In January this year, I had the honour of being invited to the home of George Patterson in Broompark Road. The elderly gentleman kindly asked me to come along to show some photos of his very interesting and adventurous life!
Whilst in the Army (12th Royal Lancers) in the Far East during the 1950’s, George was part of a successful football team known as the Lancers of Ipoh. George went from Blantyre to Malaya in 1951 and immediately turned his spare time to passion of football and boxing. In 1952, he had his first full season and in 1953 played right half then centre forward for the Lancers. He also skippered the team.
With permission, George shared these remarkable photos showing just a taste of spare time during Army life, so very far from home.
George is still well know in Blantyre. He became the business owner of Patterson’s Coaches.
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