Gerry McPherson advised that our Honorary Member R.A.(Ron) Pitt passed away on 6/10/2019 at the age of 96 years.
From the WW11 Nominal Roll I noted that Ron enlisted in the AIF in January 1942 and was discharged in September 1942 as a gunner in 6 Field Regiment. In October 1942 he enlisted in the RAAF and at discharge in January 1946 was Flying Officer in 186 Squadron.
Gerry McPherson said that he knew Ron when his Squadron 514 and 186 Squadron were flying operations for Bomber Command over Europe. They met up again in 1960 when Gerry was working in GM’s Office in 394 Collins Street and Ron reported for his first managerial role for ANZ.
Four years ago Ron was awarded the French Legion of Honour Medal for his service to the French people in wartime.