Pat Byrne served in the British Section of the Palestine Police from early 1947 to May 1948. He trained at Sarona Camp for three months and then served in the more rural areas of Northern Palestine. Late in 1947 he transferred to the Traffic Police. The HQ was based in Nazareth, but his motor cycle beat still covered rural areas of Northern Palestine.
He used much of his brief periods of leave to visit places that had fascinated him as a child in Ireland when reading his father's books. These memoirs are based on letters he wrote to his father while he was in Palestine.
Pat Byrne now lives in the USA.