Bank: Westminster Bank
Place of work: Dover branch
Died: 22 June 1944
Raymond William Brett was born on 22 November 1923, the son of William James and Lillian Louisa Brett. He was educated at Barton Road School and Dover County School and joined the temporary wartime staff of Westminster Bank at its Dover branch in April 1941, when he was 17 years old.
In May 1943 Brett left the bank to go on war service, joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and training as an air gunner. On the night of 21 June 1944 he was part of the crew of a Lancaster bomber that took off from RAF Dunholme Lodge, Lincolnshire, on a bombing mission to Germany. During the mission their plane was hit by enemy fire, and during the return journey in the early hours of 22 June 1944 crashed in Belgium, killing all on board. Sergeant Brett was 20 years old.
Raymond Brett is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Dover branch.
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