Thirtieth Biennial Reunion of The Victoria Cross and George Cross Association

The Thirtieth reunion of the living holders of the Victoria Cross and the George Cross took place during the week of 14th May. It was attended by twenty two members plus His Excellency Norman Hamilton, High Commissioner for the Island of Malta GC, and Mr Brian Rea CBE, representing the RUC GC Foundation. The members were joined for various events by widows and next of kin of former VC and GC recipients and those who had been posthumously awarded, as well as by trustees of the Association. The week consisted of a welcoming dinner, a lunch with families and descendants of former award recipients, a service of remembrance and re-dedication held at St Martin in the Fields and attended by TRH The Prince of Wales, President of the Association and The Duchess of Cornwall. They also attended receptions hosted by HRH The Prince and Her Majesty The Queen, Patron of the Association. They also enjoyed a day out at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich which was very generously organised for them by Lord Sterling and also by Sean Collins of Thames Clippers. They held their Biennial General Meeting and finished the week with a final dinner at which former Chief of Defence Staff, General, The Lord Houghton was the principal guest and speaker. Also during the week they attended the launch of "On Courage, stories of Victoria Cross and George Cross holders", which the Association has been very proud to have supported. It is available for purchase via Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Courage-Stories-Victoria-George-Holders/dp/1472129202/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1529591343&sr=8-1&keywords=on+courage

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