George Cross

The George Cross (GC) is the second highest decoration of the United Kingdom honours system which includes some countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. The GC is ranked after the Victoria Cross (VC) and is the highest gallantry award for civilians and military personnel for actions which are not in the face of the enemy.

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George Cross - Restriction of Use
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Stuart Archer - Award of George Cross
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    Never expect any recognition here—the system prohibits it. The cross is not affixed to the genius, no, the genius is affixed to the cross.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)