5410806 ROBERT GEORGE ARMITAGE BEM
14 April 1940 – 1 October 2021
WO2 Robert ‘Bob’ Armitage died at home on the evening of 1 October, he had been stoical enduring with multiple conditions over an extended period of time.
Bob deployed to Vietnam with 11 Pl D Coy 5 RAR 2 May 1966 as Pl SGT returning to Australia with the Battalion in 1967. During this tour, he was awarded the British Empire Medal, a Commendation for Distinguished Service and was Mentioned in Despatches. Bob returned to Vietnam as CSM of A Coy on 27 January 1969, completing the tour and returning with 5 RAR in 1970. He also served in 1 RAR, 2 RAR, 4 RAR and Western Australia University Regiment, retiring in 1978 with the rank of WO1.
Funeral details will be supplied as they come to hand.
sad News I served wit Bob as the D Coy MFC and had many a good time with him during off duties times.
My condolences to his family and friends. the world has lost a great man