An article in the Independent notes that 17 of the 23 living recipients of the Victoria Cross and George Cross medals will attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
Seven Victoria Cross and 10 George Cross medal recipients will be at the Queen's funeral service on Monday, including one from New Zealand and four from Australia.
Here is a list of them, and their achievements:
– Warrant Officer Class 1 Kim Hughes GC
In 2009, Staff Sergeant Hughes was working in Afghanistan when several comrades were injured or killed by explosive devices.
He set about clearing a path to the injured, providing constant reassurance that help was on its way, and also calmly carried out manual neutralisation of three explosive devices – the single most outstanding act of explosive ordnance disposal ever recorded in Afghanistan.
See the full article online to learn about all the recipients and their bravery. I included Staff Sergeant Kim Hughes holding his George Cross above.
The photo below is magnificent. Can you imagine the collective value of the medals worn in their visit with the Queen? Look for them in the crowd at the funeral ceremony.
To read the complete article, see:
Queen's funeral guest list includes Victoria and George Cross recipients
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