Victoria Cross


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Victoria Cross

highest British military award for valor. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1129]
See: Bravery
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Since its inception in 1856, more than 1,300 Victoria Crosses have been awarded for outstanding acts of heroism, testament to the extreme bravery of Armed Forces personnel who risk life and limb in defence of Britain's interests.
He is one of only 51 people to have been awarded a Victoria Cross for service in the air since the first one in 1915.
He said: "To have eight Victoria Crosses in one place at one time is a very special thing.
The event that saw a Victoria Cross commemorative stone laid, took place at Coronation Gardens.
Arthur Evans receives his Victoria Cross medal from King George V
His actions in Northern France led to him being awarded the Victoria Cross, Military Medal and the Military Cross, as well as having a town square in Cagnicourt, France named after him, and part of the Victoria Cross mountain range in Canada dedicated to him.
BRIGHOUSE now has a special memorial for an officer from the town who won the Victoria Cross during World War One.
A "heroic" US Army dog has been posthumously awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.
A NUNEATON-born Victoria Cross recipient will have his heroics permanently etched into the borough's history when a memorial to commemorate his bravery is unveiled in his hometown.
MEDAL collector Frank Hedley has called for a plaque in Newcastle to honour a local war hero who won the Victoria Cross at the legendary battle of Rorke's Drift.
AS PASSCHENDAELE commemorations took place around the world this week, the life of a Pontypridd soldier awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery during 1917's Third Battle of Ypres was remembered in his hometown.

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