Gus was one of the original Ords to train in the States and bring back our new P3s and retired from the RNZAF in 1975.  Gus left the RNZAF in 1975 after a distinguished career both professionally and sportingly having represented the RNZAF in Rugby , Softball, Athletics and Yachting and Combined Services in Rugby and Softball. He played Presidents grade rugby and Golden Oldies well into his 50s, ran four marathons in his 50s.