Honoris Crux

Honoris Crux

The Honoris Crux Decoration was a South African military decoration that was awarded from 1952 to 2003. There were two distinct versions.

Honoris Crux Decoration - 1st Type
Awarded by South African Defence Force
Country South Africa
Type Decoration
Eligibility All ranks
Awarded for Gallantry in action against the enemy
Post-nominals HC
Established 1952
First awarded 1973
Last awarded 1975
Total awarded 5
Next (higher) Van Riebeeck Decoration
Next (lower) Van Riebeeck Medal

Ribbon: 32mm, green with red and white edges

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