William Roberts Flett FRSE FGS (1900-1979) was a Scottish geologist and author. He served in both world wars.
On leaving school in 1916 he joined the Gordon Highlanders but was not sent into action (being only 16) and was involved in military education programmes. At the end of the war he went to Glasgow University to study Geology and graduated BSc in 1924, immediately moving onto the staff at the university as a Lecturer in Geology. In 1947 he moved to the Royal Technical College as a Senior Lecturer.
He died on 22 August 1979 aged 79.
He was married to Janet Davies and had two children: Ingrid Davies Flett and Reginald James Flett.
- Yearbook of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1980
- London Gazette 2 June 1942
- Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0-902-198-84-X.
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