Today we remember Lieutenant Colonel Robert Blair ‘Paddy’ Mayne, who died on this day in 1955.
Paddy was a British Army soldier from Newtownards, capped for Ireland and the British Lions at Rugby Union, lawyer, amateur boxer and a founding member of the Special Air Service (SAS).
While serving in North Africa he was credited with personally destroying some 100 enemy aircraft on the ground – 47 on a single occasion.
During the course of the WWII he became one of the British Army’s most highly decorated soldiers.
Lest we forget 🌺