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National Army Museum
  • 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Medals

Victoria Cross group awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert 'H' Jones, 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, 1982

Victoria Cross group awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert 'H' Jones, 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, 1982
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The Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross is one of the highest awards a British soldier can receive. It has achieved almost mythical status, each award being accompanied by an inspiring tale of gallantry and daring.

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Gold 20 years' good conduct medal, 13th Regiment of Foot, c1825

Regimental medals

Before campaign medals, gallantry decorations and good conduct awards were introduced in the 19th century, many regiments rewarded outstanding service with their own ‘unofficial’ medals.

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Crimean War Victoria Cross recovered from the River Thames foreshore in 2015

The mystery of the Thames VC

A Victoria Cross found on the shores of the River Thames in 2015 is the subject of an ongoing mystery. Now, research has narrowed down the list of possible owners to two heroic soldiers of the Crimean War.

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The Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross is one of the highest awards a British soldier can receive. It requires an act of extreme bravery in the presence of the enemy, and has achieved almost mythical status, with each award accompanied by an inspiring tale of gallantry and daring.

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Captain John Grant Malcolmson VC, 3rd Bombay Light Cavalry, c1860

Malcolmson VC: Hero of the Persian War

A remarkable collection of objects, including a rare Victoria Cross, tells the heroic story of Lieutenant John Grant Malcolmson, who served during the Persian War (1856-57).

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