Fast forward from the war to August 1975 for this interesting event in Patrick Cahill’s later years.

According to Dean Cahill, Patrick’s grandson:

“Pat was working in Coventry, which he had made his home, at Lucus Aerospace when he won the top prize on a company raffle.

“As Lucus made aircraft parts for the BOAC Company, the prize was to sit in as a passenger on one of the Concorde’s proving flights. The aircraft was piloted by chief test pilot (also the Queen’s and George VI’s favorite pilot) Brian Trubshaw.

“It was my granddad’s first flight. I find it interesting that after all the traveling during the war, the first time he flew he went supersonic!”