • The Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal,
  • The UN Force in Cyprus Medal,
  • The UN Emergency Force II,
  • The Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal, and
  • The Canadian Forces parachute insignia.

Mr Martens was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration for long service and “good conduct” This is his sole lawful medallic entitlement.

He claims he was “verbally” reprimanded for his fakery and allowed to submit a request for his voluntary release from the CAF in July of 2013. He then slipped quietly out the back gate when he should have faced charges under s419 CCC / s129 NDA.

So, the question becomes, why was this matter not dealt with in an open, transparent and public manner?

He certainly wore the medals and insignia in public!

“I am very ashamed and embarrassed for my actions and admit that I put up uniform items to which I was not entitled to put up. I offer no excuse other than I totally knew better and was galactically stupid for doing so. This was a very expensive decision on my part that resulted in being disciplined and having to resign from the military”

Mr S Martens