Military Honours WO2 Bates
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Australian infantryman's combat  badge
Mentioned in despatches (MID)

  Sgt Bates
Warrant Officer Class Two John Henry Bates MID.

Citation accompanying the award of mentioned in Dispatches to
WO2 Bates.


Warrant Officer Bates has served on operations with 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment in Vietnam as a rifle Company Sergeant Major for eight months.
The standard set by Warrant Officer Bates at all times on operations inspired all ranks and contributed to the high morale and efficiency of his company. He has shown coolness and courage when in contact with the enemy.

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