3x Set Military Cross Distinguished Service Order & Victoria Cross Medals Repro

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3x Set Military Cross Distinguished Service Order & Victoria Cross Medals Repro

BRAND NEW FULL SIZE MEDALS!

                                                  3x Set Military Cross

The Military Cross (MC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Armed Forces; and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries.

The MC is granted in recognition of “an act or acts of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy on land to all members, of any rank in Our Armed Forces“. In 1979, the Queen approved a proposal that a number of awards, including the Military Cross, could be awarded posthumously

                                        The Distinguished Service Order

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.

During Major Marie-Edmond Paul Garneau, of the Royal 22e Régiment, with the Distinguished Service Order he received for “gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe” after his investiture at Buckingham Palace in October 1942

                                                The Victoria Cross (VC)

While The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest military decoration awarded for valour “in the face of the enemy” to members of the armed forces of various Commonwealth countries, and previous British Empire territories. It is first in the order of wear in the United Kingdom honours system, and takes precedence over all other orders, firstly decorations, and medals, including the Order of the Garter. It may be awarded to a person of any military rank in any service and to civilians under military command.

1 July 1916. The Victoria Cross

Since The VC was introduced on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to honour acts of valour during the Crimean War. Since then, the medal has been awarded 1,358 times to 1,355 individual recipients. Only 15 medals, 11 to members of the British Army, and four to the Australian Army. They were awarded for the Second World War. Some research suggested a variety of origins for the material actually making up the medals themselves.

Ruthven (front, right) with other VC recipients in Melbourne Anzac Day 1927

It is ideal to wear instead of Your issue Medal or for Displaying on uniforms and collections

It is excellent gift for anyone who loves WW1/WW2 era or for collectors

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