George Cross


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George Cross

a British award for bravery, esp of civilians: instituted 1940
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He said: "Please retweet if you would support a George Cross or George Medal to the two volunteer Brit cave divers who found the missing Thai boys and participated in their difficult rescue ..."
<B (Front) George Cross winner Matthew Croucher and Derbyshire lottery winner Ken Wedgeworth with other lottery winners and their National Memorial Arboretum path
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."
Elizabeth later picked up the George Cross on her husband's behalf.
COURAGE: The heroism of George Cross winner Thomas Atkinson, left, was recalled by Redcar historian Vera Robinson, above
L/Cpl Croucher became one of just 156 people to awarded the George Cross for his selfless act of bravery.