PADDY For the V.C!

As a founding member of the SAS, Lt Col Blair "Paddy" Mayne was one of the most decorated heros of the WW2.

5O Years after he's death in a car crash near his home in Newtownards, Co. Down. A posthumous campaign supported by more than 100 MPs claiming a grave injustice when his VC recommendation was down-graded to a third bar DSO.

A possible explanation was disapproval of his rebellious streak. When he drank he was wild.

As an Irish Rugby International, he toured South Africa in 1938 with the British Lions. When not playing in all 3 tests, Paddy Mayne relaxed by wrecking Hotels & fighting dockers!!!.

It is hoped next month's 150th anniversary of Queen Victoria instituting the VC, could bring a change of heart.

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