405111 Wing Commander John Richard Ratten, DFC

Date of birth1912-11-13  
Other units  1941  No 2 Service FLying Training School. 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1941-03-29  Aircraftman at No 7 Elementary Flying Training School. 
Date promoted  1941-09-23  PIlot officer. 
Other units  1942-02-28  No 72 Squadron. 
Date promoted  1942-03-23  Flying officer. 
Other units  1942-08-04  No 453 Squadron. 
Date promoted  1942-08-04  Acting flight lieutenant. 
Date promoted  1942-11-01  Acting squadron leader. 
Other units  1942-11-01  Commanding Officer No 453 Squadron. 
Other units  1943-05-11  Commanding Officer RAF Station, Hornchurch. 
Date promoted  1943-05-11  Acting wing commander. 
Other units  1943-07-31  Commanding Officer RAF Station Peterhead. 
Date promoted  1943-09-23  Flight lieutenant. 
Other units  1944  No 11 Personnel Dispatch & Reception Centre. 
Date of death1945-02-27