A man who allegedly masqueraded as a digger has appeared in a Brisbane court.
George Edward Carr, 68, who is in custody over an unrelated conviction, appeared in the dock of the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday during the mention of charges against him and his twin brother, John Anthony Hines.
Both men were arrested in September last year after reports they were pretending to be returned servicemen and wearing real war medals.
The men were charged with one count each of falsely representing a returned soldier, sailor or airman and improper use of service decorations.
Mr Hines wasn't required to appear at the mention of the matter, which was adjourned until February 1 to allow the brothers' lawyer to advise her clients.
Neither man is required to appear at the next court mention.
Four Vietnam veterans wearing medals watched proceedings from the public gallery.
One of them, Bob Meehan, told reporters outside the court that veterans were "sick to death" of people wearing fake medals.
"We lost 503 in Vietnam and these guys are trading off as Vietnam veterans," he said.
"They've got no right to do it. We're sick and tired of it."
Mr Meehan said the publicity from this case would act as a deterrent to others.
"Once those two get nailed, all these other wannabes out there, they are on notice that they are going to get busted," he said.