The Association

The Victoria Cross and George Cross Association represents all living holders of the Victoria Cross and George Cross.

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The Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of the armed forces.

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The George Cross

The George Cross (GC) is the highest civil decoration and is awarded to those who have displayed the greatest heroism or the most conspicuous courage whilst in extreme danger.

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Latest News & Events

The Association is very pleased to help Churcham, Gloucestershire, and The Royal Welsh remember Henry Hook VC
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The Zulu Kingdom, as it existed in the 1870s, north of Natal across the Tugela and Buffalo rivers, had only been forged by Shaka, the great Zulu leader, in the early decades of the nineteenth century. Its social structure was military in nature and the powerful army it supported was greatly feared by the kingdom’s neighbours. It also presented an obstacle to Britain’s plans for a confederation of southern African states. On 11 December 1878, Sir Bartle Frere, the British Governor and High Commissioner in South Africa, delivered an ultimatum to the Zulus. Though partly concerned with border disputes and Zulu raids on British territory, the ultimatum in fact aimed at the disbandment of the Zulu army. Frere knew it was a demand which Cetshwayo, Shaka’s nephew, who had succeeded to the throne in 1873, would be unable to accept. Although not explicitly authorized to do so by the government in London, Frere had committed Britain to war with the Zulus.
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The Funeral of Henry Stevens GC
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With much sadness the Association brings news of the death of another member.
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About the VC and GC Association

The Victoria Cross and George Cross Association is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), registered with the Charities Commission (Reg No 1162742). The registered objectives of the VC and GC Association include:

  1. To establish a central focus and headquarters in London for Victoria Cross holders from all over the world, and to provide a centre where holders could meet and communicate.
  2. To cement the brotherhood of holders of the Victoria Cross throughout the Commonwealth and thereby, through their own unity and strength, make some contribution towards the maintenance of world peace.
  3. To give such help and guidance to one another as might be possible from time to time.
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Since

1800

VCs

10

GCs

10

Since

1900

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