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RCMP 11144 Wilfrid George Lloyd - front and centre as Sergeant training with the other Members of No 1 Provost Coy at
Aldershot. Lloyd joined the RCMP in 1931. He was Sgt Major at Depot from 1949-51.
On the outbreak of WWII he volunteered to join the newly formed No. 1 Provost Coy (RCMP).
He deployed to Brest in France in July 1940 with the 1 Cdn Inf Div but returned after 3 days. He then attended OCTU and
from January 1941 to April 1942 was OC 1 Provost Company as a Capt. In April 1942 he became OC of 3 Cdn Inf Div Pro
Coy and was subsequently DAPM 3 Cdn Inf Div as a Major deploying on D Day with the Division. He ended WW2 as APM 2
Cdn Corps, was awarded the MBE on 10 July 1945, and became CO of the Cdn Pro Corps Depot, Aldershot as a Lt Col before
returning to Canada and the RCMP as a Corporal.
He subsequently served in Fredericton and Depot, was Sgt Maj HQ Ottawa in 1948 and then Sgt Maj at Depot from 1949 -
He was struck of strength of the RCMP in January 1952.
1941 Aldershot, UK.
No 1 Provost Coy (RCMP) Capt. Wilfrid Lloyd (left with map case under
arm) confers with former RNWMP 5529, Major General George Pearkes,
VC, at what appears to be a training exercise - the General's gas mask
is at the "alert" position.
LLOYD, Wilfrid George, Major
Member, Order of the British Empire
Canadian Provost Corps
awarded as per Canada Gazette and CARO/5826,
both dated 30 June 1945.
By reason of initiative, leadership and organizing ability of Major
Lloyd, Assistant Provost Marshal, Provost resources with 3
Canadian Infantry Division have at all time met the exceptionally
heavy demands placed upon them. This has been most evident
during periods of active operations when traffic control on
operational routes and the handling of prisoners of war have
stretched Provost resources to their limit. On every occasion
involving a move of this formation Major Lloyd has personally gone
to the forward areas to ensure that traffic moved in accordance with
the plan. May times under enemy shell fire, the presence of this
officer, his coolness, fine soldierly example and ability to overcome
obstacles, no matter how dangerous the situation, have been the
main factor in keeping the traffic moving forward unimpeded. As a
disciplinarian he has imbued all ranks with the high standard which
he himself has set. The excellent standard of discipline, deportment
and esprit de corps among Provost personnel in this formation are
the direct result of the insistence at all times by Major Lloyd that all
ranks not only do their job well but also under any and all
conditions. As a soldier and leader of men he has by his ceaseless
efforts achieved an unrivalled reputation.
Buckingham Palace, 1946
Captain Wilfrid Lloyd, MBE
Assistant Provost Marshall
No 1 Provost Coy (RCMP)