Lloyd Sidney Dyer

Flight Sergeant Lloyd Sidney Dyer served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. He was fatally injured in an air crash near to RAF Long Kesh, Co. Down in 1943.

Flight Sergeant

Lloyd Sidney Dyer

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Flight Sergeant Lloyd Sidney Dyer served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. He was fatally injured in an air crash near to RAF Long Kesh, Co. Down in 1943.

Flight Sergeant Lloyd Sidney Dyer served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Lloyd was the son of Henry Dyer and Mary Dyer (née Stewart) of Wellington, New Zealand. His siblings were William Henry Dyer and Betty May Dyer (Divehall). He was born on 12th May 1915.

Cockpit of a Handley Page Hampden

Imperial War Museum Photo: CH 1207 (Part of the Air Ministry Second World War Official Collection). The instrument panel and flying controls of a Handley Page Hampden similar to that flown by Lloyd Sidney Dyer of RNZAF.

Incident at RAF Long Kesh

Flight Sergeant Dyer died on 5th March 1943 in an incident near RAF Long Kesh in Co. Down. As the pilot, Flight Sergeant Lloyd took off from the airfield in a Hampden TB I (P1352) at approximately 2258hrs. He was stationed at Long Kesh as part of 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. 39 of those hours were onboard the Hampden TB I.

Sergeant Dyer’s grave is in Glenalina Section AS, Grave 10, Belfast City Cemetery, Co. Antrim.

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