Ernest Behrent was the son of Henry Ernest and Elizabeth Behrent.
Parents separated when he was about 4 or 5 years old, and after a short period living with his grandmother, was brought up by his aunt and uncle Mr & Mrs T. Wing at their Ngahinapouri farm.
Educated at Hamilton Technical High School.
Awarded his Flying Badge in June 1942
Sergeant : September 1942
Flight Sergeant : 1 June 1943
Barrass, M.B. (2001- 2008). Web site: Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. "Squadrons numbered in the 400 series were technically units of the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF, but their members were placed under the operational control of the RAF and are usually considered to be part of the RAF's organisational structure". URL: http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn485-490.htm AWMM