George Cross


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George Cross

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a British award for bravery, esp of civilians: instituted 1940. Abbreviation: GC
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Lord Ashcroft, former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, took to Twitter to ask people to back his call to give the men the George Cross.
Mr Croucher, 34, received the George Cross for his extreme valour in risking his life to safeguard his comrades in Afghanistan in 2008 by throwing himself on a Taliban trip-wire grenade and using his rucksack to pin the grenade to the floor.
We paid $325 for the two, which is $325 more than anybody should have paid because common decency would suggest a mans headstone, particularly a George Cross recipients, should not be sold.
Bernard Kenny, 78, deserves the George Cross for heroically attempting to save the life of Jo Cox.
The previous record for a George Cross was PS93,000, auctioneers said.
As well as the George Cross - the highest British and Commonwealth medal awarded for gallantry not in the face of the enemy - he was also later awarded an OBE.
David's wife Muriel and son Billy, then just 13, were presented with his George Cross at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace by the Queen several weeks after the tragedy.
Christopher Hill, of auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb, leading auctioneers in coins and medals, said: "There is a growing appreciation for the George Cross, which is rarer than the Victoria Cross.
Christopher Hill, of auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb, said: "There is a growing appreciation for the George Cross, which is rarer than the Victoria Cross.
He was awarded the Empire Medal in 1939 and the George Cross in 1941, the citation reading: "Without his initiative and energy in rallying the drivers and assisting them to move their trucks out of danger, the remainder of the transport would have caught fire as well and a general conflagration throughout the camp would have been inevitable.
In fact, three George Crosses were awarded for Korea, all of them for extreme fortitude in POW camps.