Victoria Cross

What is Victoria Cross?

Victoria Cross meaning in Military terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
The highest award for valour and gallantry in the face of the enemy in the British, Australian, New Zealand Armies and the Gurkhas. The Victoria Cross, named after Queen Victoria, allows the recipient to use the post-nominals ‘VC’. The actual medal is made from the bronze of cannons captured during the Crimean War in the 1850s. It is not well known that the cannons that were used and that were thought to be captured from the Russians were actually Chinese.

 

reference: GLOSSARY OF MILITARY TERMS

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