Victoria Cross

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Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross.jpg
Obverse o the cross. Reebin: 1½" (38 mm), cramasie (blue reebin for naval awairds 1856–1918).
Awarded by
Monarch o the Unitit Kinrick
TypeMilitary decoration
EligibilityPersons o any rank in the Naval, Militar an Air Forces o the Unitit Kinrick, its colonies or territories, an Commonweel kintras that awaird UK honours; members o the Merchant Navy; an ceevilians servin unner the orders, directions or superveesion o ony o the abuin-mentioned forces or services.[1]
Awairdit for"... maist conspicuous bravery, or some darin or pre-eminent act o valour or sel-saicrifeece, or extreme devotion tae duty in the presence o the enemy."[2]
StatusCurrently awairdit.
DescriptionBronze Cross pattée wi Croun an Lion Superimponed, an motto: 'For Valour'
Post-nominalsVC
Statistics
Established29 Januar 1856
First awairdit1857
Last awairdit26 Februar 2015
Tot awairdit1,358
Distinct
recipients
1,355
Order of Wear
Next (heicher)None
Next (lawer)George Cross[3]
UK Victoria Cross ribbon bar.svg
Reebin baur

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the heichest awaird o the Unitit Kinrick honours seestem.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Special Army Order 65 o 1961, paragraph 6.
  2. "Military Honours and Awards". Defence Internet. UK Ministry of Defence. Archived frae the oreeginal on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 30 January 2007. 
  3. "No. 56878". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 March 2003. p. 3351.