Unit / Base: 
3 Commando
'Small Scale Raiding Force'
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
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Saturday, February 19, 1916
Victor Adderton MM 3 Commando
Victor Adderton enlisted on 13 May 1935. During WW2 he volunteered for the Commandos. Private Adderton, No.3 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the combined attack on Dieppe [1][1a][2].
  • 18 June 1943 Lance Sergeant, 62 Commando (2SAS), Prisoner of War Sicily [1][3][4].
Award Recommendation
18/19th August 1942 Yellow 2, Dieppe
Distinguished himself by his skill and fearlessness as a leading scout during the advance to Berneval Church. Although armed with nothing but a pistol he eagerly engaged in the fighting at that point. He was No.1 on the 3" Mortar and after firing all the ammunition, helped to get it out to the L.C.P. under a heavy fire. By his intelligence and courage in assisting one of the sailors with the kedge he helped to get the craft away when it was aground. He was the foremost in assisting Captain Selwyn to rescue Gnr. Abbott [2][Linked Content].

[1] Dir. of Mil. Int.: Liberated POW Interrogation Questionnaire 1945/6 / National Archives file WO344/2/2.
[1a] London Gazette 35729, page 4328.
[2] Award Recommendations / National Archives file WO373/93/839.
[3] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/67.
[4] Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
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