A British medal awarded to military personnel for acts of extreme bravery in the presence of an enemy.
a British military decoration for gallantry
The highest British military decoration that can be awarded. It was established in 1856 and is given for conspicuous bravery in battle.
highest award for bravery for British soldiers
The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest recognition for valour "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces of any rank in any service, and civilians under military command.
The Victoria Cross (Post-nominal letters "V.C.") is the highest award for valour that can be awarded to members of the Canadian armed forces of any rank in any service, and allies serving under or with Canadian military command. Based on the British version of the Victoria Cross, it is only awarded for extraordinary valour and devotion to duty while facing a hostile force. Since its creation in 1993, no one has received this award.