George Cross


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George Cross

a British award for bravery, esp of civilians: instituted 1940
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Second only to the Victoria Cross, the George Cross was awarded for acts of the greatest heroism or of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme danger.
The selfless act by Bernard Kenny deserves the George Cross.
She is one of only four women awarded the George Cross.
And Mr Archer was recognised with the award of a George Cross for three particular acts of gallantry.
Sadly, Billy died from cancer 13 years ago but not before he and his two sons, Will and David, gifted the George Cross to the people of Stranraer.
The George Cross is generally awarded for gallantry where you know beforehand the risk to life involved, as opposed to the Victoria Cross which is in the heat of battle.
Below, Sgt Michael Gibson who defused an explosive in the city and was awarded the George Cross
He was awarded the Empire Medal in 1939 and the George Cross in 1941, the citation reading: "Without his initiative and energy in rallying the drivers and assisting them to move their trucks out of danger, the remainder of the transport would have caught fire as well and a general conflagration throughout the camp would have been inevitable.
The George Cross was introduced by King George VI in September 1940, during the height of the Blitz.
The George Cross is the highest civil decoration of the United Kingdom, and also holds, or has held, that status in many of the other countries of the Commonwealth of Nations.
War hero George Cross and one of his paintings George, seated, on parade for Armed Forces Day
Schmid was posthumously awarded the George Cross gallantry award for his efforts.