Flight Sergeant Lloyd Sidney Dyer (415185) served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force during the Second World War. Born on 12th May 1915, he was the son of Henry Dyer and Mary Dyer (née Stewart) of Wellington, New Zealand.
Lloyd died on 5th March 1943 in an incident close to R.A.F. Long Kesh, Co. Down.
Pilot Flight Sergeant Dyer took off from the airfield in a Hampden TB I (P1352) at approximately 2258hrs. He was based at R.A.F. Long Kesh as part of R.A.F. No. 5 Coastal Operational Training Unit undertaking night-time flight training. Only moments after take-off, the Hampden struck high ground around 3.25 miles to the west of the airfield. Dyer had already completed 359 flying hours. A total of 39 of those hours were onboard the Hampden TB I.
Lloyd Sidney Dyer’s grave is in Glenalina Section AS, Grave 10, Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast.