He joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in 1937. Called after the declaration of war, he joined No. 615 (County of Surrey) Squadron on 6 September 1939. His passage was short-lived as he was transferred to 152 Squadron on 1 October 1939. He is, however, still quickly seconded to the Defense Flight in Sumburgh, renamed Fighter Flight Sumburgh then No.247 Squadron. He left the Royal Air Force in 1945 with the rank of Squadron Leader and died in 1970 .
 Battle of Britain London Monument – Richard Arthur Winter : http://www.bbm.org.uk/WinterRA.htm [Consulté le 8 avril 2016] ; London Gazette (The), 23 may 1939 : https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34628/page/3481[Consulté le 8 avril 2016] ; London Gazette (The), 28 august 1945 : https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37240/supplement/4334 [Consulté le 8 avril 2016].