Ron was a regular contributor to the Solar Section for many years. Even when his health was failing, Ron managed to take a small telescope outside into a nearby park to record his daily sunspot counts. His lack of mobility in his final months prevented him doing this, much to his annoyance! We corresponded regularly especially when he was not to so mobile.
Ron was awarded the BAA Lydia Brown Award in 1995 and the Walter Goodacre Award in 2012.
He will be very much missed.