Charles Paton 2002

Charles Paton (19??-2002)

Former pupil Charles(Chic)Paton has died after a short illness. He left the Morgan shortly before the start of World War 2, but was soon enlisted into the R.A.F. like so many of his peers of that time.

After flight training in Canada he joined Bomber Command as a bomb aimer in Lancasters and completed a full tour of operations. He was awarded a D.F.C. for his services. He survived a war in which two thirds of the 101 Morgan boys killed were in the R.A.F.or Fleet Air Arm. After the War he joined his father’s ironmonger’s business in Hilltown.

Subsequently he was a teacher in Dumfriesshire and, latterly, worked with the Dept. of Employment. We send our condolences to his wife Katherine (Kathie), also a Morgan pupil and a member of the popular Cradock family who lived in Loraine Road.