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- n. Britain’s highest military award, a bronze Maltese cross - For Valour
- n. Australian and New Zealand's highest military award, awarded for valour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. a bronze Maltese cross, awarded for valor to members of the British army or navy. It was first bestowed in 1857, at the close of the Crimean war. The recipients also have a pension of £10 a year.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A decoration founded by Queen Victoria in 1856, and awarded for acts of conspicuous bravery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a British military decoration for gallantry
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"The Victoria Cross is a very special award, it has never been given lightly," Bob Butt, a spokesman for the Royal Canadian Legion, told CBC News on Monday.
She may not have known the difference between a platoon and a howitzer, and have conceived the woolliest notions of the nature of her son's command, but the Victoria Cross was a matter on which her ideas were both definite and correct.
'' The Victoria Cross is the highest form of recognition that can be bestowed on a service person for valour.
The Victoria Cross is the highest recognition for valour in the face of the enemy that can be given to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces of any rank in any service, and civilians under military command.
Introduced by Britain's Queen Victoria in 1856, the Victoria Cross is the highest military honor for countries that were once part of the British Empire.
While the name of Trooper Mark Donaldson VC was made public last week, this occurred because the Victoria Cross is the highest award in Australia and was released with Trooper Donaldson's concurrence.
The three Military Valour Decorations, namely the Victoria Cross, the Star of Military Valour and the Medal of Military Valour, were created by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, on January 1, 1993.
His Victoria Cross, which is held at the Durham Light Infantry
The Victoria Cross is the United Kingdom’s highest award for bravery, and takes precedence over all other medals and orders.
Heroic search dog to be given 'Victoria Cross' for finding roadside bombs in Afghanistan