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Rockleigh Edward Hoare MID

161 (Indep) Recce Flt 19 Feb 68 - 25 Feb 69
and 25 Mar 70 - 14 Mar 71

  Sergeant Rockleigh Edward Hoare enlisted in the Australian Regular Army on 8 January 1963 and was allotted to the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

Sergeant Hoare arrived for his second tour in South Vietnam on 25 March 1970 as an Airframe Fitter with 161st (Independent) Reconnaissance Flight.

Throughout his tour Sergeant Hoare has proven himself a reliable and diligent soldier. He has displayed outstanding qualities as a leader and has built up and maintained a technical standard of high calibre. In addition to his normal duties Sergeant Hoare has frequently and voluntarily flown as an observer on low level reconnaissance missions by day and by night and in this regard he has not only achieved considerable success but has been a source of continued confidence to the pilots flying such missions.

By his personal effort Sergeant Hoare has provided a display of military professionalism which has been a continuous source of inspiration to all ranks. The results of his efforts reflect great credit upon himself, his Corps and the Australian Army.

* Text of citation has been copied from the book "Vietnam Veterans Honours & Awards Army"      

 by Alexander M. Palmer.

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