Born in London in 1931 (real name: John Pratt) and joined the Royal Navy in 1949. He retired as Lieutenant-commander in the engineering branch, 1963, and died in 2001.
Author of a number of books on various naval themes but is listed here in connection with his writing of a history of the FR, The Little Wonder, published by Michael Joseph in 1975 and 1986 (revised), used for reference material in this Wiki.
- 1975 edition ISBN 0-7181-1364-0
- 1986 revised hardback edition ISBN 0-7181-2712-9
- 1986 revised softcover edition ISBN 0-7181-2728-5
Current World Cat shows this detail
- Winton, John (1986) . The Little Wonder: The Story of The Festiniog Railway. London, England, W1: Festiniog Railway & Michael Joseph Ltd. ISBN 9780718109943. OCLC 1858833.CS1 maint: location (link)