Commemorating Lieutenant Peter Roberts RN VC DSC OKS

On Saturday 12th May 2018, a Blue Plaque was dedicated to Lieutenant Peter Roberts in recognition of his bravery during WWII. 

The service of dedication for Peter Roberts took place in the Memorial Court, where the Blue Plaque now proudly sits, and was attended by Lord Boyce, Admiral & Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, Rear Admiral Niall Kilgour, President of the Submariners Association, Rear Admiral John Weale, members of the Roberts’ family, including Peter’s son Guye Roberts (SH 1958-1963), members of the Submariners Association, Peter Roberts, Headmaster of King’s and the King’s CCF.

The Victoria Cross was awarded to both Roberts and Petty Officer Gould in recognition of their bravery during the Second World War. On 16th February 1942, with total disregard for their own safety, they successfully removed two unexploded bombs from beneath the casing of HM Submarine Thrasher whilst the submarine was on the surface, inside enemy waters.

Peter Scawen Watkinson Roberts was born at Chesham Bois in Buckinghamshire in 1917, and was educated at King's from 1931 to 1935. He was a Junior Scholar and was in Langley House (no longer in existence). He died in 1979. 

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OKS Lieutenant Peter Roberts had a Blue Plaque dedicated to him for his service in the submariners during WWII.

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