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Conspicuous Gallantry Cross Miniature

Miniature £24.00 (Inc. Vat)

Description

Conspicuous Gallantry Cross Miniature.

Instituted: October 1993.

Ribbon: White with blue edges and a red central stripe.

Description: A cross pattée imposed on a wreath of laurel, with the Royal crown in a circular panel in the centre. Suspended by a ring from a plain suspension bar.

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Introduced as the premier award for gallantry, available for all ranks, to cover all actions since the outbreak of the Crimean War in 1854, it was allegedly created on the suggestion of Prince Albert, the Prince Consort. Of the 1357 awards since 1856, 835 have gone to the Army, 107 to the Navy, 31 to the RAF, ten to the Royal Marines and four to civilians. Second award bars have been awarded three times. The facility for posthumous awards, made retrospective to 1856, began in 1902 and was confirmed in 1907, while the early practice of forfeitures (eight between 1863 and 1908) was discontinued after the First World War.

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