What is Victoria Cross?

  • (noun): A British military decoration for gallantry.

Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of the armed forces of various Commonwealth countries, and previous British Empire territories.

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List Of New Zealand Military Personnel - World War II
... Later Governor-General of New Zealand Alfred Hulme - awarded the Victoria Cross Lindsay Merritt Inglis - Officer who served in Greece and Wstern Desert campaigns Edgar ... Officer who served with the 2NZEF Leonard Trent - World War II pilot, Victoria Cross recipient Lloyd Alan Trigg - World War II pilot, (only person awarded ...
List Of Old Cliftonians - Military - Holders of The Victoria Cross
... Eight Old Cliftonians have won the Victoria Cross, one in the Second Boer War, five in the First World War (1914–1918), one in the Russian Civil War (North Russia Relief Force, 1919 ... who took part in the Zeebrugge Raid and won the Victoria Cross ...
List Of Victoria Cross Recipients Of The Royal Air Force - References
... Victoria Cross Heroes ... ISBN 0-7553-1632-0 "RAF Victoria Cross Holders - WW1" ... Retrieved 2008-11-15 "RAF Victoria Cross Holders - WW2" ...
List Of Brigade Of Gurkhas Recipients Of The Victoria Cross
... The Victoria Cross (VC) is a military decoration that may be bestowed upon members of the British or Commonwealth armed forces for acts of valour or gallantry ... When the Victoria Cross was initially established, Gurkhas, along with all other native troops of the British East India Company Army or the British Indian Army, were not eligible for the ... Gurkhas serving in the Gurkha regiments of the Indian Army lost their eligibility for the Victoria Cross and they are now covered under the separate Indian ...
Victoria Cross - Other - Soldiers' Club Naming Traditions
... clubs on military bases to be named after a particular recipient of the Victoria Cross, usually one with whom the unit is historically associated ...

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    As I was going by Charing Cross,
    I saw a black man upon a black horse;
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