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OTD: The Victoria Cross is established

On the 29th of January 1856 Queen Victoria issued the royal warrant that established the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award of the British honours system.  Prior to the 1850s, there was no official standardised system for recognition of … Continue reading

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Frederick Hitch VC.

Frederick Hitch (27/11/1856 – 06/01/1913) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Rorke’s Drift during the Anglo-Zulu War on 22–23 January 1879. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 2 May 1879, Issue: 24717, Page: 3178 reads: … Continue reading

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