Chief Warrant Officer Scott F. Patterson, CD joined The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada 1 Apr 1979, after transferring from Central Militia Special Training Unit. He completed his Basic Parachutist Course January 1982 and Airborne Indoctrination Course August 1983, making his an original member of The QOR of C Jump Platoon.
CWO Patterson was a devoted member of the Regimental Pioneers, participating in numerous commemorations and parades. Some of his more enjoyable tasks have been as an instructor and platoon warrant for leadership training at 32 Canadian Brigade Battle School. CWO Patterson was on attachment to 25 Medical Company as a Support Company Sergeant Major, thereby seeing the Militia from a completely different perspective.
Paddy served as Regimental Sergeant Major of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada from 2004 to 2008, and followed by terms as the RSM of 32 Combat Brigade Group Battle School as well as 32 Service Battalion.
CWO Patterson’s fondest memories are participating with Veteran’s during the 50th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings with the Gypsy Wagon Crew. One of his more recent highlights was participating in the Lieutenant Governor’s book drive in Northern Ontario where he controlled drop zones where books were parachuted in. Patterson was employed with the Toronto Ambulance Services, was a member of the Maple Leaf Rifle Club, and an avid collector of military memorabilia.
Scott died 10 February 2016 in Toronto.
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