161 (Indep) Recce
Flt 23 Apr 70
- 01 May 71
Captain Robert Malcolm Millar
graduated from the Royal Military College on 9 December 1964. After graduation
from the South Australian Institute of Technology, he later attended and was
successful in completing an Applied Mechanical Engineering Course at the
Royal Air Force College, Cranwell. Captain Millar arrived in South Vietnam on 23
April 1970 as the Flight Electrical and Mechanical Engineer with 161st
(Independent) Reconnaissance Flight.
tour Captain Millar displayed outstanding qualities of military professionalism.
By his enduring example and personal guidance, he developed the Flight workshop
into a highly efficient organisation which continuously maintained aircraft of
three types at a standard which would be difficult to surpass.
showed an active interest in various other aspects of unit operations and
administration and in this regard maintained a determined willingness to provide
By his personal devotion to duty
Captain Millar set an outstanding example which was an inspiration to all ranks.
A great deal of the operational success enjoyed by the Flight whilst in South
Vietnam can be attributed directly to his personal effort and his results
reflect great credit upon himself, his Corps and the Australian Army.
* Text of citation copied from
original recommendation for " Honours & Awards" dated 08 February