George Cross facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGeorge Cross
Obverse of the cross. Ribbon: 38 mm, dark blue.
|Awarded by Commonwealth Realms|
|Awarded for||"... acts of the greatest heroism or of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme danger."|
|Established||24 September 1940|
|Total awarded||161 (including 2 collective awards)|
|161 (including 2 collective awards)|
|Next (lower)||George Medal|
GC ribbon bar
The George Cross (GC) is the highest civil decoration of the United Kingdom, and many other countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. The GC is the civilian counterpart of the Victoria Cross (VC). It is the highest gallantry award for civilians. Also, it may be awarded to military personnel in actions not in the face of the enemy or for which purely military honours would not normally be granted.
Living holders of the George Cross
The list of living holders of the George Cross is small.
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- John Bamford, GC
- James Beaton, GC, CVO
- Arthur Butson, GC
- Matt Croucher, GC
- Christopher Finney, GC
- Henry Flintoff, GC
- Anthony Gledhill, GC
- John Gregson, GC
- Kim Hughes, GC
- Barry Johnson, GC
- Derek Kinne, GC
- Alfred Lowe, GC
- Peter Norton, GC
- Michael Pratt, GC
- Margaret Purves, GC
- Awang Anak Raweng, GC
- Samuel Shephard, GC
- Henry Stevens, GC
- Carl Walker, GC
- Ernie Wooding, GC
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