October 16, 2012
William C. (Bill) Dyer, of Issaquah, died Oct. 5, 2012, in Issaquah. He was 91 years old.
Mr. Dyer was born April 1, 1921, in Wandsworth, London, England, son of Walter and Jane Dyer. He was raised in Wandsworth and graduated from Sir Walter St. John’s Grammar School for Boys in Battersea, London.
He joined the Territorial Army and joined the Royal Fusiliers at the outbreak of World War II, and soon after transferred to the Royal Engineers, where he installed the first radar beacons around the U.K. for the RAF fighters and bombers. He met his wife Doreen (Vicky) while in the army and they married in Willand, Devon, in 1945.
After the war, he joined British South American Airways, which eventually became British Airways. In 1958, British Airways sent him to Douglas in California, and later to Seattle, where he was the British Airways senior representative at Boeing until he retired after a 40-year career with British Airways.