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Thomas Duffy VC, correction re grave location

September 13th, 2023 News

Thomas Duffy whose VC action took place in 1857, died in Athlone

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Thomas Flynn VC, a life revealed

June 22nd, 2023 News

The reality of the life and service of Thomas Flynn VC - was he the youngest recipient?

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Hon Capt Ram Bahadur LIMBU VC MVO sadly dies

April 22nd, 2023 News

Hon Capt Ram Bahadur LIMBU VC MVO has sadly died in Nepal, aged 83

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Thank you to the outgoing Chairman

December 2nd, 2022 News

After over eight years in the role, the trustees and members yesterday thanked Pete Norton GC for his service to the Association as their Chairman.

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Mourning Her late Majesty

September 27th, 2022 News

A statement from the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association

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Renovation of the grave of Cpl William Amey VC

August 21st, 2022 News

VC and GC Association supports the renovation of the grave of Cpl William Amey VC

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NHSs' George Cross Investiture

July 12th, 2022 News

Congratulations to the National Health Services of the United Kingdom on receiving the George Cross

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Book Launch - Civilian Bravery in Sri Lanka

November 10th, 2021 News

On Saturday, 6th November, Civilian Bravery in Sri Lanka, 1993 - 2018 was launched

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81st anniversary of the George Cross

September 24th, 2021 Events

On Friday, 24th September, UK based members of the Association gathered at the Union Jack Club to commemorate the 81st anniversary of the institution of the George Cross

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Margaret Purves GC, only female member of the Association, dies

September 13th, 2021 News

The members and trustees of the Association are very sad to relay the news of the death of Margaret Purves GC. Margaret passed away earlier this morning and our love and prayers go out to her son and daughters and their families.

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Matt Croucher GC and Sam Shephard GC support Climb2Recovery

July 20th, 2021 News

Two members climb with the wounded on the Isle of Skye

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The George Cross awarded to the National Health Services of the United Kingdom

July 5th, 2021 News

Her Majesty the Queen approves the award of the GC to the NHSs of the UK

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

April 9th, 2021 News

Reflections on the news of the death of HRH Prince Philip

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Honouring the Unknown Warrior

November 11th, 2020 News

On the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior at a service this morning in Westminster Abbey, the Association are honoured to play a part.

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September 23rd, 2020 News

The VC and GC Association celebrates the creation of the George Cross by King George VI 80 years ago.

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Dato Awang anak Raweng GC dies.

September 20th, 2020 News

Awang GC passed away peacefully in hospital in Sri Aman, Sarawak, at midday on Friday. He was 91 years old.

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Henry Flintoff dies, aged 89

June 5th, 2020 News

Henry Flintoff passed away this morning following a short illness

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May 8th, 2020 News

The VC and GC Association wish everyone a very happy VE DAY 75th anniversary!

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Postponement of Thirty-First Reunion of the Association's Members

May 1st, 2020 News

Tuesday, 5th May 2020 reunion has now been postponed, along with all the events that were due to take place

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Commemoration of Henry Hook's VC action, 140 years on

January 28th, 2019 News

The Association is very pleased to help Churcham, Gloucestershire, and The Royal Welsh remember Henry Hook VC

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Rorke's Drift, a 140 years on!

January 22nd, 2019 News

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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Farewell to Henry

January 11th, 2019 News

The Funeral of Henry Stevens GC

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Henry Stevens GC dies, aged 90

November 19th, 2018 News

With much sadness the Association brings news of the death of another member.

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Bogus GC

November 15th, 2018 News

This man held himself out to be a recipient of the George Cross at the Chester Remembrance Parade on Sunday

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The Armistice 1918

November 11th, 2018 Events

We remember those who fought for King and Country in the Great War

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Awang anak Raweng GC honoured by Sarawak Government

October 22nd, 2018 News

Awang anak Raweng GC becomes Dato Awang anak Raweng GC.

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Farewell to Bill Speakman VC

July 20th, 2018 News

Yesterday, 19th July, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Bill's home, we joined Bill's family, former regiment, the KOSB, and others in bidding farewell to our dear friend Bill.

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Death of Bill Speakman VC

June 21st, 2018 News

It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of the death of William “Bill” Speakman VC. He died peacefully yesterday (20th June) evening at the Royal Hospital Chelsea which he was proud to call his home. Members of his family were at his bedside.

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Thirtieth Biennial Reunion of The Victoria Cross and George Cross Association

June 21st, 2018 Events

Twenty two recipients of the Victoria Cross and the George Cross gathered in London

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THEFT of George Cross and associated items

February 13th, 2018 News

A theft has taken place of the George Cross of Albert Edward HEMING GC

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The death of Derek Kinne GC

February 7th, 2018 News

Derek Kinne GC, Korean War veteran, passes.

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The Death of a Member

August 31st, 2017 News

Ernest (Ernie) Wooding GC

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Dominic Troulan awarded George Cross - his thoughts

June 16th, 2017 News

The Association is very pleased to see that Dominic Troulan, an ex-solider who was working as a civilian in Kenya when terrorists attacked a shopping mall in 2013, is awarded the George Cross for saving lives during the massacre.

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Chancellor announces £500,000 funding for graves and memorials

June 30th, 2016 News

Chancellor announces £500,000 funding to the Association to support the work done on graves and memorials to VCs and GCs

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2016 Biennial Association reunion comes to close

May 13th, 2016 Events

The 29th Biennial Reunion of the Association was attended by 21 members and four widows of VC and GC recipients. The images above give a flavour of the week and much thanks is due to their President, HRH The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and the De L'Isle family who hosted a wonderful visit to their home, Penshurst Place.

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2016 Biennial Association Reunion

May 9th, 2016 Events

The VC and GC Association Biennial Reunion is due to take place in London between the 9th and 13 th of May. A number of key events will take place to mark the occasion, including a President's Tea Party at St James' Palace, an Official Reunion Dinner at the Union Jack Club and a Remembrance Service.

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VC and GC Association website launch

May 1st, 2016 News

The VC and GC Association have officially launched the new and improved website ( The website's aim is to inform and educate the public on both the Victoria Cross and George Cross, whilst also acting as a central source of information on all past and present holders. In future, the website will allow access to the Association’s huge archive of historical records on former members.

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