Patrick was born on December 21, 1921, Middlesborough, Yorkshire, England.
He enlisted in the RCAF at Montreal on July, 1942.
Pat trained at #5 Manning Depot, Lachine then guard duty at Rockcliffe and St. Hubert and while at St. Hubert did some traffic control with Harvards. #9 B&G Mont Joli, Dorval. He received his AG wing July 1943.
He was posted overseas and did his OTU at Edge Hill, #12 Chipping Warden, Newmarket (Wellingtons) and did his HCU at Stadishall (Stirlings).
He was posted to 214 Squadron (RAF) Chedborough - 2 trips then he had and injury. Posted to 138 Squadron (RAF) Tempsford (Special Operations).
His crew consisted of S/L C.Passey DFC; F/O G Ward, DFM; F/O G. Madgett; F/Sgt. J. Grout; P/O R. Mantle;
F/Sgt. K. Rabson, DFM; Sgt. Bruce(only POW) J.P. Healey (Dispatcher) 2 Belgian Enemy Agents.
Patrick was demobbed at Lachine, Quebec.
He joined Goodyear Canada and worked there for 33 years.
Married in Middlesborough, Yorkshire to Helen Doreen Gavaghon and they have a son Patrick and a daughter Terri. Feburuary 1, 2002.
Wedding to Helen - Oct. 1944