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Victoria Cross

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noun

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
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Victoria Cross

noun

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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