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