News & Events

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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 (vcgca.org). 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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