Peter Lloyd, who was born in North Wales, served as a Wireless Operator with No.195 Squadron at RAF Wratting Common during 1944 and 1945. He flew 25 missions over Germany and was with the first crew that dropped food to the starving Dutch, who were still controlled by the German military forces.
Ruth Lloyd, who was born in Broughty Ferry near Dundee, joined the ATS and eventually ended up in RAF Wratting as a Radar Plotter for the anti-aircraft guns, as well as Bombing Trials, at the end of World War II.
Peter and Ruth met at RAF Wratting Common and were married in 1946. After being demobbed from the armed services they lived in Hull and London until retirement, upon which they moved to Peter’s home town of Ruabon, near Wrexham.
They both had fond memories of the Wratting area and returned many times over the years. During these return visits they made many friends among the locals, and regarded the area as their second home. They were both involved with the reunions and twice-yearly services which are held at the airfield memorial.
Unfortunately Ruth passed away in 2001 followed by Peter in 2008. Because of their love of the area, their surviving children have decided to set up an Educational Trust in their name, with the aim of helping deserving young people to start University life.
Awards to date have benefited students from Weston Colville and West Wratting.
For details on eligibility criteria and application, click here.