On Duty Throughout

| April 15, 2020

Carved into the Lessons from History On 14 April 2020 the Daily Express presented the suggestion, made by Mr. Terence McIlroy, that in recognition of the bravery of the British National Health Service (NHS), during the Covid-19 pandemic, that the organization could be presented with the honorific award of the George Medal. Although the article […]

Not in the face of the enemy

| December 23, 2018

George Cross Recipient: John Rennie On 24 September 1940 the George Cross was instituted by King George VI for acts of the greatest heroism or of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme danger* not in the presence of the enemy. It is the second highest award for gallantry and follows the Victoria Cross […]

Recognizing Bravery

| September 10, 2015

The Ordinary with the Extraordinary All nations have their awards and many of these symbols of valour (valor), honour (honor), bravery, and courage are well known. They take on many names such as the Victoria Cross, the Légion d’Honneur, Croix de Guerre, Ritterkreuz (Iron Cross), and the Medal of Honor. In earlier times, gallantry was […]