FAIRWEATHER – Gilbert Walter (Dick)

128618 – Flying Officer – 83 Sqn – DFC – KIA at age 22 on 22 June 1944 (see details on website 207 sqn)

Buried at Rheinberg War Cemetery, Coll. grave 7. B. 8-13.

Son of Maj. Donald Norman Albert Fairweather, M.B.E., and Ethel Louise Fairweather, of Belize (former British Honduras).

[Source: CG, CWGC]

128618 – F/O Fairweather G.W. (DFC) Missing – G.D. Branch (Obs) – attested 16.941 – commissioned 1.9.42

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876 – Nominal Roll of Coloured Candidates, October 1944]


Gilbert Fairweather+





Flying Officer Gilbert Walter (Dick) Fairweather DFC Navigator Pathfinder and Flight Sergeant Roy Farr – Roy Farr also was killed in action.
[Photo courtesy Nadia Catouse]






















[Source: Unknown pulication, courtesy Nadia Cattouse via Audrey Dewjee]


4 additions to “FAIRWEATHER – Gilbert Walter (Dick)”

  1. Jerome Lee adds:

    FAIRWEATHER, GILBERT WALTER Initials: G W Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Flying Officer (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 83 Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 22/06/1944 Service No: 128618 Awards: D F C Additional information: Son of Maj. Donald Norman Albert Fairweather, M.B.E., and Ethel Louise Fairweather, of Belize, British Honduras. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 7. B. 8-13. Cemetery: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY. source: cwgc. Additional info courtesy CXX, ww2chat.com:- 21-22 Jun 44 83 Sqn Lancaster III JB180 OL-T Op. Wesseling. Took off 2321hrs Coningsby. Picked up by a night-fighter which came upon the Lancaster over the target area

  2. michel beckers adds:


    I,m doing research after this airplane and his crewmembers.
    Please contact me at michel.beckers@home.nl

    Thanks in advance,

    Regards, Michel Beckers

  3. Compton Fairweather adds:

    Dear Michael’
    I am Dick Fairweather’s first cousin,he would be a few years older than me.I used to hang out with him before he went to the UK.
    A veteran of the USAF Strategic Air Command.

  4. Clive Smith adds:

    Hi Compton

    I’m interested in your cousin Gilbert as I’m writing a book about 106 Squadron at RAF Syerston.

    Any further information about him would be great?


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