Baron Portal of Hungerford

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Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford.

Baron Portal of Hungerford, of Hungerford in the County of Berkshire, was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1945 for Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Charles Portal upon his retirement as Chief of the Air Staff, with remainder in default of male issue to his daughter, Rosemary Portal, and the heirs male of her body.[1] In 1946 Portal was further honoured when he was created Viscount Portal of Hungerford, of Hungerford in the County of Berkshire, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, with normal remainder to the heirs male of his body.[2] The viscountcy became extinct on Lord Portal of Hungerford's death in 1971 as he left no surviving sons, while he was succeeded in the barony according to the special remainder by his daughter Rosemary. She sat as a cross-bencher in the House of Lords. However, Lady Portal of Hungerford died without issue, and the barony became extinct on her death in 1990.

Baron Portal of Hungerford (1945)[edit]

Viscounts Portal of Hungerford (1946)[edit]

Barons Portal of Hungerford (1945; Reverted)[edit]


  1. ^ "No. 37305". The London Gazette. 12 October 1945. p. 5026.
  2. ^ "No. 37461". The London Gazette. 8 February 1946. p. 864.