Role Models: Padre Pat Aldred

Padre Pat Aldred joined the Army in 1998 from Nottingham where he had been serving as a Methodist Minister. After initial training, he was posted to Catterick and the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment which was to be a great foundation for all that followed.

Padre Pat AldredOver the last 16 years, Pat has served with a variety cap badges and has spent time in the ARTD at Bordon, Pirbright and Chatham. He has undertaken tours of Kosovo, Bosnia and Iraq. In 2012, Pat was appointed Senior Brigade Chaplain to 101 Log Bde and in 2014 was promoted to become the Deputy Assistant Chaplain General at 11 Signal & West Midland Bde where he is still gainfully employed.

He is a past chair of the Army’s LGBT team and was the first army chaplain to enter into a civil partnership in 2007.

Outside of the army, Pat is a keen skier; albeit a bad one. He also enjoys walking, cycling and the occasional glass of wine, although not in that particular order. He enjoys travelling extensively but is happiest when at home in Farnborough with his partner, Dirk and their dog, Ruby.