military cross

Just Out of Sight
By A.W.C. Eldridge
The Military Cross (MC) is the third-level (second-level pre-1993) military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Armed Forces, and formerly awarded to officers of other Commonwealth countries.

The MC is granted in recognition of "an act or acts of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy on land" to all members of the British Armed Forces of any rank.[5] In 1979, the Queen approved a proposal that a number of awards, including the Military Cross, could be recommended posthumously.
  1. RSR Ross, Desmond Cecil

    SURNAME Ross FORENAME Desmond Cecil UNIT RSR RANK T/Captain NUMBER 148704 AWARD Military Cross PLACE Adriatic 1944-45 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  2. RSR Phillips, Maxwell Louis

    SURNAME Phillips FORENAME Maxwell Louis UNIT RSR RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 114036 AWARD Military Cross PLACE Adriatic 1944-45 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Parent Unit Union Defence Force (South African) born 21.05.1920, Aliwal North Hospital, South Africa father James William...
  3. RSR Hoey, Herbert Vincent

    SURNAME Hoey FORENAME Herbert Vincent UNIT RSR (i/c M.G.Section) RANK Lieutenant (T/Captain) NUMBER 241742 V AWARD Military Cross and bar PLACE Greece 1944 and Adriatic 1944-45 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit South African Forces IMAGES:
  4. LRDG Easonsmith, John Richard

    SURNAME Easonsmith FORENAME John Richard UNIT LRDG Y Patrol,R1 Patrol RANK Second Lieutenant + Captain and A/Major NUMBER 140546 AWARD Distinguished Service Order,Military Cross PLACE North Africa 1941 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour IMAGES:
  5. PPA Yunnie, Robert Park (Bob)

    SURNAME Yunnie FORENAME Robert Park (Bob) UNIT PPA B Patrol RANK Captain NUMBER 201206 AWARD Military Cross PLACE Italy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Black Watch born 24.4.1909 Inverness resided 70 Stanley Street,Aberdeen enlisted 19.9.1939 Bristol insurance...
  6. PPA Peniakoff, Vladimir (Popski)

    SURNAME Peniakoff FORENAME Vladimir (Popski) UNIT PPA HQ (CO) RANK Major NUMBER 159661 AWARD D.S.O.,M.C.,Croix de Guerre(Belgium) PLACE Italy 1944 (DSO) North Africa 1942 (MC) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit General List (formerly 2 Bn Libyan Arab Force and LRDG) born...
  7. PPA Caneri, Jean Max Charles (Jan)

    SURNAME Caneri FORENAME Jean Max Charles (Jan) UNIT PPA HQ RANK Major NUMBER 191277 AWARD Military Cross PLACE Italy 1944/45 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit General List born 27.7.1915 Egypt resided Damascus,Syria lawyer in civilian life served early in war with French...
  8. PPA Campbell, John Davis

    SURNAME Campbell FORENAME John Davis UNIT PPA S Patrol (CO) RANK Captain NUMBER 203424 AWARD Military Cross and bar PLACE Italy 1944 and 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders born 11.11.1921 Monasterevan,Co.Kildare resided...
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