The Association represents all living holders of the Victoria Cross and its equivalent the George Cross, which is awarded to civilians and military personnel.
The Victoria Cross and George Cross Association represents all living holders of the Victoria Cross and George Cross.
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.
The George Cross
The George Cross (GC) is awarded to those who have displayed the greatest heroism or the most conspicuous courage whilst in extreme danger.
At the second committee meeting of Victoria Cross Association, it was decided to invite George Cross holders to become Associate Members; this was felt to be in accord with King George VI's direction that the George Cross (awarded for gallantry when not in direct personal contact with the enemy) should be of equal standing with the Victoria Cross. It was also felt that future awards of the George Cross were likely to be rather more frequent than the Victoria Cross, since warfare on the scale of the last two world wars could not be visualised. In 1962 it was decided it would be more appropriate for GC holders to be full members, and the Association was re-named The Victoria Cross and George Cross Association.
For more information about the VC and GC Association visit the History page.
To see who our current members are, please visit the Our People page.