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a British decoration awarded to soldiers and sailors for acts of conspicuous bravery in the presence of the enemy. Abbreviation: V.C.
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Origin of Victoria Cross
First recorded in 1855–60
Words nearby Victoria Cross
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How to use Victoria Cross in a sentence
Francis Mellersh was twice awarded Britain's Distinguished Flying Cross and was recommended for the Victoria Cross.The Story Behind This Photo of an RAF Pilot|David Frum|March 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They do heroic things daily, which in a lesser war would have won the Victoria Cross, but in this war are commonplaces.Carry On|Coningsby Dawson
Unhappily he was shot down, and the Victoria Cross was awarded to him after his death.
Unhappily this gallant lad, who was only twenty-two when he won the Victoria Cross, died of wounds six months later.
You will learn on a later page that he received the Victoria Cross for this fine deed.
No less than three men have since been recommended for the Victoria Cross for separate acts of heroism in this fight.The Matabele Campaign|R. S. S. Baden-Powell
British Dictionary definitions for Victoria Cross
the highest decoration for gallantry in the face of the enemy awarded to the British and Commonwealth armed forces: instituted in 1856 by Queen Victoria
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