|Rushden Echo & Argus, 11th February 1944, transcribed by Kay Collins
Air Officer’s Promotion Formerly Employed by Rushden Firm
The promotion of Pilot Officer Ernest Eaton Laughton, R.A.F., to the rank of Flying Officer took place recently in N. Ireland.
F/O Laughton is 23 years of age and the son of Mr and Mrs H Laughton of 38, Wollaston-road, Irchester. He is married and his wife is in Ireland with him. Previously employed as a carpenter by Messrs Sanders and Sanders, of Rushden, he has been with the R.A.F. since the beginning of the war and was commissioned about nine months ago.
As a boy he attended the Irchester Council School and was connected with the Irchester Boys’ Brigade.