- Note for Web*: George Cross Medal The George Cross is the premier award given for non-operational gallantry or gallantry not in the presence of an enemy. This is awarded for acts of the greatest heroism or of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme danger.
The George Cross is equal in stature in the UK honours system to the Victoria Cross, the highest military gallantry award. This has always been the case since the introduction of the award in 1940.
It may be awarded to all ranks of the services and civilians and can be awarded posthumously.
The MOD Medal Office does not issue this award. Replacement awards are available from the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood..1
- [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/medals-campaigns-descriptions-and-eligibility#world-war-2-medals [Sept 2021].
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