British Empire Medal (BEM)


Warrant Officer 2 Robert George Armitage BEM.

Citation accompanying the award of British Empire Medal to
WO2. Armitage.

Warrant Officer Armitage enlisted in the Australian Regular Army and served with his present unit, 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, in Vietnam for some months, in the absence of his platoon commander, he commanded 11th Platoon. At all times, he displayed a high standard of leadership and operational knowledge under difficult conditions. On his return to Australia he has continued to display the devotion to duty that has contributed greatly to the efficiency of his platoon and has been an inspiration to the younger soldiers.

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