Hi there Michel. Nice to meet you even if only electronically. Just back from a May long weekend canoe trip in Algonquin Park. Like yourself, I am recently retired from the federal public service. My last job was representing the Dept of Public Safety working out of the Canadian High Commission in London, UK. This four-year stint gave me a lot of opportunity to do research at the National Archives in Kew and the British Library. I regret I don't recall coming across the name of Major Pattinson but I still have a lot of documents and material to go through that I accumulated while in the UK. I also have my g-g-g grandfather's journals covering his time in the Crimea and I am in the midst of putting them on the computer. Although he headed up the medical contingent, he may have know Pattinson so I will keep my eyes open. I also have a lot of general information on the formation and composition of the Turkish Contingent that I would be glad to share if you think it might be useful as and when I get it online. My grandfather also has the same Crimea medals as Pattinson (hanging in my house in a shadow box). While in the UK I also came into the possession of a large oil portrait of my grandfather (long story) commissioned by the medical staff of the Turkish Contingent and done in London in July 1856 just after he got back from the Crimea. Anyway, lets stay in touch and see if we can help each other (by the way, like your website--Pattinson seems a very interesting character and certainly saw quite a bit of action. Is your interest in him purely historical or is he an ancestor of yours?