DOB: 26 October 1948
From: Lower Plenty/Foster
Number: 5 (1967-1969, 1977)
Aitken debuted in the opening week of 1967, but persistent ankle injuries restricted him to just four more games that year - none consecutively. He was injured three times, but ended the year with a career high five goals in the last round. He then missed the entire 1968 season after undergoing major surgery on his ankle after suffering an injury in a pre-season game.
After stringing a number of games together early in 1969 Aitken suffered further ankle soreness and missed the rest of the season. He played in 1970 practice games but strained a knee ligament and didn't play another game for the season.
Aitken was at the club in 1971 without playing another senior game, and in 1972 was cleared to VFA side Oakleigh. After playing at Foster for several years he returned to Melbourne in 1977 where, as a 28 year old, he added three further games for a total of 14 over 10 years.
He was also a talented cricketer, playing tour matches for Victoria Country against England and New Zealand. The brother of musician Wilbur Wilde, in 2004 Aitken stood as the Green candidate for the House of Representatives seat of McMillan and won 4.5% of the vote.