BDR David Steven Robertson
accompanying the award of Medal For
BDR David Robertson.
For acts of gallantry in action in
hazardous circumstances on 20 March
2011 while a joint fires observer in
Mentoring Task Force - Two on
Operation SLIPPER in Afghanistan.
Bombardier Robertson’s prolonged
acts of gallantry, selflessness and
professional mastery under heavy
enemy fire enabled him, from an
exposed observation post, to direct
the efforts of mortar-fire in the
suppression of a number of well
concealed enemy positions.
His bravery in extremely hazardous
conditions guaranteed the safety of
his own team and prevented
casualties among advancing
Australian and Afghan forces.