Ronald Gibbs

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Mincing Lane branch

Died: 2 February 1945


Ronald Alexander Gibbs was born on 3 October 1921, the son of Arthur Charles and Ada Florence Gibbs. He joined Westminster Bank in October 1938 at its London Victoria branch and moved to Mincing Lane branch nine months later.


In 1940 Gibbs left the bank to join the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He qualified as a pilot and then became a Sergeant Instructor. In April 1943 he was promoted to Pilot Officer, at the same time receiving a Commendation for Valuable Services. 


Pilot Officer Gibbs was killed on 2 February 1945, when his aircraft was hit by flak on the way back from a bombing raid in Germany and crashed in the Netherlands. He was 23 years old. 


Ronald Gibbs is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest London Fenchurch Street branch.

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