Denis James Patrickson was commissioned into The Worcestershire Regiment from the Royal Military College, Sandhurst on the 26th August 1937 and served through WW2 in the 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment in India and Burma.
He was promoted to Captain on the 26th August 1945, having already served as War Substantive Captain.
He served with the 1st Battlaion Worcestershire Regiment, commanding 'A' Company, just after the war as part of British Forces in Germany.
Promoted to Major on the 26th August 1950.
He served with the 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment in Malaya during the Emercency in 1953 and was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 30th October 1953).
After the war he served in various Staff and Regimental appointments until 1959 when he took command of the Mercian Brigade Depot. Promoted to Lieut-Colonel on the 1st October 1959.
From 1962 to 1965 he served as A.A. & Q.M.G. and Officer Commanding Records G.H.Q., FARELF, Singapore.
From 1965 to 1966 he served at the Intellegence Branch Ministry Defence.
From 1966 to 1968 he served as A.Q.M.G. (Stats.) H.Q., B.O.A.R.
Lieut.-Colonel Patrickson retired from the army on 21st July 1972.