One of our very senior bowlers Ken Andrews will be reaching his 100th birthday on Friday 22nd November 2019.
Ken’s bowling history started at approximately at the age 92 / 93 at Gladesville Sporties and over the last 5 years has bowled at Putney Tennyson Bowling Club. Ken played in their Pennants top grade 4’s as a lead in 2017 and still enjoys playing twice a week. Showing your never too old or too young to take up bowls.
He is surpassed by his wife who passed away about 2 years ago at 100. Ken broke horses in with his wife as another life achievement.
Ken still drives his car to bowls and shopping retaining his car licence last year for another 3 years.
He was an avid surfer and windsurfer. Goes snorkeling. He was still into the sports back in 2000 (at 70? years old).
Ken has a very interesting history as a Squadron Leader in WW2. He was ex RAAF on Mustangs and Vampires in the Middle East
He flew in Europe during WWII. He was shot down by the Japanese later on in the Pacific.
Ken was a pilot in New Guinea during World War II and later served with one of two flying units with 78 Fighter Wing RAAF in Malta. He became one of the RAAF’s most experienced instructors at Point Cook, Victoria, and has remained an active pilot.
Described on aviation blogs as “Albert Einstein in a Spitfire, the octogenarian flying ace, who served in WWII as a fighter pilot and in Korea as a squadron commander.
As you can read above a man of great achievements and a thorough gentlemen and Bowls NSW wishes him a wonderful birthday.
Putney Tennyson Bowling Club are planning a lunch time celebration to mark this wonderful achievement for Ken on Friday 29th November at Putney Tennyson Bowling Club starts at 11.am, tickets $25 each. Contact Putney Tennyson Bowling Club for more information by clicking here.