Paddy was conscripted 1957-1959, then he
joined as a regular LF serving in Osnabruck, British Guiana and Hong
He served a six month tour on HMS Euralys as the Captains Bugler.
He was discharged after Hong Kong.
Paddy joined the Corps of Drums in Cyprus 1958, completely green and
had no idea how to play any instrument. He was a great lad and became
a very good friend of mine he was also very well liked by the all lads
in the platoon. After a few months he soon mastered the bugle and he
very quickly learnt the bugle calls that I taught him. To hear of Paddy's
parting is like another part of my life being torn away and I am deeply
upset. My sincere condolences to Paddys family and may they find some
comfort at this sad time for them. Rest in peace my friend, stand easy
and may God bless you. Alec Mif'.
Jeremy Paxman, he is
the son of the lady who owned the farm that Paddy went working
on after he left the army
He became a great friend to the family in fact he became a member
of the Paxman family,so much so Paddy made Mary Paxman his next
He does have a sister
who lives up here who is married to Gilbert Butterworth who reported