Gordon Fletcher

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Knightsbridge branch

Died: 24 August 1941


Gordon Creighton Martin Fletcher was born on 13 September 1917, the son of Howard Martin Fletcher and his wife Dorothy Kathleen. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank at its London Knightsbridge branch in June 1938. 


In October 1939 Fletcher left the bank to go on war service, joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He became a pilot; according to his Squadron Leader, he was 'easily the best pilot in the flight'.


Pilot Officer Fletcher was killed when his Blenheim crashed on 24 August 1941, killing Fletcher and his two crewmates. He was 23 years old. His Wing Commander later wrote, 'All the greatest admiration and respect for 'Gordon'. The RAF and the country is the loser of a fine officer and gentleman.'


Gordon Fletcher is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest London Knightsbridge branch.

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