Captain Christopher Patrick John O’Kelly after he earned the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele.  GEORGE METCALF ARCHIVAL COLLECTION, CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM—19930013-631

Captain Christopher Patrick John O’Kelly after he earned the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele

On this day 29th January 1856 Queen Victoria instituted Britain's highest military decoration, the Victoria Cross, (VC) The medal is awarded to British and commonwealth armed forces for outstanding bravery on the field of battle. The medal was originally made from the metal of cannon captured from the Russians at Sevastopol until the supply came to an end in 1942

On this day January 1856 Queen Victoria instituted Britain's highest military decoration, the Victoria Cross, (VC)

Corporal Cameron Baird becomes 100th Australian Victoria Cross recipient - Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced an Australian soldier who was killed in Afghanistan last year has been awarded the highest military honour, the Victoria Cross (VC). : abc #Australia  2/12/14

Corporal Cameron Baird becomes Australian Victoria Cross recipient - Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced an Australian soldier who was killed in Afghanistan last year has been awarded the highest military honour, the Victoria Cross (VC).

This year’s Legends Award recognises five Australians who have received the Victoria Cross, the highest honour that can be bestowed for acts of valour “in the presence of the enemy”. The 2015 Australia Post Legends Award recipients are Keith Payne VC OAM, Mark Donaldson VC, Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG, Daniel Keighran VC and, for the first time in the Awards history, Legends status will be awarded posthumously to Cameron Baird VC MG. Learn more: http://auspo.st/1CRY4LL #stampcollecting

BEN ROBERTS-SMITH VC MG ~ 2015 Legends Award recognises five Australians who have received the Victoria Cross, the highest honour that can be bestowed for acts of valour “in the presence of the enemy”.

1914 'Mons' Star - infographic

1914 Star infographic - take from 'The Great War infographics book

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) Infographic.

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) Infographic. Lord Peter served as a Major in the Rifle Brigade and was awarded the DSO.

The BBC tells the story of Donald Simpson Bell, the only professional footballer to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the four-year conflict.

The first footballer to earn the VC

The BBC tells the story of Donald Simpson Bell, the only professional footballer to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the four-year conflict.

Trooper Tom Morris australia Victoria Cross

About the Boer War 1899 - 1902

Outrage As Ashby School Auctiones Off WWI Veteran’s Victoria Cross to Raise Funds

The Victory Cross, Awarded to Alex Goodwin. The bronze cross medal; showing the crown of Saint Edward surmounted by a lion with the inscription FOR VALOUR with a blue ribbon

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