Major honour is pride of Merseyside

Major Patterson with Dame Muirhead (left), and proud wife Norah and daughters Charlotte and Elizabeth.
Major Patterson with Dame Muirhead (left), and proud wife Norah and daughters Charlotte and Elizabeth.

A ST Helens dad-of-two who has dedicated his life to military service has been presented with a prestigious award honouring his work in the Territorial Army.

Major Bob Patterson, 53, joined the reserve force after leaving the regular army and quickly rose through the ranks. Currently commanding the 33 Signal Squadron in Huyton, he was presented with the Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate at the Reserve Forces and Cadets annual awards.

The award was presented by the Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside Colonel Dame Lorna Muirhead.