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Christie, George Patterson "Pat"

Date of birth:
October 1st, 1917 (Westmount/Quebec, Canada)
Date of death:
July 5th, 1942
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Graves Notre Dame de Belmont Cemetery
Service number:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)


George "Pat" Christie was killed in an air crash with Lockheed Hudson FH395 bij Lac St. Louis on July 5th, 1942.

September 5th, 1937: Acting Pilot Officer;
July 12th, 1938: Pilot Officer;
February 12th, 1940: Flying Officer;
February 12th, 1941: Flight Lieutenant (war subs.);
March 1st, 1942: Temporary Squadron Leader.

July 1937 - May 1938: Conversion Training;
May 1938 - April 1940: No. 43 Squadron;
April 1940 - July 1940: No. 212 Squadron;
July 1940: No. 242 Squadron;
September 1940: No. 66 Squadron;
January 1941 - July 5th, 1942: Ferry Command, RCAF Canada.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Flying Officer
No. 212 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
August 16th, 1940
"On 13th June 1940, this officer, in an unarmed aircraft, attacked a Breda bomber off the coast of Monaco, and by repeatedly diving at it, forced it to land in the sea. The five occupants of the machine climbed out and swam for the shore, and the aircraft sank almost immediately. Flying Officer Christie has obtained valuable information concerning enemy movements and concentrations by daylight reconnaissance flights over enemy territory."

Public Records Office Air 2/6085 (Non-Immediate Awards, 1940-1941).
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Second World War (1939-1945)
Acting Flight Lieutenant
No. 66 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
January 14th, 1941
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"This officer has shown outstanding ability and leadership over a long period of air operations. He is a keen and determined pilot and has destroyed at least seven enemy aircraft."

Second DFC received in the form of a bar to be worn on the ribbon of the first DFC.


  • - The London Gazette of 21st September 1937, Issue 34437
    - The London Gazette of 20th february 1940, Issue 34794
    - The London Gazette of 16th August 1940, Issue 34923
    - The London Gazette of 14th January 1941, Issue 35042
    - The London Gazette of 6th June 1941, Issue 35183
    - The London Gazette of 27th March 1942, Issue 35503
    - Ciel de Gloire
    - Aces of World War II