Wing Commander John Richard Ratten

Service number 405111
Ranks Held Squadron Leader, Wing Commander
Birth Date 13 November 1912
Death Date 27 February 1945
Death Place United Kingdom
Final Rank Wing Commander
Service Royal Australian Air Force
Units
Place United Kingdom
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1943-06-15
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1943-06-24

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    Attached Royal Air Force 11 Personnel Disposal and Reception Centre
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Wing Commander
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    No. 453 Squadron
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Squadron Leader
    London Gazette
    15 June 1943 on page 2729 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    24 June 1943 on page 1303 at position 46

Timeline

Date of birth 13 November 1912
Other units 1941 No 2 Service FLying Training School.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 29 March 1941 Aircraftman at No 7 Elementary Flying Training School.
Date promoted 23 September 1941 PIlot officer.
Other units 28 February 1942 No 72 Squadron.
Date promoted 23 March 1942 Flying officer.
Date promoted 04 August 1942 Acting flight lieutenant.
Other units 04 August 1942 No 453 Squadron.
Date promoted 01 November 1942 Acting squadron leader.
Other units 01 November 1942 Commanding Officer No 453 Squadron.
Date promoted 11 May 1943 Acting wing commander.
Other units 11 May 1943 Commanding Officer RAF Station, Hornchurch.
Other units 31 July 1943 Commanding Officer RAF Station Peterhead.
Date promoted 23 September 1943 Flight lieutenant.
Other units 1944 No 11 Personnel Dispatch & Reception Centre.
Date of death 27 February 1945