Victoria Cross (VC)

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DURRANT, Sgt. Thomas Frank, VC

No 1 Commando

Sergeant Thomas Frank Durrant died during Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire.  He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. 

War Office 19th June 1945

For great gallantry, skill and devotion to duty when in charge of a Lewis gun in H.M. Motor Launch ML 306 in the St. Nazaire raid on the 28th March, 1942. 

PORTEOUS, Capt. Patrick Anthony, VC

No 4 Commando
Lieutenant (T/Captain) Patrick Anthony Porteous was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry during operations at Dieppe. 
 
During the later Normandy landings he commanded 'D' troop of No 4 Commando. He held the war substantive rank of Captain and was confirmed in the rank on the 26th August 1945.(1) 
 
Post war and after the Army Commandos were disbanded, he remained in military service with the Royal Artillery retiring as a Colonel on the 11th April 1970. (2) 
 

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