Sergeant Robert George Armitage MID.
accompanying the award of Mentioned in
Robert George Armitage joined the Australian
Regular Army in 1958 and served with his
present unit, the 5th Battalion, The Royal
Australian Regiment, in Vietnam for a year.
When in Vietnam, for a period of almost
fourteen weeks, Sergeant Armitage commanded
11 Platoon, D Company, when an officer was
not available. During his command his
platoon took part in a number of Battalion
operations and many Company and Platoon
patrols. At all times he displayed a high
standard of leadership and operational
knowledge under most difficult conditions.
Although he was without a Platoon Sergeant,
he capably performed his duties and the
platoon performed well under his command.
Sergeant Armitage by his excellent example
to his men, particularly when under fire,
and his devotion to duty, contributed
greatly to the efficiency of his platoon and
was an inspiration to the younger soldiers.