The Earl of Lauderdale
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Patrick Francis Maitland was born on March 17 (St Patrick’s Day) 1911, the son of the Rev Sydney GW Maitland and Ella Frances Richards. He was educated buy canada goose jacket at Lancing and Brasenose College, Oxford.
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Tall and burly with an owlish bespectacled face, Maitland was a bundle of energy and, after his election for Lanark, soon became a familiar figure in the Commons lobbies.
He set about his crusade to save the empire and organised what were later called the “Suez rebels” with the prime aim of persuading the Conservative government to nip in the bud President Nasser’s ambition to end British control of Egypt and to take over the canada goose coats on sale Suez Canal.
He was a passionate supporter of the abortive Anglo French invasion of the Canal in 1956, and an equally bitter opponent of the Macmillan government’s decision to withdraw a year later. With a hard core of eight Tory backbenchers he resigned the party Whip in protest, warning: “One day we will have to go back.”
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After succeeding to the earldom Lauderdale set about restoring his ancestral heritage in Berwickshire. He rebuilt the Maitland vault; as Chief of the Clan Maitland, he registered the Maitland tartan; and launched a worldwide appeal for Maitlands to come forward and make themselves known.
Lauderdale revelled in ceremonial functions, never more so than when, as the Hereditary Standard Bearer of Scotland, he carried cheap Canada Goose the St Andrew’s flag on horseback in the Royal procession to St Giles Cathedral on the Queen’s annual visit to Edinburgh. He was the Director of the UK Division of the French oil company, Elf Petroleum.
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He married, in 1936, Stanka Lozanitch, who died in 2003 and with whom he had two sons and two daughters. One, Lady Olga Maitland, is the former journalist and Conservative MP. His elder son Ian, Viscount Maitland, Master of Lauderdale, born in 1937, succeeds to the earldom.