There are several interesting Pask(e) characters, both famous, and not so famous.
  • Alun Edward Islwyn PASK (1937-1995) gained 26 consecutive Welsh International Rugby Union caps from 1961 to 1967 and was Wales' captain six times. Hailed as one of the finest No. 8 forwards of his time he was capped eight times for the British Lions. Alun died tragically during a fire at his home in 1995.
  • Professor Andrew Gordon Speedie PASK (1928-1928). 'Gordon' will perhaps be best remembered for his role as one of the 'founding fathers' of cybernetics, the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary intellectual movement that sprang up in the post war years. He was the younger brother of Edgar Alexander PASK.
  • Professor Edgar Alexander PASK (1912-1966) - ''The bravest man in the RAF never to have flown an aeroplane". Edgar 'Gar' Pask was the first professor of anaesthesia in Newcastle, the second chair to be established in England. During the Second World War, he worked with Professor Macintosh, researching aspects of human physiology for the RAF. He acted as a human guinea pig for very dangerous experiments, intended to investigate ways of saving the lives of airmen forced to bale out at high altitudes, or ditch into freezing seas. He tested the limits of a human endurance due to hypoxia at high altitudes. He tested immersion suits and, unconscious and afloat, tested life jackets.For his bravery, the King awarded him the OBE in 1944. He was the elder brother of Andrew Gordon Speedie Pask.
  • Isaac Arthur James PASK M.C., DSO., R.G.A. (1881-1916) was a Captain in the Royal Field Artillery, 28th Brigade, and was awarded the DSO and M.C. Isaac was killed in action on 1 September 1916, fighting in World War I in Mametz, Somme, France. The London Gazette dated 26 September 1916, reads "For conspicuous gallantry in action. He displayed the greatest coolness during a very heavy bombardment, and carried on after a shell had blown him across a gunpit and slightly wounded him. His dugout has twice been hit, and has constantly gone out through a heavy barrage to observe fire. He put out a fire, although surrounded by ammunition and under heavy fire."