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Lloyd Maj RA (Robert Alastair) late KRRC  [245324]

Robert Alastair Lloyd (RAL) died on 16 January 2014 peacefully at home, aged 90.  A service of thanksgiving will be held at 2.30 pm on Saturday 29 March at Holy Trinity Church, Littlebury, CB11 4TD, followed by tea at St Mark's College, Audley End, CB11 4JD. Enquiries to: Email Tel   01724 798143

DOB: 11 Sep 1923; Died:  16 Jan 2014 Educated: Eton College, Windsor

Jan-Sep 1942

In the Ranks at Winchester/Bushfield & Chiseldon OCTU nr Swindon

26 Sep 1942

Commissioned 2Lt, KRRC

L.G. Sup 27 Oct 1942 page 4638

19 May 1943

W/Sub Lt from KRRC to Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

L.G. Sup 1 Jun 1943 page 2521

3 May 1944

W/Sub Lt from Royal Northumberland Fusiliers to KRRC

L.G Sup 2 May 1944 page 1988

11 Sep 1946

2 Lt. (War Subs. Capt.) to be Lt with seniority 11 Sept 46.

L.G. Sup 23 Sep 1947 page 4465

27 Jun 1947

Granted the actg rank of Capt, 27th June 1947

L.G. Sup 27 Apr 1948 page 2590

11 Sept 1950

Lt. (Actg. Capt.) to be Capt., with seniority 27 June 1947.

L.G. Sup 15 Sep 1950 page 4638

19 Mar 1952


L.G. Sup 30 May 1952 page 2942

15 Mar 1955

TA RESERVE OF OFFICERS Q.R.R.: Capt. (Actg. Maj.) from Active List to be Capt., 14 Mar. 1955, retaining his present seniority and is granted the hon. rank of Maj.

L.G. Sup 10 May 1955 page 2694

1 Apr 1967

Resigns commn retaining the hon. rank of Maj.

L.G. Sup 16 Jan 1968 page 44502

In Sept 1942 he joined 7 KRRC in Yeaden Nr Leeds. With 2 KRRCon ops in Holland and Germany, crossing the Rhine, Aller, Weser & Elbe ended War on the outskirts of Hamburg. Subsequently moved to Denmark to round up enemy stragglers.On return to the UK was based at Crowborough trained for joint USA/British for the invasion of Japan which never came off. Oct 45 Bn posted to Tripoli for garrison & peacekeeping duties with Dets in Gaza/Palestine, Trans Jordan. RAL lunched in the King David Hotel, Jerusalem the day before it was blown up utterly destroying it. In Nov 1946 returned to UK for demob. Subsequently joined the Queens Westminsters Rifles till 1955 initially as a Carrier Pl Comd, OC C Coy & Band Pres and ultimately as OC B Coy.  On demob commenced a career in shipping with Ellerman Lines starting as a Junior Clerk and rising to be a director of Ellerman & Bucknall, retiring in 1982 as Chairman of Ellerman City Liners. He was among the pioneers of international container transportation in the 1960s.  In retirement he devoted his time to charitable works.

Children: 4 daughters

 Letters of condolence if desired, to his widow: Mrs RA Lloyd (Susan), 3 Goodes Court, Royston, Herts SG8 5FF

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