Pat Reid

Military Officer, Military Person

1910 – 1990

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Who was Pat Reid?

Patrick Robert "Pat" Reid, MBE, MC was a British Army officer and historical author of non-fiction. As a British Prisoner of War during World War II, he was held captive at Colditz Castle when it was designated Oflag IV-C. Reid was one of the few to escape from Colditz, crossing the border into neutral Switzerland in late 1942. After the war Reid was a diplomat and administrator before eventually returning to his pre-war career in civil engineering. He also wrote about his experiences in two best-selling books, which became the basis of a film, TV series and even a board game.

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Born
Nov 13, 1910
Ranchi
Also known as
  • Major Pat R Reid
  • P. R. Reid
  • P.R. Reid
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • India
Profession
Education
  • King's College London
Died
May 22, 1990
Frenchay Hospital

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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