United Kingdom: Victoria Cross

Ribbon: Crimson (bears a miniature of the cross when ribbons alone are worn since 1916). Naval awards had a blue ribbon until 1918.

Instituted: 29 January 1856.

Awarded: For gallantry in the face of the enemy.

Post-nominal letters: VC

Army 1856-1918
All awards since 1918
Obverse Reverse
Navy 1856-1918 Sorry - no picture of obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
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