© 2009 454 & 459 RAAF Squadrons

459 RAAF Squadron

Ron Spreadborough

Service No. 123576

Date of Birth: 24 December 1924

Date of Enlistment: 05 February 1943

Date of Discharge: 03 May 1948

Rank: Leading Aircraftman

Died: 11 Sep 2015


The following information has been supplied

by our Hon. Secretary - further to a discussion with Ron Spreadborough.


"It is with regret that I cannot travel long distances to the Sydney Re-Union due to ill health.

Please Note, I feel it was a great honour and privilege to serve on 459 and 450 Squadrons in The Middle East, and later to have flown to Peterborough, England from Italy in a Lancaster Bomber, and later to return to Australia in Durban Castle.

The initial training to become a Flight Mechanic and then Fitter 11E on Avro Ansens, Boomerangs, Baltimores and Kittyhawks, then Mustangs and later a Crew Chief on 86 Wings Transport Squadrons, C47, DC3 aircraft and extensive experience of traveling to Middle East, Italy, UK and  New Guinea, Colombo and islands north of Australia helped me a great deal throughout my working life. 

"Snow Spready"

Ron Spreadborough"

Ron Spreadborough's Artwork

Top photo : A side view PN simulated wood grain (all different metals) on top of stump.

Bottom photo :  A quarter front view. Ron does these now as a hobby