Fighter All Weather (FAW) of the Fleet Air Arm.

PVs memorial at St Abbs Head on the Scottish Borders.

Lt. (P) P.V. Lloyd RN       Sqn. Ldr. P.V. Lloyd RAF          

               

Lt (P) Paul Victor Lloyd RN was always affectionately known and referred to as "PV".

PV is a Sea Vixen Honorary Lost Airman.

He originated from Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England. 

After Officer Training at BRNC Dartmouth in 1965, he was a graduate of Number 1 FTS at Linton on Ouse in Yorkshire as a member of RN 131 FW course having flown the Jet Provost Mk 3 and Mk 4. He was awarded his FAA Pilots wings by Captain Baldwin RN at the passing out parade.

After 759 Sqn and 738 Sqn Navy Advanced Flying Training flying Hunter T8 and GA X11 varients at RNAS Brawdy in Pembrokeshire, Wales, he was selected as a fighter pilot and joined 766 Sqn Sea Vixen OTU at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset, England.

He served in 899 Sqn Sea Vixens on HMS Eagle for his front line tours.

He left the RN when faced with Defence Cuts and joined the RAF attaining the rank of Squadron Leader.

He was lost 13 April 1989 at St Abbs Head flying an RAF Jaguar of 54 Sqn leaving behind Anthea and two young children James and Emma.  

PV lies with his fellow colleagues in the Fleet Air Arm Cemetery of St Bartholomew's at RNAS Yeovilton.

Emma later married at St Bartholomew's.

A proficient bugler who could play Reveille, Hands to Flying Stations and The Last Post.

After leaving the Royal Navy in 1973 he qualified as a flying instructor at the RAF Central Flying School at RAF Little Rissington. He then became a flying instructor on the Gnat at RAF Valley. He flew the Gnat until early 1977, when the Hawk then came in to service.

In May 1978 he won the Brabyn Trophy and became the RAF’s solo display pilot for the Hawk.

"I clearly remember going to various airshows, including Yeovilton, to see him display" his son James 14th May 2013.

At this time he also became the first RAF pilot to get 500 hrs on the Hawk.

 "After RAF Valley we moved to RAF Laarbruck (1979) where Dad joined II AC Sqn to fly the Jaguar. This was a reconnaissance Sqn. We still have some rather interesting pictures at home, of tanks on the plains of Germany, taken from the Jaguar. Following Laarbruck he did his exchange with the Dutch Airforce (1982), flying from Volkel. He did a very short stint on the F104 before being lucky enough to fly the F-16 for 3 years, flying with 306 and 311 Sqn . Dad loved this aircraft and I think it was by far his favourite".his son James 14th May 2013. 

Volkel Air Base is a military airbase used by the Royal Netherlands Air Force - Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtmacht, and is located near the town of Uden, Noord-Brabant, in the Netherlands

"Towards the end of 1985 he joined 54 Sqn at RAF Coltishall and was back on Jaguars. It was from here that he flew his final sortie on 13th April 1989. His final entry in his log book is on April 5th 1989, for 1.15 hr flight, which contributes to a total of 5569hrs 10mins flying time"..his son James 14th May 2013. 

He was awarded the Queen’s Commendation in 1979 for Services to the Air. This was for helping to bring the Hawk in to service.

 

PV in an F16. Archive of his son James April 2013

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