RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Ratcliff, Leonard Fitch (Len)

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Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Ratcliff

  • FORENAME
Leonard Fitch (Len)

  • UNIT
161 Squadron (RAFVR)

  • RANK
Squadron Leader + Wing Commander

  • NUMBER
87022

  • AWARD
Distinguished Service Order,bar to Distinguished Flying Cross,Croix de Guerre (Fr)

  • PLACE
1943 (bar DFC) 1944 (DSO)

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 27.7.1919 Maldon,Essex
educated Felsted School,Dunmow,Essex
RAFVR June 1939
pilot
49 Squadron 16.7.1941 (Flying Officer - FLt) (DFC 1942)
24 OTU (bombing instructor) (A.F.C.)
161 Squadron 24.6.1943 (SLdr)
Air Ministry (Directorate of Intelligence)
161 Squadron (WCdr)
left RAF December 1945
businessman postwar (agricultural industry)
High Sheriff of Essex 1988
married Betty Stewart 26.9.1939 (died 1987) (4 children Rupert,Clive,Robin and Tess)
married Dorothy Radford 1989
died 1.4.2016 Essex
 
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