George Cross

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George Cross
George Cross.jpg
Obverse o the cross. Reebin: 1½", daurk blue.
Awarded by Commonweel realms
Type Ceevil decoration
Eligibility Commonwealth subjects
Awairdit for "... acts o the greatest heroism or o the maist conspicuous courage in circumstances o extreme danger."
Status Currently awarded
Description Hicht 48 mm, max. weenth 45 mm; (Obverse) plain siller cross wi circular medallion in the centre depictin the effigy o St. George an the Draigon, surroondit bi the wirds "FOR GALLANTRY". In the angle o ilk limm is the Royal Cypher GVI; (Reverse) plain, centre engraved wi name o recipient an date o awaird. Cross attached bi ring tae baur ornamentit wi laurel leafs, throu that the reebin passes.
Post-nominals GC
Statistics
Established 24 September 1940
Last awairdit 16 Juin 2017 (gazettit)[1]
Tot awairdit 408 (includin 2 collective awairds)
Posthumous
awairds
90 (includin 4 umwhile EGM recipients)
Distinct
recipients
408 (includin 2 collective awairds)
Order o Wear
Next (heicher) Victoria Cross[2]
Next (lawer) Order o the Gairten
Relatit George Medal an Queen's Gallantry Medal
UK George Cross ribbon.svg
GC ribbon bar

The George Cross (GC) is the seicont heichest awaird o the Unitit Kinrick honours seestem.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "No. 61969". The London Gazette (8th supplement). 16 June 2017. p. 11774. 
  2. "No. 56878". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 March 2003. p. 3351.