Clifton College is honoured to be part of the celebrations to mark the 100th birthday today (May 1st) of Old Cliftonian (OC) Charles Courtenay Lloyd.
The College is flying the OC flag from the Wilson Tower in Mr Lloyd’s honour and will be joining Bradford Grammar School (where he taught for many years), his university alma mater Selwyn College Cambridge, and the King of Norway in sending birthday wishes.
Mr Lloyd served in the Royal Navy in the Second World War and contributed to the liberation of Norway, for which he was awarded the Liberty Medal by King Haakon VII.
He then spent a year and a half with the British Admiralty helping Norway back onto its feet and a further two years as an intelligence officer with the Control Commission in Germany.
After the war, Mr Lloyd returned to his interest in, and skill for, languages. He studied German and Scandinavian languages at Cambridge and went on to teach, among other things, Russian at Cranwell RAF College and Modern Languages at Bradford Grammar School where he was a much-loved teacher.
He is now enjoying his well-deserved retirement and lives in Madrid with his daughter Masha and her family.
Head of College Dr Tim Greene said: “Mr Lloyd has experienced a great deal in his long life, including serving in the Royal Navy in the Second World War, and we are proud to be able to count him among our alumni.
We wish him many happy returns for his birthday and hope he has a very enjoyable celebration with his family."