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Brave war horse honoured with animal 'Victoria Cross'

Horse & Hound - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross has been awarded to a “life-saving” horse who served in the Korean War. Sergeant Reckless was posthumously recognised for her bravery and devotion with the PDSA Dickin Medal on the 63rd anniversary of the ...

Portsmouth Victoria Cross hero John Leak stone unveiled

BBC News - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
A commemorative stone has been unveiled in memory of a World War One hero. John Leak, from Portsmouth, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his part in capturing an enemy stronghold in the Battle of Pozieres in 1916. The unveiling of the paving stone at ...
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Tipton Victoria Cross winner honoured with memorial stone

BBC News - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
A World War One soldier has been honoured 100 years after he "demonstrated immense bravery". Cpl Joseph Davis is the only Victoria Cross (VC) winner to be born in Tipton in the Black Country, the local Royal British Legion branch said. Wounded himself ...

Lord Ashcroft buys 'unique' Victoria Cross from 1875 colonial campaign - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Dix Noonan Webb, who last July sold the SOE George Cross group awarded to Violette Szabo for an auction record £260,000 (Lord Ashcroft was the buyer), offered another extraordinary Second World War GC estimated at £120,000-150,000 on July 22.

Service will remember Victoria Cross hero killed at the Battle of the Somme

Oxford Mail - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
A FORMER Oxford student who died in the Battle of the Somme during the First World War received the Victoria Cross posthumously for bravery.

Call for the bravery of Swansea Victoria Cross winner's friend to also be remembered

South Wales Evening Post - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
A SWANSEA man is calling for the bravery of his grandfather to be recognised alongside the city's sole Victoria Cross winner.

War horse who braved brutal grounds in Korea gets the animal Victoria Cross - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
War horse who braved brutal grounds in Korea gets the animal Victoria Cross. ONE of the great unsung battlefield warriors finally got recognition today with the awarding of the animal Victoria Cross. By Stuart Winter. PUBLISHED: 14:01, Wed, Jul 27 ...

Let's not forget 'Two Guns Harry'

Courier Mail - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Every day, as the advertisements say, Harry puts his headaches to rest with a Bex powder and a good lie-down. Elsie always tells the kids to be quiet when Harry's tired, which is pretty much all the time since he came home from France with the Victoria ...

The hero behind the name

Courier Mail - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
YMCA Brisbane chief executive Alan Bray said it was a “great pleasure” to be part of an occasion where the organisation honour a person “whose acts of heroism earned him the Victoria Cross”. “Henry Dalziel was many things to many people. A son, a ...

Victoria Cross Stone Unveiled in Burton

AboutMyArea - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
A commemorative paving stone was unveiled in Burton, Neston this week, in memory of locally born resident Major William Congreve. Major Congreve had been awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War. Victoria Cross stone unveiled in Burton.

Mayor of Harrogate pays tribute to Freedom Parade success

Harrogate Advertiser - ‎15 hours ago‎
At the meeting, Coun Brown said: “Can I thank all those that were able to support the Yorkshire regiment in undertaking the Freedom Parade through Harrogate on July 5 to honour the Second Lieutenant Donald Bell who was awarded the Victoria Cross for ...

Paving stone tributes for First World War double VC hero Noel Chavasse

The Oxford Times - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The events are part of a nationwide Government programme designed to honour First World War Victoria Cross recipients on the 100th anniversary of the action for which the VC was awarded.

Refugee art: a way to face up to ugly truths – and possibly change minds

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
In 2009 Ali - who has been collected by the likes of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Guggenheim - moved to Australia permanently on a distinguished talent visa.

Five of the best: waterside restaurants in London

Financial Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Technically, vegetables are the star of the show at Bruno Loubet's Grain Store near King's Cross - and the flavourful menu is certainly a good reason to visit.

Moment daredevil biker tries to cross flooded bridge in India but ends up being swept away

Daily Mail - ‎11 hours ago‎
This is the heart-stopping moment a daredevil biker's attempt to cross a flooded bridge in India ended with him being swept into the waters.

Hero Harrow fighter pilot to be commemorated for VC award

Harrow Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
For his efforts, he became the first person to be awarded a Victoria Cross - Britain's highest military honour - in action.
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New Bristol Bullet revealed: famous British car-maker returns with £250000 speedster - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The Gentleman's Relish of the automotive world, Bristol Cars, has launched its first new car in 10 years, and only the 18th it's ever built.

Coles shelves left bare after warehouse workers go on strike - leaving frustrated shoppers unable to buy fruit or ...

Daily Mail - ‎20 hours ago‎
Polar Fresh warehouse workers - who store and supply cold and fresh goods for Coles stores across Victoria and Tasmania - are demanding an increase in pay.

Wartime author launches book about Lincolnshire's 'finest' squadron

Lincolnshire Echo - ‎17 hours ago‎
Mr Ward said "106 squadron was commanded by wing commander Guy Gibson, who led the team and won a Victoria Cross. "He trained the squadron from a good squadron to probably the best squadron in bomber command at the time.

Why Summer Black Is Back - ‎16 hours ago‎
Black in summer is for post-Albert Queen Victoria and desert-dwelling Bedouin tribes. Black in summer is for the disciples of Iron Maiden and ... "The criss-cross textured dress and swimsuit are super versatile." Key word: versatile. Because the best ...