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Captain Patrick Anthony Porteous No.4 Commando was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry during the raid.

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Remembering all the Fallen and those who suffered life changing injuries during Operation Jubilee at Dieppe on the 19th August 1942.

View the Commando Roll of Honour at Dieppe [HERE].

View more in the Archive about the raid [HERE].

We will remember them.
Our Friend in the Netherlands Jack Bakker has sent me this link to a program available on you tube about the training at Achnacarry. Instructors like Donald Gilchrist, Niall Thomson, and others who trained there such as Ronnie Williamson, Harry Sullivan, John Gibson, Danny Davidson, and Raymond Hervo, all reflecting on what it was like back in the day. It puts together a mixture of clips from different films but its the veterans words that are the best. Even if you have seen it before well worth watching again.

Check out the other videos shown in the Forum index titled Video Links.
Ex Commando Sapper Bill Newman, 74 years young, is looking for support for a fund raising project that he and his son are doing in aid of the Royal British Legion and the South Derbyshire Mental Health Association. If you can help click on the Just Giving link below:

Between the 14th and 16th of September 2021 this 74 year old ex Sapper Commando William Newman (59 Indep Cdo Sqn RE) and my son are doing a bike ride over 3 days from Newark on Trent to The National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, a distance of about 100 miles, to raise money for The Royal British Legion and The South Derbyshire Mental Health Association who over the years have helped a number of ex service personnel with mental health problems. I am hoping that you as an organisation might be able to pass this sponsor form around any ex or serving Royal Engineers who may wish to help support our endeavours.

Donate here
Photo from Marc.
Photos from Marc
Hi Marc

You will see an email link directly below this message. Just click on that and send them as attachments with as much detail as is known about each. Also could you provide the first and middle name of your Grandfather please.
Hi Marc

We do not have access to official Service Records so cannot check for you. However you can apply for a copy. Have a good read through our section on Service Records below:

If you have any photos why not post them here as they may give clues.
Clifford Beacham is named on this plaque at Claggan at the foot of Ben Nevis:
A newspaper cutting of Clifford Beacham meeting HM The Queen Mother. Photo courtesy of his grandson John MacDonald.
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You may wish to consider emailing the Commando Association re the above:

CA National Secretary
Peter Oxley
[email protected]
Hi Adrian

Photos now in the No.3 Commando gallery currently on page 4 (surname order). Here is a direct link to them:

I have also updated the Obituaries and nominal roll.
No worries and thanks Adrian. I will update the gallery tomorrow and post when completed.
Thanks John

I have updated the gallery image now. I can't really help you in the slight confusion you mentioned other than to say maybe he just dropped the word Fusiliers when talking about them. Who knows. Here is a link to the actual image:

There is a useful online tool to check WW2 service numbers (see link below) and you will see his is in a batch for the Royal Scots Fusiliers
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