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Issue Date: 01/01/2018
Issue Name: 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Colonel Patrick (Pat) Porteous VC
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Colonel Patrick Porteous VC was commissioned in the Royal Regiment of Artillery in 1937. On the 26th August 1940 he was promoted to lieutenant, on the 19th August 1942 he was a temporary major attatched to No.4 Commando when he did the deed for which he was awarded the VC, during the Dieppe raid. The citation was published in a supplement to the London Gazette of 2nd October 1942. He received his Victoria Cross from King George VI at Buckingham Palace on 27th October 1942.
Colonel Patrick Anthony Porteous VC
Colonel Patrick Anthony Porteous VC (1st January 1918 – 9th October 2000) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
In spite of severe wounds, Porteous went on to make a full recovery and had a distinguished military career in Palestine, Germany and Singapore. Following the war he was confirmed in the rank of captain, promoted to major in 1950, lieutenant colonel on 1st May 1959, and rose to the rank of colonel before he retired in 1970. He had the honour of being in the leading car at the late Queen Mother's 100th Birthday Parade, before his death in October 2000, aged 82.