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WO2 Armitage
WO2 R. G. ARMITAGE
FEB 1970 - JUL 1970

Warrant Officer Armitage was born in 1941 at Guildford Western Australia.

Warrent Officer Armitage joined the Army in 1958 and after completing basic and Infantry Corps Training he was posted to 4RAR in 1959.

In 1960 Warrant Officer Armitage was posted to 2RAR in Sydney, Australia

1961 and 1962 saw him serve with with the Battalion in Malaya.

In 1963 Warrant Officer Armitage was posted to 1RAR then stationed at Gallipoli Barracks Sydney NSW.

1965 saw the formation of 5RAR and he was posted to the Battalion.

During the Battalion's first tour in the Republic of South Vietnam May 1966 - May 67, Warrant Officer Armitage served as Platoon Seargant and acting Platoon Commander.

In 1968, Warrant Officer Armitage was posted to Jungle Warefare Centre, Canungara, as CSM Demonstration Company.

in 1969 he rejoined 5RAR for its second tour in the Republic of South Vietnam, this time as CSM A Company.

February 1970 saw the Battalion return to Australia and Warrant Officer Armitage was appointed RSM of the Battalion until July 1970.

1971 he was CSM A Company 

1972 was CSM Support Company.

1973  posted to 5 Cadet Brigade as Instructor.

1975 Warrant Officer Armitage was posted the Western Australia University Regiment as RSM.

1978 Warrant Officer Armitage was discharged from the army after 20 years valuable service to the Royal Australian Regiment and Australia.

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