How many VCs have the Royal Marines won?

How many VCs have the Royal Marines won?

The Royal Marines have received 10 Victoria Crosses, the Royal Naval Reserve and Volunteer Reserve being awarded 22 VCs.

Who has won the most VCs?

Charles Upham received both VCs for actions during the Second World War. The Victoria Cross has been awarded 1,358 times to 1,355 individual recipients. The largest number of recipients for one campaign is the First World War, for which 628 medals were awarded to 627 recipients.

Who is the most decorated Royal Marine?

Matthew Croucher, GC, VR (born 14 December 1983) is a member of the Royal Marines Reserve and a recipient of the George Cross, the highest British and Commonwealth medal for gallantry not in the face of the enemy, for his extreme valour in risking his life to safeguard the lives of his comrades.

Has anyone won two Victoria Crosses?

Take a bow, Charles Hazlitt Upham. The World War Two hero was, and remains, the only combatant to receive two Victoria Crosses. (The only other two people to have been awarded twice were medics rather than soldiers.)

How many VCs have been awarded to the parachute regiment?

Since then, there have been just 1,358 awards of the Victoria Cross, including three bars for second awards. Of the eight VCs to soldiers of The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces, six were posthumous.

Who has been awarded the Military Cross?

Military Cross (MC)

Name Date of birth Awards
Appleyard, John Geoffrey “Geoff” 20-12-1916
Arbuthnott, Robert Keith, 15th Viscount 21-08-1897 more
Archibald, Francis James Moffat 00-00-1915
Ardagh, Patrick Augustine 30-08-1891 more

Do officers salute VC winners?

It is not statutory for “all ranks to salute a bearer of the Victoria Cross”: There is no official requirement that appears in the official warrant of the VC, nor in Queen’s Regulations and Orders, but tradition dictates that this occurs and, consequently, senior officers will salute a private awarded a VC or GC.

Who has been awarded the VC twice?

He was the most recent of only three people to receive the VC twice, the only one to receive two VCs during the Second World War and the only combat soldier to receive the award twice….Charles Upham.

Charles Hazlitt Upham
Awards Victoria Cross & Bar Mentioned in Despatches New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal Order of Honour (Greece)

Who has been awarded the George Cross?

Individual awards

Name Rank (or Role) Award
George John Adamson Inspector EGM
Thomas Edward Alder Lance Sergeant EGM
Thomas Hopper Alderson Detachment Leader GC
Yousef Hussein Ali Bey Kaid EGM

What medal is CGC?

The Conspicuous Gallantry Cross
The Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC) is a second level military decoration of the British Armed Forces….

Conspicuous Gallantry Cross
Total awarded posthumously 3
CGC ribbon bar
Order of Wear
Next (higher) Victoria Cross

Has anyone refused a Victoria Cross?

THE Queen who gave her name to the Victoria Cross refused to grant the bravery award to a British soldier because she felt he had been “immoral” towards enemies he killed. The story of why Private Patrick McGuire was denied the honour has re-emerged after more than 160 years as his other medals come up for auction.

Which British regiment has the most VCs?

The Royal Artillery
The Royal Artillery is the corps that has won the highest number of Victoria Crosses since its institution. This unit has won the Victoria Cross 51 times, the Royal Engineers have won the Victoria Cross 41 times and the Royal Army Medical Corps which won the Victoria Cross 27 times.

How many Marines have been awarded the Victoria Cross (VC)?

To date (March 2015) there have been 10 Royal Marines who have been awarded the VC (Victoria Cross). They are as follows: During the Crimean War, at the Battle of Inkerman, a party of Marines under Sergeant Richards and Corporal Prettyjohns was sent to clear some caves of the enemy.

Who was awarded the VC for most conspicuous gallantry?

– “The London Gazette,” No. 30122, dated 8th June, 1917 Capt Bamford was awarded the VC for most conspicuous gallantry. He landed on the mole from Vindictive with numbers 5, 7 and 8 platoons of the marine storming force, in the face of great difficulties.

How many Victoria Crosses have been awarded in WW1?

The most naval Victoria Crosses awarded in a single conflict were for the First World War, followed by the Second World War and then the Crimean War. There have been a total of 117 recipients of the Victoria Cross who served with the Royal Navy.

What did Coporal Prettyjohns do to win the Victoria Cross?

Coporal Prettyjohns seized the leader of the Russian Patrol and captured him with a West Country wrestling throw, while his men threw stones which he had ordered them to collect, at the Russians. When the Victoria Cross was instituted, the marines chose Prettyjohns for one. It was the Corp’s first Victoria Cross.