- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Flying Officer
- Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 408 Squadron (Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 408 Squadron)
- Awarded on:
- September 21st, 1945
"Flying Officer Armitage has completed a tour of operations against the enemy on four-engined bombers. He has operated deep into the heart of Germany on many occasions and has been over such heavily defended targets as Chemnitz, Hanover, Essen.
At all times he has pressed home his attacks and procured many fine photographs of the various targets. He has been a source of inspiration to his crew members by his capability and guidance and has fostered a good squadron spirit.
Flying Officer Armitage's courage and cheerfulness throughout his tour has been outstanding."