- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Temporary Lieutenant
- Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Received his award for dismantling an unexploded bomb in Orpington, Kent in Great Britain at 9 October 1940.
Date of Gazette 27 December 1940.
Later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander.
Commanded a coaster at the evacuation at Dunkirk.
Robert Armitage's medal group is on display in the Victoria Cross & George Cross Gallery in the Imperial War Museum in London, Great Britain.