Passing of Wng Cmdr Lloyd Wiggins DSO DFC
Wednesday 13 January, 2016
Wing Commander Lloyd Wiggins DSD DFC (Retd) at Battle of Britain Honour Board Ceremony.
Over the Christmas period we were notified of the passing of Wng Cmdr Lloyd Wiggins DSO DFC on the 27th of December 2015. Lloyd Wiggins was a fighter pilot in World War II and flew in many operations in the Middle East and Europe. Lloyd Wiggins also served the South Australian veteran community with an amazing 64 years of service at the Legacy Club of Adelaide. Lloyd Wiggins went on to be an esteemed member while serving at the Legacy Club of Adelaide and Broken Hill including a term as State President. Mark Bouchier President of the Legacy Club of Adelaide and Broken Hill made the below statement on behalf of the Legacy Club of Adelaide and Broken Hill
“The Board and members of the Legacy Club of Adelaide were saddened to learn of the passing of our highly esteemed Past President, Lloyd Wiggins.
On the 16th of August 1951, Lloyd was inducted into Legacy and so began an over 60 year term of exemplary service to the widows and dependents of deceased ex-service personnel.
Lloyd’s distinguished service in the RAAF during World War 2, equipped him with a great affinity for those for whom he cared and this fostered many long term friendships.
Much respected for his commitment to the ideals of Legacy, Lloyd built strong relationships with his peers, based on loyalty, honesty and honour.
As well as serving as President in 1964, he was an effective and enthusiastic member of a myriad of committees during his long membership of the Club.
Lloyd was a fine exemplar to younger Legatees and a great ambassador for the Legacy movement, he will be much missed.
President, The Legacy Club of Adelaide.”
Wng Cmdr Lloyd Wiggins DSO DFC family and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service which will be conducted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 2.00 p. m. in Christ Church, Anglican Church, Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide. The family have asked that in lieu of flowers that people make a donation to Legacy Club of Adelaide Inc, Reply Paid 1367, Adelaide, SA, 5001
Veterans, invited guests and Defence Force Personnel at the Battle of Britain Honours Board display held in the RAAF Base Edinburgh Officers’ Mess.
From Left; Bill Denny, AM, Laurie Lewis, AM, Jack Gregg, Flight Lieutenant (Ret’d) Jim Bowen, Wing Commander (Ret’d) Lloyd Wiggins, DSD, DFC, Sir Eric Neal, AC, CVD, Flying Officer (Ret’d) Colin Watt, OAM, DFM, Squadron Leader (Ret’d) Bob Cowper, DFC and Bar, OAM, Legion of Honour (FR), Senior Australian Defence Force Officer, Air Commodore Noel Derwort, CSC, ADC, Squadron Leader (Ret’d) David Leicester, DFC and Bar, OAM, Flight Lieutenant Nathan Bunt and Flight Lieutenant Kyle Brokenshire. *** Local Caption *** Senior Australian Defence Force Officer, Air Commodore Noel Derwort, CSC, ADC, hosted a luncheon at the RAAF Base Edinburgh Officers’ Mess for invited guests to mark the return and display of the Battle of Britain Honour Board. Invited guests included World War Two veterans, Veterans Advisory Council members and Australian Defence Organisation personnel.