Ronald Tong

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Lower Sloane Street branch

Died: 10 January 1945


Ronald Frederick Leonard Tong was born on 24 October 1917, the son of Percy Charles and Doris Eva Tong. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank in September 1935, and from March 1938 was based at the bank's London Lower Sloane Street branch. He was also a member of the bank's staff sports club.


In August 1940 Tong left the bank to go on war service, joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He became the pilot of a Wellington bomber, and was awarded a DFC for his operations over enemy territory. He later transferred to a Mosquito Pathfinder squadron, where he was promoted to Squadron Leader. In all, he completed about 65 operational trips.


Squadron Leader Tong died on 10 January 1945 when his plane crashed at his home airfield, after returning from a mission to Hanover. He was 27 years old and left a widow, Kathleen, and a young son.

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