Douglas Dennison Weightman 1912-1948
After a period of charter flying he joined the A.R.B. in July,1947 and became chief test pilot, associated with all test flying of prototypes and particularly with tropical testing. With 3,500 hours' experience of flying about 80 different types Mr. Weightman had been loaned to Bristol's, whose staff was depleted by holidays and sickness, by permission of the M.o.S.
He was killed on 14th October 1948 when a Bristol Brigand in which he was flight testing crashed.