George Cross


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George Cross

a British award for bravery, esp of civilians: instituted 1940
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He said: "As one of our top two operational honours, the George Cross is awarded only rarely.
The George Cross holders include Home Guard member George Inwood, who died while trying to rescue someone from a cellar during a Birmingham bombing raid in 1940.
If the Government sees fit to introduce a new police service they shouldn't use the George Cross.
The George Cross is less well-known than the Victoria Cross - which is awarded for valour in the heat of battle - and can be given to civilians as well as soldiers.
OPEN DAY: Store Manager Richard Hatley with veteran George Cross.
bar] SEEING is Believing: The Paintings of George Cross, is at the Liverpool Academy of Arts, Seel Street, from today until May 12.
L/Cpl Croucher, from Solihull, West Midlands, was awarded the George Cross after throwing himself onto a Taliban grenade in Helmand in 2008 and escaping with only minor injuries when his rucksack bore the brunt of the blast.
They could have risen to show their respect for a man who won the George Cross and put his life on the life for others.
Members of the George Cross for Dover campaign want the Kent town to be awarded the military honour in recognition of the important role it played in both world wars.
L/Cpl Croucher is one of only a handful of living people to hold the George Cross.
A GEORGE Cross medal awarded to a carpenter for rescuing two people trapped in a burning house in the Second World War is expected to fetch up to pounds 30,000 at auction.
The George Cross medal of Corporal Thomas Atkinson has been bought at auction by the Green Howards Regimental Museum.