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A decoration awarded for conspicuous bravery in the Commonwealth armed services, instituted by Queen Victoria in 1856.
- ‘Among them was Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicolson, of Tadcaster, the only Battle of Britain pilot to be awarded the Victoria Cross.’
- ‘In 1998, a Victoria Cross awarded posthumously to Flying Officer Lloyd Trigg during the Second World War went for £138,000 in London.’
- ‘A further 126 awards for gallantry were won by Australian members of the RAF, including a Victoria Cross awarded to Group Captain Hughie Edwards.’
- ‘Between April and August four Australians won the Victoria Cross, one, Lieutenant Cliff Sadlier, on Anzac Day, 25 April.’
- ‘Lyon had been recommended for a Victoria Cross for his leadership of the operation and now he was just the man to lead a larger mission scheduled for October 1944.’
- ‘Two Green Howards, Capt Philip Hirsch of the 4th Battalion and Pte Tom Dresser of the 7th won Victoria Crosses.’
- ‘The only Victoria Cross won on D-Day was awarded to Green Howard Sergeant Major Stan Hollis, of D Company.’
- ‘The 28-year-old from Hatfield Woodhouse, near Doncaster, was posthumously awarded a Victoria Cross for storming an enemy stronghold in the face of heavy gunfire on September 29, 1944.’
- ‘Those on parade included Carl Clamp, 17, who was carrying a Victoria Cross awarded to his great great uncle, William Clamp, in 1917.’
- ‘Flying with No.162 Squadron, Hornell won the Victoria Cross in a 24 June 1944 mission off the Shetland Islands.’
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