Ron Malyon was born in Malta in 1920, and followed his father Frank into the Regular Army in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
Frank had been the senior NCO at Merchant Taylors’ School when Jim Herbert was in the cadet force before WWII, and when Ron finished his time with the Army in 1961, he joined the Company as Stores Despatch Manager at Edmonton where his training in the Forces served him extremely well.
In March 1964 the Lion News recorded that 'for the first time in many years the stock was counted and record cards completed by the end of the third week in January due to the efforts of Ron Malyon, Bert Baines and helpers'. All without the aid of computers.
He and Isobel moved from Harlow to Haverhill in 1968, where Ron involved himself with many organisations and was for many years Treasurer of the Conservative Club and supported many local groups. Isobel Malyon herself worked for the company, as did two of their sons, Derek and Keith, during the 1970s and 80s.
Ron and the Malyon family featured in a film called ‘Haverhill' made in 1969, and is shown here on the right in a screenshot from that film.
Ron retired in 1984, and died in the West Suffolk Hospital on 19th October 1992.