PILOT OFFICER Ronald Tardent DFC

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Photo: Ron Tardent and his crew who flew 7 raids in 460 Squadron’s K2 “Killer”. Left to right: Tom Dally, rear gunner, Geoff Tallents, B/Aimer, Norm Healy, mid upper gunner, Roy Brough, W/OP A/G, Frank Williams, navigator, Ron Tardent, pilot, Len Child, engineer.

SLC Old Boy: 1939

Service Number: 425774

Date of Birth: 25 March 1922

Date of Enlistment: 26 April 1942

Rank: Pilot Officer

Unit: No. 460 Squadron

Service: Royal Australian Air Force

Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Award: Distinguished Flying Cross

Award Citation: Fine fighting spirit & particular attack against Sannevi.

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 23 November 1944

Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: Page 2609, position 49

Date of London Gazette: 14 November 1944

Location in London Gazette: Page 5209, position 4

 

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Photo: The Distinguished Flying Cross

 

Biography of PILOT OFFICER Ronald Tardent DFC

P/O Ronald Tardent was a Pilot and flew 31 missions with 460 Squadron. He commanded and flew a Lancaster bomber identified as K2 “Killer”.

460 Squadron was a heavy bomber squadron formed during World War II on 15 November 1941 and disbanded on 10 October 1945 after seeing extensive combat over Europe. The squadron was a multinational unit, but most personnel were Australian.

 

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Photo: P/O Ronald Tardent DFC’s Lancaster bomber K2 “Killer”.

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