VC and GC Association website launch

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.



The VC and GC Association have now gained a foothold in the digital age. This will allow access to valuable information for families and descendants of all past and present members. In the future our website will allow access to the wealth of information available in Association’s Archive.


Captain Sam Shephard GC RM

Recent Updates

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

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!

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

The Funeral of Henry Stevens GC

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