Sadly we have to inform you of the death of Roy Paterson.

Roy was one of the original members of IRC. Firefighter Roy worked alongside Willie McMartin, Anne Marie and Davie Dawson. His death comes following a long fight against cancer.

Our thoughts and wishes are with Margaret and their family at this time.

R.I.P Pattsy

Images from Montserrat 19th September 1989 – Hurricane Hugo.

Following the departure of the hurricane, the island was left without communications. A Navy Ship had taken on this role but was required to be released for other duties. IRC supplied a satellite communications unit (system A) with a team of operators to fill this role and offer assistance as required.

Damage to domestic property.
Roy Paterson.
Damage to domestic property.
Roy Paterson.
Sat Comm Unit.
Roy Paterson
Kit loaded inside the Hercules for transport to the Island.
Roy Paterson and Dave Kemp.