::Military Cross


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Albert Jacka's Military Cross and bar. Gazetted in 1916, the Cross displays the royal cypher of George V.

The Military Cross (MC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Armed Forces; and formerly also 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 any rank in Our Armed Forces".<ref>The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 56693. p. 11146. 17 October 2002.</ref> In 1979, the Queen approved a proposal that a number of awards, including the Military Cross, could be awarded posthumously.<ref>P E Abbott and J M A Tamplin; British Gallantry Awards, 1981, Nimrod Dix and Co, ISBN 0-902633-74-0, p. xx.</ref>

Military Cross sections
Intro  History   Notable awards    See also    Notes    Bibliography    External links   

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