Victoria Cross


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Victoria Cross

n. Abbr. VC
A bronze Maltese cross, Britain's highest military award for conspicuous valor.

[After Victoria.]

Victoria Cross

n
(Military) the highest decoration for gallantry in the face of the enemy awarded to the British and Commonwealth armed forces: instituted in 1856 by Queen Victoria

Victo′ria Cross′


n.
a decoration awarded to Commonwealth soldiers and sailors for conspicuous bravery in combat. Abbr.: VC
[1856]
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Noun1.Victoria Cross - a British military decoration for gallantryVictoria Cross - a British military decoration for gallantry
laurel wreath, medal, decoration, ribbon, medallion, palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
Translations

Victoria Cross

n (Brit) → Viktoriakreuz nt (höchste britische Tapferkeitsauszeichnung)
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For a little while we played with my two medals, and, with the delicacy of a sleeping companion, David abstained on this occasion from asking why one of them was not a Victoria Cross. He is very troubled because I never won the Victoria Cross, for it lowers his status in the Gardens.
O., who has been specially mentioned for bravery and who very nearly got the Victoria Cross, comes here with the halo of a brilliant escape from the Germans, wounded, a young man of good family and connections, and apparently as keen as mustard to get back again in the fighting line.
From the Taku Forts and the Shannon brigade, to dhow-harrying off Zanzibar, there was no variety of naval work which did not appear in his record; while the Victoria Cross, and the Albert Medal for saving life, vouched for it that in peace as in war his courage was still of the same true temper.
Then the Lushkar captain did a deed for which he ought to have been given the Victoria Cross - distinguished gallantry in a fight against overwhelming curiosity.
The same mail that bore to Mulcahy's mother in New York a letter from the colonel telling her how valiantly her son had fought for the Queen, and how assuredly he would have been recommended for the Victoria Cross had he survived, carried a communication signed, I grieve to say, by that same colonel and all the officers of the regiment, explaining their willingness to do "anything which is contrary to the regulations and all kinds of revolutions" if only a little money could be forwarded to cover incidental expenses.
Second Lieutenant De Wind was among 126 former Campbell pupils who died during the VALOUR Victoria Cross conflict.
On a good note, Orbit have just finished a new housing estate called Saxon Gate in Eastern Avenue, Lichfield, where roads have been named after Victoria Cross holders of the Staffordshire Regiment.
On a good note, Orbit have just finished a new housing estate called Saxon Gate in Eastern Avenue, Lichfield where roads have been named after Victoria Cross holders of the Staffordshire Regiment.
The Victoria Cross sign of the Hungry Horse pub in Whitley, which has been in Reading since 2016.
Introduced in 1856 thanks to the support of Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert, the Victoria Cross is the highest award for gallantry that British servicemen and servicewomen can receive.
Air Cdre Williams said Rees was awarded his Victoria Cross for his actions on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in July 1916, when he attacked 10 enemy aircraft single-handed.

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