A museum in the Scottish Highlands has mounted a display of sixteen original Victoria Cross medals. -Editor
A north museum has unveiled a special exhibition of 16 original Victoria Crosses awarded to Highlanders, Seaforths and Camerons down the
Military delegates and direct descendants gathered yesterday as the prestigious medals were gathered and put on display in the Highlanders' Museum at Fort
The VC is the highest award given to members of the British Armed Forces.
Major Maurice Gibson, chairman of the Highlanders Museum and Donald Cameron, Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire, addressed the gathered audience in the
Grand Magazine of the military barracks, speaking of the "conspicuous bravery" shown by all 16 recipients of the major honour.
Previously only replicas of the famed medals have been showcased, but now following a £2.9 million revamp of the museum, which was completed in 2013,
stronger security has allowed for the genuine item to now go on display.
Lord Lieutenant Cameron said: "It is amazing that there are people who are descendants of those who were awarded the Victoria crosses here, I think it makes
it much more poignant and I am just amazed by the bravery of these people.
To read the complete article, see:
Bravery and valour of Highland soldiers celebrated as 16 Victoria Crosses put on display at Fort George
Wayne Homren, Editor
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization
promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org.
To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor
at this address: email@example.com
To subscribe go to: https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum
Copyright © 1998 - 2012 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.
NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS webmaster