What metal is the Military Cross made from?

What metal is the Military Cross made from?

The reason is that the metal making up the award is bronze, cast from metal taken from the Empire’s fallen enemies. The first ones were made from two guns captured by British forces in the Crimean War.

How much is a Victoria Cross medal worth?

Staff Sergeant George £385,000
Major General Robert £180,000
Major General George £130,000
Lance Sergeant Thomas £110,000

Can a Victoria Cross be taken away?

A Victoria Cross has not been revoked since 1908, and revocations were banned between 1920 and 1991, when Australia’s honours were separated from Britain. Up to 3,000 soldiers could lose of some of their medals, as the whole SAS is expected to be stripped of group citations earned in 2005-2016.

What Cannon is the Victoria Cross made of?

How the VC is made. The bronze from which all Victoria Crosses are made is supplied by the Central Ordnance Depot in Donnington. This metal is cut from cannons captured from the Russians at Sebastopol during the Crimean War.

Do officers have to salute VC winners?

It is not statutory for “all ranks to salute a bearer of the Victoria Cross”: There is no official requirement that appears in the official warrant of the VC, nor in Queen’s Regulations and Orders, but tradition dictates that this occurs and, consequently, senior officers will salute a private awarded a VC or GC.

Has anyone won the VC twice?

Only three men have been awarded two Victoria Crosses for bravery since the awards inception in 1857. The double VC winners included Captain Charles Upham, Surgeon Captain Arthur Martin-Leake and Captain Noel Chavasse. Surgeon Captain Arthur Martin-Leake was a British double recipient of the Victoria Cross.

Do officers salute VC holders?

Can I wear my grandfather’s war medals?

War medals and service decorations of any sort may be worn only by the person upon whom they were conferred, and in no case does the right to wear war or service medals, or their ribbons, pass to any relative when the recipient is dead.

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